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March 1, 2007

A new breed of entrepreneur is starting to emerge. Equally preoccupied by the social impact of a business as by its profit and loss account, social entrepreneurs are making their mark. Jane Simms is hot on their trail

Jane Simms is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

Management philosopher Charles Handy claims that "Generosity is fashionable again" in his book The New Philanthropists. He makes the point that across the world the wealthy are giving away their money and time in unprecedented amounts to address major social problems.

March 1, 2007

Entrepreneurs are everywhere and spreading their unique gospel in all four corners of the globe. Marc Smith looks at what defines a true entrepreneur and examines what some of Europe’s newest and most well-known family entrepreneurs are up to

Marc Smith is deputy editor of Families in Business.

March 1, 2007

The rise of emerging economies in Eastern Europe has caught the eye of many an entrepreneur in recent times. Guy Clapperton assesses the current business environment for entrepreneurs across the continent, with particular reference to the East/West divide

The rise of emerging economies in Eastern Europe has caught the eye of many an entrepreneur in recent times. Guy Clapperton assesses the current business environment for entrepreneurs across the continent, with particular reference to the East/West divide.

Guy Clapperton is a freelance journalist based in the UK

March 1, 2007

Innovation and entrepreneurialism have been the hallmarks of successful family businesses for centuries. But, given today’s global marketplace, just how important are these factors to a successful company? Andrea Chipman investigates

Andrea Chipman is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

January 1, 2007

Families in Business speaks with Khalid Kanoo, founding member of the new Bahrain Family Business Association, about the current issues facing family businesses in Bahrain and why he would like to see more of these businesses going public in the future

Families in Business speaks with Khalid Kanoo, founding member of the new Bahrain Family Business Association, about the current issues facing family businesses in Bahrain and why he would like to see more of these businesses going public in the future

Families in Business (FIB): Why did you decide to form the Bahrain Family Business Association (BFBA)?

January 1, 2007

After four years of economic expansion, the oil-rich states of the Gulf should continue their record run into the next decade. With a hospitable environment for business families and major investment opportunities, make a leap, says Andrea Chipman

Andrea Chipman is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

After four years of economic expansion, the oil-rich states of the Gulf should continue their record run into the next decade. With a hospitable environment for business families and major investment opportunities, make a leap, says Andrea Chipman

Buoyed by continued strong crude oil prices, Gulf Cooperation Council states have seen average growth rates of more than 6% a year since 2002, compared with average annual growth of 3.7% over the 1990s, according to a recent World Bank report.
 

January 1, 2007

As an international financial centre, Singapore offers financial institutions a conducive, pro-business environment, cost-competitiveness and a highly-skilled and cosmopolitan labour force. Furthermore, it has long been recognised as one of the best cities for business with a strategic geographical location, at the heart of the rapidly-developing Asian market. So, it seems that doing business in, or with, Singapore is a no-brainer – yet we here very little about the country in comparison with other Asian powerhouses. Families in Business spoke with Erina Han of the Monetary Authority of Singapore to find out what’s on offer in Singapore for family businesses

As an international financial centre, Singapore offers financial institutions a conducive, pro-business environment, cost-competitiveness and a highly-skilled and cosmopolitan labour force. Furthermore, it has long been recognised as one of the best cities for business with a strategic geographical location, at the heart of the rapidly-developing Asian market. So, it seems that doing business in, or with, Singapore is a no-brainer – yet we here very little about the country in comparison with other Asian powerhouses.

January 1, 2007

Despite the political and social problems in the Middle East, Dubai appears to have carved itself an untroubled niche, where foreign investors and residents are able to live and do business with the rest of the world in peace and security. David Nicholson reports

David Nicholson is a freelance journalist based in London.

Despite the political and social problems in the Middle East, Dubai appears to have carved itself an untroubled niche, where foreign investors and residents are able to live and do business with the rest of the world in peace and security. David Nicholson reports

Property developers and businesspeople in general have been amazed at the rapid growth of Shanghai over the past few years, as giant office and residential buildings have risen from the ground.

January 1, 2007

When India’s Tata Steel bid for the Anglo-Dutch corporation Corus, business magazines trumpeted the arrival of the Indian multinational corporation. A rival bid may yet cause the deal to unravel, but Kamal Mehta explains why the offer is a sign that Indian business has come of age

Kamal Mehta is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

When India's Tata Steel (pictured) bid for the Anglo-Dutch corporation Corus, business magazines trumpeted the arrival of the Indian multinational corporation. A rival bid may yet cause the deal to unravel, but Kamal Mehta explains why the offer is a sign that Indian business has come of age

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