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Temasek digs into a big bite of Standard Chartered | Banking Insight

The Singapore Government’s International investment fund, which bought into some Chinese banks and Citi and Stan Chart during the crisis is having serious rethink of its investment in Emerging market … Continue reading

October 3, 2012

Bank Results Season: You won’t catch them speaking Emerging Markets again! (StanChart H1 2012)

HSBC’s fastest groing markets mandate and StanChart’s Emerging Markets prince characterisation remains but even for Stanchart, growing markets have changed since they pressed forward in 2009 thinking of their home … Continue reading

August 1, 2012

US Economy (The week ahead): June 24, 2012 – June 30, 2012 — H1 ends on the lowest notes

With the GDP numbers coming in on Thursday for a Q2 which was anyway expected to get worse, car sales incl uding imports are not bringing in any white hope … Continue reading

June 23, 2012

Why Nations Fail? – The new bestseller | Book insight

Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and … Continue reading

March 23, 2012

China in Brazil:: Moving Beyond Resources :: Increasing FDI to $27 bln

China’s own FDI has been increasing exponentially since 2006. In 2007 itself, much at aa time when Euro and Dollar were the only active currencies with a global acceptance, China, … Continue reading

December 4, 2011 · 3 Comments

China Bank completes Standard Bank Argentina purchase | Advantage Dealbook

Even as FDI reforms are welcomed in India and pace of investment (FII exits)shifts radically out of India and Brazil, growing economies in Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia outward FDI  by … Continue reading

August 8, 2011 · 1 Comment

The retail lifestyle champions: Coke reports super normal profits

The American pioneering spirit refuses to be cowed down by national boundaries and inflation worries. Coke for example, one of our permanent mainstays at Advantage zyaada clocked another couple of … Continue reading

February 9, 2011 · 1 Comment

Q3 Round up – Tech Deals stay down | Advantage zyaada

Image by J€RRY via Flickr For paucity of time, just quoting NYT, but we already said it here before the quarter was over. It is more likely to be Financial … Continue reading

October 3, 2010 · 13 Comments

Walgreens buys Duane Reade | Advantage Lifestyle

Walgreens upped its brand investments with a $1.8 billion sales value Duane Reade falling into its lap for a cheap $1.08 billion Walgreen Co. is buying Duane Reade Holdings Inc., … Continue reading

February 18, 2010

Will the French dominate post crisis?

The French BNP and the Barclays’ have definitely come out on top post-crisis and given parochial attitudes in both nations, their governments are likely to plan making heavy weather on … Continue reading

September 30, 2009