on Nov 18th, 2011
When even the compass could not provide any help, the world used to look at China as the last hope. Right now, the global economy is within a sea of uncertainty, and so is Beijing! China – once considered a safe bet to predict the future – now shows multifaceted approach that’s inclusive of opinions from various segments of the society.
Notwithstanding, one thing is sure: the new government in Italy, headed by professor Mario Monti, would be greatly welcomed in Beijing and certainly is an improvement over the previous government. The Berlusconi government was hardly accepted in China;...
on Nov 11th, 2011
The warm relationship between Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) and China has shown signs of distress lately, ushering in a new political scenario in South-East Asia, where China can play the dual role of friend and foe. Friend – as an economic necessity; foe – as a muscular neighbour.
In Myanmar, we could easily sniff out a change in the attitude toward the regime, a subtle change though it was. A small window of tolerance for dissent is visible from the dark days of dictatorship. The formally civil government, through its President Thein Sein, promised a large amnesty. Although only few...
on Nov 8th, 2011
The important role of Private Equity
In a more and more globalised world, Mergers and Acquisitions are an essential mechanism of shareholder value enhancement, facilitating access to new markets, competencies and technologies as well as enabling organisations to leverage their existing core competencies.
In these respects, Private equity, through its expertise and networks, plays a significant role in providing shareholders and management with a number of interesting alternatives to enhance value. However, challenges to successful M&A are considerable. A proper strategy usually makes the...