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Luxury: Catering to the Super-Wealthy

The rich “are different from you and me,” wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald. Yes, but just how different? And what do they want to buy? Meet the new Ultra High Net Worth Individual

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Just who are the Very Rich Consumers?

They are famous yet elusive, jet-setters though low-profile. And thus far, a mystery…
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Infosys at the Crossroads

Can the IT giant re-invent itself to regain market share, sales, and investor confidence?
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Can Europe Regain Its Once-Competitive Edge?

The continent has educated talent, a huge population, and massive wealth. It also has rigid labour laws, crushing tax systems and a bias against risk-taking.

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Good News Can Explain Why Today’s Market is Not A Bubble in the Making

Despite high unemployment and low growth, U.S. and European stock markets have increased by more than 20 percent during the last 12 months, while European bank stocks have increased by 35 percent. So is the stock market simply a casino unrelated to the “real” economy? Not really.

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The Road to Economic Recovery: Clearing Skies, Bumps Ahead

The outlook for the world economy is gradually brightening. But it is going to be an uneven recovery, with some countries emerging from recession faster than others and many still needing to address major structural weaknesses. A report from the OECD.

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What Lies Ahead for the Eurozone?

The Eurozone may be ringed with the dark clouds of pessimism, but there are some rays of hope shining through.
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From Frontier to Emerging: What’s an Upgrade Worth?

Regulators and investors in the rich Gulf states of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) and Qatar are celebrating the recent Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) upgrade of their countries from frontier to emerging market status. But how important are these rating revisions, and what do they really mean for the countries involved?

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Preventing a Run on the Bank

A healthy balance sheet can’t keep a bank safe from massive customer withdrawals; preventing panic is the real challenge.

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Risky Business: How Admiral Captured the U.K. Car Insurance Market

Twenty years ago, Henry Engelhardt (MBA ‘88J) turned car insurance on its ear by taking on maverick customers and aggregating the product. Today he owns the U.K. market

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Emerging London

London has the talent and the tradition to remain a world financial centre in tomorrow’s expanding business world...can its infrastructure and city planning rise to the challenge?

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Businessmen are Impatient with Widening Gap Between Europe & the World

New INSEAD-Booz & Company Survey for State of the EU Conference points up Shifting Mood

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Building Skyscrapers in the Sand

Despite a minor real estate set-back a few years ago, Dubai is back – building structures most people only dream about. But how long can this last?

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Cities of the Future

L. Van Wassenhove, C. Howells

Globalisation has meant urbanisation, and by 2050, 70 percent of the world’s population will be living in cities. What should we do to survive and thrive in this brave new world?
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Taking India Inc. Global

The biggest stumbling block to global expansion for Indian companies is the country’s own image. Now what?