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Cheap oil: here to stay?

Cheap oil: here to stay? Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, to extract hydrocarbon reserves trapped in shale rock formations created a riot in the energy industry a few years ago. Within a short span of time, shale oil companies… Continue Reading →

Politics and economy: US administration

An administration in limbo President Donald Trump’s shocking defence of white supremacists, following the tragic clashes at Charlottesville, has divided the Republican establishment as much as it has split the nation. This cannot augur well for America’s economic policy, specifically… Continue Reading →

Public taxation

Remove the veil On a certain date each year in October, just past the midnight hour, the Government of the Kingdom of Norway posts online the annual tax returns of all its citizens. The list contains every taxpayer’s total income… Continue Reading →

China’s assertiveness

Pointless Assertiveness China’s decision to discard previous notions of neutrality between India and Pakistan and align both foreign policy and strategic outlook with Islamabad seems inconsistent considering its desire to play on the global stage as an emerging super power…. Continue Reading →

Decline in Chinese tourists prompts more caution among luxury retailers; may drive increased sales of medium sized hotels

The latest Taiwan Tourism Bureau data show that visitor arrivals to Taiwan decreased by 5.7% y-o-y to 5.12 million in H1 2017, due mainly to a 40.1% y-o-y decline in Chinese visitor arrivals. Visitor arrivals from mainland China have declined… Continue Reading →

Market transformation: strategies for tapping Asia’s newest growth driver

This paper captures the discussion at IMA Asia’s Asia CEO Forum Overnight in Singapore, 17-18th May 2017. Key Takeaways Strategies in Asia have typically aligned with underlying drivers, such as rising incomes or export manufacturing. Today, several new forces are… Continue Reading →

TBLF session – June 2017

Labour law reform The new labour law is a minefield for employers. It has two core values: labour safety & healthcare (one rest day (fixed) in 7 calendar days, one rest day (floating) in 7 calendar days, limitation on working… Continue Reading →

Editorial: President Tsai Ing-wen after year one

http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3167096 May 20 is always a major date on Taiwan’s political calendar since it was chosen as the inauguration day for new presidents beginning with the first direct election in 1996. On each anniversary of a president’s inauguration, the public… Continue Reading →

TBLF Session – May 2017

Digital transformation Digital transformation is chiefly about disruption, by means of rapidly advancing technology, large scope of potential impact, massive economic impact, and economic impact that upends status quo. Some companies succeeded in disrupting existing markets: Uber, Facebook, Alibaba, Airbnb,… Continue Reading →

The Rough Cut – April 2017

Click here to get the PDF version of The Rough Cut April 2017. This issue compiled by Aurelia Autret – intern and student, ISUGA Program EMBA Business School. A tough political environment: President Tsai Ing-Wen faces a challenging political environment… Continue Reading →

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