Category Archives: Country in focus

Insight into a specific economy

CIVETS and the transformational agenda

Mature markets are struggling and emerging and developing markets are becoming increasingly attractive to companies and investors looking for growth. Put this in perspective. Despite a 25% depreciation in sterling since 2007, only 4% of UK Exports go to the … Continue reading

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Dabawallas keep supply chains simple

On Monday near Church Street, Mumbai I met one of my supply chain heroes. He is a member of a team that has been invited to Prince Charles wedding; lauded by Bill Clinton; followed by Sir Richard Branson and accorded … Continue reading

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Don’t forget the corner stores when you plan an International Event

So, what do you think of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi? It depends where you are in the world – better said, the Commonwealth. In the UK the press coverage was all about the bio-degradable running tracks and the poor … Continue reading

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Pakistan: After the floods and the rubble is cleared away

The worst floods in Pakistan’s history have affected at least 14 million people. Some 1,500 people have been killed to date; 1.4 million acres of crop land has been flooded; 10,000 cows killed; roads and power supply networks have been … Continue reading

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Iraq: from shock and awe to business as usual?

These past few days have seen the withdrawal of US combat battalions in Iraq ahead of schedule. This is hardly what President Bush meant when he proclaimed “Mission accomplished” from an aircraft carrier back in 2004 but, it draws a … Continue reading

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Transforming logistics in Russia

As indicated in the Post on the Logistics Performance Index (2010) on this T L Blog; between leading performers from the Developed world – such as Singapore and Germany – and, the poorest performers in Developing markets there is a … Continue reading

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Winning the Lottery. Oil and Ghana’s transformation

This week in the UK, news of a £90 million Lottery win launched a media frenzy and a barrage of questions about what the winners would do with the cash – keep the day job or, go shopping? In 2007, Tullow Oil … Continue reading

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Port cities and the sustainability challenge

Tonight, Christine Loh – founder and CEO of Hong Kong based Policy Research Group Civic Exchange – gave the annual Peter Thompson lecture at the University of Hull Logistics Institute. The theme was Port cities and, the sustainability challenge.  Using a Global … Continue reading

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CII Logistics Summit, October 2009, Chennai

In a speech on the Skills Gap and Manpower training at the CII Logistics Summit 2009, Rob Bell spoke of the elephant in the room. He was referring to the tendency to ignore those who live and work in the … Continue reading

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Indian street food bites back …

For those of you who wince at the thought of street food anywhere – how about transforming your perception by eating your way along the buzzing streets … of India? Share this:

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