Monthly Archives: May 2014

Jobs moving around the world

A Los Angeles Times article (http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-returning-jobs-20140513-story.html#page=1) tracks the movement of jobs from the USA to China and back over a 13 year period, in a generator manufacturing business. The story is one which is being told more frequently, as the … Continue reading

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Accessing the Knowledge

A recent World Bank report ( http://tinyurl.com/lc4dol3 ) notes that, for all the hundreds of reports it produces every year, only a tiny proportion are actually read. It also notes that good research and reporting is fundamental to the ability … Continue reading

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Buyout Fever

There’s been a recent slew of big company acquisitions and exchanges; Beyer and Merck, and Novartis and a number of others including GSK and Eli Lily & Co. The undercurrent of ‘realignment’ and ‘refocussing on core areas’ is what we … Continue reading

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