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Tired of Halal Chicken? Try the Eyeshadow

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D.  |  Operations Management

Sales of makeup aimed at the Muslim market are growing fast. The trend “carries a certain stigma with the average American.”

Tired of Halal Chicken? Try the Eyeshadow

Bob Cohen, MBA  | 

Cosmetics makers are stepping up production of halal makeup, a fast-growing market worth $27 billion globally. But not every company wants the public to know.

A Would-Be Wi-Fi Paradise

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Sri Lanka is working with Google to provide Wi-Fi service country-wide. As part of the system, Google is launching Wi-Fi equipment that is attached to balloons that can provide service to remote locations. Providing Wi-Fi will help more residents get online, but the next challenge is providing sufficient capacity of high-speed internet connections to and from the island nation.

U.S. Carmakers Take Different Roads In Russia

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Two competitors, two different strategies in Russia.

On the Java Sea, a New Shenzhen is Born

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

As labor costs rise in China, Indonesia tries to attract manufacturers.

One Hot List You Don't Want to Be On

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A U.S. government report names names in the business of fakes.

Japan Feels the Heat On Bribery

James Richardson, Ph.D.  |  Business Strategy

Under pressure from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Japan has begun to enforce its laws against bribery and corruption overseas.

Datsun's Second Life Isn't So Good, After All

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Resurrected in emerging markets, Datsun's cars are viewed as too cheap.

Welcome to Thailand, Land of Coups

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Governmental instability in Thailand is dampening foreign investment and economic growth.

Lenovo Takes on Apple and Samsung

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D.  |  Operations Management

Servers, smartphones, and tablets have helped boost Lenovo’s stock price 53 percent in the past six months. After the IBM acquisition, Lenovo will be the third-largest server brand, up from number six, with a 14 percent market share.

Indonesia Wants to Play in the Big Leagues

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

By tightening restrictions on the export of ore, Indonesia is hoping to incentivize multinational mining companies to do more domestic smelting and value-added processing of ore.

Asia's Bitter Harvest

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D.  |  Org Behavior & HR

The market for palm oil is expanding, but human rights abuses are rampant in this industry.

Asia's Bitter Harvest

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Chances are pretty good that you'll consume some palm oil today and that you wouldn't want to work under the conditions in which it was produced.

Nissan Brings Datsun Back to the Future

Douglas L. Wilson, MBA  |  Marketing

It worked before, and Nissan is betting it will work again. Nissan is dusting off its Datsun brand and will sell cars starting at less than $6,650 in Indonesia, Russia, and South Africa.

Battered in China, Japan Inc. Seeks Refuge

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Japanese auto companies are finding Thailand more friendly than China.

Unilever: Taking on the World, One Stall at a Time

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

By emphasizing market share and having brands across many price points, Unilever is expanding in emerging markets.

China’s Smartphone Market Welcomes Dumbphones

Douglas L. Wilson, MBA  |  Marketing

China is now the world’s largest smartphone market and home to Lenovo, the world’s biggest PC vendor. In 2013, Lenovo is working to get every phone sale possible. Look out Apple?

Indonesians Still Love Their BlackBerrys

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The BlackBerry operating system still has more than a third of the market in Indonesia.

A False Brigade

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D.  |  Finance

Can the emerging economies save Europe?

Harnessing the Heat of Indonesia's Volcanoes

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

With the Indonesian government providing generous subsidies, international companies are flocking to develop geothermal power from the country's volcanoes.

In Thailand, Ugly Politics is Testing Investors' Resolve

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

While overall investment is down, longtime investors are shrugging off the political turmoil in Thailand because the country has traditionally treated foreign companies well.

Procter & Gamble Needs to Shave More Indians

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA  |  Business Fundamentals

Procter & Gamble's new CEO plans to increase revenue by expanding sales of existing products rather than through acquisitions.

Innovator: Spin Doctor

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneur Mahawili has built a lightweight wind turbine that may generate two to three times more electricity than similar models.

Global Inflation Starts with Chinese Workers

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Rising wages in China will contribute to inflationary pressure on goods worldwide.

Drop Russia, Add Indonesia: The Debate Is On

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Detractors say that Russia is not keeping up with others in the BRIC, while Indonesia deserves to be considered a fast-rising economic power.

Behold!

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA  |  Business Fundamentals

The stock market in Peru went from 23 to 23,000 in 16 years. Surprised? Your next money-making opportunity is in the last place you

Behold!

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The stock market in Peru went from 23 to 23,000 in 16 years. Surprised? Your next money-making opportunity is in the last place you

Behold!

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D.  |  Finance

The stock market in Peru went from 23 to 23,000 in 16 years. Surprised? Your next money-making opportunity is in the last place you

The Economics of Alternative Energy

James J. Stewart, DSc  |  Operations Management

Electricity generated from fossil fuels is starting to lose its price edge over some renewable energy sources. When will it be time for energy producers and consumers to jump on board?

India's Bitter Choice: Water for Steel or Food?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

There is competition in India for water, required both by local farmers and by foreign developers of steel mills.

Indonesia: Unfinished Highway to Growth

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Farmers are stalling the government's efforts at much-needed infrastructure projects.

Endless Oil

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D.  |  Finance

Is the global oil supply endless?

Should Developing Nations Clamp Down on Hot Money?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Capital controls may be making a comeback as countries try to control inflationary bubbles.

The Surprising Strength of Southeast Asia

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Despite continuing concerns about corruption, red tape, and political instability, it's suffering far less than other parts of the world.

Philip Morris Unbound

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Philip Morris is pushing hard to expand sales in countries with few restrictions on tobacco products, and foreign antismoking activists are learning from their American counterparts.

Enough Shock Treatment?

Robert A. Clark, MBA, Ph.D.  |  Finance

Is $2.6 trillion enough to lift the global economy?

The Coming Commodity Clash

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

As industrial growth and infrastructure development continue to be strong in India and China, these countries' demand for basic commodities grows.


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