After 16 years of effort and negotiation for securing a membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO) on December 11, 2001, industry leaders in China were perhaps more worried than relieved. A few years later, those industries have not yet been extremely successful, but have done quite well. Today, China is looking forward to buy more products from overseas.
The new year is less than a month away. That means predictions, educated guesses, punditry on what is to come for the next 12 months regarding the food and beverage industry, and all other industries for that matter. Here's what Industry Leaders points out as some of the “to watch” food and beverage trends for 2012:
The European Union came to deal Thursday night; hopefully one that will prevent a European and a global financial meltdown. This deal offers temporary respite for the currency and the European economy, but how long will this respite last? Once again, we take the time to answer a few of the big questions surrounding the Eurozone Crisis and what this new deal means for industry leaders and the global economy.
As the Eurozone crisis rages on, an industry that's been affected by it, although it hasn't been in the news, is the shipbuilding industry. Primarily centered in Asia, the shipbuilding industry is seeing changes in competition and in revenue sources as it continues to deal with the turmoil a continent away.
The Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, is brand new legislation in the U.S Congress. Although the bill expands the ability of U.S. law enforcement and copyright holders to fight online trafficking in copyrighted intellectual property and counterfeit goods, which seems admirable enough, SOPA has caused a lot of controversy in its possible unintended consequences regarding content sharing and self-policing.
As John F. Kennedy once said, “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other”. Any leader who thinks he knows it all and has seen it all and is through learning is going to lose his effectiveness and strength. For a leader to be a strength to his people through time, it is important to be open to learning, improving and growing. Enhancing your existing leadership skills is essential to stay with the times, and ahead of others.
Due to weak economic growth projections in the United States, slumping manufacturing activity in China, and continuing instability in Europe, oil prices dropped yesterday …
The 12-member supercommittee, as it is called, has clearly failed to end their talks as expected. While the Democrats suggested an increase in tax for the wealthy, the Republicans were apprehensive about the Medicare programs and the inherent expenditure which is on the rise year after year. It has been a disappointing climax to a series of talks that has considered every possible alternative and yet has left things to an uncertain future in terms of tax cutting and government spending.
Hotels in Europe are doing well in spite of the ongoing Eurozone Crisis, according to the latest numbers from the European hospitality industry. Although the Eurozone Crisis has made it hard for the expansion of hotels in Europe, the hotels in Europe that currently exist are meeting the numbers they had at this time in 2010.
The UAE aviation industry already works with the some of the biggest aerospace companies, and its current airport is currently seeing increases in both aviation and logistics traffic. In July, a record 4.7 million people travelled through the airport, marking an almost 10 percent rise over July 2010.
The first curbside recycling program started in France in 1884, the first entirely synthetic plastic created in 1907. However, plastics recycling does have its hiccups. Not all plastics are recyclable like clear water bottles. Plastics such as flower pots and detergent bottles aren't recyclable at all. So, what's companies and countries doing about this gap, and what are they doing to do their part in plastics recycling?
If charismatic leadership traits have to be narrowed down to a single defining characteristic, likeability tops the list. Those who know a little something about leadership already will know that you don’t necessarily have to win people’s votes in order to be able to lead them. Some of the most famous leaders in history have acquired that status through the use of brute force and sheer will. However, charismatic leaders do not force others to follow them or ask them to do so or even request loyalty: they earn it and they inspire it because they are just so darn likeable! Charismatic leaders are nice, fun, caring, passionate and empathetic people. A likeable leader is always going to be a great leader because the followers will choose to be a part of the team and will do so with gladness.
MF Global, a now-bankrupt brokerage firm has roots that go back more than two centuries to a London trading firm. Unlike other brokerage firms, MF Global is not in the business which revolves around buying and selling of stocks or into selling of European bonds. MF Global has been in the market for a long time and it primarily focused on assisting investors on placing bets on where stocks or bonds or commodity prices are headed by selling so-called futures contracts.
With a growing global consciousness of environmentalism and carbon footprints, comes the growth and opening of various green industries that haven't previously had a chance. One of those budding green markets is that of hybrid vehicle manufacturing, with production to blossom worldwide with many different countries and companies.
In an exciting new move, world-famous chef and restaurateur Master Chef Daniel Boulud has announced plans to open a new café, in collaboration with the grand Four Seasons Hotel Toronto. The café, to be named after the master chef, will be launched next year, with the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto. Café Boulud will be inaugurated along with a street-level bar joint.
NASA launched an Earth-watching satellite on 28th October 2011, a year after its planned launch. The primary purpose of the satellite is to monitor …
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Solar industry jobs may be on the rise, but stiff global competition and the closing of manufacturers shows that the solar energy industry isn’t …
The latest economic policy news to be doing the rounds is American President Barack Obama’s new housing plan. The previous housing plan is being overhauled to allow homeowners the opportunity of maximizing results from the current state of the economy. The decision to tweak the plan stems from the understanding that interest rates are at an all-time low and homeowners should be allowed to make the most of the same and improve their financial conditions and renew their mortgages.