Monthly Archives: June 2013

Curtis S. Chin explores Asia’s growing inequality

Jun 25, 2013

Writing in Phnom Penh Post, Curtis S. Chin explores the rise of inequality in Cambodia. Ahead of upcoming elections, Curtis suggests more introspection is needed on the impact of foreign investment and development programs, that have successfully grown both the economy and rates of inequity within the nation. He suggests, more than poverty, companies entering growth

Jim O’Neill: How India can tap it’s potential

Jun 25, 2013

Jim O’Niell, former head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, writes this week on his optimism for the Indian Economy. With Ten steps he outlines how India can help boost it’s productivity and raise economic efficiency. An interesting read. Link below:   A 10-Step Program for India’s Economy

Michael Acton Smith features on “Peter Jones meets…”

Jun 20, 2013

Businessman Michael Acton Smith was on the BBC TV programme ‘Peter Jones meets’ last Sunday. In this series Peter, star of ‘The Dragon’s Den’ meets some of the UK’s top entrepreneurs to discover how these business bosses made their millions and whether there is a blueprint for success. Michael started the web-based entertainment company Mind Candy from

Rory Stewart: “Iraq was Britain’s biggest ever blunder; we must learn the lesson of our failure”

Jun 18, 2013

In an interesting article in the Yorkshire Post, the politician, historian and adventurer, Rory Stewart reflects on the Iraq war; mistakes made and what can be learned looking forward to Syria. Opening his discussion saying “The starting point for any discussion of Iraq has to be an acknowledgment that it was a failure and a

Chartwell Media Podcasts are now live

Jun 14, 2013

We are please to announce that you can now access podcasts for some of our events via SoundCloud. So if you missed out on our Breakfast Discussion on “The German Election” with Sir Michael Arthur and Gisela Stuart. Or if you couldn’t make it to our Evening Discussion- With Harper Reed, Obama Campaign 2012 CTO,

Javier Blas reports: More balanced food commodity markets for 2013/14

Jun 13, 2013

Javier Blas & Emiko Terazono report on the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) Food Outlook for the first half of 2013. The outlook is good compared to last year, with the FAO saying: “Food commodity markets are set to be more balanced in 2013/14, in particular cereals. The global food import bill is forecast to reach USD 1.09 trillion in 2013, 13 percent

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