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January 2011 9 Min Read

Beyond Facebook: Social Media for Professionals

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November 2010 5 Min Read

Interview – Louis Soudré

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October 2010 6 Min Read

Reducing Costs, Generating Revenue: The Value of a Bank Partnership

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September 2010 7 Min Read

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From West to East When the HSBC Board announced last year that we were moving the Group Chief Executive’s main office to Hong Kong, it prompted a number of reactions. Some asked if it was a first step towards moving HSBC’s headquarters away from London....

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April 2010 9 Min Read

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January 2010 2 Min Read

East European Focus: The Retail & Consumer Industry in Russia and CIS

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January 2010 4 Min Read

East European Focus: The Rewards of Russian Retail

The Rewards of Russian Retail by Andy Garbutt, Retail and Leisure Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (UK)  Walking down the main shopping streets and retail parks in the Russian Federation the Western European shopper can often feel more at home than expected, with a...

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January 2010 5 Min Read

East European Focus: Retailing in Russia – hit hard by the crisis, but a good time for foreign entrants

Retailing in Russia, hit hard by the crisis, but a good time for foreign entrants. by Martijn Peeters, Strategy Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers Russia The Russian retail market has been considered to be a retailer’s paradise. Russian consumers like to spend,...

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January 2010 7 Min Read

Executive Interview: Revolutionising Relationship Banking

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