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Posts:Asia Pacific

Can Women Be Too Successful To Find A Mate?

by Barri Rafferty | October 1, 2013

The greatest obstacle for women reaching top positions seems to have a cultural basis and apply differently depending on where you live in the world. In a recent trip to the Summer Davos World Economic Forum conference in Dalian, I heard a presentation in which the Director of Women’s Studies at the Institute of China, […]

“Summer Davos:” The Next Connected Billion and 7 other Insights

by Barri Rafferty & Georg Schmitt | September 17, 2013

As Asia’s foremost global business conference, the 7th “Summer Davos” of the World Economic Forum in Dalian offered valuable insights into China’s way forward, the new leadership’s economic policies and a sneak preview of trends that will have an impact on our business and our clients.

The Universal Truths: Visiting Ketchum’s China Offices

by Barri Rafferty | September 11, 2013

I will admit for someone who often travels I was a bit nervous preparing for my visit to China. However, after being on the ground in Beijing for 3 days and now heading to Dalian for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions, I can honestly say there was no need to […]


by Kitty Parkes | April 18, 2013

2012年第四季度,平均每周就有一场房地产展会在香港举办。这些展览向中国买家销售其高端、奢华的期房,满足香港及中国大陆对海外房地产市场日益增长的需求。仲量联行数据显示,2010年11月到2011年4月期间,伦敦超过一半的新推出期房都售予了东南亚人,其中,香港买家占24%,新加坡买家为12%,中国大陆买家达到10%。 香港的五星级酒店里,每周就有一次售楼宣传活动,气派的楼房模型,满场的地产经纪人,和千篇一律的高收益率宣传语,早已令投资者与媒体疲惫不堪。那么,企业或楼盘该如何从中脱颖而出呢?

Building an Effective Property Campaign

by Kitty Parkes | April 18, 2013

There was on average one property exhibition a week in Hong Kong during Q4 2012. These roadshows are selling their high-end, luxury developments off-plan to Chinese buyers, attempting to satiate Hong Kong and mainland China’s growing appetite for overseas real estate. According to Jones Lang LaSalle, South East Asian buyers account for more than half […]

Bullet Train: Social and Digital Adoption in China

by Rob Flaherty | March 18, 2013

Everywhere you look in China you see a paradox. Gleaming glass skyscrapers that are stunning examples of cutting-edge design are still being built with hand-lashed bamboo scaffolding climbing 40 stories high. Most aspects of culture and society evolve slowly or simply remain the same: respect for elders, the system of government, a culture of honor […]