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November 22, 2013
There’s a saying in business that goes something like: “Not all business is good business.”And the same is true for e-commerce. While e-commerce is now the largest driving force in the global economy, it comes with warning signs.Asia might have the most e-commerce “ready” markets in the world – China, Japan, South Korea and Singapore all rank in the top 10 biggest market opportunities– but scratch the surface and securing a foothold in these markets is not easy.
October 4, 2013
When you consider that China today exports 11.1% of world trade, or that Indonesia’s e-commerce trade grew 71% in 2013alone, it’s easy to see why Asia’s growth is increasingly felt worldwide. Yet trade expansion does not happen without smart policy. And that’s really the story behind why FedEx is supporting this week’s APEC CEO Summit in Bali, Indonesia.
September 17, 2013
On a recent trip abroad, I saw beautiful furniture pieces that stood out for the precision of their construction. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that they were made in Cebu, Philippines. Cebu is a region full of skilled craftsmen whose works are now being appreciated in houses worldwide.
September 13, 2013
When we think about “business leadership”, the first words that often spring to mind are “vision” or “innovation”.Seldom do the words “ethics” or “ethical” automatically top the list. But they must.Just as the world is changing, so too is our notion of leadership. And it’s exactly the characteristics that we most value in human beings – respect, responsibility, integrity or compassion – that must become intrinsically connected with leadership.
August 23, 2013
Forget Gen Y or Gen Z. There’s now only Generation Global.This week, 54 of Asia’s best and brightest students landed in Hong Kong for the 7th FedEx Express Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge here in Asia. Yet while these students, from nine different countries across Asia, might be far from home, what stands out for me is that the concept of “home” is not what it used to be.
November 11, 2011
This weekend, I am joining several colleagues at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in Honolulu, Hawaii. Each year, business and government leaders from across the region come together to discuss policies, opportunities and developments that impact the region’s economies and international trade. FedEx has long been a supporter of the organization and this year we are especially proud that Michael L.
October 3, 2011
Take a look at what FedEx Express EVP and Chief Op Officer Mike Ducker had to say about the first-hand hand benefits of free trade. NOTE: Originally published on The Hill on September 14, 2011.As Washington approaches job creation with singular focus this week, they’d do well to begin by passing three stalled trade agreements that are at the heart of U.S. economic growth and employment.
October 3, 2011
When people think of expanding their business, the “go to” place is China and its market of 1.3 billion people. People are now clamoring to China in the hopes of jumping on the perceived gravy train. According to the Ministry of Commerce, foreign direct investment in China grew 26.04% year-on-year to reach USD 38.8 billion in the first four months of this year.