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Israel mulls tax cuts after US unveils reforms

Israel is contemplating further corporate tax cuts, despite already making several already, in order to remain competitive with the US. Erika Morphy reports.

From News

China leads world in patent applications

China led in patent applications in 2016, with 1.3 million, and accounted more than half of global industrial design filings. The country has also been given credit for improving its intellectual property regime, as Erika Morphy reports.

From News

Google investment boosts China's AI aspirations

Google's first Asian AI centre highlights China's increasing prominence in machine learning.

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Nestlé opens up to millennials in Rosslyn HQ

Having relocated to Rosslyn, Virginia, Nestlé’s new US headquarters have been carefully designed to attract and retain young talent, with open-plan spaces to encourage collaborative working and creative thinking. Erika Morphy reports.

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Will Foxconn’s blockchain initiative catch on?

Foxconn Technology Group’s finance arm partnered with Dianrong earlier in 2017 to launch a blockchain-based supply chain finance platform that effectively left banks on the sidelines. Erika Morphy reports on its impact.

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How will China deliver on One Belt, One Road initiative?

China’s One Belt, One Road initiative aims to build links across Asia to Europe, and many companies are excited by the partnership opportunities it will open up. But others wonder whether traditional physical trade routes will be so essential in a hi-tech future. Erika Morphy reports.

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Cities bid for blockchain supremacy

Everyone wants to be a blockchain leader – but what does it take and which cities can make good on it? Erika Morphy reports.

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From Companies

What multinationals should know about fraud

In a recent Deloitte survey, 30% of respondents admitted they had experienced fraud. When this involves a third party, the reason is often poor due diligence by companies, who shy away from the costs – both material and of time – of thorough investigation. Erika Morphy reports.

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East Asian instability and the North Korea question

North Korea’s nuclear arms testing has led to ramped-up sanctions against the country – but also unintended consequences in neighbouring China. It is a reminder to business and political leaders that risks are hard to assess but easy to spread, as Erika Morphy reports.

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China and IP ownership: a risk worth taking?

China's record for not recognising intellectual property ownership is a concern for many foreign companies doing business there. But staying away from such a vast market is not an option for an ambitious global player. Erika Morphy looks into ways of avoiding IP pitfalls when doing business in the country.

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