The business environment is composed of many different and international players with varying business cultures. To allow for better negotiations and business dealings, here is a short guide on the business culture in select countries in Europe and Asia.
Bearish bets on most emerging Asian currencies increased in the last two weeks, with short positions in the Singapore dollar at a six-year high, as the Federal Reserve moved closer to raising interest rates, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday.
Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L) will establish a new headquarters for Asia in Singapore to make quicker decisions for the region, a move that follows a recent rocky ride in China due to a damaging bribery scandal.
China's growth engine looks to have ended last year on a flat note as its massive factory sector sputtered in December, though ebbing price pressures also offered scope for more policy stimulus from Beijing and across much of Asia.