MERAR Meets Make in India

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MERAR Meets Make in India

In a speech two years ago the Indian politician Rahul Gandhi compared India with a beehive, a land buzzing of opportunities and potential that altogether form a huge economic power. Just coming back from his business trip to India, MERAR’s CEO Petko Karamotchev corroborates India’s enchanting energy and business spirit and adds that ...

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Shifting Economic Climate in the Middle East: The Rising Attractiveness of the Non-Oil Sector

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Shifting Economic Climate in the Middle East: The Rising Attractiveness of the Non-Oil Sector

Petrol prices are going down affecting the Energy sector worldwide. The potential impact of the market downturn is a hot topic in the MENA region, where the Oil & Gas segment constitutes a significant portion of its GDP. Rather than a growth threat, the oil price drop is however often seen as a stimulus for enhancement ...

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How do Virtual Data Rooms Comply with the ISO/IEC 27000 Information Systems Management Standard?

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How do Virtual Data Rooms Comply with the ISO/IEC 27000 Information Systems Management Standard?
Corporate information, being a key company asset, is exposed to high risks caused by the intensity of business operations, competition and multilateral communications. This makes data security a critical concern for corporations and creates the need of comprehensive information security management to deal with planning, optimizing, controlling and protecting corporate information contents and flows. As ...

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EC Proposed Directive on the Protection of Business Secrets

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EC Proposed Directive on the Protection of Business Secrets

To provide a harmonized legal framework that will help protect businesses from unauthorized use of trade secrets in the EU, in January 2014, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a new Directive on the Protection of Business Secrets. The EC acknowledges the potential of data room solutions to help meet the requirements in the ...

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Key Trends Affecting Investment in Africa

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Key Trends Affecting Investment in Africa

Thanks to our partners at Sokoni Group, we are pleased to make available for free download the expert analysis “Africa Market Outlooks – 5 Trends to watch in 2013".

The report provides an overview of the recent economic and political developments that directly affect the investment climate in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, and Cameroon. It contains ...

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Beginner’s Guide to Writing a Business Plan and Impressing Investors (Part 2)

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Beginner’s Guide to Writing a Business Plan and Impressing Investors (Part 2)

Starting your own business is never easy. The hardest thing is to come up with a completely new idea and find a market for it. As a follow-up to our business plan writing guidelines from last week, here are a few more steps we recommend you to take before starting the actual work on your ...

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A Big Thank You for the 3000 Facebook Fans!

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A Big Thank You for the 3000 Facebook Fans!

We have reached 3000 supporters on Facebook which is a big step for Merar. Your support is greatly appreciated and we wouldn’t be here right now, if it weren’t for you guys.

You have helped the expansion of our website, through the social media and have presented us with a number of opportunities ...

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Beginner’s Guide to Writing a Business Plan and Impressing Investors (Part 1)

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Beginner’s Guide to Writing a Business Plan and Impressing Investors (Part 1)

Starting your own business is never easy. The hardest thing is to come up with a completely new idea and find a market for it. There are other instances of course, where an entrepreneur can take up an already existing idea and make it different or take it one step further. Either way, a business ...

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Africa, A New Beginning?

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Africa, A New Beginning?

“The benefits of investing in Africa are beginning to outweigh the risks. At a time when growth is stalling in America, Europe and Japan, and some of the major emerging markets are slowing down, Africa presents compelling, yet selective, sector investment opportunities.” 

In the past, Africa has been seen as a continent with no financial ...

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What to Consider when Doing Business in China? Major Chinese Cultural Values and Business Practices

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What to Consider when Doing Business in China? Major Chinese Cultural Values and Business Practices

China’s enormous consumer base, expanding economy and FDI-friendly policies are luring foreign businesses into plethora of promising opportunities. The success of an investment or alliance, however, often depends on the observation of some unwritten rules. Find out which are the soft aspects companies are to bear in mind before setting foot on China according ...

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