Tag Archives: Chris Devonshire-Ellis

India Wages and Currency Beckon Manufacturers from China

India is beginning to look increasingly attractive as a destination for foreign investors as concerns over a lack of reform direction in China, coupled with increasing labor costs and a strengthening RMB position are placing some China based businesses under financial pressures.
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China-India-ASEAN Hot Markets Watch – Live Webinar Download

Mar. 29 – The U.S. Department of Commerce has just run a highly acclaimed series of events in the United States, titled the “Hot Markets Watch.” Included were two keynote presentations given by Chris Devonshire-Ellis, principal of Dezan Shira & Associates, concerning changing China trends, in addition to discussions about the development of India and the role of emerging ASEAN. These live presentations were attended by several hundred CEOs through various presentations. These two presentations have subsequently been combined and were re-broadcast live as a webinar yesterday from the new Dezan Shira & Associates liaison office in Charlotte, North Carolina. … Continue reading

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Selling to China & India’s Middle Class – It’s a Vietnam Manufacturing Play

How to target China and India’s emerging middle class consumers through a manufacturing base in Vietnam. The reason for this manufacturing suggestion is because Vietnam is a member of ASEAN, which has free trade agreements with both China and India. Continue reading

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Dragon & Tiger: Wealth Creation in China, GDP Growth in India

The French Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong held a seminar this morning entitled “India – Past Performances and Present Challenges” at which Chris Devonshire-Ellis, principal of Dezan Shira & Associates, and Ross O’Brien, of the Economist Corporate Network, both presented. Continue reading

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Why I Threw Away My Mobile Phone

Op/Ed Commentary: Chris Devonshire-Ellis Feb. 1 – I don’t have a mobile phone. For many years I did, and religiously bought the latest designs – always the top end of the brands on offer: the Sony Ericsson and all the iPhones up until the iPhone 4. Then I stopped. It wasn’t planned, but yet again I had lost or had stolen a relatively expensive device – being the first to own the latest often comes with a US$1,000 price tag. I had my iPhone pickpocketed in Hong Kong about 10 months ago, and bought an iPhone 4 as a replacement. … Continue reading

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Greater Opportunities in India than China

Interview with Dezan Shira & Associates’ Principal and Founder Chris Devonshire-Ellis on the trends and opportunities in China, India, and emerging Asia. Continue reading

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China Service: Good, and Getting Better

Only the ignorant, or the cheap would argue that service in China is poor. It can be, but not in places where service is paramount. Excellence in hotels and dining, it appears, has sprung up across China on a national basis. Continue reading

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