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Ambassador Blog: Stephen King

This blog has been written by two of our student ambassadors at the Strathclyde Business School – Sarunas Savulionis and Estera Nowak   Recent events demonstrate a slowdown in Globalization. On the 28th of January at Strathclyde Business School a presentation delivered by Stephen King discussed the possible reasons driving the change and what may…

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A Collaboration between Scotland and the Philippines

Justine Domingo & Mikael Attal GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh with The University of the Philippines   The Philippines is one of the few megadiverse countries in the world. It was also the top Nickel exporter until 2016. Mine closures have occurred regularly since then, ordered by a government willing to address rising environmental concerns. Nickel…

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Japan Season of Culture 2019-2020

The Asia Scotland Institute is delighted to announce that our upcoming Japan seminar programme is now an official event of the Japan Season of Culture 2019-2020. We are organising three sessions as well as a panel debate focused on Japan-UK relations in a post-Brexit environment. Please find below the options to sign up for each session: Professor…

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Food for Thought: changing diets in Asia are providing opportunities for investors

Hugh Young, Managing Director of Aberdeen Asia | Aberdeen Standard Investments | 22 January 2019 We are all aware, to some extent, of the importance of food in Asian cultures. In fact, many westerners’ first contact with the Chinese, Indian, Thai, Vietnamese and Korean cultures will likely be via the cuisines of those countries. Food…

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Chinese New Year Concert – Year of the Pig

We are delighted to announce that the Rainbow Melodies Troupe of musicians from Tianjin University of Finance and Economics will be performing a range of musical pieces based on traditional Chinese folk music to celebrate the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Pig at the Royal Botanic Gardens on the 20th of February. The…

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China Shows Early signs of ESG Progress

Aberdeen Standard Investments – 15/01/2019 Regulatory change and gradual improvements in disclosures and engagement provide grounds for investor optimism. China has some of the world’s most polluted cities, including its capital. So it seems ironic that the Asian Corporate Governance Association hand-picked Beijing as destination of choice for its recent annual conference on environmental, social…

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