Articles & Contributions from Members & Partners

The Scotsman opportunities are plain to see, for peats sake

At the seminal Paris UN Conference on Climate Change held in December the world literally came together and agreed to save our planet from the effects of environmental degradation – to save life on earth as we know it. Read the full article ( »   

Managing the dragons – predictions for 2016

The Year of the Monkey got off to a rocky start in China, demonstrating once again just how much events in China now impact the rest of the world. In 2016’s first day of trading, shares on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (“SSE”) plunged 7 percent, triggering circuit breakers that cut short the day’s trading session.…

Beware changing times on the Russian front

Roddy Gow, OBE, writes, “The role of Russia and its leader Vladimir Putin has gone through significant changes over the past six months. From the pariah who annexed Crimea to obstructionist in the Middle East…“ Read the full article (PDF) ›   

The Wojtek Memorial Story

There is a new addition to Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh. Unveiled on 7th November 2015 a memorial to Polish soldiers and Wojtek “the Polish Soldier Bear” now takes its place on the upper terrace in the west of the gardens just opposite Castle Street. It has quickly become a photo shoot location and meeting…

Colin Mayer

Professor Colin Mayer“So the underlying question is: is it possible for China to get the best of both worlds [Western and Asian] in terms of reform going forward? And for the most part, I am going to answer: ‘Yes, I think it is’” – Professor Colin MayerColin Mayer, world-renowned expert in corporate governance, delivered a…

Doing business in India

The Scottish Enterprise hosted “Doing business in India” seminar took place at the Jute Museum, Verdant Works in Dundee on Friday the 13th November 2015. You can view a short version of the presentation, “India – A World of Opportunities”, given by Uzair Syed.   

Peter Budd joins our International Advisory Council

Asia Scotland Institute is pleased to welcome Peter Budd as a member of our International Advisory Council. Peter Budd is Leader of Arup’s aviation business globally, a Director of Ove Arup & Partners Ltd and Chairman of Arup Scotland. Peter has extensive experience of working in the Asia Pacific region having been involved in infrastructure…

City of Edinburgh celebrated Diwali

Diwali, the festival of lights, will be celebrated in Edinburgh on Saturday 21st November from 1pm at the Ross Theatre, Princess Street Gardens. More information can be found on the facebook page.