Asia is the world’s workshop and it has also emerged as the engine of growth in global trade, eclipsing Europe. Asia is now the centre of global expansion, driving trade growth in developed economies and in other emerging markets. Intra-regional trade in Asia is expected to surpass that of Europe by 2016.
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WISTA and PwC’s survey into gender diversity and equality in the Swiss commodities industry has crucially identified a gender gap in perception when it comes to equality in the workplace – a stark indicator that gender diversity needs to be moved higher on the corporate agenda.
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