Posts Tagged: insight international

Peak SMS moments during the Olympics

Sysbase have completed an interesting analysis of SMS traffic during the Olympics games.

The infographic is here – any surprises?

Looking East – 15 years on for Hong Kong

Is all happy in Hong Kong?

Hong Kong’s biggest protest for nearly a decade packed the former British colony’s streets Sunday in a defiant reception for its new leader and a show of popular anger after 15 years of Chinese rule.

Read more on Looking East – 15 years on for Hong Kong…

Looking East – Consumer Confidence

The Towers

As the Grand Prix passes through Malaysia, let’s look at Consumer Confidence.

After the economy shrunk by 1.7% in 2009, GDP growth bounced back in 2010 at 7.2%. Read more on Looking East – Consumer Confidence…

Looking East – Vietnam

10 years ago these were all bicycles.As news reaches us that Panasonic is cutting jobs in Newport to switch production to Vietnam we thought it would be useful to remind us all of how Vietnam is transforming into a truly amazing business destination.

Currently growing at an annual rate in excess of 7% it is one of the fastest growing economies in the World, with PWC predicting it to be the fastest growing emerging economy by 2025, with GDP of 70% of the UK. Read more on Looking East – Vietnam…

Heard the one about the Ram and the Deer on Valentine’s Day?

Star-crossed lovers Changmao the ram and Chunzi the deer will be “married” during a Valentine’s Day wedding ceremony at a zoo in Yunnan, China.

Theirs was a forbidden love. Unnatural, some said.

Read more on Heard the one about the Ram and the Deer on Valentine’s Day?…

Looking East – Shanghai

Ever wanted to travel over 40mph in an Elevator?

That’s what you can do in 2014 in Shanghai!

The fastest elevators in The World have been unveiled by Mitsubishi for the Shanghai Tower. By contrast, at the World’s current tallest skyscraper, Burj Kahlifa’s elevators only reach 26mph.

Read more on Looking East – Shanghai…

Looking East – Jakarta

Jakarta is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. With a population of approximately 10 million people it is the 13th largest city in The World. Indonesia itself is the fourth most populous country in the World. Jakarta is a dynamic and burgeoning city but sadly The Magnum Café has now closed down!

Yes, that’s right, the Magnum Café, a pop-up café that opened in February 2011 closed its doors in January 2012, having served 320,000 customers. Read more on Looking East – Jakarta…