December 5, 2013

The next time one of your employees admires your business suit, it’s OK to wonder if she’s sucking up.

More than one in five U.S. employees admit to complimenting managers to get on their good side -- even if the flattery is a bunch of hooey.

Just be glad you aren’t a supervisor in India: Almost half of workers there (46%) say they sweet-talk their bosses even if they don’t mean it.

December 4, 2013

Tupperware Brands has announced the appointment of two new group presidents, as well as the transition of Christian E. Skroeder to EVP.

In his new role, Skroeder will report to chairman and CEO Rick Goings and will oversee targeted markets for performance improvement.

July 25, 2013

The California Association of Realtors (CAR) has released its 2013 Investor Survey, which highlights the prominent role of investors in steering California's housing recovery over the past four years, many of which (27%) were foreign investors from countries like China, India and Mexico.

"Low mortgage rates, attractive home prices, and low yields on alternative assets have fueled demand for investment properties, particularly where distressed homes have dominated sales," according to the company.

January 22, 2013

A Monday report by Bloomberg said that IKEA has received the go-ahead from the Indian government to open outlets in the country, making it perhaps the first major foreign retailer to set up its own stores in the region.

July 5, 2012

USG Corp. has announced it will invest $60 million in a strategic partnership with the Zawawi Group of Oman to meet the growing demand for its wallboard products in the Middle East and India. The money will be invested over two years, with the majority in 2012.

August 22, 2011

Milwaukee-based A. O. Smith Corp. has named Ajita Rajendra president and chief operating officer, effective Sept 1.

Rajendra will be responsible for A. O. Smith’s water heater operations in North America, China, Europe and India, as well as the company’s water purification business in China. The $1.5 billion business has 17 manufacturing plants around the world and employs approximately 10,000 people.

January 18, 2011

Germany-based Stihl Group has opened a new facility in Chakan, Pune, India, according to the Business Standard.

According to the article, the new facility will include a warehouse, administrative block, a training center, engine testing and a service facility.

October 7, 2008

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August 10, 2008

The move would nearly double the combined manufacturing capacity of three ICI manufacturing facilities currently...

May 11, 2008

An FBI investigation of the Gambino crime family has allegedly uncovered phony bar codes...

January 14, 2008

Wal-Mart Brazil president and CEO Vicente Trius has been promoted to executive vp, president and...

November 5, 2007

A report in India’s Economic Times newspaper says Lowe’s is taking steps to enter India....

September 10, 2007

Kingfisher hopes to tap the estimated $20.3 billion home improvement market in Russia. HCN spoke...