In our new Special Report, Trademarks in South Korea: Branding the New Cultural Wave, South Korea’s rapidly-growing economy and IP-friendly legal environment highlight a wealth of opportunity for brand-owners looking to expand their presence and establish themselves. In the past 15 years alone, trademark filings in South Korea have increased by 171%, with analysts projecting continued growth for this market.
South Korea represented approximately 4.13 percent of all trademarks filed globally in 2011. Additionally, the companies registering the most trademarks in 2011 represent a cross-section of the economy, including industries such as cosmetics, telecommunications, food manufacturing and electronics.
How can multinational companies develop successful brand strategies in South Korea and avoid the pitfalls that minimize profitability, dilute brand value and erode competitive advantages? What’s at stake if they fail? To find out, read the full report.
Reuters was the first news organisation to track down Akio Nakagawa, one of the investment bankers Olympus used to hide the staggering financial market losses from Japan’s bubble years, in Hong Kong. Investigators looking into the fraud in the United States called to congratulate Reuters for pinpointing his whereabouts (He is believed to have left Hong Kong now). Reuters also obtained exclusive material from people who knew he masterminds of the alleged accounting fraud to put together the back story of how Olympus got itself into the mess in the first place – and how it may never find its way out.
Read more in the Reuters Special Report: Bubble Trouble
By Tim Lind, Global Head of Strategy and Business Development, Enterprise Content, Thomson Reuters
Back in November 2010 the US Treasury’s Office of Financial Research (OFR) called for the adoption of a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI). Less than a year later and now backed by a consortium of trade associations, the LEI initiative has facilitated a newly vigorous interest around the globe to bring an end to the counterparty data identification challenge.
Aiming to create an accurate and unambiguous identification standard for legal entities engaged in financial transactions, the LEI could bring an ultimate end to the legal entity identification hurdles. Well renowned for being one of the outstanding and more taxing reference data barriers the industry has encountered. The urgency around being able to asses counterparty data quality and risk while having a complete view of entities, is on the rise.
Acting like the U.S. Social Security number or U.K. National Insurance number, the LEI represents a critical opportunity to change the way in which the industry thinks about and tackles risk management.
The LEI would not only identify institutions but would also become the common key to link financial activity helping assess credit risk with an entity or related affiliates. By helping automate the exchange of information between financial institutions and regulators and eventually between market data vendors and their customers, it would also help (more…)
Passing Dodd Frank was the easy part – writing the regulations and implementing them within firms is proving far harder. In this Special Report on regulatory reform, a global team of journalists and experienced analysts look at where things stand with reform across the globe, what you might be overlooking, and what the practical impact on firms and their business might be.
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And, check out other whitepapers and special reports from Thomson Reuters Accelus.
Reuters Editors Jennifer Ablan and Matthew Goldstein say the U.S. economy could take years to correct itself. That’s why some economists are calling for a radical step: massive debt relief.
Reuters explores the secret plan to take Tripoli, which rebels and western backers spent months plotting. Read the exclusive “Special Report”.
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As a bonus, check out this infographic detailing the advance of the rebel troops and the fall of Tripoli:
The first 21 billion euros was “low-hanging fruit”, the finance minister says. But the next 12 billion is already raising tensions. After four years of crushing austerity measures, public patience in Ireland is wearing thin. Click here to view this special report.
Reuters released a Special Report that explores how mobile technology, combined with low-tech know how, has helped Libya’s rebels from the start. Take a look.
Soccer’s new goal is to kick the spending habit – Europe’s soccer season launches with new rules to encourage clubs not to overspend. But critics point to loopholes. Read the full special report.
Soccer's New Goal: Kick the Spending Habit
We recently posted about our special report on the offshore “CNH” Market.
Now, with the launch of FX swap CNH trading on Thomson Reuters Matching, CNH forwards trading has been made available via an interbank electronic marketplace for the first time. Two of the largest financial institutions from London and Hong Kong, both significant stakeholders in the offshore Yuan market, conducted their first CNH swap trades on Thomson Reuters Matching on the July 25 2011 launch day.
The addition of CNH forwards trading to Thomson Reuters Matching further expands the Company’s growing services to support the offshore Yuan market. It follows Hong Kong’s Treasury Market Association’s (TMA) recent appointment of Thomson Reuters to compile and publish Hong Kong’s first offshore Yuan spot fixing rate. Read the full press release.