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Business Strategy Key Concepts

Key Concepts

Key Concepts provide you with definitions of buzzwords appearing in the media to ensure that you are up to speed with the current finance conversation. Produced in snapshot, glossary form, Key Concepts direct you to additional material to increase your knowledge and satisfy your interest.

  • China
    China, the most populous country in the world with 1.336 billion people (source: CIA World Factbook, July 2011 est.), has weathered the global economic downturn relatively well. The country’s rapidly growing, vast domestic market has helped to offset the impact on exports from slumping overseas markets. The Chinese government has stimulated domestic demand with loose fiscal and monetary policies. These measures enabled China’s gross domestic...
  • IPO
    IPO is the abbreviated form of initial public offering. This is the process by which large private companies or unlisted public companies want to raise their profile and capital by issuing shares to the public for the first time. This is done by listing the shares on a stock exchange of their choice such as the New York Stock Exchange, the London Stock Exchange, or others.An IPO is a complicated and expensive process that requires professional...
  • Joint Ventures
    A joint venture refers to a company or organization set up by other companies or organizations for a continuing economic activity or a specific project. The parties to the joint venture will consider and then agree on the nature of the activity carried on by the joint venture and any geographical limitations to that activity.The parties, including the newly formed joint venture company, will usually enter into a joint venture agreement, which...

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