Insurance industry takes on more competent agents

The growing middle class and increasing public awareness of insurance have led to a rising demand for various insurance products.  Correspondingly, the need for insurance agents is on the rise. This has created a demand for more qualified agents, as an agent should not be limited to marketing and sales, but also educating clients on how insurance plays its role in providing the right solutions for clients’ protection and future financial needs. Looking at this phenomenon, the Indonesian In … [Read more...]

Setting World Records

Rare stamps fetched high prices at an auction as they established new world  records. ZurichA Asia, one of the leading stamp auction houses in the region, held the auction house on September 29, 2013 featuring rare stamps, philatelic treasures and works of art in Hong Kong. The top-selling lot was a horizontal pair imperforate-between variety of 1885 Small Dragon 1 candarin which realized HK$920,000 (US$119,171). Establishing a new world auction record, the pair boasts the brightest color … [Read more...]

Sotheby’s finest & rarest wines achieve high prices

  Sotheby’s two wine auctions achieved a combined total of HK$35.2 million / US$4.5 million, exceeding the combined pre-sale estimate (HK$26 million / US$3.4 million). The top lots for each sale were Romanée-Conti 1989 (1 methuselah - 6 liters) which sold for HK$875,000 / US$112,179 (Est. HK$500,000 - 800,000 / US$65,000 – 100,000), and Hermitage La Chapelle, Paul Jaboulet Aîné 1961 (6 bottles) which fetched HK$735,000 / US$94,231 (Est. HK$280,000 – 380,000 / 35,000 – 50,000) respe … [Read more...]

Menjadi Writerpreneur

Menulis adalah aktivitas yang makin mahal. Diktum tersebut agaknya tak berlebihan. Betapa tidak, kini makin banyak penulis yang mampu mendulang keuntungan dari kreativitas dan inovasinya. Mereka pun mampu menciptakan pasar tersendiri. Bagaimana caranya? Kita bisa belajar dari Aulia Rachmat Sungkar. Ia menyebut dirinya sebagai writerpreneur. Aulia dulu seorang akuntan. Bekerja sebagai akuntan ternyata tak membuat dirinya nyaman. Saya tak kuat duduk berlama-lama dalam satu meja dari pagi sampai … [Read more...]

Emirates Takes Home 2013 ‘World’s Best Airline’ Award

Cementing its place as one of the world's leading international airlines, Emirates has been awarded the highly coveted 'World's Best Airline' award, presented by Skytrax at the 2013 World Airline Awards. In addition to winning 'World's Best Airline', Emirates scooped up a further two awards including 'Best Middle East Airline' and for a record ninth year in a row, 'World's Best Inflight Entertainment'. The awards were collected on June 19, 2013 by Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline at th … [Read more...]

Perkuat Branding dengan KISS

Semua produk harus dibranding dengan baik. Tidak terkecuali apakah target konsumennya menengah ke atas, atau bahkan menengah ke bawah. Konsep ditegaskan Aulia Rachmat Sungkar, Writerpreneur, ketika menjadi pembicara pada Kupas Bisnis bertema Advertising & Branding - Turn Them Into Business, akhir Mei lalu di Spazio 2nd floor. Copywriter asal Jakarta itu mengatakan, dalam konteks branding, sebuah tulisan bisa sangat mendukung sebuah produk yang akan ditawarkan kepada … [Read more...]

TNT Express Appoints the First Local Leader

Tomy Sofhian has been named managing director of TNT Express Indonesia, replacing Ivan Siew who left the company for a new position in TNT Hong Kong. Tomy’s appointment indeed marks a history, as he is the first Indonesian to lead TNT Express Indonesia ever since the company started to establish its presence in the archipelago 34 years ago. Tomy has joined TNT Indonesia for more than 11 years, with the last two years leading the Sales & Marketing department. “It has been immense to … [Read more...]

TNT Express & Carrefour Hold A Tree-Planting Program

Today TNT Express Indonesia, in collaboration with PT Trans Retail Indonesia (Carrefour) and in conjunction with the World Environment Day, planted its first fruit tree to symbolize the commencement of a 500 tree-planting partnership program to be conducted at 12 primary schools in the Greater Jakarta area. The first tree of orange was planted at one of the Carrefour Beneficiaries Schools, Madrasah Ibtidaiyah At-Taqwa Cikarang, at a ceremony this morning, which was graced and witnessed … [Read more...]

Asia’s New Rich

As Asia emerges as the world’s largest wealth region, the one question foremost on the minds of all private bankers should be this: what does a typical Asian client look like? By Shayne Nelson, Global Head of High Value Client Coverage and CEO of Standard Chartered Private Bank Asia’s high net-worth individuals (HNWIs) – those with USD 1 million or more investable assets – are in general younger than their western counterparts. According to Capgemini and Merrill Lynch, 41 percent … [Read more...]

Investors’ Best Friend

Not only do they last forever, diamonds also yield a remarkable pricing zeal proven to be recession-proof. It is present at your life’s biggest moments – engagement and wedding – and still probably wrapped around your ring finger for all these years. No matter how big or small they are, diamonds are a form of investment that not many are aware of. Some may have heard the term “Blood Diamond” – starred by Leonardo Dicaprio in a film back in 2000s – but then again when one is asked about the … [Read more...]