Celebrity Licensing 

Ivanka Trump officially shuts down her namesake clothing line

Ivanka Trump has decided to shut down her down her namesake clothing brand after deciding to pursue a career in public policy administration instead of returning to her company. “When we first started this brand, no one could have predicted the success that we would achieve. After 17 months in Washington, I do not know when or if I will ever return to the business, but I do know that my focus for the foreseeable future will be the work I am doing here in Washington, so making this decision…

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Corporate Brand Know-How 

FREAKY FRIDAY – Trump Organisation and realty deals: An unfinished story in India

Remember Lord Voldemort from the Harry Potter? A masked death-eater, who was using the body of ‘Professor Quirrell’ and ‘Tom Riddle’ to destroy Harry and his friends. He-who-cannot-be-named! Unfortunately, this is exactly the scenario of real estate licensing in Indian market. Real estate in India is a notoriously corrupt industry, regulated by a hulking government bureaucracy that runs on graft. The World Bank Group’s most recent “Doing Business” report ranked India 181st out of 190 countries in terms of the difficulty of obtaining construction permits—an improvement over the previous year,…

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