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Rethink business models for India, experts counsel

Rethinking business models with a focus on smaller margins but bigger scale is essential for businesses keen to work in India and help cater to the burgeoning demand for English and skills training, experts and stakeholders recommended at a British Council-organised English Partnerships Forum last week on English Skills for Employability.

Vietnam: agency sector overhaul underway

After the Vietnamese government passed sweeping regulations to clean up the education agency industry at the beginning of 2013, the first cohort of agents has undergone the certification course necessary to continue operating. But one education agency has told The PIE News that the nearly US$25,000 required escrow account is exorbitant in a Vietnamese context.