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Feb 11, 2020

Brexit After Oct 31st: What It Means For International Business

Even though the October 31st deadline has come and gone, along with Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s vow to get it done “do or die,” no one understands the impact Brexit will eventually have on their business. It’s still in limbo. Three years of frustrating negotiation and political pandering over Brexit has only led to more […]

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Jan 29, 2020

Short-Term Effects of Globalization

Globalization has changed the way we do business today. It offers countless benefits, including incentives offered by various nations to entice Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Many countries make quality FDI a priority, because it can improve their nation without significant upfront costs. They may be able to (1) increase meaningful employment, (2) enhance the skill […]

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The Long-Term Effects of Globalization

Globalization offers many benefits for businesses. The larger international market offers massive opportunities, an increased client base and the potential for impressive revenue gains. Clearly, when a company is slow to adopt globalization it can eventually damage their market share. If one company doesn’t explore global expansion, another certainly will. They’ll be the first to […]

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Effects of Trade Wars

The effects of trade wars reach far beyond markets and trade. They create uncertainty and affect investment confidence. Hence, the US-China trade war not only impacts these countries, but the health and integrity of the entire global system. How the Trade War Escalated In 2018, President Trump instituted tariffs and trade barriers to compensate for […]

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Doing Business 2019: Behind the Numbers

Doing business within a particular region can be a very positive, profitable experience. Alternatively, it can be fraught with lengthy, profit-eating procedures and complex business regulations when you choose the wrong foreign location. This is why the World Bank’s Doing Business 2019 rankings receive so much attention annually. Their study objectively measures how easily a […]

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Choosing a Regional Location for International Expansion

When expanding internationally, a company normally weighs the pros and cons of each country to decide which best suits their needs. However, gaining a foothold in the new market involves more than a single overarching decision. Foreign businesses also face an abundance of location choices within the country and it can sometimes seem overwhelming. Luckily, […]

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Tips For International Business Travel

International business travel is more important than ever. Even though the digital age has made it easier to collaborate with others, human contact still counts. In-person meetings increase rapport, facilitate cooperation and enhance bonds. The ROI on business travel is also very strong. Oxford Economics USA reports companies realize $12.50 in incremental revenue for every […]

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Hiring In-Country Versus Sending an Employee

A business entering a new market must consider how it will staff its new operation. Many companies are conflicted between two options: hiring in-country or sending an employee from home. Deciding between the two requires an examination of the pros and cons, as well as identification of the key success factors offered by highly ranked […]

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International Expansion of a Non-Governmental Organization or Nonprofit

A non-governmental organization or nonprofit faces unique challenges in addition to those routinely encountered by business expanding internationally. NGOs and nonprofits may offer economic, environmental or social benefits in regions which can directly or indirectly highlight governmental and political issues. Consequently, it can be tougher for the organization to penetrate the market, but it isn’t […]

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International Mergers and Acquisitions

According to the Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances, 49,000 international mergers and acquisitions occurred in 2018 alone with an estimated value of $3.8 trillion. Over a third of the value of these transactions involved U.S. companies. Growing Trend Deloitte predicts merger and acquisition activity will increase, in both the number of transactions and deal […]

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Brexit and What It Means For International Businesses

Brexit’s impact on international business is yet to be fully realized. Even though the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU) trading bloc over three-and-a-half years ago, they’re still no closer to figuring out precisely how it will happen. Even worse, the UK government appears poised for a legal showdown as the October 31 […]

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