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As Australia and New Zealand Go, so Goes Oceania

For purposes of this article, Australia, New Zealand plus the Pacific Islands combine to form the economic region known as Oceania. From a practical standpoint, only Australia and New Zealand are looked at seriously by global investors. The Pacific Islands are small in size with limited natural resources, narrowly-based economies, large distances to major markets, […]

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10 Accounting Trends Every Business Should Follow in 2019

With the advent of new technologies and innovations around the world, the global economic environment continues to evolve and thrive. Change, therefore, becomes the new constant. As change becomes a necessity for growth, organizations that continue to reshape their business processes and business model need to also be aware of the latest accounting trends.  Accounting […]

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East Asia is the World’s Largest Economy at $29.6 Trillion USD, Including 4 of the Top 25 Countries Globally

East Asia contains the following countries: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, South Korea and Taiwan. Since the late 1970s, China has moved from a closed, centrally planned system to a more market-oriented one that plays a major global role. China accounts for 71.36% of East Asia’s GDP. According to the World Bank, “China has implemented reforms in a gradualist fashion, resulting […]

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Did you Know GDP for ASEAN Countries Totals $7.4 trillion USD? Opportunity Abounds for Global Investors

The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) closed 2017 with a GDP of approximately 2.76 trillion USD. How many of our readers would have guessed the ASEAN economy is so substantial. You may also be interested to know that ASEAN population (642.7 million) is almost double that of the US. Indonesia alone reported a […]

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Global Business Expansion: What Does it Take?

With the ever-increasing scientific and technological developments, reduction in communication barriers and increase in global consumer demand, the importance and requirement of globalization for any growing organization is undeniably evident. Global market expansion for any organization refers to the expansion in its activities on a global scale, outside its home country through foreign investment. The idea is […]

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Emerging Trends in International Business for 2019

In order for any international business to maintain its customer acquisition rate, and to progress in general, it must follow trends and adapt to new situations. There are new gadgets, online tools, apps, and platforms that help businesses around the world alter their approach, cut costs, and also advertise. Being up to date helps you […]

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American Companies Expanding Overseas: Trend or Necessity

The great recession of 2009 has fundamentally altered the American economy and business environment. In the past several years, the decrease in domestic demand, coupled with a bigger global market, has resulted in American companies expanding overseas, where they can enter potential new markets and serve the global consumer base. Brand Recognition as a Core Many U.S. based […]

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Entity Set Up – a Hong Kong or a Singapore Company?

Hong Kong and Singapore have always been seen as two fierce competitors that try to attract foreign investments. Both are similar in many ways, and yet, individually possesses competitive advantages over the other. Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region (“SAR”) of China. Under China’s “one country, two systems” concept, Hong Kong retains its owns judicial […]

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Reasons to Utilize SMS Texting Services in HR Operations

When your HR department is overwhelmed with routines, it’s important to look for ways to outsource HR operations. Here a solution of SMS texting comes. It simplifies several human resources department functions and responsibilities. If your HR department is always on the phone answering questions, it’s time to develop a better strategy to automate and […]

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Global Mobility: A Planning Checklist

We at Blueback Global have recently designed a global mobility checklist. Global mobility in this framework attributes the process of relocating an employee from the current location of employment (i.e., the home country) to a new foreign location (i.e., the host country) for a short-term assignment, ranging from one to several years. The relocated employee is often referred to […]

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MENA Region Forecasts Modest Growth During Times of Turmoil

The Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) is comprised of 21 member countries. The map below depicts this region, which has a rich history of turmoil and political and civil unrest. Despite these challenges, many of these MENA countries have been exporting oil from its rich oil reserves. If you’re involved in the Oil […]

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Don’t Overlook What’s Right Under Your Nose: How Your Peers Can Help Power Expansion Success

Through our work with companies pursuing ambitious expansion initiatives, we’ve recognized a simple yet vital best practice shared by the most successful ones: a commitment to understanding the challenges and common missteps of expansion before ever even starting. And while every international growth plan is unique, this practice delivers a competitive boost. It’s an overlooked form of […]

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