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Expand your Business Internationally – Follow This Path to Properly Plan International Expansion

Our population has become increasingly mobile and globalized. Internet access is ubiquitous, with most people carrying around mini-computers in their pockets. There are predictions that by 2020, emerging international markets will be the new global leaders, particularly Brazil, Russia, India, and China. The opportunity to communicate and trade with people around the world has never been so […]

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South Asia Remains One of the World’s Poorest Regions, yet is Poised for Strong Growth in the Future

South Asia’s aggregate GDP in 2016 totaled $10.72 trillion USD, placing it fourth behind East Asia, the European Union (EU) and the US. With GDP per capita just below $6,300 USD as of 2016, South Asia’s economy is clearly the poorest compared with other regions we’ve reviewed. Yet with 5 of its 8 members realizing GDP growth of more […]

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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 2016 with a GDP of approximately $7.4 trillion USD. To keep this in perspective, this performance is just under 40% of the United States’ GDP for 2016, which totaled $18.56 trillion USD. How many of our readers would have guessed the ASEAN economy is so substantial. […]

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Making a Case for Investing in Markets of the Emerging Europe

During the Gold Rush in the United States during the first half of the 19th century, a common mantra was “Go West”.  If you weren’t quick to act, however, you missed out. The initial discovery of gold nuggets was said to occur in the Sacramento Valley during 1848. The Gold Rush peaked in 1852, and $2 billion USD […]

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MENA – The Middle East and North Africa 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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