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Employment Spotlight: Taiwan Labor Laws Highlights

Companies looking toward expansion into Asia should consider Taiwan as a first target market. The country ranks 19th out of 190 economies in ease of starting a business, averages six percent growth in the gross domestic product (GDP) over the last 30 years, is a major platform for trade with China, and serves as a logistics hub for the entire Asia […]

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Employment Spotlight: China Labor Laws Highlights

China has experienced an economic boom over the past decade. Massive increases in GDP output and continuous economic growth make it an attractive market. Over the past two years, however, the percentage of economic growth has slowed. Today, it remains steady at just over 6%. The decrease in growth has affected several sectors. Lower-wage workers are finding it difficult […]

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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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Employment Spotlight: Japan Labor Laws Highlights

Although ranked fairly low by the World Bank for ease of doing business, there remains a number of compelling reasons for companies to consider expanding into Japan. Notably, Japan is third globally in terms of gross domestic product (GDP), has a rich culture of innovation and offers well-established labor and intellectual property laws. In fact, marketers and […]

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Employment Spotlight: Hong Kong Labor Law Highlights

Hong Kong continues to be favorable destination target for foreign businesses looking to expand into Asia. Despite its small size geographically, Hong Kong was ranked as the world’s 7th largest trading entity, with a total value of visible trade amounting to $7,596.6 billion in 2016*.  It measures as one of the top five easiest places on the […]

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Employment Spotlight: Korea Labor Law Highlights

Global businesses have long had their eyes on Korea. According to the latest World Bank annual ratings, the country is now ranked number 4 among global economies for ease of doing business.Business-friendly policies, leading technological and digital infrastructure and unparalleled education system investments highlight its emergence as a top target for global expansion and investment. For […]

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Employment Spotlight: Singapore Labor Law Highlights

As a professional responsible for expanding operations overseas, you need some understanding of the labor laws in the countries and/or regions you’re considering expanding to. The first in a series of numerous articles will focus on select member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). The first ASEAN country covered here is Singapore, […]

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Sub-Saharan Africa is the World’s Poorest Economic Region

Sub-Saharan Africa (Africa) is a vast region with 954.7 million citizens spanning 43 countries. Africa is the 3rd most populous region in the world, yet has the dubious distinction of being the poorest region with a gross domestic product (GDP) per capita of only $3,786 USD. With GDP totaling $3.615 trillion USD in 2016, Sub Saharan […]

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Consider Doing Business in America? The United States and Canada is the 2nd Largest Economic Region Globally

The United States (U.S.) and Canada generated a combined GDP of $20.234 trillion, second only to East Asia globally. However, this number grew a modest 1.58% in 2016. According to OECD data, the U.S. forecasts growth of 2.14% in 2017 and 2.38% in 2018, while Canada forecasts 2.83% and 2.34% respectively. In 2016, the U.S. accounted for […]

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Developed European Union (EU) Countries Remain in a Pattern of Slow and Steady Growth with Some Economic Uncertainty

This article focuses on developed European Union (EU) countries. In our previous article “Making a Case for Investing in Emerging Europe,” we included 10 developing EU countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia) and will not duplicate those here. Developed EU countries for this article include the following: Austria (47) Belgium […]

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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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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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