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How to Expand Your Business Globally: Tips From the Experts

Imagine this scenario: It has been three years since you launched that killer product in the US. You’ve experienced exponential growth in sales. Your market research shows that demand for your product is strong in EU and ASEAN countries, and you consider expanding globally. Make Sure You Understand Challenges Associated with Expanding Globally Before you hop on a […]

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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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Expand Your Business Internationally – How 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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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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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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Factors to Consider When Deciding on an International Expansion Location

International expansion can help your business generate more revenue and gain market exposure. However, your success depends on choosing the ideal international expansion location. With so many countries available for international business expansion, how do you know which offer the best opportunities? Companies should consider the following factors when developing their business expansion strategy.  Business […]

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Benefits of Starting a Business Overseas

As the world economies become increasingly inter-connected, benefits of a company starting a business overseas are significant. Companies have recognized the need and opportunity to expand their product and services offering beyond their domestic shores. Through advancement in technologies, communication, and transportation infrastructure, it is now possible to overcome constraints that once limited global expansion. Some of […]

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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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