22 Jun 2015

Woes of the Global Super Rich Causing Changes in Behaviour

With Russia’s economy under pressure from reduced oil prices, China’s slowing growth, and Brazil flirting with recession, some of the world’s wealthiest people are having to tighten their diamond-studded belts. There’s evidence that fewer private jets are being purchased, and […]

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13 Feb 2015

The Rise of the State-owned Enterprise

The modern world is seeing a remarkable resurgence of a form of organisation thought to have become extinct – the State-owned enterprise. State-owned enterprises (SOEs) are flourishing globally, led in many cases by huge public-private hybrids from major emerging markets […]

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06 Feb 2015

In COD We Trust

Why consumer preference for cash on delivery is holding back global ecommerce. Although markets such as India and parts of the Middle East offer huge potential to ecommerce retailers, the preference of consumers to pay using cash on delivery (COD) […]

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18 Dec 2014

Responding to the Growth in Tourism from Emerging Markets

Tourists from emerging markets are travelling the world in increasing numbers and they are increasingly spending more than other nationalities when they do. How is the tourist industry responding to this – and what impact will it have? Since 2012 […]

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15 Dec 2014

Loadsa Money: How Etiquette Is the New Bling for Wealthy Elites in Emerging Markets

Etiquette has become a desirable commodity for wealthy consumers in emerging markets, both for themselves and for their children. Large emerging markets such as China and Russia are seeing wealthy consumers signing up enthusiastically for etiquette lessons, wine appreciation lessons […]

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10 Jul 2014

5 Emerging Markets to Consider

BRIC countries – Brazil, Russia, India and China – were once touted as the most promising emerging markets in the world. The term was coined by economist Jim O’Neill back in 2001 to distinguish the nations from a host of […]

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09 Jun 2014

Language Etiquette Tips for International Business

It’s one thing knowing a language, quite another knowing a country’s culture and business etiquette. Of course, professional translators are key for any company trading overseas. But a business deal can live or die simply because you have overlooked the […]

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01 May 2014

eBay Using Machine Translation to Support Russian Expansion

Any mobile user who has sent or received predictive texts will know the exasperation there can be in getting technology to communicate exactly what it is you want to say. Indeed, conveying messages across the worldwide web to consumers in different […]

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23 Jan 2014

Sochi 2014: The Olympic Games and Translation

“The Olympic Games are for the world and all nations must be admitted to them.” So said Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympics. Perhaps nowhere are these Olympic ideals better expressed than in the Olympic rings – the […]

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13 Nov 2013

Russian Tourism Industry Booming and Bringing Benefits

2012 was the year when Russia became of the most dominant and important source markets in European tourism, so much so that it has begun to encroach on the status of German and British tourists’ spending. Italy have been profiting […]

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