Recap: The Global Trade Situation with Ambassador Carla Hills

Trade issues today are perhaps hotter and more controversial than they have been in a generation. The Trump Administration has claimed that the U.S. is being treated unfairly in foreign markets and has either put in place or proposed a handful of contentious policies that could have a lasting impact on global business activities and…

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Chinese Eatery With Only ONE Menu Item Is Coming To The U.S.A.

If simplicity, is, as Leonardo DaVinci said, “the ultimate sophistication,” then in a world of fusion cuisines and molecular grastronomy, Yang’s Braised Chicken Rice stands above all other restaurants in terms of sophistication. Founded in China’s Shandong province by Xiao Lu Yang in 2011, the restaurant has one item and one item only on its menu: the…

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New White House Chief Of Staff Kelly Has Canada Optimistic Before NAFTA Talks

    Trump’s freshly appointed White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has Canada’s government feeling hopeful about this month’s NAFTA renegotiations. According to The Huffington Post, Kelly – a retired Marine Corps general and former commander of U.S. Southern Command – is seen as particularly sympathetic and understanding when it comes to Canadian partnerships due…

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Alibaba Poised To Invest $500M Into Tokopedia As Indonesian Ecommerce Swells

If the rumors are true, Chinese titan Alibaba Group may be preparing to invest $500 million in Indonesia’s largest online retailer, PT Tokopedia. According to Indonesia Investments, this expansion of Alibaba’s holdings in ASEAN – which include last year’s acquisition of a $1 billion, 83 percent stake in Singapore e-commerce platform Lazada Group SA – underscores…

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Opportunities Abound As Mobile Commerce Surges: What You Need To Know

With thousands fighting for influence in the hyper-competitive online retail universe, mobile commerce is seeing a huge surge in worldwide growth. Statista forecasts that mobile commerce will be worth a staggering $693 billion by 2019 and will account for 39% of e-commerce by 2018.  (Via Statista) What’s more, Coupofy reports, m-commerce is growing at twice the rate of e-commerce,…

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