International Business

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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Inside UAE: Interview with AMCHAM ABU DHABI CHAIRMAN SHARIEF FAHMY

Sharief Fahmy is Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce Abu Dhabi and has served since 2016. He also serves as CEO of Middle East General Enterprises (MGE), a Private Holding Company that provides business and investment solutions to the international business community in an array of specialties. Prior to MGE, Sharief was CEO of…

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China’s Answers To Uber Are Expanding Globally

As the home market in China for ride-hailing apps plateaus and stabilizes, entrepreneurs are looking at the dashboard of global expansion for new opportunities. Just one year after Uber China merged with Beijing-based rival Didi Chuxing in a $35 billion deal that makes international expansion a key priority, competitor Shouqi Limousine and Chauffeur is racing to reach…

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Sweet Success: An Interview With Former Pinkberry Global Development VP Ryan Patel – A GetGlobal 2017 Expert Speaker

As Director of Global Real Estate & Business Development at Pinkberry, Ryan Patel took the popular frozen yogurt chain to countries around the globe, expanding from 95 stores to over 260 worldwide in just 3 years. Later, after becoming Pinkberry’s Vice President of Global Development, Patel oversaw global business operations for stores in 23 countries, dealing with…

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The Top 10 Countries In The $2 Trillion Global ECommerce Market

ECommerce has been called “the great equalizer” and with good reason: nearly 3 billion people have access to the internet, with another 3 to 4 billion expected to be online by 2020. Moreover, it’s global: increased shipping speeds, ease of payment, lower overhead, and competitive pricing have led consumers and retailers to start buying and selling…

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Riot Games Sues Chinese Mobile Game Developer In U.S. Court: But There’s A Twist

2016 was a massive year for  video games: Superdata Research reports that the market was $91 billion worldwide, with $41 billion spent on mobile gaming alone. Meanwhile, the P.C. industry held its own claiming $34 billion, which the company notes was “driven largely by free-to-play online titles and downloadable games.” In fact, $18.6 billion belonged squarely to…

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7 German Words That Perfectly Describe The Joys And Sorrows Of Work

Charlemagne once said that  “to have another language is to possess a second soul.” There are some feelings, some sentiments, some experiences, and some institutions whose spirit – or soul, if you will – can’t really be expressed in simple English. Fortunately, we have the linguistic wisdom of other cultures to draw from. German is one of…

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