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Jack Ma Leads Tech’s Wealthiest In Asia: Including The World’s Richest Self-Made Woman

Forbes reports that 35 out of the world’s 100 richest tech billionaires – an annual list they’ve compiled since 2015 – live in the Asia-Pacific region. Predictably, China leads the way with 17 from the mainland, four from Hong Kong, and four more from Taiwan. Alibaba’s Jack Ma, who has led the list of the…

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…

Mexico Lays Out Aims Ahead Of NAFTA Renegotiations

By Julian Leuthold

Following last month’s release of a document outlining American NAFTA negotiation goals by United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Mexico has revealed a list of its aims ahead of the talks set to begin in Washington later this month. In addition, the Mexican government has named veteran trade policy expert Kenneth Smith, currently its NAFTA office director at…

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Japan Planning To Increase Number Of Cyber Warriors From 110 to 1000

By Julian Leuthold

As cyberattacks increase around the world, Japan’s Ministry of Defense plans to expand its Cyber Defense Unit (CDU) by increasing its numbers from an estimated 110 to 1000 soldiers tasked with the nation’s cyber defense, according to a recent report by The Diplomat. The CDU is a relatively new organization within the Japanese Self Defense…

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

By Julian Leuthold

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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