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Cultural Awareness Training: Preparing the Expat for Work in the UAE Part I

June 02, 2015 Comments

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was established on December 2, 1971, and quickly became a global economic center. Despite its rapid growth, the country has preserved its heritage and culture, while at the same time enabling a thriving, ethnically diverse population....

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UAE Culture, UAE Expats, Expats in the UAE, Cultural Awareness UAE
International Business: Egypt

May 20, 2015 Comments

Globalization Partners International (GPI) has teams in global offices around the world. We specialize in translation and localization services and our in-country team members help us provide expertise in leading markets, worldwide. For this blog I will focus on Egypt. The MENA (Middle East...

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Business in Egypt, Doing Business in Egypt, Egypt's Economy, Economy of Egypt
Recent Trademark Actions in China and Translation of Trademarks: Tread Carefully

May 07, 2015 Comments

China is not only an attractive market, it is a necessity for many companies as they grow internationally. But before you begin any business in China’s marketplace, you should establish the status of your trademark....

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Chinese Translation, Chinese Trademark Regulations, Trademarks in China, Global Trademark Regulations
From Algeria to Zimbabwe - eCommerce on the African Continent

May 01, 2015 Comments

I recently attended one of the premier global events in the eCommerce space, the Magento Imagine Conference. The conference hosted attendees from 40 countries, and with my initial impressions still fresh, I started researching eCommerce's global footprint more closely. I have researched this topic...

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Africa eCommerce, African Internet Penetration, eCommerce, African Business Opportunities, iGDP
Business Etiquette around the World

April 15, 2015 Comments

Globalization is one of the best and fastest ways of growing your business, but it comes with certain challenges. Cultural differences result in different sets of business etiquette and ethical practices from country to country. Respecting and adopting these practices can lead to your business’s su...

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business etiquette, globalization, global business, global business etiquette, localization
Arabic: An Endangered Language

March 31, 2015 Comments

Spoken Arabic is becoming more widespread, but classical Arabic is at risk as it fails to modernize. There is a large difference between the classical, written form of Arabic and the colloquial spoken dialects. ...

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Arabic language, classical Arabic, Arabic translation, Arabic localization, preserving Arabic

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