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Diversification Grows UAE’s Economy

August 08, 2016 1 Comments

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is working towards lessening their reliance on oil to continue growing their economy. They are doing this by building up other sectors of their economy, like renewable energy and tourism. This strategy makes the UAE more flexible to the sharp fluctuations in the global...

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Azerbaijan: Land of Fire

August 07, 2016 Comments

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the country name, "Azerbaijan"? You may think, rich oil and gas country, the First European Games or Eurovision Song Contest. But, Azerbaijan is far more than that. Azerbaijan is located on the coast of the Caspian Sea, and shares ...

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News: Spotify Localizes its Content for Asia

August 05, 2016 Comments

Spotify, a Swedish music, podcast, and video streaming service, recently formulated a strategy to expand into Asia. They currently have 100 million users worldwide. Sunita Kaur, Managing Director of Spotify in Asia, told Bloomberg.com that part of this localization strategy is increasing loc...

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News: Alibaba Expands into Australia

August 04, 2016 Comments

The China Post reported on July 21st that ecommerce giant, the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, announced plans to open its first local office in Melbourne in Australia later in 2016. It's the conglomerate's latest move towards ensuring more than half of its revenues come from countries outside of China b...

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Translating Arabic Speaking Countries: Iraq

July 29, 2016 Comments

Iraq is located in western Asia, bordered by Syria, Iran, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Iraq is divided into three distinct zones: the desert in the west and southwest, the plains, and the highlands in the northeast. The water supply comes from wells and wadis that at times carry torrentia...

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News: English Language in the EU under Fire after Brexit

July 28, 2016 Comments

As Britain prepares to exit Europe, some politicians are objecting to English's status as an official language of the European Union. French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon tweeted that “English cannot be the third working language of the European parliament”. He adds his voice to man...

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