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Ramadan - The Month of Blessings

June 23, 2014 Comments

Ramadan is a holy month for approximately 1 billion Muslims around the world. It is considered as the month of blessings. The Islamic calendar also known as the Hijri calendar is a lunar calendar. It contains 12 months which are based on the position of the moon. Since the 12 synodic months only tot...

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Culture Curation
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Ramadan, Traditions, Culture, Arabic
China’s New Consumer Protection Law

June 09, 2014 Comments

Since March 15th, 1962 the day President John F Kennedy gave an address to the US Congress in which he addressed the issue of consumer rights we celebrate World Consumer Rights Day. Now in 2014 World Consumer Rights Day is even more meaningful in China as a series of updates to their consumer protec...

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Country Specific
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China, Chinese, Business, Culture
Culture and E-Business in the United Kingdom (UK)

April 10, 2014 Comments

The United Kingdom (UK) is a market full of consumers who have readily adapted to the online world and e-Commerce. Globalization Partners International has recently updated our country research reports. There are 11 in total, including a report on the UK. Each is full of relevant details to understa...

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Country Specific
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Culture, ebusiness, UK, Localization
Lost in Translation: Movie Titles in Other Languages

March 10, 2014 Comments

Have you ever wondered how they come up with movie titles in other languages? Surprisingly, movie titles are not that easy to translate into different languages and they can get lost in translation. Often the titles need more than just simple translation or transliteration; they need localization an...

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Culture Curation
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Translation, Localization, Culture
African Languages and Locales: Essential Facts

January 13, 2014 Comments

According to a research from McKinsey & Company, Africa’s future looks bright. Some predictions include: 50% of Africans will be living in cities by 2030, 128 million households will have discretionary income in 2020, 1.1 billion Africans will be of working age by 2040. The complex landscape of ...

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Language Translation Facts
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Language, Africa, Culture
Chinese Culture & Travel Part III: New China Tourism Law

December 30, 2013 Comments

In April this year in China, a new tourism law was approved which took into effect on October 1st. This new law is intended to improve the in country’s tourism industry. In my Chinese Culture and Travel Part I blog, I shared some opinions on why most Chinese preferred to travel in groups and typi...

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Culture Curation
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China, Chinese, Travel, Culture

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