Tag Archives: International Development

Business in Palestine Grow International

One territory that definitely qualifies as “off the usual business radar” is Palestine. It’s clearly not a valuable export market. But, for businesses active in the Middle East, or looking at expanding there, there are some real opportunities to take advantage of its positioning as a hub.

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Finding a Business Partner Abroad

Do first impressions lie? On paper, the company looked impressive. Out of the six potential partners that we’d shortlisted, and that I’d travelled to Mumbai to meet, this one looked the best on paper. Rajesh, the young CEO who came to meet me at my hotel looked the part too – immaculately dressed, well spoken, and clearly well organised, as he laid out paperwork and photos on the table in front of us.

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Those politicians who are enthusiastic about Brexit are always talking about the UK having great opportunities for trade after leaving the EU. Those who oppose Brexit – and many who are on the fence – dismiss those potential opportunities, at least for the short term, and say that the loss of EU trade would more than outweigh any new benefits.

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Episode 2 – We’ll look at the recent history of trade deals, cut through the jargon, look at the key principles and, after all of that, get a pretty good understanding of why FTAs are so difficult to negotiate.

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Free Trade Agreements Episode 1 – The Principles Explained   In this episode we’re only talking about Free Trade Agreements…

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Language is a wonderful but dangerous thing. I’ve lived and worked all my life with people of many nationalities; I…

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For most businesses contemplating international expansion, their first choice is the USA. It’s the single biggest destination for foreign direct…

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Most countries, and many big cities and regions, have Investment Promotion Agencies (IPA for short). They exist to promote what’s…

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So many companies believe that the only way their new overseas operation can be successful is if they send over…

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I’ve found that many companies only really start to fully understand local employment laws and customs long after they’ve set…

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