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  1. Start a Business in Iceland

    Hello, my name is Eva, I am from Mexico. And I am willing to move to Iceland and start a business of goods and consumables delivery around the country, starting with a specific region. What are the requirements? How can I start this process? Thanks

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  2. Selling half of my business in Portugal

    I currently own a snack bar in Portugal, it has only been opened 12 weeks, unfortunately myself and business partner do not get on. We have both put the same amount of money into the bar!The business is in my name, deeds, bank, utilities etc.....!There is no licence to serve food yet, but he insisted we start serving food!He has made my life unbearable to work in the bar, so I have not bee

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  1. Switzerland: Company Formations, Shelf Companies and Tax Consulting

    Switzerland 20/06/2017 13:44:34

    Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, Colleagues, I am pleased to offer you our Law firm’s services, which we have been providing for the last 10 years in Zug and Zürich (Switzerland). Since 2007 we have been serving our clients within Corporate and Tax law as well as M&A, IP, restructuring and Migration Law.

  2. Start A Company In Brazil

    Brazil 19/06/2017 15:43:28

    To be able to operate in Brazil, foreign companies must, first of all, establish a Company in Brazil, registering the Articles of Association in the Government agencies and obtaining a Corporate Tax Payer Number (CNPJ).

  3. A Parent's View

    Thailand 19/06/2017 15:02:13

    Being an IB school in Bangkok, we receive a lot of interest from parents about our curriculum and programmes. We have also found that having current parents speak with prospective parents is a great way for them to find out all about KIS.

  4. Field Trips at KIS

    Thailand 19/06/2017 14:59:56

    Making connections between what is being learned inside the classroom to what goes on outside of the classroom is fundamental to a strong IB education.

  5. Admissions at KIS

    Thailand 19/06/2017 14:58:16

    Thinking about applying for a seat at KIS? Our admissions staff are here to help you find out if KIS is the best fit for your family.

  6. Native Tongue Languages at KIS

    Thailand 19/06/2017 14:51:03

    At KIS we are currently teaching 10 different languages, and our students come from 49 different nations! Being open-minded and great communicators is a big part of the IB, and we fully embrace those and all aspects of the learner profile.

  7. Open A Company In Malta

    Malta 15/06/2017 15:41:32

    The most common form of business entity in Malta, be it for trading, holding or other purposes, is the limited liability company. A Maltese limited liability company may have the status of a private or public limited liability company.

  8. Dubai Airport Freezone – New License Packages

    UAE 14/06/2017 11:16:41

    Dubai Airport Freezone, graded as world’s no: 1 Freezone with its five star facilities has announced new packages BRONZE, SILVER & GOLD.

  9. FEEL FREE TO GROW IN UAE – the land of Freezones & Offshores (Tax free)

    UAE 14/06/2017 11:14:45

    UAE is a country blessed with political stability, ultramodern infrastructure, world-wide connectivity, security and stable economy.

  10. Guaranteed hassle-free Company Registration in just 2 days!

    UAE 14/06/2017 11:13:31

    Ajman Offshore known for its easy documentation process and inexpensive incorporation fees, has become one of the fastest growing offshore entity in the UAE.

  11. Offshore Company Registration

    UAE 14/06/2017 11:11:55

    OFFSHORE COMPANIES (INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES) is a company which does not carry out any substantial business activities in its country of formation and is framed in a law of no tax jurisdiction for the purposes of legally reducing any kind of tax payment and enhancing one’s wealth management.

  12. Maternity Leave Around the World

    United Kingdom 07/06/2017 15:13:17

    Instant Offices take a closer look at what maternity leave looks like around the world...

  13. Reasons to Avoid Checking Emails During the Holidays

    United Kingdom 26/05/2017 10:22:39

    As we prepare to sign off for Summer, Instant Office’s Head of Marketing John Williams asks, has the world made it impossible for us to unplug while we’re on holiday?

  14. Surrey Translation Bureau receives prestigious award

    United Kingdom 23/05/2017 16:39:41

    Surrey Translation Bureau has received the prestigious Corporate Member Award from the Institute of Translation and Interpreting.

  15. The FrankfurtRheinMain region in the heart of Germany is becoming the fastest-growing fintech hub in Germany.

    Germany 23/05/2017 16:30:47

    According to recent studies, the fintech sector in the region grew by 45 %, more than twice as much asthe average nationwide growth in this sector (22 %).1

  16. Housing & Offices in FrankfurtRheinMain

    Germany 23/05/2017 15:38:46

    Welcome to FrankfurtRheinMain! If you are looking for an accommodation or need information about the housing market – this section will give you the important answers.

  17. The FrankfurtRheinMain region - Education & Schools

    Germany 23/05/2017 15:32:38

    The German School System Explained

  18. The FrankfurtRheinMain region - Taxes

    Germany 23/05/2017 15:30:47

    Fundamental Principles of Corporate Tax Law

  19. Countries That Defy The 9 to 5

    United Kingdom 23/05/2017 11:22:52

    Countries like Germany, Norway, Sweden and France are proving that you don’t have to work eight hour days or more to be productive.

  20. US Companies - Setting up a business in Germany

    Germany 23/05/2017 11:04:59

    With the latest developments, it seems like the negotiations for the free trade agreement (TTIP) between USA and EU have failed.

  21. Why Coworking is rising in popularity

    United Kingdom 16/05/2017 16:59:46

    The demand for shared offices and coworking space is on the rise with the total coworking market currently standing at around £15.75 billion. More businesses than ever are looking towards a flexible way of working in order to reduce costs, increase agility and offer more options to their teams.

  22. Banco BNI Europa to provide £45m to UK SMEs through MarketInvoice

    United Kingdom 15/05/2017 11:14:11

    • European Bank BNI Europa in strategic partnership with MarketInvoice • Brexit: European Institutions propping up UK SMEs with working capital • MarketInvoice Pro take-up driving interest from Institutions

  23. Bank of England - "Super Thursday"

    United Kingdom 11/05/2017 11:14:11

    The Bank of England will provide it's view on the UK economy and inflation. Some analysts are predicting a hawkish BoE, if that is the case there are rumours of stop loss buyers above 1.3000.

  24. Start Arabic (Learn Arabic with the Michel Thomas Method)

    Egypt 11/05/2017 09:44:53

    Learn over 50 essential words at the heart of Egyptian Arabic and how to put them together to make yourself understood. This 1-hour basic introduction to Egyptian Arabic with the Michel Thomas Method will get you speaking the language immediately: no books, no pens, no memorizing - just listen, connect and speak.

  25. Going Global Live ExCel London on the 17th & 18th May

    United Kingdom 10/05/2017 12:57:31

  26. Doing Business in China Paperback – 25 Jan 2017

    China 09/05/2017 10:21:55

    China has changed dramatically since the first edition of Doing Business in China was published in 2000 but the second, third and now this fourth edition have kept pace with the rapid developments.

  27. Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably

    United Kingdom 08/05/2017 17:26:32

    Laurel Delaney writes in a tremendous spirit of service to entrepreneurial and small business leaders navigating the opportunities of globalization. Whether leading a fresh startup, a small business, or an entrepreneurial growth company seeking greatness, the question of whether―and how―to go global must be addressed.

  28. Exporting From Failure To Success: An Exclusive Global Guide For Small & Medium Enterprises

    United Kingdom 08/05/2017 17:23:02

    Exporting From Failure To Success: An Exclusive Global Guide For Small & Medium Enterprises is a book for SMEs around the world. The structured proven way to build exports, as outlined in this book, will serve as a guide for SMEs on the exporting path. This approach is based on the author's 20 years plus experience in doing business, developing business, structuring deals, closing deals, advising on global sales, exporting and coaching business executives in 38 countries on five continents

  29. Canada: - a practical immigration guide

    Canada 08/05/2017 17:10:03

    If you dream of a better life in Canada, and feel that it is just that – a dream – you will find that this book is your complete guide to make this dream come true. This practical immigration guide is a an all-encompassing resource that will greatly simplify your move to Canada and make your immigration as comfortable, easy, and pain-free as possible.

  30. Starting a Business in France: A Step-by-step Guide

    France 08/05/2017 17:06:25

    New legislation in France is now making it easier for a foreign national to start and run a business there. "Starting a Business in France" has been written to give step-by-step guidelines to British and other anglophone nationals moving to France.

  31. Starting a Business in Italy: How to set up and run a successful business in the Bel Paese

    Italy 08/05/2017 17:03:36

    Italy is the land of entrepreneurs and small businesses are the backbone of its economy. And because of the unwritten employment laws that dominate the job scene in Italy, setting up your own business can be an excellent alternative to finding employed work.

  32. Best in Class Franchises - Service-Based Franchises Paperback

    United Kingdom 05/05/2017 11:09:21

    Best In Class Franchises - Service-Based Franchises is an effort to pick the "best" franchises from among over 2,000 service-based franchise systems.

  33. Best in Class Franchises - Food-Service Franchises

    United Kingdom 05/05/2017 11:06:27

    Best In Class Franchises - Food-Service Franchises is an effort to pick the "best" franchises from among over 500 food-service franchise systems. While picking the "best" of anything is subjective in the final determination, every effort has been made to employ rigorous metrics whenever possible

  34. Doing Business with the United Kingdom 2017: A Guide for Investors and Trading Partners

    United Kingdom 05/05/2017 10:51:36

    This new publication series from Legend Business provides an authoritative and essential guide to the post-referendum business climate in the United Kingdom together with outlines of the laws, business regulations and practices that affect those looking to complete business in the UK. The Guide also reflects the likely impact of the 2016 decision to leave the European Union on businesses in the UK

  35. Taking Control?: British and European Trade Policy After Brexit

    United Kingdom 05/05/2017 10:49:21

    The idea that the European Union must win the global economic 'race' has become a growing obsession among politicians and policymakers. The financial and Eurozone crises have only served to reinforce the message that the EU's 'generous' welfare states must either 'sink or swim' on their ability to compete in the global economy. This logic has culminated in recent talks with the US aimed at establishing a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

  36. The Daily Telegraph Business Guide to Brexit

    United Kingdom 05/05/2017 10:44:49

    A Comprehensive Guide to the Consequences of Leaving the EU and How Your Business Can Come Out on Top

  37. Adding value to your export plan with translation!

    United Kingdom 03/05/2017 08:41:01

    International trade offers a very attractive path to growing your consumer base and increasing your product or service exposure.

  38. UK GDP - Announced at 9:30

    United Kingdom 28/04/2017 09:03:28

    Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all goods and services produced by the economy. It is the broadest measure of economic activity and the primary indicator of the economy's health.

  39. The best countries to do business with right now

    United Kingdom 27/04/2017 17:03:35

    British businesses face the challenge of turning a profit and growing revenues despite the decline in the pound making it potentially more costly to buy from abroad. Importing from America for example is now more expensive with the pound rate 13% down against the dollar compared with one year ago.

  40. How Much Does it Cost to Put Down Your Laptop in London?

    United Kingdom 27/04/2017 08:26:03

    Office space in London is more expensive than ever

  41. The German translator at STB

    Germany 13/04/2017 11:01:15

    At Surrey Translation Bureau we are very fortunate to have an in-house translation team! This is a huge advantage, because our in-house translators can respond to urgent translation requests quickly and advise our project managers on linguistic queries.

  42. I need a French translator! – A guide for the first-time translation buyer

    France 12/04/2017 10:16:27

    So, you’ve just been tasked with organising the translation of some of your company’s marketing material or technical manuals into French. You’ve never handled a translation project before, and suddenly you’re in at the deep end.

  43. Increase fines for violation of legislation on personal data

    Russia 12/04/2017 09:37:46

    From July 2017 there will be a significant increase in administrative fines for violation of legislation on personal data:

  44. Busted: 6 common misconceptions about finding a translation agency

    United Kingdom 11/04/2017 13:47:56

    Finding a translation agency that can help you to take your business global can seem overwhelming: where in the world are people going to be reading my documents? What languages do they speak? How can I know that my message is being conveyed accurately? Will the translator be able to post me my documents in time? What time is it there? What time is it here?!

  45. Forex Brokers and Binary Options

    Offshore 11/04/2017 08:21:21

    Vanuatu regulation increasingly popular among Binary Options and Forex Brokers

  46. After the Brexit The Dutch Option

    Holland 10/04/2017 09:38:01

    The Opportunity to Open a Company in the Netherlands after the Brexit

  47. FSP Registration in New Zealand

    New Zealand 10/04/2017 09:31:49

    Forex FSP application to trade as a Foreign Exchange dealer

  48. Wealth Management

    Offshore 10/04/2017 09:29:31

    Owning property Guaranteeing the control, and Make it working for your own heirs

  49. The Onshore Alternative for International Trade and Tax Planning

    Offshore 10/04/2017 09:22:18

    The Offshore, the Developed countries and Tax Authorities

  50. Good News for who intend to open a Company in Brazil

    Brazil 07/04/2017 09:05:31

    The new legislation for Individual Companies of Limited Responsibility, also known as EIRELI, will be in force, starting on May 2nd.

  51. Hong Kong is a gateway to doing business in China

    Hong Kong 06/04/2017 11:12:48

    Hong Kong is the greatest direct and foreign investment source in China. Hong Kong is the regional headquarter of offices representing many parent companies located outside Hong Kong, many companies around 81 percent are responsible for doing business across China, Making Hong Kong a Gateway to China.

  52. Why start a business in Hong Kong?

    Hong Kong 06/04/2017 11:10:56

    Invest in the freest economy in the world When thinking of starting a business overseas, Hong Kong should be on top of your list.

  53. Pound stumbles then recovers as Article 50 triggered

    United Kingdom 03/04/2017 11:31:57

  54. Tomorrow, Prime Minister Theresa May is set to trigger Article 50

    United Kingdom 28/03/2017 10:02:13

    This is a major political event for the UK and the EU, and like many of the political events we have seen in the last 12 months, could cause volatility in currency markets.

  55. 1 in 4 firms say workers log over 80 overtime hours a month

    Japan 27/03/2017 12:03:03

    Nearly 1 in 4 companies have admitted that some employees do more than 80 hours of overwork per month, according to the nation’s first white paper on “karoshi” or death by overwork.

  56. Japan, ranked 34th out of 41 developed nations in UNICEF’s child poverty index

    Japan 27/03/2017 12:01:07

    Japan has some of the worst wealth inequality and highest rates of child poverty among the world’s developed nations.

  57. A Serge in the number of Foreign Tourists

    Japan 27/03/2017 11:45:05

    The Japanese government is promoting the construction of larger hotels outside major cities as part of a drive to welcome 40 million foreign visitors a year by 2020, when Tokyo will host the Olympic Games

  58. Brexit Is Here

    United Kingdom 27/03/2017 10:06:49

    On Wednesday March 29th UK Prime Minister Theresa May will send a letter to Donald Tusk the President of the European Council signalling the triggering of Article 50 and starting the two year process for the UK to leave the European Union.

  59. How to win your next pitch

    United Kingdom 21/03/2017 09:12:11

    During the pitching process, 78% of clients say they’re most influenced by the business that proves how knowledgeable it is, however, research suggests that many businesses aren’t managing to get this across in their pitch and there’s currently a gap in what is being delivered versus what is wanted. According to Park Communications, for businesses lucky enough to make it to pitching stage, it’s crucial to be credible, attention-worthy and trustworthy.

  60. How to Identify and Prevent Burnout

    United Kingdom 20/03/2017 10:56:38

    It’s difficult to define burnout succinctly and so, even more difficult to intercept it. Most people only realize that they are truly burnt out when it’s too late and then they need to work towards eliminating the symptoms, often while still having to deal with the stresses that caused it in the first place.

  61. Costless ways to boost employee productivity

    United Kingdom 07/03/2017 13:02:20

    According to Instant Offices, when it comes to business, there are many benefits to exercising the brain to become more productive, and cognitive training is easier than you think.

  62. AFEX FX Market Watch - Monday 6th March

    United Kingdom 06/03/2017 14:26:40

    Today's key data • AUD Retail sales MoM • GBP MPC Member Hogg speaks

  63. The perils of a free translation

    United Kingdom 06/03/2017 10:09:22

    The importance of investing in your digital and print materials

  64. Form 5472 – A New Information Return for Foreign Owned US LLCs and Other Businesses – What You Need to Know

    USA 03/03/2017 14:02:43

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of the United States of America has mandated a new filing requirement, known as Form 5472, for foreign shareholders of 25% or more in US LLCs. This form requests basic information on foreign owners’ citizenship and residence as well as the company’s transactions with foreign shareholders (exclusive of dividends).

  65. New Regulation For Power Purchase Agreements

    Singapore 03/03/2017 13:57:59

    Auraylius Christian

  66. OJK’s Circular Letter On The Conversion Of Rural Banks Into Islamic Rural Banks

    Singapore 03/03/2017 13:55:23

    by Eivan Hadhy Prabowo

  67. Non-Fiscal Facilities Imposed on Industry Sector

    Singapore 03/03/2017 13:50:20

    By Arien Kartika Sari

  68. Development and Empowerment of Communities through Activities of the Mineral and Coal Mining Sector

    Singapore 03/03/2017 13:48:16

    by Alfons Emanuel Moller

  69. Britain is open for business: a commitment to open trade

    Germany 01/03/2017 14:50:52

    Speech by Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr Liam Fox at SuperReturn International Private Equity conference in Berlin.

  70. Robin Walker: 'Gibraltar has particular interests'

    Offshore 01/03/2017 14:48:26

    Ministers held the second meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee (Gibraltar EU Negotiations) to discuss our EU exit.

  71. Digital Strategy to make Britain the best place in the world to start and grow a digital business

    United Kingdom 01/03/2017 14:46:35

    Culture Secretary launches Digital Strategy set to create a world-leading digital economy that works for everyone.

  72. Japan is as happy as it feels — which is miserable

    Japan 01/03/2017 09:56:21

    What does Japan have going for it? It is a democracy, it is at peace, it is the world’s third-largest economy and it enjoys to the full the emblematic happiness of our time — a level of technological empowerment that the less fortunate past had to conjure up in fantasies of genies and wizards.

  73. Market Watch - Monday 27 Feb 2017

    United Kingdom 27/02/2017 12:08:31

    Today's key data • USD Durable goods orders m/m • NZD Trade balance

  74. The perils of a free translation … and an insight into Machine Translations

    United Kingdom 23/02/2017 16:59:42

    In the first part of this series about free translations, we discussed why it can be a bad business decision to ask your international distributors to look after your translations. In this part, we’ll focus on reasons why you should avoid using Google Translate to translate business documents.

  75. Routes to market part 1: traditional methods

    United Kingdom 22/02/2017 10:15:16

  76. Need help translating an Arabic document?

    UAE 20/02/2017 14:42:58

    First spoken in Iron Age north-western Arabia, Arabic is one of the most common languages in the world. Residing in over 27 countries, there are over 1.6 billion Muslim who speak the language.

  77. Fiducenter Cyprus - Going Global Live Event

    Cyprus 17/02/2017 09:07:39

    Fiducenter Cyprus

  78. Time management or self-management?

    United Kingdom 16/02/2017 12:17:13

    One of our Project Managers, Ruth Bond attended the ‘Interactive Time Management Workshop’ organised by the Institute of Translating & Interpreting (ITI) earlier this month. Here is her account of how the day progressed and what she gained from it:

  79. Setting Up A Company In Ireland

    Ireland 15/02/2017 15:48:41

    IRELAND Ireland is a very suitable jurisdiction for companies to be based whilst acting in commercial transactions.

  80. Mark Garnier speech to the British Chamber of Commerce in Mexico

    Mexico 15/02/2017 09:24:10

    Speech delivered to British and Mexican business leaders in Mexico City

  81. Benefits of Going Offshore

    Israel 14/02/2017 09:25:09

    Why do so many businesses choose to incorporate outside their home country?

  82. Face-to-face communication is essential for driving businesses forward!

    United Kingdom 13/02/2017 15:22:54

    Technological advances over the last century or so have meant that newer, and in some cases easier, means of communication such as emails and Skype are now commonplace, whilst good old-fashioned face-to-face communication is fast becoming a thing of the past.

  83. We can help you translate from Greek to English!

    Greece 10/02/2017 09:50:44

    Translate Greek to English. We are a trustworthy organisation who keep all documents confidential. So worrying about security is not something you need to think about. This is one of the reasons why we are rated as high as we are by our customers.

  84. Turning pro bono translation on its head

    United Kingdom 09/02/2017 15:56:42

    More often than not, inexperienced translators find themselves in a Catch-22 situation: they need to gain experience in order to get started in the industry but clients and/or agencies may be unwilling to allocate work to them as a result of their overall lack of translation expertise.

  85. UK-India to increase flights to boost tourism and trade

    India 09/02/2017 12:31:10

    UK and India have agreed a deal to ease restrictions on flights between the two nations.

  86. MarketInvoice to double lending to £2bn in 2017

    United Kingdom 09/02/2017 08:50:22

    • MarketInvoice lent over £2,000 per minute to UK business in 2016 • Launch of confidential invoice discounting service, MarketInvoice Pro, targets companies with permanent funding need, and expands reach and size of funding available • Brexit presents growth opportunities for UK business

  87. Translate German To English

    Germany 06/02/2017 11:06:49

    Do you require the professional help of a linguist? Perhaps you have a document in which you need help translating from German to English? Or maybe in your profession you receive documents in various languages, and are concerned they’re not translating clearly? If so, look no further than Surrey Translation Bureau for all this and much more.

  88. How to market translation services to your potential clients?

    United Kingdom 03/02/2017 13:35:39

    Picture the scene: somebody needs a service which you provide and they simply arrive at your office and ask you to help. Sound unlikely? Well, that’s because this hardly ever happens.

  89. Quality matters – to you and to us!

    United Kingdom 03/02/2017 12:21:40

    Here at Surrey Translation Bureau, we take immense pride in delivering top-quality written translations to our clients so it should come as no great surprise that quality management plays an integral role in our day-to-day operations

  90. Can SMEs Still Afford to Set Up Business in Hong Kong?

    Hong Kong 02/02/2017 11:01:26

    According to Instant Offices, although it is one of the most expensive cities for high-rise office rentals in the world, demand for office space in Hong Kong continues to soar. Despite being such a competitive market, research suggests it’s still possible for small businesses to secure affordable workspace in this thriving global hub.

  91. Why Dublin is Becoming a Serious Challenger to London post-Brexit

    Ireland 02/02/2017 10:57:26

    Among the popular bars, fine dining and historical landmarks of Dublin is a flexible workspace market

  92. I know what is at stake for Ireland in Brexit: article by Theresa May

    Ireland 02/02/2017 09:23:08

    Writing in the Irish Times, the Prime Minister sets out the government's commitment to the UK's relationship with the Republic of Ireland.

  93. Why invest in the Netherlands?

    Holland 02/02/2017 08:53:28

    The establishment of a company in the Netherlands can be business wise very lucrative for companies and individuals. Companies always look at factors like, availability / knowledge of the workers, business costs, how is the transport / telecom quality, the political situation and much more before they decide to do business in a country. We have outlined below several reasons why a company should establish a company in the Netherlands.

  94. UK fintech delegation heads to Australasia

    Australia 02/02/2017 08:48:58

    A trade delegation of eleven UK fintech companies will visit Australia and New Zealand in March

  95. AFEX Market Watch Wed 1st Feb 2017

    United Kingdom 01/02/2017 16:13:52

    GBP - Sterling The Pound had an excellent morning after Manufacturing PMI was released in line with expectations at 55.9 and on the back of a rumour that the BoE MPC vote tomorrow would see four members voting for a rate hike immediately.

  96. UK open for Indian gaming companies with global ambitions

    India 01/02/2017 10:33:10

    The UK Department for International Trade (DIT) in India will host a panel discussion at the CII India Gaming Show on 2 February, New Delhi.

  97. UK food and drink trade mission looking for Indian partners

    India 01/02/2017 10:08:14

    The trade mission brings together 17 of the most iconic British brands to network with Indian businesses in Mumbai and Delhi.

  98. Establish an US entity

    USA 01/02/2017 09:37:42

    In order to establish a US entity, you can use the 10 steps laid out below as a guide:

  99. AFEX Market Watch Mon 30th Jan 2017

    United Kingdom 30/01/2017 14:39:21

    GBP After last weeks continued push higher for sterling, this week sees the important Bank of England (BoE) inflation report on Thursday and the Monetary Policy Committee vote on interest rates. We expect no change in rates but the inflation report will be important as the market is well aware that inflation has been jumping higher since last June, the market will be trying to gauge how far inflation can rise before the BoE hikes rates.

  100. Are you thinking about taking your business overseas?

    United Kingdom 25/01/2017 13:48:19

    Going Global 2017 will provide you with an unprecedented level of information, advice and opportunity in expanding your business into international markets. Going Global is Europe’s largest exhibition for businesses looking for international expansion and returns to London’s ExCeL on the 17th and 18th of May 2017.

  101. UK - South Africa joint trade statement

    South Africa 25/01/2017 08:34:17

    Joint statement by UK Secretary of State for International Trade Dr Liam Fox, and South Africa Minister for Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies.

  102. How to Lease Commercial Property in Jersey

    Jersey 24/01/2017 11:30:06

    While the terminology may seem quite familiar to real estate practitioners in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, the legal practice of Jersey commercial leases can be very different.

  103. How Dealslands Is Growing Its Voucher Business In UK

    United Kingdom 23/01/2017 11:17:01

    Vouchers have always been the favourites of the shoppers. They make use of it for buying every kind of products and services. With the booming of online retail stores, a whole new world of e-vouchers came into existence. This eventually paved way towards the rise of a number of coupon websites across the globe.

  104. Disorganised Employees Can Cost Managers Up to 10% of Their Salary

    United Kingdom 20/01/2017 14:03:03

    AnyJunk take a look into the implications that cluttered desks can have on a business and its employee productivity, as well as tips and solutions for decluttering the office.

  105. Brexit Statement by British High Commissioner to Malaysia, Vicki Treadell

    Malaysia 20/01/2017 09:02:07

    H.E Vicki Treadell echoes the Brexit speech by UK Prime Minister Theresa May, and explains what it means to the UK-Malaysia relationship.

  106. Caught out by Brexit?

    United Kingdom 19/01/2017 08:53:46

    Concerned about Trump’s unpredictability?

  107. The government's negotiating objectives for exiting the EU: PM speech

    United Kingdom 17/01/2017 13:48:24

    Prime Minister Theresa May sets out the 12 negotiating priorities for Brexit as part of the Plan for Britain after leaving the EU.

  108. Birmingham delegation visits Doha to discuss trade and investment

    Qatar 16/01/2017 11:13:38

    UK-Qatar Trade and Investment Conference cited as a strong signal of strengthening relationship between the two nations.

  109. Cyprus company obligations

    Cyprus 16/01/2017 08:59:14

    With ever increasing regulations and reporting requirements, it is now of even more importance to ensure that Cyprus companies are meeting all of their statutory and other reporting obligations.

  110. 5 New Year’s Resolutions To Make For Career Progression

    United Kingdom 13/01/2017 14:55:26

    Not all career resolutions are created equal. While it’s essential to set goals for the year ahead, the way you approach them may hinder rather than help your progress at work.

  111. Apply early for visas with #BEATthepeak campaign

    India 13/01/2017 11:44:39

    The UK encourages Indian visitors to apply early for visas with #BEATthepeak campaign.

  112. Brexit - Why UK based businesses start companies in the Netherlands

    Holland 13/01/2017 10:15:21

    In the wake of the Brexit referendum, entrepreneurs are taking steps to safeguard their businesses. Although Article 50 has not been invoked yet, many entrepreneurs are already planning how to secure the future of their business.

  113. The Startup Games are coming to Sydney

    Australia 12/01/2017 08:55:26

    The UK’s Department for International Trade is looking for Australian and New Zealand companies to participate in the Startup Games

  114. No Cash? No Problem! How to Start a Business with No Money

    United Kingdom 09/01/2017 15:24:33

    Money shouldn’t necessarily be the reason a great idea gets shelved but sadly, a lack of cash is often the biggest reason why entrepreneurs put their plan on hold.

  115. Market Watch - Monday 09 Jan 2017

    United Kingdom 09/01/2017 12:11:56

    Today's key data • GBP Halifax HPI MoM See key data for this week

  116. Liam Fox's speech to the British Chambers of Commerce, Hong Kong

    Hong Kong 06/01/2017 17:05:05

    Speech delivered by International Trade Secretary Liam Fox to UK and local businesses at the British Chambers of Commerce in Hong Kong

  117. 5 Reasons Your Business Meetings Aren’t As Productive as They Could Be

    United Kingdom 05/01/2017 14:42:03

    Instant Offices’ Head of Marketing John Williams takes a closer look at the reasons why meetings may be hampering your productivity.

  118. AFEX Market Watch Mon Dec 19th

    United Kingdom 19/12/2016 09:20:22

    Monday Dec 19 • 09:00 EUR German IFO business climate • 12:30 AUD MPC meeting minutes • 03:00 JPY BOJ policy rate & statement

  119. The 5 opportunities and challenges of doing business in Europe

    Germany 14/12/2016 09:50:02

    If you’re looking to expand globally then the EU is hard to beat: The biggest single market in the world with 500 million consumers, standardisation of rules and regulations and geographically well located.

  120. Why you need expert local support in Germany to start your business

    Germany 14/12/2016 09:44:49

    Governments are generally pretty good at providing support. And we know too that that kind of help only goes so far: government departments are not of course in business with you - sure they want you to succeed. But they can usually only provide a finite amount of expertise, then stand back and wish you well.

  121. Can Better Time Management Help You Grow Your Business in 2017?

    United Kingdom 13/12/2016 14:21:30

    “How can I manage my time better?”, is a question that crops up with alarming regularity. And, at the start of the holiday season, is more pertinent than ever as productivity starts to slip. For entrepreneurs, this can have serious implications on their business – luckily there are steps you can take to prevent a productivity gap from opening!

  122. Letters of credit for importers and exporters

    United Kingdom 13/12/2016 13:26:55

    Letters of credit and how they can be used to reduce risk in international trade.

  123. AFEX Market Watch Mon 12th December 2016

    United Kingdom 12/12/2016 10:10:25

    Monday Dec 12 No top tier data Tuesday Dec 13 02:00 CNY Industrial production YoY 09:30 GBP CPI YOY 10:00 EUR German ZEW economic sentiment

  124. Six Ways to Boost Employee Satisfaction Without a Raise

    United Kingdom 08/12/2016 15:13:06

    Instant Offices’ Head of Marketing, John Williams, weighs in on boosting employee satisfaction and happiness in the workplace.

  125. Holiday Hack: More Than Double Your Holiday Leave in 2017

    United Kingdom 08/12/2016 14:04:18

    Most employees in the UK are entitled to around 28 days of paid leave annually, but with some strategic planning you can more than double your leave in 2017!

  126. British Secretary of State for International Trade visits Brazil

    Brazil 07/12/2016 12:57:14

    Dr. Liam Fox meets Brazilian Minister for Development, Industry & Trade for the UK-Brazil JETCO 2016

  127. Why the Dutch speak english so well

    Holland 06/12/2016 17:14:14

    The Dutch speak english very well. Linguistically Dutch is one of the languages which have a close relation with English. The two languages have much in common looking at both grammar and vocabulary. Also quite a percentage of media is in English. Doing business in Holland can therefore be done in the english language. Read more in this blog about why the Dutch speak english so well

  128. AFEX Market Watch Mon December 5th 2016

    United Kingdom 05/12/2016 13:14:07

    Sunday Dec 4 Italian Constitution Amendment Vote Austrian Presidential Election

  129. AFEX Market Watch Friday 2nd December

    United Kingdom 02/12/2016 09:45:18

    Friday Dec 2nd • 00:30 AUD Retail sales MoM • 09:30 GBP Construction PMI • 13:30 CAD Unemployment Rate and Employment change • 13:30 USD Average hourly earnings • 13:30 USD Non-farm employment change and unemployment rate

  130. Doing business in the Netherlands

    Holland 02/12/2016 09:24:58

    As a country, the Netherlands acts as a logistics hub for Europe through the Rotterdam port and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. It is possible to access 95 per cent of Europe’s most lucrative consumer markets within 24 hours due to its outstanding infrastructure. This makes the Netherlands an ideal gateway for expanding your business. Next to that, the Netherlands features one of the most highly educated and multilingual workforces in Europe

  131. Tax advantages Holland

    Holland 02/12/2016 09:17:35

    In this blog we take a look at the following tax advantages in Holland

  132. Joint statement by the Minister of State for Trade Policy and Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment

    Australia 30/11/2016 10:09:22

    The International Trade Minister, Lord Price, met Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steven Ciobo, in Canberra today (30 November 2016) for the inaugural meeting of the Australia-UK Trade Working Group.

  133. Global Entrepreneur Programme (GEP) introduced in Chile

    United Kingdom 24/11/2016 12:47:42

    GEP presented the support that the organisation provides to help overseas businesses to globalise and establish in the UK.

  134. Department for International Trade’s Autumn Statement settlement

    United Kingdom 24/11/2016 12:45:43

    Measures to boost UK exports and build upon trade policy expertise as we leave the EU were announced in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement.

  135. Faster entry at UK border now available to Israelis

    Israel 22/11/2016 17:20:32

    Visitors from Israel to benefit from faster entry to the UK as Registered Traveller Service is expanded.

  136. The Aid/Humanitarian Sector and Global Mobility: 5 Ways Mauve Can Support

    United Kingdom 22/11/2016 09:58:19

    This week’s post explores why a service offering like Mauve’s proves useful to the aid and humanitarian sector.

  137. The UK’s Landmark Uber Employment Tribunal Ruling: Exploring the Dangers of Employment Status Misclassification

    United Kingdom 22/11/2016 09:52:54

    We look at the risks associated with incorrectly defining workers as self-employed in light of a recent Uber tribunal case.

  138. Applications for UK fintech companies to join trade mission to Australia now open

    Australia 22/11/2016 08:21:58

    The UK Department for International Trade (DIT) will select up to 12 UK fintech companies to participate in a trade mission to Australia from 20 - 23 March 2017.

  139. AFEX Market Watch Mon 21st November 2016

    United Kingdom 21/11/2016 09:27:49

    Monday Nov 21st • 16:00 EUR ECB President Draghi speaks

  140. UK and Norway announce new trade dialogue

    Norway 15/11/2016 13:50:30

    Joint statement from the UK Minister for Trade Policy and the Norway Minister for Trade and Industry.

  141. UK Businesses to Report Gender Pay Gap in 2018

    United Kingdom 14/11/2016 12:09:39

    This year, Equal Pay Day marked a gradual decrease in the gap in salaries between full-time employed men and women, 0.2% since last year.

  142. Brexit and Planning for the Future…

    United Kingdom 14/11/2016 10:45:55

    Matt Dawson won the Rugby World Cup in 2003 with England and has a successful media career presenting for the BBC.

  143. Be Passport Aware: Check passport expiry before booking trips

    United Kingdom 14/11/2016 10:36:30

    Before booking that trip, check to see if everyone’s passport is valid for entry into the country you are planning to visit.

  144. KIS Continues Fantastic Full Scholarship Opportunities For The IB Programmes For Ages 9-16

    Thailand 14/11/2016 10:33:58

    KIS International School in Bangkok, Thailand is a full International Baccalaureate School. As the school has become more and more in demand, thanks to its great atmosphere, welcoming community and excellent academic results, KIS is growing from 2 classes per year group to 3 classes per year group.

  145. Colombia state visit strengthening trade and investment links

    Colombia 10/11/2016 13:05:45

    Government investing up to £1 billion to support trade and development in Colombia as new partnerships open in oil and gas sector.

  146. £1 billion in deals from PM's trade mission to India

    India 10/11/2016 13:03:45

    Prime Minister Theresa May's visit to India from 6 to 8 November 2016 resulted in over £1 billion worth of deals.

  147. Liam Fox visits Pune to take forward the India-UK collaboration

    India 10/11/2016 09:38:06

    UK Cabinet Minister visits Pune to lend support to business delegations on connected cities and advanced manufacturing.

  148. The UK is ready to do more business with Cuba and to become a strong partner for the island for the long term.

    United Kingdom 10/11/2016 09:27:53

    This year the UK had 19 companies participating at Havana International Trade Fair including exhibitors and visitors.

  149. UK-China discuss the next step for economic and trade relations

    China 10/11/2016 09:17:39

    Billions of pounds of projects will be showcased to the delegation, while talks will focus on building on the UK-China trade relationship.

  150. Work Etiquette: Should Co-workers Be Friends on Facebook?

    United Kingdom 09/11/2016 10:00:48

    Instant Offices take a look into Facebook friend culture in the workplace. Should we be friends on Facebook? It’s a question many of us don’t know how to answer when it comes to bosses, colleagues and other professional contacts. But with more than one billion people active on Facebook it’s inevitable that our virtual lives will overlap with our professional ones eventually.

  151. International Trade Secretary in India to strengthen trade relations

    India 08/11/2016 12:43:34

    The UK Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox is visiting India from 6-10 November.

  152. The UK is destination of choice for Australian Retailers

    Australia 03/11/2016 10:30:56

    The UK is the number 1 destination globally for Foreign Direct Investment retail projects by Australian companies

  153. Doing business in Iran: trade and export guide

    02/11/2016 12:38:46

    On 16 January 2016, Iran received extensive economic and financial sanctions relief following confirmation from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that Iran had met its obligations under the nuclear deal agreed on 14 July 2015, meaning the country is now able to trade more freely globally.

  154. International Trade Secretary speech at second Iranian trade conference

    02/11/2016 09:45:04

    Speech delivered by International Trade Secretary Liam Fox at 'New Prospects for British-Iranian Trade and Investment' conference in London.

  155. United Arab Emirates – Consular Fees

    UAE 01/11/2016 09:34:37

    You can now pay consular and Emergency Travel Document fees by Credit Card. Please note that the Embassy only accepts some credit Cards (e.g. MasterCard and Visa), Debit cards and Electron Cards are accepted if payment is received in pound sterling

  156. The New Visa Application Centre in Kuwait City opens 30 October

    Kuwait 26/10/2016 17:14:10

    The UK’s new visa application centre in Arraya Tower will officially open its doors on 30 October, offering excellent facilities for applicants.

  157. Co-working has become hot news of late and why not?

    United Kingdom 25/10/2016 13:02:36

    The chance to work in well-designed offices, in amazing locations, at relatively low prices – what is not to love? And the rise in co-working spaces coincides with the rise in the number of self-employed workers across the UK.

  158. Understanding Work Personality Types

    United Kingdom 19/10/2016 15:50:02

    How Managers Impact Workplace Success

  159. Notices to exporters

    United Kingdom 19/10/2016 15:34:48

    Notices to exporters published by the Export Control Organisation (ECO).

  160. Establishment of UK-New Zealand trade policy dialogue

    New Zealand 19/10/2016 15:25:16

    Joint announcement from Rt Hon Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade, and Hon Todd McClay, Minister of Trade for New Zealand.

  161. New 'Innovation is GREAT' partnership with McLaren

    United Kingdom 19/10/2016 15:23:54

    The GREAT Britain Campaign (GREAT) has announced a unique partnership with McLaren to help highlight the UK’s innovative culture.

  162. UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce

    Ghana 19/10/2016 09:25:47

    British High Commissioner to Ghana Jon Benjamin delivered a speech at the launch of the UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce.

  163. New SCHNEIDER GROUP representative in Italy

    Italy 12/10/2016 14:37:30

    Moscow, 12. October 2016 – SCHNEIDER GROUP, an international consulting company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Luca Orselli to the position “Representative in Italy”.

  164. Payroll & Taxes In Singapore: What Business Owners Need To Know

    Singapore 12/10/2016 13:01:45

    Setting up or expanding a business in Singapore means understanding the city's tax and payroll landscape. Make sure you know the territory...

  165. AFEX Market Watch Mon 10th October

    United Kingdom 11/10/2016 10:01:06

    Monday Oct 10th • All Day USD and CAD bank holiday • 19:01 GBP BRC retail sales

  166. Average Wage UK: what salary should you be earning at your age?

    United Kingdom 06/10/2016 16:32:00

    Your age isn’t the only number that increases over time. As you accrue more experience in the workplace, your value to employers inevitably increases, and salary expectations should follow in line.

  167. Going Global – Europe’s leading exhibition for businesses looking to expand internationally

    United Kingdom 05/10/2016 09:57:28

    If you own or manage an SME, this event is an unmissable opportunity for you to network and gain information or assistance in exporting your products or setting up overseas operations –

  168. SIN helps Indian High Value Manufacturing investment to UK

    India 04/10/2016 10:32:54

    A key objective for India is to ‘make in India’ and the UK is well placed to support these ambitions for mutual benefit

  169. Venture Capital Switzerland: Financing Start-ups

    Switzerland 29/09/2016 15:09:29

    Venture Capital in Switzerland is offered by some organisations. It is institutional equity, which is provided by specific funds. Venture Capital is provided mostly in the early Start-up-phase. Venture Capital funds finance Start-ups and offer higher amounts than Business Angels.

  170. Establishing a branch in Switzerland – a legal overview

    Switzerland 29/09/2016 15:07:54

    Switzerland is a popular location for businesses. Establishing a branch in Switzerland is attractive to both domestic and foreign businesses. This article provides a legal overview.

  171. Founding a company in Switzerland

    Switzerland 29/09/2016 15:05:20

    Founding a company in Switzerland is a fast and simple process. Despite the unburdened course of action we recommend consulting a legal expert.

  172. Many foreigners are confident enough to attempt a business start in Switzerland

    Switzerland 29/09/2016 15:03:24

    In Switzerland, many foreigners have taken on self-employment by starting their own business. The migrants of the first and second generation account for a considerable amount of new business starts.

  173. Establish own business in Switzerland as a foreigner

    Switzerland 29/09/2016 15:00:02

    Foreigners are generally not disallowed from founding a company in Switzerland. However, a distinction is made between persons from EU/EFTA-states and citizens of third countries.

  174. Department for International Trade London & ERDF Trade take London businesses to Nigeria and Ghana

    Ghana 27/09/2016 13:35:38

    British companies from energy, infrastructure, education & training industry to visit Ghana and Nigeria

  175. AFEX Market Watch Monday September 26th 2016

    United Kingdom 26/09/2016 14:36:56

    Monday Sep 26 • 09:00 EUR German IFO business climate • 09:30 GBP BBA Mortgage approvals • 10:30 CHF SNB Chairman Jordan speaks • 16:05 EUR ECB President Draghi speaks

  176. 3 Major Myths about Flat Organizational Structures in Business

    United Kingdom 21/09/2016 11:30:03

    If you’ve worked in a company with a hierarchical or ‘tall’ organisational structure, you’ve probably experienced the frustrations that can arise from dealing with long chains of command and potential bureaucracy.

  177. How to Find, Recruit & Manage Independent Sales Agents

    USA 15/09/2016 11:31:47

    If you are looking to expand your sales into new markets or territories it usually means you have to find a dedicated sales person to work direct for your company. This is an expensive and time intensive method of expanding your business.

  178. 8 Positive Things That Happen When You Discover Your Business Niche

    United Kingdom 14/09/2016 14:57:34

    Gone are the days when solely marketing your business to as many people as possible gave you a competitive advantage.

  179. Europcar Unmissable Deals

    United Kingdom 13/09/2016 10:01:29

    Book now and take advantage of our amazing prices, available in many great worldwide destinations. Wherever your travels take you, save on car hire with our Happy Deals!

  180. New, easy-to-use online visa application system launched in Indonesia

    United Kingdom 07/09/2016 10:17:42

    As part of a global rollout, Access UK is now available for Indonesian customers applying for a visa to visit the UK

  181. Do’s & Don’ts for Getting Along in a Coworking Space

    United Kingdom 06/09/2016 17:05:10

    We’ve all experienced an annoying coworker; the person in the office who clears their throat endlessly, pounds their keyboard too loudly or is oblivious to how pungent their fish lunch is.

  182. SIN Japan Lead a GREAT Robotics Campaign Resulting in over £350,000 of Investment

    Japan 06/09/2016 09:13:51

    During 2015-2016, SIN Japan teamed up with UK Trade & Investment to introduce the best of UK Robotics research and innovative companies to Japanese partners.

  183. Launch of UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce

    Ghana 05/09/2016 14:21:58

    British High Commissioner to Ghana Jon Benjamin delivered a speech at the launch of the UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce.

  184. UK should become the global leader in free trade

    United Kingdom 05/09/2016 13:45:16

    Prime Minister Theresa May will set out her ambition for the UK to become the global leader in free trade when she attends the G20 Summit in China.

  185. British Minister calls for greater commercial collaboration with India

    India 05/09/2016 13:12:41

    The Rt Hon Liam Fox MP, the UK’s Secretary of State for International Trade is visiting New Delhi and Mumbai.

  186. IP and BREXIT: The facts

    United Kingdom 25/08/2016 14:28:39

    Facts on the future of intellectual property laws following the recent Referendum decision.

  187. Survey to identify trade and investment barriers in 7 overseas markets

    Brazil 23/08/2016 12:20:25

    Department for International Trade (DIT) wants feedback on doing business in Brazil, Colombia, India, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam.

  188. Brexit:UK/Malaysia-A New Opportunity(Speech by HE Vicki Treadell)

    Malaysia 23/08/2016 10:54:42

    British High Commissioner to Malaysia, Her Excellency Vicki Treadell spoke at a seminar entitled 'Brexit: UK/Malaysia - A New Opportunity'

  189. A One Stop Shop Service

    Malta 22/08/2016 13:21:25

    DeMontford Bell is a highly renowned financial services introducer. Over the years, this company has built up a global network of financial services providers, including banks, law firms, accountants and company formation agents

  190. Australian Business Culture and Etiquette: What you Need to Know

    Australia 22/08/2016 10:59:01

    International business often requires a knowledge of various countries’ business etiquette. No doubt some will be quite different to what you’ll be familiar with.

  191. AFEX Market Watch Mon 22nd August

    United Kingdom 22/08/2016 09:49:56

    Mon Aug 22 • No first tier data Tues Aug 23 • 07:00 CHF Trade balance • 11:00 GBP CBI industrial order expectations

  192. Is your fleet eco friendly?

    United Kingdom 18/08/2016 10:59:23

    We’re all trying to find ways of contributing less to the environment when it comes to pollution and waste and as a business it’s important you take eco friendly practices within your company seriously.

  193. 15 Ways to Improve Your Leadership Skills at Work

    United Kingdom 09/08/2016 15:59:08

    Every team needs a leader to help them grow and push them to be the best they can. For those starting a new business- this is vital.

  194. UKVI launches new 24-hour Super Priority Visa service in Nigeria

    Nigeria 09/08/2016 12:33:29

    The new service allows customers to process their applications within 24 hours

  195. AEI Saudi - Doing Business In Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia 09/08/2016 10:59:48

  196. 10 Ways to Manage Office Conflict

    United Kingdom 09/08/2016 10:08:40

    An inevitable part of running a business or managing a team is learning to deal with conflict according to Instant Offices.

  197. Ulf Schneider celebrates 15 Years in the East

    Russia 08/08/2016 12:37:39

    Moscow, 10 August 2016 – Managing Partner and Founder of SCHNEIDER GROUP, Ulf Schneider, recently celebrated his 15 year anniversary of being in Moscow and the East. On this occasion he reviewed his accomplishments and contributions in the Russian-speaking countries

  198. AFEX Market Watch Mon Aug 8th

    United Kingdom 08/08/2016 10:48:30

    • 12:01 GBP BRC Retail sales

  199. Outsourcing or offshoring – what’s the difference?

    Australia 05/08/2016 08:38:43

    Article by Stefanie Lowe You have heard the terms outsourcing and offshoring – but what do they really mean? With the rise in globalisation, mobile internet and cloud technology and pressure on business efficiencies with increased competition and business costs, outsourcing and offshoring have become normal business practice.

  200. UK Interest Rate Decision Today at 12:00

    United Kingdom 04/08/2016 09:44:24

    Today at 12:00, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, is expected to announce a drop in the UK interest rate from a seven-year record low of 0.5 per cent to 0.25%. This new "Emergency" base rate would be an historically low level and is a result of the UK economy shrinking following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. However, last month there was a 77.5% chance of a cut but this never materialised.

  201. The Incoterms 2010 Pocket Guide

    United Kingdom 03/08/2016 13:00:45

    The Pocket Guide is sold in packs of 5.

  202. ICC Guide on Transport and the Incoterms 2010 Rules

    United Kingdom 03/08/2016 12:57:28

    by the International Chambers of Commerce

  203. SCHNEIDER GROUP August 2016

    Russia 03/08/2016 12:41:04

    Digital products and online services Foreign suppliers have to pay VAT

  204. How to Create an Internet Marketing Plan

    United Kingdom 03/08/2016 12:10:04

    Any entrepreneur with an understanding of the modern marketing landscape will have already considered the role of online marketing in their overall marketing strategy. Digital marketing isn’t just something that is going to be important in the future. It is already critical to generating momentum for a new venture and without a presence online, a new business will most assuredly be left in the dust of its competitors.

  205. Exporting: The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably

    United Kingdom 02/08/2016 17:15:52

    Laurel Delaney writes in a tremendous spirit of service to entrepreneurial and small business leaders navigating the opportunities of globalization.

  206. How to Import Wine: An Insider's Guide

    USA 02/08/2016 17:13:12

    Since the 2011 publication of the first edition of How to Import Wine tectonic change has fundamentally reshaped the US wine business landscape.

  207. ipostparcels August Discounts

    United Kingdom 02/08/2016 16:14:15

    Vouchers can be used unlimited times during this month.

  208. Despite a fall in manufacturing output in the second quarter of 2016, it’s still a good time for UK exporters

    United Kingdom 02/08/2016 15:43:50

    The Bank of England released construction data yesterday, announcing that industrial output had seen its sharpest fall since June 2009.

  209. SCHNEIDER GROUP moves to the new office in Kazakhstan

    Russia 02/08/2016 11:58:10

    Moscow, 2 August 2016 – SCHNEIDER GROUP, international consulting company, is pleased to announce about the movement of one of its Kazakhstan’s branch offices in Astana to a new place

  210. Consistent Excellence On Ib Diploma By Kis Students

    Thailand 01/08/2016 16:38:57

    The class of 2016 continued the excellent academic results that KIS is known for. Our 32 graduating students ALL participated in the full International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma programme and ALL of them passed, receiving the prestigious IB Diploma. This 100 percent pass rate is significantly higher than the IB average pass rate worldwide this year of 81%.

  211. Do you want to sell to the Russian market with your online-shop?

    Russia 01/08/2016 13:15:39

    SCHNEIDER GROUP offers support for companies operating in Russia and the CIS/Poland and helps foreign firms entering these markets.

  212. India: trade fact sheet

    India 01/08/2016 10:46:40

    Key facts and figures on Indo-British trade and investment

  213. AFEX Market Watch 1st August 2016

    United Kingdom 01/08/2016 10:37:17

    AFEX Market Watch

  214. Creative and cultural: international trade regulations

    United Kingdom 01/08/2016 10:33:21

    Regulations for whole productions or scenery, props and costumes, for museum artefacts, artworks and antiques, and details about Film Tax Relief.

  215. Electronic goods: international trade regulations

    United Kingdom 01/08/2016 10:31:46

    Regulations if you are importing or exporting electronic goods, including licensing, certification, safety and environmental requirements.

  216. 50 Jurisdictions, 300 Million Potential Customers

    USA 29/07/2016 16:57:11

    Unlocking One of the World’s Biggest Markets, The United States of America

  217. AFEX Market Watch 26th July 2016

    United Kingdom 26/07/2016 14:55:27

    Tuesday Jul 26th 09:30 GBP BBA Mortgage approvals 15:00 USD Conference Board Consumer Confidence

  218. New online visa application service launched in Madagascar

    Africa 26/07/2016 14:03:48

    A new online visa application service has been launched for customers in Madagascar applying for a visa to visit the United Kingdom.

  219. Are you seeking to invest in, trade with, or expand your business in Indonesia?

    26/07/2016 13:51:48

    Perhaps you are even considering starting up a new venture in Indonesia or further afield in South East Asia?

  220. UK to open 3 new government offices across the US

    USA 26/07/2016 13:46:50

    International Trade Secretary Rt Hon Liam Fox MP announces plans to open 3 new offices in the United States.

  221. UK Minister for International Trade to visit Thailand

    Thailand 26/07/2016 09:29:25

    Mark Garnier, newly appointed Minister at the Department for International Trade, will visit Thailand from 27 to 29 July.

  222. AFEX Market Watch

    United Kingdom 25/07/2016 10:48:38

  223. EFT International June Update

    United Kingdom 25/07/2016 09:53:17

  224. Exporting To Algeria

    Africa 21/07/2016 17:29:51

    Algeria export overview Algeria is a stable country politically. President Bouteflika was re-elected in 2014 for a further five years. It is the biggest country by area in Africa with a population of 38 million.

  225. How to Start Your Own Business: A Step-by-Step Guide

    United Kingdom 21/07/2016 16:45:47

    Starting your own business can be a great way to take hold of your destiny, maximize your revenue, decide your working hours and choose who you work with. It can however be one of the most stressful ventures of your career! Being your own boss isn’t for everyone. Having what it takes to bridge the gap between a good idea and a good business is what separates successful startups from those that fail.

  226. Doing Business In Singapore Guide

    Singapore 20/07/2016 11:04:05

    Singapore is a small but wealthy city-state, occupying a strategically vital location at the southernmost tip of Peninsular Malaysia, where major sea lanes between east and west converge. Singapore’s historic role as an entrepôt and trans-shipment centre for the region has traditionally created opportunities across a broad spectrum of sectors.

  227. Doing Business In Panama

    Offshore 20/07/2016 10:55:32

    Panama has a solid foundation of economic and political stability. Panama grew at 8.4% in 2013 – the second-fastest growth rate in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  228. Doing Business In South Korea

    South Korea 20/07/2016 10:50:05

    Nestled between two great powers, Japan and China, South Korea remains off the radar to most UK companies even though it is home to 50 million people generating GNP of US $1 trillion, making it the world’s 12th largest economy – just less than the size of the entire Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and equal to 2% of global GDP.

  229. PM embarks on first visit overseas

    Germany 20/07/2016 09:04:15

    Theresa May will visit Berlin and Paris to build relationships with European partners as the UK prepares to negotiate its exit from the EU.

  230. The Importance of a Digital Detox

    United Kingdom 14/07/2016 12:05:10

    The proliferation of digital devices mean that we’re constantly connected to the office, wherever we might be. It can become difficult to switch off from works.

  231. Brexit & Your International Business

    United Kingdom 14/07/2016 11:54:05

    So it has actually happened – the British electorate has voted in favour of a change. The result did come as a bit of a surprise but is seen by many as a much needed wake up call for the EU, which is politically complicated and seems to be led by a bloated administration.

  232. New Confirmation Statement

    United Kingdom 14/07/2016 11:51:46

    From 30th June 2016, a new Confirmation Statement will replace the Company Annual Return which has to be filed each year with Companies House.

  233. Labor Dispatch: a new way to start a business in China

    China 13/07/2016 12:45:00

    In terms of business opportunities, China stays one of the main focus for foreign companies’ development strategies. However, a strong economic growth, the promise of a huge output market and a diverse group of customers make investing in China both a chance and a risk.

  234. PM David Cameron statement on Theresa May and next steps

    United Kingdom 12/07/2016 11:55:46

    David Cameron made a statement in Downing Street on the timings of transition to the new Prime Minister Theresa May.

  235. Trade and Investment Minister works towards deeper trading relationship with Hong Kong and China

    China 11/07/2016 17:05:45

    Trade and Investment Minister Lord Price returns from his first official trip to Hong Kong and China.

  236. Demand for Flexible Workspace Reaches Record Levels as Workers Choose Locations Closer to Home

    United Kingdom 11/07/2016 15:17:03

    LONDON, 2016

  237. Call centres in the Cloud

    Japan 11/07/2016 10:11:05

    Outsourcing giant Adecco and NTT East are developing a cloud-based call centre application that allows housewives and retirees to work from home as call centre operators. Adecco estimates that using this system they will be able to sign up around 1,000 remote employees over 3 years.

  238. Japan’s first salaried foreign ninja

    Japan 11/07/2016 10:08:10

    A region of Japan looking to use ninja warriors to boost tourism has made an American the first foreign national to draw a salary for joining the country’s traditional group of assassins

  239. Keep Calm and Carry On

    USA 11/07/2016 08:35:15

    Never has the old adage of “Keep Calm and Carry On” been more prudent than in the days and weeks following Brexit. It is key to keep reminding ourselves, especially for entrepreneurs, that trade talks and exit strategies are a work in progress.

  240. Brexit – What does it mean for businesses operating both in and outside of the UK?

    United Kingdom 11/07/2016 08:30:20

    While the UK government looks to finalise a plan for economic stability following the UK’s EU referendum result, businesses are seeking clarification on what the impact of the vote will mean for them. We’ve identified three of the most common challenges companies both in and outside of the UK are currently facing, along with potential solutions.

  241. Cyprus – An Appealing Option After Brexit

    Cyprus 11/07/2016 08:23:25

    As the dust begins to settle from the recent verdict of the UK people to exit the EU, business decision-makers and individuals seem to be left with more questions than answers. Depending on the specific circumstances of each business/individual, the extent of the impact from the Brexit will vary. Subsequent to the evaluation of the impact, each person will have to consider its options and take immediate and possibly tough decisions.

  242. Brexit and Germany

    Germany 11/07/2016 08:20:36

    Our office provides legal and tax consulting as well as business services (e.g. tax compliance/bookkeeping/ payroll services) especially to UK parent companies of German subsidiaries or German startup companies.

  243. Brexit and Spain

    Spain 11/07/2016 08:17:12

    Our perspective is that of accountants and tax consultants in Spain. We deal with a wide range of resident and non-resident Brits (and other nationalities), working or doing business in Spain or simply having a holiday home and retiring to this most pleasant country.

  244. Are You Looking To Attract Investment From The UK?

    United Kingdom 07/07/2016 15:45:06

    Prysm Group, the UK's largest independent exhibition organiser announces today the launch of Foreign Direct Investment Expo.

  245. British Ambassador in conversation with Japanese investors about the UK’s EU referendum

    Japan 30/06/2016 13:00:54

    On 29 June the British Ambassador to Japan, Tim Hitchens had a discussion with Japanese investors about the results of the UK’s referendum on EU Membership.

  246. What A Waste Of Taxpayers Money

    Japan 30/06/2016 12:06:54

    A program ostensibly designed to bring foreign health care workers to Japan to alleviate labour shortages has become a huge waste of taxpayers' money.

  247. KIS proudly launches its new interactive prospectus

    Thailand 30/06/2016 11:59:03

    KIS recently launched its new school brochure featuring interactive technology for parents who want to discover more

  248. Six reasons why your startup should expand to Sydney

    Australia 30/06/2016 08:52:28

    With startup ecosystems becoming increasingly globally interconnected and the teams running these startups becoming more international, searching for a new location for startup expansion has never been more important.

  249. A Second Capital for Japan?

    Japan 29/06/2016 09:10:41

    On the heals of the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, Kansai at the western end of Japan is stepping up its efforts to convince the national government that one of its three major cities (Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe) should be designated as Japan's backup capital.

  250. Business Secretary to chair Business Roundtable

    United Kingdom 28/06/2016 09:33:22

    Business Secretary Sajid Javid will today chair the first meeting of Britain’s business leaders since the EU Referendum.

  251. British Ambassador to Russia comments on EU Referendum

    Russia 27/06/2016 16:08:59

    Ambassador Laurie Bristow’s opening comment at the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Europe round table on the UK’s EU Referendum

  252. Top tips for importing goods from abroad

    United Kingdom 27/06/2016 11:29:12

    Importers of goods and services from abroad face many challenges and risks associated with international trade, however, getting it right is fundamental and the opportunities and financial gains of importing successfully can be large. Importers of gooods and services from abroad might have the benefit of a diverse supply chain, reduced costs and general business efficiency. We’ve put together a list of tips to check help you succeed in importing from abroad.

  253. Message from UK Foreign Secretary to Japanese Foreign Minister on the UK’s referendum

    Japan 27/06/2016 09:32:29

    On 27 June the British Ambassador to Japan, Tim Hitchens, delivered a message from the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond to Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida.

  254. EU referendum outcome: PM statement, 24 June 2016

    United Kingdom 24/06/2016 10:17:00

    Prime Minister David Cameron made a statement in Downing Street on the outcome of the referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union

  255. Your Route To Financial Freedom

    United Kingdom 22/06/2016 09:57:14

    Attend one of our FX Trading Events

  256. Wholesale 10 Tips

    USA 21/06/2016 09:04:46

  257. How To Import From China

    China 20/06/2016 14:54:46

    In This Ebook, We Are Providing Proper Guidance Of Detailed Step By Step Importing Procedure,

  258. Starting a business? Tempted to put-off protecting your Intellectual Property?

    Jersey 20/06/2016 14:05:43

    Think again! Intellectual Property impacts our lives on a daily basis, countless times even before we have brushed our teeth in the mornings.

  259. Google Apps For Business

    United Kingdom 20/06/2016 13:19:51

    20% off per user for the first year of Google Apps

  260. Is Franchising Right For You?

    United Kingdom 20/06/2016 12:32:46

  261. Take Control of your Future: Become Your Own Boss

    United Kingdom 20/06/2016 12:29:24

    Franchising is the word on everyone's lips, but is it right for you?

  262. How do you maintain client relationships in the global marketplace?

    United Kingdom 20/06/2016 12:27:20

    Travelling to attend meetings with international clients can be stressful, time consuming and extremely expensive.

  263. Export Import Management

    United Kingdom 20/06/2016 10:54:29

    This book is practical approach related to foreign trade. This book gives professional knowledge in export import procedure & documentation, customs & bank formalities, government benefits, exim policies, import sources, taxation, shipping, freight forwarding with practical assignments & much more

  264. The Brexit currency converter

    United Kingdom 17/06/2016 12:39:07

    With the EU referendum fast approaching, what impact would “leaving” or indeed “remaining” in the EU have on the British Pound?

  265. UKTI reveals record number of UK businesses looking to export

    United Kingdom 16/06/2016 09:17:43

    Figures show a record number of UK businesses are interested in exporting through the government’s Exporting is GREAT website.

  266. KIS Class Of 2016 Are Awarded 1.3 Million US Dollars Worth Of University Scholarships And Are Accepted To Top Universities Worldwide

    Thailand 14/06/2016 08:39:53

    The KIS community congratulates the class of 2016! We are very proud to let you know that our 32 graduating students this year have received 140 offers from 96 universities around the world.

  267. Online Business Startup: The entrepreneur's guide to launching a fast, lean and profitable online venture

    United Kingdom 09/06/2016 14:27:05

    ONLINE BUSINESS STARTUP isn't just a how-to guide in online marketing or SEO... it contains everything an experienced entrepreneur wished he had known when he started in business.

  268. Webinars for Small Business Entrepreneurs

    USA 09/06/2016 13:15:53

    At Incorporate, we've made helping small business owners our top priority.

  269. The Reformed International Business World - Does Cyprus have a place in it?

    Cyprus 08/06/2016 10:15:16

    Over the last few years the worldwide international business sector has experienced unprecedented changes, which have totally reshaped the landscape.

  270. How to Improve Communication at Work

    United Kingdom 07/06/2016 17:16:29

    One of the most crucial aspects of working in business is communication. Being able to communicate effectively with your team and partners means that any issues are solved quickly, projects are run efficiently and that everyone is on the same page when it comes to your vision. Use these 12 tips to improve your communication skills in business and have a happy and healthy office.

  271. Research by the Instant Group Shows Double-Digit Increases in Co-working as Corporations Drive Growth of Flexible Office Space in the U.S

    USA 07/06/2016 10:57:19

    NEW YORK, MAY, 2016

  272. Do you want to reach a population of 180 million people with your online shop?

    06/06/2016 08:59:26

    SCHNEIDER GROUP offers you an ecommerce solution with which you can bring your shop into the Eurasian Economic Union.

  273. New work permit rules for highly qualified specialists and foreign CEOs

    06/06/2016 08:56:48

    The new version of the Belarus law “On External Labour Migration” No 353-З dd. 05.01.2016 takes effect as of 15 July 2016. An overview of the most significant changes and trends introduced by the law is outlined below.

  274. Corporate transfer – A simplified procedure for receiving work permits

    06/06/2016 08:52:47

    Due to the accession of Kazakhstan into the WTO, a number of amendments have been introduced to Kazakhstani legislation, including amendments related to the corporate transfer of foreign employees to Kazakhstan (i.e. the intra- company transfer of a foreign employee from a foreign company to the subsidiary, representative or branch office located in Kazakhstan).

  275. Bond's Top 100 Franchises, 2017

    USA 25/05/2016 14:26:39

    "Bond's Top 100 Franchises, 2017" is an effort to pick the "best" franchises from among the 3,500+ franchises available.

  276. In Asia, online shopping gets lost in translation

    China 25/05/2016 10:21:12

    No proper translation in my language

  277. Global Serviced Office Provider Enters Iranian Market

    24/05/2016 12:35:03

    The world’s finest serviced office provider has blazed the trail for corporations setting up in Tehran.

  278. Overseas Business Risk - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong 23/05/2016 09:18:29

    Information on key security and political risks which UK businesses may face when operating in Hong Kong.

  279. New UK and Australian Visa Application Centre opens in Thimphu

    Australia 19/05/2016 08:27:12

    The VAC is a joint venture between Australia, UK Visas and Immigration and VFS Global their commercial partner

  280. Update on electronic visa waiver (EVW) scheme for Kuwait

    Kuwait 18/05/2016 08:53:05

    From 23 May 2016, a fee of £15 will be introduced to cover the costs of the new EVW

  281. Overseas Business Risk – China

    China 18/05/2016 08:48:19

    Information on key security and political risks which UK businesses may face when operating in China.

  282. Share This Space plans to change Retail Distribution in Dubai

    UAE 16/05/2016 12:40:56

    Video Interview with Shahzad Bhatti on how Share This Space plans to change Retail Distribution in Dubai

  283. Worldbox offers Global Portfolio Management Tool

    United Kingdom 09/05/2016 08:54:57

    The Business Intelligence company Worldbox is providing access to a new Portfolio Management service powered by its API via XML.

  284. Seychelles Vs BVI – Battle Of The Offshore Companies

    Offshore 05/05/2016 17:54:10

    INTRODUCTION If you’re looking to form an offshore company, one of the biggest decisions you’ll need to make is which jurisdiction you would like to set it up in.

  285. Food Shortages Spell Opportunity

    Japan 05/05/2016 09:36:04

    Japan’s food self-sufficiency rate was 73% in 1965 falling to 37% in 1993. The rate held around 40% from 1998 to 2007 and slowly crept up to 41% in 2008 (compare this with 128% for the United States and 70% for Britain in 2003). At the national level, the goal is to return to 70% self-sufficiency. Add to this heightened consumer demand in Japan for ‘safer’ food and greater uniformity in appearance of the food and you have the start of a trend in food production.

  286. The third in a 3-part series on the economic impact of aging in Japan

    Japan 05/05/2016 09:33:06

    Despite its crowds and fast pace of life, Japanese society retains an air of politeness, ongoing respect for traditional values and a low crime rate. On this last point, a recent report by the Japan Times showed a 40% drop in crimes from 2,800,000 in 2002 to 1,700,000 a decade later. Putting this in perspective, this is about 1,360 crimes per 100,000 Japanese residents compared to 3.466 per 100,000 in the United States.

  287. The second in a 3-part series on the economic impact of aging in Japan

    Japan 05/05/2016 09:31:26

    In July 2010 police found the body of an 111 year-old, nominally Japan’s oldest man, lying in bed. The problem was that he had died 30 years earlier. By the time he was discovered, his 81 year-old daughter had collected JPY9M (about US$109,000) in pension payments. Subsequent investigations showed that this was not an isolated incident:

  288. The first in a 3-part series on the economic impact of aging in Japan

    Japan 05/05/2016 09:28:41

    Debt Japan's government debt exceeds that of other industrialised nations while gross debt is around 200% of GDP (in the US, UK and Germany the ratio is below 100%). While the financial markets are punishing Ireland, Greece and Portugal for their high public borrowings, Japan stands largely immune.

  289. Japan Not Starting Enough Startups

    Japan 05/05/2016 09:25:50

    The World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report groups countries roughly by: • Those that have a large share of primary goods in their total exports (Tonga, Morocco…) • Economies where scale-intensity is the major driver of development (Argentina, South Africa…) • Innovation-driven economies, which includes Japan, USA and UK. These produce unique goods and services created via sophisticated and often pioneering methods

  290. Japanese talent needs grooming

    Japan 03/05/2016 10:42:30

    A recent ranking of global talent placed Japan 20th in the world for competitiveness and worker quality. While not a terrible result, it does reveal Japan’s lack of readiness for the global economy as well as for the demands for innovation, flexibility and diverse aptitudes in workers.

  291. Government monitoring staff turnover rates

    Japan 03/05/2016 10:39:49

    Designed as a way to stem abusive employment practices, the Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry is now actively requesting that businesses disclose their employee turnover data when hiring new graduates. What is being targeted are employers that sign up a large number of new graduates assuming many of them will quit due to harsh working conditions such as extended overtime, low wages and harassment. These are colloquially known a “black companies”.

  292. 3 years into the Bank of Japan’s Unprecedented Monetary Easing

    Japan 03/05/2016 10:37:36

    The monetary easing by the Bank of Japan has started its 4th year. What remains unclear is whether the central bank’s target of 2% inflation will be achieved

  293. May 2016 British Embassy Oslo opening hours

    Norway 28/04/2016 10:43:10

    May 2016 British Embassy Oslo opening hours

  294. Overseas Business Risk - Ukraine

    27/04/2016 12:41:29

    Political and Economic Prominent Ukrainian businessman and politician, Petro Poroshenko was elected President of Ukraine in May 2014.

  295. Notarial and documentary services guide for Slovakia

    Slovakia 27/04/2016 12:29:03

    Documents, certificates, letters and notes available from the British Embassy Bratislava.

  296. European Health Insurance Card

    United Kingdom 27/04/2016 11:55:12

    Who can use EHIC and what it's for

  297. Special Offer: Save 85% on international transfers

    27/04/2016 10:00:46

    Save 85% Versus Bank Currency Fees

  298. Exporting to Guyana

    26/04/2016 13:57:09

    A guide for British businesses who are interested in developing their overseas trade and doing business in Guyana. Guyana export overview Guyana is the fastest growing economy in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). It is expected to be among the top growing economies in the Latin America region in 2014.

  299. Doing Business in Australia FAQ

    Australia 26/04/2016 11:44:32

    With Australia recently signing free trade agreements with both the USA and China, interest in setting up business in Australia is rising.

  300. Importing Goods to Australia

    Australia 26/04/2016 11:40:16

    When importing goods to Australia, you or your company may be liable for customs duty and various taxes. In this article we discuss what those payments may be, and how they are applied.

  301. Penguin’s Guide to Free Trade Agreements in Australia

    Australia 26/04/2016 11:34:24

    What is a free trade agreement? A free trade agreement is an arrangement between two or more countries to reduce or remove barriers to trade. Increasing business between the cooperating nations, they often cover import tariffs & quotas, products & services, and foreign investment regulations.

  302. Commercial Drones Flying High in Australia

    Australia 26/04/2016 11:24:55

    Australians are no strangers to new technology. As a nation of early adopters, we have insatiable appetites for tablets & smartphones. We’re big downloaders of apps, heavy internet users, and social networkers.

  303. UK firms take ideas to Malaysia and Singapore

    Malaysia 26/04/2016 09:40:14

    Ten UK firms with an expertise in connected cities visited South East Asia to pitch their ideas to businesses, investors and government.

  304. Black Firms Exploit Workers

    Japan 25/04/2016 10:54:18

    Traditionally a newly hired employee in Japan would enter an unspoken agreement where they would remain with a company for at least 3 years. The period it takes for persistence to be rewarded is reflected in an old saying that goes, “ishi no ue ni mo sannen” (“even the coldest rock will warm up after three years”).

  305. A workable legal framework has been established in many industry sectors

    Turkey 25/04/2016 09:55:43

    Energy, Infrastructure & Competitive Markets

  306. Japan – a Paradise for Entrepreneurs

    Japan 18/04/2016 11:45:49

    I have worked across Asia and the experience has been fantastic. On the business front, it has provided markets many times the size of my native Australia. In addition, these markets come with a population density that offers great opportunities around economies of scale and low distribution costs.

  307. Vanuatu Regulation

    Offshore 11/04/2016 10:42:45

    Increasingly Popular among Binary Options and FX Brokers

  308. Denmark Bitcoin Company Suitable Danish Structures for Bitcoin Operations and Banking Packages

    Denmark 11/04/2016 10:38:38

    For Bitcoin Company all structures can be used since regulation applies for all company types. Actually TAX authorities confirm that you as a private individual (or company) are not liable to pay taxes on profits derived from bitcoin operations. If you setup the structure as K/S or IVS it is not taxable in Denmark, whereas the Limited Company IVS or ApS are taxable.

  309. Bitcoin Company Denmark Advantages

    Denmark 11/04/2016 10:30:48

    General Information Denmark is a small country compared to other European countries. However, Denmark has always been heavily involved in trading with other countries, consequently Denmark has developed a favourable regime of Tax Treaties, trade regulations etc

  310. Bitcoin Trading Company in Denmark

    Denmark 11/04/2016 10:27:00

    Background Information about Virtual Currencies

  311. Outsourcing to freelancers is the future!

    United Kingdom 08/04/2016 13:42:44

    Outsourcing has become an important part of managing a successful business; it offers the ideal combination of securing maximum expertise and minimum outlay.

  312. Isle of Man Introduces Regulation for Bitcoin Businesses

    Isle of Man 08/04/2016 09:11:42

    What is Bitcoin? Unlike conventional currency, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies hold no physical form as coins or notes.

  313. Advantages of Ontario Limited Partnerships

    Canada 08/04/2016 09:06:44

    Highly prestigious Canadian Company No restrictions on the residency of partners Availability of one-man limited partnership, when one person is a sole general and limited partner

  314. Limited Partnership in Canada For Non-Residents

    Canada 08/04/2016 09:04:15

    Limited Partnership in Ontario Ontario LP

  315. Dutch Limited Liability Partnership (CV) Advantages

    Holland 08/04/2016 09:01:36

    Legal Aspects A CV is a contract between one or more general partners and one or more limited partners.

  316. Dutch Partnership (CV) Income Taxation

    Holland 08/04/2016 08:58:21

    There are various forms of partnerships in the Netherlands.

  317. The Dutch Limited Partnership (Comanditaire Venootschaap) CV

    Holland 08/04/2016 08:52:03

    The Netherlands is not generally considered a tax haven or low tax jurisdiction but the country is well regulated. It is considered an open, top tier jurisdiction which welcomes international business and boasts millenary experience in trade, financial services, and more.

  318. Expert Recruiting in Russia

    Russia 07/04/2016 14:25:52

    In our twelfth video our expert explains what makes the Russian employment market unique, what can be expected in the near future and what can be done to increase loyalty among employees in a company besides an attractive salary.

  319. The “Same Surname Rule” & the Remarriage Moratorium for Women

    Japan 07/04/2016 14:21:22

    The Supreme Court recently stopped short of declaring unconstitutional a century-old civil code forcing spouses to adopt a single surname. But the court ruled that a separate law banning female divorcees from remarrying within 6 months of their divorce is unconstitutional.

  320. For Employees – what if your Employer goes Bankrupt?

    Japan 07/04/2016 10:07:55

    What happens if your employer goes bankrupt? Is there a process to ensure that you are looked after or will you have to wait for payment along with other creditors?

  321. Slave-like Labour in Japan

    Japan 07/04/2016 09:41:09

    Japan’s reliance on slave-like labour has recently been highlighted. While working conditions for those in the effected group are poor, whether they are “slave-like” depends on your perspective.

  322. Doing Business In Brazil

    Brazil 06/04/2016 14:37:54

    Brazil is simply too big a market to ignore. It is the fifth-largest country in the world, with a population of approximately 190 million.

  323. Bogus Outsourcing In Japan

    Japan 06/04/2016 11:39:45

    When a company cannot handle a piece of work, it may outsource this to an individual on a “gyōmu itaku” or outsourcing contract.

  324. Doing Business In Turkey

    Turkey 06/04/2016 10:32:57

    Now is the right time to explore the prospects for your business in Turkey. With its many and varied opportunities, doing business in Turkey can be highly rewarding for those who are well prepared

  325. Export insurance policy

    United Kingdom 06/04/2016 08:58:09

    Find out about the Export Insurance Policy - how it works, its benefits, and its main features

  326. Lord Price embarks on maiden trade visit to Mexico to strengthen trade ties

    Mexico 06/04/2016 07:30:38

    New trade minister’s first visit is to Mexico for meeting of Senior Business Leaders Group; he will also meet with key senior Mexican government officials and businesses.

  327. Helping 2.2million Small businesses manage their credit scores and improve access to finance

    United Kingdom 05/04/2016 13:29:36

    There are many ways that small businesses can access funding today, so it is essential that small businesses appear as attractive a proposition as possible when seeking investment to grow.

  328. Doing Business In Singapore

    Singapore 05/04/2016 12:49:40

    Singapore is a small but wealthy city-state, occupying a strategically vital location at the southernmost tip of Peninsular Malaysia, where major sea lanes between east and west converge.

  329. Change of Visa Application Centre in Zagreb, Croatia

    Croatia 04/04/2016 17:12:20

    From 24 March 2014, our new commercial partner Teleperformance Ltd. took over the running of our Visa Application Centre in Zagreb, Croatia.

  330. Free Webinars For Small Business Entrepreneurs

    USA 04/04/2016 15:04:03

    Incorporate has helped hundreds of thousands of small business owners incorporate or form an LLC.

  331. New UK visa and immigration services application service

    Turkey 01/04/2016 11:19:34

    Access UK, formerly know as the Online Application Service, will be launched in Turkey in the week commencing 28th March.

  332. IT / ERP Systems in Russia

    Russia 31/03/2016 11:16:25

    In our 11th expert interview you will understand what is special about ERP in Russia, what is the difference to western countries and whether you can perform customized reporting in 1C.

  333. How well do you understand the new competitors coming out of China?

    China 30/03/2016 13:55:50

    Strategies for Winning in China here at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.

  334. Internal Controls in Russia

    Russia 25/03/2016 09:51:12

    In this video we explain the difference between an internal and external audit, why the shareholders and the management of a company need internal audit services when it already has external auditors and why is it important for the companies to have internal control procedures?

  335. Taxation in Russia

    Russia 25/03/2016 09:48:45

    In this video our expert explains why clients normally approach SCHNEIDER GROUP for assistance in connection with tax law matters, what are the main kinds and rates of taxes in Russia and what are the most typical tax law questions we are being asked by our clients.

  336. Transfer Pricing in Russia

    Russia 25/03/2016 09:46:22

    In this video we explain what transfer pricing is, how the control is performed and how SCHNEIDER GROUP can help.

  337. Accounting in Russia

    Russia 25/03/2016 09:42:10

    In our expert interview we explain what are the advantages of using an outsourced accounting firm for accounting in Russia, what kind of reports we can offer our clients and what other options for process optimization SCHNEIDER GROUP offers.

  338. E-exporting match-making event helps UK brands sell into China

    China 24/03/2016 14:38:13

    UKTI and Bank of China host e-commerce event to help British mother and baby goods brands meet buyers from Chinese e-marketplace platforms.

  339. Why Networking is Great for Your Business

    United Kingdom 23/03/2016 15:38:54

    Now more than ever, technological advances such as live streaming and virtual meeting are making it easier for us to connect with others and consume online content without ever having to leave our desks. Businesses are embracing new opportunities, but are we starting to underestimate the power of face-to-face networking?

  340. New Shanghai Tax Filing System Requires More Detailed Expatriate Information

    China 23/03/2016 12:47:40

    Shanghai’s tax filing system has been comprehensively upgraded since February this year. The new system requires a more detailed disclosure of foreign expatriates’ income and allowance deduction, which must be recorded in the tax system when the company does the monthly individual income tax filing.

  341. New Provisions for Online Publishing Services

    China 23/03/2016 12:46:25

    The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (“SAPPRFT”) and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) jointly announced Provisions for the Administration of Online Publishing Services (the “Provisions”), which have taken effect since 10 March 2016.

  342. Announcement of Service Innovation Pilot Programmes

    China 23/03/2016 12:44:39

    On 14 February 2016, China’s State Council announced its plan to conduct pilot programmes for the innovative development of services in 10 cities and 5 new zones under direct control of the central government (“state-level zones”) over the next 2 years.

  343. New Tax Filing Method for Veterinary Drugs Trading Enterprises

    China 23/03/2016 12:43:13

    On 4 February 2016, the State Administration of Taxation (SAT) released the SAT Announcement [2016] No.8 that would take effect from 1 April 2016 for general VAT taxpayers engaged in the veterinary drugs trading business.

  344. China to Replace Business Tax with Value Added Tax in All Sectors

    China 23/03/2016 12:38:20

    At the opening ceremony of the National People’s Congress (NPC) held on 5 March 2016, Premier Li Keqiang announced that effective from 1 May 2016, Value Added Tax (“VAT”) will replace the current Business Tax (“BT”) in all sectors, including real estate & construction, financial services & insurance, lifestyle and other services (including hospitality, food & beverage, healthcare and entertainment).

  345. UK and China sign agreement to boost exports

    China 22/03/2016 18:12:48

    UK Export Finance (UKEF) and the China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation (SINOSURE) have committed to a framework for strengthened co-operation, paving the way for increased UK and Chinese exports.

  346. Language variants – why your translation should be localised

    United Kingdom 22/03/2016 18:05:01

    When requesting a translation, knowing what languages you want to translate into is sometimes straightforward, e.g. for a marketing campaign in Italy, you'll choose Italian and for a technical manual that will be used in Russia, you'll choose Russian.

  347. UKTI helps Arena Group win Rio 2016 Olympics contracts in Brazil

    Brazil 22/03/2016 13:53:40

    Arena Group uses UKTI export advice and support to build on its success at London 2012 and secure business with other sports projects

  348. UK visas application services in Sofia

    Bulgaria 22/03/2016 10:49:20

    All visa applications are processed by the UK Visas and Immigration’s commercial partner Teleperformance Ltd.

  349. Nine Easy Ways To Build Business Prospects

    United Kingdom 21/03/2016 14:28:06

    Identifying new business prospects and filling your sales pipeline are the building blocks of your sales activity. Without prospects, there wouldn’t be any leads, and if you remove the leads from your sales process, all your sales activity will topple over.

  350. How To Create Effective Email Marketing Campaigns

    United Kingdom 21/03/2016 14:22:40

    In today’s technologically advanced age, where there is an app for everything and your new smartphone is considered outdated within a month of you buying it, it’s important to remember that in business there is still no substitute for creating a genuine connection with your prospects and customers.

  351. Doing Business In Venezuela

    21/03/2016 07:51:39

    Venezuela is the UK’s fifth largest trade partner in Latin America and the Caribbean, and has the world’s largest proven oil reserves. Commerce is experiencing a period of sustained expansion in which the UK wants to participate.

  352. A Guide To Doing Business In Pakistan

    17/03/2016 13:18:22

    Even for the seasoned exporter, Pakistan is not the easiest proposition due to the procedures that need to be followed, but with the right preparation and the assistance of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) teams throughout UK and in Pakistan, both those experienced in overseas trade and those who are not, can successfully do business in Pakistan.

  353. 'The UK is the largest G20 investor in India'

    India 16/03/2016 08:57:04

    Transcript of a speech by Sir David King at the inauguration of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) stand in New Delhi, 16 March 2016.

  354. UK companies to export smart grid innovation technologies to India

    India 16/03/2016 08:54:31

    Sir David King is visiting India to strengthen UK-India collaboration on combating climate change and enhancing energy security.

  355. Doing Business In India

    India 15/03/2016 11:26:22

    India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world with growth levels reaching between 5-6% (5.3% in third quarter of 2014). It is a vast country, about a third of the size of the USA, and made up of 29 different states. The market varies widely across its many different regions and states.

  356. British Food and Drink Festival in Vietnam

    Vietnam 14/03/2016 09:42:40

    The British Embassy and UK Trade and Investment in partnership with Prudential are running a series of events focused around 13 March to 19 March to celebrate British Food and Drink

  357. New markets, new opportunities: doing business with Iran

    09/03/2016 10:48:50

    Sajid Javid on the steps he’s taking to help British businesses succeed in Iran following the easing of international sanctions.

  358. UK Government launches campaign to strengthen commercial trade

    UAE 09/03/2016 10:35:14

    The UK Government launches campaign to help UAE companies find British suppliers

  359. Partnership agreement strengthens UK's export relationship with Iran

    09/03/2016 09:51:28

    UK Export Finance (UKEF) and the Export Guarantee Fund of Iran (EGFI) have committed to enhancing trade and economic co-operation with a Memorandum of Understanding in a move designed to help British businesses export.

  360. Israeli tech executives see UK as preferred business destination

    Israel 09/03/2016 09:49:16

    Israeli tech companies and investors increasingly view the UK as a key destination for business and technological collaboration

  361. KIS Celebrates Expansion With A Full Scholarship Opportunity

    Thailand 07/03/2016 13:40:49

    In celebration of the expansion from two to three classes per grade level, KIS International School is introducing a new scholarship, the “Grow With Us” scholarship. The winner of this scholarship will be invited to join KIS without having to pay any tuition fees for the duration of his or her education at KIS.

  362. Doing Business In China Guide

    China 02/03/2016 10:15:50

    China is the great economic success story of the past 30 years. Since the “reform and opening-up” policy was introduced in 1978, China has changed beyond recognition.

  363. Doing Business In Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia 02/03/2016 09:43:37

    Designated a 'High Growth Market' by UK Trade & Investment, Saudi Arabia is the UK's largest trading partner in the Middle East with combined UK exports of visible goods and services amounting to £7.5 billion in 2012.

  364. SAT Seeks Public Consultation on Implementation of Special Tax Adjustments

    China 02/03/2016 09:15:50

    The Implementation of Special Tax Adjustments draft (“Discussion Draft”) was released by China’s State Administration of Taxation (SAT) on 17 September 2015 to update the existing Implementation of Special Tax Adjustments (Trial) draft (“Guoshuifa [2009] No.2”).

  365. Doing Business In The UAE

    UAE 01/03/2016 14:44:27

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a country located in the Arabian Gulf, bordered by Saudi Arabia and Oman

  366. Doing Business In Vietnam

    Vietnam 01/03/2016 14:39:40

    Overseas investors in Vietnam remain committed to the country and it is not difficult to see why. With the third largest population in South East Asia, after Indonesia and the Philippines, and more than half of the population below the age of 30, Vietnam is a youthful and vibrant country with a developing culture of entrepreneurship, technological awareness and openness to new ideas.

  367. Doing Business In Angola

    Africa 01/03/2016 14:19:41

    Angola is the third biggest market in Sub-Saharan Africa, and one of its fastest growing economies. Situated on the south-western coast of the continent, it is estimated that Angola will overtake Nigeria by 2020 to be sub-Saharan Africa’s leading oil producer with production figures currently close to two million barrels per day.

  368. Doing Business In Kazakhstan

    01/03/2016 14:09:35

    Kazakhstan is the 9th largest country in the world, (the largest land-locked) and is located in central Asia, it is also one of the most sparsely populated with an estimated population of around 17.6 million.

  369. Introducing IBCF UK

    USA 01/03/2016 11:01:09

    Announcing the opening of our London office! Expect superior service on both sides of the Pond, alongside extremely competitive pricing.

  370. TASC offers flexible solutions in Dubai

    UAE 29/02/2016 09:41:13

    The UAE is a resource-rich, dynamic economy with a highly efficient business climate.

  371. Office Sublease in Russia

    Russia 29/02/2016 08:48:46

    In our sixth expert interview we explain what are the advantages of fully equipped office premises, what does SCHNEIDER GROUP offer, how well these offices are equipped and what are the differences to other office spaces?

  372. Going Global December 2015 Exhibitor Video

    United Kingdom 25/02/2016 17:40:29

    Going Global is Europe's leading show for businesses that are looking to expand internationally, export products or set up overseas operations. If you're interested in exhibiting at the next show at ExCeL on 11th and 12th May, then please contact Simon Chicken at simon.chicken@prysmgroup.co.uk or call him on 07834022995.

  373. New online visa form for visitors launched

    India 24/02/2016 13:23:59

    On 23 February a new online application service for visitors was launched in India as part of a global rollout over the coming months.

  374. The Bureau Dubai secures funding for expansion for their coworking ecosystem

    UAE 22/02/2016 10:22:44

    Just in time for to celebrate their one year anniversary, The Bureau Dubai, the first truly co-working space in Dubai has secured funding to expand their current space.

  375. Doing Business In Russia

    Russia 17/02/2016 09:13:51

    This is the 4th edition of the Maxima Legal guide to the principal legal aspects of conducting business in Russia.

  376. Living in Thailand and uninsured?

    Thailand 16/02/2016 15:26:40

    The British Embassy Bangkok issues warning about living in Thailand without adequate insurance.

  377. Tricor launches new interactive website for how to set up a company in Japan!

    Japan 16/02/2016 11:36:57

    Tricor Japan is a back office compliance company supporting only foreign multi-national firms entering or already established in the Japanese market.

  378. If You Build It, Will They Come?

    United Kingdom 15/02/2016 10:07:31

    The famous quote from the 1989 movie Field of Dreams has been repeatedly used over and over again to affirm any type of action desiring a specific reaction, particularly in business.

  379. Event Management in Russia

    Russia 10/02/2016 15:40:46

    In our fourth expert interview we explain what exactly SCHNEIDER GROUP offers within event management, for whom this offer might be interesting and what are the advantages of booking a conference room at SCHNEIDER GROUP compared to a hotel?

  380. Business Set Up in Russia

    Russia 04/02/2016 16:10:56

    In our third video you will learn what kind of legal assistance is usually required when setting up business, whether there are any limitations of doing business in Russia without establishing a legal presence and what is required in order to register an LLC in Russia.

  381. Britain’s £4 billion car part kitty fuels growth opportunities for Indian businesses

    India 04/02/2016 08:58:25

    British auto manufacturers are in the market for new car part suppliers to service the growing demand for UK automobiles.

  382. Entering into ecommerce Abroad

    USA 02/02/2016 09:11:02

    With a huge domestic market, a world-famous business reputations,

  383. U.S Department of Labor to announce new overtime rule by summer

    USA 01/02/2016 10:55:45

    The Department of Labor is proposing a rule that could benefit almost five million workers in the first year. The rule would allow workers earning less than $50,440 a year to be guaranteed overtime pay, if they work more than 40 hours. The current threshold is $23,660.

  384. Budgeting for 2016 HR Cost

    China 29/01/2016 08:48:22

    When HR departments plan for the HR cost of 2016, they should consider the following issues:

  385. Foreign Exchange Settlement of Foreign Debt Funds

    China 29/01/2016 08:46:56

    The Shanghai Branch of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange implemented rules for further promotion of foreign exchange administration reform in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (the “SHFTZ”) that took effect on 17 December 2015.

  386. Administrative Measures for Non-resident Taxpayers Claiming Tax Treaty Benefits

    China 29/01/2016 08:45:27

    State Administration of Taxation (SAT) Public Notice [2015] No.60 has introduced a new mechanism of self-assessment on the eligibility for tax treaty benefits (reduced taxation or exemption under the relevant tax treaties) by non-resident taxpayers.

  387. Impact of Public Notice on Certain Corporate Income Tax Matters

    China 29/01/2016 08:43:38

    Released in March 2015, State Administration of Taxation (SAT) Public Notice [2015] No.16 (“Public Notice 16”) is expected to change the way foreign enterprises repatriate profits out of China.

  388. Importing From China

    China 28/01/2016 12:10:18

    Importing from China guides

  389. ALIEXPRESS BLUEPRINT - 2016

    China 28/01/2016 12:03:56

    Create a New Full-Time Income Source Starting from Scratch via Selling Physical Products Online

  390. Argentina’s plans for economic recovery in 2016

    Argentina 28/01/2016 09:46:53

    Argentina has gone through a period of economic stagnation and will face challenges in 2016; however, there are high hopes that it will become a financially stable and attractive foreign investment opportunity within the next two years.

  391. Import and customs in Russia

    Russia 28/01/2016 09:23:57

    This is the second from our twelve expert interviews. In this video our expert explains what needs to be considered for the import of goods into Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union, what new factors must be considered and what is expected to change in near future.

  392. Cyprus changes tax regime on royalties

    Cyprus 27/01/2016 09:20:59

    In late December, the Ministry of Finance issued a press release on an amendment to the Intellectual Property tax regime.

  393. Italian payroll round-up for January 2016

    Italy 27/01/2016 09:11:00

    Following is a summary of recent payroll changes in Italy

  394. The Vietnam-Korea free trade agreement: What are the challenges and opportunities for businesses in Vietnam?

    Vietnam 27/01/2016 09:06:44

    The Vietnam-Korea free trade agreement came into effect in December 2015 – Suresh G Kumar, Managing Director of TMF Vietnam, examines the multiple tariff incentives, and the business challenges and opportunities it presents for Vietnam.

  395. Japan: Regulatory changes and business opportunity in 2016

    Japan 26/01/2016 08:40:22

    Over the past 12 months, Japan has implemented two major regulatory changes that are likely to impact business in 2016: the Residency requirement for company representatives and the My Number law.

  396. 2016: Luxembourg’s business landscape

    Luxembourg 25/01/2016 09:07:55

    Increased substance requirements, remaining compliant under BEPS-related law changes and the CRS; find out what organisations operating in Luxembourg need to know.

  397. Vietnam: 6 key trade agreements every business should know

    Vietnam 25/01/2016 09:02:37

    Vietnam has signed most free trade agreements (FTA) in the Asia Pacific region. Suresh Kumar, TMF Vietnam Managing Director, outlines the major FTAs, their benefits and impact on business in 2016.

  398. UK launches ‘platinum’ services for visa applicants in the UAE

    UAE 25/01/2016 08:54:21

    UAE visa applicants set to start their trips in style with brand new ‘Platinum Lounge’ and mobile biometric service

  399. Market Entry Fast Track

    Russia 21/01/2016 12:24:01

    Welcome to our series of expert interviews! In the first video (out of 12 in total) we explain how to enter the Russian market and minimize the risks involved, whether you need a partner for entering the Russian market and how to find distributors in Russia?

  400. IPT Rate Changes In The EEA

    Luxembourg 21/01/2016 08:56:35

    A new year brings a raft of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) rate changes and other new developments affecting insurance companies writing cross-border business in the EEA.

  401. Business Ethics And The Impact Of The Anticorruption Law

    Brazil 21/01/2016 08:51:15

    By now Brazilian companies have probably heard of law No.12.846/13, popularly known as the Anti Corruption Law, which is leading to profound structural changes in companies operating in the country.

  402. Dutch income tax deduction of interest on family loan to purchase and/or renovate own house in the Netherlands

    Holland 20/01/2016 11:39:47

    If you are planning to enter into, or have already entered into, a loan provided by family and/or friends – or in short all parties other than banks – to purchase and/or renovate an own house, you should take into account the following.

  403. Lord Mayor of London visits the UAE

    UAE 20/01/2016 11:05:00

    The Lord Mayor of London’s Square Mile, Jeffrey Mountevans, is leading a large business delegation to the United Arab Emirates

  404. Seemed impossible, real now: unmissable opportunities of employment outsourcing Part 2

    Russia 20/01/2016 09:58:36

    In our previous news we wrote about trends that give rise to increasing popularity of employment outsourcing and emphasized the unique benefits it gives to businesses. In today's post I would like to touch on how companies of different sizes can benefit from apparent benefits of this business phenomenon.

  405. Exclusive Partnership Offer

    Russia 20/01/2016 09:54:43

    Exclusive Partnership Offer from Acumen International in 33 countries Instantly access emerging markets in ex-Soviet Union, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe plus Central Asia.

  406. Seemed impossible, real now: unmissable opportunities of employment outsourcing Part 1

    Russia 20/01/2016 09:40:46

    As businesses rapidly grow, the challenges for them multiply daily. Competition rises with increasingly simpler and broader ways of starting a business, cash reserves are required to meet all obligations and handle arising downturns, projects, both short- and long-term, may involve participants from different time zones and speaking several foreign languages. When it comes to employees required to do the job, they may literally live anywhere in the world.

  407. Hungarian Accounting Act Amendment Now In Force

    Hungary 20/01/2016 09:01:31

    Hungarian Accounting Act amendments regarding mainly the form and content of the Financial Statements (FS) were passed by the government last year, and have been in effect since 1 January 2016

  408. Mexico Receives 2016 In A Still-Competitive Position

    Mexico 20/01/2016 08:55:15

    Mexico has been actively working to improve its competitiveness, and will kick-off 2016 as an attractive country for investors worldwide.

  409. UK food & drink companies visit India looking to increase penetration

    India 19/01/2016 10:48:30

    UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) India, in partnership with UK India Business Council (UKIBC), is bringing a food and drink trade delegation to India.

  410. British Ambassador opens new Visa Application Centre in Surabaya

    19/01/2016 09:19:38

    The new UK Visa Application Centre opens every Thursday

  411. Changes To UK Company Law

    United Kingdom 19/01/2016 08:32:50

    There were significant changes to accounting and company law in the UK in 2015. The remaining amendments under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act are to come into force this year.

  412. Hong Kong: Business Compliance Changes At A Glance

    Hong Kong 19/01/2016 08:28:05

    According to the World Bank’s ‘Doing Business 2016 Report’, Hong Kong continues to be one of the world’s easiest places to do business, and tops the ranks in Asia Pacific for starting one. To sustain its economic growth and competitiveness, the Hong Kong government underwent three key changes in 2015: the statutory minimum wage (SMW), Competition Ordinance and Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

  413. Personal Income Tax Changes In Hungary

    Hungary 18/01/2016 13:41:43

    Amendments to personal income tax laws passed the Hungarian Parliament in November last year, and came into effect on 1 January 2016.

  414. Changes In The Netherlands Business Environment

    Holland 18/01/2016 13:32:52

    Worldwide events can significantly impact business - this was the case in the Netherlands last year, and the effects will continue to play out in 2016.

  415. Peru Paves The Way For Latin America’s Expansion In 2016

    18/01/2016 13:26:52

    Peru is one of the top performing economies in Latin America, its recipe for growth being structural reforms combined with strategic alliances.

  416. Mandatory Employer-Paid Medical Insurance In France: Syntec CBA

    France 18/01/2016 13:19:51

    Companies in France that depend on the Syntec Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) must now apply the new medical insurance rules published on 24 December 2015.

  417. Sanctions relief paves the way for developing UK trade relationship with Iran

    18/01/2016 11:22:12

    Iran has received extensive economic and financial sanctions relief as a result of meeting its obligations under the nuclear deal agreed on 14 July 2015, meaning the country is now able to trade more freely.

  418. Simplified Procedures For Starting A Business In China

    China 18/01/2016 09:19:33

    Last year, China simplified the procedure for company registrations, expatriate work visas and annual compliance to encourage investment and commercial businesses. Let’s look at the changes that are likely to affect the way business is done in 2016.

  419. An Evolving Colombia Promises Opportunities For Investors In 2016

    Colombia 18/01/2016 09:15:13

    2015 was a challenging year for companies doing business in Colombia; we take a look at the year ahead - what opportunities does the Colombian market offer in 2016?

  420. Minimum Salary Increases In Latin America

    Mexico 14/01/2016 09:16:28

    Considering the current economic situation and the high inflation levels expected for 2016, multiple countries in Latin America began the year with minimum wage increases.

  421. Doing Business In Thailand: 3 Key Things To Follow In 2016

    Thailand 14/01/2016 09:11:09

    In 2015, the key change for companies operating in Thailand was the regulation on accounting and legal firms not to disclose registered addresses to clients. Here, let’s take a look at some new requirements that are likely to affect the way business is done in 2016.

  422. Doing Business In The UAE: 6 Key Issues To Follow In 2016

    UAE 13/01/2016 09:15:30

    The past year has seen big changes for companies operating in the United Arab Emirates and beyond. Let's take a look at some issues and events that are likely to affect the way business is done in 2016.

  423. China's Move To VAT Expected To Be Complete By July 2016

    China 13/01/2016 09:10:39

    China’s VAT reform is likely to further strengthen the country’s position in the world economy. The Chinese market will become more familiar for global entities and attract investors who were previously discouraged by inefficiencies in the system.

  424. 2016 VAT Changes For Businesses In France

    France 12/01/2016 08:58:42

    Following is a summary of the impact of French Budget Law on French VAT in 2016, and how it will affect companies with operations in the country over the next 12 months.

  425. The Growth Of Aircraft Asset Backed Securitizatio

    Ireland 12/01/2016 08:55:55

    The market for Aircraft Asset Backed Securitizations (ABS) has grown considerably in the last couple of years

  426. Impact Of Changes To Ireland’s Companies Act

    Ireland 11/01/2016 10:04:54

    Last year a new Companies Act came into effect in Ireland. Along with consolidating all historical company law, the Act was designed to reduce business complexity in the country in 2016 and beyond

  427. European CLO Issuance Expected To Reach As High As €18bn In 2016

    USA 11/01/2016 10:01:56

    Improvements in economic and credit fundamentals will push European Collateral Loan Obligation (CLO) issuance towards €16-18bn in 2016, following a pushed-back issuance over the last 12 months.

  428. ECOFIN Abandons Plans For A Standard VAT Return; Czech Republic To Pilot Domestic Reverse Charge

    Czech Republic 11/01/2016 09:55:55

    ECOFIN’s latest monthly review of VAT measures includes abandoning plans for a standard VAT return across 28 countries. The Czech Republic has requested to pilot the domestic reverse charge, an anti-VAT fraud measure.

  429. The Home Office launches new two-year Chinese visa pilot

    China 07/01/2016 08:56:50

    A new two-year visit visa for Chinese nationals will be launched on Monday, 11 January.

  430. New Year Changes For Businesses In Poland

    Poland 06/01/2016 08:36:58

    Doing business in Poland in 2016? Stay on top of changes to transfer pricing and the potential for tighter local tax regulations.

  431. Singapore: Understanding The Role Of A Company Director

    Singapore 05/01/2016 08:57:28

    On 15 April 2015, the Singapore Accounting and Regulatory Authority (ACRA) announced legislative changes to Chapter 50 of the Companies Act, effective in two phases: phase one from 1 July 2015 and phase two in the first quarter of 2016 (Q12016). Robin Yoo, Corporate Secretarial Services Director of the Singapore office, explains the changes.

  432. 2016 tax changes in Austria

    Austria 04/01/2016 17:02:17

    A key element to Austria’s tax law reform which comes into effect on 1 January 2016, is the change to progressive income tax, which is expected to lead to an estimated €5bn in overall tax relief.

  433. IFRS Adoption In Hungary - Requirements And Consequences

    Hungary 04/01/2016 16:40:48

    In June of this year, the Hungarian government decided to allow Hungarian companies to prepare stand-alone financial statements in accordance with IFRS. The relevant laws were then amended and passed on 17 November

  434. Changes To The BVI Eligible Introducer Regime And Public Filing Of Registers Of Directors

    Offshore 04/01/2016 15:50:03

    The BVI government shows ongoing commitment in maintaining the jurisdictions’ competitiveness by staying compliant with international transparency standards. The local government has announced two key changes that will improve the authorities’ timely access to information.

  435. Provisional Intrastat thresholds for 2016

    Germany 04/01/2016 13:11:30

    Following the usual review by authorities of the European Union, the provisional Intrastat thresholds for the new year have been announced

  436. Reverse Charge Extended To Foreign Entities In Slovakia

    Slovakia 04/01/2016 13:05:52

    The domestic reverse charge will be extended to foreign entities in Slovakia under section 69 of the 222/2004 Slovakian VAT act as from 1 January 2016

  437. Export to the Eurasian Economic Union

    Russia 04/01/2016 11:50:58

    Despite the difficult political climate, trade between Russia and Europe has not stopped. However, the financing options have deteriorated significantly since the beginning of sanctions. Helge Masannek

  438. Insurance Supervisory Levies In Eastern/Balkan Europe

    Romania 04/01/2016 11:20:08

    Unlike Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) where the determination of where tax is due is based on the location of the risk covered, supervision levies are due when the entity carrying out insurance business is deemed to be under the supervisory regime.

  439. Companies In Uruguay Can Now Issue E-Payslips

    16/12/2015 14:14:11

    Implementing an e-payslips system is not mandatory, but it is expected that both private and public companies start using it to accelerate processes, improve controls, reduce costs and physical storage. Our local expert explains some of the requirements companies have to comply with if using an e-payslips system.

  440. Payroll Made Simple In Turkey

    Turkey 16/12/2015 14:09:44

    Payroll processing and reporting in Turkey is easy when you have the right local expertise.

  441. New VAT Laws Adopted In Belgium

    Belgium 10/12/2015 09:08:45

    The Belgian Parliament has adopted three pieces of legislation which set out new rules regarding VAT chargeability, groupings and the small business exemption threshold.

  442. Malaysia’s First Equity Crowdfunding Laws Require Licensed Trustee Services

    Malaysia 10/12/2015 09:03:09

    Businesses that intend to use equity crowdfunding (ECF) to raise capital in Malaysia are now required to appoint a licensed trustee to hold and administer the funds during the crowdfunding offer period. Celine Chan, Managing Director of the Malaysia office, discusses the business advantages of the new ECF legislation and its impact.

  443. Cost And Market Share Drive US Companies To Expand Overseas

    USA 08/12/2015 13:58:37

    As the US economy returns to strength following the financial crisis, businesses are increasingly looking across borders for growth. However, there are many potential hurdles to consider...

  444. Singapore’s Employment Act Changes: Mandatory Itemised Payslips And Written Kets Issuances

    Singapore 08/12/2015 13:53:28

    From 1 April 2016, employers in Singapore will need to comply with changes to the Employment Act (EA) on providing their EA employees with written Key Employment Terms (KETs) and itemised payslips. Employers should understand the details of these mandatory issuances, review their employment records, and even keep more detailed employee records than previously required to mitigate the risk of administrative penalties resulting from non-compliance.

  445. Thinking Of Expanding Your Business Into New Territories?

    Canada 07/12/2015 17:14:20

    Today sees the launch of a new report from The Economist Intelligence Unit, sponsored by TMF Group.

  446. Ambitious Asia-Pacific Companies Seek Capital, New Markets And Talent In Bid For Growth

    Singapore 07/12/2015 17:10:50

    Stronger economic conditions are driving businesses to look at international expansion. However, there are many potential hurdles to consider… Businesses in the Asia-Pacific are looking to expand for a range of reasons including finding new sources of capital, fresh talent and to extend their market, according to research commissioned by TMF Group, a leading global provider of high-value business servic

  447. Single VAT Return: Is It Back To The Drawing Board?

    United Kingdom 07/12/2015 17:07:20

    Not long ago I wrote about the single VAT return and how it may be the endgame for complexities across the EU. Fast forward two months, and it would appear that the endgame has come much sooner than expecte

  448. Sofia in top 10 cities in the world for Start-ups

    Bulgaria 07/12/2015 14:21:41

    The magazine Forbes published the research of The Brighton School of Business and Management for the top 10 places in the world to launch a Startup company.

  449. The Nuances Of Local Payroll That Your Corporate HQ Won’t Think About

    United Kingdom 07/12/2015 10:55:35

    Think you can use your global banking relationship for global payroll? Think again. Local payroll needs won’t always align with your corporate HQ’s wishes, says our Head of Global Business Services.

  450. TMF Group Launches Ambitious Capital Markets Growth Plan With Two High-Level Appointments

    United Kingdom 02/12/2015 16:28:32

    TMF Group, a leading global provider of high-value business services, has announced its intent to transform its Capital Markets and SPV business with two high-profile additions to its senior management team.

  451. The Only Way Is Up For Insurance Tax Rates Globally

    United Kingdom 02/12/2015 16:24:18

    Last month’s 3.5% increase to the UK’s standard Insurance Premium Tax rate is just another example of IPT on the rise, with the insurance industry anticipating future rate hikes both in the EU and worldwide.

  452. Establishing Your Business Operations In The Nordics

    Finland 01/12/2015 09:52:36

    Looking to establish your business operations in the Nordics? Many international companies choose to take a similar approach to setting up in this region

  453. El Salvador’s New Tax Will Affect Large Companies

    30/11/2015 11:46:29

    A new tax directed to companies was approved late last month by the Congress of El Salvador. The “Special Contribution to Large Tax Payers” taxes a 5% rate over the net profit of large-sized enterprises.

  454. IPT Challenges: Retrospective Compliance

    Japan 30/11/2015 11:42:34

    Insurers often find themselves in a position of needing to declare taxes for reporting periods that have elapsed. Let’s take a closer look at the issue of retrospective tax filings, for insurers operating on a Freedom of Service basis in the European Economic Area.

  455. Size doesn’t matter in exporting

    Russia 30/11/2015 10:26:29

    Companies of all sizes have equal chances to succeed in new and emerging markets

  456. 5 Things You Need To Know About Paying Staff In Israel

    Israel 26/11/2015 09:10:55

    Do you have employees to pay in Israel? Our experts in Tel Aviv, Gilad Levi and Monika Harel explain five key aspects of local legislation that you’ll need to factor in to your payroll processing.

  457. Nicaragua's 2020 Vision Is To Do Business Across The Interoceanic Grand Canal

    25/11/2015 09:13:28

    The XIX Conference of Free Trade Zone of the Americas was held on November 5th and 6th, where it was discussed, among other issues, the viability of the Interoceanic Grand Canal of Nicaragua, expected to be ready by 2021. Our TMF Group Nicaragua and El Salvador Manager participated in the conference and tells us what this might mean for investors.

  458. “Yarn Forward” And Its Impact On Asian Production

    Vietnam 25/11/2015 09:08:32

    While it’s a rule common to all US free trade agreements, including NAFTA, the “yarn forward” rule – or the Rule of Origin – was a major sticking point in recent Trans Pacific Partnership discussions, writes our Vietnam MD.

  459. What Happens When You Don’t Account For Risk When Running Payroll

    United Kingdom 23/11/2015 10:29:01

    Why is it important to ensure you have a solid risk management plan for your payroll provision? Our Head of Global Business Services looks at some common, real-life scenarios, and how they could have been avoided with a bit of business continuity planning.

  460. Costa Rican Department Of Social Security Announces Changes In Pension And Retirement

    23/11/2015 10:25:34

    The Costa Rican Department of Social Security (CCSS) has proposed an increase in total contribution to the Disability, Old Age and Death Fund (IVM) from 8.5% to 14%. They have also announced that early retirement will be phased out, while some changes are already in effect beginning this month.

  461. What Will Be The New Key To Simplified VAT In Europe?

    United Kingdom 23/11/2015 10:15:42

    The European Commission might be abandoning its aim of a single VAT return for the whole of the EU and shifting its focus to the Mini One Stop Shop (MOSS) scheme and Place of Supply rules, according to a paper released today by TMF Group.

  462. New Limits On Using Interns In France

    France 23/11/2015 09:59:13

    French companies have been increasingly relying on college interns to control their labour cost. A new law published on 28 October 2015 is intended to protect these students from being used as a form of cheap labour.

  463. The EU Blue Card From A German Perspective

    Germany 19/11/2015 08:35:24

    The EU Blue Card Directive (Council Directive 2009/50/EC) of 25 May 2009 was adopted to facilitate the admission and mobility of highly qualified migrants and their families from non-EU countries.

  464. UK Export Finance announces support for line of credit in Brazil

    Brazil 18/11/2015 17:22:18

    New line of credit of US$500m for Petrobras be used to finance the purchase of goods and services from UK exporters

  465. Non-Resident & Offshore Tax Planning

    United Kingdom 18/11/2015 13:28:43

    How to Cut Your Tax to Zero: 2015/2016

  466. Using A Company To Save Tax

    United Kingdom 18/11/2015 13:23:14

    Using a company could easily save you over £10,000 in tax every year...possibly over £40,000. Why?

  467. EU Reviews Low Value Consignment VAT Loophole

    United Kingdom 18/11/2015 11:28:41

    In an effort to minimise VAT evasion, reduce administration and level the playing field for EU traders, the European Commission (EC) wants to abolish the Low Value Consignment Stock Relief (LVCR) scheme.

  468. New and improved UK visa application centre opens in Connaught Place, Delhi

    India 18/11/2015 11:25:39

    The British High Commissioner for India, Sir James Bevan KCMG, formally opened the UK & Ireland’s new Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Connaught Place, Delhi today.

  469. Canada's Liberal Agenda To Seed Change In Economy

    Canada 17/11/2015 14:30:01

    Canada - the world’s 11th largest economy – is about to enter a new era under liberal management. Our local expert Joanna Prataviera and TMF Group USA Managing Director, Jason Gerlis, discuss some of the top things investors need to know about this upcoming change.

  470. Focus On Doing Business In Ukraine

    16/11/2015 08:40:55

    Ukraine offers many business opportunities. Just a few of the positive qualities Ukraine has as a country to invest in are:

  471. New Invoicing Program Functionality Requirements In Hungary

    Hungary 16/11/2015 08:18:58

    Companies and individuals issuing invoices in Hungary are required to adhere to new processes and program functions from 1 January 2016

  472. Companies In Brazil Have Less Than Two Months To Meet New ICMS Compliance Deadline

    Brazil 16/11/2015 08:15:23

    From 1 January 2016, companies operating from Brazil will need to comply with changes to Constitutional Amendment EC 87/2015 governing tax rates on interstate transactions where the final consumer is not a Brazilian tax-payer.

  473. Tax Changes In Norway’s 2016 Budget

    Norway 12/11/2015 08:13:54

    Announced last month, Norway’s 2016 Budget proposals include a corporate tax rate cut and an increase in the VAT rate.

  474. Are You Covered For Succession Planning?

    Offshore 12/11/2015 08:09:31

    Share Succession Trusts, or SSTs, can hold the secret to protecting your wealth or business when you’re gone. Our BVI expert explains.

  475. An Excellent Scholarship Opportunity For Outstanding Students

    Thailand 11/11/2015 16:09:47

    KIS International School is inviting ambitious students to create their own success story by applying for the coveted IB Diploma academic scholarship, also known as the “One Million Baht Scholarship”, for the academic year 2016-2017.

  476. Mathieu Loquet Appointed Managing Director Of TMF Group Belgium

    Belgium 11/11/2015 09:24:58

    TMF Group, a leading provider of high value Global Business Services to clients operating and investing internationally, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mathieu Loquet as Managing Director for Belgium.

  477. How To Start A Import/export Car Business

    USA 10/11/2015 17:05:42

    This Is A One Of A Kind Manual Written By A Licensed Car Dealer. It Gives You The Complete Details On Importing And Exporting Cars For Big Profits.

  478. Seemed impossible, real now: unmissable opportunities of employment outsourcing

    Croatia 09/11/2015 11:09:41

    As businesses rapidly grow, the challenges for them multiply daily. Competition rises with increasingly simpler and broader ways of starting a business, cash reserves are required to meet all obligations and handle arising downturns, projects, both short- and long-term, may involve participants from different time zones and speaking several foreign languages. When it comes to employees required to do the job, they may literally live anywhere in the world.

  479. Regulatory Round-Up: Greece

    Greece 09/11/2015 08:29:54

    Let’s take a look at regulatory changes that have been announced or taken effect in Greece over the past month.

  480. Latin America Moves Towards Digitizing Payroll

    Brazil 09/11/2015 08:25:04

    Many countries in Latin America are paving the way to a new era of electronic payroll reporting with the development and implementation of tools for digital invoicing and processing.

  481. How Should A Representative Office Prepare For A Tax Inspection In Vietnam?

    Vietnam 05/11/2015 14:47:00

    Understanding Vietnam’s personal income tax obligations can help companies prepare for tax inspection and mitigate the risk of penalties resulting from non-compliance.

  482. RAK FTZ wins the 'Global Free Zones of the Year' Award from fDi Magazine

    UAE 05/11/2015 13:06:51

    fDi Magazine, a publication of the Financial Times, recently awarded RAK FTZ as Global Free Zones of The Year. RAK FTZ received several awards including the New Investment, Encouraging Excellence, Facilities Upgrades as well as the Start-Up Support awards.

  483. Market Entry into the USA

    USA 05/11/2015 10:06:03

    Why European Companies Fail and How to Succeed

  484. Impact Of The CJEU Skandia America Judgment In The UK

    USA 05/11/2015 09:02:16

    Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the UK has published its reviewed position following the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Skandia America Corp. (USA), filial Sverige (C-7/13).

  485. UGPP Compliance Caveats To Be Aware Of

    Colombia 05/11/2015 08:56:26

    Companies with operations in Colombia must be aware of and comply with the Parafiscal and Pension Management Unit (UGPP). Our local expert provides three real-life examples of non-compliance situations that are more common that you would expect.

  486. UK businesses given boost to break into Chinese retail market

    China 05/11/2015 08:47:57

    Access to China’s growing market of more than 650 million internet users is to be widened to British firms.

  487. Your gateway to the French market

    France 04/11/2015 08:55:33

    A UK Trade & Investment guide for British businesses interested in developing their commercial activity in France.

  488. Faster Registration Of New Businesses In Ukraine

    04/11/2015 08:41:06

    Looking to register a business in Ukraine? Recent legislation changes have drastically reduced the set up time.

  489. Venezuela Increases Minimum Wage To Fight Inflation

    04/11/2015 08:39:07

    Effective Monday, 1 November Venezuela’s minimum wage is 30% higher. This is the fourth minimum wage hike this year and is aimed at protecting the workers and the middle class, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said.

  490. Benefit From Exporting: Why New And Emerging Markets Are A Goldmine For Your Business

    Bulgaria 03/11/2015 14:01:32

    By 2016, the International Monetary Fund expects an 80% growth for global companies coming from new and emerging markets. Someone is already capitalizing on these opportunities and if you want to grow your business and increase your revenue you must be one of them!

  491. Benefits Of The New Netherlands And Curacao Tax Agreement

    Holland 03/11/2015 09:42:39

    Jeroen Adeler, Director of Product Development based in Amsterdam and Marjet Rozema, Managing Director of the Curacao office, look at the business advantages of the new tax treaty between the Netherlands and Curacao

  492. UKTI South Africa promotes the UK as an investment

    South Africa 03/11/2015 09:34:48

    UKTI is working with South African technology accelerator Sw7 to promote the UK as an investment location for South African companies

  493. 5 Reasons To Choose TMF Group For Your Payroll Partner

    United Kingdom 02/11/2015 12:29:20

    Yes, we offer a comprehensive range of integrated HR and payroll solutions. And yes, we have the people and processes to keep the most complex multi-country payroll requirements compliant with all local regulations … but TMF Group can offer you more.

  494. The 50 Year File: Employee Record Keeping In Poland

    Poland 02/11/2015 10:05:38

    Polish companies have an obligation to employees that stretches for a long time after their farewell parties. Hiring staff in Poland? Don’t forget to leave some storage space. You may need to retain individual files on employees for decades longer than they’ll hold on to your pay slips.

  495. Japan’s My Number: Is Your Company Ready?

    Japan 29/10/2015 08:34:28

    Starting in January, Japan’s My Number obliges companies to have the highest level of security system for data and paper handling of their employees’ My Numbers.

  496. Chinese VAT Reform: A Thorny Path For The Insurance Industry

    China 29/10/2015 08:30:18

    MF Group's IPT expert looks at China's move towards VAT for the services sector and compares this to how similar introductions have fared elsewhere.

  497. Implementation of Small Business, Enterprise & Employment Act 2015

    United Kingdom 27/10/2015 12:49:45

    The Small Business, Enterprise & Employment Act 2015, which was passed in March 2015, introduces changes to the Companies Act which will affect ongoing requirements for all UK Companies. Companies House recently announced that the implementation timetable for parts 7 and 8 of the Act (relating to the Companies Act) has been delayed.

  498. ERS Refiling

    United Kingdom 27/10/2015 12:45:39

    M Revenue & Customs (HMRC) recently introduced an online portal for filing annual returns in respect of Employee Share Schemes for the 2014-15 tax year.

  499. Social media and the taxman: the unlikely dangers

    United Kingdom 27/10/2015 12:43:19

    With many companies encouraging their employees to make positive use of social media such as Twitter or LinkedIn in order to generate interest and growth in their business, it’s increasingly important to ensure that employees remain “on message” when engaging with outside interests through these platforms.

  500. Celebrating 5 Years of F&L’s San Francisco Office

    USA 27/10/2015 12:41:44

    We celebrated our San Francisco office’s 5 year anniversary at AT&T Park on October 1st. It was a fantastic day (despite the result!) and we certainly celebrated in style!

  501. Complying With Peru’s CTS Payroll Cycle

    27/10/2015 10:27:23

    Companies looking to do business and hire workers in Peru must be aware of the particularities of the local payroll rules. Our local expert explains one of the payroll cycles that companies need to manage to remain compliant.

  502. Bitcoin Trading Ruled Tax-Free In Europe

    United Kingdom 26/10/2015 14:41:23

    The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has confirmed that bitcoin and other digital currency trading is VAT exempt “..under the provision concerning transactions relating to currency, bank notes and coins used as legal tender."

  503. First transaction free with Voucher code with Western Union

    United Kingdom 26/10/2015 13:11:05

    Western Union is one of the largest players in the money transfer world offering quick, easy and reliable money transfers around the globe

  504. Single Regional Professional Employer Organization vs Independent Local PEO Companies

    United Kingdom 26/10/2015 10:34:40

    Benefits of international employment and payroll outsourcing are nothing new to small and large companies today. Businesses of all sizes recognize the value of focusing on business development and revenue-generating activities. Why waste valuable human resources on supportive non-revenue generating tasks when third party Professional Employer Organizations offer fully compliant solutions and allow you to focus on the more important task of running and growing your businesses?

  505. Berlin: City of Start-ups

    Germany 26/10/2015 10:29:14

    A recent study by Gruenden, a leading Germany advisory agency for new businesses

  506. Leave Entitlements And Balances In Slovakia Explained

    Slovakia 22/10/2015 08:44:57

    Correctly identifying or balancing leave entitlements in Slovakia can be a complicated process, particularly for employers who are unfamiliar with local legislation.

  507. Blue Marble Global Payroll Announces New Partnership with Galvin International

    USA 21/10/2015 10:15:30

    Combines the leaders in global payroll, accounting, and tax compliance

  508. France And Indonesia: A Perfect Aircraft Leasing Partnership

    France 21/10/2015 09:18:23

    Our Commercial Director in Paris explains the important role France plays in the fast-growing aircraft leasing market of Indonesia.

  509. IPT Round-Up For October 2015

    Romania 21/10/2015 09:14:00

    Round up of recent changes to taxes on insurance premiums around the world. All of these changes have been or will be reflected within IPT Quote.

  510. 5 Factors To Consider When Defining Your Multicountry Payroll Strategy

    United Kingdom 20/10/2015 15:29:31

    While payroll isn’t typically viewed as a “strategic” business unit, building a global payroll strategy for countries of all sizes becomes increasingly important as companies look to impose central control over their international payroll operations. Our Head of Global Business Services looks at some of the ways this strategy can be defined for small employee populations.

  511. How to enter over 30 emerging markets through a single agreement with the UK-based company

    United Kingdom 20/10/2015 13:25:43

    Convert your PEO provider’s unique geographic presence into your company’s revenue-generating strength

  512. Luxembourg: China’s Bridge To Europe

    Luxembourg 20/10/2015 12:02:15

    Late last month I was one of three TMF Group representatives that joined a strong delegation from Luxembourg’s financial sector on a three-stop tour of China.

  513. Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) - World's Top Free Zone

    UAE 19/10/2015 13:06:05

    fDi Magazine awarded Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) three awards in its yearly international Free Zone ranks. The three awards the DMCC received are the following: Middle East - fDi Free Zone of the Year, Middle East - fDi Free Zone of the Year for Small and Middle Enterprises (SMEs) and Global - fDi Free Zone of the Year.

  514. Unions And Works Councils In Europe

    Luxembourg 19/10/2015 10:47:13

    Europe’s powerful unions and works councils can influence everything from company pay rates to holiday entitlements and even the way office furniture is arranged, so it’s important to factor their role into your local HR policy.

  515. Greek TEA EAPAE (Pension Fund) Declaration 2015

    Greece 19/10/2015 10:42:58

    Our Managing Director in Athens provides an update to insurance companies on their obligations to the Greek TEA EAPAE.

  516. Breder Suasso relocates to Queen Street Auckland, due to expansion

    New Zealand 19/10/2015 10:38:55

    Breder Suasso the leading financial service provider in Auckland New Zealand relocates it’s offices to 300 Queen Street Auckland New Zealand due to a rapid expansion in proving it’s financial services, being corporate and private accounts and MasterCard.

  517. Why Puerto Rico Still Offers Opportunity For Companies

    USA 19/10/2015 09:26:20

    The Caribbean has more to offer than great vacation destinations - it presents a good opportunity for those looking to start or expand their businesses in the Americas. Our United States Managing Director Jason Gerlis and Eliseo Roques-Arroyo from EDGE Legal look at why it’s a good idea to do business in the island of Puerto Rico.

  518. Singapore’s Social Security Savings Plan Changes At A Glance: CPF Ceiling And Contribution Rates

    Singapore 19/10/2015 09:21:25

    Singapore’s government raised CPF ceiling and contribution rates for older workers with effect from 1 Jan 2016 to keep pace with the economic growth in the country.

  519. Vietnam Set To Be Big TPP Winner

    Vietnam 15/10/2015 10:52:25

    Among the 12 signatory countries in the Trans Pacific Partnership, Vietnam stands out as the biggest beneficiary - but it won’t be a free lunch for the country, says our local expert. Here TMF Group’s Vietnam MD looks at the sectors that will win with the TPP, and the changes Vietnam is undergoing to make the most of the potential.

  520. British Embassy Kuwait is closed for the Islamic New Year

    Kuwait 13/10/2015 09:08:22

    On the occasion of the Islamic New Year, the British Embassy in Kuwait will be closed on Thursday 15 October 2015

  521. Introduction Of The Wage Protection System In Qatar

    Qatar 13/10/2015 08:56:15

    Qatar’s Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA) and the Qatar Central Bank (QCB) are introducing Wage Protection System (WPS) and companies must be compliant by 3 November 2015.

  522. The Toy Store brings its magical offering from GCC to Oxford Street, London

    UAE 13/10/2015 08:52:24

    The Toy Store, the most successful toy retailer in the Middle East, opened its doors to UK shoppers for the very first time last

  523. Complexities And Importance Of Payroll Taxes Compliance

    USA 12/10/2015 10:51:47

    Payroll is not only about employees getting paid. The process requires both the worker and the employer fulfill several responsibilities – and compliance with payroll taxation is one of the top ones for both. TMF Group USA’s HRP Manager explains how payroll taxation works in the US and how local knowledge is vital for compliance risk mitigation.

  524. Serbia Introduces VAT Proxy

    12/10/2015 10:40:17

    Recent changes made by the Serbian parliament introduce a new gateway to the Serbian market for foreign businesses.

  525. Costa Rica, Panama And Puerto Rico Lead As Promising FDI Destinations

    12/10/2015 09:29:12

    Foreign direct investment (FDI) has grown at a remarkable rate over the past two decades, and as investors seek new channels it is the developing countries that become more attractive destinations.

  526. LinkedIn reveals most influential UAE brands

    UAE 08/10/2015 13:51:46

    Airlines, tourism operators, telecoms operators and real estate players have come up trumps in a survey of the UAE’s most-influential brands conducted by the social network site LinkedIn.

  527. TASC Outsourcing: One of Dubai’s modern-day success stories

    UAE 08/10/2015 13:49:08

    Ambitious to succeed in his own right, after a graduating with a degree in engineering from India’s Manipal Institute of Technology, and a subsequent MBA in marketing and entrepreneurship from Boston University, he spent just over two years as business development manager with Digital Equipment Corporation (bought by Intel) before branching out on his own with his first venture.

  528. 63 per cent women in UAE prefer flexible staffing

    UAE 08/10/2015 13:46:43

    Regional leader in talent sourcing and people management solutions, TASC, has published a new survey that shows flexible staffing is essential to strengthen the role of women in the workplace in the UAE.

  529. More UAE companies hiring staff on a temporary basis

    UAE 08/10/2015 13:43:11

    UAE employers are hiring locally available talent on a temporary basis to save money

  530. Social Security In Europe

    08/10/2015 10:25:22

    The numerous social security, benefits and leave calculations required by payroll departments in some European countries are not for the faint-hearted! Here are just some of the rules that companies looking to expand must get their heads around

  531. People looking to buy a franchise in the following countries

    07/10/2015 11:27:51

    September 2015 top 10 country searches on www.startupoverseas.co.uk

  532. Become a Franchise Owner!

    USA 07/10/2015 09:09:42

    The Start-Up Guide to Lowering Risk, Making Money, and Owning What You Do

  533. Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Is Signed: What Does It Mean For Business In Asia Pacific?

    Canada 07/10/2015 09:02:41

    Controversial in some quarters and welcomed in others, the always attention-grabbing Trans Pacific Partnership deal was officially signed yesterday by the 12 member countries.

  534. Import and Export Kit For Dummies

    United Kingdom 06/10/2015 10:34:20

    Your easy–to–follow primer on the exciting world of import/export With an increased focus on global trade, this new edition of Import/Export Kit For Dummies provides entrepreneurs and small– to mid–sized businesses with the critical, entry–point information they need to begin exporting their products around the world as well as importing goods to sell.

  535. Start Your Own Import/Export Business

    06/10/2015 10:15:59

    Importing and exporting are trillion-dollar industries -- but that doesn't mean they're just for big business.

  536. Capital Control And VAT Changes In Greece

    Greece 06/10/2015 08:27:52

    Our Managing Director in Athens provides a summary of Greek capital control and VAT changes over recent weeks. You may have seen the news posted last week about the abolishment of reduced VAT rates on six popular holiday islands. From 1 October 2015, the Greek mainland VAT rates of 6%, 13% and 23% have applied on the islands of Rhodes, Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros and Skiathos

  537. 10 Things You Need To Know About Honduras’ Law On Social Protection

    06/10/2015 08:23:31

    Honduras’ Law on Social Protection means that financial institutions under the Private Contribution Regime (RAP) will transition into pension fund management companies (AFPs), with employer and employee contributions rising to 8.7% and 5%, respectively. Our local expert explains 10 things every company need to know about this law.

  538. New Electronic Payment Rules For VAT In France

    France 05/10/2015 11:57:01

    Local and foreign companies in France will soon be required by law to pay VAT by direct debit

  539. Non domiciliation and tax exempt salary split United Kingdom – The Netherlands

    Holland 01/10/2015 17:23:20

    Under the United Kingdom (UK) tax laws a difference in fiscal treatment of individuals is made between being domiciled and non domiciled. In short domicileds are residents who have their roots in the UK, or have chosen to become domiciled.

  540. The Dutch 30%-ruling explained

    Holland 01/10/2015 17:21:56

    On regular basis we advise expats and/or their employers on the 30%-ruling, part of this advisory is preparing the actual request for the ruling

  541. Communication Across Cultures: Mutual Understanding In A Global World

    China 01/10/2015 15:09:24

    Communication across Cultures explores how cultural context affects the use and (mis)interpretation of language. It provides an accessible and interdisciplinary introduction to language and language variation in intercultural communication by drawing on both classic and cutting-edge research from pragmatics, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology and politeness studies.

  542. KIS scores 100% through OPEC quality assessment

    Thailand 01/10/2015 14:32:03

    By Mrs. Kumaree Komarakul Na Nagara On September 10, 2015, KIS welcomed three visitors representing the Office of the Private Education Commission (OPEC), Ministry of Education, on a one-day visit to assess the quality of the school

  543. 5 reasons you should change your job today

    United Kingdom 01/10/2015 14:20:18

    The modern professional world can be monotonous and a pretty stressful place too. Being stuck in a role that is wrong for you can have serious consequences for your wellbeing in both your mental and physical health. A bad job can make you miserable and have an impact on your home life.

  544. Offshore Companies Tax Planning

    Offshore 01/10/2015 12:22:38

    This guide contains detailed information on how offshore companies and trusts are taxed in 2015 and how (and when) you can use them to reduce your UK taxes. It is updated for the latest anti avoidance rules that apply from April 2015.

  545. he Big List Of 1001 Online Wholesalers 2015

    United Kingdom 01/10/2015 11:57:32

    This Ebook will change the way you do business by sourcing the best wholesaler for your products

  546. The Financial Times Guide to Business Start Up 2015

    United Kingdom 01/10/2015 11:19:26

    The most comprehensive annually updated guide for entrepreneurs: The most comprehensive annually ... (Financial Times Guides) (The FT Guides)

  547. 5 Things You Need To Know When Switching Or Choosing A New Payroll Provider

    Brazil 01/10/2015 11:03:16

    A multi-country payroll deal can lock you in for many years – are you ready for that sort of commitment? Our head of Global Business Services looks at the drivers that lead payroll managers to switch providers.

  548. Reduced VAT Rates Abolished On Six Greek Islands

    Greece 01/10/2015 10:57:40

    The latest announcement from the Greek Ministry of Finance sees an end to reduced VAT rates on six popular holiday islands as part of the country’s third bailout agreement.

  549. TMF Group USA Expands Its Offering To Support Businesses Interested In The US Or Caribbean

    USA 01/10/2015 10:54:47

    Companies looking to start or expand operations in the Caribbean or the United States have a new ally in one of the most flexible entry points in the region: Puerto Rico.

  550. DMCC Registered Companies Increased by 10% in H1 due to digital transformation

    UAE 01/10/2015 10:45:21

    • By June 2015, a total of 10,624 companies registered in DMCC • All services are available on the internet 24/7 via any device • More than 160 companies register per month due to technology • Digital registration decreases the amount of paper used by 40% annually

  551. New Tax Arrangement Between Netherlands And Curacao Looms

    Holland 29/09/2015 10:41:12

    The Dutch Lower House (2e Kamer) approved earlier this month the new bilateral rules for the avoidance of double taxation between the Netherlands and Curacao.

  552. UK Company Secretarial Update

    United Kingdom 29/09/2015 10:11:18

    The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has now confirmed that the implementation of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act will be on 10 October 2015.

  553. Transfer Of Goods Between Italy And The EU

    Italy 29/09/2015 09:46:39

    18 August 2015 saw it no longer possible to apply the VAT suspension regime when moving goods to be processed, without changing owner, within the EU (Italy to other countries and vice versa), where the goods at the end of processing are not returned to their country of origin.

  554. VAT Law Amendments In Serbia

    28/09/2015 11:11:25

    Serbia Managing Director Jelena Cuk and VAT expert Jacek Szufan outline some key aspects of the draft Law on Amendments of the VAT Law which has been forwarded to the Serbian Parliament for adoption.

  555. Focus On French IPT: Health And Motor Insurance Changes

    France 28/09/2015 08:49:36

    Changes to the reporting of insurance-based taxes in France are due to take effect from 1 January 2016. Our expert has a detailed look at the implications.

  556. Agreement to promote UK online exports with China

    China 24/09/2015 13:23:01

    A UKTI partnership agreement with Shanghai Free Trade Zone will help UK companies develop e-commerce sales in China.

  557. International trends in Franchise Opportunity Searches.

    Japan 22/09/2015 13:08:01

    StartUpOverseas.co.uk is the definitive online resource for international business, seeing over 30,000 unique visitors a month.

  558. A UK visa is just five steps away

    United Kingdom 21/09/2015 11:51:44

    UK Visas & Immigration launch new video aimed at first time visitors to the UK.

  559. VAT Increase On Electricity For Residential Consumption In Belgium

    Belgium 21/09/2015 09:17:28

    The Belgian federal government is expected to raise €712m by 2018 from ‘tax shift’ measures which include this month’s change in the VAT rate for the supply of domestic electricity

  560. ECJ Ruling: Subscription Contracts For The Supply Of Consulting Services Are Liable For VAT

    Bulgaria 17/09/2015 08:42:37

    Our VAT Technical Manager examines the decision issued by the European Court of Justice in the case of Asparuhovo Lake Investment Company (ALIC).

  561. BVI Now Ranks Amongst The US, UK And Hong Kong In The OECD’S Latest Tax Transparency Ratings

    United Kingdom 17/09/2015 08:36:58

    In the latest report from the OECD’s Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, the BVI was found to be “largely compliant” and rated on a par with many other well respected jurisdictions such as Cayman Islands, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Singapore, United Kingdom and United States.

  562. Forex Market Seminar

    United Kingdom 16/09/2015 16:53:46

    The 1 day FX event is an opportunity like no other. We will teach you all you need to know to start trading the Forex Market and with our help trade it profitably like our traders generating 30% plus per year.

  563. 1 day Stock Market Seminar

    United Kingdom 16/09/2015 16:50:28

    The 1 day Stock Market Seminar is an opportunity like no other. We teach people all you need to know to start trading the Stock Market profitably from when you leave our trading floor.

  564. Export/Import Procedures and Documentation

    United Kingdom 16/09/2015 11:20:38

    The details of international business are growing more complex by the day - and even the most seasoned professionals can find themselves in need of guidance

  565. Emerging Europe

    Bulgaria 16/09/2015 10:37:53

    Emerging Europe offers opportunities for all UK companies ranging from novice to experienced exporters, and across multiple sectors.

  566. CEO Guide to Doing Business in Russia

    Russia 15/09/2015 17:31:56

    CEO Guide to Doing Business in Russia will enable companies and individuals to build their networks, understand how to do business in Russia, and connect with business partners worldwide, this book will increase your opportunities to meet and engage with potential partners

  567. Doing Business in Emerging Markets

    USA 15/09/2015 17:29:17

    There are many texts available on International Business, but only a few provide a comprehensive coverage of emerging markets, which now play a major role in global business and therefore require deeper study and analysis.

  568. Online Business Startup

    USA 15/09/2015 17:23:31

    The entrepreneur's guide to launching a fast, lean and profitable online venture

  569. Business Naming Myth Blasters

    USA 15/09/2015 14:38:00

    Why Incorporate? Show me the comparison chart. Help me choose which entity is right for me.

  570. Luxembourg Leads On FATCA Transparency

    Luxembourg 15/09/2015 08:44:25

    The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is ranked third in the world for the number of financial institutions per-country that have now signed up to report under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

  571. Guernsey’s Pension Dilemma

    Guernsey 15/09/2015 08:39:28

    Are we about to see a repeat of 1446 BC, but this time the exodus of Guernsey Pension Scheme members? Bethell Codrington explains

  572. Important Changes To The Bulgarian Labour Code

    Bulgaria 15/09/2015 08:35:46

    Changes to the Bulgarian Labour Code, announced on 17 July 2015 in the State Gazette, affect various aspects of the legislation as outlined below.

  573. Shorter Time To Market For Commercial Entities In Bulgaria

    Bulgaria 14/09/2015 08:36:06

    An amendment to the Bulgarian Trade Register Act has resulted in a greatly reduced wait time for those registering a new entity in the country.

  574. Corruption In Latin America: More Countries Under Scrutiny

    Argentina 14/09/2015 08:34:04

    Guatemala, Panama and Venezuela will be scrutinised after being considered potential corruption practitioners. TMF Group’s North LatAm Sub Regional Director Walter Gutsch looks at how this affects the countries’ reputation and what it could mean for the business environment.

  575. UKTI Australia's Inward Mission to London for fintech companies

    Australia 14/09/2015 08:30:06

    UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) kicks off the inward mission to London for 10 of Australia's best fintech companies.

  576. Taxpayers Benefit From Italy’s New E-Invoicing System

    Italy 10/09/2015 08:49:33

    Italian lawmakers created a legislative decree and are employing incentives rather than penalties to encourage more taxpayers to adopt electronic invoicing.

  577. Ireland: Update To VAT Treatment Of Portfolio Management

    Ireland 10/09/2015 08:46:13

    Our expert outlines an update to Ireland’s VAT manual regarding the VAT treatment of portfolio management services following a review by Irish Tax and Customs (“Revenue”).

  578. VAT Recovery Claims Deadline Looming

    United Kingdom 07/09/2015 11:59:46

    Experts Matthew Harrison and Dian Shmilev provide details for applicable businesses with outstanding VAT recovery claims for 2014.

  579. Public Records Filings For Companies Entering Into Statutory Mergers

    USA 07/09/2015 11:54:58

    The statutory merger of two or more business entities is an extensive process involving due diligence, planning and filing activities. This article highlights key pre-planning actions for public filing requirements.

  580. Legislative Changes In Greece

    Greece 07/09/2015 08:42:31

    Our experts in Greece provide the following summary of the country's legislative changes over the past two weeks as the economic crisis continues.

  581. Peru’s Economy Maintaining Its Strength Despite The Complex Global Situation

    07/09/2015 08:40:29

    Supported by the commodities sector, Peru´s economy maintains macroeconomic strengths relative to other nations in Latin America. The mining sector in particular - which has significant presence in the country – had a great impact on the local economy.

  582. Pingu’s English successfully launches in Brazil helped by UKTI

    Brazil 03/09/2015 11:57:09

    Linguaphone Group uses UKTI’s OMIS service to find a local partner to develop exports of their Pingu’s English language course product in Brazil.

  583. Frequently asked questions on doing business with Iran

    03/09/2015 08:32:19

    What does the nuclear deal agreed on 14 July 2015 mean for business?

  584. Single EU VAT Return: Is The Endgame Really Near?

    United Kingdom 03/09/2015 08:22:37

    VAT payers around the world have been longing for an easier way to get cross-border reporting done, and they may be in luck. Maybe.

  585. Who Has To File, What To Declare, When And How.

    Spain 02/09/2015 14:44:39

    FAQ’s SECTIONS • Who Has To File, What To Declare, When And How. • Category 1 Assets - Properties And Rights Over • Properties Owned Outside Spain. • Category 2 Assets - Bank Accounts Outside Spain. • Category 3 Assets - Investments • Other

  586. Spain's Newly Introduced Exit Tax And How It Affects Those Moving Away

    Spain 02/09/2015 14:39:39

    Spain is one of a number of countries that charge tax on unrealised capital gains when their tax residents leave the country, and it has had a new law in place since January 1, 2015.

  587. Tax Reform Coming To Costa Rica?

    02/09/2015 08:32:22

    Costa Rica is currently considering reform to its income tax and Value Added Tax (VAT) legislation which could see VAT rise to 15%.

  588. Mandatory Employer-Paid Medical Insurance For All Staff In France

    France 01/09/2015 10:19:12

    Our expert provides details of a new law effective 1 January 2016 that will require all employers to provide medical insurance to staff

  589. Michael Sharara, President, A M Shoes & Textiles FZC

    UAE 28/08/2015 11:49:17

    The strategic location of RAK FTZ is one of the main reasons we chose to set up here. The availability of logistics and ease to ship goods to Africa and the Middle East region is another incentive that we received after registering at RAK FTZ. Also, the cost-effectiveness of setting up and operating business in RAK FTZ compared to other free zones in the country attracted us to operate here

  590. Ulf Peter, Vice President Sales & Customer Relations, Permagard Global

    UAE 28/08/2015 11:47:50

    RAK FTZ’s strategic location is very convenient. Additionally, the fast-track visa process and cost-effective labour charges were the main attractive factors for us to set up our company at RAK FTZ. The ISO certification and quality assurance system at RAK FTZ has helped us meet our business standards

  591. FDI Success Stories

    26/08/2015 09:36:38

    Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Attraction continues to become and ever more competitive effort and geographic regions are competing for corporate investors on the basis of more than jut costs & tax incentives.

  592. Turkey Investment and Business Guide

    Turkey 26/08/2015 09:27:23

    Turkey Investment and Business Guide Volume 1 Strategic and Practical Information

  593. Unlocking Business Opportunities in Gulf Co-Operation Council (GCC) Markets

    UAE 26/08/2015 09:23:08

    This book assesses the effectiveness of free trade agreements (FTAs) in unlocking international business opportunities in member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

  594. Open a Business in Brazil

    Brazil 26/08/2015 09:19:50

    Are you thinking about settling down in Brazil? Are you currently living in Brazil and struggling to make ends meet?

  595. Starting and Running a UK Street Food Business

    United Kingdom 26/08/2015 09:15:54

    The street food industry is booming, and with more and more entrepreneurs hitting the streets it's time we had a book to help guide you through the process. Street Food Soliloquy is the only guide out there written for a UK market by an active street food trader.

  596. The Complete Step by Step Guide to Starting and Running a Successful Retail Business in Australia

    Australia 26/08/2015 09:09:59

    Retailing is one of the most exciting professions you can enter. In Australia, this dynamic and growing industry is worth over $18 billion a year. Many new enterprises fail because they do not do their homework when they start their business

  597. Export/Import Procedures

    United Kingdom 25/08/2015 14:23:10

    The details of international business are growing more complex by the day - and even the most seasoned professionals can find themselves in need of guidance

  598. Are you looking to start a business importing products from China?

    China 25/08/2015 14:17:22

    Are you looking to find a inexpensive, quality product from China that you can sell for a huge profit online or in your store? Then this book can help you step by step from finding that great product, finding a great supplier in China for it, and having it delivered to you.

  599. Guide to Importing and Exporting

    United Kingdom 25/08/2015 14:13:23

    A comprehensive guide to importing and exporting. Topics include – The International Trade Cycle, Managing Risk, Marketing, Setting Yourself Up Overseas, Safety Standards Overseas, Planning Your Transport Logistics, Incoterms, Financing, Insurance, Documentation and more!

  600. How to Franchise Your Business

    United Kingdom 25/08/2015 13:31:39

    If you are considering franchising your business Clive Sawyer will help you. Clive Sawyer, Managing Director of Business Options, one of the UK's leading Franchise and Business Consultancies, has written this book to cut through the confusion and complexity surrounding franchising a business. Clive, in his renowned plain speaking manner helps the reader assess whether franchising is the right expansion model for them.

  601. Why Choose RAK FTZ?

    UAE 25/08/2015 08:25:32

    Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ) offers a gateway to emerging markets with over 8,000 registered companies from 106 countries and 50 industry sectors. One of the fastest-growing free trade zones in the UAE, the RAK FTZ is 100% tax-free, allows 100% foreign ownership, and provides award-winning service to its clients.

  602. Changes to the visa application centre service in Al Khobar

    Saudi Arabia 24/08/2015 12:45:58

    UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) has announced a change to the Visa Application Centre service in Al Khobar

  603. Collection Of Deeds: Mandatory Filing Of Documents In The Czech Republic

    Czech Republic 24/08/2015 12:33:34

    Our local expert outlines the Collection of Deeds requirement in the Czech Republic and explains the consequences for companies that do not file the required documents.

  604. Colombia Intensifies Battle Against Money Laundering

    Colombia 24/08/2015 11:30:03

    Illegal activity fuelled by money laundering is equivalent to 3% of Colombia’s GDP. It’s one of the most pervasive economic issues in Colombia, and local administration is developing and implementing more and better ways to identify and stop companies or individuals of committing this crime.

  605. 8 Reasons To Be Excited About Investing In Latin America

    Colombia 24/08/2015 11:09:25

    It is no secret that Latin American countries are in an endless battle to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and implementing strategies to help boost their development. Although each country has different social and political environments, most offer an exceptional work force and economic incentives which provide opportunities for investors and businesses. Understanding the local culture, regulations, processes and requirements is key in avoiding the risks when investing in this region.

  606. Foreign Secretary to reopen British Embassy in Tehran

    24/08/2015 10:40:57

    The Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, visits Tehran to re-open the British Embassy.

  607. Changes In Singapore’s Companies Act Exempts Private Limited Companies From Audit Requirement

    Singapore 24/08/2015 10:35:23

    Singapore’s Accounting and Regulatory Authority (ACRA) announced in April that the legislative changes to the Companies Act - Capther 50 (CA), passed in October 2014 - would be rolled out in two phases as it involves numerous technical amendments as well as the introduction or abolition of many sections within the CA.

  608. Romanian MPS Finally Reach Agreement On VAT Rate Cuts

    Romania 24/08/2015 10:30:08

    After being approved and then rejected by the President, Romania this week finally achieved cross-party agreement on the extent of VAT cuts; it will drop to 20% from next year, and to 19% from 2017. Romanian lawmakers agreed to shave 4.4 billion lei ($1.1 billion) off planned tax cuts, amid worries the proposals may blow a hole in the budget next year.

  609. CJEU Judgement Affects Vat Deduction Position Of Holding Companies

    United Kingdom 17/08/2015 11:08:27

    The CJEU recently rendered its judgment (16 July 2015) in the joined cases Larentia + Minerva and Marenave Schiffahrts concerning the VAT deduction position of holding companies. It also answered the question of whether entities without ‘legal personality” can be included as part of a VAT group.

  610. UK Accounting Regulation Changes: Disclosure Of Subsidiary Entities

    United Kingdom 14/08/2015 09:21:59

    Our UK Corporate Secretarial expert outlines accounting regulation changes implemented on 6 April 2015, that affect how disclosure of subsidiary entities are dealt with.

  611. Doing Business In The Uruguay Free Trade Zone

    14/08/2015 09:13:16

    Uruguay has open and solid financial and banking systems and offers a business-friendly environment. No wonder why the country and its more than 10 free zones are attractive for many multinationals and investors.

  612. Advantages to Invest in Real Estate in Brazil

    Brazil 13/08/2015 08:57:24

    It is internationally known that Brazil is going through a crisis period. However, only a few are able to see the opportunities it can bring. Brazil Real Estate market has been warmed up for a while, but now it is starting to face a high vacancy scenario, while construction companies are still delivering projects that started before the crisis.

  613. VAT Reverse Charge Mechanism Expansion In The Czech Republic

    Czech Republic 13/08/2015 08:37:59

    Our VAT expert provides details of an expansion to the reverse charge mechanism - for VAT purposes - for certain crops and cereal grains in the Czech Republic.

  614. Does it make financial sense to buy a vehicle through your business?

    United Kingdom 12/08/2015 14:46:48

    If you own a business, a lesser known fact is that buying or leasing your car through your company can work out cheaper than if you were to buy it through a personal finance plan.

  615. Transfer money online without the fee!

    United Kingdom 12/08/2015 13:34:24

  616. Catering Startups: Health & Safety Rules & Regulations

    United Kingdom 12/08/2015 12:20:55

    Following the ongoing British love affair with all things food related there are a large number of new catering companies starting up in the UK. Before these firms can begin to trade, though, it is important they understand hygiene and health and safety regulations – as detailed below.

  617. Foreign Secretary in China to foster partnership on global challenges

    China 12/08/2015 10:38:12

    Philip Hammond has arrived in China for a two day official visit, his first to the country since becoming Foreign Secretary.

  618. The Pacific Alliance: Creating Opportunities For Investors

    Mexico 12/08/2015 10:32:34

    A new briefing paper from TMF Group – The Pacific Alliance: creating opportunities for investors - examines the impact of this far-reaching trade agreement and how international businesses can best harness the potential of this vibrant, growing region.

  619. Potential To Estimate IPT For Forthcoming Increase In UK

    United Kingdom 12/08/2015 10:25:10

    The Association of British Insurers (ABI) is reporting that HMRC are willing to permit the submission of estimated IPT (Insurance Premium Tax) returns if insurers are experiencing issues implementing the forthcoming UK IPT standard rate increase (to 9.5%).

  620. Transfer Of A Going Concern (TOGC) To A VAT Group: Bumpy Road Or A Smooth Highway?

    United Kingdom 10/08/2015 09:39:09

    European courts have been arguing exactly what constitutes TOGC and what does not; our VAT expert delves into the detail.

  621. Foreign Secretary visit boosts UK’s Strategic Partnership with Japan

    Japan 10/08/2015 09:34:25

    Foreign Secretary’s visit to Japan boosts cooperation on international peace and security, and supports recent growth in inward investment and trade.

  622. What The Recent Successes Of The SEC'S Whistleblower Program Means For Companies

    USA 10/08/2015 09:31:57

    Since the passing of Dodd-Frank in 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has experienced increasing success with its whistleblower awards program with a pay out to date of over $50 million. Our friends from CT Corp bring us this report.

  623. British Embassy Moscow statement regarding visa service in Russia

    Russia 06/08/2015 16:24:07

    British Embassy Moscow issued a statement in response to allegations by the Russian Embassy in London about the treatment of Russian citizens seeking to enter the UK.

  624. Business Taxation Changes In The UK

    United Kingdom 06/08/2015 09:25:57

    Our Senior Director of Corporate Accounting Services examines the key UK Summer Budget announcements that affect businesses.

  625. Bookkeeping Simplified For Small Businesses In Poland

    Poland 06/08/2015 09:16:18

    The Polish Parliament has agreed to implement the majority of amendments proposed by the Senate regarding simplifications in bookkeeping for small businesses. The amendments will now be forwarded to President Bronisław Komorowski for review.

  626. Local Knowledge Is The Key To Success In Latin America

    Argentina 05/08/2015 09:14:49

    It can take companies years to build up local knowledge when they enter an overseas market and establish a presence. From the outset, there are all kinds of hurdles that can quickly imperil a firm's operations if they're not careful, so it's vital that expert advice and assistance be available from the start.

  627. British Embassy creates Anglo-French start-up network

    United Kingdom 04/08/2015 14:36:50

    Embassy event helps young UK and French technology companies share ideas and resources.

  628. Changes to the visa service in Russia - August 2015

    Russia 04/08/2015 13:19:44

    UK Visa and Immigration introduces new changes to visa services in Russia

  629. Know Your Tax Points

    United Kingdom 04/08/2015 10:09:57

    Insurers writing cross-border business in multiple jurisdictions within the EEA can face myriad unforeseen challenges if tax point filings get out of sync. Our IPT expert looks at the challenges of IPT in the EEA.

  630. Romanian Legislation Changes

    Romania 04/08/2015 09:59:58

    Our experts in Romania detail important changes to legislation, as published in the Official Gazette, and in force from 16 July 2015.

  631. Incentives for investing/relocating in Cyprus

    Cyprus 03/08/2015 15:27:29

    As part of its effort to attract foreign high net worth individuals as well as to attract qualified individuals to relocate and work in the country, either on their own or as part of a group structuring/reorganisation, Cyprus offers some very attractive incentives

  632. Top Innovations In Technology and How They Will Impact On Businesses

    United Kingdom 03/08/2015 10:23:02

    All businesses look for ways to do their work more effectively and efficiently. Increasingly, the way to achieve that is by embracing the latest developments technology has to offer.

  633. What's wrong with your advertising flyers?

    United Kingdom 03/08/2015 10:19:48

    Designing a great advertising flyer can be a tricky business and while you might think there’s nothing wrong with yours, we’re sorry to say that there are probably a few aspects turning your customers off from you and your business.

  634. Changes to Passport Services in Vietnam

    Vietnam 31/07/2015 10:08:30

    The process for applying for a British passport in Vietnam has changed

  635. The Past, Present and Future of Communication

    31/07/2015 10:04:12

  636. Doing business in the Philippines

    29/07/2015 13:40:15

    Philippines trade and export guide

  637. UK committed to enhanced partnership with India

    India 27/07/2015 09:44:18

    First India visit by British minister after UK polls.

  638. David Cameron is leading a trade delegation to south-east Asia this week to boost UK trade and investment.

    China 27/07/2015 09:42:27

    The Prime Minister is joined by 31 representatives from businesses from every region of the UK. Deals worth over £750 million and creating 270 new jobs across the UK are due to be agreed this week.

  639. Ras Al Khaimah, one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates

    UAE 22/07/2015 12:54:13

    Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA), one of the major business destinations in the GCC, offers innovative and world-class Free Zone and Non Free Zone facilities to companies and entrepreneurs looking for low operating costs and highly-competitive business solutions.

  640. Government extends accounting rules making it easier for American and Japanese companies to call the UK home

    United Kingdom 20/07/2015 13:06:42

    The government has announced its intention to enhance existing accounting rules for US and Japanese companies moving to the UK.

  641. DeMontford Bell

    Malta 20/07/2015 09:32:08

    DeMontford Bell, the UK-headquartered financial introducer, has announced that it is in talks to acquire a leading Edinburgh financial consultancy firm.

  642. The General Director in Russia: Recent changes in legislation and trends

    Russia 10/07/2015 09:16:27

    We would like to inform you of important changes in Russian legislation with regards to the responsibility of General Directors and Shareholders.

  643. Marketing on social networks in France : stats and consuming habits.

    France 08/07/2015 11:55:35

    A new report by Harris Interactive « Social Life 2015 » has come out, aggregating key stats about the use of social networks in France. The study was based on 2000 French consumers, over 15 years of age. The figures show a huge penetration of social media in the everyday life of the French, with certain specificities in comparison with foreign markets.

  644. Greece updates: advice for UK citizens and businesses

    Greece 06/07/2015 10:13:49

    Banking controls have now been introduced in Greece alongside bank holidays which are likely to see banks in Greece closed until at least 6 July (inclusive).

  645. Is Your Cultural Leadership Style Killing Your Team’s Potential? Cultural Training Workshops

    China 30/06/2015 11:23:12

    Identifying the key leadership competencies your executives need in today’s competitive global environment includes intercultural skills. Organizations have to look for every advantage they can get. And understanding cultural differences in leadership and their impact on the bottom line gives them a competitive edge.

  646. Visa Application Center in Mexico

    Mexico 29/06/2015 15:55:59

    From 1st July 2015, the UK visa application process for submission of biometrics will be carried out by VFS at a new Visa Application Centre (VAC).

  647. Foundation of a GmbH

    Germany 29/06/2015 08:58:30

    The foundation of a GmbH isn´t as easy as one might think. It is a time-consuming and formal procedure and without any professional assistance, it may be difficult for foreign companies to handle this procedure on their own.

  648. Doing business in Pakistan

    25/06/2015 13:19:27

    Pakistan export overview

  649. Doing business in the Dominican Republic

    24/06/2015 10:34:38

    Dominican Republic export overview

  650. Digital Marketing in Asia

    China 10/06/2015 12:26:22

    A Start-up Guide for Search Engine Marketing in APAC

  651. New Information and Cultural Insights Entrepreneurs Need to Start a Business in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong 10/06/2015 11:46:15

    Hong Kong is the #2 destination in Asia for ease of doing business and one of the world's leading financial centers. It is in the "business of business" so it's no wonder so many foreign companies launch or open branches in Hong Kong.

  652. Chinese Business Etiquette

    China 10/06/2015 11:42:48

    "No one doing business with the Chinese should be without [it]."-Midwest Book Review

  653. Managing Business Culture in a Global Europe

    10/06/2015 11:37:36

    Praised by Business Week as 'invaluable political and psychological profiles of each nationality

  654. Winning Over the Japanese Consumer

    Japan 10/06/2015 11:31:19

    How to Build a Successful Business in Japan

  655. IP Tax Planning In The Age Of Anti-Tax Avoidance Intellectual Property (IP)

    02/06/2015 15:54:18

    Intellectual property (IP) is increasingly the catapult to wealth creation in this age of innovation and globalisation. The World Economic Forum named innovative IP has estimated at least 75 industries are highly dependent on IP creation for further growth.

  656. The Luxembourg IP Company

    Luxembourg 02/06/2015 15:46:25

    By the Act of 21 December 2007 the legislator in Luxembourg introduced a new Luxembourg IP regime that provides for a 80% tax exemption for income derived from intellectual property, as well as from capital gains realized on the disposal of such intellectual property.

  657. Foreign Account Compliance Tax Act

    02/06/2015 15:29:46

    What Is FATCA FATCA is a law aimed at identifying US taxpayers controlling bank accounts and investments overseas who are not declaring any taxable income or chargeable gains.

  658. E-Commerce Solutions

    02/06/2015 15:24:26

    E-Commerce Solutions Corporate Merchant Accounts Merchant Accounts Fully Integrated Merchant Solutions

  659. Automatic Exchange Of Information

    02/06/2015 15:17:47

    Tax Purposes The automatic exchange of information is regarded as the best system for ensuring that national tax authorities can assess and collect the taxes they are due on income and capital that their residents have abroad.

  660. Company Registration In Belize

    Offshore 02/06/2015 14:22:00

    International Business Corporation (IBC)

  661. Australia Company Formation Services

    Australia 02/06/2015 13:58:13

    Registering Company In Australia

  662. Seychelles Private Foundations

    Offshore 02/06/2015 13:44:31

    Company formation services in the Seychelles

  663. Advantages To Be Licensed In New Zealand As FSP - Financial Services Provider

    New Zealand 02/06/2015 13:34:25

    New Zealand Financial Services Provider FSP Registration

  664. New Zealand Private Limited Company

    New Zealand 02/06/2015 13:22:30

    Company formation in New Zealand

  665. Company Formation Isle Of Man

    Isle of Man 02/06/2015 12:59:38

    The Isle of Man, situated in the centre of the British Isles, is an internally self-governing dependent territory of the British Crown which is not and never has been part of the United Kingdom.

  666. Cyprus CySEC License

    Cyprus 02/06/2015 12:43:31

    An Investment Firm licensed in Cyprus, can be for the provision of investment services from Cyprus in all EU markets by simply pass porting its license, while it can also offer investment services to third countries. Such services can be offered on a cross-border basis or by establishing a physical presence in the jurisdiction into which the services will be provided.

  667. Switzerland Company Formation Services

    Switzerland 02/06/2015 10:33:10

    General Information The country is a federal republic and is officially known as the Swiss Confederation. The total area is 41,295 sq. km.

  668. Company Formation In The Netherlands

    Holland 02/06/2015 10:17:13

    A BV may be incorporated by one or more shareholders, either being individuals or corporate bodies.

  669. Malta Company Information

    Malta 02/06/2015 09:29:33

    Introduction The Republic of Malta is a small island consisting of an archipelago in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea of which only the three largest islands Malta (Malta), Gozo (Ghawdex) and Comino (Kemmuna) are inhabited. The strategically located islands constituting the Maltese nation have been ruled by various powers and fought over for centuries, and they have a deeply rooted history dating back to neolithic times.

  670. Malta Company Formation

    Malta 02/06/2015 09:05:38

    Malta Holding Company

  671. Luxembourg Company Formation

    Luxembourg 02/06/2015 08:51:06

    Lying in the centre of Western Europe between Belgium, France and Germany, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg covers an area of 2,586 square kilometres. It is one of the smallest Countries in Europe, but the countryside varies greatly, from the hilly Ardennes in the North, to a mineral rich and beautiful forest and farmlands in the South.

  672. Private Asset Management Company (SPF) In Luxembourg

    Luxembourg 02/06/2015 08:37:43

    Concept The SPF was created by Luxembourg law issued on 11th May 2007 to allow the registration of an investment corporate vehicle dedicated to the management of the estate of private individuals.

  673. Introduction Italy Company Formation

    Italy 01/06/2015 17:46:24

    Italy Company Formation Incorporation Of An S.R.L. Società A Responsabilità Limitada

  674. Company Formation Ireland

    Ireland 01/06/2015 16:51:33

    Ireland is a large island situated to the west of Great Britain, separated from it by the Irish Sea and is often regarded as being on the very perimeter of Europe. With a land mass of 84,079 square kilometres Ireland it is the 20th largest island in the world. Ireland is in fact two independent countries. The larger area forms “The Republic of Ireland” and the smaller area, in the north eastern corner, is part of the United Kingdom.

  675. Incorporation In Hong Kong

    Hong Kong 01/06/2015 16:10:58

    Large multi-national corporations set up overseas companies to reinforce the competitive edge of the group as a whole, and hence maximize profitability. For example, they can reduce taxation expenses legally by booking some incomes to lower taxation regions, such as Hong Kong.

  676. Cyprus An Excellent European Option For International Trade

    Cyprus 01/06/2015 15:09:42

    The Use Of The Cyprus International Trading Company In International Tax Planning

  677. Canada British Columbia Company Registration Services

    Canada 01/06/2015 14:36:35

    Most Canadian provinces have residency restrictions for the board of directors. We do not provide nominee director services, however we can provide incorporation services in provinces which do not have residency restrictions. Those provinces are British Columbia and New Brunswick. Companies incorporated in any of those three provinces can then be registered to do business in other provinces as well.

  678. Incorporating in Belize

    Offshore 01/06/2015 14:20:08

    Belize became a British Crown Colony in 1862 and became independent in 1981. Belize is now a parliamentary democracy.

  679. Mauritius Company Registration Investment Dealer Broker License

    Offshore 01/06/2015 12:12:42

    Registration And Licensing In Mauritius Investment Dealer – Broker

  680. Gibraltar Company Formation Services

    Offshore 01/06/2015 10:25:58

    Gibraltar General Information Gibraltar is famous for its dramatic rock. It is located in a strategic position at the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula. It overlooks the Straits of Gibraltar and is linked to Spain by a narrow peninsular. Gibraltar is imposing but small and measures approximately 6.5 sq km.

  681. UKTI publishes new guide to selling goods and services in China

    China 28/05/2015 08:22:46

    New guide aims to help UK businesses access opportunities and win export business in the lucrative Chinese market.

  682. Making it as a blogger: Choosing the right name

    United Kingdom 21/05/2015 13:48:19

    You like writing, you are eager to get your ideas out, maintain your independence, but would still like to climb some kind of a career ladder?

  683. Thinking outside of the box - the rationale for outsourcing

    USA 20/05/2015 16:13:50

    Outsourcing is a comparatively recent concept. However, it is one that has literally ‘caught on’ very quickly. We now see outsourcing in a variety of different business formats. We also see outsourcing opportunities arising for both small and large business organizations, as well as many different levels of government

  684. Export insurance made easy: new toolkit for brokers

    United Kingdom 18/05/2015 11:16:24

    A new online guide to help credit insurance brokers work with their clients to access government-backed export insurance has been published by UK Export Finance.

  685. Programme to support fledgling exporters launched by trade minister

    United Kingdom 18/05/2015 10:45:20

    Francis Maude announces programme of expert advice and support to help companies expand into international markets for the first time.

  686. Are You An Eastern Entrepreneur?

    Bulgaria 11/05/2015 09:36:34

    Lime Pictures, a BAFTA award winning television production company, are developing a television series which will flip the journey of Eastern European immigrants coming to Britain. We aim to follow the adventures of a group of Brits who are heading to Eastern Europe with hopes of making their fortune.

  687. Fintech Startups Cash-In on Online Payment Industry

    United Kingdom 05/05/2015 10:33:13

    Think of the online payment industry today and you think of giants such as VISA and PayPal dominating the landscape. Its future, however, is already being decided in converted warehouses by groups of talented twenty to thirty-somethings, wearing sneakers and sipping organic juice.

  688. Going Global

    United Kingdom 27/04/2015 16:13:08

    Going Global – the biggest exhibition for businesses looking for international expansion – returns to ExCeL on the 13th and 14th of May 2015. Packed with seminars, live features and exhibitors, this is THE show to help your business impact the international market.

  689. Due Diligence – Yes Instant Gratification - No

    USA 27/04/2015 15:33:03

    As every day passes we seem to live more and more in a world that requires instant gratification. The email we just received needs an immediate answer. If our computer doesn’t respond in less than a second we are annoyed and start thinking about a faster, newer model. Remember when you had to line up at the bank to get to a cashier? Well at least that has changed - now we line up at the bank machine in the hope that it will be faster and better.

  690. SMEs Urged to Protect Against Currency Shocks Ahead of Election

    United Kingdom 23/04/2015 09:26:29

    Small businesses who plan to make international payments and transfers in the next 6 weeks may be in for a shock, foreign exchange experts FAIRFX have warned saying that Sterling could now become increasingly volatile as we get closer to the 2015 election.

  691. Calling All Franchisors Looking To Expand Internationally

    United Kingdom 21/04/2015 14:20:25

    An abundance of experience in overseas trading and an internationally recognised figure for her contribution to business, Sarah Pavlou is here to share the skills and steps essential to achieving global trading success.

  692. Frankfurt office moves to FRA Airport

    Russia 21/04/2015 09:28:34

    Within 3 years of existence, our Frankfurt office established a reliable contact point for our clients and partners in Germany’s financial center. Taking into account that Frankfurt is not only a financial center, but also one of Europe’s most important logistics hubs, we decided to move to Germany’s largest business center THE SQUAIRE at Frankfurt Airport.

  693. Change for the Sake of Change

    United Kingdom 08/04/2015 16:26:32

    We live in a world of fast‐changing technology. As soon as we master one process, it is replaced by the next version. Can we keep up with innovation and change? Is it change just for the sake of change?

  694. Wafeek BMC helps companies around the world to grow

    UAE 08/04/2015 11:57:09

    Wafeek Business Management Consultants (BMC), an elite business management consulting firm, specialises in setting up new businesses and improving the performance of existing companies. The company also creates and promotes economic and commercial events with its partners.

  695. RAK FTZ Honoured by fDi Magazine as a Top Global Free Zone for SMEs

    UAE 08/04/2015 11:55:23

    Award recognises RAK Free Trade Zone as one of the most welcoming, efficient, and effective destinations for starting up or expanding companies in the Middle East

  696. Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone Wins Awards for CSR and Environmentally Sound Business Practices

    UAE 08/04/2015 11:53:18

    RAS AL KHAIMAH, 24 March 2015: Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ), a leader in community outreach activities and environmentally sustainable business practices across the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has won an award from the German Emirati Joint Council for Industry and Commerce (AHK) for its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

  697. Going Global Live May 2015

    United Kingdom 25/03/2015 09:48:27

    If you’re looking to expand your business internationally, export products or set up overseas operations, then you need to visit the Going Global exhibition and conference at ExCeL, London on 13th & 14th May 2015. The show specially caters for the latest globalisation demands that are being placed on UK businesses and promises to be an unmissable event for companies that are looking to ‘go global’.

  698. Open for business?

    25/03/2015 09:33:02

    There is talk circulating that maybe the ‘credit crisis’ is over. We suspect that that may indeed be just ‘talk’.

  699. 25/03/2015 09:19:17

  700. Introduction of appointments for notarial and ETDs in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong 24/03/2015 10:05:24

    From 23 March 2015 you will need to make an online appointment before visiting the Consulate for notarial services and ETDs.

  701. UK introduces new Health Surcharge

    United Kingdom 24/03/2015 09:58:02

    From 6 April, all nationals outside of Europe, including Malaysia, coming to live in the UK longer than six months to pay ‘health surcharge’

  702. Main opportunities for UK exporters in France

    France 23/03/2015 10:44:03

    France and the UK are major economic and trade partners. In 2013, the UK was France’s fourth largest export market (7% of all French exports) behind Germany, Belgium and Italy, and France’s eights largest supplier (4%). The trade balance is in France’s favour but the UK has substantial surpluses in the machinery, pharmaceutical and energy sectors.

  703. FAIRFX sponsors Sky Sports F1®

    United Kingdom 23/03/2015 10:28:26

    FAIRFX, (AIM: FFX) the travel money and foreign exchange specialist, is pleased to announce it has brokered a deal with Sky Media for the cross platform sponsorship of Sky Sports F1® in 2015.

  704. ‘System’ is Not a Dirty Word

    Australia 19/03/2015 10:46:50

    Business owners are wary of ‘systems’, feeling they deprive them of flexibility.

  705. British Trade and Investment Minister visits South Korea

    South Korea 16/03/2015 09:06:53

    British Minister for Trade and Investment Lord Livingston will visit South Korea from 16-17 March 2015.

  706. Foundations of Documentary Credit Operations

    United Kingdom 13/03/2015 09:28:51

    In this first in a new series of Trade Finance Webinars Vincent O'Brien takes us through the fundamentals of the cornerstone method of payment in international trade, the Documentary Letter of Credit.

  707. Step-by-step guide to going global

    United Kingdom 12/03/2015 16:35:58

    As online cross border trade is set to increase fivefold by 2018, professional sellers have to look internationally to be competitive in today’s global market.

  708. International Franchising

    Ireland 12/03/2015 16:32:31

    How to Successfully Expand Your Brand internationally

  709. Overview of the ITS Accreditation and Using WebPortGlobal Business Networking Platform

    United Kingdom 12/03/2015 16:30:12

    In this webinar session we will learn about the structure of the International Trade Specialist Accreditation program

  710. Bilateral Agreements signed between Cyprus and Bahrain

    Cyprus 12/03/2015 14:48:02

    On Monday 9th of March 2015, the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Nicos Anastasiades officially visited Bahrain, accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides and the Government spokesman, Mr Nicos Christodoulides, whereas they were welcomed by the King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa at the Palace in Manama.

  711. Four Things To Consider Before Doing Business In China

    China 12/03/2015 10:34:22

    Thinking about doing business in China? Most businesses are. But to be successful there are 4 things you need to know before you start. Here they are.

  712. UK Export Finance signs agreement to give UK exporters greater access to markets in Mexico

    Mexico 05/03/2015 14:51:32

    An agreement signed by UK Export Finance (UKEF) will help to open up markets in Mexico to UK exporters.

  713. Cyprus Tax Authorities will soon tap into taxpayers’ bank accounts

    Cyprus 05/03/2015 12:42:25

    A new legislation, according to which the Tax Department will have the authority to tap into bank accounts of taxpayers without a court order in order to obtain any unsettled taxes, is expected to be enacted soon. The legislation was voted a few months ago for the purpose of boosting governmental funds and it was recently announced by the Cyprus Minister of Finance during the parliamentary discussions that the new law will be applied as early as March 2015.

  714. Exporting to Mozambique

    Africa 03/03/2015 13:59:16

    Doing business in Mozambique: Mozambique trade and export guide

  715. Landmark deal secures future of British film in China

    China 03/03/2015 13:55:39

    Ratification of film co-production treaty between UK and China

  716. The rise of implementing big data visualisation

    United Kingdom 26/02/2015 14:26:29

    In terms of business buzzwords, the latest one you’re bound to keep hearing is ‘data visualisation’. As companies strive to better comprehend market trends and customer patterns, help is arriving in the form of analytical technology and business intelligence

  717. Russia’s Deoffshorization Law and Cyprus companies

    Cyprus 25/02/2015 13:40:44

    Cyprus companies have a long history of presence in Russian structures. The Russian Deoffshorization Law and more specific the introduction of Controlled Foreign Company (“CFC”) rules which was set to prevent the shift of profits in preferential tax jurisdictions and re-route funds back to Russian could also shudder the domination of Cyprus companies in such structures.

  718. How to Buy a Franchise: A Comprehensive Guide to Due Diligence

    United Kingdom 23/02/2015 17:16:47

    Buying a franchise can help take some of the fear out of starting a business from scratch.

  719. Have you ever thought about running your own import / export business?

    United Kingdom 23/02/2015 17:11:33

    How To Make £1,000 Per Week Running Your Own Import / Export Agency

  720. Choosing the most profitable goods to buy and sell

    United Kingdom 23/02/2015 17:08:06

    Start Your Own Import/Export Business. Get your share of an ever-expanding economy with the essential advice in this top-selling guide.

  721. Thirteen more acts set to promote UK music abroad

    United Kingdom 19/02/2015 09:06:33

    Thirteen more music acts are set to receive support to sell UK music abroad through the Music Export Growth Scheme

  722. Channel Sales Doesn’t Get You On A New Market

    Germany 19/02/2015 08:56:52

    I often hear from companies that their initial market expansion strategy is channel sales (VAR, SI) but later they had to add direct sales because it didn’t bring the expected results. Here’s my take on that.

  723. Long term export support confirmed for small and medium sized firms

    United Kingdom 18/02/2015 12:18:54

    Government signs new 5 year contracts with locally based providers to deliver export support to businesses.

  724. 6 Reasons To Market By Text

    United Kingdom 17/02/2015 17:12:43

  725. The Interface Financial Group Latest News

    United Kingdom 11/02/2015 14:12:23

    ONE - We are very pleased to welcome MARK MONUMENT to the Interface team as the new head of our Business Development Group for the U.K.

  726. Offer Domain Names

    United Kingdom 11/02/2015 09:55:43

    You can buy a 1 year .COM for just £1.99! This offer is exclusive to affiliates on the network and for a limited time only (until 28th Feb 2015).

  727. 4 secrets to McDonald’s success on the French Market

    France 09/02/2015 14:33:32

    Lately, fast-food giant McDonald’s announced important sales drop on its home market and around the world. The only national market that seems to be thriving is France. In a country where quality food and high end gastronomy are almost a religion, how can the symbol of Fast Food keep encountering such a strong success? Lack of strong competition? Taste of young people for American way of life?

  728. Changes to Accreditation of Branch and Representative Offices in Russia

    Russia 09/02/2015 14:14:39

    What is changing? Single state agency with authority over accreditation – The accreditation of Offices will be handled by a single state agency (hereinafter – the “SSA”). While it is currently not clear which agency will be appointed to deal with the accreditation of Offices, it is widely presumed that the Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation (hereinafter – the “FTS”) will be responsible for the accreditation of Offices.

  729. Blogging Their Way to the Top

    United Kingdom 09/02/2015 08:09:47

    If poets were once the unacknowledged legislators of the world, it now appears that the mantle has been taken over by those dominant in the blogosphere. Governed by none but themselves, bloggers can now influence millions simply with a sense of timing and an affinity with the reigning zeitgeist

  730. Helping Britain Prosper Globally

    United Kingdom 05/02/2015 12:50:57

    Speech to Lloyds and UKTI Business Leaders’ Summit

  731. UK and Croatia signed Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement

    Croatia 04/02/2015 15:35:35

    Croatia and the UK have signed an Agreement for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and on capital gains. The Agreement was duly signed on January 15th, 2015 and it shall enter into force when both countries complete their Parliamentary procedures and exchange a diplomatic note, which is expected by the end of 2015.

  732. Your Product Value Is More Important Than Your Relationships

    Ghana 04/02/2015 09:59:02

    I’m often asked about how strong my personal business network is in a particular industry or vertical.

  733. Invoice Discounting offers Entrepreneurs Attractive Start-up Opportunity

    USA 03/02/2015 13:52:05

    Have you decided to start a business? Maybe you're fed up with your current job and looking for an alternative or have decided that it’s time to start making money for yourself for a change?

  734. Exporting to Iraq

    03/02/2015 11:36:30

    A guide for British businesses who are interested in developing their overseas trade and doing business in Iraq, including the Iraqi Kurdistan region.

  735. Cultural clichés between the French and their EU business partners remain strong!

    France 03/02/2015 08:47:40

    Marketing your products and services to an international audience can be a great opportunity to grow your company and reach new customers.

  736. Women’s Business Visit To China & Hong Kong 30 May To 7 June 2015

    China 02/02/2015 12:39:58

    Are you a woman-led business? Are you looking to expand your business or source new products in China?

  737. How To Lower Your Risk When Expanding Overseas

    Germany 30/01/2015 10:35:13

    International growth is always on the table when looking at how to make your business grow. If you are B2B and complex decision processes apply, the risks associated with this expansion are often too big to absorb.

  738. How US Companies Expand Internationally

    USA 30/01/2015 10:29:24

    In the age of the Internet, it could be argued that there is less of a need for companies to establish a physical presence in new countries simply to establish access to and to service a new and larger customer base. However, the reality is that people still buy from people and ultimately this requires a physical presence in key target markets.

  739. Grown in Britain Global Business Programme at Milan Expo 2015

    Italy 28/01/2015 12:06:35

    Register your interest in taking part in the ‘GREAT Weeks’ sector events, the centrepiece of the Grown in Britain Business Programme in Milan

  740. Cyprus expands its Double Tax Treaty network - Lithuania

    Cyprus 28/01/2015 10:50:35

    A double tax treaty (“DTT”) was signed between Cyprus and Lithuania in June 2013. The treaty which follows the OECD Model Convention for the avoidance of Double Taxation on Income and on Capital has been ratified by the two Contracting States and has entered into force as of 1 January 2015.

  741. Austrian companies explore the UK and EU

    Austria 26/01/2015 15:26:28

    Economic outlook at the UKTI Investment Forum 2015

  742. Potential temporary impact on visa application payment in China

    China 26/01/2015 15:21:44

    Visa application payments may encounter temporary impact

  743. UK-Hong Kong partnership on the RMB market

    United Kingdom 26/01/2015 14:23:10

    UKTI promotes the UK as an RMB and global fund management centre to a Hong Kong audience of international asset managers.

  744. UKTI celebrates Italian investors in Milan

    Italy 26/01/2015 14:18:06

    UK-Italy Business Awards assigned by UK Trade & Investment to Italian companies at gala dinner at Milan Stock Exchange.

  745. Over 200 British companies exhibit in Dubai's Arab Health 2015

    UAE 26/01/2015 13:56:21

    Taking place in Dubai from 26th to 29th January, this is the UK’s largest ever presence. The UK pavilion will be showcasing the latest technology and talent, including through a series of surgical simulations.

  746. Interested in looking at business opportunities in Kazakhstan?

    21/01/2015 10:13:13

    The Euroasia Business Forum will be held on 23-24th April 2015 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

  747. Berlin Start Ups to Watch

    United Kingdom 20/01/2015 10:33:37

    Berlin is one of the most affordable and hippest cities in Europe. Combine these two factors and a flourishing start up market is a natural consequence.

  748. Powering Change In India

    India 19/01/2015 10:48:22

    In order to deliver on its ambitious plan to position India as a global economic powerhouse over the coming years, the Government of India needs to urgently develop its domestic energy network.

  749. Security expert to head government export sales organisation

    United Kingdom 15/01/2015 16:51:14

    Stephen Phipson CBE to become Head of UKTI Defence and Security Organisation

  750. PM celebrates US investment and jobs boost on Washington trip

    United Kingdom 15/01/2015 16:34:01

    UK companies have announced US trade and investment deals worth more than £1.1 billion that will create 1,700 new jobs in the UK.

  751. Embargo for Crimea?

    Russia 13/01/2015 13:08:19

    Is business activity on the peninsula still possible? On 18th December, the EU announced new sanctions regarding doing business with Crimean legal entities and doing business in Crimea. The next day, the US followed with similar sanctions. Here is an overview of the changes.

  752. FAIRFX Corporate prepaid card

    United Kingdom 08/01/2015 11:19:55

    Free transaction fee and very competitive 1.5% foreign transaction fee when used overseas.

  753. £75 referral gift

    United Kingdom 05/01/2015 13:41:36

    Refer someone buying or selling their property to us and we will give you £75

  754. Going Global Live

    United Kingdom 16/12/2014 14:53:01

    Wendy Smith, Senior Business Development Manager, shares her insights into the Going Global Live event that took place last month in London and how she thinks businesses should prepare to go global

  755. Will sanctions against Russia come to an end?

    Russia 16/12/2014 08:51:56

    Will sanctions against Russia come to an end? May a citizen of the EU, who works in Moscow for a Russian company, deal with a sanctioned persons? And how can one be sure, he or she stays on the safe side?

  756. Overseas property owners in the UK – the honeymoon is over!

    United Kingdom 08/12/2014 15:45:06

    The UK’s unique exemption from Capital Gains Tax (CGT) for non UK residents has been reformed with the government’s realisation that tax should be paid on gains arising from the sale of UK residential properties. Currently most foreign property owners in the UK are not subject to CGT and this article outlines the changes to the UK’s CGT regime for non-residents with effect from 5th April 2015.

  757. Exporting Essentials: Selling Products and Services to the World Successfully

    USA 08/12/2014 09:41:02

    Exporting Essentials: Selling Products and Services to the World Successfully is for entrepreneurs and small business owners—the makers, movers, and shakers in our world—interested in taking their businesses to the next level of growth through exports. This short, hard-hitting book covers just the essentials, providing the tools you need to tap new markets. And it couldn't be more timely.

  758. Supporting UK business in Australia

    Australia 08/12/2014 09:20:55

    Speech by HE Paul Madden, British High Commissioner to Australia, to UK Business Lunch Group in Sydney

  759. 4 reasons your export marketing strategy is failing

    France 08/12/2014 09:16:35

    A few months (or years) back, strengthened by successes on your home market, you decided it was time to aim big and consider expanding overseas. You selected a market where demand seemed present, defined export sales targets that seemed pretty realistic to start with, and set up a team that would drive this new sales market.

  760. The Growth of Italian Franchising

    Italy 04/12/2014 09:23:58

    Franchising in Italy Written by Giuseppe Bonani

  761. Signing of FATCA agreement between the Republic of Cyprus and United States of America

    Cyprus 03/12/2014 11:06:18

    On 2nd of December 2014, the Minister of Finance Mr Harris Georgiades on behalf of the Republic of Cyprus and the Ambassador of the United States in Nicosia, Mr John M.Koenig, have signed the Intergovernmental agreement (Model 1A Intergovernmental Agreement –“IGA”) to strengthen the international tax cooperation for the implementation of FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act).

  762. How to Register Tax-Free Companies in High-Tax Countries

    Offshore 02/12/2014 17:30:34

    Offshore Companies

  763. Emerging Markets For Dummies

    United Kingdom 02/12/2014 17:26:22

    A comprehensive explanation of emerging markets In this global economy, it is important to understand the power that other countries possess, and how they can affect the global market and your investment portfolio

  764. Guide to Emerging Markets

    United Kingdom 02/12/2014 17:24:18

    The business outlook, opportunities and obstacles

  765. Small businesses: delivering in one piece

    United Kingdom 02/12/2014 14:46:46

    How do you ensure your precious product isn't damaged in transit when delivering to your customers?

  766. Simple Guidelines For Trouble-Free Delivery Of Your Seasonal Gifts

    USA 02/12/2014 11:23:16

    You can make sure your seasonal presents get to your customers, friends and family safely and on time this holiday season by taking just a few moments to read these handy shipping tips.

  767. Getting the right marketing strategy

    United Kingdom 02/12/2014 11:19:45

    Different businesses require different types of market strategy, ranging from traditional advertising to an inventive use of online tools

  768. Big Opportunity for Small Business

    United Kingdom 02/12/2014 11:04:30

    Study Cites Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership helps both US and EU

  769. How SMEs can overcome common barriers to growth

    United Kingdom 02/12/2014 11:00:34

    Each business has a unique set of barriers which may be preventing them from looking to expand. Here are some of the most prevalent issues in the SME community.

  770. VAT registration in Germany

    Germany 02/12/2014 08:54:15

    WW+KN Wagner Winkler & Collegen GmbH is a tax consultancy office assisting foreign companies with the VAT registration and VAT accounting in Germany.

  771. Chinese students to help UK businesses

    China 25/11/2014 08:47:08

    Chinese-speaking students are to be placed with UK companies to help them break into the Chinese market or find new investment

  772. The Case For Tax Havens

    Offshore 20/11/2014 11:56:13

    There seems to be building publicity a case for so called Tax Havens which I totally agree with, but the label 'Tax Haven' is a poorly chosen description that causes the most emotional reaction from those and in particular politicians, who believe the citizens of the world should pay as much tax as possible to prop up free spending, inefficient and in some cases, corrupt Governments.

  773. Free Seminars For Limited Clients

    Offshore 20/11/2014 11:05:46

    We are planning a series of free seminars at our office in Dorset limited for a maximum of 10 attendees per seminar.

  774. Controlled Foreign Companies (“CFC”) legislation voted by the State Duma

    Cyprus 19/11/2014 13:17:10

    A lot has taken place since the Russian President Vladimir Putin had called for the deoffshorization of the Russian economy in order to repatriate capital being channeled in offshore jurisdictions and to combat tax avoidance.

  775. Opportunities for UK exporters in Latin America

    Brazil 13/11/2014 10:30:33

    Lord Livingston urged UK businesses to consider the opportunities for export to Latin America during 'Export Week' event in Bournemouth on 12 November 2014

  776. Mexican Tax Law 2014

    Mexico 10/11/2014 10:06:32

    Electronic accounting Tax payers must upload monthly trial Balance to the tax administration office

  777. Thinking of moving to sunnier climes or overseas for work?

    United Kingdom 10/11/2014 09:16:55

    Offshore accounts can be a must-have for anyone who lives, works or buys property abroad and routinely transfers money between international accounts or currencies at a moment's notice.

  778. UK Company Incorporation

    United Kingdom 10/11/2014 09:12:13

    Why might you want to incorporate a UK company or LLP for your clients?

  779. New Zealand - Economy and Infrastructure

    New Zealand 10/11/2014 09:07:47

    New Zealand has a modern, developed economy and a high standard of living. The main export industries are agriculture, horticulture, fishing and forestry.

  780. Doing business in Switzerland

    Switzerland 10/11/2014 08:43:14

    Switzerland trade and export guide

  781. Explore export during ‘Export Week’

    United Kingdom 03/11/2014 14:30:16

    UKTI’s Export Week taking place in November around the UK will provide practical advice to UK companies wanting to do business overseas.

  782. The Great British Export Report

    United Kingdom 03/11/2014 11:51:29

    For the first time since 2007, things are looking up for the economy. As the UK eases away from recession, and towards sustained growth, there is mounting optimism amongst businesses that a period of prosperity is on the horizon. Exporting is a vital to this, as evidenced by the demanding government target of increasing exports to £1tn by 20201. Comprising a staggering 99.9% of private sector businesses2, which account for 49.8% of GDP3, SMEs have a crucial role to play in this process.

  783. How to export to EU and beyond

    United Kingdom 03/11/2014 11:36:51

    Opportunities to sell their goods overseas are increasing all the time for British SMEs, yet many are reluctant to start exporting because of their concerns over the complexities of the process; things like tax and duty implications and the myriad of customs regulations and export control that can differ enormously between countries and regions.

  784. Do you know someone who needs a will?

    United Kingdom 03/11/2014 08:35:47

    Or someone selling their property or looking to buy? If you refer someone we will give you £20 - cash. All they need to do is use our service and tell us that you referred them.

  785. West Country Brands Explore export Opportunities In China

    China 28/10/2014 11:12:21

    UKTI South West helps UK brands take their first steps into Chinese market through the GREAT British brands festival.

  786. Business Leaders Headlining At UK Investment Summit Announced

    United Kingdom 28/10/2014 11:09:27

    Businesses are backing this autumn’s UK Investment Summit Wales 2014, which will explore how new technologies are fuelling business growth.

  787. Japan: Visit By UK Energy Minister

    Japan 28/10/2014 11:01:40

    Matthew Hancock advances work with Japan on nuclear, new generation, low-emission vehicles and investment in hydrogen infrastructure.

  788. RenePort

    Africa 28/10/2014 09:40:13

    RenePort has made some key strategic changes as the business grows to focus on longer term plans.

  789. The GREAT Festival of Creativity will promote the best of British business

    China 22/10/2014 09:37:59

    The GREAT Festival of Creativity event run by UKTI in Shanghai will demonstrate the best of British creativity.

  790. Firms receiving government export support increases by 50%

    United Kingdom 20/10/2014 15:45:43

    The number of businesses receiving export support has increased by 50% in the last financial year.

  791. UKTI wins United Nations award for attracting foreign investment

    United Kingdom 16/10/2014 16:51:22

    UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) has won an award at the United Nations World Investment Forum for excellence in attracting foreign investment.

  792. Brazil Approves Import Taxes Reduction On 252 Items

    Brazil 16/10/2014 09:27:53

    The Brazilian Foreign Trade Board, CAMEX,has just released a new list of items included on the ex-tarifário regime.

  793. Exporting to Rwanda

    13/10/2014 08:59:59

    A guide for British businesses who are interested in developing their overseas trade and doing business in Rwanda.

  794. What’s the Bottom Line? Introducing Winning Globally Chapter 4

    USA 10/10/2014 08:52:08

    In July, we released the first chapter of Winning Globally: A Playbook for International Expansion Teams, by Radius’ Vice Chairman, Larry Harding.

  795. International HR: Mandatory Time Off - What's That?

    USA 08/10/2014 18:19:01

    Getting ready to hire employees for a new overseas office? Quick! How many paid vacation days will you be required to give them?

  796. International Marketing

    08/10/2014 12:05:16

    Why international marketing management strategies should be viewed from a global perspective

  797. International Business: An Asian Perspective

    China 08/10/2014 10:23:54

    In most Asian countries including China, Japan, Korea, India, and ASEAN countries, the market structure is shaped and regulated not only by market competition but also by government policy.

  798. Market Entry Strategies

    08/10/2014 10:17:30

    This book is aimed at students and professionals who are interested or involved in international market entries or product launches.

  799. Exporting to Venezuela

    07/10/2014 10:23:51

    A guide for British businesses who are interested in developing their overseas trade and doing business in Venezuela.

  800. Overseas Business Risk

    United Kingdom 06/10/2014 09:14:34

    Information for UK businesses on how to identify and guard against security and political risks when trading overseas.

  801. Trade Minister urges oil and gas firms to export

    United Kingdom 06/10/2014 09:12:26

    Trade and Investment Minister, Lord Livingston, saw how the North East is leading the way in the oil and gas industry on a visit to Tyneside.

  802. Half Price Powers of Attorney

    United Kingdom 06/10/2014 09:04:15

    This month we are offering a half price discount on drafting general or limited powers of attorney

  803. Exporting to Kenya

    Africa 03/10/2014 11:15:10

    Kenya is a member of East African Community (EAC). It has the largest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) economy in south east and central Africa. Kenya’s has a population of approximately 41 million.

  804. How to deal with the sanctions labyrinth?

    Russia 03/10/2014 11:11:55

    What do the new sanctions really forbid?

  805. The GREAT Festival of Creativity events run by UKTI in Hong Kong and Shanghai will demonstrate the best of British creativity

    United Kingdom 01/10/2014 10:00:30

    The GREAT Festivals showcase the best of British creativity and how British companies are the best partners to do business with across a variety of sectors including:

  806. FedEx Express has reached another important milestone in its European growth program

    Poland 29/09/2014 09:56:25

    which has involved business expansion and acquisitions and started in October 2011—by successfully completing the integration of Opek Sp. z o.o. into its global network. The Polish shipping company was acquired in 2012.

  807. Ryder Cup Europe announce that FedEx will be an Official Supplier to The 2014 Ryder Cup

    USA 29/09/2014 09:53:57

    FedEx to Serve as Official Supplier of Shipping, Courier and Logistics Services to The 2014 Ryder Cup

  808. Great British Export Report Shows UK SMEs Require Additional Support In Order To Seize Global Opportunities

    United Kingdom 29/09/2014 09:48:31

    Only one quarter of UK SMEs are currently ‘internationally active,’ according to the new Great British Export Report, released today by FedEx Express. However, a third (35%) of UK businesses identify tapping into new markets as essential to their success in the next twelve months.

  809. What’s the hurry?

    USA 25/09/2014 14:44:48

    If your flight has been called and you are not yet at the gate, there is good reason to make a spirited dash to the departure gate.

  810. Opening a Foreign Bank Account — If Only It Were That Easy

    USA 25/09/2014 10:30:30

    Sometimes, opening a bank account is quick and easy. In the US and UK, you can do it on your way out of a grocery store.

  811. eBook Winning Globally: A Playbook for International Expansion Teams Chapter 3

    USA 24/09/2014 17:14:58

    Winning Globally: A Playbook for International Expansion Teams

  812. Molybank Now Offer Merchant Card Services For UK & Cyprus Companies

    Cyprus 24/09/2014 12:18:15

    Further to meeting this week with our friends at Rietumu Bank we are now able to offer Merchant Card facilities for certain business sectors.

  813. 'The Tax Party Is Over' Multinational Companies Told By OECD

    24/09/2014 12:14:35

    Pascal Saint-Amans, head of tax policy at the OECD is leading the charge in an attempt to crack down on what the OECD sees as the abuse of the international tax affairs of multinational Companies.

  814. Exporting to Bulgaria

    Bulgaria 24/09/2014 12:01:13

    A detailed guide on doing business in and with Bulgaria.

  815. Investing in UK Infrastructure

    United Kingdom 24/09/2014 11:49:40

    Investing in UK Infrastructure provides international and domestic investors with an insight into the opportunities available in the UK.

  816. Entering The Chinese Market

    China 18/09/2014 17:51:10

    A Practical Guide for SMEs and Entrepreneurs. The Get Ready For China Business Series

  817. Business Opportunities in Canada

    Canada 18/09/2014 17:47:10

    Canada continues to maintain its ranking as the United States' largest export market in the world accounting for $365.8 billion (19% of total exports) of U.S. goods and services.

  818. Trade Finance Guide: A Quick Reference for U.S. Exporters

    USA 18/09/2014 17:07:27

    This guide is designed to help U.S. companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), learn the basic fundamentals of trade finance to turn their export opportunities into actual sales and to achieve the ultimate goal:to get paid for their export sales, especially on time.

  819. Australian Export: A Guide to Law and Practice

    Australia 18/09/2014 17:01:29

    Australian Export: A Guide to Law and Practice remains an ideal introduction and guide to the legal requirements and processes that affect international transactions, and their commercial implications.

  820. Exporting to Oman

    18/09/2014 15:32:24

    A guide for British businesses who are interested in developing their overseas trade and doing business in Oman.

  821. Doing business in Russia. Sanctions latest

    Russia 18/09/2014 10:42:08

    Latest information for UK businesses on Russia and Ukraine, including the Crimea,

  822. Your Duty of Care Overseas: It Extends Further Than You Think

    USA 18/09/2014 09:27:36

    When planning for an overseas expansion, HR executives should put duty of care at the top of their list of priorities.

  823. Why substance is important to Cyprus companies?

    Cyprus 18/09/2014 08:53:38

    The need for tax efficient structures has magnified with the recent global economic downturn and the increased scrutiny from Tax Authorities worldwide. Companies need to carefully select the jurisdiction they use for implementing such structures as well as implement their structuring with a careful look on substance so as to be able to mitigate risks and taxes.

  824. Recent Ontario Decision Casts Doubt On Statutory Severance Pay Threshold

    Canada 17/09/2014 18:10:31

    Ontario employees are entitled to termination payments in accordance with the Employment Standards Act (ESA) – namely notice on termination (or payment in lieu) and by virtue of section 64(2), the employee is entitled to an additional statutory severance payment if they have worked for their employer for 5 years or more or if the employer has an annual payroll of at least CAD$2.5 million.

  825. Newly Elected Government ‘Reintroduces’ Ontario Budget and Retains Income Tax Increases

    Canada 17/09/2014 18:08:06

    The original May Budget was rejected by opposition parties. Fresh from their win, the newly elected liberal government have reintroduced the measures – this time as the July Budget (essentially the same as the May Budget).

  826. Federal Revenue Service Confirms Accrual Basis Method

    Brazil 17/09/2014 18:05:56

    The Federal Revenue Service finally clarifies the position on what method should be used to calculate withholding tax on professional services delivered between two resident entities.

  827. Tax Reduction for IT Companies Extended

    Brazil 17/09/2014 18:04:07

    On August 11, the official gazette confirmed that the 80% reduction in IPI tax currently enjoyed by the IT industry due to expire at the end of this year is to be extended to 2024, after which a 75% reduction will be applied between 2025 and 2026 and a 70% reduction from 2027 until 2029.

  828. Tax Regime Eased for 'Micro' Business Exports

    Brazil 17/09/2014 18:01:08

    The simplified tax regime is available to ‘micro’ businesses with an annual gross income not exceeding BRL 360,000 and ‘small’ businesses with an annual gross income of between BRL 360,000 and BRL 3.6 million.

  829. Take Your Business Worldwide

    United Kingdom 17/09/2014 16:39:14

    Going Global exhibition and conference returns to Olympia London on 27-28 Nov

  830. Hellenic Bank Ranked Safest Bank In Cyprus In 2014

    Cyprus 17/09/2014 12:27:46

    Molybank are licensed introducers to Hellenic Bank

  831. Concerns Over Keeping Accounts For Seychelles & Belize IBCs

    Offshore 17/09/2014 12:24:01

    New requirements regarding keeping accounts for Seychelles and Belize IBC Companies.

  832. Salary Thresholds for Short-Term Work Permits Relaxed for IT Specialists

    Belgium 17/09/2014 09:38:14

    IT specialists are now eligible for a ‘B Work Permit for Specialized Technicians’.

  833. Proposed New Copyright Laws Would Seriously Impact Social Media

    Australia 17/09/2014 09:03:44

    Given that Australia ranks as one of the worst offenders for illegal downloads, it is not surprising that it wants to clean up its act and introduce stricter laws that limit improper use of copyrighted content.

  834. Minimum Wage Increased by Almost One-Third Percent

    Argentina 17/09/2014 08:41:11

    In the latest official gazette, the Argentine government has taken the bold step of increasing the national minimum wage by 31% to 4,400 pesos a month

  835. New office facilities for LV Jakarta

    16/09/2014 11:53:20

    Last week PT LV Logistics Indonesia has opened its new office facilities in Jakarta, to facilitate the rapid growth of the company.

  836. New rules for retailers

    United Kingdom 15/09/2014 14:11:58

    The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 came into force with effect from 13 June 2014. Businesses selling retail products to consumers - including digital content sellers - must comply with the new rules.

  837. Flexible Working Policy Changes

    United Kingdom 15/09/2014 14:09:21

    Amendments to the UK Flexible Working Regulations mean that all employees can now request flexible working after 26 weeks' service. Previously, the right to request flexibility (in terms of hours worked, reducing from full time to part time or job sharing) were limited to those with dependents.

  838. Capital allowance increase

    United Kingdom 15/09/2014 13:54:26

    The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) provides a tax write-off against profits for expenditure incurred on plant and machinery by businesses and owners of commercial property

  839. US Expats: IRS announces expiration of unused ITINs

    United Kingdom 15/09/2014 13:51:22

    From 2016, US Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) will expire if they are not used on a federal income tax return for five consecutive years.

  840. Are you missing out on R&D?

    United Kingdom 15/09/2014 13:46:07

    International companies: the latest UK R&D figures are in

  841. New Audit Director for Fitzgerald & Law

    United Kingdom 15/09/2014 13:43:22

    Fitzgerald & Law (F&L) has appointed Geoff Graham as its new audit Director to strengthen the existing service offering.

  842. Cyprus - New Residence Permits for third country nationals

    Cyprus 15/09/2014 11:03:41

    On the 23rd of August 2014 the Civil Registry and Immigration Department of Cyprus (CRID), announced that new special residence permits for third country nationals who are employed by foreign-owned companies will be issued.

  843. Cyprus expands its Double Tax Treaty network with Lithuania & Guernsey

    Cyprus 05/09/2014 10:53:15

    Cyprus, which has been long established as a solid economic and business centre worldwide, seeks to reinforce its title as a beneficial investment hub by expanding its double tax treaty network and creating stronger economic and trade relations with other Contracting States.

  844. UAE (Dubai RAK) Ras Al Khaimah Companies: A Success Story.

    UAE 04/09/2014 12:01:30

    In my opinion, the best IBC jurisdiction available today. Totally secure and confidential. With a great image. What is their not to like?

  845. The Organisation For Economic Co-Operation & Development OECD

    Offshore 04/09/2014 11:56:56

    Accountancy requirements for Seychelles and Belize Companies. Although we have sent emails to all our clients regarding rule changes to Seychelles and Belize IBC Companies, we feel it necessary to repeat the changes to keep our clients informed. It is now a requirement for clients to keep accounts for Seychelles and Belize IBC Companies.

  846. Why China Will Start Off-Shoring to Mexico

    Mexico 04/09/2014 09:23:21

    Mexico’s manufacturing boom has proceeded in stages. At first, it was built on auto manufacturing. While that continues to surge, American companies have now started relocating simpler manufacturing from China to Mexico.

  847. Top 10 cultural and linguistic blunders in international advertising

    France 01/09/2014 17:43:50

    So you’ve made up your mind: your company is going to expand internationally!!

  848. Expand your international business to make it faster, bigger, and better

    UAE 29/08/2014 09:07:52

    This essential hands-on book will show you how to successfully navigate the region's most attractive markets: the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman.

  849. Are The New Import Embargos Of Big Importance?

    Russia 27/08/2014 10:06:00

    Yes, they are. On August 6 and 7, Russia reacted to the sectorial EU-sanctions with an embargo on the import of food and agricultural products from the EU, USA, Norway, Canada and Australia.

  850. 195 Countries - Where to Go First? Introducing Winning Globally Chapter 2

    USA 22/08/2014 08:41:01

    In July, we released the first chapter of Winning Globally

  851. Opportunities for UK oil and gas companies in Africa

    Africa 20/08/2014 09:22:10

    UKTI’s event in Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games highlighted support available to help UK business access export opportunities in east and west Africa.

  852. Notice to Exporters

    Russia 18/08/2014 12:56:47

    Russia added to prohibited destinations for certain licences

  853. Accelerated Market access in sub-Sahara Africa for your company

    South Africa 15/08/2014 13:09:38

    Meet us in the UK and Germany in September 2014 for a non-binding consultation, InterGest South Africa is heading on a road-show to the UK and Germany.

  854. Tax incentives to promote energy efficient measures

    South Africa 15/08/2014 13:05:39

    Nelisiwe Magubane, Director of the Department of Energy (DoE) has announced to reduce the primary energy demand of businesses through tax incentives

  855. Opportunities in Africa’s food processing / packaging sector : 7-fold growth forecasted

    South Africa 15/08/2014 13:03:02

    According to recent market research forecasts, diet and food patterns concerning the majority of Africa’s population will see a radical change in the next ten years.

  856. Investors are looking to Africa full of confidence

    South Africa 15/08/2014 12:57:21

    According to a survey of more than 300 market leading companies and their directors, South Africa gained two ranks (ranking 13) being one of the most desired countries in terms of foreign direct investments.

  857. Change of border entry regulations in South Africa – Important !!!!

    South Africa 15/08/2014 12:54:16

    From 26 May 2014 onward, South Africa has tightened it’s border entry regulations. According to the Department of Home Affairs, a person overstaying their visa (starting from day one of the overstay) will be declared an undesirable person.

  858. Preparing for workplace pension reform and automatic enrolment:

    United Kingdom 15/08/2014 10:38:43

    The Government introduced new pension legislation through the Pensions Act 2008. This legislation is likely to affect all businesses who have people working for them, irrespective of the size of the business or the number of employees

  859. The Power of One

    United Kingdom 13/08/2014 13:18:02

    QuickStart to Simplicity

  860. The Story of Globalisation

    United Kingdom 13/08/2014 13:15:53

    QuickStart to Market Entry

  861. Doing business in Russia and Ukraine: Sanctions latest

    Russia 11/08/2014 15:48:32

    Latest information for UK businesses on Russia and Ukraine, including the Crimea, following the introduction of EU sanctions on 29 July 2014.

  862. Notary Express is pleased to announce that it is opening a new branch in Norwich

    United Kingdom 08/08/2014 11:45:59

    Norwich is one of the oldest cities in England and from the 11th century right up until the industrial revolution was one of the most populous.

  863. A Sanctions War?

    Russia 08/08/2014 11:33:36

    Russia announced massive sanctions against the EU, the US, Canada, Australia and Norway, imposing bans for agricultural imports and food imports as a response to the sectorial sanctions of the EU. What would it mean for you business?

  864. Sanctions Affecting International Business

    Russia 08/08/2014 11:28:58

    As new sanctions are imposed by the US and EU, and the consolidated list already includes 167 individuals and companies, a major concern is growing among the international business. We present our new sanctions-related publication.

  865. Tax Planning With Offshore Companies

    06/08/2014 09:57:24

    If you're planning on using an offshore, non-resident company or trust to reduce your UK taxes, there are some tremendous opportunities available.

  866. How to Register Tax-Free Companies in High-Tax Countries

    06/08/2014 09:54:55

    This book will teach you how to incorporate tax-free companies in those countries.

  867. Update for UK companies trading in Russia and Ukraine

    Russia 05/08/2014 13:38:25

    Latest information for UK businesses on Russia and Ukraine, including the Crimea, following the introduction of EU sanctions on 29 July 2014.

  868. Winning Globally - Stay Local or Go Global

    USA 01/08/2014 08:49:05

    An opportunity to download chapter 1 of our new eBook, Winning Globally: A Playbook for International Expansion Teams (chapter 1 Stay Local or Go Global?

  869. Digital advertising methods French consumers HATE !

    France 31/07/2014 08:54:01

    No exception here, French consumers are the targets of numerous advertising campaigns, both online and offline. With the Internet and new mobile marketing tools, communication opportunities towards consumers are rising, and it’s hard to determine which better tool to use to address potential clients.

  870. Start Your Own Freight Brokerage Business

    29/07/2014 17:21:03

    The experts at Entrepreneur Press lay out a step-by-step approach to starting a freight brokerage business

  871. Start Your Own Import/Export Business

    29/07/2014 17:18:11

    Importing and exporting are trillion-dollar industries -- but that doesn't mean they're just for big business.

  872. Lord Livingston meets top exporters from the south east region

    United Kingdom 29/07/2014 17:15:17

    Winners of the 2014 Queen’s Award for Enterprise from the south east celebrated their success at a special event in London hosted by Lord Livingston.

  873. Offshore Tax Secrets 2014

    Offshore 28/07/2014 11:00:45

    This new guide is essential reading for anyone interested in using offshore tax planning techniques to legally reduce UK taxes.

  874. Offshore Companies

    Offshore 28/07/2014 10:58:38

    How To Register Tax-Free Companies in High-Tax Countries

  875. Company Formation: A Practical Global Guide

    United Kingdom 28/07/2014 10:50:45

    How to set up a company in a wide range of jurisdictions

  876. Mini One Stop Shop (MOSS)

    Cyprus 25/07/2014 14:14:28

    From 1 January 2015 significant changes will be introduced in the EU VAT legislation for the provision of services in the areas of telecommunications, broadcasting and electronic services.

  877. 3 important mistakes to avoid when doing business with the French

    France 25/07/2014 09:22:14

    So you’ve made the marketing research, business plans are looking good, and so you’ve have decided that France will be your next big market

  878. Road Map to Asia Business Success

    Japan 24/07/2014 14:15:30

    Launch your company or raise your performance in your targeted Asia Pacific market.

  879. Doing business in China

    China 24/07/2014 14:00:46

    David Clive Price offers companies insider knowledge and strategies of how to optimize global business operations and build brand recognition in Asian markets

  880. Winning Globally: A Playbook for International Expansion Teams

    USA 23/07/2014 08:50:01

    In 2014, the face of global enterprise continues to change rapidly. The signs are everywhere: This year, the fastest-growing economy is expected to be Mongolia’s, at a rate of 15.3 percent.

  881. Do your mail and logistics providers need to be ‘local’ to your country of business?

    United Kingdom 22/07/2014 11:55:40

    We work in an ever smaller world. The rise of global supply chains means that, whether your new business is involved in retail or manufacturing, the chances are your regular shipments and deliveries will involve products or parts from a number of different countries and probably continents.

  882. The UK has attracted the most inward investment projects since records began in the 1980s.

    United Kingdom 22/07/2014 09:04:50

    Foreign investment projects create highest number of new UK jobs since 2001 Commonwealth Games Business Conference in Glasgow starts this week (22 July 2014)

  883. Latest information for UK exporters on the impact of Russia’s recent intervention in Ukraine and annexation of Crimea on business

    Russia 22/07/2014 09:02:57

    The UK government is keeping our economic engagement with Russia under close review. Some bilateral cooperation and trade support activity is being affected

  884. How to Break Into the World's High-Growth Markets

    United Kingdom 21/07/2014 11:16:32

    International trade

  885. Export/Import Procedures and Documentation

    United Kingdom 21/07/2014 11:11:41

    The details of international business are growing more complex by the day--and even the most seasoned professionals can find themselves in need of guidance.

  886. IFG Opens South Africa Master Licensee Office in Pretoria

    South Africa 17/07/2014 16:31:56

    Markham, Ontario, Canada (14th July 2014) - The Interface Financial Group is pleased to announce the opening of their South Africa Master Licensee office in Pretoria.

  887. Is offshore tax-planning dead? Maybe not but, as Dylan once sang: “the times they are a-changing’”.

    Offshore 14/07/2014 17:21:31

    I’m writing during a month which saw US FATCA come into effect; a law providing for the automatic worldwide exchange of tax information related to US-citizens.

  888. You don't have to choose a bank to invest your money.

    United Kingdom 14/07/2014 09:55:10

    At Funding Circle you could earn a great rate and help the economy at the same time

  889. What is the difference between a free trade zone, a customs union and an economic union?

    Russia 08/07/2014 16:11:10

    What is the difference between a free trade zone, a customs union and an economic union? The economic integration of different countries results in the simplification of trade, capital and personal transfers, and it provides economic and social progress. However it is not always understood what exactly defines the different forms of economic integration.

  890. Making documents for use overseas legally valid

    United Kingdom 07/07/2014 16:40:24

    Certified copies and documents requiring a witness or authentication for use overseas should be signed before a notary public. There have been recent cases where a solicitor in England or Wales has offered to certify a document and the client has opted for their service believing it will save a little money. The document has subsequently been rejected in the foreign country, costing the client even more money and time spent in starting the process again.

  891. Foreign Currency

    United Kingdom 04/07/2014 10:27:23

    We are pleased to announce that the Post Office will be running a fantastic Travel Money flash promotion from 8am today, Friday 4th July to 8am Tuesday 8th July.

  892. Trust or Foundation: what should you choose?

    United Kingdom 30/06/2014 17:58:10

    Trusts and foundations are both valuable solutions if you are thinking of ways to protect your assets or succession planning for the future. But there are a number of similarities and important differences between both options so you need to find what’s right for you.

  893. Bulgaria and the U.S. agree on the implementation of FATCA

    Bulgaria 30/06/2014 15:38:18

    The Bulgarian National Revenue Agency and the U.S. Department of Finance agreed on the text of the agreement between Bulgaria and the United States, aimed to improve the compliance of the tax legislation from an international aspect and the enforcement of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), voted in 2010. To this effect, Bulgaria is included in the list of countries the Unites States is having a FATCA agreement in force with.

  894. Asia Cross Cultural Gift Giving Etiquette: Singapore

    Singapore 30/06/2014 09:09:30

    In Asia, gifts are an important part of cultivating relationships. Maybe you need a gift to give at a wedding. Maybe you need to thank team members who have exceeded their goals. Or maybe you need to thank a friend or client. Whatever the reason, choosing the right gift can be a challenge due to cross cultural gift-giving considerations.

  895. The Cyprus Emerging Companies Market. A safeguard to CFC rules?

    Cyprus 30/06/2014 08:58:52

    In light of the recent financial turmoil and the ever increasing need for the attraction of new investors and companies in the country, the CSE established in 2010 its Emerging Companies Market (“ECM”).

  896. Networking: you got to be in it to win it

    Brazil 30/06/2014 08:22:02

    By Gabriel de Carvalho Jacintho* In a wide range of business sectors, many otherwise technically impeccable professionals have poor social skills. When it comes to building relationship or closing business deals some of them are simply terrified of approaching people. On the other hand, we also know there are salespeople whose strong skills to sell is innate – they could sell sand in the desert.

  897. UAE Strike A Tax Evasion Agreement With The USA

    UAE 20/06/2014 09:05:49

    The UAE has signed an agreement with the US on curbing tax evasion of US citizens through a financial data sharing program.

  898. New Cyprus –UAE Double Tax Agreement Takes Effect

    UAE 18/06/2014 16:15:07

    New Agreement The new double tax agreement signed between Cyprus and the UAE (United Arab Emirates) came into force from 1st January 2014. For the greater part, the agreement issues the corresponding OECD’s provision on the recent Model Tax Convention. The principal that originates from the OECD model include:

  899. Trade and Investment Deals Announced During the UK-China Summit.

    China 18/06/2014 10:25:29

    £14 billion of trade and investment deals have been signed between UK and Chinese firms as the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets Prime Minister David Cameron during a visit to the UK.

  900. Agent for Service of Legal Process (ASP) – Choose the right provider

    United Kingdom 17/06/2014 14:30:36

    If your company enters into an agreement or contract subject to English law, you will normally be required to provide an English address to which the British courts can serve notice of legal proceedings. Where your company is not incorporated within England then an agent can be used to receive notice of legal proceedings on your behalf.

  901. Develop your exports in Emerging Europe

    Austria 16/06/2014 17:15:47

    The central and eastern Europe(CEE) region offers opportunities for all UK companies ranging from novice to experienced exporters

  902. Alternative Housing Start-Up Schemes

    Germany 16/06/2014 11:57:51

    Whilst the housing market has long been seen as a solid investment for those unwilling to bear the ups-and-downs of the stock market, the past few years have made many think twice before sinking their funds into what was once seen as a sure thing.

  903. EU-US sanctions against Russian Companies

    Russia 16/06/2014 10:36:36

    The EU-US sanctions against Russian companies and individuals forbid any economic interaction with the persons from the sanctions list and companies which are owned for 50% or more by these persons, or controlled by them. A violation of sanctions can be punished very hard: a sanctions violation can cost a company fines over $1,000,000 and imprisonment for managers for up to 30 years (US) or 10 years (Germany or other European countries). Irresponsible action (i.e. negligence) is punishable too.

  904. Mexican Energy Reform 2014

    Mexico 16/06/2014 08:23:02

    Great Opening ! ! ! To Foreign And Private Investment

  905. Cyprus Investment Firm (CIF): A good vehicle into the European Investment Arena

    Cyprus 13/06/2014 10:53:24

    The introduction of the Market in Financial Instruments Directive of the European Union marked a new era in the regulation of investment firms in Europe. Cyprus has implemented the Directive, offering in this way a flexible and reliable entering point into the EU market for both EU firms that require a license and for non-EU firms that wish to have a place of business in the EU.

  906. LV opens office in Baku

    11/06/2014 09:49:23

    LV Shipping & Transport is proud to announce the company registration of LV Caspian Ltd. With this new office in Baku (Azerbaijan) LV Shipping & Transport now has a representation in the capital of the Oil & Gas industry at the Caspian Sea.

  907. LV partner Logitrans opens a new office & terminal in Denmark

    Denmark 11/06/2014 09:47:07

    LV's long standing partner Logitrans has opened a new office and terminal in Herning, Denmark

  908. New criteria for a Cypriot Citizenship

    Cyprus 10/06/2014 14:46:34

    Scheme for naturalization of investors in Cyprus by exception on the basis of subsection (2) of section 111A of the Civil Registry Laws of 2002-2013

  909. FedEx strengthens its domestic ground and supply chain services in India following successful integration

    India 10/06/2014 13:51:22

    FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) announces the successful integration of its acquired AFL and UFL businesses in India.

  910. FedEx Marks European Growth Milestone

    Belgium 10/06/2014 13:50:06

    FedEx Express has reached a significant milestone in its European growth programme – which has involved business expansion and acquisitions and started in October 2011 – by opening its 100th new station in Seville, southern Spain.

  911. Hong Kong v Singapore. Which has the edge for expanding businesses?

    Hong Kong 10/06/2014 08:34:46

    Jordans Trust Company receives many enquiries for both Hong Kong and Singapore from businesses expanding into Asia. But what are the key characteristics of each, and which has the edge?

  912. Tax News Russia: Double taxation treaty

    Russia 06/06/2014 09:25:40

    By the letter of the Ministry of Finance No. 03-00-RZ/16236 of 9.04.14 it is established that on the basis of the double taxation treaty only the beneficial owner of the corresponding income abroad can use privileges.

  913. What is it – sanctions against Russia?

    Russia 03/06/2014 16:55:44

    To be exact, sanctions against Russia do not exist. There are sanctions of the EU and the USA (and also some other countries, for example Switzerland or Norway) against certain Russian and Ukrainian persons (individuals and legal entities). In total in the lists there are 77 individuals and 20 legal entities (as of 27.05.2014).

  914. Timeframes for registration of Cyprus International Trusts

    Cyprus 03/06/2014 09:15:30

    The Law Regulating Companies Providing Administrative Services and Related Matters, Law 196(I)/2012 ('the Fiduciaries Law') was enacted in December 2012 establishing a licensing and supervisory body for corporate and fiduciary services providers as per Directive 2005/ 60/EC of the European Union.

  915. Bulgarian National Revenue Agency’s official position on reinvoicing of expenses

    Bulgaria 03/06/2014 09:12:58

    The Bulgarian National Revenue Agency published an official opinion regarding the VAT Act, and more specifically related to the part concerning the reinvoicing of expenses, when they are not part of explicit obligations, related to major transactions between two VAT registered companies. This action is a step towards unifying the local Bulgarian legislation with the standards applicable in the EU.

  916. New Appendix to the Corporate Annual Tax Return in Bulgaria

    Bulgaria 03/06/2014 09:10:44

    The Bulgarian Ministry of Finance added a new very important Appendix (Reference No.1 to Appendix 4) to the Annual Tax Return that legal entities are obliged to submit for the calendar year of 2013.

  917. Cyprus to sign a FATCA agreement with the US Treasury

    Cyprus 03/06/2014 09:06:56

    The Inland Revenue Department of the Republic of Cyprus is expected to sign the Model 1 InterGovernmental Agreement (“IGA”) with the US Treasury in accordance with the provisions of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

  918. The Cabinet of Cyprus passes Bill for the formation of a Unified Single Tax Authority

    Cyprus 03/06/2014 09:03:16

    On the 23rd of April 2014 the Cabinet of Cyprus has passed a Bill providing for the establishment of a “Unified Single Tax Authority” which will be dealing with all tax issues in the country. This new unified body will essentially absorb the powers of the Cyprus Income Tax Authority and the Cyprus VAT Authority while the last two bodies will be abolished.

  919. Cambodia Cultural Training: Leading Effectively

    02/06/2014 08:09:37

    Making a good impression when doing business among Cambodians is relatively easy if you're well mannered, calm and friendly. Business relationships are usually based on trust and familiarity and will always exist between individuals, rather than companies. If a key person in a deal is replaced, the relationship building will often need to start again.

  920. UK and China agree £2 billion digitial media link-up

    China 30/05/2014 17:19:29

    Creative companies from the UK and China are set to benefit from £2 billion worth of trade and investment opportunities.

  921. Tax News Russia: Transfer pricing audit 2014

    Russia 28/05/2014 12:15:03

    Transfer pricing audit 2014 Russia

  922. Tax News Russia: Plan of tax system optimization

    Russia 28/05/2014 12:13:09

    Plan of tax system optimization

  923. Tax News Russia: Offshore structures

    Russia 28/05/2014 12:11:11

    Fight with offshore structures

  924. New US and EU Sanctions. How to Stay on the Safe Side

    Russia 28/05/2014 12:08:42

    On May 13, the EU published an extended sanctions list concerning the Ukrainian crisis

  925. German business concerns grow over Russia ties

    Russia 28/05/2014 12:06:36

    German companies are concerned about their business ties with Russia and most oppose economic sanctions

  926. CBS and Lindt & Sprüngli

    UAE 20/05/2014 08:23:58

    Corporate Business Services (CBS) was featured in a press release with Dubai FDI, an agency of the Department of Economic Development to highlight the successful establishment of a recent addition to CBS clients, Lindt & Sprüngli on 14th of April 2014 that was covered by leading regional newspapers and online magazines.

  927. CBS and GeoHarbour

    UAE 20/05/2014 08:20:52

    Corporate Business Services (CBS) was featured in a press release with Dubai FDI, an agency of the Department of Economic Development to highlight the successful establishment of a recent addition to CBS clients, GeoHarbour on 1st of April 2014 that was covered by leading regional newspapers. The article introduces details of GeoHarbour’s journey in establishing its base in Dubai and its ecologically-friendly technologies and unique approach.

  928. CBS and Gulf Education London

    UAE 20/05/2014 08:16:46

    Corporate Business Services (CBS) was invited to participate in Gulf Education in London on 31 March 2014 and 1 April 2014.

  929. Going Global May 2014

    Holland 19/05/2014 11:46:42

  930. Cultural Training Philippines: Multicultural Leadership

    Malaysia 19/05/2014 10:54:38

    Learning how to approach certain tasks as a foreign manager in the Philippines with greater cultural sensitivity and skill will help you get the job done. When doing business with Filipinos you may assume your cultural business style is just fine in building trust, cooperation and efficiency but you are probably headed for big trouble.

  931. Setting a Saudi Strategy or Want to Create a Saudi Company / Business?

    Saudi Arabia 07/05/2014 10:23:56

    At AEI we regularly receive requests for information and support on our client’s strategies for Saudi Arabia and also a surprising number of companies wanting to dive in and secure a Saudi commercial registration or apply for a particular license.

  932. RenePort Q1 2014

    Brazil 06/05/2014 08:58:04

    RenePort has had a great start to the year appointing four key partners and extending their reach to support businesses in over 20 of the key emerging & frontier markets

  933. Vietnam Cultural Business Tips

    01/05/2014 11:09:34

    When working with the Vietnamese it is important to remember that there are essentially two Vietnams

  934. Update for UK companies trading in Russia and Ukraine

    Russia 01/05/2014 09:38:55

    Latest information for UK exporters on the impact of Russia’s recent intervention in Ukraine on business.

  935. Lawrence Grant On The International Scene

    United Kingdom 28/04/2014 13:10:53

    The last couple of months have seen us highly active on the cross-border trail. Firstly, in regard to our active membership of GGI (formerly Geneva Group International), in March we were represented at the GGI “Easymeet”, a bi-annual conference for young professionals held on this occasion in Dusseldorf. Partner Ben Korklin and senior staff members Prodipta Patel and Timon Witschi flew the LG flag high and were all highly active in the various technical discussions.

  936. The Road Map to Asia Business Success

    China 28/04/2014 11:09:29

    If you're feeling blocked or you haven't reached the right level in your business yet (or you haven't even dared to start!), you need a Road Map to Success.

  937. Exporting to Canada

    Canada 24/04/2014 18:01:43

    Canada is the UK’s 16th largest export market for goods. Canada has cultural, historic, and linguistic links with the UK.

  938. Exporting to Brazil

    Brazil 24/04/2014 17:59:18

    Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world, with a population of approximately 190 million. Brazil is the world’s sixth largest economy and by far the largest in South America.

  939. Working Effectively in Hong Kong: Overcoming Cultural Differences

    Hong Kong 24/04/2014 12:21:37

    Hong Kong is the bridge between China and the West. Many companies looking to expand into Asia and concerned about intellectual property protection and financing will start their venture in Hong Kong.

  940. Exporting to Argentina

    Argentina 23/04/2014 08:40:00

    Argentina is the world’s 22nd largest economy and the second largest in South America. Its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita is the second highest in South America

  941. Exporting to South Africa

    South Africa 23/04/2014 08:31:38

    A guide for British businesses who are interested in developing their overseas trade and doing business in South Africa.

  942. Exporting to Nigeria

    Nigeria 23/04/2014 08:29:51

    A guide for British businesses who are interested in developing their overseas trade and doing business in Nigeria.

  943. Exporting to Ghana

    Ghana 23/04/2014 08:28:33

    Are you a member of a UK company wishing to export overseas? Interested in entering or expanding your activity in the Ghanaian market? Then this guide is for you!

  944. Exporting to Egypt

    Egypt 23/04/2014 07:31:05

    Are you a UK company wishing to export overseas? Interested in entering or expanding your activity in the Egyptian market? Then this guide is for you

  945. The Austrian Private Foundation

    Austria 22/04/2014 10:55:51

    The Austrian Private Foundation came into existence in 1993 and is a pure success story since then. The Austrian Private Foundation was designed to preserve and create wealth for the benefit of a family.

  946. The Austrian Holding Company

    Austria 22/04/2014 10:50:06

    Austria, right in the Center of the European Union and the historical gateway between East and West, serves as a perfect jurisdiction for establishing a Holding Company.

  947. Doing Business in South Korea: Managing Cultural Differences

    South Korea 17/04/2014 13:58:16

    Koreans will not expect you to be an expert on the nuances of their culture, but they will appreciate a show of interest in matters that are important to them. Often what is most valued by Koreans involves the ability to build influential relationships and skilfully navigate hierarchy

  948. Total moves it’s financial headquarters to London.

    United Kingdom 14/04/2014 08:29:26

    In order to get a little closer to the international market, the kind of market valued by major global firms, the French oil giant Total is in the process of moving its management financial personnel to London; a move confirmed by a firm’s spokesperson to Reuters.

  949. Effective Cross Cultural Communication in the Workplace: Tips for Success

    China 10/04/2014 08:50:53

    Working across cultures is usually more interesting, if not always more enjoyable, than if we were just doing business with our own nationality. It is most likely that many of “the ways we like to do business” are quite familiar among our cross-cultural colleagues and clients.

  950. Chancellor uses trade trip to Brazil to hail further finance support to back British exporters

    Brazil 09/04/2014 10:36:22

    At the start of a three day trade trip to Brazil, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon George Osborne MP, announced the next stage in the government’s fundamental overhaul of finance for British exporters.

  951. Over 50% of FedEx Flights at Cologne Bonn Airport Use Ultra-Modern B777F

    Germany 08/04/2014 10:44:43

    FedEx B777F deployed on even more routes: Effective immediately, FedEx will now operate 30 of its 58 weekly flights to and from Cologne Bonn Airport with the ultra-modern Boeing 777 (B777F) aircraft

  952. Riyadh Office: Our second office in Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia 08/04/2014 09:44:50

    On 3 March 2014 Al Khodari LV Shipping Logistics Ltd has opened its second office in Saudi Arabia.

  953. Slovakia Elects Independent President, Andrej Kiska

    Slovakia 07/04/2014 08:13:01

    Andrej Kiska has beaten Prime Minister Robert Fico in the presidential elections, making him the first truly independent president in the country’s modern-day history to be elected to office, providing hope that the country might finally be freeing itself from political groups and their hidden sponsors

  954. VC Insights: Conquer the Domestic Market First*

    United Kingdom 28/03/2014 12:57:59

    “You have to think globally from the start.”

  955. International Operations Update

    USA 28/03/2014 12:55:24

    What Does Spring Mean If You’re Operating Overseas? Budget Season, of Course

  956. What the Crisis in Crimea Means for Your Business in Russia

    Russia 28/03/2014 12:53:07

    The United States and the European Union are now in open geopolitical conflict with Russia over Vladimir Putin’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula of Ukraine.

  957. MINT May Be the New BRIC, but Do We Really Need It?

    Mexico 28/03/2014 12:49:39

    IKEA ready-to-assemble Swedish furniture warehouse is coming to greater Jakarta. Shipments of smart devices to Mexico­– PCs, tablets, and smartphones–grew 46% last year.

  958. UK visa application service changes in Australia

    Australia 28/03/2014 11:40:49

    During March, the UK visa service in Australia will change with the opening of new Visa Application Centres (VACs) in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra.

  959. Change to UK Visa Applications in Spain

    Spain 28/03/2014 11:38:01

    From 21st March 2014, the process for applying for a UK Visa in Spain has changed.

  960. New guide to UK creative excellence in visitor attractions

    United Kingdom 28/03/2014 11:36:43

    The new UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) guide was launched at the London Dungeon on 25 March 2014.

  961. China’s economy speeds up again… worldwide trade to benefit?

    China 27/03/2014 16:19:20

    China has reported better-than-expected trade surplus figures, reversing recent forecasts and easing fears that a slowdown in Chinese trade would slow down a recovery in the wider world economy.

  962. Cultural Training China: Effective Negotiation Skills

    China 27/03/2014 10:59:07

    How can we adapt our cultural work styles to manage more effectively when doing business in China?

  963. International Festival for Business 2014 and UK Trade & Investment

    United Kingdom 27/03/2014 09:31:52

    The International Festival for Business (IFB) will be the UK’s most significant international trade and commerce showcase since 1951.

  964. UK Trade Minister calls for speedy conclusion to £1.3 billion Canada trade agreement

    Canada 27/03/2014 09:27:22

    Lord Livingston begins a 3 day trade visit to Canada

  965. ATP And FedEx Renew Sponsorship

    United Kingdom 26/03/2014 09:23:53

    LONDON - The ATP and FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) announce the continuation of the shipping giant’s sponsorship as a global Platinum Partner of the ATP World Tour.

  966. Cultural Training Malaysia: Effective Multicultural Team Management Tips

    Malaysia 20/03/2014 09:46:01

    When working in multicultural teams in Malaysia our cultural differences can impact our work relationships and project success.

  967. Trade minister brings UK business delegation to the Gulf

    UAE 17/03/2014 17:18:43

    Lord Livingston has begun a 3 day visit to the UAE and Qatar to help cement the position of the UK as a long term trade and investment partner.

  968. Lawrence Grant, Chartered Accountants re-launches website

    United Kingdom 17/03/2014 14:25:48

    We are pleased to announce the unveiling of our revamped website:

  969. FedEx Earns #8 Spot on the FORTUNE World’s Most Admired Companies List

    Belgium 14/03/2014 14:05:34

    FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) is once again among the most admired companies in the world, according to a survey published in FORTUNE magazine.

  970. FedEx Express Named as a Top Employer in Britain for 2014

    United Kingdom 14/03/2014 14:04:00

    LONDON, 12 March 2014 FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company has been officially certified as one of Britain’s Top Employers for the fourth year running, a testament to placing people at the heart of its organisation.

  971. FedEx Voted UK Business Superbrand

    United Kingdom 14/03/2014 14:02:37

    FedEx, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company has been officially named as a Business Superbrand in the influential annual survey that identifies the UK’s strongest business-to-business brands.

  972. FedEx Express Acknowledged as Great Place to Work in Ireland for Eighth Year Running

    Ireland 14/03/2014 13:58:01

    FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, has been officially named as one of the Best Workplaces in Ireland.

  973. FedEx Express Launches SenseAware in Europe

    Belgium 14/03/2014 13:53:20

    Service Designed for Healthcare Industry to Ship Critical and Time-Sensitive Packages

  974. Leading Effectively Across Cultures: Focus Asia

    China 14/03/2014 10:04:02

    Identifying the key leadership competencies your executives need in today’s competitive global environment includes intercultural skills. Organizations have to look for every advantage they can get. And understanding cultural differences in leadership and their impact on the bottom line gives them a competitive edge.

  975. Two Chinese Automotive Firms Eyeing Slovakia

    Slovakia 12/03/2014 13:59:52

    Two potential Chinese investments from the automotive sector could be heading to Slovakia, according to reports in today’s newspapers, with the possibility of yet another car plant being located here.

  976. Fitch Affirms Slovakia at 'A+'; Outlook Stable

    Slovakia 12/03/2014 13:58:02

    LONDON, February 28 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has affirmed Slovakia's Long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) at 'A+' with Stable Outlooks. The issue ratings on Slovakia's senior unsecured foreign and local currency bonds have also been affirmed at 'A+'. The Country Ceiling has been affirmed at 'AAA' and the Short-term foreign currency IDR at 'F1'.

  977. Ceo Guide To Doing Business In South Africa

    South Africa 12/03/2014 11:58:57

    South Africa business guide

  978. Why the UK visa service is the best in India

    India 12/03/2014 07:36:10

    Remarks by Sir James Bevan KCMG, UK High Commissioner in Mumbai, 12 March 2014.

  979. New Hong Kong Company Law Ordinance – Taking Hong Kong’s competitiveness into a new era

    Hong Kong 11/03/2014 12:52:39

    A new Company Ordinance was first introduced in July 2012 which has effectively revamping the old company law enforced since the early 80s with an aim to maintain Hong Kong city’s status quo as one of the most attractive business and financial centre in the world.

  980. Changes to how you apply for a visa from outside the UK: 3 March to 16 March 2014

    United Kingdom 07/03/2014 16:41:33

    The commercial partner (the company you deal with when applying for a UK visa) may be changing.

  981. Cross-Border Due Diligence

    United Kingdom 07/03/2014 13:43:23

    Cases and Guidance for Planning Business in Emerging Markets

  982. Five Keys to Entering New Markets

    United Kingdom 07/03/2014 13:38:30

    Learn how your business can tap into foreign markets In Export Now , two international business experts reveal the secrets to taking your company global.

  983. Winning in the Global Marketplace

    USA 07/03/2014 13:23:14

    Export & Import - Winning in the Global Marketplace: A Practical Hands-On Guide to Success in International Business, with 100s of Real-World Examples + Exercises

  984. Import/export Kit for Dummies

    USA 07/03/2014 13:03:34

    An easy–to–understand primer on the exciting world of import/export With significant changes in technology, expanding economies, and international trade agreements, the global marketplace continues to grow and change rapidly.

  985. Letters of Credit In International Trade

    United Kingdom 07/03/2014 12:53:33

    A Guide for Exporters and Importers

  986. The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably

    United Kingdom 07/03/2014 12:45:28

    Exporting: The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably is for entrepreneurs and small business owners—the makers, movers, and shakers in our world—interested in taking their businesses to the next level of growth through exports.

  987. How to Startup an Import/Export Business

    United Kingdom 07/03/2014 12:41:05

    Do you like the idea of running your own business?

  988. Explore Import Procedures and Export Regulations

    United Kingdom 07/03/2014 12:28:50

    Export-Import Theory, Practices, and Procedures .

  989. Indian business angels to make first UK investment

    India 07/03/2014 08:31:49

    India’s largest business angels group is set to make its first investment in a UK start-up.

  990. Japanese Cultural Leadership Training: Eye Opener On Power Harassment

    Japan 06/03/2014 07:49:40

    Most expatriate managers only have two or three years on a foreign assignment before they have to go back home. In this short amount of time they are usually under a lot of pressure and can be very impatient to achieve their goals.

  991. New cooperation arrangement signed with European Patent Office

    United Kingdom 05/03/2014 09:16:09

    Boost for businesses and inventors as UK signs new working arrangement with European Patent Office.

  992. New Rotherham Organisation Building Links With Eastern Europe

    United Kingdom 03/03/2014 14:55:48

    A new business and social enterprise in Rotherham is bringing Polish and UK businesses closer together and promoting Yorkshire as a tourist destination, with the support of the ERDF funded project ‘Growth and Prosperity in Rotherham’ (Soft Landing Zone) managed by RiDO (Rotherham Investment Development Office).

  993. Industry grew again in December

    Slovakia 03/03/2014 09:26:08

    INDUSTRY in Slovakia in December 2013 again saw double-digit growth. The data of the Statistics Office show that industrial production in the last month of 2013, excluding the impact of working days, grew 12.2 percent year-on-year, slowing from 12.6 percent in November. This was only the second double-digit growth rate of the Slovak industry over the past year and one of the highest monthly growth rates in recent years, the SITA newswire reported.

  994. Q4 GDP marks fastest pace of expansion in over a year

    Slovakia 03/03/2014 09:24:54

    SLOVAKIA will be the second fastest growing economy of the Eurozone and will contribute to Europe’s overall economic recovery, which according to the recent winter 2014 forecast of the European Commission (EC), “began in the second quarter of 2013 and is expected to continue spreading across countries and gain strength, while at the same time becoming more balanced”.

  995. Changes In Residence And Employment Of Foreign Nationals In Slovakia

    Slovakia 03/03/2014 09:23:14

    On 3 December 2013, an amendment to the Act No. 404/2011 Coll. on Residence of Foreign Nationals and Act 5/2004 Coll. on Employment Services was approved and will be effective from 1 January 2014.

  996. Expanding into Germany

    Germany 25/02/2014 07:22:13

    With a population of over just over 80 million people, Germany is Europe’s most populous country and has the largest and most powerful national economy in the Eurozone.

  997. BDG opens UK office to help UK SME’s do business in Germany

    Germany 25/02/2014 07:19:43

    Horsham, 25th February 2014 – A consortium of experienced German Business professionals have announced the opening of a UK satellite office, as part of their expansion plans to help UK companies expand into Europe’s largest market.

  998. Working Effectively With Indians In Global Teams

    India 24/02/2014 09:22:01

    As more and more Indian expats join multinational companies it is helpful to look at some of the best practices for global team work with Indian professionals.

  999. App Sales & European VAT

    United Kingdom 21/02/2014 13:09:24

    The Value Added Tax (VAT) implications of making Apps available to download in different European countries is a common area of concern for App developers. Free to download Apps do not incur VAT as they are not classed as sales; however ‘paid for’ Apps will be of interest to the VAT authorities and it is the developer’s responsibility to get it right.

  1000. Defined Benefit Pensions: VAT recovery changes

    United Kingdom 21/02/2014 13:07:15

    HMRC has announced changes to the VAT recovery position of employers who pay Value Added Tax (VAT) on services relating to the administration and management of a defined benefit pension plan.

  1001. Zero-hours contracts

    United Kingdom 21/02/2014 13:05:48

    Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has announced that, under new proposals, employers could be banned from imposing ‘exclusivity’ on zero-hours contracts which offer no guarantee of work and stop employees from working for another employer.

  1002. PAYE coding notices

    United Kingdom 21/02/2014 13:04:07

    Over the next few months HMRC will be sending out new PAYE tax codes for the 2014/15 tax year. HMRC are advising that some individuals may receive more than one coding especially if they have:

  1003. Using personal mobile devices in the workplace

    United Kingdom 21/02/2014 13:02:23

    A recent survey showed that 60% of the UK population now own a smart phone and 20% own a tablet and an increasing number want to use their personal devices at work. Known as ‘bring your own device’, studies indicate that the benefits to business of allowing BYOD include increased efficiency, flexibility and employee morale, but the practice also carries a number of risks which employers must consider when allowing employees’ devices to be used to process work-related data.

  1004. UK GAAP Changes Ahead

    United Kingdom 21/02/2014 13:00:14

    From 1 January 2015, a complete overhaul of UK accounting standards will change how and when companies account for certain assets and liabilities - with potential implications on both profitability and net assets.

  1005. UK Micro-entities

    United Kingdom 21/02/2014 12:57:38

    A micro-entity is a sub-classification of a ‘Small Company’. Legislation came into force on 1 December 2013 and is effective for financial years ending on or after 30 September 2013, where the company’s Financial Statements are filed at Companies House on or after 1 December 2013. Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) are excluded from the legislation.

  1006. Intercompany Debt: Thin Capitalisation

    United Kingdom 21/02/2014 12:54:33

    In response to the sluggish flow of credit into the UK since the banking crisis of 2008, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) are scrutinising the ‘arm’s length’ principle of interest applied to lending in relation to companies that form part of groups.

  1007. FedEx Express Launches SenseAware in Europe

    Switzerland 17/02/2014 09:46:05

    Service Designed to Ship High-Value and Time-Sensitive Packages

  1008. Putting International Business In The Spotlight

    United Kingdom 14/02/2014 10:04:13

    Going Global exhibition and conference returns to ExCeL London on 15-16 May

  1009. Cross Cultural Management: Thai Style

    Thailand 12/02/2014 10:25:43

    Foreign managers coming to work in Thailand will probably have to adjust their management style considerably. Pushing Thais to speak up in meetings, report bad news and meet rigid deadlines will not usually produce results, and nor will heavy-handedness.

  1010. FedEx Supports Charity Art Exhibition Featuring Paintings of Robbie Williams

    United Kingdom 07/02/2014 11:12:37

    LONDON, January 14, 2014 – Robbie Williams, the best selling British solo artist in UK history, is the theme of a charity art exhibition for which FedEx will transport 70 valuable paintings from Milan, Italy to the UK and back free of charge. The works of art, which all depict Robbie Williams, will be put on show in his hometown of Stoke – on – Trent, at the Burslem School of Art

  1011. Working Effectively Across Cultures: Focus Singapore

    Singapore 06/02/2014 08:41:08

    When executives are posted to work in a foreign country most realize they have to adapt and adjust their cultural business skills to be more effective with colleagues and clients.

  1012. Leaden EU start-up scene looks across the Atlantic

    USA 03/02/2014 13:30:45

    The biggest success stories to come out of the start-up scene in the last two decades are primarily tech companies; the majority are from the US and mostly centred around Silicon Valley. From Google to Facebook, Twitter to Pinterest, the disproportionate global dominance of these companies has given rise to despondency in Europe, and a lack of confidence in what the continent has to offer in response.

  1013. Why not trade with – Finland?

    Finland 30/01/2014 13:42:55

    Although best known for its famous mobile phone brand Nokia, Finland is a major world import-exporter offering many other opportunities for international traders

  1014. Emerging-market currency turmoil

    United Kingdom 30/01/2014 13:37:26

    Apparently triggered by the US Federal Bank's reduction in quantitive easing, this week turmoil has struck the global money markets

  1015. CBS Participation in London’s Going Global Exhibition

    UAE 30/01/2014 11:56:34

    Corporate Business Services (CBS) has participated in Going Global Exhibition in London on 28 and 29 November as part of its global mission to reach out to international partners and businesses.

  1016. CBS Winning SME Stars of Business Award 2013

    UAE 30/01/2014 11:52:31

    Corporate Business Services (CBS) has won SME Stars of Business Award 2013 for the “Business Set-Up” category at the exclusive gala dinner, at the Events Arena of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel on November 28, 2013.

  1017. Dubai Has Become a Lucrative Destination for Doing Business after Winning the Bid for Hosting World Expo 2020

    UAE 30/01/2014 11:49:31

    Corporate Business Services (CBS) congratulates UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Dubai Expo 2020 team for the achievement made in winning the bid to host the World Expo in Dubai in 2020.

  1018. CBS Participation at Dynamic Dubai Event in Jersey

    UAE 30/01/2014 11:46:26

    Corporate Business Services (CBS) Managing Director, Ayman Al Awadhi gave an informative talk about doing business in Dubai at the event Dynamic Dubai which took place in Jersey on 27th November 2013.

  1019. CBS in Dubai SME 100 Ranking

    UAE 30/01/2014 11:43:39

    Corporate Business Services (CBS) has been recognized as one of Dubai SME’s 100 Top-Performing Small and Medium Enterprise for 2013. Dubai SME 100 is a premier ranking which was launched by Dubai SME, the agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED).

  1020. CBS Annual Participation in BurJuman Pink Walkathon

    UAE 30/01/2014 11:40:25

    Corporate Business Services (CBS) team participated in the Annual BurJuman Pink Walkathon; the signature event of the campaign in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Day.

  1021. Women in Business

    UAE 30/01/2014 11:22:05

    Corporate Business Services (CBS) representatives have attended ‘Women in International Business Forum’ which took place 22 September 2013 in Dubai as part of the events launched by the State Government of Victoria, Australia’s Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business, Minister for Tourism and Major Events, and Minister for Employment and Trade, Louise Asher.

  1022. CBS - Award Finalist 

    UAE 30/01/2014 11:19:02

    Corporate Business Services (CBS) has been announced as a finalist and has been shortlisted in the Gulf Capital SMEinfo Awards 2013 for the ‘Emirati Business of the Year’ category. 

  1023. Arabic Press Coverage

    UAE 30/01/2014 11:14:23

    Corporate Business Services (CBS) Managing Director, Mr. Ayman Al Awadhi was interviewed by the Arabic newspaper Al Khaleej reporter, Midhat Al Suwaifi with headline:

  1024. The Business Factory

    UAE 30/01/2014 11:02:02

    Corporate Business Services (CBS) has participated in The Business Factory exhibition and workshop that took place at Meydan IMAX Theatre, Dubai on Tuesday 30 April 2013.

  1025. Integrc Opening Ceremony with CBS

    UAE 30/01/2014 10:56:45

    Integrc, a specialist in providing GRC (governance, risk management, and compliance) services to companies that run SAP, has recently commenced operations in the MENA region and has now launched its new regional headquarters in Dubai, highlighting the continued influx of UK investors in the region.

  1026. CBS Participation in Dubai Entrepreneurship & SME Development Event

    UAE 30/01/2014 10:01:33

    A well-attended Dubai Entrepreneurship & SME Development event took place on October 22nd, 2012 at the Address Hotel, Dubai Mall and organized by the British Business Group (BBG) in cooperation with Corporate Business Services (CBS) and Dubai SME - a government agency under the Department of Economic Development (DED).

  1027. CBS Makes Headlines in DTCM Newsletter

    UAE 30/01/2014 09:58:32

    CBS is proud to be part of Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) newsletter that was published in September 2012. 

  1028. New Paths, New Opportunities for Small and Medium Businesses

    Germany 24/01/2014 16:44:16

    I have been with FedEx now for 29 years. One of the bonuses of my job is that I meet new and interesting people all the time.

  1029. Zimbabwe economy to grow 6%+ in 2014

    Africa 24/01/2014 08:32:21

    Although not often thought of as a trading partner, Zimbabwe is yet another African country which is experiencing economic growth while the major economies of the world struggle. Recent official figures forecast Zimbabwe’s economy will grow 6.1% this year.

  1030. European Union membership – who’s next?

    United Kingdom 24/01/2014 08:30:16

    At the end of last year, the European Union issued an update on the current status of countries presently on the fringes of the EU but that have indicated an interest in joining the trading bloc in the future. Foreign affairs MEPs called on the European Council to grant Albania EU Candidate Status as soon as possible.

  1031. Let the Machines Do the Work

    United Kingdom 23/01/2014 10:28:32

    2014 is being hotly tipped as the year that the Internet of Things – or the Thingternent as it has become colloquially known – will finally make a meaningful impact on our everyday lives.

  1032. Design competition launched for UK pavilion at Milan Expo 2015

    Italy 20/01/2014 11:21:14

    Companies are invited to submit proposals for an innovative design for the UK pavilion at Milan Expo.

  1033. Business Secretary beats the drum for UK business in the UAE

    UAE 20/01/2014 11:19:55

    Vince Cable embarks on his first government trip to the UAE to boost trade with the region and encourage more inward investment into the UK.

  1034. Singapore-Belarus Double Taxation Agreement

    Singapore 16/01/2014 16:20:17

    Singapore’s and Belarus’s Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) came into force on the 27/12/2013.

  1035. The Challenges of Multi-Currency Accounting

    United Kingdom 15/01/2014 13:02:25

    For many SMEs, multi-currency accounting is one of the biggest administrative challenges. Cloud accounting services aim to make that easier.

  1036. New fund on London Stock Exchange gives investors access to Chinese stock markets

    China 13/01/2014 13:32:40

    Landmark agreement means from today, investors able to invest in Chinese stock markets in Renminbi through the London Stock Exchange.

  1037. Asia Business Success With Competitive

    09/01/2014 15:44:24

    What is competitive intelligence and why is it important for Asia business, for example doing business in China?

  1038. GREAT retail campaign: All Rhodes lead to Malaysia

    Malaysia 02/01/2014 09:03:58

    Fashion Meets Food: Iconic designer Zandra Rhodes and celebrity chef Gary Rhodes add glitz to the GREAT Retail Campaign in Malaysia

  1039. 2nd annual UK/Pakistan Trade and Investment Conference in London

    United Kingdom 02/01/2014 09:01:42

    UK and Pakistan hold joint conference to raise awareness of the opportunities in Pakistan for UK businesses.

  1040. UK electronic visa waiver introduced for Oman, Qatar and UAE

    Qatar 02/01/2014 08:59:18

    From 1 January 2014 passport holders of Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates can visit the UK for up to 6 months with an electronic visa waiver.

  1041. Why learning Italian is a smart career move

    Italy 23/12/2013 13:05:03

    It doesn't matter what career path you're on – a second language is always beneficial.

  1042. Talented graduate entrepreneurs brought to UK

    United Kingdom 17/12/2013 12:25:12

    Start ups kick off enterprise careers by Opening the Markets at the London Stock Exchange.

  1043. FedEx Express Recognised for Excellence in Customer Service

    United Kingdom 17/12/2013 10:10:15

    FedEx Express has been recognised once again in the list of the TOP 50 companies in the UK for superior customer service. FedEx Express was highly accredited in the 2013 listing which celebrates the best in UK customer service, helping provide a benchmark for the UK’s largest customer contact centres.

  1044. UK exports on a winning streak

    United Kingdom 12/12/2013 10:20:40

    Five UK companies are celebrating their success in a nationwide competition to help the next wave of UK businesses expand overseas.

  1045. Lord Livingston becomes new Trade Minister

    United Kingdom 11/12/2013 08:33:21

    Lord Livingston has today (10 December 2013) succeeded Lord Green as Trade and Investment Minister.

  1046. Changes to passport services for British nationals in Malaysia

    Malaysia 11/12/2013 08:31:37

    The British Government is making important changes to the passport service for British nationals living overseas

  1047. Sending Money Abroad for Christmas

    United Kingdom 09/12/2013 16:28:59

    We've blinked and it's December! The month of celebrating, over-indulging and over-spending!

  1048. Business Secretary takes trade delegation to India's growing regional cities

    India 09/12/2013 09:10:06

    Vince Cable takes a delegation of 25 British companies to India's growing regional cities on a 4 day trade visit.

  1049. It’s all about the money…or is it?

    United Kingdom 05/12/2013 10:29:14

    Recent press articles suggest that employers in the UK are now open for hiring with recruitment activity near to pre-2008 levels. For those businesses looking to recruit in and around London, the competition to hire high calibre staff is about to get much harder.

  1050. R&D credits aren’t just for the ‘lab coat’ community!

    United Kingdom 05/12/2013 10:27:19

    The Times recently reported that celebrity chef Sat Bains has successfully claimed R&D tax credits from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

  1051. Rental Properties under the Microscope

    United Kingdom 05/12/2013 10:24:20

    HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) latest campaign is to target property owners suspected of having undeclared rental income.

  1052. F&L Highly Commended for Firm of the Year

    United Kingdom 05/12/2013 10:20:21

    Fitzgerald & Law (F&L) is proud to announce that they have been “Highly Commended” in the British Accountancy Awards 2013 ‘Mid-Tier Firm of the Year’ category.

  1053. Workplace Pensions

    United Kingdom 05/12/2013 10:17:13

    Following the Pensions Act 2008, Workplace Pensions were introduced (starting with the largest employers of 120,000+ employees) in October 2012 to ensure that all employers provide a funded pension and auto-enrol those relevant jobholders on joining the company. These requirements replace those in place historically for Stakeholder Pensions.

  1054. £5.6 billion worth of deals signed in China

    China 05/12/2013 09:08:44

    Trade and investment deals totalling over £5.6 billion and creating over 1,500 UK jobs have been signed between UK and Chinese firms.

  1055. Boost for exporters and banks as UK Export Finance increases risk underwritten

    United Kingdom 05/12/2013 09:06:42

    The news that UK Export Finance will increase the risk it underwrites from 50% to 80% across its Bond Support and Export Working Capital schemes, will enable banks to assist more exporters seeking to maximise opportunities in international trade.

  1056. European economies growing - which offer the best potential?

    United Kingdom 04/12/2013 13:05:43

    The EU economy has started growing again, according to official figures. Following a slow expansion of economic activity during the remainder of 2013, growth is set to become more robust in 2014 and 2015 – so says the Autumn Forecast 2013 published by the European Commission.

  1057. UK Taxpayers: new Tax Guide just published - save 25%

    United Kingdom 04/12/2013 13:03:21

    Alan Pink, the editor of the Schmidt Tax Report, has published the first ever tax guide designed to show UK entrepreneurs and businesses how they can minimise their tax bills. In The Entrepreneur’s Tax Guide he offers action-oriented, proven, jargon-free advice on how to:

  1058. Prince of Wales champions export drive of traditional manufacturers

    United Kingdom 03/12/2013 14:08:55

    The Prince of Wales visits Bedfordshire firms that use the heritage of their products to increase overseas sales.

  1059. PM champions EU free trade deal with China

    China 02/12/2013 12:17:05

    David Cameron arrives in Beijing with the message that ‘an open Britain is the ideal partner for an opening China’.

  1060. UK and China: building a long-term relationship

    China 02/12/2013 12:15:40

    Prime Minister David Cameron, accompanied by 6 government ministers, is leading a trade mission to China this week.

  1061. Struggling to Expand into a New Market & Culture?

    Malaysia 26/11/2013 08:50:00

    Unable to Spot Profitable Opportunities in Untested Markets? Losing Lucrative Partnerships and Competitive Advantage?

  1062. Revised Double Tax Agreement (DTA) between Singapore and Luxembourg

    Singapore 22/11/2013 09:17:11

    A double tax agreement (DTA) stipulates the cooperation of two countries for reporting requirements upon its citizens of any tax obligations payable for profits earned by an individual or company.

  1063. Lawrence Grant, Chartered Accountants presented with a long standing membership award

    United Kingdom 20/11/2013 16:40:07

    GGI, one of global Top Ten associations of accounting, tax consulting and law firms, that provide clients with specialist solutions for their international business requirements, has presented the firm with an award recognizing the loyalty and commitment the firm has given over the past 17 years.

  1064. Save time, place an Order!

    United Kingdom 19/11/2013 15:49:11

    How many times have you looked at an exchange rate and had that horrible sinking feeling? You waited to book a currency exchange and now the market's moved against you. Want to avoid that feeling? We thought so. This is why we give you the option to place an Order.

  1065. UK Government closing the tax loophole on company registration

    United Kingdom 19/11/2013 14:43:24

    Philip McCarron and Susan Fadil of TMF Group’s UK Corporate Secretarial team analyse the impact of the UK’s hunt for phantom companies on the country’s company registration practices.

  1066. Want to grow your business but not sure where to start?

    United Kingdom 19/11/2013 14:41:27

    For a small business looking to grow and expand, knowing how and where to start can be a daunting prospect. Expanding a company’s existing operations or setting up in a new country can be complex and time-consuming; navigating different regulatory requirements, local employment law and complicated taxation rules can all put a company at risk of non-compliance or – worse - failure.

  1067. £11 billion Olympic legacy target smashed during UK’s biggest ever Export Week

    United Kingdom 18/11/2013 10:17:34

    UK has met a 4 year target to raise £11 billion worth of economic benefit from the London Olympic and Paralympic Games in just over 1 year

  1068. Professor Rory Shaw to lead NHS International Development Team

    United Kingdom 18/11/2013 10:13:32

    Professor Rory Shaw appointed as Medical Director of Healthcare UK, leading the newly established NHS International Development Team

  1069. British trade mission to sell tea to China

    China 18/11/2013 10:10:17

    Owen Paterson is in Shanghai with British exporters to help get more British food and drink onto their supermarket shelves.

  1070. Turkish textile exports booming

    Turkey 14/11/2013 12:05:34

    Textiles are one of the most often-traded products in the world – and Turkey is an increasingly important source of low-cost products for you to consider.

  1071. Netherlands economy improving: more opportunities to trade?

    Holland 14/11/2013 12:02:47

    There could be more opportunities to trade with the Netherlands, with the news that the economy there could be emerging from recession.

  1072. New $50 million finance facility to help small businesses export to Russia

    Russia 14/11/2013 09:43:43

    UK Export Finance (UKEF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Russian-based bank, Alfa Bank, to help British firms looking to export to Russia.

  1073. Prime Minister targets overseas funds with new inward investment body

    United Kingdom 13/11/2013 08:30:22

    A new one-stop-shop has been set up to help international investors identify and fund regeneration opportunities in the UK

  1074. Vince Cable in Russia to launch biggest ever push to get UK companies exporting

    Russia 11/11/2013 09:19:17

    Business Secretary is in Russia today (11 November 2013) on a trade visit with over 30 British companies to boost growing economic links

  1075. Building Long-Term Business Relationships in Asia

    Malaysia 08/11/2013 16:42:28

    I’m often asked, why do you need to worry about culture – after all we live in a globalised world. Isn’t business the same everywhere?

  1076. Winning Over Asian Clients

    Malaysia 08/11/2013 16:38:57

    Have you thought about launching or developing your business in Asia but you can't seem to fully grasp the way business is done?

  1077. The Day The Internet Stopped

    United Kingdom 08/11/2013 15:00:26

    Imagine not just a slow connection, or a browser or server needing a quick reboot, but no internet at all.

  1078. I May Know Your Credit Card PIN

    United Kingdom 08/11/2013 14:57:30

    A while back I explained how your password can be cracked. Well, it seems that a large number of people are almost inviting someone to empty their bank accounts if their credit cards or debit cards get stolen.

  1079. Security Loophole Access to Credit Files

    United Kingdom 08/11/2013 14:55:20

    Access to personal credit reports is strictly controlled with legal requirements limiting who can search files. To be authorised to search someone else’s credit file requires the searcher to be registered under the Data Protection Act.

  1080. Is It True? A Credit Check Suggests...

    United Kingdom 06/11/2013 16:46:14

    The recent media reports about large companies delaying payment has encouraged me to look at the ‘inside information.’

  1081. No Credit - Your Name Worries Us

    United Kingdom 06/11/2013 16:43:29

    One of our clients wondered what to make of it when a company name is spelt wrong. It’s a good point.

  1082. UK Export Finance joins forces with Korean agencies to seize opportunities in third markets

    South Korea 06/11/2013 15:29:54

    UK Export Finance has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on reinsurance with the Korean export credit agency, Korea Trade Insurance Corporation.

  1083. South Korea state visit delivers UK trade boost

    South Korea 06/11/2013 15:28:14

    UK companies are celebrating new trade partnerships with South Korea which will boost commercial ties between the 2 countries.

  1084. Singapore and Hong Kong rank top for business

    Singapore 06/11/2013 10:45:46

    According to the World Bank’s annual competitiveness survey, Singapore and Hong Kong rank the world’s best places to run a business for the eighth year in a row, with New Zealand, the United States and Denmark following up in the top five.

  1085. Bitcoin Investment Pays Off

    Norway 04/11/2013 17:28:49

    A Norwegian man has discovered a Bitcoin investment he made four years ago has earned him an impressive £551,000!

  1086. Businesses to get greater intellectual property support

    United Kingdom 31/10/2013 10:21:34

    New support tool launched to help small firms identify, protect and grow their intellectual property assets

  1087. GBP/EUR remains flat even after positive GDP data released

    United Kingdom 29/10/2013 11:43:43

    With many in the Eurozone trading the Euro is always one to watch and the past month has seen a staggered decrease of the British Pound Sterling to Euros. Earlier in the month reaching over 1.1975 to todays rate which stands at 1.1608.

  1088. Opportunities for Islamic finance in the UK

    United Kingdom 28/10/2013 11:46:56

    The UK has provided Islamic financial services for over 30 years, and is a leader amongst Western countries in this field.

  1089. China: Challenges and opportunities for UK business

    China 25/10/2013 09:36:50

    FCO Minister Hugo Swire spoke at the China Association Autumn Lunch about opportunities China presents for British business and UK growth.

  1090. Sue Langley to lead the Financial Services Investment Organisation

    United Kingdom 24/10/2013 18:29:11

    UK Trade & Investment has appointed Sue Langley as head of its newly created Financial Services Investment Organisation

  1091. The Africa Lounge will provide delegates with practical business development tips

    United Kingdom 24/10/2013 18:18:52

    We are proud to announce that Business in Africa Pays will be sponsoring the Africa Lounge at this seasons’ Going Global Live exhibition.

  1092. Export? Why?…… Top 5 reasons why you should Export

    Brazil 24/10/2013 12:37:31

    ‘Export? that’s for the big companies right?'

  1093. Export Market Entry; What Key Market Research Do You Need?

    Brazil 24/10/2013 12:35:28

    So you want to grow your business and you want to identify export opportunities for your goods…… Great! But what next?

  1094. European Commission Survey on SME Taxation

    United Kingdom 24/10/2013 11:52:20

    Startup Overseas has been asked to circulate this survey.

  1095. Take control of your multiple foreign payments

    United Kingdom 21/10/2013 11:16:03

    Whether you pay one overseas invoice or hundreds per month, our service manages, converts, tracks and delivers your funds. We save you time and money whilst providing you with absolute visibility and control every step of the way.

  1096. Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Asia

    Malaysia 18/10/2013 16:35:34

    Support of entrepreneurs, innovation and SMEs key themes of APEC CEO Summit for Asian & Western companies.

  1097. Joining the Asia Pacific Family

    Malaysia 18/10/2013 16:32:58

    Update from APEC Summit in Bali on achieving cross-border success in Asia business

  1098. Government welcomes historic EU-Canada free trade agreement

    Canada 18/10/2013 14:31:33

    Landmark trade deal between the EU and Canada will benefit the UK economy and businesses by over £1.3 billion a year.

  1099. Malta Holding Company

    Malta 16/10/2013 15:34:24

    Malta is an ideal EU jurisdiction to establish a holding company for the purpose of holding shares in one or more entities, both within the EU and beyond. This is due to the participation exemption and other features available to the Malta Company

  1100. New support to help 7,000 businesses export online

    United Kingdom 16/10/2013 14:11:39

    Seven thousand UK small and medium sized enterprises to benefit from a new programme to help them attract overseas customers

  1101. RUSSIA CONSULTING at the Going Global show in London

    Russia 16/10/2013 11:47:18

    RUSSIA CONSULTING supports companies from all over the world on matters concerning doing business in Russia, irrespective of their size and industry sector.

  1102. Doing Business in Emerging Markets

    United Kingdom 16/10/2013 10:11:07

  1103. FCO and UKTI welcome NAO report supporting UK exporters

    United Kingdom 16/10/2013 09:03:46

    FCO and UKTI are supporting UK prosperity and growth by helping British business to export more overseas.

  1104. New export scheme to promote British music overseas now open for business

    United Kingdom 16/10/2013 09:02:36

    UK Trade & Investment and BPI today opened up applications to a new Music Export Growth Scheme

  1105. London hosts transatlantic summit for brightest creative technology companies

    United Kingdom 15/10/2013 08:34:14

    Industry leaders from the UK and US creative sectors arrive in London today for a 2 day Technology Innovators Forum (TIF-IN)

  1106. Start Up Overseas Weekly Currency Report

    United Kingdom 14/10/2013 12:30:15

    Towards the end of last week, the dollar continued to look firmer into trading, showing signs that US congregational leaders are reaching a short-term debt agreement.

  1107. Boston: A First-Class Educational and Business Hub

    USA 10/10/2013 18:40:10

    Among the large cities in the US, Boston certainly has a unique charm. Founded in 1630 by some of the first colonists to arrive in North America, it is one of the oldest cities in the US and has ever since maintained its own cultural heritage. As of today, some visitors still emphasize that there is a certain European feel to the city, although this somewhat subjective notion lies in the eye of the beholder.

  1108. New partner joins UK Inward Investment Specialists, Fitzgerald & Law

    United Kingdom 10/10/2013 16:17:36

    Fitzgerald & Law (F&L) has announced the appointment of Kiki Stannard as Tax Partner to lead the international private client and employers tax team.

  1109. Anyone planning a Christmas party for their UK office?

    United Kingdom 10/10/2013 16:15:38

    As we say goodbye to Summer, many businesses throughout the UK will be turning their attention to the staff Christmas party. Whether that means thinking about a suitable location (good luck keeping everyone happy!) or choosing your menu preferences (the carrots will be undercooked) there is also another aspect of the festivities that employers should keep in mind; the tax that will be due on the party costs.

  1110. Top 5 Tips for Global Expansion

    United Kingdom 10/10/2013 16:09:47

    Without wishing to state the obvious, you will need to consider the implications of exporting on every aspect of your operation...

  1111. Award winning customer service in expat health insurance

    United Kingdom 10/10/2013 10:03:30

    For many expats, choosing the right international health insurance plan can be challenging. With almost 50 insurers offering a wide range of plan and cover options, it’s almost impossible for those looking for cover to find the most appropriate plan for them.

  1112. Invoice Finance for an Exporter – Cash Flow and Peace of Mind

    United Kingdom 09/10/2013 17:16:57

    If you are an exporter of goods or you are considering exporting to other countries invoice finance can be a fantastic cash flow solution that not only provides working capital but also peace of mind.

  1113. Aircraft manufacturing giant Airbus has announced its first deal with Japanese carrier Japan Airlines.

    Japan 08/10/2013 17:04:29

    "This is Airbus' largest order for the A350 so far this year and is the largest ever order we have received from a Japanese airline," said Fabrice Bregier, chief executive of Airbus.

  1114. £100 million investment to give enterprise zones business edge

    United Kingdom 07/10/2013 09:46:40

    Eric Pickles announces extra funding for enterprise zones to complete infrastructure projects and compete for new businesses.

  1115. UK food and drink companies set for export success

    United Kingdom 07/10/2013 09:33:43

    'Food is GREAT' campaign and Food and Drink Action Plan launched by Environment Secretary Owen Paterson.

  1116. New UK visa rules help Aussie businesses and students

    Australia 03/10/2013 16:20:14

    Recent changes to the UK's visa rules will make it easier for Australian businesses and students to secure the visas they need.

  1117. UK firms receive IP boost in South East Asia

    United Kingdom 03/10/2013 12:34:20

    Lord Younger, Minister for Intellectual Property announced the appointment of a new IP attaché for South East Asia.

  1118. Changes made to immigration law

    United Kingdom 03/10/2013 11:59:42

    Amendments made to the Equality Act 2010 will allow selected individuals from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and the United States of America, to register as ‘Registered Travellers’. This came into effect on September 24th 2013.

  1119. Immigration Update Ghana

    Ghana 03/10/2013 11:57:39

    Ghana permit Holders are required to register

  1120. GlaxoSmithKline investing in Greece

    Greece 03/10/2013 08:54:18

    The leading UK pharmaceutical company, Glaxo Smithkline (GSK) announced new €2.2 million investment in Greece, at the British Residence.

  1121. Restrictive Covenants and Employee Promotion

    Singapore 02/10/2013 14:54:15

    Promoting an employee can create more business for your business.  However, what happens if the relationship between you and senior employee fails?  

  1122. What are Restrictive Covenants?

    Singapore 02/10/2013 14:49:17

    As business owners, you will always have trade secrets, knowhow, client databases, supplier lists and such other information that are key success factors of your business.

  1123. The Challenges of Starting a Business Abroad

    USA 02/10/2013 09:08:11

    Moving to another country already means considerable bureaucratic effort and huge amounts of paperwork to go through. For some however, this is not enough, as some determined entrepreneurs not only wish to just move to another country but also start their own business there.

  1124. UKTI & TATA mentoring and partnership programme to India for high-tech SMEs

    India 01/10/2013 08:26:39

    First edition of UKTI and Tata Management Training Centre joint mentoring and partnership programme for UK SMEs to be held in Mumbai and Pune 1 - 5 October 2013.

  1125. Lost in Translation? Negotiating in Japan

    Japan 27/09/2013 09:13:45

    WORLD LEADERS at the G8 Summit in June 2013 praised the Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe’s “Abenomics”, his proposals for relaunching the Japanese economy and opening up Japan to more foreign investment.

  1126. Be a part of the World Islamic Economic Forum

    United Kingdom 25/09/2013 10:42:46

    From 29 to 31 October 2013 the UK will be hosting the first WIEF held outside of the Muslim World.

  1127. Startup Overseas provide new foreign exchange service

    United Kingdom 24/09/2013 16:12:46

    Startup Overseas is pleased to announce a new foreign exchange and money transfer solution for you and your business to use.

  1128. UK targets Swedish market for construction sector growth

    United Kingdom 24/09/2013 14:18:51

    Business Secretary confirmed the signing of 2 new construction contracts in Sweden with an order value of nearly £30 million

  1129. Business Secretary visits Sweden and Finland to strengthen trade and investment partnership

    United Kingdom 24/09/2013 14:17:37

    Business Secretary Vince Cable begins a visit to Sweden and Finland today

  1130. Launch of week to inspire small food and drink businesses to export

    United Kingdom 24/09/2013 14:16:26

    A week dedicated to inspiring small food and drink businesses to grow an international market for their products has launched today

  1131. Exhibition To Drive Overseas Trade

    United Kingdom 23/09/2013 10:59:26

    Innovative event encourages British business owners to step onto the global stage

  1132. Board appointed to help UK's world class financial services grow

    United Kingdom 23/09/2013 10:53:08

    Government teams up with the UK’s world leading financial services industry to help deliver growth across the country.

  1133. Immigration Update

    China 20/09/2013 10:30:14

    Changes made to Entry and Exit Administrative Laws in China

  1134. Rental Market Update

    Singapore 20/09/2013 10:23:36

    Rental prices slow down Singapore’s properties are the fifth most expensive place to live in the world for expatriates and the third in Asia. The average cost of a one bedroom flat in the city centre is £1750 a month, outside the city centre the average cost for a one bedroom flat is £1000 a month.

  1135. Singapore Succeeds Japan as Asia’s Biggest Foreign-Exchange Centre

    Singapore 17/09/2013 09:10:45

    Singapore’s Central bank has released figures and statistics which show that Singapore has overtaken Japan’s foreign exchange volume. The volume establishes Singapore as Asia’s biggest foreign exchange center.

  1136. The Master Key to Asia:

    Hong Kong 13/09/2013 15:40:12

    A 6-Step Guide to Unlocking New Markets

  1137. Unlock New Markets with The Master Key to Asia

    Thailand 13/09/2013 14:13:32

  1138. Achieve success in Asia with the International Business Passport

    Hong Kong 13/09/2013 14:12:25

  1139. Why Is Culture So Important In International Business?

    Malaysia 13/09/2013 13:54:50

    EVERY COUNTRY in Asia is a challenge. It’s tempting to think you can automatically apply the knowledge gained about one Asian business culture to another. But it’s not as easy as that.

  1140. Singapore, Second In World Wide Ranks

    Singapore 13/09/2013 09:23:41

    The Forum’s annual Global Competitiveness Report has posted that Singapore and Finland hold second and third places respectively after Switzerland for the most Competitive Economies worldwide.

  1141. Expat Taxation

    USA 12/09/2013 16:27:23

    Living abroad has many risks, rewards, and challenges for those Americans who chose to take the plunge, pack up, and embrace a new nation as their home.

  1142. Register as an overseas company

    United Kingdom 12/09/2013 15:45:39

    Overseas companies must register with Companies House if they set up a place of business in the UK.

  1143. Russian business visa update

    Russia 11/09/2013 16:58:34

    As of September 2013, Russian Federal Migration Service will be requesting additional documents to be submitted in order to obtain an official business visa invitation. These new requirements will apply to the following applicants:

  1144. Singapore Million Dollar Club Growing

    Singapore 11/09/2013 09:47:31

    A mixture of Singaporeans, permanent residents and foreigners, has increased the number of millionaires in Singapore, as released from the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS).

  1145. Changes benefitting global businesses and international students

    United Kingdom 10/09/2013 10:02:21

    New changes give greater flexibility to business visitors and allow international students to take up corporate internships after graduation.

  1146. Tokyo 2020: Ambassador’s congratulatory message

    Japan 09/09/2013 09:13:45

    From London’s legacy to Tokyo’s future, the UK joins Japan in looking forward to the benefits of being an Olympic and Paralympic host nation.

  1147. The Corporate Tax System In Malta

    Malta 06/09/2013 15:21:45

    A company registered under the laws of Malta is deemed to be ordinarily resident and domiciled in Malta and subject to tax on a world-wide basis. Any expenses incurred in the production of the income may be deducted from the income and gains derived by such company. Any gains and profits derived by a Maltese company are subject corporate income tax at the rate of 35%. The accounting profit adjusted for tax purposes is used as a basis to determine the taxable income derived by a Maltese company.

  1148. Hunt is on for global graduates to launch world's brightest businesses in UK

    United Kingdom 06/09/2013 14:54:30

    The Sirius Programme, led by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), will enable talented graduates with innovative start up ideas to relocate to the UK and receive support.

  1149. Behind on your UK Tax Return Filings?

    United Kingdom 05/09/2013 16:26:46

    HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have launched a tax return ‘amnesty’ for those individuals who have been issued with a self assessment tax return or notice to complete a tax return for any year up to 2011/12 and have not completed the return(s).

  1150. Real Time Information: What do I need to do as an employer?

    United Kingdom 05/09/2013 16:23:22

    The UK payment system for employment related Pay As You Earn (PAYE) liabilities has undergone a major overhaul (from April 6 2013) with the introduction of Real Time Information (RTI).

  1151. UK Government Tax Facts & Figures

    United Kingdom 05/09/2013 16:19:15

    HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) produce an Annual Report and Accounts every year to demonstrate their achievements in collecting taxes for the Treasury. The 2012/13 Report highlights some of its achievements during the year ended 31 March 2013, which includes:

  1152. QROPS: US treatment on transfers from UK pensions

    United Kingdom 05/09/2013 15:10:08

    Individuals who participate in UK pension schemes, particularly those who leave the UK, may consider transferring their UK pension funds overseas into a QROPS (Qualifying Overseas Pension Scheme).

  1153. HMRC announce extension to relaxation on RTI

    United Kingdom 05/09/2013 15:08:11

    HMRC have announced that they will extend the temporary relaxation of the new reporting rules for businesses with fewer than 50 employees from October 2013 until April 2014 and that this relaxation will come to an end at this point.

  1154. Has your business paid VAT in the UK or Netherlands after July 2012?

    United Kingdom 05/09/2013 15:03:23

    If your company is doing business anywhere in Europe, you will already be aware that dealing with Value Added Tax (VAT) is pretty much inescapable.

  1155. Direct Lending Scheme launched to support UK exporters

    United Kingdom 02/09/2013 12:34:27

    A new lending scheme will help overseas buyers purchase the goods of UK exporters.

  1156. Country Focus – Brazil

    Brazil 21/08/2013 11:45:07

    The fifth largest country in the world and one of the driving forces of the 21st century global economy – as proven by the fact that the Brazilian GDP is greater per head of population than either India or China.

  1157. Brazil - A Market To Break Into?

    Brazil 21/08/2013 11:21:30

    Brazil, according to UKTI is one of the fastest growing markets in the world and is simply too big to ignore.

  1158. European Portuguese vs Brazilian Portugese

    Brazil 21/08/2013 11:10:03

    With around 250 million native speakers, Portuguese is one of the world’s most spoken languages, and is used in Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, S. Tomé and Príncipe, and East Timor. However, Portuguese is not the same all over. Take Brazilian and European Portuguese, for example, which are far apart in terms of spelling, verbs and terminology.

  1159. Kuwait begins medical restrictions for expats

    Kuwait 21/08/2013 09:13:20

    The Kuwaiti government has recently begun trails that could lead extensive restrictions for expats to healthcare facilities in the country. The first trial is taking place at the Jahra Hospital, in Kuwait City’s west. Expatriates seeking non-emergency treatment or consultations will only be able to access the hospital’s facilities during afternoon hours.

  1160. Funding Solutions UK expands its international finance facilities with a new digital strategy

    United Kingdom 20/08/2013 09:49:24

    International trade can bring many opportunities for both start-up and established businesses, but the first months and years of a company's operation are also frequently precarious ones.

  1161. Rules governing incorporation of a limited company in the Netherlands simplified from 1 October 2012

    Holland 16/08/2013 14:21:38

    Entrepreneurs who want to do business in the Netherlands often opt for a limited company, officially called a private limited liability company or in Dutch "besloten vennootschap met beperkte aansprakelijkheid, abbreviated to "B.V.”. The fact that the company involves limited liability for the shareholders is one of the main reasons why this type of legal entity is popular.

  1162. Information for British Nationals living in China

    China 16/08/2013 12:31:18

    For British Nationals living in or visiting China, please read the following information for our opening hours and services.

  1163. Increasing business with Taiwan

    United Kingdom 16/08/2013 12:25:22

    Over the past ten years, UK goods exports to Taiwan have remained relatively stable while exports of services have grown steadily. Following a decline in the 2009 recession, UK exports to Taiwan rebounded sharply in 2010, up 55% to a historic high of £2.3 billion. UK exports of services led the way, rising 73% year on year. The bilateral trade in goods between the UK and Taiwan in 2012 was £5.13 billion, the highest figure ever.

  1164. UK Export Finance appoints new Chief Executive

    United Kingdom 16/08/2013 12:20:54

    UK Export Finance (UKEF), the UK’s Export Credit Agency, announced today that David Godfrey will be appointed as its new Chief Executive from 9th September 2013.

  1165. How to make the most of your printer

    United Kingdom 16/08/2013 10:24:22

    Your printer is one of the most important pieces of home or office kit that you will buy. As with any useful equipment, you tend to realise just how essential it is when it goes wrong! As well as choosing the right printer and using it to its full potential, there are also some simple steps you can take to ensure it runs smoothly.

  1166. Boost business in Saudi Arabia on East of England trade mission

    Saudi Arabia 14/08/2013 08:58:37

    Successful energy firms that want to increase orders should to sign up for UK Trade & Investment’s (UKTI) market visit to Saudi Arabia.

  1167. Small World, Big Business

    USA 13/08/2013 11:20:47

    The beginning of August brought a double whammy of good news for the US as trade deficit figures closed by 22.4% and employment levels rose by a reported 7.4%. This equates to the lowest unemployment rates and trade deficit since 2009 suggesting that, after a long and arduous financial crisis, the US economy is once again beginning to boom.

  1168. South East Asia Projected Growth Exceeds Expectations

    Singapore 12/08/2013 17:26:02

    All positive economic growth advanced from the U.S. and Japan has resulted in recovering the down fall of a Chinese slowdown in the South Eastern region.

  1169. The Global Residence Programme Rules

    Malta 07/08/2013 10:51:47

    The Global Residence Programme Rules were introduced by virtue of Legal Notice 167 of 2013 and these rules came into force with effect from 1st July 2013.

  1170. Rate-Setting Processes has urged the monitoring of twenty banks from Singapore’s Central Bank

    Singapore 05/08/2013 09:25:11

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has spent the last year reviewing the rate setting process which has resulted in 20 banks being warned.

  1171. New gold storage facility in Singapore by Deutsche bank

    Singapore 02/08/2013 08:17:24

    Even though gold prices are at a two year low, after 12 years of annual gains – Deutschebank is capitalizing on the storage of the precious metal.

  1172. Singapore’s economic growth increased by 15.2%

    Singapore 01/08/2013 15:09:45

    Data from the Ministry of Commerce showed that in the second quarter of this year, Singapore’s economy grew by 15.2%.

  1173. Minority Shareholder Concerns

    Singapore 30/07/2013 09:39:05

    You are taking a minority stake in a company. How do you protect yourself? What concerns should you be aware of? Learn what they are in this paper.

  1174. How Not to Lose Your Company to a Competitor

    Singapore 30/07/2013 09:36:04

    You can so easily lose your business to your competitor. In this paper, you will learn how this can happen and how you can avoid it.

  1175. UK confirmed as leading European destination for foreign direct investment

    United Kingdom 24/07/2013 08:04:29

    Investment figures show the UK has continued to strengthen its position as the leading European destination for foreign direct investment.

  1176. The new GmbH “light”

    Austria 23/07/2013 12:28:42

    After many years of negotiations and discussions the amendments of the Austrian GmbH Act have now been written into law and came into force on July 1, 2013. The amendments foresee, that it is now possible to establish a so-called Gmbh “light” and the major amendments of the GmbH Act are as follows:

  1177. Trial of simplified visa process launched to support business

    United Kingdom 22/07/2013 13:27:44

    Passport returns pilot launched for applicants reapplying for Tier 2 Intra-Company Transfer visas

  1178. UK and Burma launch Financial Services Taskforce

    United Kingdom 18/07/2013 08:52:13

    The UK and Burma have today announced the creation of a Financial Services Taskforce

  1179. Finding and Keeping Qualified Staff in Russia

    Russia 17/07/2013 12:41:33

    Dr. Michael Spaeth, Director for Business Development, RUSSIA CONSULTING

  1180. Trade boost sought in fast growing export markets

    United Kingdom 17/07/2013 09:15:08

    UK Trade & Investment today announced plans for the largest series of trade missions and showcases yet staged to top emerging global markets

  1181. UK and Mexico hold successful economic talks

    Mexico 15/07/2013 08:12:49

    The UK and Mexico met for the fifth bilateral High Level Economic Talks in London on 11-12 July 2013.

  1182. sim active in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong 12/07/2013 09:46:38

    sim recently gained valuable experience in structural setups in Hong Kong. Via partnering service providers, we managed to open several entities with minimal time and financial efforts for our customers since beginning of the year.

  1183. Smart Business Set-up in China

    China 12/07/2013 09:42:07

    - Tired of costly and endless market researches in China? - Scared of the risks you might face when entering the Chinese market? - Looking to be immediately active and operational in China?

  1184. Croatia celebrates on joining EU

    Croatia 02/07/2013 14:22:36

    Croatia has become the 28th member of the European Union, with crowds joining celebrations in the capital Zagreb

  1185. Deputy Prime Minister visits Croatia to celebrate EU accession

    Croatia 02/07/2013 05:45:17

    The Deputy Prime Minister visited Zagreb, Croatia on the eve of the country's accession to the European Union.

  1186. Foreign Secretary’s speech: EU-US Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership

    USA 02/07/2013 05:43:25

    Foreign Secretary William Hague gave a speech to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council and British American Business Council in Los Angeles. This is a transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered.

  1187. Do Not Delay – Seek IP Protection in China

    China 25/06/2013 11:54:19

    Ella Cheong of Ella Cheong (Hong Kong & Beijing) explores the benefits of trademark protection in China

  1188. Funding for lending scheme will continue to fail if money is not ring fenced for SMEs warns James Hardy, Head of Europe, Alibaba.com:

    United Kingdom 24/06/2013 12:09:42

    Last week’s announcement about the stress test results by the Prudential Regulation Authority is another nail in the coffin of the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS).

  1189. UK Exhibition To Drive Overseas Trade

    United Kingdom 24/06/2013 11:53:01

    Innovative event encourages British business owners to step onto the global stage

  1190. British-American Business Council

    USA 21/06/2013 10:21:29

    The Business Secretary makes the case for Britain's membership in the European Union. Originally given at Birmingham. This is the text of the speech as drafted, which may differ slightly from the delivered version.

  1191. Update on Kazakhstan

    Russia 20/06/2013 16:51:49

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan has announced that the new rules of processing Kazakh visas were signed on June 1, 2013 and have come into force.

  1192. Ministerial changes announced: Minister of State for Trade and Investment

    United Kingdom 20/06/2013 15:28:33

    Ian Livingston will take on the role of Minister of State for Trade and Investment in December 2013, succeeding Lord Green.

  1193. UK Export Finance support to British exporters at 12-year high

    United Kingdom 20/06/2013 15:26:12

    British businesses received £4.3 billion worth of support from the government through UK Export Finance in 2012-13

  1194. Check out our new ‘Technology Transfer’ service

    Japan 20/06/2013 08:23:47

    We’re pleased to tell you about the new Oceanbridge Management ‘Technology Transfer’ service, designed to assist researchers in making worthwhile connections with manufacturers. So, if you’re currently working in product research or looking to bring an innovation to market, give us a call because we may well be in an ideal position to assist in connecting you to the appropriate Japanese manufacturers.

  1195. UK looks to invest in Myanmar's future

    United Kingdom 14/06/2013 08:48:23

    Lord Green writes about his first visit to Burma

  1196. HM Passport Office warns customers against charges by rogue companies

    United Kingdom 14/06/2013 08:44:50

    Her Majesty's Passport Office is advising customers to avoid copycat websites and save themselves money by coming to the agency directly.

  1197. Artistic performers to get stronger intellectual property protection

    United Kingdom 14/06/2013 08:42:48

    A new World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) treaty which includes new standards for the protection of audiovisual performances has been signed by the UK today

  1198. Joe Greenwell to lead Automotive Investment Organisation

    United Kingdom 14/06/2013 08:31:53

    Vince Cable announces that he is setting up the Automotive Investment Organisation to be led by Joe Greenwell, the former Chairman of Ford.

  1199. Boost for inward investment and innovation in offshore wind

    United Kingdom 14/06/2013 08:30:16

    Michael Fallon has announced the creation of an Offshore Wind Investment Organisation (OWIO) to boost levels of inward investment and to further stimulate jobs in the UK offshore wind industry

  1200. Ten Legal Mistakes Commonly Made By SMEs Going International

    Singapore 12/06/2013 11:02:11

    Over the decades of practice, we have seen many mistakes made by SMEs; common mistakes that smart companies will take time to address early on to avoid a future situation that could prove fatal to their survival. Here are ten of those:

  1201. Infrastructure boom in Southern Africa – creating unmissable opportunities for European companies

    South Africa 12/06/2013 10:22:20

    In April 2013, Messe München GmbH opened its’ doors in Munich/Germany to the world’s biggest trade show - the "International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment". InterGest was present to inform interested European companies about business in Africa in conjunction with the bauma Africa special on the 15th of April.

  1202. Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks join UK Export Finance Bond Support Scheme

    United Kingdom 12/06/2013 09:39:03

    The Bond Support Scheme provides exporters with additional support when raising contract bonds related to exports and is part of a range of UK Export Finance’s initiatives. These are designed to support British businesses who want to export and ensure they have access to the working capital essential for continued growth.

  1203. UK Export Finance agrees cooperation agreement with Indonesian export credit agency

    United Kingdom 12/06/2013 09:36:47

    UK Export Finance has signed a cooperation agreement with Asuransi Ekspor Indonesia (ASEI), the Indonesian export credit agency. The agreement sets out how the two agencies will cooperate in the field of export credits, particularly in relation to supporting projects in third countries that involve exports from both the UK and Indonesia.

  1204. China’s Latest Space Mission Lifts Off, Whilst UK Business Remains On The Launch Pad.

    China 11/06/2013 11:09:28

    Nie Haisheng, Zhang Xiaoguang and Wang Yaping made a traditional walk in front of cheering crowds prior to leaving for the Launchpad. This morning (11 June 2013), the mission designated Shenzhou-10 lifted off and started a 40 hour journey to where it will complete the next step in China’s plan to put a permanently manned space station above the Earth by the beginning of the next decade, and does anyone doubt China will achieve what China sets out to do anymore?

  1205. Lord Green begins two week trade mission to South East Asia

    Singapore 04/06/2013 05:43:48

    Lord Green is visiting seven countries in Southeast Asia to boost the UK’s trade links with the region.

  1206. Inward investment on the rise as Olympics brings £2.5 BN to UK

    United Kingdom 04/06/2013 05:40:06

    Britain’s successful ‘Summer of Sport‘ delivered an initial £2.5 billion boost in foreign direct investment (FDI) over the past year

  1207. 10 years RUSSIA CONSULTING: Simple Structures – Simply Success.

    Russia 31/05/2013 12:07:25

    RUSSIA CONSULTING is celebrated its 10 years anniversary in April 2013. Back in April 2003 its founder and Managing Partner, Ulf Schneider, former CFO at the Allianz Insurance company in Russia,started off with only two employees. “Back then I thought, if things go really well, I might be running a team of 20 colleagues”, he remembers. Today the company supports clients all over the world with more than 350 employees from its offices in Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Ukraine and Poland.

  1208. Where will you find prosperity in 2013?

    China 30/05/2013 13:34:32

    CHINA IS NOT JUST FOR THE BIG BOYS ANYMORE. As the ‘recession’ in the UK continues, more small and medium-sized enterprises will be forced to go international to grow their business and they should not shy away from China, assuming it to be too big or too distant for the likes of them.

  1209. Australian visas

    Australia 28/05/2013 17:13:11

    The embassy have changed their fees and application forms.

  1210. Nepal visas

    28/05/2013 09:24:57

    The following nationals must apply, via the Nepalese Embassy, for approval from the authorities in Kathmandu first, before submitting their application for their visa process:

  1211. Nigerian visas

    Nigeria 23/05/2013 08:22:35

    The Nigerian embassy will be closed on the 29th of May, however the Nigerian visa centre will be operating as normal. But due to this, the visa applications will be processed with a one day delay.

  1212. The Indian market, gearing up for growth in the automotive sector

    India 22/05/2013 06:54:37

    With GDP growth in Europe struggling to reach 1% the Indian economy is storming ahead and gearing up for GDP growth of between 6 – 7% in 2013/14. This is attracting strong levels of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and India is now the second most preferred FDI destination in the World, competing closely with China.

  1213. Tajikistan Visa

    21/05/2013 14:45:02

    Same Day visas are possible to obtain on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, if an appointment has been scheduled with the Tajikistan embassy in advance.

  1214. Russian Visa

    Russia 21/05/2013 14:42:15

    All urgent Russian visa applications will be accepted.

  1215. Alibaba.com: Top 10 tips for female entrepreneurs

    United Kingdom 21/05/2013 12:18:09

    With many women still struggling to find a role in male-dominated boardrooms, a growing number are branching out and setting up their own companies.

  1216. Premium Meeting facilities in Kuwait

    Kuwait 21/05/2013 10:42:50

    The location you choose for your business meeting can have a huge effect on its outcome. While a coffee shop or restaurant may be acceptable for casual catch-ups, they do not offer the professional air crucial for successful meetings.

  1217. Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix

    Bahrain 21/05/2013 10:40:17

    Bahrain takes center stage this weekend as it hosts the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2013, the fourth race of this year's Formula 1 season, which will put the kingdom in the global limelight.

  1218. Mashrooi Initiative Launch

    UAE 21/05/2013 10:37:58

    Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan Servcorp launches “Mashrooi” initiative in collaboration with the Higher Colleges of Technology in Abu Dhabi

  1219. Quality Business Solutions

    UAE 21/05/2013 10:34:13

    Interview with Laudy Lahdo in Khaleej Times Newspaper

  1220. PM launches Great Global Bus Tour in New York

    USA 16/05/2013 10:03:09

    Prince Harry and UK Prime Minister David Cameron promote Britain as a world class destination for trade, tourism and investment.

  1221. The GREAT Taste of Britain - largest delegation of UK companies

    Hong Kong 16/05/2013 09:46:44

    A delegation of over 60 companies UK companies visited Hong Kong for HOFEX from 7-10 May

  1222. New Super Priority Visa service launches in India

    India 14/05/2013 10:39:14

    The Home Office’s first same day visa service launches in Delhi and Mumbai making it easier for Indian business travellers to visit the UK

  1223. Export Week to help firms target high growth markets

    13/05/2013 12:50:14

    Lord Green will this week launch a series of events up and down the UK to promote business abroad.

  1224. 5 things to consider for international firms relocating to the UK

    United Kingdom 03/05/2013 16:28:37

    Businesses looking to diversify their service offering within the UK will undoubtedly require sufficient business space in which to operate.

  1225. Short-term insurance cover for Greece

    Greece 30/04/2013 08:59:23

    Restriction on short-term insurance cover for Greek exports lifted.

  1226. Buying A Business Overseas

    United Kingdom 29/04/2013 16:24:42

    Buying and starting a business is always a considerable challenge, but it is one that is often associated with substantial personal and financial rewards. You may feel that idea of taking over an enterprise overseas is likely to be more difficult than concentrating on your local area, but it's actually an approach that can open up a wealth of new opportunities.

  1227. UK targets Brazilian market for automotive sector growth

    Brazil 26/04/2013 14:32:59

    Business Secretary confirms the opening of a new Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) office in Sao Paulo

  1228. New proposals to introduce ‘superfast’ patent service

    United Kingdom 17/04/2013 16:15:02

    Plans to bring in a new ‘superfast’ patent processing service were confirmed by Intellectual Property Minister Lord Younger today

  1229. Palestinian businesses go global with UK support

    10/04/2013 12:18:09

    UK aid to help Palestinian businesses break in to new regional and international markets, in a drive to boost economic growth.

  1230. Greece Without Restrictions?

    Greece 09/04/2013 11:52:45

    Many businesses find the lack of cover for some of their buyers frustrating. For those who use Trade Finance, it can also have a disastrous effect on their cash flow.

  1231. Funding Export Trade

    09/04/2013 11:50:16

    When a product is sold and shipped abroad it invariably takes longer to get paid. The internet and faster shipment have all played their part in making export markets more competitive, and buyers will always prefer to trade on open credit terms which allow them to have resold the goods prior to paying the seller.

  1232. Steps On The Incorporation Of A Spanish Company

    Spain 05/04/2013 11:55:46

  1233. Weekly Market Commentary

    United Kingdom 05/04/2013 09:05:42

    UK Forex

  1234. NZ Forex

    New Zealand 04/04/2013 15:59:49

    Daily Market Commentary New Zealand FX

  1235. Oz Forex

    Australia 04/04/2013 15:58:43

    Daily Market Commentary Australia FX

  1236. UK Forex

    United Kingdom 04/04/2013 15:56:12

    Daily Market Commentary UK FX

  1237. Seminar by Realia Capital Management in Ekaterinburg

    Russia 03/04/2013 16:51:35

    Realia Capital Management and UKTI team in Ekaterinburg organised a seminar "Land of Stability - Great Britain".

  1238. Russia touchdown for easyJet

    Russia 03/04/2013 11:01:08

    Ambassador Tim Barrow and British Embassy colleagues were on hand to welcome the first flight of a new British carrier into Russia.

  1239. Servcorp's Investment in IT Infrastructure Pays Off

    Qatar 28/03/2013 19:35:34

    Servcorp, the world's foremost provider of Serviced and Virtual offices, has become an IT innovator to stay ahead of its competitors and is seeing the benefits of a $50 million investment into a worldwide converged IP network.

  1240. At your service

    Qatar 28/03/2013 19:33:18

    The concept of serviced and virtual offices is gradually picking up in Dubai's commercial real estate sector, primarily because of two factors – convenience and financial benefits.

  1241. Qatar today; promising horizons for businesses

    Qatar 28/03/2013 19:30:00

    Qatar may look like a small dot on the world map, but, in reality, it's more like a rising giant in the business world. This is mainly driven by a government strategy which aims to encourage more investments and affairs through permanently modernized rules and regulations.

  1242. Turkish Business are influenced by modern trends

    Turkey 27/03/2013 11:36:36

    With its design and office layout Servcorp exhibits its difference in serviced offices worldwide. Designed by Keskin Architecture the interior of Servcorp offices offer both aesthetics and comfort in addition to the benchmark technology that is unique to the market.

  1243. Economic Outlook 2013 Kuwait

    Kuwait 27/03/2013 11:33:05

    Kuwait's economic reports reflect good performance during 2012 and forecast a positive outlook for the coming year. The below stats portray the positive outlook of the Kuwait market.

  1244. Offices in Bahrain: a rising trend towards serviced offices

    Bahrain 27/03/2013 11:29:51

    Bahrain is an attractive location for investment, situated between two of the wealthiest states in the region: Saudi Arabia and Qatar, and in the environs of two international business giants: Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

  1245. Offices on Demand

    UAE 27/03/2013 11:25:55

    Laudy Lahdo has expanded Servcorp's serviced offices throughout the Middle East — providing easy access for entrepreneurs to top grade infrastructure.

  1246. Northern Ireland companies seek business in Baltic markets

    Ireland 26/03/2013 18:17:54

    Sixteen Northern Ireland companies are visiting Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, from 24-29th March to explore business opportunities.

  1247. Starting up overseas? Where do you start?

    United Kingdom 26/03/2013 11:10:38

    When considering starting up a business overseas it is essential to research your market. There is no substitute for visiting the country and getting first hand experience on the ground, however this can be prohibitively expensive. Especially when considering a number of different countries for your start-up.

  1248. Partnering with Portuguese companies to access Lusophone markets in Africa

    Portugal 26/03/2013 10:50:46

    UKTI organised a conference in London to promote UK-Portuguese partnerships aiming to explore business opportunities in Angola and Mozambique.

  1249. Labour Rules In Spain

    Spain 25/03/2013 18:40:59

  1250. First Step To Do Business In Spain

    Spain 25/03/2013 18:27:53

    (Application to NIE for individuals and companies)

  1251. Reducing barriers to international free trade

    United Kingdom 25/03/2013 17:35:33

    International trade agreements Trade agreements open up new opportunities for the UK’s exporters. They can also ensure access to competitively priced imports from other countries.

  1252. Japan and European Union launch Free Trade Agreement negotiations

    Japan 25/03/2013 17:32:04

    Lord Green responds to the news today that the EU and Japan will hold talks for a Free Trade Agreement.

  1253. Energy financing in Central and Eastern Europe

    Poland 22/03/2013 09:07:09

    On 19-20 March, UKTI Poland partnered in delivering a conference on Central and Eastern Europe Energy Financing in Warsaw.

  1254. Formed Intelligence: introducing Made In Ratio

    Italy 21/03/2013 10:58:28

    UK Trade & Investment promotes the British company’s debut collection at the International Furniture Exhibition in Milan.

  1255. Vince Cable meets business leaders in Dublin

    Ireland 20/03/2013 09:32:48

    Secretary of State addresses British Irish Chamber of Commerce Annual Conference

  1256. UK dairy forum to help boost exports

    United Kingdom 18/03/2013 12:58:05

    The UK dairy industry will be finding out how to make the most of global demand at a major food and drink conference in London.

  1257. Plans for India network of British business centres unveiled

    India 15/03/2013 12:12:15

    Plans to develop British business networks in high growth and emerging markets took a further step forward today.

  1258. UK companies making most of strong ties with Pakistan

    United Kingdom 15/03/2013 12:08:38

    FCO Minister Baroness Warsi tells British and Pakistani business leaders that strong ties between the countries are helping trade flourish.

  1259. UK retailers get export and investment action plan

    United Kingdom 13/03/2013 11:32:35

    Vince Cable launches UK Retail Industry International Action Plan at Retail Week Live the largest annual gathering of senior retailers.

  1260. Trade mission to Singapore and Indonesia to boost exports

    Singapore 11/03/2013 15:46:01

    All-Party Parliamentary Group for Trade & Investment is on a trade mission to Singapore and Indonesia this week to strengthen business ties

  1261. Tax changes for small businesses in Singapore

    06/03/2013 11:11:32

    The Commissioner of Inland Revenue, during Budget Seminar arranged by the Tax Academy of Singapore, has disclosed that the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) will introduce an extra tax simplification for small companies.

  1262. British firms explore trade opportunities in Mexico and Colombia

    Colombia 05/03/2013 08:37:07

    A trade mission to Mexico & Colombia by medium-sized British businesses begins today, focussing on high value opportunities in key sectors.

  1263. Incorporate Singapore Company with Bank Account in Cyprus or Switzerland

    Singapore 26/02/2013 09:01:46

    Registering a company in Singapore can offer you a number of new and advantageous opportunities. Company Incorporation in a highly reliable, low-tax jurisdiction that is on the OECD ‘white list’, will enable you to plan your business in a more profitable way while allowing you to enter lucrative international markets and gain a favorable position with your partners throughout the world.

  1264. Staff Left Vulnerable Overseas As Employers Cut Corners On Health Cover

    25/02/2013 17:26:54

    A quarter (23%) of employers want to provide health insurance for staff abroad, but can’t afford it

  1265. Bosses Play Russian Roulette With Staff Health Overseas

    25/02/2013 17:22:56

    Health needs of staff overseas ignored, with two fifths of expats being offered the same package as their counterparts in the UK

  1266. Britain's road to recovery lies in overseas trade

    25/02/2013 14:38:18

    Every little helps – it's the slogan that took Tesco to the world, and also one of the key lessons I learned in all my years at the company.

  1267. The Sky's The Limit For British Business

    25/02/2013 14:25:56

    Nearly half of businesses see a future in overseas expansion Companies of all sizes see overseas expansion as a key part of their forward growth strategy according to the new “Anatomy of an International Business” report by international healthcare provider Expacare.

  1268. Reneport Land New Contract With Asian Based Trader

    Malaysia 25/02/2013 11:14:35

    Reneport have landed a consulting contract with an Asian based metal recycler and trader with a focus on Rare earth metal recycling. The facility in South East Asia (one of very few) deals mainly in waste from lighting and magnetic applications. After processing, High purity oxides and mixed oxides can be returned including; Europium, Terbium, Yttrium, Neodymium, Cerium, Dysprosium, Praseodymium.

  1269. Overseas Trade Statistics - EU Latest Release

    United Kingdom 20/02/2013 17:44:00

    The value of UK trade fell sharply for both imports and exports in December 2012, with exports falling by £2.4 billion, and imports falling by £3.0 billion. These are the lowest monthly totals since August 2010.

  1270. UKTI launches Opportunity Korea programme of events around the country to help British businesses unlock trade opportunities in South Korea

    South Korea 20/02/2013 11:50:08

    The Opportunity Korea programme of events around the country to help British small and medium sized businesses unlock trade opportunities in South Korea was launched today by UK Trade & Investment.

  1271. Business Secretary seals agreement to bring patent court to London

    United Kingdom 19/02/2013 18:31:28

    Business Secretary Vince Cable today finalised the deal for a new patent court to be based in London.

  1272. PM leads over 100 British businesses to India to help them succeed in global race

    United Kingdom 19/02/2013 18:28:51

    The largest ever Prime Ministerial trade delegation arrived in India today as part of the government's effort to promote British business

  1273. Professor Robin Grimes appointed as Foreign Office Chief Scientific Adviser

    United Kingdom 11/02/2013 10:48:19

    Professor Grimes succeeds Professor David Clary FRS, who was the first FCO Chief Scientific Adviser, holding the post since August 2009.

  1274. Instant's Managed Office concept goes global

    Germany 11/02/2013 09:46:24

    Instant’s Managed Office concept has expanded into continental Europe, clearly demonstrating it is changing the way businesses think about how they occupy their office space for good. The company is providing Serco, the international service business, with a flexible turnkey solution specially tailored to its requirements on offices in Teltow, Germany.

  1275. Instant’s Managed Office concept growing fast in multiple sectors and internationally

    Germany 31/01/2013 18:03:23

    An Instant Managed Office enables companies to cost-effectively outsource the task of seeking, fitting-out and managing bespoke flexible office space.

  1276. Laws part of the Memorandum agreed for financial assistance to be provided by the Troika voted by Cyprus Parliament

    Cyprus 16/01/2013 10:36:27

    A number of Laws were voted by the Cyprus Parliament during the past few days/weeks as part of the preliminary agreement (Memorandum) reached between the government of Cyprus and the Troika (EU, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund) for financial assistance to be provided to Cyprus.

  1277. Cyprus Commercial Companies and the need for Substance

    Cyprus 16/01/2013 10:34:39

    The purpose of this article is to present the benefits for foreign investors of using Cyprus for carrying out commercial activities, as well as the peculiarities of setting up and operating such structures as compared to holding companies, portfolio investment companies, royalty companies and in general any other operations, which do not require resources of the quantity and extent of those required for commercial set-ups in order to be carried out.

  1278. Formation Of A Cyprus Company

    Cyprus 16/01/2013 10:31:23

    The Cyprus Private Limited Liability Company has been very popular lately as a vehicle in International Tax Planning, mainly due to the low taxes that apply and the plethora of Treaties that Cyprus is bound by.

  1279. UK Export

    14/12/2012 12:11:41

    Perhaps the rallying cry should change from ‘Export or Die’ to ‘ADAPT or Fail to Export’ Courtesy of Waclaw A Slezak Advantage Europe Ltd

  1280. Emigrating from the UK to Canada and employment law differences

    Canada 12/12/2012 10:26:02

    Moving to Canada and setting up a business inevitably throws up some legal challenges. Here we examine two of these. How to secure a visa to live and work in Canada; and how your obligations as an employer will differ from the UK.

  1281. Foreign Exchange for Overseas Businesses

    United Kingdom 08/11/2012 17:33:52

    If you want to start a successful business overseas then you will need to be aware of the foreign exchange market, as the price of goods and labour can vary greatly depending on where in the world you are looking to operate in.

  1282. Why you should consider Switzerland as part of your international tax planning arrangements?

    Switzerland 25/10/2012 13:57:08

    Switzerland is not normally considered as an offshore tax haven but is well known for its pro-business attitude and low tax environment.

  1283. Small firms given headstart to export

    United Kingdom 19/10/2012 13:00:03

    A new service providing practical support for UK businesses to export to high growth markets in South East Asia was unveiled today.

  1284. Signs and portents look good for foreign business start-ups in the UAE!

    UAE 18/10/2012 10:02:58

    So what signs or portents would make you look seriously at the United Arab Emirates as a possible location to set up a new business? Indications, perhaps, might be a better word to use.

  1285. UK Trade & Investment refreshes board in drive to double exports

    United Kingdom 16/10/2012 16:53:19

    UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) has appointed seven new board members as the Government’s international business development body reorganises itself in the drive to double exports to £1 trillion a year by 2020.

  1286. South African interest rates remain unchanged

    South Africa 28/07/2010 17:23:35

    The South African Reserve Bank's (Sarb's) monetary policy committee (MPC) has left the key repo rate unchanged on Thursday at 6.5%, with the prime lending rate steady at 10%.

  1287. Belgium M&A Review 2009/2010

    Belgium 22/07/2010 11:45:58

    Please give a brief overview of the public M&A market in your jurisdiction. (Has it been active? What were the big deals over the past year? Please distinguish between trade buyers and private equity backed deals.)

  1288. Entering U.S. Markets with High Street Partners

    USA 01/07/2010 19:19:08

    As a large, economically vibrant and fairly homogenous market, the United States has long had strong appeal for foreign companies...

  1289. Business Trends - Go International or Go Broke and Advertising Via Social Networks

    17/05/2010 10:17:45

  1290. British Self-Employed Leaving Overseas

    14/05/2010 11:10:26

  1291. Why Guernsey?

    Guernsey 29/04/2010 17:20:55

  1292. Building a Productive International Sales Network

    United Kingdom 19/04/2010 12:09:11

  1293. International Business Expansion - Target Your Global Market Understanding Their Demographics

    19/04/2010 11:37:31

  1294. 3 Types of Cultural Communication Gets You More International Sales

    19/04/2010 11:30:15

  1295. Pension Transfer

    15/04/2010 11:15:30

  1296. Labor Legislation in South Africa

    15/04/2010 11:09:49

  1297. INTERNATIONAL MARKETING: The international dimension: setting your sights overseas

    15/04/2010 11:07:19

  1298. Doing business in Mexico...

    Mexico 15/04/2010 11:05:12

  1299. SETTING UP IN BRAZIL – PROS AND CONS

    Brazil 15/04/2010 10:34:36

    Foreign businesses have several options to expand into the booming Brazilian market (where GDP growth is expected to achieve up to 7% this year). Besides directly exporting products and services to Brazil, foreign businesses may also appoint local agents or distributors, who have better knowledge of the market, but are protected by specific legislation and case law affording minimum indemnification levels should the agreements entered into with them be suddenly terminated.

  1300. Is Cyprus right for you?

    Cyprus 12/03/2010 11:00:00

    Cyprus excellent climate with sunshine almost all-year round and beautiful sandy beaches, of the cleanest in Europe, Cypriots high standard of living, no records of homelessness and low crime rate, make Cyprus an ideal location to visit and live.

  1301. Buying and Selling Overseas Getting Started, the SME Perspective.

    12/03/2010 10:43:09

    Many businesses do successfully take the step and dont look back. How do they manage this?

  1302. European VAT Changes

    12/03/2010 10:39:33

    On the 1st of January 2010 a major shift in the treatment of VAT on services is taking place across Europe due to the adaptation by the European Council regarding directives

  1303. Changes to the South African Companies Act

    South Africa 12/03/2010 10:36:27

    Significant proposed changes to the South African Companies Act, expected to become operational mid 2010, will have a major impact on SMEs. Arguably the most important change is that SMEs, that meet certain requirements, will no longer be subject to the current mandatory statutory audit requirement.

  1304. Visas Changes, India

    India 12/03/2010 10:30:50

    The Ministry of Home Affairs in India (MHA) recently made certain radical changes regarding Indian visa applications specifically relating to business visas as it was evident that individuals travelling to India on business visits were working in India in direct contravention of the purpose stated on their visas.

  1305. Trademarks, domain names, and IP for Free?

    Ireland 12/03/2010 10:29:54

    Last year, the Irish Government introduced a tax relief on the costs of acquiring intellectual property through business or companies trading in this jurisdiction.

  1306. Offshore Banking

    08/03/2010 17:53:46

    Offshore Banking: A perfect fit for expats working overseas

  1307. Doing Business In The Gulf Top Tips For 2010

    UAE 08/02/2010 12:30:41

    Global economic uncertainty is causing some businesses to put the brakes on their overseas expansion plans. But it is precisely this hesitance, combined with the unique business climate of the GCC, which makes 2010 an ideal time to establish your presence in the Gulf region.

  1308. The Web In Cyprus: How To Choose The Right Firm

    Cyprus 04/02/2010 11:08:01

    A proper website is now considered as a pre-requisite in an aim to increase business turnover. Even small businesses also profit from a website that can give them popularity, attract new customers and help them market their product or services better.

  1309. Doing Business In Cyprus 2010

    Cyprus 04/02/2010 11:05:51

    The accounting, the banking, legal, and tourism sectors, have made Cyprus a reputable international business centre.

  1310. Working In India As An Expatriate

    India 04/02/2010 11:03:48

    There are many challenges facing expatriates including culture of work, working conditions, compensation rates, competition, work permits and many other issues. We examine below some significant changes to the Indian immigration rules in recent times affecting expatriates and those seeking work in India.

  1311. Changes to the Russian Law on Bankruptcy

    Russia 19/01/2010 13:33:20

    As a continuation of long-waited reforms of bankruptcy legislation started on January 2009, the State Duma on April 2009 adopted the new Federal Law No. 73-FZ On the Amendments to the Certain Statutes of the Russian Federation (the Amendments, the Statute). The new Amendments emerged as a response to vastly growing number of bankruptcy and insolvency cases as well as asset stripping from bankrupt companies.

  1312. Shareholders Agreements in Russian Joint-Stock Companies

    Russia 19/01/2010 13:28:44

    Emergence of shareholders agreements in Russian business The possibility to conclude shareholders agreements in joint-stock companies emerged after enactment of the Federal statute, dated June 3, 2009 No. 115-FZ. The Statute amended another Federal statute: On Joint-stock Companies with article 32.1 that determined the form, the status and restrictions at the conclusion of shareholders agreements.

  1313. Changes in Federal Law On Limited Liability Companies amendments to the by-laws of all Russian companies required

    Russia 18/01/2010 12:28:45

    On December 30, 2008 several important changes were introduced into the Federal Law On limited liability companies which came into force starting from July 1, 2009. The importance of these changes is caused by the necessity of amending the by-laws of all existing limited companies to make them compliant with the new Law. Beginning from July 1, 2009 articles of association and foundation agreements of companies are applied only in the part, which does not contradict the new norms.

  1314. Sterling Boosted By Positive News With Scope For Further Recovery

    05/04/2009

    This more positive outlook for the UK economy suggests there is scope for a further recovery in Sterling in the weeks and months ahead.

  1315. Australia Makes Necessary Cut-Backs

    Australia 01/04/2009

    Australia is to cut back on jobs for migrant workers in an attempt to battle unemployment during the economic crisis.

  1316. Dubai: Liberalism & the Law

    UAE 01/04/2009

    Although Dubai is more liberal than its neighbours, it is still a place where regional ethics are expected to be abided. 80% of the population are expats, which by any demographic measure is a hell of a lot.

  1317. Relaxed Immigration Could Lead To Economic Convalescence In Canada

    Canada 31/03/2009

    In response to calls for a reduction in immigration numbers as a means of beating mass unemployment during the recession, Canada should stand tough on a policy that has served the economy well in the past.

  1318. Vast Business Opportunities In India

    India 31/03/2009

    India has leapfrogged China in terms of private equity investments with cash injections now totalling 10bn, compared with just 2bn four years ago. Corporates are generating a surplus of 86bn a year, and foreign direct investment recently shattered the 17bn barrier.

  1319. Obama Stays True To Immigration Review

    USA 29/03/2009

    President Obama has always supported immigration reform in the past and remains committed to securing foreign workers

  1320. Down Under Looking Rosier Than Ever For Brits On The Move

    Australia 29/03/2009

    British citizens living in Australia are privy to a far lower cost of living than those living abroad in other countries that are popular with Brits, such as France and Spain.

  1321. USA Immigration Waiting Lists Being Cleared!

    USA 28/03/2009

    The backlog of 150,000 applications of six months or older has been cleared.

  1322. Acceleration For Canadian Business Visas

    Canada 25/03/2009

    Canada is set to be the next country to fast-track selected visa applications in an attempt to boost business in the recession, according to a leaked document.

  1323. Russia Road To Recovery?

    Russia 18/03/2009

    Reuters reports an increase in both domestic and foreign investment. Goldman Sachs is predicting improvement from oil, whilst Barclays has begun buying the rouble again.

  1324. Record-Low Unemployment Spells Vast Opportunities In New Zealand

    New Zealand 16/03/2009

    Skilled Worker applicants will now find a much vaster range of career options to choose from, opening a door of opportunity for migrants who may have struggled to qualify in the past.

  1325. Syria Launches First Stock Exchange

    16/03/2009

    Six companies will launch the Damascus Securities Exchange (DSE), which should start seeing an influx of investment into the Syrian commercial arena.

  1326. Australia New Trade Assessment Process

    Australia 16/03/2009

    Australia has been making accessibility easier for those immigrating with a trade skill

  1327. Aussie Dollar Finally Sees Plateau

    Australia 16/03/2009

    The cent has been expected to fulfil speculation made by regional and international equity markets for some time now.

  1328. Canada Bucks Recessional Trend With Opportunities For Emigrants

    Canada 16/03/2009

    The numbers reflect a continued commitment to an immigration program that balances Canadas economic, humanitarian and family reunification goals

  1329. German Exports Suffer Beating

    Germany 16/03/2009

    Economists have stated that the countrys export-dependent economy will see no sign of convalescence anytime soon.

  1330. Yen No Longer A Safe Haven

    Japan 09/03/2009

    Traditionally the yen has been a safe haven for investors in times of economic hardship, but it fell to a three-month low of Y97.80 at the end of February as global markets continued to fall, prompting speculation that the currencys days as a safe haven were numbered.

  1331. Trade Leads - Are You Using Them To Your Advantage?

    07/03/2009

    With the explosive growth of the internet today, importers look for import trading leads globally for quality products, and exporters look for global export trade leads to sell their products. International trade leads come around quite frequently and in most cases, instantly.

  1332. Slovakia: Credit Crunch? What Credit Crunch!

    Slovakia 05/03/2009

    Productivity in the region has not always been high, but the Slovakian economy has a greater chance of improving in the face of the credit crunch than longer established economies such as the UK.

  1333. Success During Recession

    02/03/2009

    Conducting careful research in regards to your dream business is the best place to start. People still have needs during a recession. Consider how the goods or service you can provide would assist people during these troubling times, and you will have a much better chance of your business being successful.

  1334. Poland Economy

    Poland 02/03/2009

    Currencies in the region have been dropping as investors slowly withdraw, fearing their investments are being jeopardised by the growing economic crisis.

  1335. Leaving Town In Order To Beat The Credit Crunch

    24/02/2009

    As the economic situation shows no signs of improving, the notion of overseas opportunities is looking more appealing to many Brits.

  1336. Latvian Economy Update

    23/02/2009

    Another victim of greedy bankers, foolish decisions and a huge slice of bad luck, the financial future doesn't look bright for poor old Latvia.

  1337. Facebook Versus Finance

    13/02/2009

    Two Scandinavian banks this week revealed a drop in profits, less than a month after the Danish government proposed a bailout programme.

  1338. Artful Business Strategies

    11/02/2009

    Business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos were treated to a series of enlightening talks uniting the usually separate spheres of business and the arts.

  1339. Warning: Easy Money Comes At A Price

    11/02/2009

    ‘Get-rich-quick' schemes are costing UK victims as much as £70m a year, a figure that is set to rise as the recession wears on.

  1340. Record Number of Britons Heading Down Under

    Australia 06/02/2009

    Recessional times and gloomy weather have sparked an exodus of emigrants to relocate Down Under to make their millions and start a new life.

  1341. Benefits Of Exporting For A Small Business

    02/02/2009

    People have the perception that a small business does not export. A business that is going international is usually assumed to be a large company, and with this perception in mind a lot of small business owners shy away from trading internationally.

  1342. Property Plunge: USA Homes Reach Record Low

    USA 30/01/2009

    The decline is the most acute of its kind since 1994. Sales for December were out by over 44% compared to this time last year.

  1343. Start-Ups Take Heed! How McDonald's Is Beating The Recession

    27/01/2009

    Why aren't businesses queuing up to learn the secrets of their business model? They're not just merely surviving, but profiting from the economic downturn.

  1344. Small Businesses In Europe Face 'Unfair' Employment Revisions

    26/01/2009

    The European Court of Justice revised its ruling on sick leave this past week. Managers could now be incensed to release employees sooner rather than later.

  1345. 300 Million Euro Injection For Cypriot Economy & Small Businesses

    Cyprus 22/01/2009

    The European Investment Bank announces plans to plough 300 million Euros into the Cypriot economy to support government development projects and further aid flaying businesses.

  1346. World Market Jeopardy Overshadows Presidential Inauguration

    22/01/2009

    In an ironic contrast to the biggest ever presidential celebrations, America saw its bleakest ever reading for an inauguration day, with the Dow Jones plunging by 4%.

  1347. Economic Apprehension Triggers Plunge in Sterling

    21/01/2009

    Not since 1985 has the pound plummeted to its lowest level against the dollar, triggering economic woe and ambivalence about the governmentÂ’s banking support package.

  1348. Oregon Start-ups Defy Recession

    USA 20/01/2009

    Venture capitalists invested nearly $190 million over the course of 2008, which, although down 11% from 2007, is still 20% higher than its average over the past half-decade.

  1349. New study finds USA start-ups still thriving despite economic jeopardy

    USA 16/01/2009

    Even though the number of business start-ups sees a significant reduction during economic downturns, those that remain generally stay strong and healthy.

  1350. A Little Planning Goes A Long Way

    12/01/2009

    A better understanding of local customs and standards is a good starting point for business overseas, coupled with a winning idea.

  1351. Changes To USA Waiver Visa Application

    USA 12/01/2009

    People wanting authorisation to enter the United States of America under the visa waiver scheme will have to do so electronically.

  1352. Dollar Falls Against Pound, Yen and Euro

    USA 11/01/2009

    The United States dollar fell again on Thursday, a negative forerunner to the Labour Department?s December jobs report.

  1353. Australia Changes Skilled Entry

    Australia 09/01/2009

    Australia has just introduced new criteria on which immigration and citizenship applications will be considered and merited.

  1354. Open For Business: Why recession doesn't spell the end for overseas entrepreneurs

    05/01/2009

    With great tribulation comes greater paradoxes, so you will be forgiven for mistaking boom for bust over the past few months. Truth is, the rate of start-ups has only been increasing.

  1355. Opportunity in Recession: Pound Drops, Foreign Markets Attract

    Exporters have capitalised by seeking new market bases where operations are comparatively easy to deal with. Although it may seem an intimidating prospect, today's world is small and well-equipped enough to make such ventures relatively easy

  1356. Poland: Company Formation Update

    Poland

    N&W have put together a comprehensive update outlining everything you need to know.

  1357. RAK Customs Signs MOU With RAK Airport

    RAK Customs has signed a MOU with RAK Airport, to support companies operating in the RAK FTZ.

  1358. Richard Gregan Discusses Australian Emigration Opportunities

    Australia

    Due to the economic slowdown, there have been more enquires from overseas, particularly Europe, USA, India and the UAE .

  1359. Singapore Tax Paradise

    Singapore

    Singapore taxes are much lower than most other developed nations and over the years, it has continued to slide down further.

  1360. Start-Up Initiative Launched to Propel Cutting-Edge Business Success

    Invest Northern Ireland today launched a major programme which aims to establish successful new fast growth, knowledge intensive businesses which could generate significant export sales and boost the local economy.

  1361. New TV Show Wants Your Help!

    A new TV series from the makers of 'A Place In The Sun' wants to help you achieve these dreams without breaking the bank!

  1362. Not So Perth-ect For Businesses In Western Australia

    Australia

    Down Under they're blaming the Chinese. The region finds itself in the precarious position of relying upon the Chinese markets, and to a certain extent, the Indian economy as well.

  1363. Learning New Languages

    Here is expert Simon Robinson's 5 favourite webpages for language learners of all levels

  1364. Is Dubai Still The Place To Start-up Or Expand?

    UAE

    Still the largest market for the UK in the Middle East, Dubai provides vast prospects for English entrepreneurs, whether they're starting-up or expanding.

  1365. 'Involve Children In Relocation Process' Say Experts

    Parents planning to relocate overseas are being asked to consider the consequences that such a move will have on their children.

  1366. Independent TV Company Wants Your Story!

    Independent TV production company, Nine Lives, is currently searching for families or individuals who have decided to totally change their life by making a major career change and setting up on their own, either here in the UK or abroad.

  1367. Australia Cuts Key Interest Rates

    Australia

    The Australian central bank slashed its key cash rate to a unprecedented low of 3% this past Tuesday.

  1368. BBC Seeking British Companies To Feature In Forthcoming TV Series

    To be presented by Dragons' Den panellist Theo Paphitis, BBC 2 have recently commissioned a well-known production company to create a new three-part, prime-time television series about British businesses and high growth markets.

  1369. All The Tea In China

    China

    While China may not be the most accessible country with which to do business, its progress and commercial success have been incredible. With 1.6 billion consumers, staggering GDP increases and ever-growing foreign trade surpluses, China's continuing economic ascendancy is undeniable.

  1370. China Case Study: Establish Presence and Export Facility

    China

    The Blayson Group Ltd is one of few British companies in the SME category to export their products to China.

  1371. China: Economic Convalescence Accelerates

    China

    Much of Chinese convalescence process has been the direct result of its consumers, something which can be heeded by other flagging economies.

  1372. China: Event Organisation Case Study

    China

    London Metal Exchange (LME) sought to increase understanding of its services within the financial and regulatory community.

  1373. Company Forms In Germany Explained

    Germany

    Consulting House have kindly put together a handy reference to company forms in Germany.

  1374. Case Study Update: Brazil

    Brazil

    Paul Clarke, Company Director of Invest in Brazil Ltd, talks insightfully about his Brazilian start-up venture. The problems, solutions and successes!

  1375. Business Property: A Look At The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Buying

    Nearly every type of business needs a premise from which to operate - In the case of a small business it may be possible to work from home however as most things do eventually grow and expand, it may be necessary to obtain larger working facilities.

  1376. Business Cents: Currency Swings Cost British Industry Dear

    New research reveals that the single biggest challenge for small businesses that import or export overseas is losing out on exchange rate fluctuations (29%)

  1377. Business In China Explained: Joint Ventures

    China

    Joint Ventures are still seen as the most viable way of entering the Chinese market.

  1378. Business In China Explained: Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprises

    China

    This form of set-up is becoming increasingly more popular with investors, due its nature of maximum control: there is no prerequisite involvement from Chinese investors.

  1379. Bright Sparks in Singapore's Economy Shows Promise For Businesses Ahead

    Singapore

    Singapore's Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, recently proclaimed "the worst is over for the Singapore economy."

  1380. Dubai to Reduce Business Licenses By 30%

    UAE

    Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid issued the act to fortify continued government support for the investment environment.

  1381. Craig Millard Brings You Up To Speed With Kiwi Emigration

    New Zealand

    There have been a number of changes to visa legislation in New Zealand over the last 18 months which were intended to make the process of applying for visas much more straightforward and clear for applicants.

  1382. Could You Extend Your Business Abroad?

    It is arguably easier than ever to do business overseas than it has been at any point in the past.

  1383. Flocking Home: British Expats Returning To The Nest?

    HiFX sees huge increase in euro and dollar repatriation to the UK. Historic lows for the pound means cost of life on the continent has risen, but selling up could mean cashing in

  1384. Expanding to Europe Has Never Been Better

    With a population of 450 million, the European Union (EU) is the largest economic area in the world, with a gross domestic product of over 13 trillion dollars.

  1385. Expanding Your Online Business

    What if the recession affects your business and your sales drop every month - can you afford to survive?

  1386. Export Update: Get Your Goods & Products From A To B Fast!

    Freight forwarders generally provide the most cost-effective, secure and rapid transportation possible giving you, above all else, peace of mind.

  1387. Export Update: Opportunities, Planning, Transportation, Marketing, Laws, Services and more!

    Naturally, you need to think about people. You need to think about places. You need to contextualise your product or service socioeconomically. Who will be buying your product? Can they find an easier or cheaper alternative? Who’s your competition? What’s the market situation?

  1388. GeoSIM: HUGE Savings & A Must Have!

    Massive discount on free roaming SIM cards from GeoSIM, an absolute must for anyone doing business overseas

  1389. German Business: An Overview

    Germany

    Germany's cosmopolitan nature is well known. Around 22,000 foreign businesses are located in the country, and the 500 largest companies in the world are represented there.

  1390. Healthcare Update: Your Private Insurance Options Explained

    People and businesses are continually looking to reduce the cost of their private healthcare. For many, this is because private health cover is not considered an extravagance, but a requisite for living overseas.

  1391. Global Taxation Updates

    August, 2009 Global VAT / GST Compliance News.

  1392. USA Emigration Explained by David Katona

    USA

    Overseas expert David Katona discusses the ins and outs of emigration

  1393. Why Expand To China?

    China

    Foreign investment walks hand-in-hand with China's decision to finally welcome in the outside world especially the West

  1394. Why Start Or Expand In Singapore?

    Singapore

    Singapore has become the richest country in South East Asia and one of the most developed countries in the world. It is no surprise then that Singapore has attracted various organisations

  1395. Why It's Best To Enter The South African Market As A Partnership

    South Africa

    Indigenous companies can offer a footing in the market, and invariably welcome such relationships in return for the expertise a UK investor can often bring to their business.

  1396. Why Learn A Language & Who Can Help?

    Many repatriates cite that emigrating was not all they hoped for, with the main reason being – you guessed it – the language barrier.

  1397. Who Can Help Me Trade Internationally & Identify Business Opportunities?

    A brief introduction to the governmental and non-governmental organisations who offer practical support, advice and opportunities, as well as solutions to your international trade problems.

  1398. Top Pitfalls of Starting A Business Overseas

    A continuing series exploring the fundamental pitfalls entrepreneurs face when relocating overseas

  1399. Top Tips For Expanding Overseas

    There's no generic knowledge to learn – investigating selling is investigating an entire country: it's protocols, laws, procedures, regulations, logistics..

  1400. Trading & Legalities in Spain

    Spain

    Trading in a foreign country can become a difficult task. The Spanish market is no exception. Good knowledge of the legal system is needed in order to succeed with your venture.

  1401. UAE-Dubai Economic Recovery

    UAE

    Recent improvements in the global economic downturn, a rise in oil prices, and general strengthening of domestic markets are aiding the UAE's economy to recovery.

  1402. UAE Enforces New Credit Checks

    UAE

    In a bid to combat unpaid loans, a draft law has recently been approved in the UAE, outlining the conditions in which credit will be granted.

  1403. The Most Expensive Business Cities In The World

    No matter how appealing business may appear in certain places, the cost of living could fracture your livelihood completely.

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