I had the pleasure of meeting Cynthia Dearin of Dearin Associates recently given our mutual interest in culture. The former Australian diplomat shares in “Camels, Sheikhs and Billionaires” her experiences living and working in the Middle East and North Africa.
Whist there are some similarities in terms of cultural differences as there are between the West and East, like then nuances between the provinces in China, there are many differences across each country in the MENA region.
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Sovereign China publishes annually a Market Entry Handbook to provide clients with a basic understanding of the China entry process.
The handbook is a valuable resource and includes:
- High level market trends
- Establishing a legal entity
- Taxation of foreign-invested enterprises
- Employing personnel
- Protecting intellectual property
Download China-Market-Entry-Handbook-2015 or check out the website for other valuable resources.
In Trading Places, Tim Harcourt—also known as the Airport Economist—takes you around the globe, talking to businesses, governments, union officials, NGOs, and others in the community to understand what makes each economy tick.
He provides key facts on each country from the capital city, to population size, GDP and exports. Relevant contacts listed include Austrade, the Australian High commission and local networks such as Austcham.
Sharing tips and interesting stories drawing on his experiences, an example includes Singapore where there were many students at his hometown Adelaide University. Today many of those are in positions of influence back in Singapore including cabinet misters and senior financiers showing the long term benefits of building relationships across jurisdictions.
Trading Places reveals where the opportunities are, identifies the risks, and provides insider tips on doing business in each destination.
Expat Advisors Community members, Liana Allan from Migration Alliance, David Chin from Basis Point and Stacey Martin from NAB Private Wealth were recently interview by IFA magazine. Below are some key insights and you can read the full article here: IFA Magazine_SIV story. Continue reading Article highlighting HNW Financial Planners integral to SIV success