After years of negotiation, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive new trade agreement, was signed in February this year by 12 nations. If it is ratified — a big “if” — it will bring important economic benefits to member nations, which include the US, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru — but not China. At first glance, it may seem surprising that the world’s second-largest economy isn’t participating. But if you take a deeper look at the pact and its requirements, the reasons become clear. They also shed light on China’s ambitions and the other initiatives it is pursuing to support them, even as the future of the TPP itself becomes increasingly cloudy.
Establishing and maintaining a foreign office can be an excellent idea, and for many businesses it’s a necessity in today’s global economy. But to make foreign operations successful, you need to develop a thorough plan that accounts for a host of considerations that may not apply to your domestic operations. Not surprisingly, many of these considerations relate to local laws. This post will outline of some of the legal matters you need to consider when setting up and maintaining overseas operations.
A new comprehensive trade agreement could bring big economic benefits to member countries and impose uniform rules governing intellectual property, state protectionism, e-commerce and more. Here's what you need to know.
Digital technology is transforming the way recruiters find candidates, and it’s happening at a time when the global talent pool itself is undergoing tremendous change. Employers who want to fill overseas posts have a lot to keep up with, and those who stay on top of current trends stand the best chance of finding skilled workers before their competitors do. Here are a few new developments worth following.
In this week's Global Glance we look at how to make sense of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Africa’s precarious middle class, and a Texas honky-tonk in Tokyo.
In this week's Global Glance, we look at a caption of the year candidate from a Vietnamese newspaper, Johnny Rockets’ expansion into Southeast Asia, and the best and worst countries for expats.