After going back and forth about international expansion for years, Lyft has decided to open its first operation abroad, in Toronto. Here’s a look at some of the challenges Lyft may face in Canada, as well as some regulatory and tax implications.
Martijn Tel of SiriusDecisions tells us why companies can make international expansion as hard or as easy as they want.
China wants to become a global “green” leader, even as it copes with its own colossal air pollution crisis. This post explores the likely effects of China's green ambitions on international businesses seeking to compete in Chinese markets.
LiveAction was looking to expand into the UK while staying compliant with local tax, employment and other regulations, including those related to Brexit. Radius outlined practical options and the risks and benefits of each.
US-based organizations often look to Hong Kong as a target country to gain a foothold into other major Asian markets. This post examines Hong Kong’s tax regime, administrative requirements and other factors to help readers determine if Hong Kong might be a suitable expansion destination for their organizations.
Air pollution caused by industry and global warming has spawned a strange new market in China: the selling of canned "fresh" air.
Facebook looks to reenter China despite unsuccessful expansions there by Google, Uber and others. The New York Times reports that Facebook has even developed confidential software that could help the company comply with China’s strict censorship requirements. This post explains why Facebook’s potential expansion into China is extremely risky despite the huge market.
Donald Trump’s surprising victory over Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election means many things to many people. Here are a few brief takes on what his coming presidency might mean for US multinationals.
This week's Global Glance takes a detailed look at Uber's retreat from China.
This week's Global Glance looks at a sweet M&A announcement: Krispy Kreme is to be acquired by a Luxemburg-based investment group. It could be a marriage made in culinary heaven.
In this week's Global Glance we look at Nestlé’s recent troubles in Africa and India, choosing an international cellphone plan, and tips for avoiding jet lag.
Key themes emerge when planning for international expansion. These themes remain as your business moves through the lifecycle of international growth and maturity, and as your employees work toward operational excellence overseas.