This post explores five train rides from different parts of the world, ranging from a bare-bones trip in Vietnam to a luxury land cruise in India featuring a presidential suite with marble floors and two showers.
Welcome back to Global Glance.This week we look at: China’s massive state layoffs and zombie plants; Nigeria’s ghost workers; and Barclays’ Africa exit.
The ad hoc development of e-commerce policies for value-added taxes (“VAT”) has resulted in a hodgepodge of inconsistent tax regulations that vary widely by country. Recognizing the growing importance of e-commerce, the confusion resulting from current systems, and the magnitude of frequently forgone VAT revenue, many countries as well as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (“OECD”) have set out to clarify, systematize and coordinate VAT regulations. These changes, many of which have been or are being implemented in 2015, have significant implications for businesses with e-commerce operations. Understanding and complying with these VAT laws is important to success in international e-commerce.
In this week's Global Glance we look at a Spanish case that may force a company to bottle Coke against its will, cracking down on illicit financial flows from Africa, and a travel jacket company that received $9 million in Kickstarter Funding.
In this week's Global Glance, we look at the lasting effects of Japan’s 2011 tsunami, Starbucks’ expansion into sub-Saharan Africa, and a great Instagram account from a Turkish photographer.
In this week's Global Glance we look at Uber’s and Airbnb’s differing global strategies, a pro golfer’s UK visa woes and luxury vacations.
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.