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11/01/2012 04:48 pm ET

10 International Business Customs You Must Remember When Traveling

English is often considered to be the international language of business, but, as business grows more global, it's becoming more important than ever for executives and employees to respect other cultures' business customs.

When traveling to other countries to do business, research is key. In some countries, actions that Americans take for granted, like looking a superior in the eye, can be considered rude. While in America business meetings are all about business, in many nations it's disrespectful not to inquire about one's health and family before talking about business matters.

Check out 10 odd business customs from around the world:

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