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Key Steps to Not Fail in the Internationalization of Your Company

Darilyn Aquino | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Darilyn Aquino

The internationalization is not a simple step, since it requires time for planning, evaluation and implementation. Before taking the leap into foreign markets, we must take into account the following factors.

A New Empire?

China Hands | Posted 06.30.2014 | Books
China Hands

Kyle Hutzler reviews China's Second Continent For the past decade, the West has been obsessed with the narrative of Africa as a continent subject to...

Cuba's New Foreign Investment Law Is a Bet on the Future

William M. LeoGrande | Posted 06.09.2014 | World
William M. LeoGrande

The new foreign investment law passed unanimously last Saturday by Cuba's National Assembly is a key component of President Raul Castro's program to "...

What Can Foreign Investment Really Do for Your Country?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Marcelo Giugale

They generate benefits that go beyond their own businesses -- in technical jargon, they generate "spill-overs" for the rest of the economy. But, what evidence do we have that these spill-overs really exist?

Time for a Holiday That Brings Full Employment

Munir Moon | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics
Munir Moon

By removing the Scrooge-like obstacles embedded in the tax code, exiled cash could be fueling our sputtering American economy instead of creating jobs and investments in China or Vietnam by American multinational corporations.

What Is FIRPTA, and How Does It Affect My Commercial Real Estate Investment?

Phil Jemmett | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Phil Jemmett

Before FIRPTA became law, the U.S. had no way to tax foreigners on these profits. Now, FIRPTA requires withholding from a foreigner's rental income as well as withholding from a foreigner's gains (or losses) upon disposal of U.S. real estate.

The Piecemeal Sale of Honduras

Marco Cáceres | Posted 09.29.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

The new law gives the Honduran government the right to offer national territory and the resources within it as collateral to obtain credit, which the government can use to help pay off its debt -- estimated at $3 billion internally and US$4 billion externally.

Reflections on Chinese investments in the U.S.

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business
Efraim Chalamish

What do you get when the largest developing country in the world is investing more and more in the world's largest developed economy? Lots of question...

Jerry Brown Leaves the Party Behind in China

William Bradley | Posted 06.17.2013 | World
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown is just back from his first major trip abroad during this incarnation as California's governor. It coincided with the annual state Democratic convention, but that didn't give him pause as he had bigger fish to fry in China.

Israeli Elections and Foreign Investors

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 04.10.2013 | World
Efraim Chalamish

As analysts and investors look carefully at the result of recent Israeli elections , they should not get distracted by endless discussions about Middle East politics and military draft. They may want to hone on the government's annual returns. The devil is in the details.

Investing in Indonesia: The Promise and the Peril

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The government deserves credit for having stopped these attacks before they could be carried out, but the impression that is left is that terrorism will remain an influence in the Indonesian landscape for some time to come. So what does all this mean for foreign investors?

Rising U.S. Prices Turn Off Foreign House Hunters

Jed Kolko | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business
Jed Kolko

What do foreigners' favorite metros have in common? Two things: nice winters and big price declines during the housing bust. Foreigners want sunshine and bargains. The relationship between price declines and foreign share is especially strong.

You Too Could Work For An Indian Outsourcer

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.27.2012 | Business

American job seekers may be experiencing a slow season for hiring right now, but they can take heart because at least foreign companies are staffing u...

This Is America's 'Blind Spot'

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2012 | Business

* Each job at a foreign firm's U.S. unit supports 3 others * Manufacturing employment leads other sectors * U.S. slice o...

The Return of Investment Policy -- The U.S. Is Back in the Game

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 07.03.2012 | Business
Efraim Chalamish

Recent public announcements and draft agreements are meaningless if the U.S. government will not push forward and negotiate tailored economic arrangements with its economic partners.

The Investment Stability of the Arab Winter

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 02.18.2012 | World
Efraim Chalamish

The world of investment in emerging markets is fast moving and quite often ignores the sensitivities and constrains of the existing governments. More attention should be given to this process so we are all better informed.

Obama: 'We've Been A Little Bit Lazy'

Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

Speaking to a group of CEOs this weekend President Barack Obama said the U.S. has "been a little bit lazy" about performing in the global marketplace....

Who SEZ One Size Fits All?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 11.09.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Various policy objectives have motivated the creation -- and exponential expansion -- of SEZs around the world. However, such successes have not been universal or without controversy in the past, nor are they guaranteed in the future.

Corporate Tax Holiday Would Shift Investment, Jobs Overseas: Report

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.24.2011 | Business

In recent weeks, Congressional support has been forming around the idea of another "repatriation tax holiday," reports the Wall Street Journal. The wo...

Peter S. Goodman

Obama's New Message: Welcome The Foreign Boss

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 08.20.2011 | Business

Faced with stubbornly high unemployment and a steady drip of dispiriting news about the economy, the Obama administration has embraced a new strategy ...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Commerce Dept.: Foreign Companies Can Help Revive U.S. Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.15.2011 | Business

Large foreign companies that invest directly in the United States have proven to be a promising source of high-paying American jobs, and the United St...

JPMorgan's Search For Untapped Afghan Gold

CNN Money | James Bandler | Posted 07.11.2011 | Business

To Hannam, chairman of J.P. Morgan Capital Markets, Afghanistan represents a gigantic, untapped opportunity -- one of the last great natural-resource ...

Corruption Threatens India's Growth

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

A spate of high-profile corruption scandals has rocked the Indian government in the last few months and is threatening foreign investor confidence.

Export Promotion Is Not the Same as Building Markets Abroad

Ben Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Leo

It sounds like there may be confusion in the Obama administration over a basic, yet fundamental issue -- understanding the difference between export promotion and development mandates.

Rod Kurtz

Ask Rod, Episode 29: Where Can We Find Tech-Savvy Talent?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 01.26.2012 | Small Business

Executive Editor Rod Kurtz explains how to hire tech geeks, why more investors are looking overseas and what you can do to stay on Aaron Sorkin's good...