China Still has Huge Potential for CEOs to Tap

China's economic development is at a crossroads, leaving CEOs around the world fearful a recession there could drag their businesses into the red.

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South Korea Shores Up Against Economic Headwinds from the North

Looking out over downtown Seoul and the Han River.

South Korea’s top economic policymaker said Monday the government will strive to bolster exports to minimize negative economic impact from North Korea’s recent rocket launch and nuclear test. Yoo Il-ho suggested that China’s emerging demand economy will catalyze additional export growth, with free trade agreements with China, Vietnam and New Zealand which came online last year driving further trade expansion, ...

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8 Secrets to Building Successful Relationships in Asia

Over the last four decades, Asia has been a primary engine of global economic growth. This trumpets a call to action for all global CEOs: whether your company presently does business in Asia or not, you’d be well served to become culturally in tune with your Asian counterparts. Only then, as prime opportunities come knocking, can you build the most prosperous and profitable business relationships.

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Lessons From China: How Rolling With a Regulatory Setback Turned Into a Win-Win for Amway’s Steve Van Andel

By the time direct sales powerhouse Amway decided to expand into China in 1995, the company had an impressive track record at breaking into foreign markets. In fact, 50 percent of its revenues had been coming from overseas sales since the mid-’80s. 

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U.S. Companies Aid Philippine Typhoon Victims

From Citibank to the Miami Heat, companies are mobilizing their expertise and capabilities as a response to Typhoon Haiyan. Corporate pledges have so far been announced that exceed $30.1 million. The need is acute: thousands have died and some 660,000 have been forced from their homes. According to the Philippine government, more than 2 million people, including 300,000 pregnant woman and new mothers, need food aid. Here is where to report any aid your company is providing, and a summary of what U.S. companies have committed to doing thus far.

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Designing a China Business Framework


If you're looking to succeed in China, you'll need to align your strategy with the agenda of China's leaders. Businesses need to take a "politico-strategic" approach when entering the country because of the strong relationship between commerce and government.

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