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Economics Trend Watching

Living in Germany: Income of Professionals

The overall average income across all industries was €67,651 for XING respondents, as compared to the national German average of €36,420 a year […]

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Inspiration

Watch Simon Sinek’s “If You Don’t Understand People, You Don’t Understand Business” talk

In this wide-ranging talk, ethnographer and leadership expert Simon Sinek discusses the importance of trust, authenticity, and meaning. Sinek argues that as individuals and companies, everything that we say and do is a symbol of who we are. And it is only when we communicate our beliefs authentically that we can attract others to our cause, and form the bonds that will empower us to achieve truly great things […]

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Consumer Behavior Trend Watching

Consumer Behavior in Brazil: Even with US Dollar appreciation, spending abroad hits record

Even the 15% appreciation of the dollar against the Brazilian Real in 2013 (the highest in the last five years, making air tickets and hotels quoted in foreign currency more expensive) did not deter the spending by Brazilians abroad, which grew to a new record […]

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Information Technology Trend Watching

Information Technology in Brazil: Government announces the 56 startups selected for Acceleration Program

The Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation MCTI announced recently a list of 56 startups selected for the first edition of the program to encourage companies to emerging technology, the Start-up Brazil […]

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China Economics Trend Watching

Living in China: Foreign expert numbers on the rise in Shanghai

Some 81,000 foreign experts were working in Shanghai at the end of 2011 – a third more than in 2005, the local labor authority said recently […]

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China Economics Trend Watching

Living in China: Limits to the inflow of Foreign Workers likely to be set

China’s top legislature began to deliberate a draft law on exit and entry administration, which aims to cope with the surging overseas visits by Chinese and the influx of foreigners […]

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China Economics Trend Watching

Living in China: Beijing more expensive than Paris

Beijing is the most expensive city on the Chinese mainland for expatriates, ranking the 20th highest in the world for costs of living, according to an annual report released by Mercer, a US-based consulting company […]

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Consumer Behavior Economics Trend Watching

Consumer Behavior in Brazil: tourism spending overseas rises 45% by May/2011 and sets record

Spending by Brazilian tourists overseas totaled $ 8.33 billion from January to May/2011, announced the Brazilian Central Bank […]

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China Economics Trend Watching

Education in China: Shanghainese students still keen on an overseas education

Studying abroad is still proving popular despite the global economic recession […]

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China Trend Watching

Education in China: Students buy patents to qualify for residency in Shanghai

Shanghai has tightened scrutiny of patent applications after non-resident students were found to have bought patents to qualify for permanent city residence […]