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Doing Business 2014 Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises



Overview Doing Business 2014: Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 189 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders. This year’s report data cover regulations measured from June 2012 through May 2013. The report is […]

ICC survey reveals practical barriers for businesses trading across borders



ICC survey reveals practical barriers for businesses trading across borders

An International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) survey, released today, highlights common impediments to cross border trade that can be taken into consideration by governments and policymakers worldwide when determining what can be done to facilitate the flow of goods across borders thereby contributing to global economic growth. While recognizing that the survey results are neither […]

How to Get Your U.S. Student Visa



How to Get Your U.S. Student Visa

Here are some guidelines to help make your student visa application process smooth and successful. GETTING YOUR VISA TO STUDY IN THE UNITED STATES takes time but can be a surprisingly easy procedure and well worth the effort. The number of student visas issued by the United States has grown significantly in the last year […]

5 very good reasons to do an MBA



5 very good reasons to do an MBA

An MBA, or a Master of Business Administration, is a very hot topic nowadays. Is this just a trend, a trifle, or is there real value in pursuing such a study programme? It is expensive and demanding and it has high entry requirements, so why should you opt for an MBA? We will try to […]

Inside Tips on University Admissions



Inside Tips on University Admissions

Gaining admission to a top university can be extremely competitive. Tim Rogers – former head of admissions at the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science – offers some advice to help you get ahead of the pack. Following the instructions online or in printed material is certainly one of the best ways of getting into one of the world’s […]

Chinese ‘Diaosi’ May Have More Purchasing Power Than The Nation’s Super-rich



Chinese ‘Diaosi’ May Have More Purchasing Power Than The Nation’s Super-rich

“Diaosi,” or “losers” in Chinese, is one of those words that became popular online virtually overnight. It refers to young men with few prospects who live with their parents and spend most of their free time and what little disposable income they have online, but lately the term has evolved to encompass more of the […]