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Tips for doing business in Australia

Australia, officially the Common wealth of Australia,is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the world’s sixth-largest country by total area. Below are the tips for doing business in Australia

Tip 1
Although Australia is relatively geographically remote and has a small domestic market, it is economically successful and its citizens have a comparatively high standard of living.
Tip 2
Due to its small domestic market, Australia needs to trade actively on the international market place and Australians know this – they are open to new ideas from overseas. Continue reading

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Marketing in Asia and The Pacific Rim Class Reflection

 Marketing Folks have just finished Marketing in Asia and the Pacific Rim class. In this class, we studied about marketing strategies and practices as they specifically apply to Asia and the Pacific Rim. We did analyze marketing challenges and opportunities in this part of the world through class discussion, guest speakers, readings, case studies and lectures.

In this class, we have more understanding about the specific challenges, opportunities and strategies relevant to marketing in the Asia Pacific region. We also used key marketing concepts and strategies to develop solutions to complex business situations involving Asia Pacific consumers and companies. Moreover, we did practice and enhance oral and written communication skills along with teamwork and small group leadership skills. Thus, we were be able to develop a marketing plan that could be executed in an Asian market. Continue reading

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Tips for doing business in Burma

Burma, also known as Myanmar . It is bordered by India, Bangladesh, China,Laos, and Thailand.  One-third of Burma’s total perimeter of 1,930 kilometres (1,200 mi) forms an uninterrupted coastline along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. At 676,578 km2 (261,227 sq mi), it is the 40th largest country in the world and the second largest country in Southeast Asia. Burma is also the 24th most populous country in the world with over 60.28 million people.

Food

Food in Myanmar represents a mixture of Indian and Chinese cuisines, with local curries and soups adding a Burmese flair to the food. Rice is the staple food in Myanmar, making up approximately 75 percent of the local diet, according to Myanmar.com. Typically, meals are served at a dining table, with the individual pieces laid out so that diners can serve themselves and create their own combinations. A condiment made from preserved fish or prawn and chili powder accompanies most meals.

Table Manners

When dining in someone’s home in Myanmar, people usually sit on the floor or on a floor mat at low, round tables. Diners do not drink alcoholic beverages with their meals, but rather have juice, tea or water. Eating begins once all of the food is on the table, and diners should handle serving spoons with the left hand, which locals consider the clean hand. Forks and spoons have gained popularity in Myanmar, but many locals still eat with their fingers. Elderly diners and guests serve themselves first. Leaving rice on the plate signals to the host that the diner wants more rice. Continue reading

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