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One Country Consumes Nearly HALF Of The World's Tobacco: Here's Where The Smoke Still Rises

By K.S. Anthony |
30 August, 2017

At once point in America's history, cigarettes and other tobacco products were thought of as a safe, if mildly offensive, vice. Cigarettes were freely smoked in bars, .

These Are Germany's 4 Billion Dollar Startups

By K.S. Anthony |
28 August, 2017

When it comes to thinking about so-called "unicorn" startups – those that are valued at $1 billion or more – two countries come to mind: America and China. America, .

Here Are The Top 5 Global Fast Food Brands: #1 Isn't Who You Might Think

By K.S. Anthony |
25 August, 2017

When you think about successful penetration into foreign markets, there are a few brands who've really just done it right. We've taken a look at a few of these models .

Jack Ma Leads Tech's Wealthiest In Asia: Including The World's Richest Self-Made Woman

By K.S. Anthony |
23 August, 2017

Forbes reports that 35 out of the world's 100 richest tech billionaires – an annual list they've compiled since 2015 – live in the Asia-Pacific region. Predictably, .

Chinese Eatery With Only ONE Menu Item Is Coming To The U.S.A.

By K.S. Anthony |
21 August, 2017

If simplicity, is, as Leonardo DaVinci said, "the ultimate sophistication," then in a world of fusion cuisines and molecular grastronomy, Yang's Braised Chicken Rice .

Abu Dhabi's Futuristic Cleantech City Might Be The Next Silicon Valley

By K.S. Anthony |
18 August, 2017

Calling itself "the world's most sustainable eco-city" and boasting wind and solar power technologies – including the world's first floating offshore wind farm – that .

China's Answers To Uber Are Expanding Globally

By K.S. Anthony |
18 August, 2017

As the home market in China for ride-hailing apps plateaus and stabilizes, entrepreneurs are looking at the dashboard of global expansion for new opportunities. Just .

Sweet Success: An Interview With Former Pinkberry Global Development VP Ryan Patel - A GetGlobal 2017 Expert Speaker

By K.S. Anthony |
15 August, 2017

As Director of Global Real Estate & Business Development at Pinkberry, Ryan Patel took the popular frozen yogurt chain to countries around the globe, expanding from .

New Bollywood RomCom Opens Curtain On India's Toilet Shortage

By K.S. Anthony |
11 August, 2017

It seems like an unlikely premise – a man attempts to win back his wife after she refuses to live in a house without a toilet – but it's also the basis of "Toilet: Ek .

Ice Cream Corn? 5 Novelty Desserts Made Global By Social Media

By K.S. Anthony |
10 August, 2017

A frequent criticism of Millennials is that they're glued to their phones, paying too much attention to social media and seeking constant validation in the form of .

McDonalds To Open 500 Stores A Year For 5 Years In $2.1 Billion China Deal

By K.S. Anthony |
09 August, 2017

A plan by McDonald's to open 2000 new stores throughout mainland China by 2022 may just be the biggest mac attack of them all. According to The Street, the deal comes .

Demand For Bomb Shelters Soars In Japan In Shadow Of Nuclear Saber-Rattling

By K.S. Anthony |
08 August, 2017

As threats of nuclear war between North Korea and the United States continue to escalate, so have sales of bomb shelters in Japan. On Tuesday, the Japanese Defense .

WhatsApp Is Now The Most Popular Messenger Worldwide: Here's How People Are Using It

By K.S. Anthony |
04 August, 2017

With over a billion users sending 55 billion messages – which include 1 billion videos and 4.5 billion pictures – WhatsApp is now the most popular messaging app on .

New White House Chief Of Staff Kelly Has Canada Optimistic Before NAFTA Talks

By K.S. Anthony |
02 August, 2017

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Mexico Lays Out Aims Ahead Of NAFTA Renegotiations

By K.S. Anthony |
01 August, 2017

Following last month's release of a document outlining American NAFTA negotiation goals by United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Mexico has revealed a .

Japan Planning To Increase Number Of Cyber Warriors From 110 to 1000

By K.S. Anthony |
31 July, 2017

As cyberattacks increase around the world, Japan's Ministry of Defense plans to expand its Cyber Defense Unit (CDU) by increasing its numbers from an estimated 110 to .

The Top 10 Countries In The $2 Trillion Global ECommerce Market

By K.S. Anthony |
27 July, 2017

ECommerce has been called "the great equalizer" and with good reason: nearly 3 billion people have access to the internet, with another 3 to 4 billion expected to be .

Here's Why Canada And Mexico Matter To Every American Industry

By K.S. Anthony |
27 July, 2017

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Alibaba Poised To Invest $500M Into Tokopedia As Indonesian Ecommerce Swells

By K.S. Anthony |
26 July, 2017

If the rumors are true, Chinese titan Alibaba Group may be preparing to invest $500 million in Indonesia's largest online retailer, PT Tokopedia. According to .

How Taco Bell Won Over The World's Most Vegetarian Country

By K.S. Anthony |
25 July, 2017

At first glance, it seems like an unlikely relationship: a country where roughly a third of its citizens are vegetarians courted by an American company selling .

Dogs Of War: 4 Markets To Watch In Aerospace And Defense 

By K.S. Anthony |
24 July, 2017

As defense spending decreases in the U.S. and elsewhere following force reductions in Iraq and Afghanistan, defense contractors – who have been largely reliant on .

5 Industries Showing Why The UAE Has The Middle East's Most Diverse Economy

By K.S. Anthony |
21 July, 2017

With Saudi Arabia making strides to diversify its economy as part of its Vision 2030 bid to become an "epicenter of trade and the gateway to the world," other .

What Can An American Café And Bagel Chain Teach You About Japan? Plenty.

By K.S. Anthony |
20 July, 2017

When Blue Bottle Coffee – a café chain started in Oakland, California – opened its first two stores in Tokyo in 2015, the consumer response was tremendous. Business .

As France Bids Adieu To Gas Cars By 2040, Tesla Could Shock Its EV Competitors

By K.S. Anthony |
20 July, 2017

France made headlines this July after announcing that it would ban the sale of diesel and gasoline powered vehicles by 2040. The move comes as part of France's .

Your Worst Nightmare: 3 Cyberattacks You Need To Prepare For

By K.S. Anthony |
19 July, 2017

As Internet penetration increases around the world, so do the risks involved with global connectivity. The inherent fragility of online ecosystems was made abundantly .

Riot Games Sues Chinese Mobile Game Developer In U.S. Court: But There's A Twist

By K.S. Anthony |
18 July, 2017

2016 was a massive year for  video games: Superdata Research reports that the market was $91 billion worldwide, with $41 billion spent on mobile gaming alone. .

Opportunities Abound As Mobile Commerce Surges: What You Need To Know

By K.S. Anthony |
17 July, 2017

With thousands fighting for influence in the hyper-competitive online retail universe, mobile commerce is seeing a huge surge in worldwide growth. Statista forecasts .

An American Idea Is Quickly Becoming All The Rage In Europe And Beyond

By K.S. Anthony |
13 July, 2017

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India's New Drone Deals Point To A Lucrative Arms Market

By K.S. Anthony |
11 July, 2017

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visits to the United States and Israel have brought attention to the country's new, simplified Goods and Services Tax .

7 German Words That Perfectly Describe The Joys And Sorrows Of Work

By K.S. Anthony |
11 July, 2017

Charlemagne once said that  “to have another language is to possess a second soul.” There are some feelings, some sentiments, some experiences, and some institutions .

3 Reasons Why Canada's Startup Scene Might Be The Next Big Thing

By K.S. Anthony |
10 July, 2017

Canada is home to some of the world's most successful startups. Among others, Canada can count KIK messaging, Slack, Shopify, Hootsuite, and Thalmic Labs – creator of .

There's A $178M Hangover Cure Market In Japan... And One American Wants To Take It Global

By K.S. Anthony |
07 July, 2017

The Japanese word for hangover – futsukayoi – gives some indication of just how much they drink. It translates as "two days drunk," but as the Japanese drinking blog .

Mexico Could Turn Its Back On Two Major American Exports: Here's How

By K.S. Anthony |
06 July, 2017

As President Donald J. Trump prepares to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto at the G20 Summit in Hamburg this week, it seems unlikely that the already .

Psssst... Know How To Design A Rifle? You Might Want To Call India.

By K.S. Anthony |
05 July, 2017

The Indian military has a problem: it can't manufacture a rifle to save its – or its country's – life..

India Plants 66 MILLION Trees In 12 Hours, Breaking World Record

By K.S. Anthony |
03 July, 2017

Over a million and a half people throughout the central Indian State of Madhya Pradesh shattered a world record on Sunday by planting 66,750,000 tree saplings .

In The Country That Drinks Nearly 25% Of The World's Beer, One Craft Beer Rises

By K.S. Anthony |
29 June, 2017

For over 13 years China has consumed nearly a quarter of the world's beer. In 2015, the Chinese consumed an estimated 43,266 kiloliters – over 11 million gallons – of .

Could This Lie-Detecting Kiosk Change Air Travel And Security?

By K.S. Anthony |
28 June, 2017

San Diego State University assistant professor Aaron C. Elkins has developed a new type of airport kiosk that can help authorities find travelers who are lying, .

Glastonbury Huge Win For BBC, Ed Sheeran, And... Jeremy Corbyn?

By K.S. Anthony |
27 June, 2017

The 2017 Glastonbury festival wrapped up on Sunday as a record-breaking success for the BBC, which has sole broadcasting rights to the five-day music event near .

LVMH's New Ecommerce Site Has A Brilliant Ad That Makes Its Name Unforgettable

By K.S. Anthony |
26 June, 2017

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Jeff Bezos And Indian Prime Minister Express High Hopes For Eastern Ecommerce

By K.S. Anthony |
26 June, 2017

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos took to Twitter yesterday to express confidence in the company's growing relationship with India after a meeting with Indian Prime Minister .

Alibaba's Jack Ma Says Future Is Artificial Intelligence, Small Business... And World War III

By K.S. Anthony |
22 June, 2017

Alibaba founder and billionaire Jack Ma spoke with CNBC at the Gateway '17 Conference in Detroit and he had some interesting – and alarming – predictions for the next .

Is The Shakeup In The Saudi Palace Paving The Way For A $2 TRILLION IPO?

By K.S. Anthony |
21 June, 2017

This morning brought news of a sudden change of power in Saudi Arabia, but it also brought the Kingdom's economic future into clearer focus. King Salman upended .

A New Start-Up Trend In Chinese Apps Is Raising Hundreds Of Millions: But For How Long?

By K.S. Anthony |
20 June, 2017

Over the last decade, the most popular mobile apps in China have been for messaging, web browsing, and video: a testament to practicality and connectedness. WeChat – .

What Dennis Rodman's Trip To North Korea Can Teach About Gift-Giving Etiquette

By K.S. Anthony |
19 June, 2017

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