CIVETS, BRIC’S and FDI

By |2012-05-17T09:59:26-04:00May 17th, 2012|Categories: Asian Business, Birchtree News, Global Business News, Global Business Strategy, Global Finance, South American Business, Uncategorized|

           Birchtree Global, LLC New York based staff attended the Business Without Borders presentation hosted by HSBC bank in Manhattan on May 16.  An excellent program on the emerging CIVETS countries and their attractiveness to foreign direct investment.  The program was presented by Leo Abruzzesse Global Forecasting Director at the Economist Intelligence Unit.         

          Abruzzesse provided a compelling presentation on the emerging markets of Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa.  He concluded that from a political, economic, legal and business perspective these growing economies are attractive FDI targets.  His illustration of GDP growth patterns over the next several years showed the BRIC countries bracketing the CIVETS with the G7 countries at the bottom.  

          We asked him to compare the service sector investment opportunities in these countries.  He and the panelists he brought with him indicated that services were needed but had different regulations that would require a slightly different approach to FDI.   Acquiring an in country firm or merging with an in country firm was seen as the most expeditious approach.

          HSBC bank provided a summary of their financial products and services that were designed to get cash back to investors more quickly improving cash flow.  These were interesting and innovative, are worth considering and can be seen on their website.

          Entry into these markets is not without risk and is more complex than market entry into the BRIC countries.  We note that Birchtree Global has worked in all these locations over the past several years and can provide guidance to businesses wishing to establish company activities in these countries.

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Are you interested in working in partnership with top global leaders?

By |2012-05-14T06:26:49-04:00May 14th, 2012|Categories: Global Business Strategy, Uncategorized|

Check out the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), www.clintonglobalinititative.org. The mission of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) is to inspire, connect, and empower a community of global leaders to forge solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. Emily Norton, one of my BU colleagues is an intern with CGI and gives them top marks for their programs and work.  Check it out…They offer great internships which may be of interest to students!

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Wall Street Business Radio

By |2012-05-09T15:05:07-04:00May 9th, 2012|Categories: Birchtree News, Uncategorized|

Janet Walsh, CEO and President of Birchtree Global, LLC will be interviewed on Wall Street Business Radio on July 1.  She will be speaking on success characteristics of small and medium sized businesses expanding overseas.  Joyce Bone will be the interviewer.  Clips from the program will be provided and posted on the Birchtree Global website.

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Wall Street Business Radio

By |2012-05-09T15:04:21-04:00May 9th, 2012|Categories: Birchtree News, Uncategorized|

Janet Walsh, CEO and President of Birchtree Global, LLC will be interviewed on Wall Street Business Radio on July 1.  She will be speaking on success characteristics of small and medium sized businesses expanding overseas.  Joyce Bone will be the interviewer.  Clips from the program will be provided and posted on the Birchtree Global website.

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Are you aware of the latest changes in Chinese, Indian tax, legal and HR requirements?

By |2012-05-04T22:18:35-04:00May 4th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|

If not, join us for our next executive webinar on Wednesday, May 23 from 12:00 PM EDT to 1:00 PM EDT on, “2012 Changes in the Chinese, Indian and ASEAN Business, HR, Legal and Tax Environment”, with Daisy Huang, Asian Corporate Audit Leader for Dezan Shira, one of Asia’s most prestigious tax and legal firms.  As you may have heard profound legal, tax and HR changes have occurred in China and India this year.    In her presentation Daisy will explain the impact of these changes and provide insight into the Asian business environment.  If you would like to attend, please email: info@birchtreeglobal.com, this program will be sold out so register early.  This program is approved for 1 GPHR/SPHR credit.

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