China: The Evolving Superpower Every Global Business Should Watch

With a population of 1.4 billion people and GDP of over $14 trillion, size alone makes China a global player. But this is just one reason all eyes are on this nation. As the first country to make an economic recovery from COVID-19, China is soon to be world’s biggest economy. And China’s influence is

5G: A Global Company’s Secret Weapon in a Post-COVID-19 World

The next evolution of wireless connectivity, 5G delivers the increased speed, network capacity, reliability, and availability needed for data- and IoT-intensive functions, from smart sensors to automated processes. The World Economic Forum writes that “5G has the potential to be for the Fourth Industrial Revolution what the railways were for the first and second ones.”

How COVID-19 Is Changing Global Business

Beyond Virtual Conferences and Zoom: How COVID-19 Is Changing Global Business

A year (and counting) of COVID-19 has transformed business as usual for internationally focused companies, from canceled business trips to ubiquitous Zoom meetings (and the accompanying Zoom fatigue). But these examples merely scratch the surface of how operations will be different in the months–and years—ahead. Here are some other trends to watch. The optimization and

From Buzzword to Business-Builder: 5 Ways to Put Fintech to Work in 2021

Fintech has long been a buzzword in the business press, with the latest digital wallet or bitcoin startups dominating headlines. In 2020, the remote world of COVID-19 accelerated the adoption of these technologies. Consider, for example, how contactless payment moved from a “nice to have” to “business as usual.” In Europe alone, the COVID-19 pandemic

Latin America: Opportunities for Global Companies in 2021

Latin America entered the COVID-19 pandemic with a number of economic vulnerabilities. Almost 45 percent of the region’s jobs are in contact-intensive sectors such as restaurants, store-based retail, and public transportation, for example. This compares to just over 30 percent for emerging markets. Furthermore, many Latin American nations had already been grappling with longstanding social inequalities