2018 – The Year of Change

Dear Global Business Enthusiast,

Michael Michelini (@michelini) here. You’re getting this email because you requested my periodic thoughts on international business from Hong Kong.

[Edit: Actually, it’s possible that you’ve never gotten an email from me. Somebody might have just given you the link to this page, which is an online archive of an email that I sent to folks who had asked for it. If you’d like to get articles like this in your inbox, totally free, about once a week or two, give me your email address.]
This week: New Digital Business Models: Why 2018 is Already the Year of Change, High Mobile Charges Threaten Financial Inclusion – E-banking Expert and Hong Kong Sales Rebound Has Retailers Looking Anew at Expanding Shopping Space

Hope you had a good labor day, for those who celebrate (not in USA ) but for many, like me in China, May 1 and a couple days thereafter, have been a holiday. But still deep in content creation (as always) like this very newsletter lol. 

Welcome to GFA Pulse #171

Business Help & Opportunity

We have has the help page open on GlobalfromAsia.Com/help now for a bit and quite a few requests from people on product suggestions, keep the help requests coming. Also if you want to get on the inside, check out our gfavip program 

Is the Paypal Hong Kong Party Over? 
Our buddy, Sam, just got an alert in his PayPal Hong Kong account and I have one alert too, PayPal HK will charge a transaction fee to withdraw to a USA bank account. 
We updated our PayPal Hong Kong blog here

Business News From Around Asia

With global competition growing, brands delivering a seamless, intuitive customer experience will come out on top. Advanced data analytics is at the heart of achieving this as more organizations embrace change and get to grips with true data insights this year.

High Mobile Charges Threaten Financial Inclusion – E-banking Expert (broken link https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/business/High-mobile-charges-threaten-financial-inclusion-E-banking-expert-646004 )
An Electronic Banking Expert, Ebenezer Yalley, has joined the call for mobile money service providers to consider reviewing charges customers pay on mobile money transactions. Mobile money customers and patrons have in recent times expressed their displeasure on the high charges associated with transferring funds on the platform.

Hong Kong Sales Rebound Has Retailers Looking Anew at Expanding Shopping Space
In the first two months of this year, sales rose 15.7 per cent from the same period a year earlier, a stark contrast to what we saw through the majority of 2016 and parts of 2017, when retailers experienced sharp declines in their revenue, in some cases by up to 50 per cent as mainland tourists shunned the city and the central government cracked down on gift giving.

From the Global From Asia Media Desk

This week’s podcast

We’re excited to share this week’s podcast, it was a fun one to make! VK and his team have been in the GFA member’s community for over a year now and I have seen this new startup, Micromart, develop from the ground up.

Amazon used to be a great place for honest and trustworthy product reviews written by consumers. However, some sellers have sought to maximize their positive reviews. some desperately beg for positive reviews by means of free/discounted products offered under the table. This has led to some reviews being less trustworthy.

Calling all Chinese suppliers who want to learn the benefits of opening a USA company, we will be having a workshop tomorrow at 2pm to 6pm in Futian district of Shenzhen. Need more information about the workshop? Refer to our event page below:
Akebono Co., Ltd. is a Used and New auto exporting company based in Japan, Yokohama, is working with Auto Auctions system and a network of dealerships to offer vehicles of the highest quality at a wholesale price.

Car Export From Japan (Purchase and Shipment Worldwide)

Earn satisfactory pay with flexible hours while working remotely at InvoMart, a rising digital education platform, home to exclusive online courses and a practical window to the real business & professional world for students.
Danny shares some interesting insights about the differences in manufacturing in Vietnam vs China. He’s been living in Vietnam for 8 years and is working on some cool products with Roland and our Amazon GFA business, Para Living Inc.

Sent April 4, 2015

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Global From Asia Team

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