Payments: Looking Back at 2018 and Forward to 2019

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Top 10 E-commerce Trends for 2019

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In Singapore, Online Shopping will Soon be Mostly Mobile

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Chinese eCommerce Policy to Benefit Foreign Sellers

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HSBC Online Banking Down

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Many More Wish They Could

Due to matters beyond my control, this is going to be the last in the series, for awhile at least. So I’m going to depart from the issues that I raised in the last few Gabs – after all, expounding on politics is a thankless task – As Emma Goldman so poignantly and pointedly declared all those years ago, “If … Read More

Diversion From My Daily Grind

While Mike Michelini thought that I, seeing as I have been doing the HK/China/Taiwan/Korea circuit for 30 years or so, could provide some interesting insights for an ‘occasional’ column, I never thought that I would be literally overwhelmed with raw data. I certainly didn’t (and still don’t) expect to get paid, but all that I was expecting was a modest … Read More

Hong Kong Falls Six Places to 18th in Global Talent Ranking

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What a difference a day makes

Welcome to the latest version of Global Gab. First, just a few points: We all realise that the column is time-sensitive and every effort is being made to get it into your mailbox as fast as possible. We expect to make great strides in this aspect within the next few weeks. Thanks for your understanding and patience. There is absolutely … Read More

6 Routine Mistakes People Make When Setting Up a Dropshipping Online Store

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 … Read More