Language guide for European business: successful communication in your international trade is a 2011 publication by the European Union.
This guide is about solving your company’s language and communication problems. It offers your company advice on how to deal with the language and cultural issues that arise every day in international business. It will help you develop a strategy for dealing with communication problems in new or expanding markets in other countries. Companies which have adopted similar language management strategies for foreign markets are generally more successful and achieve greater export sales growth.
(Source: European Union)
Did you know that, with over 1.1 billion users in 2011, the number of Internet users in the Asia-Pacific region represents about 1/2 of the world's total Internet user population?
From the Statistical yearbook for Asia and the Pacific, 2012 edition:
During the period 2005-2010, the average annual growth rate in the Internet user population in the region was 20% - higher than the world average of 13%. However, the percentage of Internet users (per 100 people) in the region stood at 27% in 2011 - well below the world average of 33%.
(Source: MADGIC Staff)
Improving connectivity in the Asia Pacific Region: perspectives of the APEC Policy Support Unit is a 2013 report, published by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).
From the executive summary:
Connectivity has become an important issue for many international organizations in recent years. This report provides examples of concrete efforts and progress made within the APEC region by these organizations in 3 key areas: institutional, physical and people to people connectivity.
It also highlights key issues and challenges for these three aspects of connectivity and takes a look at the current state of connectivity in the region.