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How is Southeast Asia the next Silicon Valley?

Silicon Valley may not be the only hotspot for startups today. Its rival – different in terms of work ethic, consumer behavior, and market size, may steal the spotlight from good ol’ Valley. Southeast Asia is becoming a hotspot for many million dollar startups like Grab, iPrice, Tokopedia, and so […]

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Start-up Story: Mahon Digital Marketing

In the space of under 5 years Mahon Digital has moved from being a home business to having two international offices, 6 permanent staff and a growing client base including start-ups and large corporations. In Finland the business is now competing with some of the largest digital agencies with a […]

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Exporting: opportunities throughout Asia

Packed with strong content, The Ireland Asia Business Yearbook is published by Asia Matters in association with Business & Leadership. At the launch event, attended by Pat Breen and Alan Dukes, Breen described it as “an essential tool” for any Irish business considering entering Asian markets and Dukes viewed it […]

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Asia Trade Forum – Kilkenny

On May 17th, the Asia Trade Forum (ATF) held the second event of its 2013 series in the pleasant surroundings of Kilkenny Castle. Events aimed at providing greater levels of export-related education and knowledge-sharing are very often held in Dublin; and so this was a great opportunity for the context […]

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Selling Your Products Through Alibaba

Alibaba.com is the world’s largest B2B Platform for international trade. While most Western companies associate the website with importing from China, it’s also a gateway to rapidly growing Asian markets and new ways to reach traditional trading partners in Europe. Selling your products through Alibaba Let’s take a look on […]

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Redmills makes first shipment to China

Based in Goresbridge, Co Killkenny, animal feed company Connolly’s Redmills has increased the export proportion of its revenue from 2pc in 2007 to 15pc last year. This family-run business, in operation since 1908, recently became the first foreign company in the world to be registered to distribute horse feed into […]

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Why Asia really matters to Irish SMEs

Asia really does matter. If you don’t know what the following words mean, you are in trouble: Bonjour , Guten morgen, Buongiorno, Buenos días. In the Irish language and often in Asia, we prefer to say welcome : Fáilte riamh go léir Selamat dating
. Honjitsu wa oatsumari itadaki, mako ni […]

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