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Four tips for investing in Germany
By Frédéric Ibanez, Business News
Germany has a thriving economy and a very dynamic market that attracts many foreign investors. How do you invest in Germany? Which sectors should you focus on? Is it easy to find financing? Here are our tips for successful investment in Germany.   Why invest in Germany? Germany is the leading European power and the fourth largest economy in the world. It has a stable economy and a low unemployment rate (5.5% in September 2022 – Source: German Federal Statistical Office). In 2021, its GDP per capita was €42,918.
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Exporting to Asia: how to enter the Asian market?
By Frédéric Ibanez, Business News
Exporting to Asia is a good investment choice for European companies. They have access to a booming market with emerging countries such as Vietnam and India, but also to China and Japan, respectively the second and third largest economies in the world in terms of GDP, after the United States (Source: Statista). Here is an overview of the main steps to take in the Asian market.   Why export to Asia? There are many reasons why you should consider exporting your business to the Asian continent:
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5 good reasons to invest in Egypt
By Frédéric Ibanez, Business News
An ideal geographical location, strong economic growth, simplified procedures for setting up a business... Egypt is, in many ways, a very favourable destination for foreign investors. Here are 5 good reasons why you should invest in Egypt.  
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Improprieties, clichés and other oddities of the French language
By Frédéric Ibanez, Business News
As with all languages, the French language has evolved in line with trends and cultural influences, whether on social networks, in the media or in everyday conversations. To decipher these linguistic trends and usages, Optilingua has put together a small overview of barbarisms, improprieties, clichés and other oddities and curiosities of the French language.   The improprieties of the French language Impropriety refers to the incorrect use of a word or expression. Here are some examples of common improprieties in French:
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Commonly used Spanish nicknames
By Frédéric Ibanez, Business News
Spanish nicknames are used in everyday life by Spanish speakers and are an integral part of Spain's cultural identity. Are you planning to move to Spain or to take a trip there? To help you integrate perfectly into the country and speak like a local, here is our list of nine commonly used Spanish nicknames.  
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Which African languages are spoken the most?
By Frédéric Ibanez, Business News
The African continent is the second largest on earth, covering about 30 million square kilometres. About 1.2 billion people live in Africa and although about 2,000 indigenous languages exist, English, French or Arabic are spoken officially in many places. Africa's turbulent history with its colonisation is the reason for the use of European languages on official occasions. Nevertheless, people are now trying to cultivate their own language roots again, and in many regions they speak more than one language.
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The most spoken languages in the world
By Frédéric Ibanez, Business News
The world’s population now exceeds 7.7 billion and more than 6,900 languages are spoken around the world, of which only 230 are spoken in Europe compared to more than 2,000 in Asia. Papua New Guinea has a population of just 3.9 million, but 840 different languages are spoken there. Below, we take a look at the five most widely spoken languages in the world:  
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Which Asian languages are spoken the most?
By Frédéric Ibanez, Business News
With an area of more than 44 million square kilometres, the Asian continent is the largest on earth. About 4.5 billion people live in the 47 internationally recognised states in Asia and they speak over 2,000 different languages. The development and maintenance of the languages has been completely different from that on the European continent, where short distances between countries have encouraged mixing of vocabularies. On the huge continent of Asia, on the other hand, some languages have been able to develop and remain free of major outside influences over the centuries.
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Cultural differences between Spain and Switzerland
By Frédéric Ibanez, Business News
There are many cultural differences between Spain and Switzerland, although the Spanish community is one of the largest in Switzerland. In fact, the Spanish exodus began in the late 1950s and continued for the next three decades. Most Spanish emigrants left their country in search of work and many others were forced into exile after the Civil War. Many put down roots in Switzerland and found work in construction, industry or tourism.
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Most spoken languages in Europe
By Frédéric Ibanez, Business News
Covering about 10 million square kilometres, Europe is the second smallest continent on earth. About 750 million people live there in 47 states. Depending on the definition, Europeans use 150 to 200 different languages. The majority of their languages belong to the Indo-European language families.
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