International Business News

Today, translation is a powerful way of propelling your company onto the international scene. It allows you to open up to fast-growing foreign markets, such as the Chinese market, and to  access great opportunities for development. At Optilingua, we provide you with professional translators who specialise in your sector of activity, and who will understand your challenges and the specificities of your core business perfectly. They translate exclusively into their mother tongue, which results in a final document of the highest quality.

 

Importing from China: 6 tips for success
By Frédéric Ibanez, Business News
Thanks to its highly competitive production prices, China, the world's leading exporter, offers lucrative opportunities to traders from all over the world. Importing products from China is not without its challenges, however. Read our advice below on choosing your suppliers, completing customs formalities, finding the right mode of transport, and importing products from China with ease.  
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A guide to languages spoken in Switzerland
By Frédéric Ibanez, Business News
Switzerland is a country of great linguistic and cultural diversity. With its 4 national languages and numerous regional dialects, it is home to a highly diverse pool of speakers. Optilingua guides you through the languages spoken in Switzerland, which make up the uniqueness and charm of the Swiss Confederation.  
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Evolution of the Spanish language
By Frédéric Ibanez, Business News
According to the Cervantes Institute, almost 500 million people currently have Spanish as their mother tongue, making it the most widely spoken language in the world after Mandarin Chinese. Learn more in this article about the evolution of the Spanish language.   People who have contributed to the evolution of the Spanish language Let's take a look at three people who have made a special contribution to the evolution of the Spanish language throughout history:
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Facts about International Translation Day
By Frédéric Ibanez, Business News
International Translation Day on 30 September celebrates the work of the professionals who dedicate themselves to this important task, promoting dialogue and understanding between cultures. This year marks 32 years since this day was first celebrated at the initiative of the International Federation of Translators (FIT). For this reason, we would like to take this opportunity to share some interesting facts about Translation Day.  
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Interesting facts about Sweden and the Swedish language
By Frédéric Ibanez, Business News
The Vikings are probably the most famous Swedes of all and their expeditions and raids were feared for about 200 years from the year 800. Today, there are exhibitions, museums, and interactive experiences about the Viking people all over the country. The extent of the country from north to south is remarkable. There are 1,500 kilometres from north to south, which also explains the climatic differences between the country's regions.
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Interesting and surprising facts about Finland
By Frédéric Ibanez, Business News
The Finns call their own country Suomi, which can be translated as swampland. The Finnish lake district was formed by large amounts of melt and rainwater that formed a large lake about 400 km long about 6,000 years ago. The country's cold temperate climate provides ideal conditions for many animals, and in addition to bears, lynxes and wolves, rare bird species are also at home here at the many lakes.
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Interesting facts about Norway – the land of fjords
By Frédéric Ibanez, Business News
Norway borders the North Sea in the south and the Barents Sea in the north. Accordingly, the country's climate is divided into two parts. In the north and north-east there is a continental climate with warm summers and very cold winters in which minus 40 degrees is common. In the south of the country the climate is much milder and even in winter it snows only occasionally, while in the far north winter sports are possible almost all year round. The Norwegians invented skiing and are the most successful nation at the Winter Olympics.
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Interesting facts about Denmark and the Danish language
By Frédéric Ibanez, Business News
Denmark borders Germany to the south and is separated from Sweden and Norway by the Skagerrak to the north and the Kattegat to the northeast. Although the Skagerrak in Denmark is clearly considered to be part of the North Sea, the Kattegat traditionally in Scandinavia is not really attributed to the Baltic or North Sea.
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Languages spoken in Belgium: an overview
By Frédéric Ibanez, Business News
Belgium is the political beating heart of Europe and the country has several official and spoken languages. More than half of Belgians are bilingual. Why is that? Find out why multilingualism is a major asset in Belgium. In this article we answer these questions and look at the relationships between the different languages spoken in Belgium.  
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Apostille or legalisation of documents: Everything you need to know
By Frédéric Ibanez, Business News
If you would like to have a document or certificate that was issued abroad legalised or apostilled and are wondering how to proceed, read on. We tell you everything you need to know about legalising a foreign document and discuss the most important steps you should take.  
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