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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.

 

Important English expressions that you should know
Idioms are an important part of the English language. In order to speak English fluently; it is very useful to understand them and how to use them correctly. Here are some of the best-known English expressions, so that you can speak Shakespeare's language like a native speaker.  
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The challenges of translating a contract into English
A commercial contract is essential to protect a company or individual in the event of possible litigation and to provide a framework and security for  business relationships. Where there are transactions between two parties speaking different languages, it may be necessary to translate the commercial contract into English. In this case, it is important that the translation is carried out in due form, in accordance with local legal standards.  
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EU Directive 201455EU on electronic invoicing in public procurement
Invoices and receipts have been issued ever since the invention of writing and are intended to provide a certain degree of legal assurance to both the invoicing party and the recipient when it comes to services and payments. The common paper invoice has in the meantime been joined by those issued electronically, which are now to become mandatory for authorities throughout the EU.  
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CEECs European Countries linked by a common history
Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, and Slovakia are rapidly expanding countries. Their growth and low unemployment rate put them in a favourable position in a constantly changing Europe.  
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translation company basque country
Our group has recently created a new company for Euskadi, ALPHATRAD EUSKADI, which is geared to providing specialised services to the industrial and business sectors of the Basque Country and their institutions. We have already launched the new www.alphatrad.eus website, in addition to a comprehensive catalogue of services and an online platform to facilitate user payments.
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Foreign trade in Germany
Germany is an export country. This is nothing new. In 2017, other countries purchased German goods to the value of 1.3 trillion euro. But what exactly do German companies sell so successfully? In what ways? And to whom?   Trading partners Germany’s most important trading partners are the USA, France, and China, followed by other European neighbouring countries. Overall, the German economy does almost 60% of its trade with the ten most important trading partners. USA 111.53 France 105.21
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Interesting facts and records related to the Winter Olympics
The 23rd Winter Olympics will take place between 9th and 25th February in Pyeongchang in South Korea. A total of 102 competitions will be held in seven sports and 15 disciplines. In addition to alpine skiing – mixed team events, mixed doubles curling, and Snowboard Big Air, the speed skating mass start for men and women will also be returning to the Olympic programme. The snowboard parallel slalom, however, has been taken out of the programme.
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Foreign companies with annual revenue of over CHF 100,000 will have to pay VAT in Switzerland
As of 1st January 2018, legislative VAT framework conditions in Switzerland will change for foreign companies.  This means that a foreign company with annual revenue of at least CHF 100,000 worldwide will have to pay VAT for all revenue earned in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. This applies in particular to areas related to the real estate and construction market. As long as a foreign company is active in Switzerland, it will have to pay VAT.
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Positive news for the French and Portuguese economies: foreign investment in France increased by 16% in 2016 compared to 2015. This was reported by the Paris-based Business France in its article on the internationalisation of the French economy in 2016, which was published on the 21st March. The increase led to the creation or maintenance of about 30,000 jobs last year. France was the leading recipient of Portuguese investments in Europe in 2016. These accounted for around 40% of Portugal's total investments in Europe, compared to 20% in Spain.
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Opportunities for freelance voice-over artists, transcribers, and subtitling professionals
We are always looking for experienced freelance collaborators, typing pools, or recording studios to expand our network of language professionals.   Who are we looking for?   Voice-over artists We are always looking for new, professional voice-over artists. Representative and professional speech samples are especially important for applications. If you are an experienced and motivated freelance voice-over artist with solid professional experience, you can also be part of our team.
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