Category Archives: Asia

In general terms, Asia is bounded on the east by the Pacific Ocean, on the south by the Indian Ocean, and on the north by the Arctic Ocean. Asia’s size and position makes it the only continent that borders two other continents, Europe and Africa. The Asian continent has been the birthplace and cradle of the world’s most prominent religions, including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, and many others. The geographic term “Asia” was originally used by ancient Greeks to describe the civilizations east of their empire. Asia has both the highest and the lowest points on the surface of Earth, has the longest coastline of any continent. Asia’s ambitious civilization’s ultimately gave rise to some of the world’s most revolutionary ideas and important technology. According to COUNTRYAAH, there are 48 countries in Asia. For the complete list of nations in Asia, please visit businesscarriers.com.

Vietnam Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction Business culture in Vietnam is not fundamentally different from other countries in the Southeast Asian region. Emphasis is placed on direct personal ties and cultivating long-term relationships with business partners. Compared to Western culture, you need to expect slower processes when negotiating business and longer… Read More »

Uzbekistan Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction Doing business with Uzbekistan has very good potential, but it is necessary to take into account that entering this market is still (not only in terms of the culture of negotiation) quite complicated, expensive and especially time-consuming, despite the fact that significant changes have been… Read More »

United Arab Emirates Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction Although business ethics are increasingly approaching the standards valid in Europe and the USA, Czech entrepreneurs may encounter a number of peculiarities that result from different cultural and social conditions and business practices. Visit Animalerts for more information about United Arab Emirates culture and traditions. Addressing… Read More »

Turkmenistan Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction Turkmenistan is one of the most isolated countries in the world and reliable information about what is really happening in the country is very limited. However, the country has many distinctive features common to all Central Asian countries. Business is based primarily on personal contacts,… Read More »

Turkey Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction Business negotiations with Turkish partners are usually carried out in a more formal spirit than what we are used to from the Czech Republic. Turkish businessmen are used to taking more care of their appearance, it is true that a Turk wears a tie more… Read More »

Thailand Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction There is no doubt that Thai society is increasingly influenced by so-called Western culture and its values, which is largely reflected in the “adaptability” of representatives of the Thai business and corporate sphere when dealing with and doing business with their foreign partners. This influence… Read More »

Tajikistan Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction Doing business with Tajikistan may be promising in the future, but it is necessary to take into account that it is one of the poorest countries in the world and entering this market is still (not only from the point of view of the culture… Read More »

Taiwan Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction Taiwanese people have an enterprising approach to life, their generally accepted credo being “work hard and save hard.” In business culture, “face” is important, which is something like reputation, and gifts and expressions of willingness are earned, the essence of which is generosity. Visit Animalerts for… Read More »

Syria Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction The cultural and therefore the business environment in Syria is understandably very specific, shaped by completely different cultural patterns and historical experiences. Although many Syrian businessmen operate in a very modern, “Western” style, even with, for example, long-term business experience and stays in Europe and… Read More »

Sri Lanka Culture of Business

Basic data Capital Colombo Population 21.56 crores Language Sinhala and Tamil Religion Buddhism (70.2%), Hinduism (12.6%), Islam (9.7%), Christianity (6.1%) State system Democratic Socialist Republic Head of State Gotabaya Rajapaksa Head of government Wounded Wickremesinghe Currency name Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR) Travel Time shift +4.30 a.m. (in summer +3.30 a.m.) ZÚ contacts Ambassador No Economic… Read More »

South Korea Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction Korean business culture is based on a rigid vertical hierarchy. The vast majority of decision-making power is usually reserved for a narrow group of executives. Other employees tend to have very little authority and are expected to carry out the decisions of superiors more administratively.… Read More »

Singapore Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction The liberal, open and business-oriented city-state is one of the important hubs of international trade. It follows that the country is generally part of global trade flows and the prevailing business culture reflects this fact. While the general level and day-to-day interaction will not differ… Read More »

Saudi Arabia Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction The culture of business negotiations in Saudi Arabia has its specifics. A number of features are similar to other countries in the region, but it is still a good idea to familiarize yourself with it before your trip. In particular, we recommend referring to the… Read More »

Russia Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction For negotiations in Russia, it is important to keep in mind that, although our paths went in the same direction until 1989, a lot has changed in the last thirty years, and in some areas the Czechia and Russia are in great opposition (development of… Read More »

Qatar Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction Czech goods and services have a chance of success on the Qatari market if they are competitively priced, original and innovative, e.g. advanced technologies and systems. Sales must be accompanied by top-notch marketing, given the high competition in the market, which is highly saturated. A… Read More »

Philippines Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction The Philippines is one of the world’s largest archipelagos. It is located in Southeast Asia in the Western Pacific Ocean. Its islands are divided into three main geographical regions – Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Due to its archipelagic nature, the Philippines is a culturally diverse… Read More »

Palestine Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction Palestine is part of the Eastern Mediterranean, which from a cultural point of view can be placed on the border between Southern Europe and the Middle East. The environment and business practices have similar specifics as in other states of the region, and partly depend… Read More »

Pakistan Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction The following paragraphs offer a basic orientation to the informal rules and customs that apply to conducting business in Pakistan. When doing business with a Pakistani counterpart, it is good to know a few rules that Pakistanis follow in order to avoid misunderstandings or unsuccessful… Read More »

Oman Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction Oman is an Arab country where a large number of the population has graduated from foreign universities. The culture of business dealings also corresponds to this. It is necessary to respect the traditional Arab/Muslim customs, the English language is a common means of communication during… Read More »

North Korea Culture of Business

Market entry: distribution and sales channels, use of local representatives, other factors affecting sales You can only do business in the country as a joint venture with Korean entities. While the foreign shareholder is mainly responsible for the supply of capital and technology, the Korean partner is responsible for, among other things, employees, distribution and… Read More »

Nepal Culture of Business

Basic data Capital Kathmandu Population 30.5 million Language Nepalese Religion Hinduism (80%) State system Parliamentary republic Head of State Bidya Devi Handari Head of government Sher Bahadur Deuba Currency name Nepalese Rupee (NPR) Travel Time shift +4.45 hours (in summer +3.45 hours) Economy 2021 Nominal GDP (billion USD) 125.3 Economic growth (%) 4 Inflation (%)… Read More »

Myanmar Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction The first contact with Myanmar traders is usually in person (eg meeting at a trade fair) or by phone. It is definitely not recommended to contact the company by email for the first time. Many, especially senior workers and businessmen, do not regularly check their… Read More »

Mongolia Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction Due to the specific market, language barrier (knowledge of languages ​​is weak) and cultural differences, it is not easy for Czech entities to do business on the Mongolian market without a local partner. Business opportunities are usually provided by a Mongolian company, in the case… Read More »

Maldives Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction The business language is English. Business cards are a must. Courtesy is highly valued in the Maldives and personal kindness can play a role in securing deals. Addressing Titles are very important and it is best to address partners directly using their professional title or… Read More »

Malaysia Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction Knowledge of the basic rules of generally acceptable behavior and customs in business dealings is absolutely crucial in multicultural Malaysia. It is necessary to remember that there are three culturally very different ethnicities living in Malaysia – the majority are Malay (approx. 60%), Chinese (23%)… Read More »

Lebanon Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction Lebanese business culture similar to that of other countries in the region. Muslim customs shape business practices, but their scope of influence is limited compared to other predominantly Muslim countries due to the presence of many religions in Lebanese society, which is approximately 30% Christian.… Read More »

Laos Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction Most of the rules of conduct, conduct and business practices are similar to those for Thailand, or another country in the SE Asia region. For important business meetings (ministries, state institutions) a suit is worn, for ordinary business meetings a shirt with a tie is… Read More »

Kyrgyzstan Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction In Kyrgyzstan, business, as in most Asian countries, also has a certain social aspect, and acceptance of customs is the first prerequisite for success. It must be taken into account that personal contact with a potential business partner cannot be dispensed with. Last but not… Read More »

Kuwait Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction The following paragraphs offer a basic orientation to the informal rules and customs that apply to conducting business in Kuwait. It goes without saying that these standards differ in many ways from what we are used to in the Czech Republic. The key to success… Read More »