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When to Use Certified vs Notarized Translations

March 21, 2017

certified translationIf you need to get a document professionally translated, you may be asked to provide proof that you used a qualified service. This proof usually comes in one of two forms: a certified translation or a notarized translation. The differences between the two – and when they are used – are significant.

Certified Translation

A certified translation means that the LSP or translator has provided a signed statement that the translation is a true and accurate translation of the original. Read more about: When to Use Certified vs Notarized Translations  »

Translation Versus Localization: Keys to International eCommerce Success

March 14, 2017

ecommerceThe world may be your oyster—if you’re an international business sourcing pearls. If you’re selling pearls, however, the world is much more than your oyster. The world is your potential customer base.

Retail eCommerce sales will reach almost $2 trillion in 2016, accounting for 8.7% of total retail spending worldwide. By 2020, that number is predicted to increase to over $4 trillion, constituting nearly 15% of total yearly retail spending. Read more about: Translation Versus Localization: Keys to International eCommerce Success  »

The Value of Multilingual Colleagues in the Translations Process

March 6, 2017

multilingualThe documentation required for a product launch in the life sciences industry is diverse and can be staggering in scale. Labeling, pre-clinical and clinical reports, literature publications, and marketing materials – each require input and expertise across multiple departments before a medical product can be marketed and sold domestically.

On the international stage, a product launch requires the additional step of expert medical translations. When facing tight budgets and deadlines, managers may be tempted to rely on their in-house colleagues’ foreign language skills to cut down on time and cost. Read more about: The Value of Multilingual Colleagues in the Translations Process  »

Emerging Trends in Bitcoin Regulation

February 28, 2017

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Bitcoin, which appeared on the world stage in 2008, is a multi-faceted phenomenon: it is a technology, a currency, an investment vehicle and it has created a community of users. And, like many fintech (financial technology) innovations over the last decade, the Bitcoin digital currency has provided a disruptive alternative to traditional currency-based financial methods and institutions.

A Bitcoin Primer

In a nutshell, Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer system for online payments & Read more about: Emerging Trends in Bitcoin Regulation  »

Global Corruption and FCPA Enforcement Actions on the Rise

February 21, 2017

glabal curruption fcpa blogTransparency International recently released its much anticipated Corruption Perceptions Index for 2016. This global index ranks countries by their perceived levels of corruption, on a scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). According to the Index, “More countries declined than improved in this year’s results, showing the urgent need for committed action to thwart corruption.”

With global corruption on the rise and a call for increased anti-corruption enforcement, Read more about: Global Corruption and FCPA Enforcement Actions on the Rise  »