Northern Europe

A collection of resources on Northern Europe - featuring Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden

Introduction

Northern Europe is the northern part or region of Europe. It consist of five countries Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden as well as their autonomous regions . The Nordic countries have much in common in their way of life, history, language andsocial structure. Politically, Nordic countries do not form a separate entity, but they co-operate in the Nordic Council. At 3,425,804 square kilometers, they form the 7th largest area in the world, though 51,7 per cent of this area is uninhabitable and formed by icecaps and glaciers. In January 2013 Northern European countries had a combined population of around 26 million people. They are the top performers in numerous metrics of national performance, including education, economic competitiveness, civil liberties, quality of life, and human development. Source, Wikipedia

Below you will find a collection of helpful resources, events, white papers and publications on Business in Northern Europe or Business with Northern Europe.

The resources section covers corporate and personal tax rates worldwide, translation services, business and property insurances, business banks worldwide, visa requirements, lawyers and accountants worldwide, country-specific human rights guidance and much more.

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White Papers & Publications

Browse Bizezia’s publications on international business – simply click on the image to load the publication.

Exporting: Doing Business Overseas

This 8 page guide will help you with your decision to begin exporting by giving you a clear understanding of what is involved.

Business Etiquette - International Business

This expansive paper details etiquette relating to Jewish, Muslim and Arabic culture as well as country-specific etiquette.

Merger and Acquisition Checklist

Explore some of the strategic considerations of cross border deals and see a sample checklist for the buyer’s due diligence.

Accountants and Consultants Around the World

A fully comprehensive listing of Accounting and Consulting Networks and Associations around the globe, as well as a listing of Regional Organisations and Networks.

Business and Property Insurances Around the World

From Africa to Asia, to Europe and America, this is a great resource for anybody looking for Business or Property insurance around the world.

Law Firms and Networks Across the World

A comprehensive listing, including Bar Associations, Lawyers Associations, Professional Bodies, Large Firms around the world and International Networks and Associations.

Embassies and Consulates Around the World

A listing of resources and websites to get information on Embassies and Consulates around the world.

Visa Requirements Around the World

This publication details where you can get information on VISA requirements for different parts of the world; including China, Japan, Canada, Australia and more.

Trade Fairs Around the World

A list of useful websites to can find information on International Trade Fairs happening around the world. Additionally, we also have a separate events calendar.

Banks Around the World

A directory of the World’s biggest banks, Offshore/Private banks, the UK biggest banks and banks shown by Zone and country

 

Translation Services

This 2 page publication details where to find translation services and which language each service can provide.

 

Glossaries For Use Around The World

An index of Bizezia’s Business Glossaries – from Accounting term, to Islamic Investment and Financial Terms.

Domain Names Around the World

Recently, there have been a large number of new domain names –  these are shown in this directory.

Information for Exporters

This 20 page document is designed to assist UK businesses wishing to export or operate commercial activities in other countries.

Miscellaneous Information

Miscellaneous: Country Profiles, Public Holidays, Internet/Phone Codes and more…

Hiring Staff Worldwide

Including recommended reading, useful information and World Bank and IFC Guides on employment issues.

Information about Apostilles

An explanation of Apostille and a  list of Countries which accept the Apostille Certificate.

Schools Around the World

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Commercial Sales and Letting Agents

Coming soon…

Residential Sales and Letting Agents

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Country by Country

Browse the publications on doing business with Northern European countries, sorted country by country in alphabetical order.
NB: Some countries span more than one zone. Some zones are split into different regions. Resources, Events, White Papers and Publications may not be shown for all countries.

Denmark

– Economy Profile: Denmark – from World Bank and IFC

Finland

– Economy Profile: Finland – from World Bank and IFC

Iceland

– Economy Profile: Iceland – from World Bank and IFC

Norway

– Economy Profile: Norway – from World Bank and IFC

Sweden

– Economy Profile: Sweden – from World Bank and IFC

Events

Simply click on the coloured strip to view details about the particular business event for Northern Europe.

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Resources

> www.openaeuropeancompany.com – The European Company Formation Experts. With a network of country representative offices, legal and financial contacts they can assist you with company formations in all 26 countries throughout Europe.

> InterContinental Finance MagazineIntercontinental finance has slowly established itself as an industry leading publication. It provides its massive readership with clear and concise reports and reviews, highlighting the very best of advisors, financiers and banks across all Continents, whilst displaying Global transactional activity.

> CIA logowww.cia.gov – The central intelligence agency (CIA) provide a substantial number of documents and other resources. Among these are the world fact book for 267 world entities, maps and chiefs of state and cabinet members of foreign governments.

>World bank logo  The World Bank website – The World Bank publish information of every country. Go to the site and select the country for which you need information

> Rocket Matter – Lawyers: Discover how the fastest online legal software for small and mid-size law firms can make liferocketmatter a whole lot easier. Take a look at their 30 minute tour of the major features of Rocket Matter, including task tracking, invoicing, calendaring, document storage, Google and Dropbox Integration, and more! Click here.

>KPMGlogo KPMG’s Corporate tax rates table – Provides a view of global corporate tax rates between 2006 and 2014.

> KPMG’s EU country profiles – KPMG’s European Tax Centre publishes a yearly profile on the tax systems of most European countries, useful for cross-border planning with that country.

> KPMG’s Taxation of international executives – KPMG member firms have produced a series of summaries titled Taxation of International Executives. These summaries cover relevant income tax and social security rates, together with the key aspects of the tax legislation relating to expatriate employees working in these countries.

> Chambers Global Guide – The client’s guide to the world’s best Lawyers. Published annually in March, Chambers Global Guide covers over 190 countries across the world. It also includes Region-wide and Global-wide sections.

> International Correspondence Lawyers – A directory that provides lawyers worldwide with an opportunity to present their company details, correspondence languages and fields of expertise. There is also an associated directory of financial advisors and tax consultants as well as general information on tax rates, legal forms of companies and requirements for setting up a company in more than 70 countries.

> A Global Guide to Business Etiquette – A beautiful PDF by The Star Alliance Network, providing a guide to global business etiquette.

Crown Relocations – With almost 50 years of experience, Crown Relocations provide intelligence to emigrating individuals and to transferring employees to assist in planning, living and working in a new place. Their comprehensive services support relocating individuals, families and employees all over the world.

> Employment Rights in Europe – Written by Sofie Persson, this is a brief look at employment rights in Europe, focussing on discrimination and recruitment.

> Read the latest blog posts on what’s happening in Europe by visiting our blog here

> Culture Savvy test – How culturally aware are you? Do you blunder through social and business situations wherever you’re travelling, or do you appreciate the subtleties of business style in every country you visit? Answer the questions to find out.

> Body Language test – By reading a prospect’s gestures you can minimize perceived sales pressure and know when it’s appropriate to close the sale. Acquiring this important communication skill will make you a more effective trainer, a stronger recruiter and a more persuasive leader.

World Trade Link – a matchmaking service where members can introduce you to their clients in the same, similar or relevant market sectors, with experience of international law, for possible mutual business opportunities.

> Glossary of Terms: International Business – from Wall Street Journal

> Business Law International – Law journal devoted to issues of relevance to the international commercial, legal and academic community, published by the IBA’s Legal Practice Division

> Bloomberg Rankings: Countries – Best for doing business rankings

> HSBC Country Guides – If you’re looking to expand your operations in new markets, HSBC can put the right information in your hands

Europa.eu – Your rights country by country – find out about your pension rights, unemployment benefits, family benefits and other social security rights in Europe.

> App: Doing Business at a Glance 2014 – Download International Finance Corporation and the World Bank‘s app to compare rankings and indicators from economy to economy or economy to region.

> Law Library – The International Finance Corporation and the World Bank‘s law library is the largest free online collection of business laws and regulations. It is updated regularly but they are unable to guarantee that laws are the most recent version.

> IFLR1000 – the guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. They produce: annual law firm and lawyer rankings, a directory of firms and lawyers active in financial and corporate work, daily news and features including analysis of market trends and law firm news.

>  www.businesseurope.eu – the leading advocate for growth and competitiveness at European level, standing up for companies across the continent and campaigning on the issues that most influence their performance.

> Tax-News.Com – This daily worldwide tax news service is continuously updated through the day. Search the 45,000 plus story archive for free.

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