Articles / Rubric: Global

April 2013 | Global
Businesses Go Shopping
The year 2013 could be a turning point in the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) sector; hungry for growth, entrepreneurs are searching for attractive assets. This is particularly true in America, where businesses are becoming more optimistic about their prospects, comp...

April 2013 | Global
How I Ate Horse
In February, a shockwave rippled through Europe as horsemeat, instead of 100% beef, was found among the ingredients of a well-known brand of lasagna. The news shocked everyone. Stores were quick to conduct laboratory tests on meat and recall food containing horsemeat. T...

April 2013 | Global
We Dont Want Spaniards To Be Afraid of Starting Their Own Businesses
Before the crisis in 2008, it was expensive and risky to register as a sole proprietor in Spain. Moreover, sole proprietors are not entitled to the unemployment benefits so beloved of Spaniards – all they get is a “settlement” to pay off their tax debt...

April 2013 | Global
Its Negotiable
U.S. and EU authorities have set an ambitious goal: to unite their countries in a single free trade zone. Theoretically, dismantling trade barriers promises great benefits for both sides, but experts warn that high expectations could bring negotiations to a standstill, ...

April 2013 | Global
Cutthroat Island
The forced writing off of taxes on deposits from Cypriot bank depositors could be a completely unpleasant precedent for hose benefiting from offshores worldwide. It is with radical steps like these that the island government could meet EU conditions of tightening fiscal...

March 2013 | Global
The Iraqi Patient
On March 20, 2013 it will be ten years since the war in Iraq started. Has a democratic, stable, and prosperous Iraq been created, thus achieving the aim so many times articulated by the U.S. government between the beginning of the Iraqi campaign and the pullout of Ameri...

March 2013 | Global
Russias Long Road to the WTO
Russia had been negotiating accession to the World Trade Organization for almost 19 years, and after it finally happened, many of the barriers that states had erected against Russian goods were not removed. But there has already been a noticeable gain from membership in...

March 2013 | Global
Islands of Contention
Russia and Japan have been discussing ownership over the four Kurile Islands – Kunashir, Shikotan, Iturup, and Habomai – since 1945. Recently, high-ranking officials have been talking about it more intensively. Both governments claim to want to reach an agre...

March 2013 | Global
Matter of Mentality
There are about 170,000 Chinese living in Spain, who own 20,000 shops, bars, and beauty salons throughout the country. Every year, €300 million leaks from Spain’s coffers due to the Spanish-Chinese shadow economy. The Chinese don’t legalize their busine...

March 2013 | Global
Yankees Are Going Home
In America, something is happening that no one could have conceived five years ago. Industrial companies that moved their production sites many years ago to countries with cheap labor are moving back home. What’s even more astonishing is that they are doing it for...

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