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July - August 2013 | Companies and Markets
Gold in the Bear Pit
The gold price is continuing to fall. The uninterrupted decline began at the end of 2011, and the market has had a distinctly “bearish” trend. The precious metal has already lost 26%, and experts say this is not the limit. With the current price at $1,390 pe...

July - August 2013 | Companies and Markets
From Luxury to the Masses
Asian consumers have had their fill of luxury clothing brands. For the first time in the region, budget clothing brands like Zara and Uniqlo have become some of the most sought-after. However, international retailers will have to withstand stiff competition from local p...

July - August 2013 | Companies and Markets
Rose-Colored Glasses Back in Style
The global economy and financial markets are once again receiving optimistic forecasts. Although the main problems that caused the crisis haven’t been solved, experts are looking at the future with a sigh of relief. At the same time, developed and developing count...

July - August 2013 | Companies and Markets
You Cant Pump Up a Flat Tire Until Youve Patched It First
Gleb Nikitin, Russian Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, talked with World Economic Journal about the new state industrial policies, programs, and challenges the Ministry is facing.

July - August 2013 | Companies and Markets
France Is Electrifying Its Wheels
At the Geneva Motor Show in March, Renault unveiled a new model to the public – the Renault ZOE – a 100% electric car, and at the end of April they announced the creation of an electric sports car, the Renault Twizy. The popularity of environmentally friendl...

May 2013 | Companies and Markets
Great European Clearance Sale
Fearing aggravation of the crisis, European banks are selling off real estate assets, the prices for which have plummeted during the last couple of years. Experts say that now is the best time to buy cheap European real estate.

May 2013 | Companies and Markets
Turn Off the Lights When You Leave
Investors are leaving the Spanish energy sector and its administrative instability is all to blame. In trying to ensure a comfortable existence for the energy sector, the Prime Minister changed laws governing the sector six times last year. According to experts, only de...

May 2013 | Companies and Markets
Demand for Cheaper Czech Food
Czech food producers have prepared their answer to the new leader of the Public Affairs political party, Vit Barta. A week earlier, the newly elected leader had declared that it is the producers who are responsible for the price hikes on foodstuffs, guided by the law re...

May 2013 | Companies and Markets
India lets in retailers
India is gradually opening the retail market tp foreign investors. There is not complete freedom, but the prospects are nevertheless promising. However, retail networks will have to overcome the protests of the opposition parties and many bureaucratic obstacles.

May 2013 | Companies and Markets
Shadow Economy Interferes with Online Trading
Despite the lack of clear rules and the poor transportation infrastructure, the Russian e-commerce market is quickly growing and attracting investors. Yet most are nowhere near attaining profitability because of the interference of the gray market.

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