July 20, 2016 in Economics by Rob Power

The international Marketplace offers myriad possibilities for growth and profit, and as a result is a highly attractive prospect to many kinds of businesses. However there are many pitfalls and obstacles associated with becoming a multinational entity. To help you make the best decisions in this reg [...]

July 16, 2016 in Economics by Rob Power

Today Brazil has the tenth largest economy in the world but this is a relatively new situation by global economic standards. Between the years 2000 and 2012, Brazil ranked high amongst the fastest growing major economies in the world, achieving this through an average annual GDP growth surpassing 5% [...]

July 16, 2016 in Economics by Rob Power

In economic terms, there was scarcely a part of the world unaffected by the economic crash of 2008. The ripple effects were truly global though some countries fared worse than others. Ranked highly on all lists of countries most affected is Ireland. In fact the impact on Ireland was made far worse b [...]

June 18, 2016 in Economics by Rob Power

As long as I can remember I have been hearing people extoll the virtues of Japanese products, particularly automobiles. A belief solidified in my psyche having owned and extensively punished a Toyota Corolla over the course of fifteen years. I crashed it causing extensive damage, I drove across Euro [...]

May 18, 2016 in Economics by Rob Power

It has been a while since there has been any positive news with regard to the Italian economy. This month, with the release of statistics for the first quarter of 2015, there is finally a glimmer of hope, a tiny green shoot in soil, the fertility of which was beginning to come into question. So afte [...]

April 16, 2016 in Economics by Rob Power

While Napoleon’s fears are said to be based on the vast populations of poverty stricken citizens at a time when sheer numbers really meant something militarily, it is a different kind of force that China has used to shift the world on its axis in recent decades. Instead of vast armies, China now has [...]

January 18, 2016 in Economics by Rob Power

The world admires France in so many ways. Between Paris and the Riviera are a plethora of attractions that contribute to France being the most popular tourist destination in the world. There is scarcely a chef in the world who doesn’t hold dear the culinary traditions and cuisines of France. You can [...]