international trade

Speaking of International Trade Opportunities:  “Você fala português?”

Speaking of International Trade Opportunities: “Você fala português?”

The Economist highlights opportunities and challenges involved in closer US/Brazil ties: Judging from the number of American investors turning up in São Paulo every week, Mr Obama must hear about the glowing opportunities Brazil presents in just about every time he meets businessfolk. But with the most overvalued currency of any big economy, Brazil’s own […]

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Services Could Fuel a Surge in US Exports

Services Could Fuel a Surge in US Exports

Twenty years ago, some “serious” business thinkers used to lament the rise of the US service economy.  They argued that a service-based economy was nothing more than (and this is an actual quote) “a bunch of people washing each other’s underwear.”  This was taken as a serious critique. A service economy was doomed, they reasoned, […]

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Globalization:  It’s not What You Think. . .Really

Globalization: It’s not What You Think. . .Really

This according to Pankaj Ghemawat of IESE Business School in Spain.  The Economist‘s Schumpeter summarizes some of Ghemawat’s findings about the extent and nature of globalization: Mr Ghemawat points out that many indicators of global integration are surprisingly low. Only 2% of students are at universities outside their home countries; and only 3% of people […]

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