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How Has The Freight Industry Been Affected By The Economy?

The freight industry has seen some major changes in recent years, causing freight companies themselves to massively change their processes…

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How Has the Economy Affected the Freight Industry?

Sea freight is often seen as the less impressive alternative to the remarkable world that is air freight. However, although…

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Are U.K. Businesses Outperforming US Companies?

According to the latest data, businesses in the United Kingdom are soundly trouncing their counterparts in the United States –…

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More Mining Industry Struggles Coming In South Africa

South Africa is the largest producer of platinum, the precious metal that is used in hard disks and cars. The…

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How Small Business Growth Helps the Economy

While many people know that large corporations contribute to economic growth, since they produce a massive amount of money and…

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How Has the Eurozone Recession Affected International Trade?

The recent economic crisis has lingered for several years and has affected numerous companies, corporations, and even countries. The Greek…

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What are PESTs and How They Strain Your Business

When referring to business ‘pests’, I don’t mean your neighborhood troublesome rodents. In business terms, pests represent the political, economic, social and technological factors that could affect your business in either a positive or in a negative way. These pest factors have a significant impact on business organizations and if gone un-noticed, could have a detrimental effect on trade transactions and progress of a business. Business environments are constantly changing and a proactive step must be taken in order to stay ahead of the tide.

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Payroll Tax Holiday Winds to an End

Almost a year ago, an extension was filed on the yearlong provision set forth in the Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011. Around 160 million people were affected by this 2% reduction in the tax on their payroll, says corporate payroll services departments. The reduction brought the percentage from 6.2% down to 4.2%.

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Can Mining Save Australian Economy

When it comes to the economy in Australia mining has always played a vital role. Australia has seen times when…

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Unskilled Labor: A Light in an Otherwise Gloomy Outlook

If there is a bright spot in the current economic doldrums it’s the fact that unskilled workers are probably in a good position to find work, much more so than their skilled counterparts.

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Top 5 Most Shocking Bankruptcies of 2012

Bankruptcy is often viewed as a last resort. Individuals and entities do all they can to pay back their loans and stay afloat without having to declare the protection that bankruptcy offers. Still, more and more people are finding that bankruptcy is a viable alternative with today’s downward trending economy. However, even though Chapter 7 bankruptcy is on the rise, there were some bankruptcies in 2012 that shocked us all.

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The Global Controversy of Automated and High Frequency Trading

Automated or high frequency trading may not be an entirely new concept, but it is certainly one that has gained significant popularity during the last five years. 2012′s World Automated Trading Championships provides an insight into this growth, as it is now into its sixth year and has experienced a rising audience on an annual basis.

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The Rise of Unemployment and the Effect on the Global Economy

All across the globe, the rising need for jobs can be seen and felt. It can be seen in the eyes of the families wishing to escape from poverty but with no means to do so. It can be heard in every sigh a frustrated job seeker lets out after being told that all positions have been filled. It can be felt in the fresh graduate’s disillusionment about the real world of employment (or unemployment). No country, even the most powerful one, has been spared from the ravages of the mighty beast called unemployment. What’s even worse is that the beast is growing in proportions day after day. Here’s the real score about the growing unemployment rate worldwide:

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How Can I Recession Proof My Business?

The current state of the economy can pose a risk to your business. Here are some tips to help you come up with a recession-proof business that will still thrive and prosper during difficult times:

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The Global Impact of Informal Economies

Informal economy: be honest, what was the first thing that came to kind? Curbside fruit and vegetable vendors in South Africa? Ear wax removers in India? Bet you didn’t think of the US and EU.

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Top Reasons that Jobs Abroad Attract Workers from the United States

Blue and White Collar workers both want good jobs with great benefits, and many times they can get much better offers overseas than they can in the United States. This could be due to high exchange rates or prospering economic conditions in other countries, but whatever the case these workers seem to come out ahead. Others just want the experience of living in another country to experience the culture.

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When will the Economy Recover 2012?

One of the biggest concerns on the mind of average Americans, investors, big businesses and small businesses today is the…

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Indian Economy 2012 Forecast

The Indian economy has come a long way in the past few years, ever since the Indian government decided to…

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Doing Business in Croatia

Croatia is a unitary democratic parliamentary republic in Europe at the crossroads of Central Europe, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean. Its capital and largest city is Zagreb. The country’s population was 4.29 million in…

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Doing Business in Ethiopia

It is the second-most populous nation in Africa, with over 82 million inhabitants,  it is also the most populous landlocked nation in the world. Currently,…

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Business in Bolivia

Bolivia is a landlocked country in central South America. It is bordered by Brazil to the north and east, Paraguay and Argentina to the south, Chile to the southwest, and Peru to the west.  It…

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Australia Economy Facts

A highly developed country, Australia is the world’s 13th-largest economy and has the world’s fifth-highest per capita income. With a nominal GDP of $1.507…

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