Posts Tagged ‘euro zone’

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    The GDP: French Labor

    Feb 27, 13 • 304 Views • No Comments

    By changing its GDP, France could make its economy look more robust. It also might defuse criticism from the CEO of tire maker Titan. Yes? Probably not but the issues are fascinating. In 2008, French President Nicholas Sarkozy asked Nobel Prize winning...  [read more]

  • Self-interest represents the seeds that blossom into economic growth.

    GDP: Where is the World Economy Going?

    Dec 20, 12 • 306 Views • No Comments

    Yesterday, the UN published a preview of its world economic outlook. While projections are always debatable, their graphs provide a snapshot of key economic issues. GDP Outlook: Oil Prices: Grain Prices:   These projections and comments from a...  [read more]

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    Greek Privatization Progress

    Nov 20, 12 • 302 Views • No Comments

    Will international creditors say yes again to Greece after today’s meeting in Brussels? Part of the deal involves selling or leasing whatever the Greek government owns. The proceeds reduce the debt and meanwhile, by building roads and business parks,...  [read more]

  • Displaying different strategies, McDonald's and Starbucks call a 16 ounce cup different names.

    Caffeine Highs and Lows

    Nov 18, 12 • 693 Views • No Comments

    Among the biggest coffee drinkers in the world, euro-zone consumers are cutting back. As one Milan café owner explained, “Since the beginning of the year most of our regulars cut their coffees from around four to two a day. Sometimes, instead of...  [read more]

  • Small Dogs Like Pomeranians are Typical in Brazil

    Pooches and Prosperity

    Nov 16, 12 • 335 Views • 1 Comment

    Chloe and Gus, my daughter’s miniature Pomeranians, consume organic dog food and use wee-wee pads, they visit the vet, the groomer, and enjoy their treats and toys. Because of Chloe and Gus, my cats, and the dogs in 1 out of every 4 households in the US, we...  [read more]