Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’

  • Emerging Markets demand More MIlk

    More Expensive Ice Cream?

    Mar 13, 14 • 801 Views • No Comments

    Milk prices are going up. And yet, in the US, we are drinking less milk. According to Corey Geiger, managing editor of Hoard’s Dairyman magazine, one reason is oil. Countries in the Middle East with massive oil reserves have to import 90% of their......  [read more]

  • Trans-Pacific Partnership

    B(T)FF… Best Trading Friends Forever

    Feb 27, 14 • 1005 Views • No Comments

    We can say that Mexico believes her top trading partner is the United States because the value of her exports to the US (2013: $370,826,831) added to the value of her imports from the US (2013: $370,746,056) is exceeded by none of her other trading......  [read more]

  • economic news summary and Coca-Cola mini small packaging

    Is “MexiCoke” Making a Mistake?

    Nov 8, 13 • 4052 Views • No Comments

    In Nevada convenience store coolers, at Wal-Mart or Costco, people empty the shelves the minute the Mexican Coca-Cola arrives. Coke says the glass bottle is the reason. Coca-Cola drinkers say they prefer “MexiCoke” because it is made with sugar......  [read more]

  • minimum wage rates and Big Macs

    Purchasing Power

    Feb 22, 13 • 1146 Views • 1 Comment

    The Big Mac Index is out again and not much has changed. Norway’s Big Macs are expensive and Chinese Big Macs are cheap. What do Big Mac prices tell us about purchasing power? Starting with an average U.S. price of $4.37, we can determine whether other......  [read more]

  • 19th Century Urban Transport Was An Environmental Problem

    “It’s Not Easy Being Green”

    Jun 12, 12 • 602 Views • No Comments

    Hearing Kermit the Frog say, “It’s not easy being green,” Mexican environmentalists might agree. Since March 2009, Mexican households have been offered cash payments or subsidized loans for replacing refrigerators and air-conditioners that......  [read more]