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¿Por qué las multinacionales no abandonan Venezuela?

elEconomistaAmerica - 15:25 - 7/02/2014











"Las empresas siempre están, como todos, a la expectativa de que haya un cambio de gobierno"










Esa es la gran pregunta que todos se hacen... Que todos nos hacemos. 





La incertidumbre y el rechazo al sector privado de Hugo Chávez, se ha intensificado con la presencia de Nicolás Maduro que, en los últimos días ha lanzado una nueva amenaza, la amenaza siempre latente de la expropiación. 




Sin embargo, las multinacionales no se van del país. 



Lee aquí la amenaza de expropiación de Maduro.






Y esa es la pregunta que se plantea en un interesante artículo BBC Mundo. "En la última década la relación entre las empresas privadas y el gobierno venezolano ha sido, lo menos, turbulenta. Pero ello no ha provocado una huída en masa de las corporaciones multinacionales", destacan. 







¿Apaga y vámonos?


Todo esto, recuerdan, a pesar de que el gobierno ha decretado un margen de ganancia del 30%, que la inflación en el país es la más alta de América Latina y qu…

NEW TRADE ROUTES : Militaries Know That The Arctic Is Melting — Here's How They're Taking Advantage

JEREMY BENDER AND MICHAEL B. KELLEY

JUN. 3, 2014, 2:58 PM





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The new Wild West


The Arctic, long considered an almost worthless backwater, is primed to become one of the most important regions in the world as its ice melts over the next few decades.



Unlike every other maritime area in the world, there is no overarching legal treaty governing the Arctic. 





Instead, the Arctic Council, made up of Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the U.S., oversees and coordinates policy.



But the Arctic Council has no regulatory power. The countries only use the Council to communicate on policy and research and each member state is free to pursue its own policies within their declared Arctic boundaries.



According to a presentation by the Council of Foreign Relations, the Arctic is of primary strategic significance to the five bordering Arctic Ocean states — the U.S. (red), Canada (orange), Russia (grey), Norway (blue), and Denmark (green).








Council on Foreign Relations













Openi…

UNDERSTANDING THE FEDERAL RESERVE IN 7 MINUTES

As members of the world's central banks (most importantly Draghi and the ECB this week) are held up as Idols on mainstream business TV, despite their disastrous historical performances and inaccuracies, we thought it time to dust off the dark 'reality' behind the Federal Reserve - the uber-central bank... perhaps summed up nowhere better than in the words of former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan himself... "There is no other agency of government which can over-rule actions that we take."










FRESHPLAZAS : REPORTE DE MERCADO EUROPEO

Los Países Bajos son el centro del comercio europeo del mango



Estabilidad en el comercio mundial de mango






El comercio mundial de los mangos está estable. Durante los últimos tres años se han comerciado 1,1 millones de toneladas de mangos por año a nivel internacional. 




Parte de los mango se vuelven a vender desde los países importadores, por lo que, si la importación de todos los países se suma, hay un total anual de 1,5 millones de toneladas con un valor colectivo de importación de 1.900 millones de dólares estadounidenses.





La producción de mangos está creciendo pero de momento no es alarmante. En total, se producen alrededor de 40 millones de toneladas de mangos en todo el mundo.





Los Países Bajos juegan un papel importante en este comercio. Globalmente, el país es el segundo mayor importador de mangos del mundo, pero casi el 80% se reexporta, haciendo que ocupe el cuarto lugar en la lista de exportadores de mango.





México, Brasil y Perú son los exportadores más importantes. Los EE.UU. son …

The 10 Most Expensive US Cities To Live In

STACY RAPACON, KIPLINGER


JUN. 2, 2014, 4:56 PM





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Honolulu, Hawaii.












Affordability aside, America's costliest cities often have a lot to offer residents: Vibrant economies, diverse populations, interesting attractions and active social scenes.







But are those amenities worth such high living costs? "That's a highly subjective question," says Dean Frutiger, of the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER). Costs alone cannot dictate the attractiveness of a place.







But knowing the numbers could help you make an informed decision about relocating to a pricey new city, he says. For example, a potential job may include a 20% raise if you move to a more expensive city, but given the higher living costs, that increase might actually be a pay cut in terms of purchasing power.







We identified ten pricey cities — five spots in California, four along the East Coast and one in Hawaii — using data on 308 urban areas collected by the C2ER. The organization'…

Colombia: Fresh cut mango will have a better quality for export

Research







A group of researchers from the National University in Palmira, managed to prolong the shelf life of sliced mango for the export industry to 21 days while preserving its nutritional quality.








Even though India is the world's largest mango producer with more than 11.6 million tons per year (according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture) and Colombia only produces 243,375 tons in 23,624 hectares, this product is considered of great importance to the Colombian agribusiness because of the significant per capita consumption, 5.27 kilograms per year.









According to the data from Agronet, between 2011 and 2012 there was a significant increase in the planted area and production of this fruit. The department of Tolima, for example, doubled production.






As such, the agro food business is growing in the country and there is the opportunity of exporting fruits and vegetables to the United States, the largest importer, with over 250,000 tons.






Cristian Torres Leon, agro-industrial engine…