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Economic insights

Articles covering crucial aspects of the global economy.

Commercial Developments in MERCOSUR

1 May 2010
Since its creation in 1991, MERCOSUR (acronym in Spanish for Mercado Común del Sur or Common Market of the South) has been developing at an uneven pace.

International Tax Representation

1 April 2010
Companies planning to expand their international operations need to consider a wide variety of factors: Foreign demand for the company’s products and services;  transparency and cost efficiency of foreign subsidiaries; operating, investing, financing and non-cash expenses; and the impact of international expansion on the company’s aggregate tax burden.

The Smartphone and its Risks

1 March 2010
Having a few key safeguards in place can reduce the risk of smartphones becoming a matter of national security.

Creating Enterprise: Wide Risk Awareness Are Your Clients Building Prudent ‘Risk Cultures’?

1 January 2010
The collapse of Enron and other corporate scandals in the early 2000s demonstrated how imprudent company cultures can lead to unethical practices and outright fraud. The more recent implosion of Lehman Brothers showed how a culture of risk-taking pervaded financial institutions and precipitated the global financial meltdown.

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