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Smart Money Well Spent: Investing in the United States

Charles H. Rivkin | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
Charles H. Rivkin

On the first day of summer, in a hotel foyer brightened with banners of patriotic red, white and blue, I was delighted to experience the bustle and ex...

Duterte and 'The System'

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Things must be pretty bad if a man who endorses and participates in vigilante-style justice and summary executions led by death squads is overwhelmingly elected by the people to do so on a national level.

5 Ways to Minimize Inequality Amongst Americans

Dan S. Barnabic | Posted 03.03.2016 | Business
Dan S. Barnabic

The rise in inequality is widening at an alarming rate. Top 1 percent controlling 95 percent of the overall wealth is causing the rest of Americans to...

The 19,000-Pound Gorilla in the Room

Ali Jahangiri | Posted 02.25.2016 | Business
Ali Jahangiri

As two extension deadlines came and went for the EB-5 Regional Center Program at the end of 2015, it became clear that meaningful reform for the program would have to wait.

Reimagining Financial Capitalism: Promoting Socially-Responsible Investment in Cuba

Jose Gabilondo | Posted 10.21.2015 | World
Jose Gabilondo

For over half a century, Cuba has resisted its good neighbor to the North. Will Cuba maintain this tradition of self-determination while playing a bigger role in a global financial market? Letting foreign investors repatriate profits while safeguarding the island's sovereign prerogatives is part of the answer.

So You Think You Can Go Public? (Re)Meet the OTC

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

I believe, if you run a modern company, your stock options should be worth money and you should be able to turn around and sell or exercise them. In other words, your company stocks should be able to become your own currency.

Mexico's Foreign Investment Problem

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 05.14.2016 | World
Rodrigo Aguilera

Amid a recent flurry of announced investments in the booming Mexican auto sector, a cold hard fact is increasingly impossible to ignore: overall foreign direct investment (FDI) in Mexico has been nothing short of mediocre in recent years even despite the country's post-crisis hype.

Europe's Woes and the World's Poor

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 04.29.2015 | World
Marcelo Giugale

What does the sudden appreciation of the Swiss franc mean for the Eurozone? Will Russia's financial distress spill over to its neighbors? How those questions are answered will affect some of the world's richest countries -- the likes of France, Germany, and Italy. Usually ignored, it will also affect some of the poorest.

Does My Company Have What It Needs to Be Expanded Internationally?

Darilyn Aquino | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Darilyn Aquino

For the export to be successful we should obtain a realistic response to the questions that will help us to assess the real situation of the company and whether if the company has a real export potential and capacity.

REPORT: Think Tanks Sell Out To Foreign Governments With Eye On Washington

The New York Times | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics

The agreement signed last year by the Norway Ministry of Foreign Affairs was explicit: For $5 million, Norway’s partner in Washington would push top...

Key Steps to Not Fail in the Internationalization of Your Company

Darilyn Aquino | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Darilyn Aquino

The internationalization is not a simple step, since it requires time for planning, evaluation and implementation. Before taking the leap into foreign markets, we must take into account the following factors.

A New Empire?

China Hands | Posted 08.30.2014 | Books
China Hands

Kyle Hutzler reviews China's Second Continent For the past decade, the West has been obsessed with the narrative of Africa as a continent subject to...

Cuba's New Foreign Investment Law Is a Bet on the Future

William M. LeoGrande | Posted 06.09.2014 | World
William M. LeoGrande

The new foreign investment law passed unanimously last Saturday by Cuba's National Assembly is a key component of President Raul Castro's program to "...

What Can Foreign Investment Really Do for Your Country?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Marcelo Giugale

They generate benefits that go beyond their own businesses -- in technical jargon, they generate "spill-overs" for the rest of the economy. But, what evidence do we have that these spill-overs really exist?

Time for a Holiday That Brings Full Employment

Munir Moon | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics
Munir Moon

By removing the Scrooge-like obstacles embedded in the tax code, exiled cash could be fueling our sputtering American economy instead of creating jobs and investments in China or Vietnam by American multinational corporations.

What Is FIRPTA, and How Does It Affect My Commercial Real Estate Investment?

Phil Jemmett | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Phil Jemmett

Before FIRPTA became law, the U.S. had no way to tax foreigners on these profits. Now, FIRPTA requires withholding from a foreigner's rental income as well as withholding from a foreigner's gains (or losses) upon disposal of U.S. real estate.

The Piecemeal Sale of Honduras

Marco Cáceres | Posted 09.29.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

The new law gives the Honduran government the right to offer national territory and the resources within it as collateral to obtain credit, which the government can use to help pay off its debt -- estimated at $3 billion internally and US$4 billion externally.

Reflections on Chinese investments in the U.S.

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business
Efraim Chalamish

What do you get when the largest developing country in the world is investing more and more in the world's largest developed economy? Lots of question...

Jerry Brown Leaves the Party Behind in China

William Bradley | Posted 06.17.2013 | World
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown is just back from his first major trip abroad during this incarnation as California's governor. It coincided with the annual state Democratic convention, but that didn't give him pause as he had bigger fish to fry in China.

Israeli Elections and Foreign Investors

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 04.10.2013 | World
Efraim Chalamish

As analysts and investors look carefully at the result of recent Israeli elections , they should not get distracted by endless discussions about Middle East politics and military draft. They may want to hone on the government's annual returns. The devil is in the details.

Investing in Indonesia: The Promise and the Peril

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The government deserves credit for having stopped these attacks before they could be carried out, but the impression that is left is that terrorism will remain an influence in the Indonesian landscape for some time to come. So what does all this mean for foreign investors?

Rising U.S. Prices Turn Off Foreign House Hunters

Jed Kolko | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business
Jed Kolko

What do foreigners' favorite metros have in common? Two things: nice winters and big price declines during the housing bust. Foreigners want sunshine and bargains. The relationship between price declines and foreign share is especially strong.

You Too Could Work For An Indian Outsourcer

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.27.2012 | Business

American job seekers may be experiencing a slow season for hiring right now, but they can take heart because at least foreign companies are staffing u...

This Is America's 'Blind Spot'

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2012 | Business

* Each job at a foreign firm's U.S. unit supports 3 others * Manufacturing employment leads other sectors * U.S. slice o...

The Return of Investment Policy -- The U.S. Is Back in the Game

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 07.03.2012 | Business
Efraim Chalamish

Recent public announcements and draft agreements are meaningless if the U.S. government will not push forward and negotiate tailored economic arrangements with its economic partners.