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Amazon Prime?

‘Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world in area, encompassing some 3.2 million square miles. It ranks fifth in the world by size of population, having 210 million people within its borders. Brazil by area is almost half

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Any Port In A Storm

As worldwide Quantitative Easing is reversed, liquidity is drying up; Interest rates are rising and, as if it were the tide going out, weak countries and companies with debt that has dragged them to the bottom, are revealed. As a

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Worth A Gamble

As I write this – the final roundup of economic trends for 2018 – I am trying to establish whether it has been a good year or not. If I had to place my bets I would wager that it

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Come What Maple

Canada, like the US but smaller. That’s what many of my friends think and, for sure, the country sits in the shadow of its southern neighbour. Even Canadian sources compare Canada’s performance with the US. It does not help that

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An Elite Opportunity

At the turn of the year GTN caught up with Shaun Ellis of Optics Warehouse. He outlined that the business was branching out; developing Elite Optical Distribution to meet the needs of the trade. With new optics brands launching at

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Mexican Stand-Off

If only I had chosen my parents more carefully, I would have gone to Eton and joined the ruling class. If only Mexico could sort out the drug cartels, it would be a great country. It has 31 states and

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Kicked To The Curb

To put the bins out I have to take 52 steps down from my back door to the front gate. Our rubbish has to be ‘protected’ in big, black, seagull-proof, hessian sacks. Inevitably, despite an almost religious adherence to the

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Fjord Focus

The threat of a no-deal Brexit is becoming increasingly likely. Roger Williams investigates Norway – another European nation outside of the EU and one of the top ten countries (out of 189) for ease of doing doing business. Most Norwegians

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Beat The Top Brass

Trump’s international trade manoeuvres are paying dividends, but as Roger Williams explores, trading commodities can be used to your advantage. I was was a blue button, a runner of messages, on the London Stock Market. The traders there used to

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Experience The Emirates

A YOUNG COUNTRY, THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES WAS FORMED NEARLY 50 YEARS AGO and consists of seven emirs of Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, Ras al-Khaimah and Umm al-Qaiwain. The most open of all Arabic countries, the UAE and

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