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When looking at where to locate themselves, international businesses pay a lot of attention to the tax rates in different countries. Governments also often compete to one-up each other on their business taxes. The World Economic Forum’s recent global competitiveness report uses “total tax rate” as one measure of how […]
Americans exchange diamond rings as part of the engagement process, because in 1938 De Beers decided that they would like us to. Prior to a stunningly successful marketing campaign 1938, Americans occasionally exchanged engagement rings, but wasn’t a pervasive occurrence.
Not only is the demand for diamonds a marketing invention, but diamonds aren’t actually that rare. Only by carefully restricting the supply has De Beers kept the price of a diamond high.
The BRICS nations are set to approve the establishment of a new development bank to rival the World Bank and IMF at their fifth annual summit, which is due to start in the eastern South African city of Durban. The BRICS are Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
A list of the 12 best metropolitan areas in America, where buying a home opposed to renting may actually work out much cheaper. We looked at the average rental and sale prices of 2 bedroom units, for 12 metros with the lowest rent-buy ratio. A lower rent ratio would signal a buyer’s market.
All sports held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 4 venue clusters, Linked by high performance transport rail, New 6 lane high ways, Brazil’s economy has over taken United Kingdom’s (England’s) and Brazil is now places as the 5th or 7th largest economy in the world …
World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2012, check out each companies profile
S&P warned there was a 50% chance that USA would lose its AAA rating within 90 days
Finance, Stocks, Shares & ISA glossary – A-Z Definitions – Nice, simple and easy to use..
Brazil just became the 5th largest economy in the World (over taking Britain & France). 56..