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The world biggest importers

The world biggest importers

Posted on July 22, 2018
After the map of the top 10 exporters of the world, now we can see the map of the biggest importers as well. Unsurprisingly, the leading 10 is the same on both lists, but there are changes in their order. Let’s see the top 10 and the differences, too.

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How Europe makes investments safer

How Europe makes investments safer

Posted on July 15, 2018
15 The European Union is making the financial sector safer: with MiFID 2, the EU is now among the best regulated markets and provides the safest environments for investors. The regulations can also make things more transparent and easier to understand. Six months after the launch of the new regulation, there are already some important experiences.

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Most valuable brands of the world

Most valuable brands of the world

Posted on July 11, 2018
The world’s 100 most valuable brands are worth more than a breathtaking $2.15 trillion. That is more than the GDP of Brazil. What’s even more surprising is that 8 of the most valuable 10 is an American brand.

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The US’ export power

The US’ export power

Posted on July 01, 2018
Donald Trump is often unsatisfied with the magnitude of American trading, saying his country is in serious trade deficit. But is the US really in such a bad place right now? Data paints a different image: The States is the world’s second greatest exporter and biggest economy.

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The US can become a net energy exporter

The US can become a net energy exporter

Posted on June 24, 2018
The US can become a net energy exporter in 3 years if Bloomberg’s expectations become real. This could happen the first time since 1957. The reason is simple: energy production grows fast, while consumption remains mostly the same. Natural gas may have a leading role in all this.  

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