Tag: global

January 24, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Unravel Outlook 2020: global supply chains will unravel.  Trade wars, tariffs, Brexit & new populist governments will unwind world manufacturing & service links. Those connections had increased cooperation & lowered costs through economies of scale.  Breaking up is hard to do, will slow innovation & raise costs for consumers.  Unhappy bunny Guessed  the Word?     …

November 4, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Split World economy milestone splits: 1494, 1945, 2019?  1494 Treaty of Tordesillas red vertical line divided the “New World” between Spain & Portugal.  1945 Iron Curtain divided Europe between the West & the Soviet bloc.  2019 US & China tariff war splits the world economy into 2, forcing trading partners to choose 1 or the…

May 31, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Tariff war What happens to the global economy if the tariff war escalates?  The tide going out lowers all boats.  Higher import costs drive up inflation, squeeze buying power & drag down consumption.  Firms respond to lower demand & earnings by cutting investment & jobs, which worsens the downturn.  Tariffs sound good, but are actually…

September 26, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Overload US share of global travel market is falling.  Overloading tourists, trade show attendees & students with bureaucracy hurts the economy, reduces influence, & deters would-be allies in the fight against terror.  Has a veteran of the hospitality business turned inhospitable? Guessed the Word?               Series 30 (2/4)     …

November 20, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

Export No trade deal?!   UK firm, Huntley & Palmers, was one of the 1st global brands, and the world’s largest biscuit maker in 1900. Taken to the South Pole by Capt. Scott, and to Africa by Stanley seeking Dr. Livingstone, the easily-recognized, highly-decorated tins were a powerful marketing tool (and kept biscuits fresh for years) Guessed the…

April 28, 2017 admin123@ No comments exist

  LIBOR  London Interbank Offered Rate The world’s most important no.  Sets interest rates globally.  Changes daily. Based on estimates from a group of banks worldwide, of the lowest rate at which they can borrow. Started 1969 – for the 1st time, London banker, Minos Zombanakis, got a GROUP of banks to lend $80m at a…