Household spending in developed countries is growing much more slowly than in emerging countries, where it is increasing at rates of between 7.7% and 15.2%.
Although globalization is a fact there are studies that confirm that there are still important gaps that identify and separate some markets from others. A study conducted by Mintel and the Economist Intelligence Unit, market research specialists, proves this.
In Panama debates are firing up about the requirements for tax information exchange in what The Economist calls the "club of rich countries."
With the statement that "Panama is going through a tax revolution, with a direct impact on the competitiveness of the country", an article in Martesfinanciero.com reviews the concepts contributed by authorities and experts to the forum on the OECD's global project, organized by Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (CCIAP).
This was confirmed by an investigation carried out by the Intelligence Unit of the British magazine, The Economist, at the request of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the UK, that was obtained by the Prensa Libre.
Ondine Smulders, senior editor of The Economist, has said that the future economic scenario for El Salvador look gray: a slowdown in growth of up to 2.5% in 2009, due to the possible decline in consumption, exports and remittances.
Predicting the future is not easy, says Smulders, especially since the pre-electoral climate, as well as the world economic slowdown, cause investor perspectives to change and they need to have a clear rules of engagement to continue investing in the country.
The British magazine will hold an event on September 11 along with companies such as TACA, SAB Miller and Wal-Mart.
The event is called "El Salvador, investment and business destination: opportunities and challenges," and will cover topics such as perspectives of El Salvador as a tourist destination and the country as a regional platform for services.
The EconomistConferences has organized a Business Round Table with the private and public sectors for September 11.
"What are the possible post-election scenarios and their implication for future business and investment? What are the main needs of El Salvador regarding infrastructure and labor? What steps should be taken by the Government to attract investment in the next three to five years? These and other topics will be discussed at the Round Table.
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