From Metals to Memory, Dumping Makes a Comeback
March 2009 | John Price & Evette Treewater, Miami
Falling global demand for commodities produced a tsunami of new antidumping investigations in 2008. As the financial crisis takes hold worldwide, this trend is spreading from traditional commodities, such as copper and iron ore, to the new generation of commodities – tech components.
Caribbean Consumers Buck the Trend
March 2009 | Mario Rubio, Mexico City
Caribbean nations are not immune to the crisis, but in Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago, where product choice and access to credit expanded dramatically in recent years, consumers are reluctant to give up their recent gains.
March 2009 | Silvia Chavez & Guillermo Tello, Mexico City
Truck cargo costs on Mexican roads have spiked 40% in three years due to added insurance coverage, armed escorts and even GPS devices installed by trucking companies in efforts to thwart organized crime
Beware of Imposters, Impersonators and Embellishers
March 2009 | Marsha T. Shulman, Miami
Employers can expect to encounter more cases of resume fraud among entry-level, mid-level and executive-level candidates. From modest embellishment of accomplishments to the fabrication of degrees, today’s job-seekers are motivated by a desire to get a leg up in an extremely competitive job market.
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