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Corporación Multi-Inversiones: A Century of Progress & Development in Latin America

For a company about to celebrate its 100th anniversary, one can assume that many things have changed and evolved. So it is for Corporación Multi-Inversiones (CMI) as it approaches its first century in business, but one thing has not changed: the

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Fitch Ratings: Global Perspectives, Strong Local Experience and Credit Market Expertise

Fitch Ratings, a division of Fitch Group, is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. The additional context, perspective and insights the company provides have helped investors fund a century of growth — and make important credit judgments

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Ann Low, US Department of State: Combat Corruption by Enabling Tax Payment – El Salvador Case Study

In May 2016, the US Department of State funded a project in El Salvador’s third-largest city, Santa Ana, to discover whether incentives for business registration and enabling tax payments could reduce corruption and rebuild trust in government. Two years later,

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Chile Minister of Economy, Development, and Tourism José Ramón Valente: Escaping the Middle-Income Trap

Early in November, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) paid homage to Chile’s economic resilience and progress. It lavished praise on the country for its willingness to embrace the structural reforms with which the administration of Chilean President Sebastián Piñera aims

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Young Congresswoman Refuses to Play Nice

It takes the gumption of a hero to identify as a socialist in the United States, and something of a miracle to get elected to public office under a red banner. But that is what 29-year old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has

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Book Review: The Neighborhood by Mario Vargas Llosa

Missed Opportunity These are not the best of times for Peruvian novelist and Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa. A liberal on continent mostly ruled by demagogues who pay lip service to whatever ideology is in vogue, the writer has sought

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EY: Argentina – Aspects of the Labour & Social Security Reform

A labour and social security reform bill has been recently sent to the Argentine Congress. In general, proposed amendments represent material changes to current regulations and introduce new concepts. Although the government has the support of the main labour unions,

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Otaviano Canuto & Matheus Cavallari, World Bank: Bloated Central Bank Balance Sheets

Central banks of large advanced and many emerging market economies have recently gone through a period of extraordinary expansion of their balance sheets and are all now possibly facing a transition to less abnormal times. However, the fact that one

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Ernst & Young: Argentina – New Government Measures to Improve and Strengthen Employment

Argentine payroll costs are the highest in Latin America, standing at a maximum of 40%. Social security and health care employer contributions amount to 23% or 27%, based on each employer, whereas contributions withheld from employees stand at 17%.  In

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Evan Harvey, Nasdaq: A Short-Term Look at Long-Term Growth – The Expert Outlook on 2017

Given the rapidly changing state of our global economic and political picture, it can be daunting to integrate sustainability strategies into business practices. This has ever been the case, but perhaps the tension between short-term deliverables and longer-term principles is

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