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INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND: The Washington, D.C.-Based IMF Pinned Much Of The Blame For The Lower Growth Forecast On The U.S., Whose Economy Contracted In The First Quarter Of This Year.


International Monetary Fund Scales Back Global Economic Forecast

The International Monetary Fund has undimmed expectations for global economic growth this year, despite Greece’s debt crisis and recent volatility in Chinese financial markets, but has scaled-back its 2015 growth forecast to take into account the impact of recent weakness in the U.S. economy.   In an update to its World Economic Outlook report released… Read More


TEEING UP AN INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY TaylorMade President John Kawaja says that the golf brand used to apply its U.S. strategy overseas. But after falling behind its competitors, the company began crafting its approach based on the unique factors of each foreign market.

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VIRGINIA GOVERNOR TERRY MCAULIFFE: Plans to Grow Jobs With International Trade Program.

Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virginia announced recently the creation of the Virginia International Trade Alliance (VITAL), a new initiative managed


PROFESSIONAL HELP In addition to stacks of paperwork, opening a bank account in Europe will require the help of an accountant and attorney.

Your product is selling like gangbusters in the U.S.—and you’re certain it’ll be a sleeper in Europe. Should you open a bank account in any European

WHEN THE GOING GETS RUFF Consultant Michael Zakkour traveled to China to check on a potential dog apparel manufacturer for a client that made pet food. What he found were red flags.

While hunting for a supplier to make cute sweaters and shoes for dogs, a U.S.

China banks holding low gold reserves but may be misreporting and manipulating international currency markets.

In a world where money flows more freely over borders—both real and virtual—than in any time in human history, it’s easy to forget that gold remains


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AUTOMATION: Day-to-day, repetitive tasks are the first that should be automated.

Immediate and sustainable productivity improvements across an entire organization are the primary reasons behind most software implementation projects. But software in isolation can’t solve business problems.

DESCARTES: Acquisition adds denied party screening to logistics system portfolio.

Descartes Systems Group announced that it has acquired MK Data Services LLC, a provider of denied party screening trade data and solutions. The purchase price was

THAT SHIP HAS SAILED: CargoSmart Helps Shippers Retrieve and Visualize Sailing Schedules.

CargoSmart Limited has announced last week the availability Big Schedules, a new sailing schedule search platform that helps shippers and logistics service providers manage and visualize

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