Nestor Javier Britez Olmedo

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Paraguay’s eye-popping Q1 GDP: more than meets the eye

Print this page<p>Paraguay’s economy is on fire. Gross domestic product surged by a jaw-dropping 14.8 per cent in the first quarter, compared with the …

The scary reality of China’s debt crisis

The headlines today were awash with relief that China’s liquidity crisis has subsided, as the central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), finally came to the aid of banks after a week-long standoff. But it’s hard to look at this chart and see cause for relief:<p>“Keep in mind 8-9% is right on the …

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A Strange Occurrence In The Derivatives Market Suggests The Bond Sell-Off Is Different This Time

The phrase "this time is different" doesn't usually spark very positive reactions. But I don't care because there's one thing about the market these days that makes me think that something is strange when compared to previous bond market sell-offs.<p>If you follow me on twitter you will have noticed …

7 financial terms every serious entrepreneur should know

<i>Jed Simon is the chief executive officer of FastPay, an online finance company focusing on digital businesses.</i><p>There are brilliant technologists and business leaders in today’s tech world, but while startups have their own, great talents, we’re seeing one common weakness: lack of understanding …

The G8 summit is a real chance to clean up the mess that is international tax law

Leaders from the world's richest countries will gather in Northern Ireland on 17-18 Junewith a chance to make a real impact. At a time when austerity …

Cheap credit has inflated the markets, and we could be in for a crash landing

During the past four centuries, there have been five occasions when major credit bubbles have led to stonking crashes. Tulip mania in 17th-century …

The one thing that makes a company last forever

All companies hit rough patches from time to time. But only a few manage to survive decade after decade—some of them in a form that bears no resemblance to the original organization. Nokia began in 1865 as a riverside paper mill along the Tammerkoski Rapids in southwestern Finland. In the late …

Innovation

Eurozone: three countries have debt-to-income ratios of more than 300%

Ireland, Greece and Portugal are labouring under debt-to-income ratios of more than 300%, according to figures that expose the indebtedness of …

Emerging Market Rout Spells Opportunity

The investor love affair with emerging markets is quickly fading. For much of the past decade, emerging markets – Asia being the largest – were the place to be, offering explosive growth compared to the meagre offerings of the developed world. The trend spawned sexy acronyms such as BRICs, numerous …