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Did You Know 1 in 4 Florida Voters Is Registered As Minor Party or No Party Affiliation?

August 24, 2015 |

Nearly 27 percent of Florida’s voters are registered as No Party Affiliation (NPA) or with minor parties like the Green, Libertarian or Tea Party. The combined total of NPAs and minor party voters outnumber Democrats or Republicans in 11 Florida counties including Broward, Miami-Dade and Orange. If voter trends continue and the diversity of Florida’s population […]

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The New Suez Canal

August 24, 2015 |

With 90 percent of the world’s trade moving by sea, the expanded Suez Canal will be a game changer.   Quick Facts: $8 billion, 44.7 mile extension to the Suez Canal will for the first time allow two-way traffic on the canal The new channel allows for a reduction in transit times from 18 to […]

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European Uncertainty

August 24, 2015 |

As the Greek crisis approaches conclusion, the overall economic health of the EU comes into question. While there has been recovery (the Eurozone is growing at an annual rate of 1.3 percent), it has been sporadic. In the second quarter of the year France and Italy, which account for 40 percent of the Eurozone economy, […]

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A Simple Guide to China’s Devaluation of the Yuan

August 24, 2015 |

What happened? China devalued the Yuan against the U.S. dollar   Why did this happen? China devalued its currency against the U.S. dollar to make Chinese goods cheaper and boost exports after Chinese exports declined 8.3 percent in July.   What does this mean? The Yuan is loosely tied to the U.S. dollar and has […]

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India and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

August 24, 2015 |

Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) launched an initiative, ‘India and APEC: Charting a Path to Membership,’ to develop the case and a strategy for gaining India’s membership in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). The ASPI initiative will be supported in India by leading business association Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Joining APEC would be a game-changer […]

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Peru’s Economy Grows

August 24, 2015 |

The Peruvian economy had surpassed predicated outlooks and posted a 3.87 percent growth in June. The official figure could strengthen business and consumer confidence, which would help solidify Peru’s tenuous recovery. Peru’s mining-fueled economy has slowed sharply in the past one and a half years as weak mineral prices have curbed investment. Quick facts: Mining […]

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MERCOSUR

August 24, 2015 |

MERCOSUR, a trading bloc made up of South American countries, was created in 1991 to promote free trade and the fluid movement of goods. MERCOSUR bloc met in July at their 48th summit where Bolivia was officially incorporated as its sixth permanent member.  More newsworthy, particularly in light of the bloc’s troubled economic performance, there […]

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Increased Domestic Demand Equals Widened U.S. Trade Deficit

August 24, 2015 |

U.S. trade deficit widened more than expected caused by an increase in domestic demand and a strong dollar. The Bad News: The deficit increased 7.1 percent to $43.8B.  The dollar has gained up to 15 percent against some the U.S.’s main trading partners since June of last year making imports cheaper. The Good News: The […]

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TPP – What Happened in Maui?

August 24, 2015 |

When the Trade Ministers from the 12 nations negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) met at the end of July in Maui, the expectations were high that a final TPP agreement would be reached.  The U.S., armed with recently passed Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), was finally in a position to close the deal. “Florida families and […]

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