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Un tesoro bajo el mar

Un tesoro bajo el mar Por Jonathan Franklin Un pueblo casi destruido por una ola vive de lo que da el oceano. EL 22 DE MAYO DE 1960, EL MAYOR terremoto de la historia chilena (9,5 en la escala Richter) derribo edificios y estremecio el suelo oceanico. Entonces una ola de 15 metros devasto la […]

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How Derivatives Are Changing Private Banking

How Derivatives Are Changing Private Banking Peter Ham Private banking is continuing to change dramatically in response to the evolving needs of the rapidly growing entrepreneurial wealth segment. The Merrill Lynch/Gemini Consulting World Wealth Report concluded that worldwide, the financial assets of individuals holding US$1 million or more grew by 18% in 1999; the report […]

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Banca popular: Elektra, que vende refrigeradores y sofas, crea el primer banco mexicano dirigido a la clase obrera

Banca popular: Elektra, que vende refrigeradores y sofas, crea el primer banco mexicano dirigido a la clase obrera – Los 100 Bancos Simeon Tegel “Si no fuera por ellos, no tendria televisor”, dice Roberto Chavez al pagar su cuota semanal en una tienda Elektra de la capital mexicana. “Nadie mas me prestaria el dinero”. Conseguir […]

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IBM – Brazil – Universidade de Campinas partners

IBM – Brazil – Universidade de Campinas partners – Brief Article IBM, a world-leading software developer, partnered with Brazil’s Universidade de Campinas to open a Linux Technology Center, as part of a Letter of intent signed with the government to spread the use of open-source operating systems in the public sector. IBM also opened a […]

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Bucking the Opposition

Bucking the Opposition Tim Rogers MOTHER NATURE MAY HAVE SAVED THE U.S. DOLLAR. The tragic series of earthquakes that rocked El Salvador have killed more than a thousand people, left one of every four Salvadorans homeless and caused more than US$8 billion In damage so far. The relentless quakes also snatched attention-and momentum–from a growing […]

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Unicard provides comprehensive travel protection

Unicard provides comprehensive travel protection Unicard Travel Association offers the highest and most comprehensive coverage in the industry at a very competitive price, according to Laura E. Owen, president and CEO. “Business and leisure travelers in Latin America will appreciate the high coverage and the special extras we offer at a great price,” she says. […]

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Venezuela’s controversial new hydrocarbons law nearly doubles royalty rates to 30% – Energy

Venezuela’s controversial new hydrocarbons law nearly doubles royalty rates to 30% – Energy – It’s the Law Venezuela’s controversial new hydrocarbons law nearly doubles royalty rates to 30%. The law allows government royalties to be cut to 20% for extra-heavy crude and just less than 17% for coal in the Orinoco Belt if exploitation at […]

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Banco De Mexico – Panorama – selling dollars

Banco De Mexico – Panorama – selling dollars – Brief Article Oscar Diaz BANCO DE MEXICO, Mexico’s central bank, is selling fixed amounts of dollars generated from its oil exports during predetermined days and times in a move to take pressure off the strong peso. The first sale was on May 2. COPYRIGHT 2003 Freedom […]

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Built for speed: Brazil’s wireless final four see the brass ring dipping within reach

Built for speed: Brazil’s wireless final four see the brass ring dipping within reach Michael Kepp Cellular phones already seem to be everywhere in Latin America–suppliers like Samsung and Nokia now talk about the telephone handset replacement market, not growth from first-time users–yet the wireless gold rush is still raging on in Brazil. Anatel, the […]

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Cease Fire

Cease Fire Simeon Tegel Peace breaks out on Mexico’s telecom scene. Can it last? AFTER YEARS OF BITTER FIGHTING MEXICAN phone giant Telmex has opened the country’s local fixed-line telephone market to competitors. What remains to be seen is if upstarts Avantel and Alestra can capitalize on long-sought change. They are, after all, going up […]