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  • Factors That Affect the Value of a Currency

    If somebody were to hand you a dollar bill and ask how much is it worth, your first inclination may be to answer that it's worth one dollar - face value. This may ring true for a normal consumer, but in the grander scheme of things the US dollar will fluctuate in worth depending on the health of...
    Posted to Globalization and Economics (Weblog) by admin on Thu, Jul 7 2011
    Filed under: Global Trade, currency, global economy, foreign trade
  • Facts About the Global Footwear Industry

    Depending on where you live, shoes are considered more than a necessity to protect your feet as you walk – they are viewed as status symbols. Young children wishing to emulate a favorite athlete will seek the brand they wear, and television shows like Sex and the City place emphasis on designers like...
    Posted to Global Trade (Weblog) by admin on Mon, Jun 11 2012
    Filed under: Global Trade, Indonesia, global economy, Footwear Industry, Germany, Vietnam, China, France
  • The Global Plastics Industry

    "Plastics." In the classic film The Graduate, young Benjamin is advised to consider plastics in his career plans because the industry is decidedly primed to play a large role in the future. One can argue that the film correctly predicted the importance of this material, as one finds it in nearly...
    Posted to Global Trade (Weblog) by admin on Fri, Oct 12 2012
    Filed under: United States, global economy, Saudi Arabia, global business, Arab Nations, plastics industry, Taiwan
  • The Global Gold Mining Industry

    While a large percentage of gold mined around the world is used to make items of great value – notably jewelry, collectible currency, and similar possession – you may be surprised to know this precious metal is also valued in the construction of various household objects like televisions and computers...
    Posted to Global Trade (Weblog) by admin on Thu, Nov 1 2012
    Filed under: United States, Australia, Russia, global economy, China, global industry, gold mining, South Africa, gold production, gold, mining industry
  • The Global Silver Mining Industry

    One may presume silver takes a backseat to gold where interest in precious metals is concerned, yet economists and manufacturers highly prized this precious metal. Like gold and copper mining, the production of silver for commercial use and luxury remains an active global industry. Quick Facts About...
    Posted to Global Trade (Weblog) by admin on Fri, Nov 9 2012
    Filed under: United States, Mexico, Global Trade, Australia, global economy, silver, silver trade, silver mining
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