Category Archives: Economy

The 2017 G20 YEA Communiqué — Recommendations for Strengthening International Youth Entrepreneurship (And Fighting Unemployment)

The world needs a more innovative approach for global growth and employment. Growth is slowing down and unemployment, especially among youth, is rising or remaining at a high level. Demographic changes, technological advances and increased mobility are profoundly changing the … Continue reading

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The G20 Young Entrepreneurs´ Alliance — a strong international voice against youth unemployment

What is the result of a combination of low rates of growth, high level of youth unemployment and an increasingly younger population in a country? An increasingly troubling economic outlook! That´s what the G20 members have faced for the past several years and in parts still face today. Therefore, the question that has to be answered is this: what policies can G20 governments adopt to address youth joblessness and disengagement and as a result encourage growth in their countries? Many economies that are rapidly developing face the challenge of finding work for large numbers of young people who will soon enter the workforce. Who can provide an answer to the challenge of youth unemployment? Continue reading

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How G20 nations can help young entrepreneurs with their businesses

Looking at the latest media coverage, one comes to the conclusion that it is “en vogue” to be an entrepreneur as a young person. In fact, digitization offers young people as many opportunities as ever to start a business and … Continue reading

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The world’s top ten most export driven economies

What countries are the top export driven economies? Continue reading

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The lack of a start-up culture in Germany and how to change that!

A vibrant entrepreneurial culture is an important part of the business environment in every country – and that is particularly true for Germany. To encourage more people to start a business society must succeed – as a basis for further steps – in improving the public opinion about start-up entrepreneurs (and about entrepreneurs in general) so that entrepreneurship becomes a legitimate, respected and desirable option as a career opportunity. Continue reading

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Air connectivity: taking Jamaica to the world and the world to Jamaica

A nation’s development and prosperity are increasingly joined to its connectedness to the rest of the world. The Global Logistics Hub Initiative has the goal of integrating and expanding Jamaica’s role in the global supply and value production system. The Initiative is the government’s response, in the form of a growth and development strategy, to the challenges and opportunities of globalization Continue reading

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The reform of the Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz has been put into force on August 1st, 2013

By: Rechtsanwalt (Attorney) Carsten Lexa, LL.M. On August 1st, 2013, the RVG (“Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz” = German Attorney Remuneration Law) has been put into force. The RVG exists since July 1st, 2004 and superseded the Bundesrechtsanwaltgebührenordnung (German Federal Code of Lawyers’ Fees = … Continue reading

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Jamaica Moves To Position Itself As a Global Logistics Hub

Jamaica’s swashbuckling days are long behind it however it geo-strategic potential still remains strong. Jamaica is smack dab in the middle of both the western hemisphere – North and South America. Just think half way between the largest market in the world in the USA and one of the top emerging economies in Brazil – what are the possibilities? Continue reading

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Beer And Economics, Connected In Some Interesting Ways

The combination of beer and economics – beeronomics if you will – is not as absurd idea as one might think. Continue reading

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What Is The Best Way For Governments To Combat Global Tax Evasion?

Given the state of the global economy and the fiscal constraints many governments find themselves one would reasonably think that all is being done to locate, account and tax these monies? With a conservative $21 trillion out there, the results so far speak for themselves. Continue reading

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