Brandon Lee

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Article Published:  03/18/2011
Latin America Seeks to Reinforce Trade Partnership With U.S.   
In a series of calculated moves, Latin American countries are looking to strengthen their trade relations with the United States. This week, U.S. President Barack Obama will visit a number of South American countries to discuss economic opportunities.
Article Published:  03/18/2011
Prices Keep Rising Despite Fed’s Denial   
Hidden inflation continues to take a large chunk of change out of the pockets of consumers. The Federal Reserve continues to ignore the rising fuel and food costs when calculating inflation.
Article Published:  03/18/2011
Salta, Argentina: Great Property Buy   
There are some great property spots in the town of Salta in Argentina. A clean city with many tourist areas and world-class restaurants, Salta is a great place for prospective property buyers.
Article Published:  03/18/2011
Small Business Tips to be Ready for Crisis   
When disaster strikes, like the recent earthquake and tsunamis in Japan, it is important to have a plan for how your small business will recover. Following these simple steps can help you if and when a crisis occurs.
Article Published:  03/17/2011
Property Investment Returns are Rising   
Those worried about investment returns on real estate are breathing a little easier these days after seeing stronger returns than we’ve seen in some time.
Article Published:  03/17/2011
Trade Credit Could be a Great Alternative to Bank Loans   
With bank loans becoming more difficult to access, many are looking toward other forms of accessing credit. Trade credit, a business-to-business strategy is becoming an increasingly popular way of financing.
Article Published:  03/17/2011
How to Adjust Your Investments After Disaster   
Natural disasters can have a devastating effect on financial markets, as the recent earthquake and tsunamis in Japan have demonstrated. Anticipating the value of your money and knowing where to invest is critical in maintaining the upper hand on your investments.
Article Published:  03/17/2011
Locating Low Cost Beach Properties in Mexico    
Mexico is fortunate enough to feature many miles of beaches and plenty of land to invest in. These properties are also a great place to live fulltime or have a vacation property.
Article Published:  03/16/2011
Restaurant Franchises Saw Improvement Last Year   
Restaurant chains experienced a rebound in 2010 with a 1.8% increase in sales of America’s top 500 chains. Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts and Pizza Hut were among the highest growing restaurants.
Article Published:  03/16/2011
Fed Interference in Market Creates Murky Outlook   
Due to the Federal Reserve’s practice of quantitative easing, demand and the overall outlook of the economy has been much harder to gague. Treasury bonds are no longer the market bellwether.
Article Published:  03/16/2011
Mortgage Rates Hold Steady on Heels of Positive Jobs Report   
After adding more jobs last month since March 2006, mortgage rates are holding steady as a consequence of the positive job number. Unemployment fell below 9% for the first time in two years.
Article Published:  03/16/2011
France, Germany Among Hot Places to Buy Around the Globe   
France and Germany have become increasingly popular for property buyers looking to invest overseas. A new report by Rightmove Overseas shows these two countries as top among Internet searchers looking for real estate.
Article Published:  03/15/2011
New Plan to Clean Up Mortgage Mess Could Curb Recovery   
Just as the housing recovery begins to pick up speed, a new government crackdown on bad mortgages could halt progress in its tracks. Qualifying for a mortgage could be much more difficult as regulators attempt to address the problems that initiated the devastating recession.
Article Published:  03/15/2011
Business Travel Projected to Increase   
Business travel is a key indicator of economic activity. Companies tend to spend more on business travel when business is picking up. New estimates by the Global Business Travel Association project a significant increase in business travel spending this year.
Article Published:  03/15/2011
After Steep Fall, House Prices in Malta See Hint of Balance   
Like much of the world’s real estate markets, Malta saw house prices fall dramatically in the past couple of years. A slow recovery is bringing up house prices to more traditional levels.
Article Published:  03/15/2011
Venezuela Could Benefit Big from Spike in Oil    
Although political turmoil in the Middle East has caused much trouble for consumers all over the world, recent events could benefit the Venezuelan government’s global influence on oil supply.
Article Published:  03/14/2011
International Real Estate Market Projected to Continue Positive Trend   
The global real estate market will continue to improve in 2011, says a new report from Cushman & Wakefield’s International Investment Atlas 2011. New international opportunities also create risks for investors in the property market.
Article Published:  03/14/2011
Small Businesses Find Ways to Cope With Soaring Fuel Prices   
When searching for ways to cut costs and improve efficiency, small-business owners can be very creative. Although factors outside their control have caused a dramatic rise in oil prices, some small-business owners are discovering ways to get the most out of their fuel usage.
Article Published:  03/14/2011
Refiners More Profitable as Oil Prices Rise   
While March is typically a good month for crude oil prices, this year it has been magnified due to political unrest in the Middle East. Refineries stand to gain from this spike in crude oil.
Article Published:  03/14/2011
Improving Labor Market Translates to Better Housing Market   
Mortgage applications were up last week on news that the unemployment rate sunk to its lowest point in two years. Since mortgage rates remain low near 5%, more buyers are entering the market.
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