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Ignacio Prieto

Spain Export Consortia

An Export Consortium is an independent and formal entity, formed by a number of companies, manufacturing or providing products or services, aimed to enter into foreign markets by sharing the costs, generating synergies and creating value for its customers without giving up control on their respective business.

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

There are less than 3.5 million companies in Spain. Around 99.8% are small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) and 94% are considered micro SME (less than 10 workers) according to the European Commission Enterprise and Industry’s criteria. Competitive key factors as the capacity to innovate, the degree of internationalization, financial strength, skilled human resources and [...]

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Spain, your partner in Europe

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

An interesting and comprehensive paper on Spain and its characteristics as a recipient of investment. You can download from here

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The Global Enabling Trade Report 2009

Friday, July 24th, 2009

The World Economic Forum recently released the 2009 Enabling Trade Index ranking over 120 country information. This ranking measures the various political, services and institutions, countries have in order to facilitate the flow of products and services with foreign countries. The study searches into the existence of entry barriers, border administration, transport and communication infrastructures [...]

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Foreign direct investment in the Caribbean and South America

Friday, June 19th, 2009

The Latin America and Caribbean Commission (CEPAL) just released its report on direct investments in LATAM and the Caribbean. The area registered a new historical foreign direct investment record in spite of the global economic crisis with 139 billion USD investment in 2008. A 9.4% more than the previous year. Brazil, Chile and Argentina captured [...]

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CIA International Export Ranking | World Factbook 2008

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

The annual report published by the North American Central of Intelligence ranks countries according to export volume in FOB basis.

Even though the report refers to the last year, it lacks information on several regions that have been updated with recent data.

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International trade statistics

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

The World Trade Organization (WTO) 2008 report offers a full panoramic view of the most recent events in the global trade and includes details on trade of goods by product and services by categories. Please check the full document here.

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A Global Map of Accessibility

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Andrew Nelson with the Global Environment Monitoring (GEM) of the European Community, has developed an interesting map reflecting the access time to cities and areas of more than 50,000 inhabitants in the world. One of the most relevant data shows that 95% of the world population lives in only 10% of the territory. The map [...]

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Ignacio Prieto

Sparking creativity

Friday, April 24th, 2009

The notion of stimulated creativity through an organized method dates back to 1953. The initial description of the Creative Problem Solving (CPS) process began with Alex Osborn in his book Applied Imagination. Osborn noticed that using deliberate processes and thinking tools resulted in increased levels of efficiency at managing change within the workplace. An open-ended [...]

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