Monthly Archives: October 2012

Royal Dutch Shell Involved in Litigation Over Oil Spills in Nigeria

European multinational, Royal Dutch Shell, is currently involved in a serious legal battle over alleged oil spills in Nigeria. The Nigerian plaintiffs and Friends of the Earth Netherlands (an environmental organization), on behalf of many polluted villages in Nigeria, claim … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy – Online Retailers Using Storm to Drive Sales

As Hurricane Sandy is quickly approaching New York City, estimates of the storm’s extensive damage and economic impact appear far-reaching. In fact, according to a Bloomberg article, the storm may cause approximately $20 billion in economic damage. The article even … Continue reading

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US Multinational Companies Reveal Substandard Corporate Earnings Due to Europe’s Lagging Economy

US multinational companies have reported substandard corporate earnings, as many of the companies have been facing a decline in sales within Europe, greatly attributed to Europe’s lackluster economy. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, multinational company, Whirlpool, announced … Continue reading

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Controversial Documentary Gains Popularity, Intensifies Chevron’s Legal Battle

Tropical rainforests, pristine rivers and natural animal habitats used to be the image of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Nowadays, this picture looks very different. The government of Ecuador filed a lawsuit, claiming energy giant, Chevron, polluted their rainforests over two decades … Continue reading

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Foreign Direct Investment Explained

Foreign Direct Investment Explained Check out this video I created on Xtranormal, explaining foreign direct investment.

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Book Review: The Culture Code: An Ingenious Way to Understand Why People Around the World Live and Buy As They Do

In his book, The Culture Code, author Clotaire Rapaille, explored in great detail his technique of taking what he calls, ‘imprints’, and using them to delve into the unconscious mind. Rapaille discussed how he designed a structured and reliable method … Continue reading

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Toyota Faces Global Recall of Approximately 7.5 Million Vehicles

As if Toyota doesn’t have enough problems… The company, who has been facing rapidly declining sales in China (due to large refusals of Japanese-manufactured goods), has just announced it is recalling 7.5 million vehicles (2.5 million vehicles which are sold … Continue reading

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