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THE LEBANESE MIRROR

The first duty of government is to protect the powerless from the powerful. Hammurabi Code The events of this week in Beirut are a sad reminder of what can happen when a government – along with the rest of the political actors in a country – ceases to be efficient in its operation to the […]

THE DOUBLE VALLEY OF DEATH

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella when the weather is nice and ask for it again when it starts to rain Robert Frost The global financial sector is preparing to experience one of the most important crises in its history, which in some respects may be worse than the 2008 […]

HOW IS A PENSION SYSTEM LIKE A DINOSAUR?

Pursue your passion, not your pension. Denis Waitley A few days ago the President presented an initiative to reform the pension system in Mexico. Various demographic, technological and social factors are creating an unprecedented crisis in pension systems around the world. This is a time bomb that, if left unattended, can create major economic problems […]

THE NEW BATTLEFIELD

Passwords are like underwear: you don’t let people see it, you should change it very often, and you shouldn’t share it with strangers. Chris Pirillo With the exponential growth of transactions over the Internet, the risks of crime in cyberspace have also increased sharply. Cybersecurity is looking as one of the fastest growing professional activities […]

WELCOME USMCA. NOW WHAT?

A society that prioritizes equality over freedom will achieve neither of the two. Milton Friedman This past July 1, the new North American Free Trade Agreement entered into force, so called “Mexico, United States and Canada Treaty” (USMCA). The event was marked by a quick visit by President López Obrador to Washington, full of symbolism […]

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Zombieland

At the heart of Capitalism lies Creative Destruction Joseph A. Schumpeter One of the most important risks in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic is the emergence of an increasing number of zombie companies in Mexico and the world. The term zombie company was first used in Japan in the 1990s, after the economic and […]

NO ONE LIKES A FALLEN ANGEL

If you fail to prepare, you are preparing to fail. Benjamin Franklin From a financial standpoint, a Fallen Angel refers to a debt issuer that had an investment grade at some point, but has subsequently lost it and has fallen to junk status. The main reason an issuer becomes a Fallen Angel is because of […]

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