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Performance of India and Vietnam in foreign trade sector

The exports of Vietnam increased from US$ 15 billion 2001 to $132 billion in 2013 i.e. by about 9 times during the 12 years and to $150 billion in 2014 i.e. 163 more words

Shopping the Global E-Mall, Round 2

In my last post, I discussed the growing phenomenon of e-commerce sales directly to consumers from foreign (Chinese) manufacturers. My concern is that the regulatory stance of the CPSC—asserting that a foreign manufacturer is legally responsible for compliance with all U.S. 323 more words



In our travels this year we have been to two oceans, a gulf, and many hundreds of miles through the heart of this wonderful country.  In each place we have seen hundreds of thousands of these being transported on trucks, trains (double stacked) and waiting in port to be picked up and transported. 98 more words


Transformers: Masterpiece Ultra Magnus (MP-22) by Takara

Ultra Magnus… The Big Guy… Muchacho Ultramissio… Even his name oozes gravitas. He was voiced by the great Robert Stack in the 1986 movie and he deals with things on his own timetable. 2,332 more words

Avengers: Thor ArtFX+ Statue by Kotobukiya

It was way back in October when I looked at my last acquisition in Koto’s Avengers ArtFX+ Statues. I’m digging this series a lot, but I managed to let the last two releases fall under my radar. 811 more words

Natural stone - Portuguese emerges as leader

According to 2013 provisional data from the international trade UN database, with close to 45 USD/person, Portugal is the per capita world leader in natural stone exports. 107 more words

Stone - Pedra

The Swiss Franc Shock!

   By Bob Shapiro

Tiny Switzerland is an economic powerhouse of sorts. Swiss GDP is about 1/50th of US GDP, while GDP per capita is about 5% higher than in the US. 676 more words

GDP & Employment