US Economic forecast

US Economic Forecast 2020 Economic reports for the first half of 2019 show National unemployment holding at 3.6%, near its lowest in half a century and wages are up 3.1% over last year. Real GDP rose an impressive 3.2%. The S&P and the Dow Jones are heading for record territory painting a very bright future.…

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Trade Expo Indonesia

Welcome to Trade Expo Indonesia Expand Your Market Reach with the Best from Indonesia The 34th Trade Expo Indonesia 2019 starts on October 16 th in Jakarta. It presents numerous carefully-categorized products, encompassing Manufacturing Products, Strategic Industry Products, Creative Products & Services, Furniture, Food & Beverage Products, Craft and Lifestyle Products and Local Champion Products.…

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Smart Farming

Agricultural output growth to keep food prices low over the coming decade. OECD and FAO highlight role of diets, urbanization, emissions and trade in outlook for next decade 08/07/2019 – Global demand for agricultural products is projected to grow by 15 percent over the coming decade, while agricultural productivity growth is expected to increase slightly faster,…

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Egypt: Foreign Investments

Prior to the political crisis, Egypt was a very attractive Middle Eastern market for FDI. The dynamic growth of the Egyptian economy (around 7% before the crisis), its strategic geographical position, low labor costs, skilled workforce, unique tourist potential, substantial energy reserves, large domestic market and the success of the reforms undertaken by the authorities…

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Castelmezzano, in the Lucanian Dolomites, Italy

A common thread among many travel writers holds that the Basilicata region in southern Italy is an undiscovered gem. Another popular sentiment? The village we see here coloring some of the region’s steep cliffs is one of the most stunning in all of Italy. Castelmezzano has garnered official recognition, as well: In 2001, an Italian…

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Wonderful castles of Europe

When you put the words “castle” and “Europe” together, several famous castles are bound to enter your mind. Thanks to the rise of social media, these renowned fortresses are more prevalent than ever. Perhaps the most famous castle in the world is Neuschwanstein, near Munich, Germany, which is said to be the inspiration for Walt…

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MEXICO LAND OF ENCHANTMENT DANCE GOOD HUMOR AND HISTORY

Mexico has pleasant and warm weather, unique food, art and archaeology, pyramids, museums, haciendas, superb architecture and 21st century cities, weather from snowy mountains in the Sierras, to rainy jungles in the Southeast and desert in the Northwest, numerous golf courses, excellent fishing, and world-class destinations like Acapulco, Cancun, Cozumel, Los Cabos, and Mazatlan. Mesoamerican…

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INDIA LAND OF CHARM AND SPICES

The Republic of India is the seventh largest country in the world by area and, with over a billion people, is second only to China in population, It is an extremely diverse country, with vast differences in geography, climate, culture, language and ethnicity across its expanse, and prides itself on being the largest democracy on…

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GERMAN ROMANTIC ROUTE

The German Romantic Road is one of the biggest magnets for tourism in the southern provinces of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. Based on the old Roman route between the participating towns and adding in some stunning medieval locations to the north, the concept of the Romantic Road has grown over the years into one of Germany’s…

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World Chamber of Commerce Networking Event

The Texas chapter of World Chamber of Commerce held a networking event on June 26th, 2019 at The Palm Restaurant, located at 6100 Westheimer Road in Houston, TX.  The following partner chapters were in attendance: Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston Pakistan Chamber of Commerce – USA Congo Business Association in North America Texas…

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Wonders of Canada

Ross Fountain at Butchart Gardens in Victoria, Canada The Ross Fountain is part of the carefully curated Butchart Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia. It’s named for Ian Ross, the grandson of the garden’s founders. The Butchart family moved to Victoria in 1904 to be close to a limestone quarry essential to the original family business…

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Facebook Unveils Cryptocurrency Libra as an Alternative to Bitcoin

Facebook Inc. formally announced plans to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, promising a secure blockchain-based payment system backed by hard assets and designed for mainstream users. Facebook named early Tuesday a series of big, corporate partners—including financial-services heavyweights Mastercard Inc. and PayPal Holdings Inc. and tech giants Uber Technologies Inc. and Spotify Technology S.A.—that it…

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2nd Annual Networking Event

World Chamber of Commerce – Texas chapter held its 2nd Annual Networking Event in SOZO Sushi Lounge, located at 1700 Post Oak Boulevard in Houston, TX.  The event was attended by the following: Argentina Texas Chamber of Commerce Belarus Chamber of Commerce Belgium American Chamber of Commerce Brazil Texas Chamber of Commerce Canadian Texas Chamber…

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