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Ever since money was invented, we've been involved in business and financial transactions. Questions here are about all commercial, financial and industrial activity related to the economy, investing, and stock markets. This includes questions and information about production and manufacturing, exchange and distribution of goods or commodities, and management of money and other assets.

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What time does walmart close today?

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What challenges is Mexico facing today?

Some of them would be:

Competitiveness: Even if Mexico has addressed competitiveness issues by improving its labor and fiscal laws, it still faces huge challenges when competing against the BRIC bloc (Brazil, Russia, India, China) for economic opportunities, markets and foreign investment from developed countries. As an example, in terms of competitiveness (2013), Mexico is ranked in the 53rd spot, out of 144 countries. For comparison purposes, it is better ranked than India and Rusia (59th and 67th positions, respectively) but worse qualified than China and Brazil (ranked 29th and 48th, respectively).

Security: The ever-scaling violence between drug cartels and police forces, as part of the "Mexican War on Drugs" (2006 - present-day). This conflict has put a severe strain in Mexico's resources, as demands for security have to be counterbalanced against other priority issues, like poverty or education. To date, there have been more than 120,000 dead since the conflict begun.

Education: Lack of education for most of the population, as only one in every 10 Mexicans completes college education. It is widely known in Mexico that the education minister does not work on improving the education of Mexican children, but to deal with the day-to-day issues of the Teachers Union, which is one of the most corrupt in the country. Nowadays, in terms of reading, mathematics and writing, Mexican students qualify as second-to-last against all OCDE countries (it is just barely ahead of Turkey)

Economy: World economic bust compounded with high dependence on the United States as receiver of Mexican exports. Although during recent years Mexico's economy has had a decent growth (3.9% in 2012), any downturn on the US economy would severely impact Mexico's potential growth. For 2014, Mexico is expected to grow only 1.5-2.0%

Inequality: Mexico is a country of huge contrasts, where you can find neighborhoods with quality of life rivaling those of Western Europe, located side-by-side to decaying slums that look like Haiti or India. While Mexico's standard of living is comparable to that of Lebanon or Iran (US$19,500 per capita), the richest neighborhoods, such as the Benito Juarez borough in Mexico City, have the same health, income and education of Germany (US$40,000 per capita, or US$160,000 per household). On the other hand, the poorest areas in southern Mexico have the same quality of life as Yemen or Afghanistan (US$2,000 or less).

Poverty: Although Mexico is a world leader in hunger reduction, there is still a 5% of children under 5 suffering with malnutrition; according to the United Nations Development Programme, 17.6% of Mexicans (19.7 million for 2009) are below the poverty line. Using the asset-based definition of poverty, this number is much higher with 47-52% of the population below the poverty line.

Peak Oil: Current Mexican oil reserves are dwindling, with 7 years left to be completely gone. Recent energy reforms (2013) have been implemented to allow foreign investment into the gas and oil sector, including drilling in deep waters along the Gulf of Mexico, but results of such reform - lower prices, higher competitiveness and production - will not be seen for at least another 5 years

Corruption: Rampant corruption among public officers. Also, due to the war on drugs, there are high levels of corruption among police and armed forces, specially when dealing against drug cartels. This process has been known as "plata o plomo" (silver or lead) meaning the drug cartels threaten security officials to either accept bribes or be killed by the cartels' operatives

Environment: climate change and environmental degradation are a global issue, but Mexico is being hard hit, including more than 300 threatened species and several more already extinct, mostly due to habitat loss. Deforestation, erosion and desertification are also a present danger. Finally, pollution of soil and water sources are considered "contained", but nonetheless are a persistent issue.

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What does 'pays even money' mean?

In gambling...I'm assuming that's what your asking it just means it pays the odds of 1:1 its the same thing.

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Business Finance

What is full form of MFI?

Micro Finance Institutions. These are institutions who are generally supported by govt. in order to provide finance to small entrepreneurs.

MFI stands from Micro Financial Institutions.

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Research Papers

Why is money important in your life?

The question is as important as money itself. In fact it is the medium through which we meet the basic necessities of our daily life. The availability of money in the hands of commoners specially service personnel is limited who are to cut coat according to their cloth. Those who are having money in excess of their requirement, tends towards luxurious items.There is a familiar proverb that "90% of human problems can be solved by money". The enormous fortunes of Tatas and Birlas in India are envious to anybody in the world. As a whole, when 60% of world population are struggling for two square meals a day,it is a socio economic trajectory where they are vying for money to ensure bare minimum needs for their livlihood.

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What do you understand by Job Satisfaction?

Job satisfaction or employee satisfaction is a measure of workers' contentedness with their job, whether or not they like the job or individual aspects or facets of jobs, such as nature of work or supervision.

Factors of Workplace Satisfaction

Keeping employees engaged and satisfied takes more than just good pay and benefits. The following list reveals some of the key job satisfaction aspects cited by employees:

Respect – According to the SHRM report, employees rate respectful treatment of all employees as the most important factor in job satisfaction.

Trust – Perhaps because of workplace uncertainty in the years following the Great Recession, employees indicated that trust between themselves and senior management was another highly important satisfaction factor.

Security – If you’ve ever had to go to work each day wondering whether your job is secure, you know it can cause a great deal of anxiety. Organizations can provide a sense of security through honest communication and transparency about the company’s health and long-term viability.

Healthy Environment – Workplaces that are free from stress, morale issues, harassment and discriminatory practices can create a positive and healthy environment for everyone.

Career Path – No one wants a dead-end job. Employees are more likely to excel when they can see an established upward path, with the opportunity to earn a higher wage and take on greater responsibilities.

Pay and Benefits – Good wages aren’t the only reason employees find satisfaction in their jobs, but they typically rank high on the list. Competitive pay generally makes employees feel valued, and gives them less reason to look elsewhere for work.

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Tax Forms

Concept of Taxation in Islam?

The concept of taxation is quite different in Islam.

Islam doesn't tax Income, it tax saving. Hence what ever you left after your expenditure or what ever you left as saving after your expenses are taxable in Islam.

This would be significant impact on economy. Your expenditure is someone's income. So if your savings are taxed, you tried to expense out more. Hence more you expense ,more income is generated for other society members.

The process doesn't stop here. It would be an accelerator affect. As more expenditure occur, more income generated in society , hence more opportunities for new income generation would take place, more job opportunities would be generated, more businesses to established etc etc. In short a single step has a tremendous accelerator affect on economy.

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Where can you obtain industry norms?

Dun & Bradstreet, The Risk Management Association, Standard and Poor's, Value Line, and Prentice Hall.

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Law & Legal Issues

What is plaintiffs bar?

Hi, in the court of law there is 3 sections of the court room, The judges desk, the defendant bar where the person that was accused of doing the crime, and there is a plaintiff bar where the prosecutor sits, or if its not a murder case, just a regular old case like stealing, damage of property etc. its the person who is suing.

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Investing and Financial Markets

Define what is meant by finance?

Finance is a broad term that describes activities associated with banking, leverage or debt, credit, capital markets, money, and investments. Basically, finance represents money management and the process of acquiring needed funds. Finance also encompasses the oversight, creation, and study of money, banking, credit, investments, assets, and liabilities that make up financial systems.

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Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Why do people go into business for themselves?

People go into business for themselves in order to try and gain a higher profit. When working for others, you are limited to a smaller profit. It may also be to control their own personal time. A person who owns their own business controls their hours of work, and thus their free time.

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Zoology or Animal Biology

What is the second part of an organism's scientific name?

the species, and it is usually used as an adjective in taxonomy

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What is motion carried?

In a meeting, when a motion is being considered, when the majority of the attendees vote for the motion, the motion is carried.


when a majority of those eligible to vote on that motion, in many bodies any member who has checked in is considered eligible even if they are not present when the vote is taken.

In some bodies the chair can use a voice vote and the chair makes a decision on the result. A member may ask for a roll call if they feel the chair made a wrong decision on the voice vote.

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Commercial Bank and Checking Accounts

How many digits in a UK bank account?

somewhere between 7 and 9 digits for the account number, 6 digits for the sort code

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What is folio charges?

sources of customers charges function

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Bonds and Treasuries
Business Finance

What is mean by ratio analysis?

Ratio analysis is a tool used by management and fundamental investors to determine a company's general position in an industry or sector as it compares to their peers. An example would be the current ratio, which equals the current assets of a company divided by the current liabilities of which the firm is obligated. The current ratio gives investors and management a quick look as to how liquid a firm is. A large proportion of current assets to liabilities indicates a firm will have little trouble meeting its short term obligations regardless of the economic cycle. The analysis may extend to industry peers to compare companies on an apples to apples basis.

Business & Finance

How do you make money by collapsing a currency?

There are a number of ways to make money if you know (or believe) a currency is going to depreciate significantly. One is to borrow a large sum of money in the currency before it depreciates (or collapses) and then sell it to anyone who will buy it at today's price. Once the currency collapses it will be cheap to buy it back and pay off your loan. This would be "short-selling" (or simply "shorting") the currency -- selling what you don't actually own.

If you are capable of collapsing a currency, then it would similarly be possible to make money off of your skills. However, intentionally manipulating a financial currency implicates a number of ethical and legal issues; you might be better off in a more traditional career.

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What is Cross Corporate Guarantee?

A situation where a creditor requests corporate guarantees of two or more specific corporations on behalf of each other. This is generally used in the case of a parent-subsidiary customer relationship or in the case of multiple related corporations where the credit of one at any time may be marginal and can be strengthened by the credit of the other participating corporations.

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Business Accounting and Bookkeeping

What is an example of a merchandising business?

Firstly, it is important to know about the term merchandising. Merchandising may be signified as an activity of promoting the sale of goods at retail.It inlcudes the activites such as display techniques, free samples,etc.

Now let us discuss about the Merchandising business. Merchandising business may be stated as a commercial enterprise dedicated to the purpose of finished goods and their resale for a profit.It will generally buy their products from a wide range of distributors domestically and internationally and market the products in a huge consumer shopping facilities.

Example: The most common type of merchandising business includes departments, grocery stores, dealerships etc.

Or else it can be a wholesale business or a retail business.

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Accounts Payable

What does payment term prepaid mean?

When the term 'prepaid'' is inscribed in payment, it means that the payment has already been made in advance before resumption of delivery. The frequently used term in Overseas Trade is ' Freight Prepaid'which means that the freight has been paid by Exporter and that no freight is payable at destination. In fact the hypothetical quantum of freight amount is considered while calculating export pricing that is quoted before the buyer.

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All words ending in co?


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Its So Simple which company Tagline?


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What are the limitations of financial management?

Procuring the sources of finance

maintaining the balance of funds

applying correctly the procured finance to different departments.

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What does the term COSHH mean?

COSHH is the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health. Basically a set of regulations to help improve reducing ill-health at work by controlling harmful substances within the UK

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Name something you bring with you everywhere?

purse / wallet

cell phone





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