Lime and Mexico, what now?

Lime prices are up. The culprit: cold weather, agricultural pests, and one of Mexico’s drug cartel. While the first 2 reasons are self-explanatory where damages could be minimized by being proactive, the third one is actually one good “business move” by an underworld. Okay, they got the plantation through coercion which isn’t good, but they…

Issue: Relevance of Davos

If there’s a gathering that is better left unpublicized then it must be the ongoing World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland. But then, it certainly won’t – after all, they control almost everything on earth. This brings us to the report from global anti-poverty group, Oxfam. According to its study, the world’s 85 wealthiest people…

EU. Germany. And Banks.

After many, many sleepless nights and talks of consensus – the EU may just be about to nail an accord on who would really “control” the banks. Yet on it’s path is the most powerful member of the group – Germany. Arguments are good, really. But if arguments take so long while there is still no clear sign…

When Lightning Strikes

Lightning has struck! And it did deep into the coffers of Mount Olympus. Yes, that’s just how it is for Greece right now. The banking system has lost 30% of its deposits. Market confidence was not restored. And with a protracted recession, there’s higher unemployment. Indeed, a great mess. Obviously, Greece needs help. More help.…