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Even though Greece clinched a last-minute agreement with the EU to keep it afloat and within the Eurozone, major risks remain. Key among them are the possibility of a government collapse and new elections, the unwillingness and/or inability of the IMF to remain involved, and a collapse of...
There are three reasons for a depressed business environment in Latin America. First, lower commodity prices are the main drag on economic growth across the resource-dependent region. Second, corruption scandals in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and elsewhere result in low consumer and business...
Need to Know . . .Manufacturing is the #1 targeted industry for cyberattacksAnti-corruption enforcement is down but penalties are risingPatent law is likely to shift in 2015Companies should revisit their hiring and drug policies in light of states' legalization of marijuanaCompanies are facing an...
Need to Know . . .Brazil’s economy is in stagflation mode—a mix of recession and inflation. Manufacturing activity decreased 6% over the last six months and business and consumer confidence plummetedA confidence shock is needed to address flagging business sentiment and to start building the bridge...
On Sunday, October 26, President Dilma Rousseff was re-elected after a ballotage that proved to be the tightest in Brazil’s history. President Rousseff obtained 51.6% of the vote versus the 48.3% received by the more business-friendly candidate, Aecio Neves. Although Rousseff promises new ideas for...
Need to Know . . .In the span of one century in America:Per capita income grew 358%, from $9,375 (in today's dollars) to $43,000The average life expectancy at birth grew 44%, from 55 to 79The portion of eligible teens graduating from high school expanded from 13% to 80%Recent recollections of the...
Need to Know . . .Philosophical disagreements within the ECB Executive Board are hampering forceful anti-deflationary policiesA third recession would pose dilemmas for monetary and fiscal policiesEurosceptic voices may cool enthusiasm for cooperation across the AtlanticEurope hits the news...
MAPI’s Ethics and Compliance and Law Councils took part in a short survey regarding use of screening software. We were particularly interested in learning what software members use to screen counter-parties against U.S. and foreign lists for export controls and anti-corruption. We also asked:If...
How have your fellow MAPI members handled pushback to FCPA language from distributors in your company distribution agreements? Five members provided thoughtful answers to this very question, and shared how they were able to successfully incorporate anti-bribery and anti-corruption language in...
Brazil Enacts Long-Pending Anti-Corruption Legislation Introduction From August 2011 to January 2013, MAPI published a series of reports examining anti-corruption activity in key global markets: the so-called BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China), South Africa, and Mexico. The report...

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