Category Archives: Economics

Mercadona | Spanish ailes | Why a low-price retailer is thriving (The Economist)

Tweet Mercadona Spanish aisles Why a low-price retailer is thriving Jun 2nd 2011 | MADRID | from the print edition FEW domestic firms are prospering in crisis-racked Spain, but Mercadona is. Spain’s largest supermarket (by sales) has enjoyed double-digit growth

Catalan kings: the management secrets of Barcelona Football Club (The Economist)

Tweet A POPULAR debate among football obsessives concerns whether Barcelona—Barça to its fans—is the best club soccer team the world has ever seen. Is it better than the Santos of the 1960s (which was home to Pelé)? Or the AC

Multinational manufacturers: moving back to America (The Economist)

Tweet The dwindling allure of building factories offshore May 12th 2011 | NEW YORK | from the print edition “WHEN clients are considering opening another manufacturing plant in China, I’ve started to urge them to consider alternative locations,” says Hal

¿Se acerca una crisis en la región? (El País, Montevideo)

Tweet Por Andrés Oppenheimer Durante el reciente torneo de tenis realizado en Key Biscayne, me sorprendió ver que la mayoría de la gente que me rodeaba en el estadio eran turistas latinoamericanos, cuyas conversaciones giraban en torno de cuantas cosas

Internet freedom: the right to roam (The Economist)

Tweet Where internet-users face the fewest restrictions THE number of people with access to the internet has more than doubled in the past five years to over two billion. Many governments have responded with regulation and repression, according to a