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International trade is anticipated to expand by 4.5 percent this year and 5.2 percent in 2015. This is supported by the world's growing middle class, whose numbers are projected to rise by one billion by 2020, and whose purchasing power will more than double by 2030. But will America's ports be able to handle the increase in volume transported by larger Post-Panamax vessels?

Advances in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, combined with newly discovered massive energy resources, including what appears to be a Persian Gulf beneath North Dakota and Montana, are projected to significantly boost U.S. manufacturing competitiveness and output, economic growth, jobs, and exports. In turn, this is paving the way to energy independence. How will this impact your business?

 

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Understanding Foreign Exchange

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