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Thursday November 23 2017

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With U.S. Real Estate Crisis, Mexico Emerges as Solid Contender for Investment

In the last year and a half, we have seen a dramatic change in the global economy. Not just the stock market, but all critical business and real estate sectors have suffered. In fact, even the richest people in the world have gotten poorer just like the rest of us. The economical leaders have lost 23% of their wealth in just the last 12 months. ...

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Effects of the Great Recession on “Maquiladora” and other Taxpayers

Since 1995, when transfer pricing provisions were enforced in Mexico, Mexican taxpayers have generally relied on public information of US companies to test that their related party transactions are established on an arm’s length basis. This became popular since US databases were considered to be the most reliable source of potentially comparable...

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Mexico to Bite the Budget Bullet: How Investors Win

In spite of its push to provide quality health care for all Mexican citizens, Mexico has an ambitious 2010 budget with a slogan that Mexico will spend less on anything that is not essential, and will not allocate more than absolutely necessary on those things the country must have. Some are saying that budgets for infrastructure could be cut as mu...

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Financing Options for Non-Mexican Buyers

While in most cases foreigners purchase property in Mexico with cash or by mortgaging a property or an asset in back home, a growing number of foreign buyers are using financing options found in Mexico. This trend has been on the rise, and various financing options are being newly explored. Two of the options receiving more attention are financin...

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Loonie Strenght: Results in a Shopping Paradise

The loonie, nickname for the Canadian dollar coin that replaced the former Canadian paper dollar bill, is a hendecagonal (eleven sided) bronze plated nickel coin that has been minted in Canada since 1987. It displays Queen Elizabeth II on one side and a common loon, a well known Canadian bird, on the reverse side. For about five years prior to ...

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Individual Income Taxes in Mexico

Resident individuals are subject to Mexican income tax on their worldwide income, regardless of their nationality. Non-residents, including Mexican citizens who can prove residence for tax purposes in a foreign country, are taxed only on their Mexican source income. The Federal Tax Code provides that a foreign individual will be considered ...

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Opinion: Yes We Can... Obama & Calderon

When I wrote last month's article about the need for the U.S. to take responsibility for the drug consumption side of the problem, I never expected that Hillary and Obama would get as involved in solving the problem as they have in the past few weeks. This is the beginning of a real solution. Good for them and great for us; we are two neighbors p...

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The Year of the Buck

Those with cash on-hand can capitalize on the first buyer’s market that the Mexico has seen since 2003. Whether an economy is flourishing or failing, certain individuals will discover opportunities to capitalize on the current economic climate. In today’s tight lending market, it seems that all-cash buyers may be those individuals. As mos...

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Opinion: Perception is Not Reality

Do you remember the past era (last year) when Wall Street research was the foundation for financial projections and investment decisions? Buy low. Sell high. Hold for retirement. Back then, it was widely accepted in certain financial circles that "Reality doesn't exist. Perception is Reality". Reality may or not exist, it may be just an illusi...

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The Treasury Bubble: Is It Ready to Burst?

Frighteningly, like the rush into tech stocks, then the rush into real estate, and then the rush into commodities, the rush into U.S. government bonds has created a Treasury bubble. In a cruel twist of economic fate, passage of the aggressive Obama administration stimulus plan could further inflate that bubble - before popping it. The US is an...

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