The Paramounted Importance of Critical Analysis in International Trade Policies

International trade is largely based on the constant fluctuations in the world-wide economy, this resulting in constant changes with regards to tariffs, trade subsidies and unending amendments of regulations with regards to international trade. “Trade policy and economic Growth”, a paper by Keith Maskus, PhD, focuses on the relationship between trade policies and the growth of the economy or lack thereof, the main point of interest of the paper was to establish whether the variance of trade policies will affect the economic growth of any country. The conclusion reached was that open economies tend to grow faster than closed economies, ceteris paribus. therefore concluding that open competition is good in the sense that it improves resource distribution and the country gains in Investment and innovation.

An organisation that is involved in international trade has to pay special attention to such information. There might not be any countries with closed economies however there are countries that have low imports to the point that they are regarded as closed economies for instance Brazil. In 2011 Brazil recorded 13% as its import percentage which was quite low for a country of its stature. Is it not then imperative to constantly be up to date with changes in the trade policies of countries one is interested in pursuing trade relations with? since there is a proven positive relationship between the openness of an economy to competition (thus meaning the country is greatly involved in trade) and the growth of that country`s economy, this serves as an indication of how lucrative and profitable a business venture would be under such circumstances. The Critical analysis aspect then comes into play by determining how much gain or loss would result from substantial changes to the policies, which are measures and instruments that can influence export and imports, the objective being the policies influence the trade sector to the result of profit for the business venture. one might feel a degree in commercial management is then needed in order to fully understand all the kinks and edges of the international business, and they would be right, but the eventuality is that it will always boil down to intelligence and efficiency in the analysis of trends, calculation of potential profit/loss, predictions of future stability or fluctuations in the world economy prompting changes to prices in the trade sector.

There is one other important factor that can alter potential business plans, and that is the politics of the country in question, policies are easily influenced by the politics of the nation, and it is thus advisable that critical analysis be also engaged, this results in better understanding of the country and its stability thus reducing the chances of incurring a bad business eventuality. Nations are not governed by robots, unfortunately, but are governed by people with interests and human nature desires to differ from individual to individual making it difficult to maintain a constant effective system. if politicians are elected they tend to focus on altering policies for their own benefit, and the benefit of those they promised (if there are still honest politician available) from that point it is important that international business consider such factors before pursuing business. Prime examples being, whenever there are strikes in South Africa investors tend to shy away, and most of the strikes are birthed from political influence, thus deeming South Africa an Unstable nation to invest in, or Zimbabwe a nation sanctioned, due to political infringements, making the country undesirable for investment irregardless of the profitability of the business idea. It is thus an excellent idea to firstly research in-depth to the politics of the country before hand and invest with,much-needed information, guiding the innovative decision made.

Chase Your Dreams With Personal Loans

Personal loans provide solution to many problems these days and can be used for a wide range of reason. Personal loans provide great freedom to the borrowers to fulfill their needs, wants and desires. Personal loans provide a lot of support to the borrowers looking for financial sustenance.

Personal loans are basically of two types – secured and unsecured. Secured personal loans require the borrower to pledge collateral to the lender. The collateral may be his home his car or any other of his assets. Unsecured personal loans do not require the borrower to pledge anything in return. Unsecured personal loans in today’s world are a better option than secured personal loans for those who can’t offer any security. No proof of any thing is required and also loans do get processed quickly. Unsecured loans typically have a higher APR then secured loans because the lender gets no security for his investment.

Now days there are many lending organizations which are involved in providing loans to the people who need money. They provide all kinds of services to their customers from different quotes to expert advice by their counselors. Every thing is done in a very short time according to the need of the customer. Customers are given every thing they require to make themselves acquainted with the situation. Due to increasing competition there are many organizations making these offerings at very reasonable price. Which basically means customer is the king. The rates of interest can also be bargained upon providing options which would have been difficult to get earlier.

Secured or unsecured personal loans through these organizations are approved very quickly. The organizations have relationships with banks which limit the time in which the loan is sanctioned so that the both parties are at ease with the situation. Apart from that there are few other benefits of personal loans through lenders

· people who are not sure about their stance can get expert advice by the experts

· the personal loan rates offered are quite low

· people can choose their own repayment plans with the flexibility of payment

While applying for loans online people must be careful. People often get charged extra commissions sometimes and get duped. Normally that sort of thing is very rare and depends on person to person and how they handle things. People usually get the best deals on personal loans which do suite their requirements.

Previously people who had bad credit ratings such as people with county court judgments, (CCJs), defaults, arrears and also bankruptcy had difficulty in getting a loan. Now days they can also get personal loans very easily and at very appropriate terms. Lending organizations provide proper guidance to people with how to improve on their reputations and help build a favorable condition for the future. They help in building a good credit score and other facilities as well. The services provided are also one of the best apart from that there are several fringe benefits such as they save a lot of time, very little effort is required by the customer and everything is reliably done.

You can use these personal loans both secured and unsecured for various purposes such as

· For debt consolidation

· For house construction

· For purchasing any assets such as car or machinery

· For purposes such as holidays

· For pay day purposes

· For wedding purposes

· For education purposes

The main aim of personal loans is to provide an option to the customers so that they can utilize their privileges and the opportunity that is available to them. To make their dreams come true and achieve what they want to achieve.

Chase Bank Loan Modifications

Chase Bank recently announced that from Jan -July 2010, it has assisted approximately 900,000 homeowners interested in modifying their home loan. What’s interesting about this announcement is that Chase is actually doing something to address the three major complaints that have plagued both HAMP (the Federal “Home Affordable Mortgage Program) as well as the entire banking and loan modification industry. Here are the three major pitfalls and what Chase is doing about them.

Problem One. The loan modification process confuses most homeowners.. The majority of homeowners throughout the United States originally purchased their home through a realtor or mortgage broker who held their hand throughout the buying process and guided them. To help bring a homeowner up to speed to do a loan modification, Chase now assigns a counselor to each customer that is working with Chase; this counselor walks the customer through the modification process and is their primary contact with Chase from start to finish.

Problem Two. Banks commonly lose documentation and ask homeowners to resend documents. Most homeowners who have encountered financial difficulty find it difficult to send the necessary documentation to a lender and hold a job at the same time. What makes things worse, some homeowners learn that after sneaking off at lunch to fax the financials from a Kinko’s, that the documents previously sent were either lost, incorrect or never received by the financial institution. The other day, for example, a person at a bank notified me that an application had been rejected because it was missing a zipcode on the address. She told me that resubmitting the correct document should be an easy task, not knowing how precarious the current job market is and how difficult some companies make it for their employees to do personal tasks while on the job. To make things easier for homeowners, Chase has established a centralized location for document collection and imaging, making it easier to review a customer’s file and reducing the need for borrowers to resend documents.

Problem Three. Loan modifications take too long. Most homeowners have been promised that their modification will be approved after making three monthly trial payments only to learn that after making seven or eight trial payments they are no closer to gaining approval than when they first started. To help speed things up, Chase has hired 8,000 new credit counselors to help complete the loan modification evaluation within 30 days of receiving borrower’s completed application package.

By expanding their team to assist customers, Chase can now weed through their applicants more effectively. They can communicate better and help those fortunate enough to qualify and discover the homeowners who are not eligible for a modification but who might want to pursue a short sale or other foreclosure prevention option. Still the statistics for loan modification approval from Chase are not encouraging. From Jan – July of 2010, only 27% of the modification applicants offered for the Chase HAMP program had gained approval, and 38% of applicants through Chase Bank’s own loan modification program had been approved. But at least it’s a start in the right direction!