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Trade and Trump: A conversation with HSBC Managing Director José Rasco

By WorldCity Staff | Dec 13, 2016

Take nationalist and populist resurgence, interest rate ups-and-downs plus currency devaluation, mix that with upcoming elections abroad and the incoming Donald Trump administration, and you’ve got a recipe for an unpredictable 2017. While many still ponder the influence of a Trump administration, those who make a living weighing the effect of world events are already interpreting…

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Ships, planes and ports: Talking transportation in global trade

By WorldCity Staff | Oct 24, 2016

Getting goods and products from manufacturer to consumer is a complicated business in the global economy, and it’s been made more so by unexpected upheavals, such as Hanjin Shipping Co.’s recent bankruptcy, and this season’s chill political winds blowing against trade agreements. For its Second Annual National Transportation Forum, WorldCity brought together three experts who…

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Perishables and South Florida: TradeNumbers in perspective

By WorldCity Staff | Oct 7, 2016

Fruits, flowers, fish and live horses come in, while medicines, medical products, meat, and perfumes head out. That’s just some of what happens daily at Miami’s three great international nodes: Miami International Airport, Port Everglades and PortMiami. Giving insight into the flow of produce, plasma and poultry is WorldCity’s 2016 Perishables Trade Numbers, which gives…

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Argentina: Rising star for South Florida trade

By WorldCity Staff | Jul 5, 2016

Argentina’s star is rising for business, and the glow is reaching South Florida. In 2015, Argentina’s trade with the Miami Customs district hit a record high, topping $3.2 billion for the first time. And through April this year, that commerce is up another 8 percent, WorldCity data shows. Boosting the glow: Argentina’s new pro-business president…

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South Florida trade heading for 4th year of decline in value

By WorldCity Staff | May 24, 2016

South Florida’s trade with the world is on track for its fourth straight year of declines in 2016, largely because of problems in key trade partners Brazil and Venezuela and lower prices for oil and metals. Still, there are some bright spots: trade is rising with Dominican Republic, Argentina and Ireland. Plus, the opening of…

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With trade down, Miami looks to handle temperature-sensitive medicines

By Doreen | Mar 3, 2016

Falling prices for fuel and other basics cut the value of South Florida’s trade with the world in 2015 for the third year in a row. But the region has potential to boost business longer-term by increasing shipments of high-value medicines, building on new certifications obtained at Miami International Airport. How to attract more temperature-sensitive…

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Panama Canal expansion: How it may affect South Florida

By WorldCity Staff | Jun 26, 2015

  Could economic development in Cuba help South Florida ports make the most of an expanded Panama Canal? That is one likely scenario in the years to come, according to Rodolfo Sabonge, who spent nearly 30 years with the Panama Canal Authority, rising to executive vice president of planning and business development. Sabonge, who now…

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Directors of South Florida’s three largest ports talk trade

By WorldCity Staff | May 6, 2015

For South Florida trade to really take off, airports and seaports need more than new routes to Asia. They also need lots more funding to expand and upgrade facilities. That was the view from directors of South Florida’s three largest ports, who shared the stage May 1 at WorldCity’s Trade Connections. The luncheon kicked off…

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South Florida trade dips in 2014; opportunities ahead

By WorldCity Staff | Mar 2, 2015

South Florida’s trade with the world dipped in 2014, but commerce is poised to gain from growth in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean and from expansion of the Panama Canal. Last year, South Florida came in 12th for international trade among the nation’s top 15 customs districts. Area seaports and airports handled $115.93 billion…

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