“Big Mac ‘n’ Beer” or How to compare the standard of living?

Deutsche Bank published a report comparing the prices of goods in the U.S. with those of other countries, including Russia.  Judge for yourself, but something makes me smile. For example a dozen roses in the U.S. costs about $ 12. What kind of a bouquet would be worth $111? J Has anyone had Coca-Cola in Germany for $ 17?

 

Two Liter Soft Drink – $2.49 in the US

1. Brazil– $19.05, 765%
2. Germany– $17.20, 691%
3. Japan– $6.99, 281%

4. Russia — $5.59, 224%

5. Australia — $4.27, 171% Read more »

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Living in Las Vegas requires one to know the business competitors of the city.

Not surprisingly, the largest gaming corporations in Las Vegas such as Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Wynn Resorts Ltd. shifted their development focus from the U.S. to Asia, which at one point in time we didn’t hesitate to take advantage of J At the same time, the Communist party is limiting the chance-taking Chinese from gambling in Macao: they are forbidden to visit the city more than 2 times per year.

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“Big Mac с пивом” или Как сравнить уровень жизни?

Дойче Банк опубликовал отчет, сравнивающий цены на товары в США с ценами в других странах, в том числи в России. Судите сами, что-то вызывает улыбку. Например, дюжина роз в США стоит около 12 долларов. Какой букет нужно дарить, чтобы выйти на цену в 111 долл.?:) Кто-нибуть пил Coca-Cola в Германии по 17 долл.?

 

Two Liter Soft Drink – $2.49 in the US

1. Brazil– $19.05, 765%
2. Germany– $17.20, 691%
3. Japan– $6.99, 281%

4. Russia — $5.59, 224%

5. Australia — $4.27, 171% Read more »

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A Nightmare for Registered Investment Advisers

Per a recently proposed bill, FINRA, the main regulatory authoritative body for broker dealers, may become the regulatory authoritative for Registered Investment Advisers as well. If the “Investment Adviser Oversight Act of 2012” is passed, Registered Investment Advisers will be regulated on three levels. The first level being a self-regulatory organization such as FINRA, secondly – the SEC, on the Federal level, and thirdly, the Securities State Commission, on the State level.  Each level may have requirements that not only differ but that may also contradict one another. Advisers would have to decide which level would be more beneficial. Annual registration and membership fees will be required on every level. Moreover, in case of an audit, the Registered Investment Adviser will have to bear the audit expenses. Very unusual.  Haven’t they tightened the screws enough? And where are the lobbyists? Read more »

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