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Quote of the Day

“Trust is a two way street. If your government does not trust you, how can you trust your government?”
— Bruce Montague


Quote of the Day

“There is one safeguard known generally to the wise,
which is an advantage and security to all,
but especially to democracies as against despots.
What is it? Distrust.”
— Demosthenes

QUote of the Day

“You know, the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common, they don’t alter their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit their views, which can be uncomfortable, if you happen to be one of the facts that needs altering.”
— Doctor Who

Quote of the Day

“There can be no compromise on basic principles. There can be no compromise on  moral issues. There can be no compromise on matters of knowledge, of truth, of  rational conviction.”
— Ayn Rand

Quote of the Day

“Never trust governments absolutely
and always do what you can to prevent
them from doing too much harm.”
— John Arthur Passmore

Quote of the Day

“The history of government management of money has, except for a few short happy periods, been one of incessant fraud and deception.”
— Fredrich August von Hayek

Quote of the Day

“It is not the function of the government
to keep the citizen from falling into error;
it is the function of the citizen to keep
the government from falling into error.”
— Justice Robert H. Jackson

Article of the Day – Colombia Another BRIC in the wall?

Market Insight

September 6, 2010

Another BRIC in the wall?

While BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) nations today offer some of the most exciting investment opportunities in the planet, BRICs have to getting a many things right to replicate the success of Japan, Germany and South Korea. Potential problems contain China’s oppressive regime, India’s choking bureaucracy, Brazil’s history of policy flip-flops and Russia’s gangster capitalism.

In addition, fears of inflation and concerns about investment opportunities being overvalued are pushing many investors expand their horizons to other less well known markets and start avoiding investing in the BRIC countries.

Other developing nations have been also growing and moving, widening the choices investors have. Colombia in particular, which has undergone little investor attention to date, has as good, if not better, growth characteristics than the BRIC economies.

What reasons are there to invest in Colombia?

1.      Improved economic stability

2.      Excellent geographic location

3.      Open to private investment

4.      Untapped potential to be discovered

5.      Attractive investment conditions

6.      Extensive transportation infrastructure

7.      Highly skilled technical and professional workforce

Colombia appears as an attractive save heaven for international investors, eager to get good returns in a stable environment of regulation, robustness and economic recovery. Next time you are establishing your investment allocation strategy, Colombia should be given a higher consideration.

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Quote of the Day

“When the government fears the people there is liberty;
when the people fear the government there is tyranny.”
— Thomas Jefferson

Quote of the Day

“It is incorrect to think of liberty as synonymous with unrestrained action. Liberty does not and cannot include any action, regardless of sponsorship, which lessens the liberty of a single human being. To argue contrarily is to claim that liberty can be composed of liberty negations, patently absurd.

Unrestraint carried to the point of impairing the liberty of others is the exercise of license, not liberty. To minimize the exercise of license is to maximize the area of liberty. Ideally, government would restrain license, not indulge in it; make it difficult, not easy; disgraceful, not popular. A government that does otherwise is licentious, not liberal.”

— Leonard E. Read