Zara no es una marca española: el entramado fiscal de Amancio Ortega

Por todos es bien conocido el éxito de Inditex y de su fundador y accionista mayoritario, Amancio Ortega. La empresa textil española, con cerca de 7.300 tiendas y 162.000 empleados en 93 países, dueña de marcas como Zara, Bershka o Massimo Dutti, se ha convertido en la mayor gigante de la venta de ropa. Pero al observar y analizar las cifras de facturación, beneficios, empleados, impuestos y países donde las empresas del grupo los pagan, es fácil cuestionarse si su actividad es únicamente la “venta de ropa” y si se trata de una marca “española”.

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Chinese – the most amazing economic ants on earth: the Robert Kuok memoirs

In the fourth extract of Robert Kuok’s memoir, he considers Chinese immigrants. Not only are these unsung heroes hungry, eager and willing to ‘eat bitterness’ – they have cultural strength in the marrow of their bones.


The overseas Chinese made enormous contributions to Southeast Asia. They are the unsung heroes of the region: the poor men and women who migrated and blazed trails into the jungle, accessing the timber wealth; Chinese workers who planted and tapped rubber, who opened up the tin mines, who ran the small retail shops.

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Commercial Contracts: The Importance of Contracts to a Business

Contract law lies at the heart of our system of laws and serves as the foundation of our entire society. This is not an exaggeration. It is a simple observation – one that too often goes unobserved.

Most business owners know that a contract based on just a handshake and a promise is a recipe for disaster. Therefore, the business environment is full of agreements between businesses and individuals.

To make sure your business is protected, here are my 10 top tips you should consider when closing the deal:-

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Top 10 Tips to Follow for Great Business Productivity

Productivity means a combination of intelligent planning and focused efforts. Maintaining the productivity throughout the work is a great challenge and bringing the best of our work within the timeframe is crucial. Productivity can be continuously improved and by following some of the basic tips, one can achieve the target more easily and continuously.

Below stated are a few simple but effective tips that you need to follow, if you are running a business and want to attain more productivity out of your efforts and efficiencies:-

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Top 10 Business Tips For Newbies

1. Love What You Do

It’s a good idea to select an area which you already have an interest in, for a number of reasons. You already have some knowledge and expertise in this area which is invaluable and you won’t necessarily be starting from scratch. If you chose an area which is already of interest to you it won’t necessarily feel like work, especially when the going gets tough. No matter which area you chose you will undoubtedly have rough patches, when this happens you are much more likely to persevere because you have an attachment, a vested interest and a passion. If you have no interest you’ll be much more likely to throw in the towel at the first sign of trouble.

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7 Secrets Your Consultants Won’t Tell You

1. How to Pick the Right Consultant

When choosing a consultant, be sure they are qualified to handle matters pertaining to your investment. Search for professionals who have education and experience in the real estate field, in general, and rental properties, in particular. Begin your search for real estate experts by asking for referrals from individuals in the profession

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