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Reputation is critical to enhancing buisness and is therefore a crucial asset for a country. In 2018 Sweden is the Most Reputable Country among the 55 polled. Seven of the Top Ten are European countries. Outside of the Top Ten Spain ranks 14th, the UK 16th, France 18th and Germany 19th. The USA, once the leader of the free world, is not seen as a responsible participant in the global community. It is ranked 34th. Iraq is the least reputable, ranking 55th.
In a popular talk show on a Spanish TV channel, Spain was dubbed Land of Waiters in an attempt to draw attention to the plight of many university graduates – and the young in general – who can’t find jobs in suitable sectors. Not even in any which sector that pays “decent” and one doesn’t have to be a working poor. Grim, right? Oh but in this “Land of Waiters” the number of taxpayers whose declared assets are worth more than €30 million has tripled in the last ten years!
AS VACATIONERS HEAD FOR HOME AT THE BEGINNING OF SEPTEMBER, SPAIN LOOKS ON ANOTHER BUMPER YEAR FOR ITS TOURISM INDUSTRY »
Spain ranks second worldwide in international tourist arrivals (81.8 million), second in international tourism earnings ($60 billion), and tops the World Economic Forum's Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index
Salmon, as a species, is a bell-weather breed of fish, and as the Salmon goes, so go the finer things of life!
One of the most rewarding experiences for a foreigner in Spain is to venture into intriguing Spanish restaurants and feast on authentic Spanish food. That being said, sometimes it is necessary to indulge in a meal to remind you of home, and maybe soothe some homesick yearnings. But, although there are some American style restaurants in Madrid, finding authentic and unique ones can be quite a task.
The most famous footballer in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo, says the nine years he played at Real Madrid were the happiest of his life. But he has just left, signing on with Juventus
Since the year 2000, the IE Business School has grown in popularity as well as quality, with their MBA program moving up the ranks from 24th best globally to the 8th in 2017. The business school was looking forward to another bump in the rankings, possibly surpassing the University of Chicago’s Booth or even Columbia business school. Yet, when the new Financial Times rankings were published this past January, the IE University ranking plummeted from 8th to not making the list at all! Will it ever bounce back among the top-notchers?
Zara on Oxford Street, London: the heir presumptive worked here!
By Natalie McNeal Photos: Guidepost, Natalie McNeal,
“We have less clients than before. But BiciMAD benefits me indirectly because the sight of more people with bicycles in the street promotes the use of bicycles. Perhaps, people who haven’t thought about riding bikes will now consider riding them”