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Las quiebras disminuyen 19% para el mes de julio, y 11% en lo que va del año

Para el mes de julio se radicaron un total de 664 quiebras, 154 menos (19%) que julio del 2016. Las radicaciones bajo Capítulo 7 totalizaron 254, una disminución de -27%. Capítulo 11 tuvo 4 radicaciones, 8 menos (-67%) que el año pasado. No se radicaron quiebras bajo Capítulo 12, a diferencia de las 3 radicadas en julio 2016. Bajo Capítulo 13 se radicaron 406 quiebras, 50 menos (-11%) que el año pasado. ...

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Ventas de auto aumentan 4.6% en julio, y 2.9% en lo que va del año

Por: GUIA   El Grupo Unido de Importadores de Automóviles (GUIA), organización que representa la industria automotriz en Puerto Rico, presentó hoy los resultados de ventas de automóviles nuevos para julio 2017. El periodo cerró con un total de  6,947 unidades vendidas. Esto representa un aumento de 4.6%, comparado con julio de 2016. La demanda acumulada muestra un 2.9% por encima del mismo periodo del año pasado. ...

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Puerto Rico facing its encounter with the truth

“Only the truth will set you free” -San Juan de la Cruz   The upside of the current crisis is that the fictions and lies on which many of the fiscal and economic decisions have been based in the past three decades are gradually being uncovered. The sad and negative part of this process is that we were not able to build solutions for ourselves. Congress had to send us financial supervisors to do the work that elected politicians did not want to do for fear of the electoral cost. ...

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Think Strategically: Increased Market Risk, Tax Reform in Life Support, US Household Ramp Up Debt & PR Update

By Francisco Rodriguez-Castro, President & CEO of Birling Capital Advisors LLC (frc@birlingcapital.com)   Publicado en: febrero 2017   Increased Market Risk & Tax Reform on Life Support We have come across data that shows that even with all the chaos that Washington and the White House seem to be experiencing with President Trump, we see signals that a significant number of investors are putting their cash to work. Some equity mutual funds have been seeing their first inflows i ...

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La ruta hacia la autosuficiencia

La semana pasada se anunció que la Casa Blanca enviará a Puerto Rico a un grupo de asesores en materia fiscal y económica para “ayudar” al gobierno local a manejar la crítica situación financiera que enfrenta. Inmediatamente, la noticia fue politizada y se comenzó a decir que esto era parte del comienzo de una sindicatura federal. El tema sustantivo detrás de este anuncio es la preocupación que tiene el gobierno federal sobre la situación fiscal de la Isla y la inefectividad del uso ...

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Think Strategically: US job growth, the FED, Trumpconomics, & PR Debt face-off

By Francisco Rodriguez-Castro (frc@birlingcapital.com), President & CEO of Birling Capital Advisors LLC   This week the U.S. economy added 227,000 jobs in January, 52,000 more than the market consensus of 175,000 new jobs. This growth was not enough to avert an increase in unemployment to 4.8% from the previous rate of 4.7% as more people began looking for work. As expected the Fed policy committee voted unanimously to keep the federal fund rates in a range of 0.50% to 0.75%, Fed Chair ...

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Think Strategically: All Eyes on the New Leaders of the U.S. and Puerto Rico

By Francisco Rodriguez-Castro, President & CEO of Birling Capital Advisors LLC   On Jan. 20, we watched the traditional transition of power in the United States. We witnessed the swearing in of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States and we saw the conclusion of now former President Barack Obama’s term draw to a close as he was escorted to Marine One and bid farewell to the White House. ...

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Think Strategically: with the Dow at 20,000: 7 things every investor should know

By Francisco Rodriguez-Castro, President & CEO of Birling Capital Advisors LLC, published on January 25, 2017    This week the Dow hit the elusive 20,000 mark on January 25, 2017, this after coming within less than ½ of 1 % earlier this month, As the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed this record level. This milestone is being hyped, celebrated, advertised, honored among other things by specialized media outlets such as Bloomberg and more mainstream media like CNN or NBC. Is there lon ...

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