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Diverging Markets Focusing on Financial Media Strategy

Several factors have converged in recent years to increase demand for strategic communications expertise in the financial industry. As a result, many firms accustomed to maintaining a low profile and focused solely on returns are now engaging in more...
by Diverging Markets on Apr 10, 2015

Mexican congressman to colleagues: “Privatize This”

So, as you may or may not have heard, Mexican Congress has just passed some rather historic oil reforms, much to the consternation of a lot of people. Herein, one congressman’s protest at the lack of transparency surrounding this historic ̷...
by Diverging Markets on Dec 13, 2013

Mexican congressman to colleagues: “Privatize This”

So, as you may or may not have heard, Mexican Congress has just passed some rather historic oil reforms, much to the consternation of a lot of people. Herein, one congressman’s protest at the lack of transparency surrounding this historic ̷...
by Diverging Markets on Dec 13, 2013

The press as a lagging indicator, continued

Folha de Sao Paulo has made this easy for us. Here are a couple of Economist covers, four years apart: Honestly, when it’s not so tiresome, it’s actually amusing how blind people can be. I honestly have too many previous … Continue...
by Diverging Markets on Sep 26, 2013

The press as a lagging indicator, continued

Folha de Sao Paulo has made this easy for us. Here are a couple of Economist covers, four years apart: Honestly, when it’s not so tiresome, it’s actually amusing how blind people can be. I honestly have too many previous … Continue...
by Diverging Markets on Sep 26, 2013

The First Rule Of Fighting Narcos: You Do Not Talk About Fighting Narcos

Regular readers know it isn’t very often that I re-publish in full something from elsewhere, but this is too important and I have no doubt that the majority of you are not in the habit of reading the Dallas Morning … Continue reading U...
by Diverging Markets on May 22, 2013

The First Rule Of Fighting Narcos: You Do Not Talk About Fighting Narcos

Regular readers know it isn’t very often that I re-publish in full something from elsewhere, but this is too important and I have no doubt that the majority of you are not in the habit of reading the Dallas Morning … Continue reading U...
by Diverging Markets on May 22, 2013

The First Rule Of Fighting Narcos: You Do Not Talk About Fighting Narcos

Regular readers know it isn’t very often that I re-publish in full something from elsewhere, but this is too important and I have no doubt that the majority of you are not in the habit of reading the Dallas Morning … Continue reading U...
by Diverging Markets on May 22, 2013

Plain English: It’s Not What You Say, It’s What People Hear

This video stands to have an immediate impact on your income if you have anything to do with politics, journalism, public relations, branding, marketing or communications of any kind. This video stands to have an ancillary impact on your income ̷...
by Diverging Markets on May 10, 2013

The Cost of VIP Status, Super Bowl Edition

Northern winter is finally over, which means—what else?— it’s time to start thinking about next year’s Super Bowl, which will be the first in the New York area and the first in outdoor cold weather (as well as a number … Continue readin...
by Diverging Markets on May 3, 2013

Map Of The Day: Mexico Drug War Update

The Washington Post published this the other day: Accompanying it is a rather lengthy article (here), not to be missed, detailing the evolving intelligence challenges since Enrique Peña Nieto took office. Also not to be missed is David Agren reporti...
by Diverging Markets on May 2, 2013

Assessing Televisa’s Political Risk in Mexico

Mexico watchers up to date on the landmark reforms underway in Mexico can skip straight down to the section below where the block quotes begin. For the rest of you not up to speed, the Mexican government is getting ready … Continue reading U...
by Diverging Markets on Apr 18, 2013

Taxation With Representation, By Mustafa Mond

I am pleased to present a new guest contributor today, who in the interest of preserving his day job, goes by the tag of Mustafa Mond. In recognition of today as that annual rite of American citizenship–Tax Day–Mr. Mond has graciously &#...
by Diverging Markets on Apr 15, 2013

Diverging Markets Turns One Year Old

Actually, at this point we’re at one year and one month but I was too caught up in other stuff to do this last month. So I’ve been looking at the site metrics for the first year of operation from … Continue reading →...
by Diverging Markets on Apr 12, 2013

Everything You Know About Africa Is Wrong

Morten Jerven, economic historian of Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, has me hooked just with this single comment: The demand for numbers is overwhelming. The data will be created, invented or otherwise imputed to fill the gap. When the data ...
by Diverging Markets on Apr 8, 2013

Video Of The Day: A Real Journalist Questions A Real Banker

This has become such a rarity, you really need to just put aside five minutes to watch this: Related PostsMexico’s last locally-owned bank, democracy today and PRI 2.0 Photo of the Day: The importance of copy editingNew Beverage of Choice … C...
by Diverging Markets on Mar 29, 2013

What The BRICS Really Have In Common

Sometimes news editors exercise such brain-dead judgment that it’s a wonder journalism as a practice even survives. That sentence was one of a few I conjured up as a possible lead-off thought. Well, technically, it was the only sentence, since R...
by Diverging Markets on Mar 28, 2013

A Dissection Of Market Manipulation In The Diamond Industry

Priceonomics put up a stunning take last week on the market mechanics of diamonds which spurred a lot of reactions. Worth reading in full, and here are some excerpts to give you an idea: “Americans exchange diamond rings as part … Continu...
by Diverging Markets on Mar 25, 2013

Basic Strategy For Hyping An Investment Trend

I’ve seen this happen so many times, I could teach a class on it: Take a small data sample of something that confirms the view you’re determined to promote; Regardless of how rigorous the methodology or how representative the sample ̷...
by Diverging Markets on Mar 11, 2013

Know Your Audience, China-Africa Edition

This has been building for a long time. The latest is this CNN interview with Dambisa Moyo, she of “Dead Aid” fame, entitled, “China Can Transform Africa“. A couple of comments caught my eye: “Ultimately, the responsibility of h...
by Diverging Markets on Mar 6, 2013


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