Identifying company coalitions
Mergers: Combine to create a new joint organization.
Conglomerate merger- have unrelated business activities. Pure conglomerate mergers involve firms with nothing in common. Mixed conglomerate mergers involve firms looking for product/market extensions
Horizontal merger- companies produce and sell the same good (competitors) in the same market.
*RMBS: residential mortgage-backed security
CMBS: commercial mortgage-backed security
Sources: Economics The User’s Guide by Ha-Joon Chang
By Lukas Jorgensen
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What does this mean
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Factfile on an emerging market country: Mexico
Population: 126 million
GDP (2018): $1.2 trillion
GDP (2000): $708 billion
GDP per capita (2018): $9,675
GDP per capita (2000): $7,158
Main export (26%): vehicles
Main imports (20%): electric machinery
Factfile on a rapidly growing country: Ethiopia
Population: 109 million
GDP (2018): $84 billion
GDP (2000): $8 billion
GDP per capita (2018): $772
GDP per capita (2000): $411
Main export ($836M): Coffee
Main import: Food
Sources: world bank
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