"This certification demonstrates FIT's commitment to efficiency, dedication and quality service," said Port Everglades Director Phil Allen. "We hope this measure continues attracting commerce to the Port; supplying South Florida's residents and businesses with such diverse international products as fruits and wine; and fostering prosperity for all associated businesses utilizing Port Everglades or those supporting businesses operating from our central South Florida location."
According to Jeremy Stephen of the Barbados Business Enterprise Corp. (BBEC), with global stock markets rebounding, resources and opportunity are becoming more abundant. "I am sure that investing in government treasuries, bonds and debentures will provide strong returns in the medium term. Here in Barbados, Government is now very ambitious in charting a new course and, although they've been creative in how they acquire finance so far, their cheapest way is via their traditional products," explained Stephen.
Banco Sabadell announced that it completed the acquisition of Miami-based Mellon United National Bank (MUNB) after obtaining necessary approvals from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the Bank of Spain, SpainÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢s Central Bank.
The acquisition creates the 6th largest local bank based in Miami in terms of deposits. Sabadell group now manages a total of $6.4 billion dollars of business (investment and funds). Banco Sabadell acquired a total $1,675 million dollars in deposits and $875 million dollars in loans (60% of the loan book) after selecting the assets to be included in the MUNB deal. MUNB has fifteen branches in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.