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Food for Thought. Thoughtful debate and insightful observations/ commentary on actions/events in financial markets, investments, societies, and governments around the world that impact our lives. Also Oxstone Team’s Global Investment Commentary and Best Investment Ideas.

China’s Corruption Crackdown Pummels Macau Casinos

The southern Chinese city of Macau is the global capital of casino gambling. Last year, revenue rose about 20 percent, [...]

Underwriting the Next Housing Crisis

  By PETER J. WALLISON   WASHINGTON — SEVEN years after the housing bubble burst, federal regulators backed away this month from the [...]

Flurry of China bank deals hints at renewed confidence

By Jennifer Hughes, FT, China’s banks and insurers have more actively sought overseas assets in 2014 than at any time [...]

12 Countries That Hate Their Government Most

By Alexander E.M. Hess and Thomas C. Frohlich Europeans went in May to the polls to vote for their representatives to the European [...]

Charts Show 28 Seriously Troubled Mega-Banks: 24 of Them in Europe

By Michael Shedlock, I have been saying for years that European banks are in far worse shape than U.S. banks. [...]

The Freelance Economy Still Runs on Word of Mouth

Justin Fox We may well be entering a new age of work, in which tasks can be sliced into bite-sized chunks and [...]

Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs’ secrets to success

By Christopher Tkaczyk and Scott Olster, Fortune, We’ve gathered wisdom from those who have rocketed up the corporate ladder and [...]

You Could Be Entitled to a Second Passport

By Bob Bauman JD, International Living,  The old saying is: “It’s in your blood.” Some would argue that it’s an [...]

Mohnish Pabrai’s Million-Dollar Advice For A 12-Year-Old Investor

By Phil DeMuth, Forbes, The Q&A session at the recent Pabrai Funds annual meeting featured the following priceless exchange between the [...]

Banking on BRICS

  In July, leaders of the five emerging market countries known as the “BRICS” (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South [...]

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