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The Economic Cost of Brazil’s Spending Spree

By Mark Mobius, Franklin Templeton Blog, Brazil has been on a spending spree during the past few years, which, unfortunately, [...]

Uncovering Opportunities in Emerging Markets

By Mark Kiesel, Pimco, Emerging markets have underperformed expectations, but the longer-term secular outlook remains constructive for many regions. Highly [...]

Are we turning Japanese?

After the Great Crisis and Recession of 2008 there were a lot of economic and market commentators arguing that the [...]

The Ride-Sharing, Handbag-Borrowing Productivity Revival

By Aki Ito and Jeff Kearns Rayshauna Gray makes frequent trips around New England from her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. [...]

The best real estate plays in 25 years

By Lawrence Delevingne, CNBC, The global real estate market in 2039 will be city-centric, with an increased focus on Asia [...]

Shadow Banking Stealth Mutation: The Acronyms for the Next Financial Crisis

By: Gordon_T_Long According to the latest study by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) the unregulated $72 Trillion Global Shadow Banking System [...]

6 Reasons Why You Need a Second Passport

By Nick Giambruno, International Living If you believe that spreading your political risk beyond one jurisdiction is the single most [...]

Gundlach – Rates Will Remain Low in 2014

By Robert Huebscher, Slowing economic growth, low inflation and a lack of motivated sellers will keep interest rates depressed, at [...]

The Most Important Economic Chart

By Atif Mian and Amir Sufi, If you must know only one fact about the U.S. economy, it should be [...]

Romania on the Right Track

Sometimes, change and reform don’t happen as fast as we’d like in some countries, and Romania has been one of [...]

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