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Younger Generation Engaging Less in Entrepreneurial Effort

Posted by Jeff Carter The trend is clear.  Younger people used to start a lot more entrepreneurial type businesses in years [...]

China’s New Generation of Entrepreneurs II

By Beini Zhou, Matthews Asia, “What’s been overlooked in recent years is China’s rising “innovation machine,” particularly in the technology [...]

2015: Why’s the Oil Price Collapsing? Answer: $8+ Trillion Carry Trade

By: DK_Matai   Most in the media are utterly clueless about what’s coming in 2015. It is incumbent upon ATCA 5000 [...]

Industrial Expansion Will Strain Mexico’s Water Resources

From Stratfor, Summary Editor’s Note: This is the eighth installment of an occasional series on water scarcity issues around the [...]

Will China’s Year of the Goat Bring Out the Market Bulls?

From Mobius Blog, According to the Chinese calendar, 2015 is the Year of the Goat (or sheep), creatures that are typically [...]

Reforms in Asia Bring Big Potential for Small Companies

At Templeton Emerging Markets Group, we believe Asia’s combination of rapid economic growth, generally strong national finances and economic fundamentals [...]

China’s Total Debt Load Equals 282% of GDP, Raising Economic Risks

By Pedro Nicolaci da Costa, WSJ Blog, China’s overall debt load has risen quickly since the global financial crisis. While [...]

These charts show you which countries own most of the United States’ foreign debt

By Simran Khosla, Global Post, US President Barack Obama unveiled his proposed 2016 budget last week, and from its plans for student [...]

Winners and losers in China’s deepening economic slowdown

By JOE McDONALD International Monetary Fund’s Research Department Director Olivier Blanchard speaks during a press briefing at a hotel in Beijing, [...]

Africa’s Electrifying Future

Emerging and frontier markets are a focal point of this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, which takes place [...]

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