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What China’s sexual revolution means for women

Two decades ago, Hillary Clinton delivered a speech in Beijing that inspired feminists around the world, declaring “women’s rights are [...]

Single black female BA seeks educated husband: Race, assortative mating and inequality

There is a growing trend in the United States towards assortative mating — a clunky phrase that refers to people’s [...]

Significant Slip—or Just a Blip—in Emerging Markets’ Foreign Exchange Reserves?

By Mark Mobius, Mobius Blog, For those looking to invest in emerging markets, a steady growth in foreign exchange reserves—in [...]

China’s Secret Gold Buying Exposed

Between January 2006 and July 2011, China had a cumulative trade surplus with the US of $1.421 trillion, equal to [...]

The ‘Grexit’ Issue and the Problem of Free Trade

By George Friedman, Stratfor, The Greek crisis is moving toward a climax. The issue is actually quite simple. The Greek [...]

Once Forbidden Frontiers

Investing in frontier markets can come with a higher degree of volatility than more established markets, but to my team [...]

NYSE MARGIN DEBT GROWS BY $20.1B AND ABOUT TO HIT NEW RECORD HIGH!

NYSE Margin Debt Grows by $20.1B and About to Hit New Record High! New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) margin debt [...]

Peak Gold Misunderstanding, is Gold About to Run Out?

By: Mike_Shedlock Is gold about to “run out”? The correct answer to that question is the likelihood of that happening is [...]

The Wealth Report 2015

Welcome to the 2015 edition of The Wealth Report Andrew Hay Global Head of Residential andrew.hay@knightfrank.com +44 20 7861 1071 [...]

Russia Nervously Eyes the U.S.-Iran Deal

By Reva Bhalla, Stratfor, When a group of weary diplomats announced a framework for an Iranian nuclear accord last week [...]

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