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Private real estate assets reach all-time high of USD740bn

From HedgeWeek, By Preqin, Global assets under management* of the private real estate industry have reached USD742bn, an all-time high [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Traveling Through Multiple Europes

By Adriano Bosoni, Stratfor, Europe is overcrowded with people and with nations. Six decades ago, the need to suppress the [...]

An Affordable Italian Charmer

By Steenie Harvey, International Living, Medieval walled towns are plentiful in Italy, but Viterbo is something special. If the name [...]

Cheaper Oil – Winners and losers

From the Economist, IN EARLY October the IMF looked at what might happen to the world economy if conflict in [...]

Why Do Other Rich Nations Spend So Much Less on Healthcare?

Why Do Other Rich Nations Spend So Much Less on Healthcare? The U.S. delivers roughly three times as many mammograms, [...]

Cross-Border Data Flows, the Internet and What it Means for U.S. and EU Trade and Investment

By Joshua Meltzer, Brooking Institute, The most globally significant bilateral trade and investment relationship is between the U.S. and the [...]

Oil Prices Continue to Define Geopolitics

From Stratfor, Geopolitical diary, Editor’s Note: Oil prices dropped steeply Oct. 14, with crude oil futures falling 4.6 percent to [...]

Here’s Where You Can Retire in Italy for Just $2,000 a Month

By Valerie Fortney-Schneider, International Living, As I walk across the sunny piazza I think how easy it is to feel [...]

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