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Not just Herbalife, but an entire industry selling to itself

2014-02-24T12:33:06.000Z<p>By: Dan McCrum<p>The Journal of Historical Research in Marketing, Volume 6, Issue 4 will not hit the shelves of your lending …

Why kids are pocketing more allowance

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dan Zevin has been hearing a lot of reports lately about allowance inflation. His source: his 10-year-old son Leo.<p>“The numbers are definitely going up,” says the 49-year-old humorist and author of the Thurber Prize-winning “Dan Gets a Minivan”. “And the only thing that matters …

Guest post: confessions of an EM optimist | Financial Times

<i>By Marcus Svedberg of East Capital</i><p>It is arguably not very easy to be an emerging market optimist these days. It seems almost everything and everyone …

JPMorgan EM equity funds expand despite market turmoil | Financial Times

Sir Isaac Newton once famously cautioned against investing in the South Sea Company, but then bankrupted himself by piling heavily into the bubble in …

Have EM outflows only just begun?

2014-01-31T10:01:26.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>SocGen’s cross-asset research team believes that when it comes to EM outflows they may have only just …

Emerging markets pray for Wall St. tumble: James Saft

(Reuters) - What struggling emerging markets need right about now is a big sell-off - in the U.S.<p>A Wall Street sign is pictured outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York, October 28, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri<p>Without a substantial downdraft on Wall Street, the Federal Reserve is highly …

Fidelity beat benchmarks by $35 billion, but does anyone care?

BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. investors have all but tuned out the boldest and best mutual fund stock pickers, leaving billions of dollars on the table for each of the past five years.<p>A Fidelity branch in New York, December 11, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Thayer<p>Stung by the 2008 financial crisis, mutual fund …

Ben Bernanke's parting shot to emerging markets

(Reuters) - Ben Bernanke’s parting gift to emerging markets was some tacit advice they should have understood all along: you are on your own.<p>Outgoing U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke participates in a discussion at the Brookings Institution in Washington January 16, 2014. …

Fed to stay the course on tapering, end QE by year end

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve will cut another $10 billion from its bond purchases when it meets in March and will wind the program down by year’s end, but it won’t raise rates until at least mid 2015, a survey of top Wall Street economists showed on Wednesday.<p>A general view of the U.S. …

Greek PM promises hefty budget surplus, recovery in sight

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece will post a budget surplus of at least 1 billion euros in 2013 and return the bulk of that to cash-strapped Greeks, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said on Thursday, seeking to wrest momentum back from an emboldened leftist opposition.<p>Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras …

Wall Street rallies on Facebook and GDP; Amazon sinks late

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 scored its biggest gain in more than a month on Thursday as Facebook led a tech rally and data showed the U.S. economy was on solid footing in the fourth quarter.<p>The day’s rebound pushed the S&P 500 back into positive territory for the week, but the index was still …

US Stock Futures Point To Positive Open On Earnings-Heavy Day, Which Includes FOMC Policy Announcement

Stock futures point to an upbeat start to Wednesday’s session following a rough few days on the main indexes even as investors brace for the Federal …

Turkey vs interest rates: why it matters | Financial Times

Print this page<p>If market consensus is correct, Turkey’s central bank will raise interest rates on Tuesday evening. It’s an issue that has gripped …

Turkey raises rates to halt lira’s slide | Financial Times

Turkey’s central bank’s moved aggressively on Tuesday to increase interest rates to tackle rising inflation and a sharp fall in the value of the lira.<p>…

South Africa hikes rates but rand weakens

South Africa’s hike in its policy rate on Wednesday failed to impress traders who sold off the rand within 15 minutes of the hike announcement, …

SA rate hike: more than just inflation concerns?

The basic narrative to South Africa’s rate rise is simple: EM currencies are under pressure, the rand especially; inflation is on the way; so time to …

German Engineers Build Flying Animal Robot Drones That Perfectly Mimic Motion Of Those In The Wild

German engineering company Festo has developed a series of incredible flying robots that mimic the motions of birds and dragonflies.<p>The …

Internet Economy: Here’s How Much Digital Trade Affects Economies [MAP]

Countries in which the general population does not have easy access to the Internet, whether it’s because of government policies or infrastructure …

Blackstone’s (BX) Rental-Backed Bonds: Rep. Takano Pushes Oversight (Q&A)

Private equity giant The Blackstone Group LP (NYSE:BX) pioneered a $480 million financial security late last year that relies on income from U.S. …

3D Print In Color: Stratasys Reveals Objet500 Connex3, World's First Multicolor, Multi-material 3D Printer

Sunday brought another big step forward in 3D printing: Stratasys, a Minnesota and Israel-based 3D printer manufacturer, unveiled the world’s first …

RBI, India’s Central Bank, Raises Key Rate As Governor Aims To Tackle Soaring Inflation While Reviving Slowing Growth

India’s central bank, with an express aim to curtail runaway inflation, raised the key repo rate to 8 percent from 7.75 percent on Tuesday while …

US Stock Futures Suggest Mixed Open As Earnings From Wall Street Majors, Durable Goods Orders Data, S&P/Case-Shiller HPI And Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index Vie For Investors' Attention

Futures suggest a mixed opening to U.S. stocks on Tuesday, which is loaded with earnings from Wall Street majors and a handful of data releases, …