Michael Thompson

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Vietnamese Farmers May Hoard Coffee To Protect Against Inflation: Analyst

Vietnamese farmers may be hoarding the robusta coffee beans they produce to protect against inflation, a BNP Paribas SA (EPA:BNP) agricultural …

China Mulling Implementing FATCA-Like Law To Reduce Tax Evasion On Mainland; Hong Kong Agreed To Share Tax Information Of US Expats Earlier This Week

China is to looking to formulate a law similar to one in the U.S., which now requires financial institutions worldwide to disclose information on …

As Bangladesh Biman Airlines Acquires More Boeing (NYSE: BA) Aircraft, Profitability Remains Elusive

Biman Bangladesh Airlines, the national flag carrier of Bangladesh, has added two Boeing (NYSE: BA) aircraft to its fleet, prompting the country’s …

Cuba Finally Opens To Foreign Investment (Sort Of)

Cuba is about to open itself up to foreign investment for the first time in half a century as part of a slew of reforms promoted by President Raúl …

Chinese Gold Demand Could Rise In 2014, In Surprise Call, Though India’s Demand May Have Peaked Years Ago

Demand for gold in China, which broke consumer records in 2013, could reach new heights in 2014, according to some analysts.<p>That may surprise …

Indonesia Likely To Reduce Fuel Subsidy Further Ahead Of July Presidential Election

CBucking conventional wisdom as public antipathy Indonesia is likely to reduce its annual $25 billion fuel subsidy after reporting that its fiscal …

McDonald's Launches $12 Burger in Switzerland

McDonalds is rolling out a $12 burger, aptly named "the Prime," as a part of their new Swiss Signature Line in, you guessed it, Switzerland.<p>The Prime …

Ukraine Is Ready For The Tough Love Of The International Monetary Fund

ODESSA, Ukraine -- Jaded by decades of mismanagement and corruption, Ukrainians greeted the announcement of the International Monetary Fund’s …

How Liquid Natural Gas May Revolutionize Shipping, And Make Goods Cheaper

ISTANBUL -- At a noisy, bustling shipyard 20 miles south of Istanbul, the world’s second-ever tugboat powered by liquefied natural gas sits at the …

Venezuela’s Latest Economic Woes: The Bolívar Plummets, Credit Rating Downgraded And More

There is no rest for Venezuela. After two months of nearly non-stop protests, accusations between government and opposition and no solution in sight, …

Japanese Giant Mitsui Leads $60M Investment In A Startup That Turns Pollution Into Pure Money

As places like China and India continue to grow, an ever-increasing number of billowing smoke stacks mark these countries’ landscapes. 7 million people died in 2012 from air pollution. LanzaTech wants to clean up those industries by turning all that pollution into extremely valuable fuels and …

US Housing Recovery Sees Slowdown: S&P Case-Shiller Home Prices

Standard & Poor’s housing data released Tuesday indicate a slowdown in a recovering U.S. housing market from 2012 and 2013, even though a benchmark …

China's Real Estate Fever May Have Broken In January

A spate of concerning news sent two China-based real estate stocks, <b>SouFun Holdings</b> (SFUN) and <b>E-House Holdings</b> (EJ), to sharp losses Monday. Both …

Tax overhaul plan has something for everyone to hate

Warren Buffett's real estate franchise brand now in 33 states

Warren Buffett’s real estate franchise brand, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, has grown to a network of 26,000 agents and 700 offices in 33 states …

Most Gen X, Gen Y buyers are searching for homes -- but not agents -- on mobile devices

Most “Gen X” and “Gen Y” homebuyers are using mobile devices when they search for homes, but when it comes to choosing an agent, buyers of all ages …

Plan for 'semiprivatization' of Fannie and Freddie's role is a fantasy

Developers’ Bonds Decline Amid China Housing Bankruptcy

Stocks and bonds issued by some Chinese real estate companies extended a slump after the collapse of a developer stoked concern defaults are starting …

Zillow: Market conditions growing more local

Existing-home sales decline 0.4% in February

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Sales of existing homes declined 0.4% in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.6 million, the slowest pace …

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Homeowner tax perks are very much on the line in 2015

Widely dismissed as DOA when it was introduced, a massive overhaul of the tax code including perks for homeowners proposed by House Ways and Means …

Will Job Growth Propel an Emerging Purchase Market?

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwired - Mar 19, 2014) - Freddie Mac (<p>OTCQB:FMCC) released today its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for March, showing …

What MRED Teaches Us About Mobile

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) is the MLS of the Chicagoland area. It encompasses Chicago and the surrounding region. It is among the largest MLSs …