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Asia ascending

Three new books examine the rise of China and the rest of Asia, and draw starkly different conclusions about what this means for the rest of the …

Turkey and South Africa's Interest Rate Hikes Still Might Save Emerging Markets From The Federal Reserve

The surprising decision by central banks in Turkey and South Africa to raise rates – against conventional wisdom – may be the best hope emerging markets have to limit the damage done by a Federal Reserve which forgets it makes monetary policy, not only for America, but the whole world. These …

How Argentina's Currency Crisis Will Hurt Brazil

On January 22, the Argentina peso, already one of the weakest currencies on the planet, went from 6 to one to the dollar to over 7 to one the next day. It’s now 8.01 to the dollar as foreign reserves dwindle, and another commodity-led economy struggles in Latin America.<p>The country’s rainy day fund, …

Euro falls, yen jumps as emerging markets dominate

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The U.S. dollar gained against the euro and British pound Friday, but fell against the yen as investors focused on the …

How Rio's residents are fighting inflation with fake currency

The residents of Rio have had enough. Fed up with high inflation and rip-off prices ahead of this year's World Cup and the Olympics in 2016, they have set up a Facebook page called "Rio $urreal – Don't Pay" dedicated to "exposing and boycotting the extortionate prices being charged by bars, …

Emerging Markets Just Got Cheaper. Maybe It's Time To Buy.

The outbreak of currency devaluations and turmoil in emerging markets may be obscuring an opportunity for aggressive investors. Emerging-market stocks were already cheap going into the crisis, compared with their developed-nation counterparts, and they’re cheaper now.<p>They’re cheaper on an absolute …

Russell 2000 on pace for best monthly return, up nearly 6%, since September

May 19, 2018<br>7:11 PM<p>Kentucky Derby winner Justify, sent off as the 2-5 favorite, won the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, running his unbeaten streak to five races and setting up a historic shot at horse racing’s Triple Crown when he competes in the Belmont Stakes in three weeks.<p>May 19, 2018<br>5:04 PM<p>The …

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Oil rises as emerging markets deal with emerging issues

The petroleum market is trying to assess the impact from emerging issues in emerging markets and rising U.S. oil production ahead of Ben Bernanke's …

World Cup 2022 will boost the Economy in Qatar

<b>Guiding Principle</b><p><i>The winning bid for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ has catapulted Qatar to one of the economically and financially most expectantly</i> …

Russia´s unemployment rate among world´s lowest: PM CCTV News

Brazil's Unemployment Rate Hits Record Low

Brazil’s stock market is losing billions and GDP growth is slower than that of the U.S., but the labor market is the hottest thing going.<p>The unemployment rate fell to a record low 4.3% in December from an already low 4.6% in November. This marks the lowest since the current version of the Brazilian …

Brazil's Central Bank Survey Reveals Economist Consensus For National GDP Growth Of 1.9% This Year

Economists polled by Brazil’s central bank are maintaining estimates for the country’s 2014 growth at 1.91 percent but raising estimates for Brazil’s …

Infographic: The World's Biggest Online Shopper

The year 2013 will be remembered as the one in which China surpassed the US as the world’s largest digital retail market.<p>Last year, Chinese e-commerce shoppers spent RMB 1.3 trillion online, a sum that has grown more than 70% annually since 2009 and is expected to continue on its amazing …

Mega-city, mega-commute: Lagos and life on the road

Business<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>22/1/2014<p>In Summary<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>Ochuko Oghuvwu is surprisingly chirpy for a man who spends upwards of 30 hours a …

Developing Countries To Grow 5.3% in 2014