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Fitch Trims US GDP Expectations for 2016, Raises China GDP View

Throughout the first quarter of this year, particularly the first six weeks when markets were in free fall, it was more than common for global organizations, analysts and economists to issue ...
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Alibaba Reports SEC Investigation

In its annual report filing on Tuesday, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) revealed that it is the subject of a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation into possible ...
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Yum Authorizes Huge Share Repurchase Plan

Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) recently announced that its board of directors has approved a significant share repurchase plan for 2016. The board authorized a repurchase program up to $4.2 ...
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Eurozone Flash PMI Shows Threat of Sharp Economy Slowdown

Markit's Flash PMI for May was such that the research firm expressed alarm about broad economic results for the year's second quarter. As part of the three large economic regions ...
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Is Eldorado Gold Smart to Leave China?

If you have watched financial news and economics reports for a couple of decades or more, you might think it sounds crazy for any company to leave China. That isn't ...
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What Would Make US GDP Go to Zero?

The 0.5% improvement in first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) is not far from zero. It would not take many factors to push growth down to zero or even below. Several ...
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China Online Education Files for IPO

China Online Education Group filed an F-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its initial public offering (IPO). No pricing details were given in the filing, ...
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How ETFs and Investors Are Driving Gold Demand Over Central Banks

It is no secret that gold has seen a massive rally in 2016. The World Gold Council showed that the world's gold demand rose a sharp 21% to 1,290 tonnes in ...
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Why Merrill Lynch Is Now Raising Emerging Markets Over Developed Ones

How long have you heard that the global economic uncertainty and currency levels were bad for emerging markets? And how long have you heard that the United States and developed ...
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How Analysts See Alibaba After Earnings

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) reported results last Thursday that included higher-than-expected revenues and lower-than-expected profits. A revenue jump of nearly 40% was the primary driver for a stock ...
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Another Blow to Apple as China’s Smartphone Market Shrinks

China was supposed to be the market in which smartphone companies would find huge growth that would offset slowing of growth the U.S. and European markets. It has not turned ...
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Baidu’s Huge Growth at Google’s Expense

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) has a search business, Google, that has an average market share of 70% across the United States and most of Europe. Yet it barely has been able to get ...
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Sharp Drop in China Car Sales Growth

Between 2010 and 2015, sales of new cars in China grew at a compound annual growth rate of 12.3%. Over the next five years, the growth rate is forecast to ...
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Yintech Investment Announces Expecting Pricing for IPO

Yintech Investment Holdings has registered an F-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its initial public offering (IPO). The offering is valued up to roughly $125 ...
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Will Oil Prices Drop to $20?

It was only four months ago that several prominent analysts said oil would drop as low as $20 a barrel. The recent run-up in prices had turned them into fools. However, ...
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