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The 20 Nations With the Most Children Living in Extreme Poverty

Extreme poverty remains a worldwide social and economic scourge. According to a report from the World Bank and UNICEF, 767 million people around the world live on less than ...
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Merrill Lynch Targets Return of Inflation and Picks Beneficiaries Ahead

Inflation has not been a concern for quite some time. Perhaps too long. Now that some inflation has started to look a bit more close, and with the Federal Reserve ...
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Will Brazil Go Out of Business?

Brazil's problems spread beyond a terrible management of the Olympics and a scandal that has badly hurt its oil company, Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), better known as Petrobras. It goes ...
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Turkey: When a Coup Doesn’t Destroy a Market

When told of a failed coup and a round of thousands of arrests of military, government and civilian people, most investors might just assume that the local stock market would be crushed. ...
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7 ETFs and Closed-End Funds Yielding Over 10%

Most traditional investors love dividends. After all, over half of all total returns through time have been traced back to dividends. Some investors will go to any length possible to ...
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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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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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Why Credit Suisse Keeps Warming Up to Investing in Russia

Investing in Russia often has been more problematic than investing in other emerging market economies. Still, this was a literal gold mine or oil field for the so-called BRIC investors ...
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OECD Lowers Expected 2016 and 2017 Global GDP Growth Targets

We have yet more downgraded growth expectations for 2016. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has said that achieving strong growth in the global economy remains elusive. The ...
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Will India and China Wound the Car Industry?

Not every car sold in India is made by one of the huge manufacturers in Europe, Japan or the United States. The sales these manufacturers have in China are greater. ...
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Russia PMI Collapse Most in 10 Months

Sanctions and oil prices continue to crush the Russian economy, presumably putting Vladimir Putin at some risk for holding his leadership in the country. According to Markit: Russian service providers began ...
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How Moody’s Sees Iran Coming Back Into the Global Economy

There are two simple questions with complex answers regarding Iran's economy. For starters, is Iran ready to come back into the global economy? And equally as important, is the world ...
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Fitch Highlights More Risks to Emerging Markets and High-Yield Credit

Fitch Ratings has released its latest global credit outlook. The good news is that overall credit ratings outlooks are said to be improving in most sectors in developed market regions. ...
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Even Slower Global Growth Seen in 2016 IMF Outlook

Get ready for even slower global growth than you previously expected. That is the message from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its updated 2016 outlook released on Monday. To ...
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China Risks Trigger IMF Downgrade of Global GDP

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut its forecasts for global gross domestic product improvement to 3.4% this year and 3.6% in 2017. The downgrade is largely due to a ...
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