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The Fed made it clear that it saw a near-perfect environment to continue to raise interest rates, and recent market volatility did not stop it. This means supporting higher interest rates. Treasury yields slightly stronger, coupled with lower crude oil futures prices, led to investors' enthusiasm for the stock market, which explains the recent decline in the US stock market. However, there are some sayings that the United States has experienced a 10-year cycle, and now that the growth of the…

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Khalid al-Falih, energy minister of Saudi Arabia believes that the energy market has been overcorrected in the last weeks. There is a drop in oil prices recently which tumbled more than 20 per cent since the peak in October. The sudden change in the oil market is due to the fear of US sanction rather than the real shortages. The price of crude at international Brent settled at $70.18 on Friday and down by 1 per cent and U.S. West Texas Intermediate fell straight session for 10thto…

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Behind immigration policy

The Trump organization on Thursday uncovered intense new principles on shelter searchers who violate outskirt laws, in President Donald Trump's most recent hard-line proceed onward movement arrangement which reported by the Justice Department and Homeland Security, pronounces that foreigners who wrongfully cross the fringe will be deprived of their qualification to get refuge in the U.S. The standard is planned, which means it doesn't cover any individual who has entered before, senior…

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A new report by the World Poverty Clock shows Nigeria has overtaken India as the country with the most extreme poor people in the world. India has a population seven times larger than Nigeria's. Despite Nigeria's vast oil riches and impressive economic growth, Nigeria has struggled to lift its people out of poverty over the past three decades is an indictment on successive Nigerian Governments…
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In recent news, the Republic of Marshall Islands, a small nation in Northern Pacific is vulnerable to climate change due to its low elevation and it has repeatedly experienced droughts and floods. The RMI economy is now completely relied on external aid and the government has planned to adopt cryptocurrency through Neema, an Israeli company. But the IMF refrains RMI to consider these digital coins as a national currency due to its instability and volatility.…

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With emerging markets grabbing the headlines week in week out, we are pleased to inform the highlights as well as the shortcomings. Argentina’s economic situation is a matter of great interest due to the fact that they are the 3rd largest economy in South America.

  • The Argentine Peso has fallen more than 36% against the dollar this year which has caused the increase in prices of food, utilities and transportation and life increasingly difficult for the lower and…
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This year Forbes reported that in the past decade, that as digital sales of music and CD sales have declined, sales of vinyl records have seen 260% growth. So much so, that whichever pressing plants which had remained, after nearly going extinct at the turn of the century, have had trouble meeting the increase in demand. Sony Music’s Japanese arm, who shut its in-house vinyl record pressing plant down in 1989 after the advent of CDs, is reported to have plans to open a new pressing…

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BOOK REVIEW: SHOGUN

Greetings my fellow collective members, it has been a long-time coming since I have written on here. Since graduating I have traveled immensely, started a new job, got promoted at that job, and have bene grinding to make a career start. That said, as A Rod told me recently, I ama  writer at heart and miss writing creatively, so will attempt to do so here.

Right before graduation, I was planning a six-week trip in Europe and the Middle East. I figured I would want to have some…

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https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/07/trump-knows-he-is-in-big-trouble-now-that-democrats-control-the-house.html

 

The controversy in regards to president Trump and his statement when answering questions was certainly something. President Trump made a comment of slef celebration ensuring his victory of the Republican party, however the white House is…

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https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/07/midterm-elections-not-seen-impacting-us-china-trade-war.html

 

All the talk in the United States this week has been about the midterm elections that took place.  I was interested on how the midterm elections would affect the world economy, especially when it comes to trade.  I was surprised to see in this article…

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                On November 5, 2018, the New York Times posted an article titled, “Iran Sanctions Explained: U.S. Goals, and the View from Tehran” written by Rick Gladstone. The United States imposed several severe economic penalties against Iran in regards to the Iranian nuclear agreement of 2015. The major industries affected by President Trump’s penalties are Iran’s shipping and banking, but more importantly, their oil industry.

                President Trump believes that by…

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Big Soda Fights Like Big Tobacco

Today (November 6th) is a big day for the big soda companies. For the past few years, there has been a lot of push to tax soda just like taking tobacco. When America discovered that tobacco, shockingly, was bad for you they taxed it to the gills to try and steer Americans away from smoking. Today, they are trying to do the same thing with soda. 

Today obesity, just like tobacco, is beginning to share the limelight and Americans are coming around to the idea that maybe we…

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Rise of Muhammad bin Salman

Since rise of Muhammad bin Salman, dramatic changes happened in economic and culture of Saudi Arabia. He wasted little time consolidating his power. From detention more than 200 princes, ministers and businessmen in one side to approval of women drive and public cinemas in another side. He and his allies control all branches of the security services. He presents himself as a youthful reformer. Saudi people might think Muhammad bin Salman is a superhero, powerful and modern crown prince with…

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In 2018, the biggest news is the trade war. This war has many side-effects between China and U.S, which are export and import rate, the stock market, and currency. This battle is not the only impact on those two countries, It also bringing effect to others countries.

 

This article is talked about the franc, that the trade war would effect on Swiss franc if the global trade…

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In early September, President Trump announced he had plans to impose new tariffs on imported goods from China. These tariffs started out at 10% and were said to gradually be increased to 25% by January 1, 2019 on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. Officials said this would allow time for people to adjust as well as for China to reconsider. President Trump’s reasoning for the increase tariffs were to send a message to China regarding its unfair commercial trade practices and a White House…

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Establish business in danger zones

Lets change the taste a bit and talk about the dark side of global economy. Huge opportunities were found in danger zones, such as vicious politics-North Korea, or countries under war- Afganistan,Ukrain, or chaotic society-Pakistan. However risk is even higher, I would like to discuss some protocols we should follow when establishing business in danger zones, if we are brave enough.

First lets begin with my own story in Pakistan. In 2012 I decide to establish a small business with a…

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/simonmoore/2018/08/07/how-to-prepare-for-a-market-crash/#4404c01c2e06

As I was searching for topics to post, I found a good one that has been on the general public's mind for years now (or at least the people who felt the pain of the crash of 2008). "When is the next stock market crash?" I also found a ton of different articles of…

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China's Potential Trick in the Trade Wars

David Lynch of The Washington Post points out a largely unnoticed tactic the Chinese are able to use in the current trade wars. Something the Chinese government has used in the past on South Korea. Boycotting travel to the United States. Although many believe prohibiting travel to the US would anger too many Chinese middle-class citizens making it almost impossible, the trick remains up their sleeve to be used.

According to this article the US greatly benefits from Chinese tourists who…

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