Economics & Investments

The Decade of the CIVETS

A guide to the fast-rising economies of Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa

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May 31, 2012

Recovery or Collapse? Bet on Collapse

While we quake in our boots from fear of “Muslim terrorists,” it is financial deregulation that is destroying us

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May 24, 2012

Plutonomy and the Precariat: On the History of the U.S. Economy in Decline

It’s quite different now. For many people in the United States, there’s a pervasive sense of hopelessness, sometimes despair. I think it’s quite new in American history. And it has an objective basis.

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May 17, 2012

Harvard and M.I.T. Team Up to Offer Free Online Courses

In what is shaping up as an academic Battle of the Titans — one that offers vast new learning opportunities for students around the world — Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday announced a new nonprofit partnership, known as edX, to offer free online courses from both universities.

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May 3, 2012

The Beginning of a New World Order

The financial crisis has seen the global economy turned on its head. And it is China rather than America that is set to dominate through both soft and hard power

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May 3, 2012

27 Statistics About The European Economic Crisis That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

Discouraging statistics about the world economy

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April 19, 2012

For Economy, Government Work No Panacea

The employment report released last Friday showed that state governments had hired 2,000 more people in March, but those gains were more than offset by 3,000 jobs lost at the local level.

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April 12, 2012

Arcapita Files for Bankruptcy Protection as Debt Talks Fail

Arcapita Bank BSC, a manager of Islamic-compliant investments with $7 billion under management, filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. after failing to reach an agreement with creditors.

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March 22, 2012

Investments – The Art Of High Risk Investing

Investment background knowledge

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March 15, 2012

Estate Planning: Important, Yet Ignored by Many Physicians

Whether it was during their residency or a seminar attended with colleagues, estate planning is one of those concepts that floats in the back of a physician’s mind, without giving it much thought, or the importance it deserves.

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March 1, 2012

Americans Need a Dose of Self-Discipline

To quote Mick Jagger: “You can’t always get what you want.”

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February 23, 2012

Fool’s Gold? Pakistan Mine Rift Exposes Investor Risk

Pakistan’s Reko Diq, an untapped copper and gold mine of fabulous potential, was meant to be the biggest foreign investment in the country’s mining sector, but it’s beginning to look more like fool’s gold

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February 23, 2012

Why the Rich Stash Cash Offshore

Mitt Romney has been criticized for parking some of his fortune in Cayman Islands accounts, but he and other wealthy people aren’t really trying to duck taxes there.

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February 18, 2012

Why the U.S. Should Get Rid of the $1 Bill

According to the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office, if America gets rid of its $1 bill and replaces it with a dollar coin, the U.S. will save $5.5 billion on printing costs over the next 30 years.

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February 9, 2012

10 Questions with Saeed Patel

emel magazine After graduating with an engineering degree, Saeed Patel migrated to the United States in 1989 from Baroda in Gujarat. Whilst pursuing a Master’s degree in Computer Science, he started working in a computer distribution company. In 1991, he and his friend started Amex Computers with an investment of $20,000. Amex Computers’ primary business […]

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February 2, 2012

India to Bypass Sanctions?

India is the first buyer of Iranian oil to agree to pay for its purchases in gold instead of the US dollar

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February 2, 2012

Egypt Entrepreneurs See New Dawn Post-Revolution

after mass protests ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak last February, Ahmed Essam resigned from his job at a well-established software company to set up a six-person venture developing applications for smart phones.

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January 19, 2012

MIDEAST MONEY-Egypt Takes Step Back from Brink with IMF Talks

Egypt is taking a step back from financial crisis by resuming talks with the International Monetary Fund on emergency aid, but it is unlikely to escape a drop in its currency or see any quick revival of the investment needed to fuel growth.

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January 12, 2012

Syria’s Currency Sags Under Weight of Unrest

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi Black smoke is seen from Homs refinery (in the background) after a pipeline carrying oil from the east of the country to the refinery was blown up, in this December 8, 2011 file handout photograph released by Syria’s national news agency SANA. Long queues to get heating oil and petrol, along with […]

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January 12, 2012

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