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Developing markets may shine again

Developing markets may shine again

Posted on February 21, 2016
This year started with a serious market correction which brought light to many weakness of the global market. The optimism is over and now we see pessimistic analyses even about developed countries. We were only used to this pessimism about developing countries after the sharp fall of commodities and the growing corporate debt due to the strong USD. Because of this, many investor is afraid of developing countries, but there are signs that show that it might a good idea to go against the beliefs of the majority.

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The wealth of the richest 62 people

The wealth of the richest 62 people

Posted on February 07, 2016
Knowing how much money the richest have has always been an interesting topic. Now a new report proved that the richest 62 people are as wealthy as half the world. Let’s see the exact figures and other interesting facts.

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This is the time to start investing

This is the time to start investing

Posted on January 31, 2016
The new year started with a serious, 10-20% market correction, but this might be the best time to invest our money. Unexperienced investors often start to panic in situations like this, since they are afraid that they lose their money. They try to sell everything they have, but a true investor thinks just the other way around.

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The year starts cloudy for the markets

The year starts cloudy for the markets

Posted on January 24, 2016
International stock exchanges started the year cloudy, with a pressure from the sell-side. The most important US and European indices fell 10%, while their Chinese counterpart did a 20% flop. The price of crude still continues to lose its value: it fell another 25% lately. This has an effect on the developing countries and their currencies as well: South African Rand and Russian Rouble fell 7-8% and other currencies have weakened compared to USD, too. But this is still quite understandable on a global market that has been rising for six consecutive years.

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Where does the money go?

Where does the money go?

Posted on January 03, 2016
The biggest U.S. (and other) companies are continually attacked by local governments because they are keeping large amounts of money abroad. The main reason to that is to cut down the taxes they pay, and obviously keep their profits higher. This phenomenon not only exists in the U.S., but the biggest companies there sure know a thing or two about tax optimization: the 500 biggest companies in the U.S. keep a total of $2.1 trillion overseas.

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