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As knowmadic news reported last year, many real estate professionals in Malaysia have labelled Kuala Lumpur’s property market “frightening.” With hindsight being what it is, that sentiment now seems rather generous, as things could (and probably will) turn even uglier in the next several years unless something turns around...

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Vietnam’s property market is set to take off once again. Beginning in July of this year, Vietnamese living abroad (Viet kieu) have been able to purchase homes with the same privileges as any local, and foreigners will be able to buy and hold residences for an extended 50 years...

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The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) made headlines early this year with a report on world debt. Along with other important details, the report claims that since the financial crisis of 2007–08 global debt has increased by US$57 trillion, far outpacing world gross domestic product (GDP) growth. Put into a...

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Gold-Chart

In case you haven’t been watching the news, or you are just uninterested in global economics, the country of Greece—a part of the European Union (EU)—is teetering on the edge. Similar economic calamities throughout history have produced the exact same images as the news is showing today…  angry, scared...

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Due to a software upgrade glitch over the weekend, many Bitcoin miners have been generating invalid data blocks, causing some to lose tens of thousands of dollars so far. “Blocks” are essentially records of transactions in the Bitcoin system. A completed data block is rewarded with new Bitcoins, but...

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China’s stock markets—all of them—continue their collapse. In what is now labelled a “bear market” by the Western financial news media, stocks in China are on what appears to be a race toward 2014 lows, even after China’s central bank’s weekend interest rate cut. Today’s downtrend could very possibly...

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Chinese_Sleep_Street

In the United States, only an underwhelming 13.8% of the population owns individual stocks. In contrast, while there is limited data on how many Chinese own individual stocks, approximately 90% of the daily turnover on China’s stock markets is from retail investors. To perhaps put that into better perspective,...

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