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The world’s financial community is getting a gift from the Chinese government. China is once again opening the flood gates with its decision to start a second Qualified Domestic Institutional Investor (or QDII2) program. The scheme will be launched in several cities across mainland China, and could potentially unshackle...

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Chinese stock markets have been on fire lately. The Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index (SHCOMP) is already up more than 50% year to date, and if Shanghai is on fire then the Shenzhen Stock Exchange Composite Index (SZCOMP) has gone nuclear, up over 100% for the year. Some believe...

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China may very well be No. 1 in many areas—spanning everything from gold production to beer consumption—but the tiny island nation of Japan still lays claim to being the No. 1 creditor in the world. According to Japan’s finance ministry, net foreign investments and assets rose a record 13%,...

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Jan Nieuwenhuijs (aka Koos Jansen) turned a serious knee injury into a career-changing experience. Once a sound mixer in the Netherlands for movies, TV series, and commercials, Jan became interested in economics after the financial crisis of 2007–08. While out of commission with a serious knee injury (and subsequent...

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Billionaire Rajesh Mehta, India’s largest jewellery producer, wants a secure supply line from Australia’s gold mines direct to his retail operations. Listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange with a market capitalization of nearly 60 billion rupees (US$962 million), Rajesh Exports Ltd already has vertical integration within the company and now...

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Rigged

It’s doubtful that this statement is news to anyone, as many journalists, authors, and industry insiders have been saying the same since the financial crisis of 2007–08, but in case you were not aware, the capital markets in many first-world countries do not play fair and are far from...

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