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Failing Stimulus And The IMF's New 'Multilateral' World Order

Submitted by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market blog, My theme for 2015 has been the assertion that this will be a year of shattered illusions; social, political, as well as economic. As I have noted in recent articles, 2014 set the stageShow More Summary

Wall Street falls on earnings

American stocks closed more than 1 percent lower on Tuesday as disappointing results from a number of bellwether companies pointed to weakening conditions. ||| New York - US stocks closed more than 1 percent lower on Tuesday as disappointing...Show More Summary

Xiaomi Mi4 India Launch Today [Full Details And Comparison]

Xiaomi has had a great success in India with its earlier flagshipMi3. Now, it is bringing the latest phone from its stables to India: The Mi4. The phone itself is not new, albeit this will mark its official entry in the Indian market. Show More Summary

Oil Drops More Than 1 Percent On Firm Dollar, U.S. Stock Build

By Florence Tan SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil fell more than 1 percent on Wednesday as the dollar strengthened in early Asian trade, while an industry report showing a larger-than-expected rise in U.S. crude inventories also dragged on prices. Show More Summary

Is China Starting To Crackdown On Alibaba's "Illegal Operations"?

It appears the Chinese government has decided it is time to remind the nation's richest man (and millions of retail investors in America) who is in charge. According to a report released by the Chinese government - citing closed-door...Show More Summary

The Economics of China, and More

Two extremely useful books on China and the Chinese Currency: The Oxford Companion to the Economics of China and Renminbi Internationalization: Achievements, Prospects, and Challenges. The The Oxford Companion to the Economics of China is edited by Shenggen Fan, Ravi Kanbur, Shang-Jin Wei, and Xiaobo Zhang. Here are the contents: Part 1: The China Model […]

Continuing Education... Alex Tabarrok on Private Cities, by Amy Willis

This week, we want to further the learning associated with Alex Tabarrok on Private Cities. We can learn a lot from one another. So this week, choose from one of the prompts below the fold, and post your reply (250 words or less, please!) in the comments. Show More Summary

Write-Offs: 1.27.15

$$$ Yahoo to Spin Off Remaining Alibaba Stake [WSJ] $$$ Investors Rethink Taking a Leap Into Junk Bin [WSJ] $$$ Apple Delivers Quarter for the Ages [WSJ] $$$ Oil jumps on weaker dollar; traders wary of stock build [Reuters] $$$ Survey:...Show More Summary

eBay appears to be planning an Apple Watch app

Forget health or messaging. The forthcoming Apple Watch could end up being a lynchpin for e-commerce. eBay, whose website allows people to buy and sell all sorts of things, both new and old, is seeking an iOS Engineer/Architect who can work “elegant solutions for the Apple Watch that will complement our core iOS eBay app,” […]

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