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    By: David Smith | Date: 22 Sep 2014

    If Australia’s property bubble bursts, the consequences would be disastrous for an economy dominated by oversized banks. But Government policies aimed at propping up the market are simply making the bubble bigger. And bigger. Read more

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    By: East Asia Forum | Date: 19 Sep 2014

    On Independence Day 2014, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched his financial inclusion plan to provide a bank account to every Indian household. Read more

  • By: Marc Chandler | Date: 19 Sep 2014

    The launch of the new 4-year lending facility by the European Central Bank was disappointing.  Participation was light. Even with the disappointing TLTRO, the divergence between the trajectory of Fed and ECB policy is clear. Read more

  • By: Marc Chandler | Date: 18 Sep 2014

    The  Scotland vote today is the main event, and as important as a "yes" vote would be, it is not the only event today.  Today, the markets will continue to digest yesterday's FOMC meeting.   Read more

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    By: Nouriel Roubini | Date: 18 Sep 2014

     Alibaba Group Holding the chinese e-commerce giant will sell $22 billion of shares on Thursday, finalizing a two week road show that pulled interest from world-wide investors and will likely be the world's largest initial public offering.Alibaba shares will be priced after the markets close at 4pm. Thursday and will trade on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday with the ticker "BABA."Read more

  • Debt is the fatal disease of republics, the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people.
    Wendell Philips
    He who controls the money supply of a nation controls the nation.
    James A. Garfield
    The moment that government appears at market, the principles of the market will be subverted.
    Edmund Burke