Liz Zuliani

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Liz Zuliani
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Diverse background in digital media, with experience working across large networks, to boutique sites and start-up ventures.

EconomyWatch Exclusive: FOX Business Expert on the US Debt Crisis

Date: 2 August 2011

What does everyone need to know about the debt crisis and how can you beat the bad economy? FOX Business Network stocks editor and reporter Elizabeth MacDonald has been closely monitoring the debt crisis currently enveloping the United States. It’s an issue that extends beyond the US and one with many complexities, MacDonald takes time to weigh in and break it down in this exclusive interview.

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Comparing India to The World

Date: 1 August 2011

1 August 2011. One out of 6 people in the world live in India. But just how big is India? And how can we think about the country and its economy when its population and GDP varies so vastly from state to state? One way would be to look at the size of each state, in relation to its GDP and population. But what would the numbers really mean? Another way would be to compare each state to a country, revealing India's fundamental problems.

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The Trouble with the Singapore Workplace

Date: 21 July 2011

21 July 2011. Now let's get this right: Singapore is a great place to do business. It's the gateway to Asian economies and where businesses big and small base themselves to trade with the rest of South East Asia - and the world. But as much as Singapore prides itself in being the best place for business in Asia, underneath the sparkling facade of its Central Business District and well-dressed, well-spoken and good-looking frontline representatives lies fundamental practices - that just aren't right. So what is wrong with Singaporean businesses?

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China’s Ageing Population: Will the Country Grow Old Before It Gets Rich?

Date: 4 July 2011

4 July 2011. China is one of the top fastest growing economies in the world, and some economists believe China will overtake the US with a larger GDP in a matter of a few years. Last year, the number of millionaires in China grew 12 percent, and while the US still has the most millionaires – they’re 15 years younger in China.  But with life expectancies high in China and an already aged population, economists are asking: Will China get old before it gets rich?

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Rising Oil Prices Drive Green Initiatives

Date: 27 June 2011

27 June 2011. Chief Financial Officers across the US are responding to greener solutions to combat the problem of the rising cost of fuel, with over half increasing their telecommuting and teleconferencing, a recent survey has found. The findings reflect a clear need for CFOs to react and adapt to the changing environment.

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Money Advice from The World’s Filthy Rich

Date: 24 June 2011

It’s already June. Where has the year gone? For some who’ve made personal finance and investment goals to grow rich this year or increase your company profits by tenfold your New Year resolution for 2011 – you might start to hear that countdown clock to 2012 ticking already. Forget those passé get-rich-quick schemes of the 90’s. If you’re stuck in a mid-year rut, here’s some money advice from the world’s filthy rich to inspire.

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The House Always Wins: World Casino Takings

Date: 17 June 2011

17 June 2011.Casinos are glamourized, popularized and highly addictive. In America alone, problem gambling affects more than 15 million people. And the economics of it all? Well according to PriceWaterHouse Coopers, the global casino industry is predicted to be worth $120 billion in 2011, up from $100 billion in 2007.And the Asia Pacific region is leading the growth, growing at a rate of 15 percent per year, compared to 2 percent growth in Europe and 7 percent in the US. Follow the money in this report on world casino revenues.

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Josef Ackermann: The Most Dangerous Banker in the World

Date: 14 June 2011

14 June 2011. Ackermann emerged from the panic of 2008 after pledging 8.5 billion Euros to bailout a big German bank on the brink of collapse. He is at the centre of more power circles than any other banker in the Continent. And he’s helping shape Europe’s economic and financial future. From advising politicians and policy makers on the Greek debt crisis to economic relations in Europe and the ECB’s future. Make no mistake, Ackermann’s allegiances lie with the banks. More bailout money and more austerity on the other hand means: buying time without hope of recovery.

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Ten Clues that Wall Street is About to Crash Again

Date: 12 June 2011

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ($INDU) is 7% off its end April high, and has broken decisively down through its 50 Day Moving Average. The Fed and its supporters in the economist brotherhood (yes they are mostly men) have described this as a ‘soft patch’. The markets are not so sure, and there are a confluence of factors suggesting the Dow and many other global stock markets are about to go bump in the night ...

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Who's Hungry? Outrageous Food Prices Screw Everyone Except...

Date: 9 June 2011

10 June 2011. Since the second half of last year, global wheat prices have more than doubled according to the World Bank, and prices of corn, sugar and oil have skyrocketed. The Cereal Price Index soared a shocking 69 percent from May 2010 to May 2011. On average, the Food Price Index averaged 232 points in May 2011, 37 points higher than May 2010. So who's going to go hungry?

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Filthy Rich from Groupon

Date: 9 June 2011

Even though the heat is cooling off tech company investments, Groupon is set to IOP for $750 million. However Groupon is seen as a sales company, and not a tech company. Here are the 13 people getting filthy rich from Groupon.

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Economics Humor: DSK Jokes

Date: 9 June 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn's May arrest for sexually assaulting his hotel maid caused a media frenzy - and a sensation of DSK jokes followed. Everyone from Joan Rivers to SNL weighed in on the darkly humorous aspects surrounding DSK's arrest and many couldn't resist drawing parallels to the scandalous news.

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Silicon Valley Bubble Warning: From the Bubble-Blower-in-Chief

Date: 9 June 2011

Alisher Usmanov, the Russian magnate behind DST, is telling reporters that he thinks valuations are starting to get too high in tech. Usmanov, owns about 10 percent of Facebook, said he's cautious about investing more money in Internet companies, as prices may have peaked.

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A New 'G5'?

Date: 7 June 2011

U.S., China and five other large economies will face deeper scrutiny from their peers to ensure their policies don’t derail a global expansion that may be strong enough to absorb recent shocks. The seven countries have a gross domestic product greater than 5 percent of the Group of 20 nations’ economy, and so carry “the greater potential for spillover effects,” G-20 central bankers and finance ministers said during weekend talks in Washington.

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Bank Complaints at Record Levels Globally

Date: 7 June 2011

The Financial Services Ombudsman in Ireland recorded the highest number of complaints against banks in recent months. Customers are complaining about being harassed and mistreated by banks and financial institutions over mortgage arrears and loan repayment disputes.

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China's Rich Get Richer - And Poor...

Date: 6 June 2011

CHINA - The State Council plans to increase the individual income tax threshold from the current 2,000 yuan ($360) a month to 3,000 yuan. This symbolizes an important step toward narrowing the gap between the haves and have-nots, improve social services and resolve the countries' income distribution disparity.

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How American Companies Get Away Without Paying Tax

Date: 6 June 2011

American businesses are paying too much in corporate income tax. They claim the onerous tax burden is killing jobs and forcing companies to move abroad. To reverse the nation’s fortunes, they say, all Washington need do is slash the corporate tax rate, thereby reducing the amount of taxes these businesses are forced to pay. What’s scary is a growing number of citizens believe them.

 

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Russia Expanding Customs Union

Date: 5 June 2011

Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan are the countries to watch as Russia builds its influence in its periphery through the customs union. Analyst Eugene Chausovsky examines Russian designs for integrating Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan into its customs union and how that challenges the European Union and China.

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Seven Questions to Ask Before Refinancing Your Mortgage

Date: 2 June 2011

3 June 2011. House prices in the US are crashing again. With 18 million households across the country on the verge of defaulting on their mortgage, how will the fall in house prices affect your mortgage? Refinancing can be a great way to save money, if you do it right. But a bad refinance can put you in a situation where the only person benefiting is the loan officer.

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Creating Talibanistan: A Super-Caliphate in 'Afpak'

Date: 2 June 2011

On 23 May 2011, Pakistani security forces secured a key naval aviation base in Karachi after a 17-hour standoff with a team of jihadist operatives. The group is believed to be composed of as few as six and as many as 20 militants. They infiltrated the high-security facility to destroy U.S. supplied P-3C Orion anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft and damage a second.

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