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The Year in Review: Global Economy in 5 Charts

Writing for the blog of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Oya Celasun, Gian Maria Milesli-Ferretti and Maurice Obstfeld reflect on important economic trends of 2017. Chart topics include global trade and commodity prices.

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China Clears Way for More Foreign Participation

In his latest blog entry, Mark Mobius examines the Chinese economy. In particular he comments on China’s efforts to embrace global markets and their consideration of renewable energy sources.

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Some Women Attain an Enviable Status: 401(k) Millionaire

Writing for the New York Times, Tara Siegel Bernard looks at the rise of women 401k millionaires. The articles looks at recent trends that explain the success of more women reaching this financial goal.

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How Richard Thaler’s ‘Simple Insights’ Led to a Nobel Prize

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to Professor Richard Thaler for his work in behavioral economics. Following this award, Knowledge@Wharton interviewed Wharton Professor and behavioral economist Katherine Milkman to better understand the impact of Thaler’s work.

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How Will Trump Reshape the Federal Reserve?

This October, Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer will resign.  President Trump will select Fischer’s replacement.  Whom he will choose as the next Vice Chair is the topic of discussion in this recent Podcast produced by Knowledge@Wharton.

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Six Charts That Help Explain the Republican Tax Plan

The New York Times published this series of charts to help explain the general proposals put forth in the republican tax reform proposal. The exact details have yet to be hammered out but article provides some big picture context to the proposal.

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Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season: The Aftermath of “Harma”

It has been a horrific hurricane season.  The fury from these storms has left a path of devastation.  Liz Ann Sonders, Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Strategist at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. recently reflected on the economic impact of these storms.

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Amazon has triggered a $5 billion bidding war — here are the 50 cities that are in competition for its new HQ

Amazon is looking for a 2nd headquarters. The lucky city will benefit from major investment from the company and thousands of well-paying jobs. Is your city in the running? Writing for Business Insider, Dennis Green takes a close look of 50 contending cities.

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Looking Back 20 Years: Lessons of the Asian Financial Crisis

This past July marked the 20th anniversary of the start of the Asian Financial Crisis (AFC). In his blog, Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets, Mark Mobius offers his insight into this event. Mobius looks at the triggers that led to the AFC as well as the future hopes for the region.

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Helping Women Over 50 Face Their Financial Fears

This recent article written by Abby Ellin for the New York Times looks at resources available to help women manage their resources and plan for the future. The article highlights seminars and lectures that guide women in advocating for their financial health and their family’s affairs.

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