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Saudi Arabia’s First Successful Play for Emerging-Market Status

Saudi Arabia is now considered a Secondary Emerging Markets per the FTSE Russell Global Equity Index. This upgrade could have a huge impact on the Saudi economy and its influence in the global marketplace.  This recent blog entry published in Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets by Bassel Khatoun and Salah Shamma helps readers understand how Saudi Arabia reached this status as well as what may lie ahead.

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Money Habits Are Set by Age 7. Teach Your Kids the Value of a Dollar Now

Author and finance commentator Beth Kobliner recently teamed up with Making Sense on the PBS NewsHour to look at financial habits and the importance of financial literacy.  According to Kobliner, parents should make conversations about money part of everyday dialogue from as early as age 3.

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Trade War Or A War Of Words?

The prospect of imposing new tariffs against China has been making headlines.  China has responded in-kind with similar threats.  What would be the impact of tariffs on the U.S., Chinese & global economies? To help explain tariffs and their ramifications, Christian Camerota of the Harvard Business School interviewed HBS faculty members Professor William Kirby (T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies, Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration) and Professor Willy Shih (Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Management Practice in Business Administration).

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Does Lowering the Corporate Tax Rate Spur Economic Growth?

Much research and analysis is being conducted to determine how the new tax reform will benefit the American economy.  A recent article published by KelloggInsight looks at the work of Sergio Rebelo and Nir Jaimovich, which focuses on the impact of corporate tax changes.

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How to Invest With a Conscience (and Still Make Money)

Impact investing is an often-discussed topic for many investors.  Writing for the New York Times, Paul Sullivan shares the wisdom of those individuals and organizations who are shaping the future of social investing.

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3 Investing Mistakes to Avoid

The recent turbulence in the markets can put an investor on edge.  How should one navigate choppy waters? Ben Johnson, CFA offers his advice in this recent article published by Morningstar.com

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Every One of the World’s Big Economies Is Now Growing

Writing for the New York Times, Peter Goodman examines the growth of the world’s major economies – a landmark that has not happened since the financial crisis.  Goodman explores IMF predictions and trends pushing these economies forward.

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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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