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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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Market Forces May Impact Emissions More Than Climate Agreements

Just prior to President Trump’s decision to pull-out of the Paris agreement, NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday looked at the impact of the U.S. leaving the Paris Climate Deal. What really would be the ramifications for the U.S.?

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G7 Leaders Divided on Climate Change, Closer on Trade Issues

Writing for Reuters, John Irish & Crispian Balmer look at the topics discussed during the May G7 summit in Italy.  The authors explore issues where the countries found agreement as well as more divisive subjects.

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France’s 2017 Presidential Election

Emmanuel Macron is the new President of France.  He defeated Marie La Pen and the National Front Party by a large margin to secure the presidency. Bloomberg provides a consolidated resource on its website that highlights the election and allows readers to gain deeper insight into the results.

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French election 2017: Who are the final candidates?

BBC News has put together this brief, yet thorough summary of the final candidates in the French election. Le Pen and Macron will face off in the final election round on May 7th.

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Why are American Bond Yields Higher than Europe’s?

This recent article published in The Economist looks at the current trend in bond yields in the US and Europe.

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Grexit? Greece Again on the Brink as Debt Crisis Threatens Break with EU

The topic of a Grexit is in the news again. Greece is in need of a fourth bail-out. The current government is struggling to reach the required terms in order to receive the new funds. Writing for The Guardian, Helena Smith outlines the current economic condition in Greece.

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What History Tells Us About Your Investments in 2017

Writing for the Washington Post, Barry Ritholtz takes a look at historic market trends. How did the market react after past Presidential inaugurations? What have the bond markets done in the past? What can the CAPE ratio show us?

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A Little-Noticed Fact About Trade: It’s No Longer Rising

Writing for the New York Times, Binyamin Applebaum explores current trends in global trade relations. According to the article, global trade volume plateaued in Q1 2016 as many countries shy away from globalization.

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