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TPP: Why the U.S. Withdrawal Could Be a Boon for China

What will international trade look like now that the U.S. has left TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) negotiations? This recent article published in Knowledge@Wharton examines the TPP and how the US will forge future trade agreements in the region.

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How Will Trump’s Policies Affect the U.S. Economy?

President Trump graduated from the Wharton School of Business in 1968. In this recent article in Knowledge@Wharton, current Wharton faculty offer their opinion on the future of the US economy under the Trump administration.

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Factbox: Market Participants React to U.S. Presidential Debate

Curious how the recent presidential debate impacted the markets? This timely article from Reuters gives various reactions from market experts.

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Fed to Raise Rates Twice This Year but Conviction Fading

Will the Fed raise rates again? If so, when? This is the question currently being pondered by many economists and explored in this article by Anu Bararia for Reuters.

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What Doesn’t Kill Bull Market in Stocks May Make It Stronger

This recent article written by Lu Wang for Bloomberg looks at current trends in the market. Can a bull market continue in 2016?

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Trump or Clinton: Who’s Better for Investors?

Presidential primaries and caucuses are in full swing! This week, John Kimelman writting for Barron’s looks at the potential impact two nominees could have on the markets should either become President of the United States.

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Fed Raises Key Interest Rate for First Time in Almost a Decade

Global markets have embraced the end of the zero interest rate policy era in the US, sending international stocks higher and quelling fears that investors would recoil at the prospect of higher interest rates.

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What Would a Fed Interest Rate Hike Mean for Markets?

All indications point to the Fed raising the fed funds rate in December. This recent article published by Knowledge@Wharton examines what the impact of this strategy means to the markets. Topics considered include why the Fed is now ready to start hiking the rate, how they will continue with their strategy and how this could impact economic growth.

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OECD Slashes US Forecast as Gives Global Economy B Minus

The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has recently cut its growth predictions for the U.S. Economy to 2.0% in 2015 and 2.8% in 2016 (down from original forecasts of 3.1% in 2015 and 3.0% in 2016). The reason for this cut stems from numerous factors including a strong U.S. dollar and rough winter weather across much of the U.S.  This re-evaluation for the U.S., as well as the rest of the world, is explored in a current article published by the BBC.

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Once Forbidden Frontiers

In his blog, Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets, Mark Mobius explores the development of emerging and frontier markets and their investment potential. In particular, he examines the economies of China, Japan, South Africa, Vietnam, Myanmar and Cuba.

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