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Markets Have Three Virus Scenarios to Consider

As the health emergency of Covid-19 develops, Aaron Brown of Bloomberg.com looks at how this illness and its impact on the world economy could effect investment portfolios.

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Coronavirus Toll Update: Cases & Deaths by Country of Wuhan, China Virus – Worldometer

Worldometer.com provides live updates on the impact of the Coronavirus around the world.

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Coronavirus and the Implications for Emerging Markets

Everyday, we are learning more about the Coronavirus and its impact on a humanitarian level.  There is also an economic impact to this epidemic.  Looking specifically at emerging markets, Manraj Sekhon, CFA  writing for Adventures in Emerging Markets gives his opinion of the economic toll on emerging markets due to this virus.

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Coronavirus: A Quick Guide to the Outbreak Sweeping the World

The Telegraph has put together this useful (and updated) resource to help readers learn more about the Coronavirus, it’s symptoms and origins.

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2020 Outlook for Emerging Markets Equity Investing

Writing for Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets, Manraj Sekhon CFA, chief investment officer for Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity, offers predictions for Emerging Markets in 2020.

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Changes to the Emerging Markets Club: China (A Shares), Argentina and Saudi Arabia

There have been recent changes in the Emerging Markets Indexes.  Writing for Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets, Dina Ting and Louis Hsu look at the Chinese, Agentinian and Saudi Arabian economies.

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Why are there protests in Hong Kong?

This article, published by the BBC, helps to give some context for the protests currently gripping Hong Kong in their dispute with China.

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News Analysis: In Ramping Up Trade War with China, Trump Could be Playing with Fire

The trade war with China continues to make headlines.  Writing for the Los Angeles Times, Don Lee looks at the latest developments.

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Trade and Globalization

A report published by Esteban Ortiz-Ospina, Diana Beltekian and Max Roser in Our World in Data (a project of the Oxford Martin Programme on Global Development at the University of Oxford), looks at the history and development of global trade. Originally published in 2014, the article was updated in October 2018 to look at new trends in world markets.

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Countering Global Protectionism, Pacific Trade Pact Nears Takeoff

Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Singapore & New Zealand have formally ratified the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).  The CPTPP will take effect in December of 2018.  What are the benefits of the CPTPP? How does it compare with current trade policies in the United States?  Writing for Reuters, Charlotte Greenfield provides details on the CPTPP and its possible implications on the global economy.

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