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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/includes/handlers.inc on line 653.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home1/finfacts/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
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(March 2014) Global food prices rose in February in the sharpest jump since mid-2012, due to weather-related events and increased demand, with rises in all commodity groups except meat.
(March 2014) Turkey's economic performance over the last decade won a lot of international plaudits but with a current account deficit of 8% of GDP in 2013, along with countries such as India and Indonesia, it's now seen as among the vulnerable emerging economies. The counterpart of the deficit that includes trade and financial movements, is a reliance on external financing, much of which is of a short-term nature.
(February 2014) The evidence of two Latin Americas is stark as emerging economies wobble. The first is a bloc of countries - - including Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela - - that faces the Atlantic Ocean, is suspicious about globalization while the state a large role in the economy. The second group comprises countries that face the Pacific such as Mexico, Peru, Chile and Colombia - - this bloc embraces free trade and free markets.
(February 2014) Emerging markets remain prone to volatility despite experiencing a prolonged period of economic growth. Sharp slowdowns in Brazil, Russia and India have led investors to become more discerning about the economic fundamentals in the BRICs and other countries. These developing markets have largely benefited from monetary stimulus policies put in place in developed economies in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, though there were some exceptions like Brazil that have struggled with currency appreciation as a result.
(February 2014) Aquaculture — or fish farming — will provide close to two thirds of global food fish consumption by 2030 as catches from wild capture fisheries level off and demand from an emerging global middle class, especially in China, substantially increases.
(February 2014) Global services business activity expanded for the sixteenth successive month in January, based on PMI (purchasing managers' index) data from countries accounting for more than three-quarters of world services' value-added.
(February 2014) China's markets remain closed for the lunar New Year holidays but markets across Asia in common with emerging markets elsewhere, are continuing on a downward slope that began last Thursday when a monthly survey showed that Chinese manufacturing had contracted in January. Meanwhile, US manufacturing data for January also put the frighteners on US investors.
(February 2014) Raghuram Rajan, Reserve Bank of India governor, and until a few months ago a professor of economics at the University of Chicago, said last week that “international monetary cooperation has broken down.” Lest there be any confusion about what caused the breakdown, Rajan said, “Industrial countries have to play a part in restoring that, and they can’t at this point wash their hands off and say, ‘We’ll do what we need to and you do the adjustment.’” Rajan raised interest rates along with central bankers from Turkey to South Africa as the Fed pressed on with a reduction in monthly bond purchases put in place to speed a recovery from the worst recession since the Great Depression. However, former academic colleagues are saying that the likes of Rajan is a crybaby and the claims of victimhood in emerging markets are not justified.
(January 2014) A currency crisis in Argentina, fears of a tightening in US monetary policy and credit conditions in China, last week sent markets tumbling. Last year, emerging economies accounted for more than half of world GDP on the basis of purchasing power, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In 1990 they accounted for less than a third of a much smaller total. From 2003 to 2011 the share of world output expanded at more than a percentage point a year. Now growth engines in emerging markets, in particular, excluding-China, are struggling.
(January 2014) The Financial Times MBA rankings of the top 100 business schools from about 10,000 worldwide, is published last week. The FT has published its MBA rankings annually since 1999. In that time, just four schools have taken the top slot: Harvard, Stanford, the Wharton school at the University of Pennsylvania and London Business School. To compile the 2014 ranking the FT surveyed 23,000 alumni from 153 business schools. More than 10,000 MBA graduates completed the survey, a response rate of 47%. Harvard heads the 2014 ranks, followed by Stanford, the London Business School and Wharton. The Smurfit School at University College Dublin fell from a 80th rank to 91st. The FT's business education editors says: "Certainly for those students on the world’s top 100 MBA programmes, very little at all seems to have changed in the past 15 years – or arguably the past 50. They still take a year or more to apply to business school, they study intensely, usually for two years, and they are taught by professors who have a job for life. They build up an address book to die for, and then they use financial donations to ensure nothing changes, preserving their business school experience for future generations."