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Macroeconomics

Christmas.com

14 December 2016

As every aspect of the economy goes increasingly digital, it should come as no surprise that shopping is following the trend.

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AGAINST ALL ODDS

09 November 2016

The election of Donald Trump represents a repudiation of the American political establishment and, more broadly, a wholesale rejection of the promise of globalization and free trade. It is also leading to an immediate recalibration by markets that had priced in an imminent Hillary Clinton presidency.

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Commodities: What goes down must come up

04 October 2016

Commodity markets are subject to the most fundamental law of economic activity: supply and demand.

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Hillary's world

06 September 2016

By early September, Hillary Clinton looked more likely than ever to be elected the first female American president, with most oddsmakers giving her an 80-85% probability of victory in November.

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The Olympic Dividend

05 August 2016

By far the most expensive Olympics in history, the Sochi Games, which took place in the winter of 2014, cost the Russian government a staggering $51 billion. Rio 2016, with a total price tag of just over $4 billion, looks like a comparative bargain.

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