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Investments in Emerging Markets are Increasingly Driven by Inflationary Fears in the US

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After the pull comes the push - at least as far as emerging market investments are concerned. The "pull force" is the attractiveness of emerging market opportunities for investors, while the increasingly important "push force" is the Federal Reserve's monetary policy which is pushing US money out of the country. The Fed's second round ...

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What do Merar, Linked-In and the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics have in common?

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The answer is all three present solutions for reducing friction in the search for information.

The Nobel Prize was awarded earlier in October for research on why unoccupied jobs exist even when there are unemployed people. To a large extent this boils down to the high cost of gathering information on available jobs. (The Economist ...

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