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  • Editor’s Picks / 19 minutes ago

    Much to learn from Nepal's quake tragedy

    Nikkei Asian Review
    While right now we need to focus on urgent relief, we must address the reality: it was widely known that a devastating earthquake was going to strike Nepal. While brought on by a geological incident, the disaster in Nepal is the result of human action and development choices. Poor infrastructure, non-compliance with building codes, and poverty meant that the likelihood of a devastating impact quake was much higher in Nepal than elsewhere. Because Nepalese towns are located on or near fault zones, it is critical to invest in and prioritize earthquake-proof infrastructure. This "risk-informed decision-making" is essential to long-term sustainability.
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  • Article / Yesterday at 14:12 GMT

    Investing in inflationary expectations

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    Investing in inflationary expectations
    Inflation has fallen dramatically since June of 2014 as oil prices have fallen. US, UK and Eurozone central banks all predict higher inflation in 2016 and 2017. Although a distant prospect, there is a new level of interest in inflation protected assets.
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  • Article / Yesterday at 10:00 GMT

    #Election2015: Farage the kingmaker?

    Chief Economist & CIO / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    #Election2015: Farage the kingmaker?
    Opinion polls ahead of the May 7 UK election show a divided electorate and it is difficult to tell what coalition will emerge at the forefront. In our view, this one comes down to two significant factors: inequality and UKIP.
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    Kevin McIndoe Kevin McIndoe
    Interesting piece but I think you are overestimating Farage's influence .Your piece also does not make any mention of Plaid Cymru, which has three MPs, and...
  • Article / Yesterday at 9:00 GMT

    #Election2015: Britain votes on its future

    Managing editor, TradingFloor.com / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    #Election2015: Britain votes on its future
    Britain goes to the ballot box on May 7 for what looks like being the most pivotal general election for a generation. Over the next 10 days, we'll be looking at the election from every angle as we tick every box in the trading spectrum.
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  • Editor’s Picks / Yesterday at 6:26 GMT

    Indonesia moves up happiness ranks, Swiss top the list

    The Jakarta Globe
    Indonesia improved in its ranking in happiness, making it the 74th happiest country in the world in the 2015 World Happiness Report, published by by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network – a global initiative under the UN. Switzerland topped the list, followed by Iceland and Denmark. China came in at 84th place, while India was 117th. The report measures happiness using six variables to quantify happiness including GDP per capita, perception of corruption, healthy life expectancy and perceived freedom to make life choices. The report also measured social support variables by asking whether respondents have someone to count on in times of trouble. The generosity variable, on the other hand, is measured by recent donations.
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  • Article / Yesterday at 5:18 GMT

    3 Numbers: Make or break for UK, US Services PMI, US Dallas Fed Index

    editor/analyst / CapitalSpectator.com
    United States
    3 Numbers: Make or break for UK, US Services PMI, US Dallas Fed Index
    Today's CBI Industrial Trends data will reveal the state of UK manufacturing in the context of pre-election uncertainty. On the other side of the Atlantic, the US services sector PMI should provide a reliable gauge of broad macro trends at the start of Q2. Meanwhile there are fears that the Dallas Fed Manufacturing Survey will move US manufacturing another notch lower.
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