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Although Bali has traditionally dominated tourism in Indonesia, the government’s ‘Wonderful Indonesia’ campaign has shown the country in a new light. But it also reveals the plethora of still-untapped economic opportunity...

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The global economy has been collapsing for the last 2 years. Demand for “stuff” has shrunk 10% since 2014, down to levels not seen since the recession. Just look at cargo shipments from two of the world’s largest ports.

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What happens when an electricity-dependent society and economy has an extended loss of electrical grid and communications? One of the hidden realities of modern life is its fragility. For example, few people are aware of the precariousness...

Kurt Kallaus's picture

When US stocks broke to new record highs in July we began to see excessive optimism creeping into the indices. In August and September, we warned that a top was forming and lower prices into October were likely.

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The European Central Bank (ECB) is in a bind. Since increasing its quantitative easing program in April, the institution each month has had to purchase bonds worth 80 billion euros (nearly $88 billion) to meet its self-imposed quota.

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While the current presidential election is getting all of the attention, my bet is the US economy will likely return to front page news next month given the deterioration underway. If these trends continue, consumer spending this holiday season (or lack of) could mark...

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We hear about automated vehicles frequently, with fresh stories of new advances and entrants to the industry appearing seemingly on a daily basis. On this edition of FS Insider, we spoke with Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman, authors of the must-read book, Driverless...

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Earlier this year, a bombshell was dropped when it was reported that California's Public Employees' Retirement System (Calpers)—the largest public pension fund in the U.S.—earned only 0.6% on its investments last fiscal year. Why is this such a big deal, you ask? Well...

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For more than two years the oil industry has suffered through its worst down cycle since the 1980s, and relief may not come until the middle of 2017 at the earliest. Some argue that oil prices may take even longer before they rebound.

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Official recession calls are the responsibility of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, which is understandably vague about the specific indicators on which they base their decisions. This committee statement is about as close as...