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The revelation by the Panama Papers that some of the world’s rich and powerful hide money and assets abroad is not a new one. The extent to which they do it, the level of systematization and its unexpected connection to some...

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After hitting a new record high last year, mergers and acquisitions fell sharply for the first quarter of 2016. M&A activity tends to follow the movements of the stock market, peaking and troughing with the share prices of companies collectively. With the Obama administration's stepped up...

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Though we are not expecting the US to be entering a recession currently, it is clear that the risk of one has increased meaningfully since last year. In the beginning of 2015, our recession model was showing a very low (1-2%) risk of recession. With deteriorating economic conditions...

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The cost of building large, conventional nuclear power plants continues to escalate, leading the nuclear industry to explore an alternative, the small modular reactor (SMR). These plants, less than 300 megawatts in size, are "small" only when...

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The latest index comes in at -2.0, still in negative territory, but a 1.3 point increase from the previous week's revised -3.3. RecessionAlert has recently launched an alternative to ECRI's Weekly Leading Index Growth indicator (WLIg).

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From CNN: "None of the last four chairs of the Federal Reserve - Yellen, Bernanke, Greenspan or Volcker - are particularly concerned about an economic bubble popping, or another recession."

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“We are only beginning to understand on how subtle a communication system the functioning of an advanced industrial society is based—a communications system which we call the market and which turns out to be a more efficient mechanism for digesting dispersed..."

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The Bloomberg US Financial Conditions Index and the S&P 500 tend to move in pretty close unison. In March, however, they started to move apart in a manner similar to late last year, before the market plunged double-digits. Once again, either financial conditions improve or...

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“The problem we have is that mainstream economics cannot distinguish the phenomena that pertain to a crisis and those that pertain to a transformation. They don’t have tools how to separate the two. This is the greatest failure at the policy level,” says Zeleny...

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The latest news out of Venezuela reads like a satirical Onion piece. After fully embracing socialistic policies under Chavez and implementing widespread seizures of the private sector, the Venezuelan experiment to achieve utopia has resulted in ongoing...

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