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With positive macroeconomic indicators, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is aspiring to be an emerging country by 2030. To achieve this goal, the country appears to be more willing to implement significant reforms.

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A new monthly survey from the Federal Reserve finds that banks that have issued loans to oil drillers are projecting some of them to go bad. Over the course of 2015, the Fed says that oil loans could “deteriorate” and that banks...

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The Tax Foundation released its inaugural “International Tax Competitiveness Index” (ITCI) on September 15th, 2014. The United States was ranked an abysmal 32nd out of the 34 OECD member countries for the year 2014.

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The Fed is becoming more concerned about equity market valuations, as Janet Yellen recently told Lagarde at the IMF, which could lead to sooner, though even smaller-than-anticipated, rate hikes starting this June, said Gary Dorsch of the Global Money Trends...

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This morning’s soft private-sector jobs report from ADP (ADP) adds to other recent economic readings that show that the Q1 slowdown has continued into the current period as well. We will know more after Friday’s...

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The change in the Greek negotiating team appears to have helped reinvigorate the talks with the official creditors. However, insufficient progress has been made that would allow a resumption of aid payments.

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In anticipation of higher U.S. rates and lower rates elsewhere, the greenback had enjoyed a dramatic rally. Has the tide turned, or is the dollar merely taking a breather? We believe there are threats and opportunities hidden...

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According to the May 4th Wall Street Journal, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is expected to declare in a forthcoming report that China’s currency, the yuan, is “fairly valued.” As stated on the IMF website...

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Federal debt periodically raises its head as a political issue for Americans. In 2011 and 2013, lawmakers tangled over the raising of the Federal government’s debt ceiling; but deficits have not galvanized the American political imagination for some time.

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Gold prices rose sharply lunchtime Tuesday in London, with traders returning from the UK's long May Day weekend bidding gold 1.6% higher from where it ended last week on news of the worst US trade deficit in 6.5 years.

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