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The New Silk Road - A Chinese Style New Deal

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by LEAP/Europe 2020, Leap2020.eu

Historians will remember that the Chinese President Xi Jinping officially launched the new 'Silk Road' with a 30 minute speech at the Boao Economic Conference on Hainan Island the 28 March 2015, in front of 16 heads of State or government and 100 or so ministers from the 65 countries which are on the path, land or sea, of this new trade route[1]. For us, involved in political anticipation, what a challenge we have been given! China is suggesting that we imagine the future by stepping back several centuries, even two millennia.

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What We Read Today 31 July 2015

Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary 'reading list' which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for 'reading list' items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

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Investor Alert: Fraudulent Stock Promotions

by Securities and Exchange Commission

The SEC's Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Alert to warn investors about fraudsters who promote a stock to drive up the stock price and then sell their own shares at the inflated price, making money at investors' expense. Fraudsters who conduct stock promotions are often paid promoters or company insiders who stand to gain by selling their shares after creating a buying frenzy and pumping up the stock price. The promoters or insiders make profits for themselves while creating losses for unsuspecting investors.

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Infographic Of The Day: Earth's Cousin Exoplanet Kepler-452b

 Announced on July 23, 2015, planet Kepler-452b is larger than Earth and orbits a star nearly identical to the sun, but older and therefore hotter.

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Video of the Day:

Twenty-three year old Sebastian Reyes fell from the 17th floor and survived in Rancagua, Chile, on June 20. After miraculously surviving he returned to the site of the accident.


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FOREX NEWS by DailyForex

Dollar’s Momentum in Overdrive

The U.S. Dollar continued to gain positive momentum in the wake of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy decision.

Fed Still On Line for September Rate Increase

The U.S. economy continues to improve with decreasing unemployment and improvement in the housing sector.

Japan Moves to Eclipse China in Retail Sales

Markets have a way of switching gears almost overnight and that is what seems to be happening in Asia.

Yen Dips as Safe Haven Appeal Wanes

The US Dollar edged higher against the Japanese Yen as investors dismiss the recent rout in Chinese equities and as speculation grows that the U.S. could soon see a rise in interest rates.

Will Fed Hint at Rate Increase at Wednesday Meeting

The big question hanging in the air this week is whether or not the Fed will officially schedule a date for the interest rate increase which it has been predicting for the last few months.
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Investing.com Weekly Wrap-Up 31 July 2015



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India: The Pharmacy of the World Where 'Crazy Drug Combinations' Go Unregulated

by Patricia McGettigan, The Conversation

India has been called the pharmacy of the world. Many generic drugs are made there and much of its drug production is exported internationally. Thousands of fixed dose combination (FDC) drugs - where two or more drugs are combined in a set ratio in a single dose form, usually a tablet or capsule - are formulated, made and sold within India.

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 USA economy at a glance (boxed items are updates in last 7 days)

24 July 2015: ECRI's WLI Continues In Positive Territory Again Insignificantly Declining

ECRI's WLI Growth Index which had spent 28 weeks in negative territory - is now in its 13th week in positive territory but continues to creep back towards contraction..

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