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Slowdown in Chinese Real Estate Market

Domestic real estate investment in China is dropping. Numbers released from the National Bureau of Statistics of China show that May’s property investment in terms of square footage was higher than last year, but still remained way below the baseline. The decline in investment combined with cooling measures will likely …

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War and Peace: What to Do With Gold in Times of Geopolitical Instability

War and Peace: What to Do With Gold in Times of Geopolitical Instability

In June, tensions between the Iraqi government and insurgent collective, ISIS escalated—and so did gold prices. It was roughly the same scenario late last year. Gold prices soared by up to 9 percent after a horrific chemical attack in Syria left hundreds dead and sparked talks of out-and-out U.S. military …

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Malaysia Plans to Leverage Strengths in Islamic Finance to Become Global Financial Hub

With Islamic finance expected to see aggressive growth last year, Malaysia is already setting in motion plans to become a major Islamic financial hub in the world. The government has recently unveiled plans to transform Kuala Lumpur into a financial center to attract international investors and promote trade. Through investments …

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Iran Offers Concessions on Nuclear Program, But Concerns Persist

Iran by: Indigoprime

Photo by: Indigoprime The United States and Iran are engaged in ongoing negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program and the sanctions that have been imposed on Iran as a result. In recent year, sanctions applied by the United Nations, European Union, and United States have crippled Iran’s economy. Rouhani Pledges Resolution …

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Putin Says Snowden Must Cease Denigrating Conduct Against USA to Receive Asylum

From the lips of Russian President Vladimir Putin to the rest of the world, particularity the United States, Edward Snowden must stop “damaging our American partners.” That was the underlying tone in a recent statement that Putin made to the press relating to elements of rogue ex-NSA contractor, Snowden, who …

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Obama Encourages Putin to Further Reduce Russia’s Nuclear Stockpile

This week, the G8 Summit convened at the Lough Erne resort near Enniskillen in Northern Ireland as the world’s eight most prosperous industrialized nations met to discuss a laundry list of issues that the international community faces. At the forefront of topics being discussed is the Obama proposed reduction of …

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Smoky Business: IEA Reports 2012 Emissions at All-Time Highs

There is good news and there is bad news in today’s report. Let’s start with the good news first, as the bad news tragically trumps it in a deleterious way. So on to the uplifting news foremost. According to the International Energy Agency, in 2012, the U.S. posted its lowest …

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Eurozone Recession Strikes Stark Mood as Woes Continue into Sixth Quarter

Today marked the start of the sixth quarter that the eurozone has been in a recession, underscored by the austerity measure taking place in Cyprus and in Spain, amongst other countries in the European Union. According to statistics that were presented by the EU yesterday, 9 of the 17 countries …

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Doomsday Clock is Ticking: North Korea Preparing for Missile Test

According to numerous government entities, the propensity for a missile launch by North Korea is considered to be “considerably high.” Over the past few weeks of intensity, the reclusive and belligerent nation has redacted the 1950s Truce Armistice, has closed its cross border production plants, has severed all forms of …

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U.N. Arms Trade Treaty Angers Some U.S. Senators

The U.N. Arms Trade Treaty was passed this week by a landslide vote of 154 to 3 with 23 abstentions. Republican senators were the first to dole out their discontent with this tenacious and aggressive new treaty, with some crying that it was a “non-starter.” Many senators have now pooled …

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Newest Rounds of Talks Aim to Prevent Iran from Becoming a Nuclear Armed Regime

Over the past few years, nothing has seemed to get in the way of Iran pursuing nuclear technology. While the country fervently asserts its right to nuclear power, and clearly states that its position in pursuing atomic technology is not to build a bomb but to provide power to its …

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U.S., South Korea Forge Military Counter Plan for North Korea

The reclusive nation of North Korea has further distanced itself from the world in recent months. Its pursuit of nuclear technology, in violation of the opposing international community, it’s direct threats of attack against the South and of a nuclear attack against the United States, and it’s most recent declaration …

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Joe Garza, Lawyer in Dallas, Opens Home to Host U.S. Foundation for Liberty Event

The U.S. Foundation for Liberty, an organization that educates Americans on the horrors and atrocities that are being committed by Iran against her people, hosted an event in Dallas recently to bring awareness to this region of the country. Prominent Dallas attorney, was pleased to open his home up to …

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