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    Interest rates may be stuck near the zero lower bound (ZLB), thanks to experimental ...
  2. 5 Countries That Own the Most U.S. Debt

    China gets a lot of attention for being the top foreign holder of U.S. debt, but ...
  3. China, Not Brexit, Is the Biggest Problem for ...

    Many experts consider China's currency and credit situation as the biggest global ...
  4. Why Rising Household Debt Will Hurt the Economy

    Global gross debt has increased by $60 trillion since the real estate and financial ...
  5. China's High Debt: Bad for Competitive Advantage?

    China's economic growth has been decelerating over the past decade and credit continues ...
  6. Is China Joining the Plunge Protection Team?

    Learn why official measurements may understate the true amount of credit creation ...
  1. Is China Joining the Plunge Protection Team?

    Learn why official measurements may understate the true amount of credit creation ...
  2. The Cyprus Crisis 101

    Discover what's behind the Cyprus debacle and what investors should do about the ...
  1. How will a value added tax impact the government budget?

    Learn about the potential budgetary impacts of a value-added tax system in the United States, and how the VAT might harm ...
  2. What austerity measures can a country implement to curtail government spending?

    Read about the types of austerity measures that governments can take to reduce deficits, increase revenue and lower public ...
  3. What are some historic examples of hyperinflation?

    Learn how skyrocketing prices can result in an economy spiraling into hyperinflation, as happened in Germany, Zimbabwe and ...
  4. What are the typical day-to-day responsibilities of a Chief Operating Officer (COO)?

    Learn how a country's debt crisis affects the world, including how currency values, inflation and output are affected on ...
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