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Stocking fillers for Asian investors

December 25, 2013
2013.12.25 With emerging market risks rising in 2014, analysts are predicting a mixed year for investors. “Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house/Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse/The stockings were hung by the chimney with care/In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there” (The Night Before Christmas). Asian

Inflation is raging – if you know where to look

December 6, 2013
2013.12.06 Most people – certainly most governments and economists – define inflation as a general rise in prices. But this is wrong. Inflation is an increase in the money supply, of which a rising general price level is just one possible result – and not the most common one. More often, excessive money creation shows