How China's Social Media Giant Compares To Facebook


Written by Felix Richter,

-- this post authored by Felix Richter with contributions by Econintersect

Due to the fact that social media services such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat are inaccessible in China, there exists a whole ecosystem of social networking and messaging platforms that are immensely popular in and around China but hardly known anywhere else in the world.

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What We Read Today 23 September 2017

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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I'm Pointing at the Moon, You're Looking at My Finger: Janet Yellen on Post-Keynesian Economics

by Philip Pilkington

Here's an interesting fact that I'll bet many of you didn't know: the current head of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, wrote a short paper in 1980 examining the theories of the Post-Keynesians. You can find it here.


Infographic Of The Day: LNG Markets Unleashed - How Texas Stands To Benefit

LNG (liquefied natural gas) is becoming a global commodity, approaching a more unified price. Liquefying natural gas allows it to be shipped to multiple destinations all over the world

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Video of the Day:

Chuck Berry performing in a French TV show Live 03-18-2017 - Chuck Berry, a music pioneer often called "the Father of Rock 'n' Roll," was found dead Saturday at a residence outside St. Louis, police in St. Charles County said. He was 90. R.I.P.

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1:15 AM EDT Sept 23, 2017: LATEST FROM NHC: "...DANGEROUS HURRICANE MARIA FORECAST TO MOVE NORTHWARD OVER THE WESTERN ATLANTIC WATERS... ...HIGH SWELLS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE ALONG PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES COAST..." "The ridge is forecast to amplify westward during the next few days, but it is not expected to be strong enough to block the northward motion of the hurricane."

Special Landing Graphic for Possible Hurricane Maria - Will Maria Stay on track?

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How To Resolve The Korean Conundrum: Part I

Written by Dan Steinbock, Difference Group

As the US policy has failed in the Korean Peninsula, dark scenarios cast a shadow over the region - but could also pave way for peace.

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Investing Daily Article of the Week

A week ago two new hurricanes, Jose and Maria, were heading for the United States. So far neither has made continental landfall; Jose is in the Atlantic and churning off the northeastern coast; Maria pounded the Caribbean and followed a trajectory similar to Irma's before veering to the north after ravaging Puerto Rico. This activity comes in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, all of which begs the question: What's next? Locusts?

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15 September 2017: ECRI's WLI Growth Index Rate Is Now Zero

ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward is now showing no growth. This is compared to RecessionAlerts similar weekly leading index. ECRI also released their coincident and lagging this week.

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