Great Asian Slowdown


by John West, Asian Century Institute

We are now in the midst of the 'Great Asian Slowdown', driven by aging populations and the failure to undertake to take structural reforms to boost productivity, argues John West.

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What We Read Today 01 December 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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Solved: The Mystery Of Britain's Bronze Age Mummies

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Tom Booth, Natural History Museum

Whenever mummies are mentioned, our imaginations stray to the dusty tombs and gilded relics of ancient Egyptian burial sites. With their eerily lifelike repose, the preserved bodies of ancient Pharaohs like Hatshepsut and Tutankhamen stir our imaginations and stoke our interest in people and cultures which have long since passed away.

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Infographic Of The Day: Virtual Team Management

Companies have headquarters and employees spread worldwide. Virtual teams consist of employees who are the best people for their jobs, but who are not geographically close to a company's headquarters.

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 more investing, markets, precious metals & forex Technical Summary 01 December 2015

by Staff, Technical Analysis (as of Tue, 01 December 2015 05:00pm EST)

Below, technical overviews and analysis for key stock indices, commodities and currency pairs, based on market activity at the close of the 01 December 2015 U.S. session. This information is a comprehensive summary derived from simple and exponential moving averages along with key technical indicators shown for specific time intervals.

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

December 2015 Economic Forecast: On The Low End Of the Growth Seen Since The End Of The Great Recession

Written by Steven Hansen

Econintersect's Economic Index declined - and remains in the low range of index values seen since the end of the Great Recession. The most tracked sectors of the economy generally showed some growth. Still our economic index remains in a long term decline since late 2014.

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