International Markets

Faked and Pirated Goods Cost $500 Billion in Global Trade

In the three years between 2013 and 2016, the volume of global trade in counterfeit and pirated products rose by more than 10%, from $461 billion to $509 billion. As ...
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The 7 Countries That Create the Most American Jobs

U.S. international trade supports 39 million American jobs, about one of every five. The proportion has doubled since the original North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed in 1992 ...
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This Nation’s Massive Economy Could Be Heading Toward Recession

China's trade data came out today. It showed exports fell 20% in February, which one expert called a "trade recession." Since it is the world's second-largest country by gross domestic ...
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Global Demand for Jet Fuel to Jump 27% by 2040

Worldwide demand for jet fuel currently stands at about 7.45 million barrels a day. By 2040 that total will rise by more than 27% to more than 9.5 million barrels ...
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7 Large Foreign Stocks With Big Upside for US Investors

2018 has been a strange time for investors. While the U.S. stock market sits close to all-time highs, many of the emerging and other developed markets nations have seen their ...
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A Closer Look at Turkey's Economy

The value of Turkey's currency, the lira, has collapsed. Its economy has stagnated so badly that there is even talk of a bailout, perhaps led by the International Monetary Fund ...
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Turkey's Economy by the Numbers, With US and European Exposure

It was not that long ago that the economic meltdowns taking place in Greece and Cyprus dominated the headlines. And no one should have forgotten about the "PIIGS" analogy for ...
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North Korea GDP Hammered, Challenging Government

North Korea's gross domestic product (GDP) dropped 3.5% last year. It is the most since it declined by 6.5% in 1997. The trouble poses a challenge to dictator Kim Jong-un, ...
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The World's 10 Best Metro Economies

More than a third (36%) of global job growth and two-thirds of global GDP growth are accounted for in just 300 cities around the world. More than half of the ...
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These 10 States Are the Most Exposed to a Potential Trade War

It has probably been the most discussed economic and political story of 2018, and it is one that probably will stay front and center for some time. After years of ...
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As Trump Threatens $200 Billion in New Tariffs, China Rattles Saber

As the Trump administration threatened tariffs of $200 billion on China imports, the People's Republic was quick to react. The Chinese government said it would "strike back," presumably with tens ...
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The 6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM) will start to trade energy futures. According to Reuters: Exxon Mobil Corp is pushing deeper into energy trading, building a global cadre of experienced traders and ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Several countries hit back at Trump's tariffs, including nations with which the United States has strong ties. According to Reuters: Canada and Mexico retaliated on Thursday after Washington imposed tariffs ...
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Walmart Sheds UK's Asda, Looks to India for Growth

In a transaction that surprised exactly no one, Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) and the United Kingdom's J Sainsbury have agreed to a deal in which Walmart sells its U.K.-based Asda ...
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10 Top Irish Stocks Worth Keeping an Eye On

If the St. Patrick’s Day observances have investors pondering opportunities in the Emerald Isle, there are a few things to know. First, Ireland has been known for some time for ...
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