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These articles were published on Minyanville.com on 25th April in History. Checkout how time flies, enjoy reading!

Brazil's Interest Rates Hit 12%, Lower Rise Than Expected

on Apr 25, 2011 9:00 am by Girish Gupta

Brazil's already high interest rate was raised to the psychological benchmark of 12% this week, in an attempt to keep inflation down. While one of the world's highest rates, the move is in fact smaller than many investors had hoped, and smaller than the two previous rises of 0.5% earlier this year which took the rate to 11.75%.Inflation hit 6.13% for the 12 months to mid-March, massive... Read More


How to Manage Portfolio Risk Amid Sovereign Debt Woes

on Apr 25, 2011 9:15 am by Professor Pinch

To say the past twelve months has been action-packed in the land of sovereign debt is a bit of an understatement. Between peripheral European debt issues, Japanese debt hari-kari, US credit watches, and now rumblings about the Chinese economy, it can be enough to make a macro investor's head spin. Like that evil kid in "Poltergeist," there are probably many investors out there whose... Read More


Russian Business is Looking Abroad Again

on Apr 25, 2011 9:45 am by Craig Mellow

It is probably inevitable. Russia is flush with liquidity. Moscow is back on top as the world's most billionaire-intensive city. So Russian money is looking for expansion and acquisitions abroad, like Japanese, Chinese and Persian Gulf money before it.Just this week, two major oligarchs and one mammoth state structure announced or hinted they would raise their foreign profiles. Steelmaker NL... Read More


Mexico News: Slim Company Faces $1 Billion Fine

on Apr 25, 2011 11:15 am by Girish Gupta

America Movil (AMX) has been fined a record-breaking $1 billion for cellphone subsidiary Telcel's monopolistic practices which give it a 71% market share in Mexico. Owned by world's richest man, Carlos Slim, the company has been dogged with controversy over the fees it charges to connect calls to other networks.The carrier had 225 million cellphone customers at the end of 2010, with 64... Read More


New ETF Offers Broader Brazil Exposure

on Apr 25, 2011 12:45 pm by Roger Nusbaum - The Street

Brazil has become a very popular investment destination in recent years, and this has led to the creation of multiple exchange-traded products focused on this emerging market. The latest is First Trust Brazil AlphaDEX Fund (FBZ), one of nine international AlphaDEX funds that were recently launched. First Trust defines the AlphaDEX brand/strategy as enhanced indexing. What this means is that Firs... Read More


Trading Chinese Stocks on Inflation Fears

on Apr 25, 2011 1:15 pm by Benzinga.com

Chinese stock prices ended Monday trading in Shanghai down 1.51% due to tighter market liquidity and concerns that the Chinese government would continue tightening monetary policy.The Chinese government has grown increasingly concerned over inflationary pressures facing the country's economy.Inflation rose an unexpectedly high 5.4% in March from the same month a year earlier and in February inflat... Read More


Best of the Blogs: Apple Developers Conference Set for June, Big Announcements Expected

on Apr 25, 2012 10:55 am by Kathleen Culliton

This column highlights the most interesting and useful business and financial commentary from around the Web each day. Use our comments section to post your own suggestions for blog content that you've read or written. Mashable Link: Apple Announces WWDC 2012: June 11-15 Apple's (AAPL) Worldwide Developers Conference will be held at San Francisco&r... Read More


In Chinese Clothing Stores, the Size Inflation Strategy Backfires

on Apr 25, 2013 12:00 pm by David Hong

One of the most important considerations when planning to run retail operations in China is to ensure that your business model is tailored to the China market. Many retailers fail because they try to directly transplant their Western model, which often doesn't work. I've noticed a recent trend in clothing retailers of downsizing for the China market. My American girlfriend went to H... Read More
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