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Falling BRICS
Falling BRICS
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BRICS, RIP

Goldman Sachs—whose 2001 report coined the term and set off more than a decade of feverish speculation about the decline of Western economic dominance—has dropped its BRICS portfolio.

Falling BRICS
China Selling U.S. Treasurys

Increased sales of U.S. debt by central banks are a sign of weakness in emerging markets.

Falling BRICS
Unease in Brazil as Recession Bites

Brazil has officially entered a recession, and its people are nervous about the currency. With China’s troubles perhaps just beginning, the future is not looking too bright.

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good causes & bad advocates

The organization’s reckless and misleading use of its imprimatur is poisonous for public debate.

Enviro-Mental

Members failed to produce enough votes to block the cultivation of two new GM crops.

Merkelmentum?

Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats defied pollsters’ predictions on Sunday, trouncing Martin Schulz’s Social Democrats in a closely watched election in Saarland.

"Peak" Oil?

The UK may have just found its biggest new reserve of offshore crude this century.

Land of the Rising Gun

Shinzo Abe is not letting the North Korean crisis go to waste.

Recovery?

The Obama Recovery didn’t do much for the housing sector.

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