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Falling BRICS
Falling BRICS
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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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Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Philippine officials sought to clarify Duterte’s comments on separating from the U.S., but the situation is still murky.

Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.

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