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China to restrict satellite TV stations to one foreign program

China to restrict satellite TV stations to one foreign program | our fluctuating economy | Scoop.it
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will allow satellite television stations to buy the right to broadcast only one foreign program each year from 2014 as part of new restrictions to push morality-building and (China to restrict satellite TV stations to one...
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China is limiting the foreign channels for their citizens. The rules have limited foreign channels to 50 and they will be decreasing. China believes that it will help the country decrease the vulgarity in the domestic channels. In addition they intend to increase the amount of documentaries shown and education programs; they want to build the morality in the country. They plan on restricting the number of musical talent shows as well. Even though the country is trying to implement the rules for the “better” of their country people have the alternate option of downloading their favorite foreign shows on their computers.


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Corporate Canada ready to spend in 2014 on signs of improved U.S. economy: CIBC

Corporate Canada ready to spend in 2014 on signs of improved U.S. economy: CIBC | our fluctuating economy | Scoop.it
TORONTO - Spending by Corporate Canada is expected to ramp up in 2014 as global economies, particularly the U.S., continue to show signs of improvement, says a report by CIBC Economics.The study released Monday by economist Benjamin Tal says...
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Interestingly, Corporate Canada appears to believe that the United States economy is going to improve and as such they plan to invest a large sum of money.  Whenever the US economy does well, it means an increase in spending by corporate Canada and now the bank's Composite Indicator of Corporate Canada's Strength is at a high.  Historically growth in the united states leads to an increase in  capital spending in Canada.  It seems that Corporate Canada is preparing to invest.

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Singapore overtakes Japan as top Asia foreign-exchange hub

City s average daily foreign-exchange volume increased 44 percent to 383 billion (Singapore overtakes Japan as top Asia foreign-exchange hub http://t.co/OadzKYGBNj)...
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It seems like Asian countries (besides India) are doing vescowled economically. What could be the reason behind this? What are they doing that we aren't? If we want to further stabilize our economy (such as, maybe paying our debt back and lowering unemployment levels), we should take action to imitate Asian economic systems (without having to go communist, of course)

 

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The capital-freeze index

The capital-freeze index | our fluctuating economy | Scoop.it
Which emerging-markets are most vulnerable to a freeze in capital inflows? The Economist capital-freeze index THE risk of an abrupt end to capital inflows is now a...
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Interesting...looks like Ukraine, Venezuela and India are some of the most risky places to invest right now, at least in terms of this capital-freeze index.

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Big Bucks 'Murrica's comment, September 7, 2013 5:44 PM
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Japan's Export Growth Slows in Challenge for Abe: Economy - Bloomberg

Japan's Export Growth Slows in Challenge for Abe: Economy - Bloomberg | our fluctuating economy | Scoop.it
Japan's Export Growth Slows in Challenge for Abe: Economy Bloomberg Japan's export growth slowed in September and the nation extended a record run of trade deficits, underscoring the challenge for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in sustaining momentum in...
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When a currency (such as Japan's yen) depreciates vs the dollar, we learned that countries using that currency generally increase their exports and decrease imports. So, Japan's challenge is to follow up the success of Abenomics with increases in net exports and investment, since (as the article stated) upcoming sales tax increases will decrease consumption. And consumption is a big part of GDP. However, overall Japan's economy is doing quite well and can certainly continue to grow.

 

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How much did the shutdown cost the economy?

How much did the shutdown cost the economy? | our fluctuating economy | Scoop.it
The closure has likely cost the government and the economy billions of dollars, according to economists and policy analysts. (Shutdowns aren’t cheap. This year’s closure, which ended Thursday, has probably cost the government and the...
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In order to work out a deal towards a spending plan between the Democrats and the House-dominated Republicans, the government had to shut down, resulting in a loss of federal revenue as well as economic output.  Would the government be losing more money if they hadn't shut down due to disagreements?  From this shutdown, will the government be able to be more productive and get more problems solved when there is another one?

 

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G20: emerging markets bid to fight currency turmoil - euronews

G20: emerging markets bid to fight currency turmoil - euronews | our fluctuating economy | Scoop.it
euronews G20: emerging markets bid to fight currency turmoil euronews That comes amid the currency turmoil some of them are suffering from the prospect of the United States central bank soon reducing the stimulus dollars that have been flooding...
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This brief article follows the effects of the emerging markets economies in response to the ending of the United States quantitative easing.  The markets of the world realize that the growth of emerging markets play key roles in the world economy and have begun a plan to boost those economies.

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Big Bucks 'Murrica's comment, September 8, 2013 2:54 PM
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