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RBI Holds Pat on Rates – What Does That Mean for You?

In its policy meeting today, the Reserve Bank of India left interest rates unchanged for a second straight meeting. You read it in the news, you’ve seen it on TV but the question that you are probably asking is, as …

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Behind the scenes at Money for Nothing – June 19th 2015

Since many of you are very curious to know what happens behind the scenes at Radio 3, I have decided to use Periscope.tv as an attempt to show you the inner working of the show. As you can see, there …

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This Week in Finance: Low expectations for Hong Kong CE Policy Address

Wednesday looks to be the most newsworthy day this week. It’s time for Chief Executive CY Leung’s annual policy address. After more than two months of street protests during the Umbrella Movement last year, he is seeking to save his …

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This week in Finance: Will OPEC do something about declining oil prices?

US markets certainly appear to be in a great mood. Last week ended with global growth hopes driving the S&P 500 Index to a fifth week of gains. This and the Dow Jones Industrial Average both got a boost late …

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This week in Finance: Meeting of the Minds

Two different Meetings of the Minds are set to take place in the region this week. APEC is already in full swing in Beijing. The US has ruled out a“major announcement” on an ambitious Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an Asia-Pacific free …

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The October Phenomenon….What to Expect in November?

Volatility was the name of the game in October yet Wall street ended the month with record highs.   After a strong enough start, stocks plummeted to their worst slump in two years but then the U.S. markets rebounded and …

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This Week in the Markets – my two cents’ worth

Wall street just had its best week in almost two years. At the close of last week, Amazon shares plunged after the company reported dismal third-quarter results and New York was somewhat frazzled by its first local case of Ebola. …

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The Bottom Line – What to Look for this Financial Week

As we kick off this week, the biggest question on people’s minds is – what drove the stock market’s wild swings last week, and what’s next on the cards? As I always say, there is no crystal ball but if …

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How practical is it to invest in Picasso’s art?

Pablo Picasso’s distinct style is recognizable everywhere. His artwork has sold into the millions, making him one of the seminal artists of the twentieth century. He is best known perhaps for his uniquely colored cubist oil paintings but actually these …

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Podcast: Omni-Channel Retailing – Is this the way forth for the Asian retailer?

Omni-channel retailing is an evolution of multi-channel retailing. It concentrates on a seamless approach to the consumer experience through all available shopping channels: mobile internet devices, computers, bricks-and-mortar, television, catalog and so on. Scott Gillies of Manhattan Associates, a supply …

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