August 18, 2018

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A Boom Out East

Real-Estate Markets

Real-Estate Markets

“A flood of cash into Asian investments has pushed stocks, currencies and real-estate markets sharply higher, leaving governments struggling to stem the inflows for fear they will fuel inflation,” Fiona Law reports in The Wall Street Journal. [Read more…]

The strongest major currency

Japan Currency

Japan Currency

Japan, another nation with some fine companies, continues to struggle with the aftermath of its own financial bust, which predated the American one by almost two decades. Many years of fiscal spending, much of it wasteful, has insulated its economy against collapse, but has left it with a huge burden of public debt – about 200 per cent of GDP in gross terms, and about 120 per cent in adjusted terms after stripping out inter-government liabilities. [Read more…]