“Four Comprehensives” Vital to Progress

China’s new development blueprint seeks to realize a moderately prosperous society by 2020. At the recently concluded Fifth Plenum of the 18th Communist Party of China Central Committee, the “Four Comprehensives” became the grand blueprint for the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20). Each of the four tasks requires broad measures and pragmatic actions. A moderately prosperous society […]

Don’t Like the Pope? Go to College

Here’s a clever & timely graphic on the final day of the pope’s visit to NYC: A new Pew Research Center survey shows a clear correlation between higher levels of education and having a favorable view of Pope Francis. Data Curated by prettyfamous.com and sourced from Gracenote. (Original data from Pew Research Center.)    

US Fed: It Is Not “The When”, It Is How Long It Will Take to Normalize Policy

Key takeaway – On September 16-17, the US Federal Reserve (Fed) will take a difficult decision: to hike rates for the first time in nearly a decade – or wait. It is a close call: US domestic economic conditions could justify tighter policy but remain fragile. While the GDP is growing, inflation is below the […]

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