Rising debt and deficits in Growing Market and Developing Economies (EMDEs) in 5 charts

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Debt and budget deficits have risen among rising market and developing economies since the 2007-2009 financial crisis, rendering these economies more vulnerable to a sharp rise in credit costs. Government debt has climbed to 47 percent of GDP in 2016 from 35 % of GDP in 2007 among emerging market and developing economies, while fiscal deficits have increased to about 5 percent of GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT from roughly 1 percent of GDP over the same period.

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【六四28年】冷漠切割才是變相維穩 (28th Anniversary of June Fourth: Simply by indifferently cutting ties with 06 4, a disguised form of balance maintenance is achieved)
Mingpao, June 9, 2017
https://news.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20170609/s00022/1496969245958

观察:郭文贵爆料能否撼动“习王体制”(Observation: Could Guo Wengui’s exposures shake “Xi-Wang structure”? )
British Broadcasting Corporation, June 8, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/chinese-news-40194051

Friday, June 9, 2017

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Ought to a country limit unskilled immigrant workers to safeguard national productivity development?

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There are about 245 mil migrants worldwide – around 3% of the world population. Roughly one-fifth are tertiary educated. Middle-income countries have a smaller proportion of migrants than high-income countries (about 1% versus 12%). But for a number of middle-income countries with more immigrants than other people, there is uneasiness about relying on not skilled foreigners as they strive to leap from low-wage labor and imitation in order to high-skilled labor and innovation. You can find palpable concerns in Malaysia, for instance , with some 2 . 1 million registered immigrants – about 7% from the population – and likely over 1 million undocumented immigrants. Elements reached a crescendo early last year when all new hiring of unskilled foreign workers was suspended because the Malaysian government re-evaluated the management and need for foreign workers. The particular freeze was subsequently lifted intended for select sectors amid complaints associated with labor shortages.

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Charting a new path to income convergence

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Developing countries made considerable gains during the 2000s, resulting in a large reduction in extreme poverty and a significant expansion of the middle class. More recently that progress has slowed—and the prognosis is for a lot of same, given an environment of poor global trade, a lack of jobs coupled with skills mismatches, greater income inequality, unprecedented population aging in more potent countries, and youth bulges within the poorer ones. As a result, developing nations are unlikely to close the development gap anytime soon.

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Nationwide Security & Counterterrorism (国家安全和反恐)

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Xinjiang woman detained for sharing praise for Allah on social media—reports
Hong Kong Free Press, May ten, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/05/10/xinjiang-woman-detained-sharing-praise-allah-social-media-reports/

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Nationwide Security & Counterterrorism
xuar
国家安全和反恐
新疆维吾尔自治区

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Energy, metals commodity prices seen strengthening

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Prices for most industrial commodities, notably energy and alloys, are projected to rise in 2017 while agricultural prices are expected to remain stable, the World Bank says in its April 2017 Commodity Markets View.

Closely watched commodity future trading prices are forecast to rise to an average of $55 per barrel or clip (bbl) over 2017 from $43/bbl in 2016, climbing to $60/bbl next year. The forecast is unrevised since October and reflects the particular balancing effects of production cuts agreed by the Organization of Petroleum Transferring Countries (OPEC) and other producers on a single side and a faster-than-expected rebound in the U. S. shale oil industry on the other. World oil need is growing strongly, although at a slower pace than the 2015 spike triggered by lower oil prices.

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Falling inequality: A Brazilian whodunnit

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Long one of the world’s most unequal countries, Brazil surprised pundits by recording a massive reduction in household income inequality in the last couple of decades. Between 1995 and 2012, the country’s Gini coefficient for household incomes fell by seven points, from 0.59 to 0.52. (For comparison, all of the inequality increase in the United States between 1967 and 2011 amounted to eight Gini points – according to this study.)

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Unique Topic: Trump-Xi Summit (特别专题:习川峰会)

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China’s Xi urges trade cooperation in first meeting with Trump
Reuters, April 7, 2017
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-idUSKBN17815O

Trump hails ‘tremendous’ progress within talks with China’s Xi
BBC, April 7, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39517569

Dinner-time airstrike leaves China having to reassess Trump
The particular Guardian, April 7, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/07/dinner-time-syria-airstrike-china-xi-jinping-reassess-trump

China’s press has been relatively mute around the Trump-Xi summit—here’s why
CNBC, April 7, 2017
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/07/chinas-press-has-been-relatively-mute-on-the-trump-xi-summit-heres-why.html

Spotlight: Xi, Trump engage in deep-going, pleasant, long-time talks at Mar-a-Lago vacation resort
Xinhua, April 7, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-04/07/c_136191088.htm

习近平同特朗普开始举行中美元首会晤 (Xi Jinping, Donald Trump begin Sino-U. S. summit)
Xinhua, April seven, 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com/world/2017-04/07/c_1120769372.htm

Trump: ‘Tremendous Progress’ Constructed with China’s Xi
Voice of America, April 7, 2017
http://www.voanews.com/a/trump-says-tremendous-progress-made-with-chinese-leader-xi/3800929.html


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HRIC statement: U. S. -China Summit: ‘Human Rights with Chinese Characteristics’ Hurt Chinese and United states people
Human Legal rights in China, April 4, 2017
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/us-china-summit-human-rights-chinese-characteristics-hurt-chinese-and-american

What Exactly Will Trump and Xi Discuss at Mar-a-Lago?
Pacific Standard, April 6, 2017
https://psmag.com/what-exactly-will-trump-and-xi-discuss-at-mar-a-lago-fdb6296e9f64

Friday, April 7, 2017

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Exactly what cost childhood stunting? And what returns to programs combatting stunting?

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Child #115181 in the Demographic plus Health Survey we’re looking at is certainly 38 months old. Let’s contact her María. Her older brother, kid #115201, is 51 months outdated. Let’s call him Alejandro. Despite their 13-month age difference, María and Alejandro are both 92cm tall. María is rather short for her age group – she’s at the 18 th percentile from the reference population of well-nourished kids. She’d be 96 cm in the event that she were average. Alejandro is extremely short – he’d be over 10cm taller if he had been average height for his age group.

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The gain from regional electricity trade in South Asia

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Countries in the South Asian countries Region (SAR) face a number of functional and economic challenges as they seek to keep up with rapidly growing electricity demands. Our analysis finds that increased regional electricity trade facilitated by expanded cross-border transmitting interconnections among SAR countries can contribute significantly to alleviating these challenges . Cross-border electricity industry could save as much as US$94 billion (in present value terms) in the area during the 2015-2040 period. It would slow up the regional power sector CO2 emissions during the period by 8% also without pro-active measures to reduce CARBON DIOXIDE or harmful local pollutants. Moreover, significantly increasing cross-border interconnection plus trade will necessitate taking measures that inevitably will reduce substantial existing inefficiencies in national power systems in the region, as well.

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