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This will be the biggest question when the Fed starts raising rates
Business
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This will be the biggest question when the Fed starts raising rates

Matt O'Brien | The Washington Post - December 16, 2015

Whenever the Federal Reserve does start raising interest rates – whether this week, as seems likely, or next year – the biggest question will be whether the Fed eventually…

Argentina central bank president quits under pressure from Macri
Argentina
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Argentina
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Argentina central bank president quits under pressure from Macri

Daniel Cancel and Charlie Devereux | Bloomberg - December 9, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentina Central Bank President Alejandro Vanoli resigned Wednesday under pressure from President-elect Mauricio Macri, who plans to remove currency controls with reserves standing at…

US Fed officials emphasize gradual tightening
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US Fed officials emphasize gradual tightening

Steve Matthews and Matthew Boesler | Bloomberg - November 12, 2015

Federal Reserve officials stressed Thursday that policy should be tightened only gradually after U.S. interest rates are increased for the first time since 2006, with New York…

Doing Business: How countries game the World Bank’s rankings
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Doing Business: How countries game the World Bank’s rankings

Leonid Bershidsky | Bloomberg - October 29, 2015

For some governments, improving their country's standing in the World Bank's Doing Business survey has become a national priority. Yet the results of such efforts sometimes are…

Elites in Honduras, not just gangs, the target of latest US money laundering indictment
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Elites in Honduras, not just gangs, the target of latest US money laundering indictment

The Tico Times - October 13, 2015

A money laundering indictment by the U.S. government last week against one of the most powerful families in Honduras has rattled elites in Central America used to…

7 things to consider before retiring abroad
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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7 things to consider before retiring abroad

Jonnelle Marte | The Washington Post - September 21, 2015

Is it it your goal to spend your golden years living in a hut on the beach of a Caribbean island? Or Costa Rica, perhaps? Or do…

Costa Rica’s fiscal deficit to reach 6.9 percent of GDP in 2016
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Costa Rica’s fiscal deficit to reach 6.9 percent of GDP in 2016

The Tico Times - September 2, 2015

Costa Rica’s 2016 budget is set to see the smallest percentage increase in 10 years, but the deficit continues to rise, according to comments from acting Finance Minister…

Solís: No cuts to education, security budgets in 2016
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Solís: No cuts to education, security budgets in 2016

The Tico Times - August 31, 2015

In his weekly television address to the nation, Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís said there would be no new cuts to public education, security or anti-poverty…

Europe, US markets rally on China rate cut
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Europe, US markets rally on China rate cut

Roland Jackson and Bill Savadove | AFP - August 25, 2015

LONDON – European and U.S. shares rebounded on bargain-hunting Tuesday as China cut interest rates after fears of a slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy sparked a "Black…

Rousseff’s horror movie may only get worse in 2nd half
Brazil
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Brazil
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Rousseff’s horror movie may only get worse in 2nd half

Raymond Colitt | Bloomberg - July 21, 2015

BRASILIA — If Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff thought it was tough imposing austerity measures in the first half of the year, she may be in for some…

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