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    By: Nouriel Roubini | Date: 18 Sep 2014

     Alibaba Group Holding the chinese e-commerce giant will sell $22 billion of shares on Thursday, finalizing a two week road show that pulled interest from world-wide investors and will likely be the world's largest initial public offering.Alibaba shares will be priced after the markets close at 4pm. Thursday and will trade on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday with the ticker "BABA."Read more

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    By: OilPrice.com | Date: 17 Sep 2014

    A recent report from Greenpeace found that China's coal consumption declined in the first half of this year and new Chinese government data suggests that the country's coal imports have dropped. Read more

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    By: East Asia Forum | Date: 17 Sep 2014

    The youth of Japan appear to face a bleak future — a catastrophic budget deficit, ageing population and collapsing social security system. Despite this, according to data released last year, Japan’s youth are astonishingly positive in their outlook. Read more

  • By: Marc Chandler | Date: 16 Sep 2014

    The week's key events kick-off today as the FOMC starts its two-day meeting.   Thursday features Scotland's referendum, the ECB's TLTRO and the SNB's meeting. Read more

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    By: East Asia Forum | Date: 16 Sep 2014

    Retail food inflation continues to persist at near double digits — 9.36 per cent in July. In the case of food inflation, it is the same old story with the prices of proteins (eggs, fish, and meat), milk, fruits and vegetables leading the inflationary charge.Read more

  • Debt is the fatal disease of republics, the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people.
    Wendell Philips
    He who controls the money supply of a nation controls the nation.
    James A. Garfield
    The moment that government appears at market, the principles of the market will be subverted.
    Edmund Burke