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emerging markets get tougher for drugmakers

LONDON (Reuters) – Emerging markets have lost their lustre for Big Pharma making drug firms ever more dependent on the United States for growth just as American anger over high medicine prices is building. A few years ago, the developing world was seen as a saviour as patent after...
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Iran supports any move to stabilise oil market – Rouhani

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran supports any move to stabilise the global oil market and lift prices, the Iranian oil ministry news agency SHANA quoted him as saying on Sunday. “Instability and falling oil prices are harmful to all countries, especially oil producers,” Rouhani...
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The Chinese Gold Market Essentials Guide

Everything there is to know about the Chinese gold market and the true size of Chinese private and official gold demand. Start here. Topical data such as monthly Chinese gold import numbers will not be updated in the Chinese Gold Market Essentials, however, this data will be published in new...
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The Fed Hiked a Quarter Percent: Now What?

So here we have it – the first rate hike in nearly a decade. The Fed hiked rates a quarter point on the federal funds rate in a unanimous vote. This is the overnight rate member banks get when they need to borrow to meet reserve requirements. Dropping that little...
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The Fed Hikes Rates – What Next?

As expected, the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates this week, and there’s obvious nervousness out there regarding the impact this will have, if any. In his recent Big Picture podcast, Jim Puplava, Founder of Financial Sense and Chief Investment Strategist at PFS Group, said the Fed should hike once and...
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MF Investment in Equities Hits Rs 70,000 Crore in 2015

New Delhi: Mutual fund houses continued to be bullish on the equity markets in 2015 and purchased shares worth a staggering more than Rs 70,000 crore, primarily on account of strong participation from retail investors. This is on top of Rs 23,843 crore already being infused in the...
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