Kenneth Rapoza writes daily for Forbes, covering primarily business, finance and some geopolitics regarding Brazil, Russia, India and China. Also ex-WSJer. Lucky enough to give me opinion from time to time, but no advocacy hack. Yuck.
If Silicon Valley thought that crackdowns on immigration in the U.S. would mean their favorite foreign worker would be hightailing it back to Bangalore, they are wrong. First, India as an outsourcing power and exporter of human capital isn't going away anytime soon.
Angela Merkel is back for round four as Germany's Chancellor, making her the veritable Putin of Germany in terms of her long-standing position as the country's leader. But the right wing, anti-open borders Alternative for Deutschland party, or AfD, won a decent 13% of the vote, meaning Merkel's Christian Democratic Union no longer has a majority government to lead. Her weaker coalition is a threat to her open borders stance, but a more pro-growth agenda in Germany is more likely.
Nearly a billion dollars have been reportedly returned to Chinese investors that put money to work in some 40-plus initial coin offerings (ICO) that took place on the mainland this year. Though a better word for "returned" may be '"redirected". China's central bank banned ICOs on Sept. 4 and later banned all bitcoin exchanges from operating in the country. An ICO is a crypto-currency funding mechanism for start-ups.
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Selecting a term
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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