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With Over a Quarter of a Billion Page Views, OpenSooq Experiences Major Growth

The market for classified websites in the Middle East is expanding rapidly as more people choose to shop online now that the Internet is accessible to the majority and connectivity is growing. The rise of classified webpages in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa) has...
Posted On 01 Apr 2015

Make It In India: Manufacturing Poised To Expand

Last year, when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced his program, “Make it in India,” he was not only targeting multinational companies, but also the entrepreneurial youth of India whose talents have now been unleashed. Modi said he would ease restrictions for foreign...
Posted On 01 Apr 2015

Forex Trading Outlook for the Week Ahead: Expect Volatility

This is an event filled week but generally not one that sees big bets ahead of the long Easter break. This holiday shortened week has a full economic calendar filled to the top with key releases and also includes month + quarter end so one thing seems for sure, expect more...
Posted On 01 Apr 2015

Yields Surge, Bond ETFs Fall

The U.S. 10 year Treasury bond surged Thursday above 2 percent, marking the biggest two day gain since mid February. The big move was fueled by weak demand during the Treasury bond auction Thursday when they sold $29 billion Source
Posted On 01 Apr 2015

Nigeria: What To Watch For This Week

One of the upsides of the low price of oil is that it has now become “not worth stealing.” In the Wall Street Journal article titled, “ In Nigeria, Oil Price’s Slide Deters Theft ,” author Drew Hinshaw explains. “Oil is so cheap these days that for people around here,...
Posted On 01 Apr 2015

The New Forex Market Reality

There is a new reality in the forex market and if you want to survive you better get used to it. There are air pockets where a currency can move sharply when supply overruns demand or vice versa. We saw it after the Swiss National Bank shocker and again after the recent FOMC...
Posted On 01 Apr 2015

A Viable Alternative To Brazil

In an article on Yahoo Finance titled, “ Forget Brazil. This Emerging Market is on the Rise ,” the author writes about the Pacific Alliance formed between Peru, Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Costa Rica. I agree that these countries are a much better alternative than Brazil for...
Posted On 01 Apr 2015

Southeast Asia: The Next eCommerce Frontier

By David Floyd for Kapitall People love buying things on the Internet. Frost & Sullivan estimates that in 2013 , e-commerce accounted for 7.8 percent of retail sales in China, 7.2 percent in Europe and 5.7 percent in the US. Yet in the Big Six countries of Southea...
Posted On 27 Mar 2015

Brazil In Turmoil: Take Advantage of Market Headwinds

Nothing seems to have gone right in Brazil since Dilma Rousseff won re-election by a very thin margin in October 2014. It was evident that she was not the financial market’s favorite candidate . Recently there have been large demonstrations against her government , mainly because...
Posted On 27 Mar 2015

Saudis Up The Pressure On Oil Markets

By Andy Tully for Oilprice.com This week started badly for oil prices, and the chief culprit seems to be Saudi Arabia and its drive to produce more and more oil. Brent crude, the European benchmark from the North Sea, fell below $55 per barrel on March 23  in London, while WTI,...
Posted On 27 Mar 2015