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Coming Soon in 2017 — The Second-largest Firm in the Oilfield Services Sector

This could be the first of more mergers as the oilfield services sector weathers volatile oil prices.

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What Will a Trump Presidency Mean for Global Markets? — A Short and Long-term Overview

The world's waiting with baited breath to see how hawkish the Trump presidency will really be.

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Could a Single Tax Help Revive India’s Real Estate Sector?

The Indian government’s uniform taxation system for goods and services across the nation is expected to come into play from 1 April, 2017. This is good news for several sectors in India, especially real estate.

That is of course, assuming the as yet undecided uniform rates will be favorable.

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How to Get the Most Out of IP Financing

While the use of intellectual property as collateral to obtain finance is an increasingly common phenomenon, intangible assets — primarily patents — were used as security in just about 4% of all business loan transactions (secured by collateral) in 2015.

In this article, we analyze what has kept IP-based financing from taking off, and more importantly, what can be done to overcome it.

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Chinese Crude Imports Driven by OPEC Debt, Not Local Demand

China’s insatiable thirst for crude oil imports isn’t due to a surge in consumption; it’s got more to do with a spot of luck that’s allowed the country to shore up its strategic petroleum reserves.

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Nearly One-third of Saudi Stocks are Trading Below Book Value

Despite some headway in reducing its reliance on oil, the Saudi economy and stock market is showing signs of stress in the face of declining oil prices.

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Is the ECB Fuelling an Asset Bubble in the European Corporate Debt Market?

ECB maintains status quo; continues to blow a growing asset bubble.

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What Trump Presidency May Mean For Manufacturing?

Following a protectionist policy alone will not help the US in the long run as the global shifts in manufacturing will always follow both demand dynamics and cost advantages. Intense lobbying is expected in early 2017 between the Corporate America and the Trump administration, and a compromise solution is the one that is most likely to emerge.

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