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Economic Freedom Index: U.S. dropped to 17th in 2016

Economic Freedom Index: U.S. dropped to 17th in 2016

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The American economy slipped yet again to a lower ranking in 2016 as a result of a combination of regulatory burdens, large public debt and business taxes according to a watchdog survey of global economic freedoms. The annual Heritage Index of Economic Freedom saw the U.S. economy slip […]

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South Asia boom, new Trump initiatives are the good news for sagging global economy

South Asia boom, new Trump initiatives are the good news for sagging global economy

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Modest global economic recovery is expected, but a return to robust and sustained growth remains elusive, according to the World Economic Situation Report, the UN’s barometer of international economic trends. The current survey states that while the world economy grew by a a modest 2.2 percent in 2016, […]

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Miserable? UN suggests Norway, Australia, Netherlands in that order

Miserable? UN suggests Norway, Australia, Netherlands in that order

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS—Norway, Australia, the Netherlands, and the United States are among the best places to live according to the Human Development Report 2011, the UN’s annual rankings of states based on health, wealth, education and gender rights. Rounding out the top ten include New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, Lichtenstein, Germany and Sweden. […]

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Chinese spying devices installed on dual-plate China-Hong Kong vehicles

Chinese spying devices installed on dual-plate China-Hong Kong vehicles

Chinese authorities have been installing spying devices on all dual-plate Chinese-Hong Kong vehicles, enabling a vast network of eavesdropping across the archipelago, according to a Hong Kong newspaper. The report in Apple Daily states that the recording devices began being installed as “inspection and quarantine cards” in July 2007. They were installed without charge by […]