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Cuba: Why Obama Made the Right Call

US President Barack Obama has decided to normalize relations with Cuba. Since 1960, the United States has attempted to isolate, weaken, and ultimately destroy the Castro regime by cutting off diplomatic ties, imposing a trade embargo, and preventing American tourists from visiting Cuba. 1,217 more words

International Relations

Economics - #8, General Conversation

On Saturday after the Thanksgiving day (of 2014) Professor Tinkerlist hosted a dinner for the gathered company at his home.  (For introductory information on Prakash, Toofan and Milton please read – Family Dynamics #4 on this blog.) 2,868 more words


• If Success Was Measured in Social Progress, Which Nation Would Win?

“So where, you may be wondering, does the United States fall in all of this? Spoiler alert: not among the top 10. The United States ranks 16th, just ahead of Belgium and just behind the Republic of Ireland. 169 more words


Singapore economy to grow 3% this year

The figure is down from the 3.3 per cent forecast in the previous survey, after gross domestic product growth in the third quarter was lower than expected. 483 more words


19 Dec 2014 (AFR) - New Zealand economy grows faster than expectations

(19 Dec 2014, AFR, p33, Tracy Withers)

‘New Zealand’s economic growth accelerated in the third quarter more than economists and the central bank had forecast as low interest rates and record levels of immigration stoked consumption. 61 more words

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Gross National Product vs. Gross Domestic Product

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Uncertainties, restructuring bedevil Singapore economy

By Jamari Mohtar
Singapore Correspondent
Focus Malaysia | Dec 20, 2014

Growth for Q4 and next year likely to be subdued due to challenges brought about by interplay of domestic economic revamp and slow global growth… 1,177 more words

Singapore Economy