Kopi luwak is made from coffee beans plucked from civets’ feces. This is bad news for civets.
Al Qaeda's (AQ's) declaration that it is starting a franchise in South Asia is no surprise at all, given the sheer number of Muslims in the region, and that it is being eclipsed by the Islamic State (IS) in the headlines.
Isolationist America's foreign policy and standing in the world has been further emasculated in the process. Conservative political pundits in the U.S. criticize President Obama for failing to act in a more decisive manner to stem the tide. They remain delusional in their belief that anything the U.S. can do will make a difference.
We're well aware of the case for investing in emerging markets. However, investor excitement is ignoring the fact that short-term cyclical factors can overshadow long-term structural trends
Global investing is important, not only for long-term growth but also for portfolio diversification. Emerging market stocks are continuing to present solid development potential.