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The Potential of Immigration for Developed Countries: What about Developing Economies?

Mass media has expressed the benefits of immigration for recipient countries.  However, are the gains for developed and developing countries equivalent? According to the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, around 85 per cent of international displaced people live in low or middle-income countries. A receiving country experiences both advantages and disadvantages as a result of immigration.
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The Master of Them All: Luck

While “luck” is probably one of the most underrated words in the market, concepts like “hardworking”, “talented” or “persevering” seem to be perceived as variables that explain most of the variation in one’s success. Putting it differently, had you had to regress success on a number of factors, luck would probably not be one of
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Crushed Currencies: Turmoil in Emerging Markets 

Some of the worst performing currencies of the year include the Turkish lira and the Argentinean peso, declining by 52 and 37 per cent respectively against the US dollar. In the past year, this acute depreciation of currencies from developing countries has become the norm rather than the exception, and the effects of this phenomena
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Why Did China End Its One-Child Policy?

Since the beginning of the 1950’s China’s population exploded. Starting from roughly 500 million, the number of inhabitants almost tripled to 1.4 billion people. Putting it into perspective, this is more than North America, Australia, and Europe combined have. Policy makers in the 1970`s knew that this strong economic growth will lead to an overpopulation
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