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What Challenges Do Microfinance and Crowdfunding Face?

Alternative finance has huge potential in the developing world, crowdfunding especially. Will it “fuel ‘the Rise of the Rest?’” What are the hurdles? How does blockchain fit in?

In Fintech Era, Harvesting Signals in Words to Forecast Volatility and Returns

How reporters’ word choices, their sentiment and unusualness, can forecast market performance up to six months out.

Chinese Shadow Banking: Risks and Rewards

One CFA Institute analyst shares his firsthand introduction to Chinese shadow banking, and why it’s too tempting for many investors to pass up.



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