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Apr 19, 2016
By The Capital Express

The vast majority of employed U.S. investors who participate in a 401(k) savings plan, the primary means of retirement savings for many working Americans, view it positively. Nine in 10 investors say they are satisfied with their own 401(k) plan as a tool for saving for their retirement, including 44 percent who are "very" satisfied and 47 percent who are "somewhat" satisfied. Just 9% are somewhat or very dissatisfied. Satisfaction is just as high among those with less than $100,000 invested (90 percent) as it is among higher-asset investors (93 percent), indicating the 401(k)'s egalitarian appeal.
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IMF revises global growth forecast
Mar 9, 2015
By The Capital Express

Global growth will receive a boost from lower oil prices, caused by higher output. But this boost is projected to be more than offset by negative factors, including investment weaknes, according to the Inrernational Moneytary Fund. Global growth in 2015–16 is projected at 3.5 percent and 3.7 percent, down 0.3 percent from the earlier prediction in October. The revisions reflect a reassessment of prospects in China, Russia, the euro area, and Japan as well as weaker activity in some major oil exporters because of the sharp drop in oil prices. The United States is the only major economy for which growth projections
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U.S. investors unruffled by market gyrations
Mar 9, 2015
By The Capital Express

Some 75 percent of U.S. stockholders say they are very or somewhat likely to take no action despute market gyrations. One in four, however, may transfer a portion of their  stocks into safer investments and 11 percent may sell all of their shares, according to a Gallup survey released early March. The survey was conducted Jan. 30-Feb. 9 with 1,011 U.S. adults who have $10,000 or more in investments. It  took place after the stock market gave investors a bumpy ride in December and January,
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Malaysia’s growth to dip in 2015
Mar 9, 2015
By The Capital Express

Malaysia's growth is expected to fall to about 5 percent in 2015, down from 6 percent last year, according to IMF economists. In their annual report on the health of the Malaysian economy, the economists said inflation is likely to inch up to 3.25 percent because of an end to fuel subsidies, new service tax and exchange-rate depreciation. Private consumption growth is likely to
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