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There are no set rules for what developed and emerging markets are. Different institutions whether public or private might have different definitions. This being said you should not just decide arbitrarily about which country you assign developed or emerging status otherwise that would become weak point of your research. You can either use definitions used ...


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It's not that they WANT to have US debt (I'm sure they would rather have a pile of gold), but they have no choice. Where else are they going to put the money? They have enormous trade surpluses with the US and the rest of the world. This means they have excessive amounts of dollars in their accounts. They cannot use dollars in China, because that is not the ...


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If a dollar depreciates then: Financial assets and liabilities (loans, bonds) denominated in US dollars are still worth the same number of US dollars. Financial assets and liabilities (loans, bonds) denominated in foreign currencies are both worth more US dollars (because it costs more US dollars to get a foreign dollar). Tangible assets (e.g. real estate) ...


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