Saudi Arabia has admiited that it owes billions of dollars to private firms and foreign workers after oil revenues collapsed, the kingdom’s new finance minister said. The arrears have left tens of thousands of foreign workers, chiefly in the construction sector, struggling for months while they await back pay. Source Saudi Arabia
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“In a society where ageing is growing, savings — including capital invested abroad –- will fall as pensioners use that to finance their consumption in Germany,” it said. “This will probably reduce the current account surplus and could even turn it into a deficit.” Source: Reuters
Mexico is the most attractive emerging market for investors, based on a range of metrics analyzed by Bloomberg including growth, yields and equity valuations. India is the worst. “Both Mexico’s currency and bonds have been sold too much,” Source: Bloomberg
In fact, 73% of consumers had outstanding debt when they were reported as dead, according to December 2016 data provided to Credit.com by credit bureau Experian. Those consumers carried an average total balance of $61,554, including mortgage debt. Source: USAToday