Traders reduced their bets on a default of Venezuela’s dollar debt over the next year amid a thin repayment schedule in the first quarter. Source Bloomberg
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Billionaire investor George Soros has given away nearly $18 billion to his Open Society Foundations, transforming it into the “second largest” charity in the US after the Bill and Melinda Gates’ Foundation. Source: RT
China’s GDP rose from 54 trillion to 80 trillion yuan (about 12.1 trillion U.S. dollars) over the past five years, Xi Jinping said Wednesday. Source: People’s Daily
Turkey’s overseas assets rose by 5.1 percent in the first eight months of 2017, the Central Bank said on Oct. 17. The country owned external assets worth $226.5 billion at the end of August, compared to $215.5 billion at the end of last year. Source: Hurriyet Daily News