Now is the best time to invest in bitcoin, says digital currency hedge-fund manager

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Market watchers should invest in bitcoin now that prices are down, says BK Capital Management founder Brian Kelly.

“Now, when everyone is saying … it’s over, that’s it, bitcoin is dead, for the 175th time. Now’s the time you start looking at it, on the buy side,” Kelly, portfolio manager of the BKCM Digital Asset Fund, told CNBC on “Fast Money” Tuesday.

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Economist Calin Corjan: Because of “shadow economy” the state is forced to increase the burden on legal sector

The scales of shadow economy commented the economist Calin Corjan, stating that such a phenomenon cannot but cause concern.

According to data of independent analytical centre “Expert-Grup”, in Moldova for 2013 the share of shadow economy in GDP constituted 28%. This state of affairs will affect negatively the competitiveness of some economic agents, and may also lead to decrease of productivity index in the domain of labour.

Analytical centre affirms that the highest level of informal employment is observed in agricultural sector – 66.4%, in construction – 12.6%, and also in public sector – 0.1%.

The scales of shadow economy commented the economist Calin Corjan, stating that such a phenomenon cannot but cause concern.

“The shadow economy leads to decrease of state budget revenues. What happens then? The state is forced to increase the burden on legal sector, and this leads to vicious circle: going away to shadow – increase of tax burden – even greater going away in shadow”, – concluded Calin Corjan.

It is important for Moldova to maintain economic relations with both the East and the West – Calin Corjan >>>

Expert-Grup is a think-tank specialized in economic and public policy research. As an independent organization, Expert-Grup reflects the ideals of young intellectuals from Moldova, who set up the institution with the purpose of contributing to the country’s development. We are positioning ourselves as a politically and ideologically neutral think-tank, and we do not represent any economic, corporate and political interests. Expert-Grup was established in 1998 and started the research activity in 2006.

The mission of the organization is to promote the public interest and to develop efficient and innovative solutions for the development of the Republic of Moldova.
In order to fulfil this mission, Expert-Grup provides the necessary creative and institutional environment, encouraging expression of free and non-trivial thinking, which makes us a leading source of unbiased economic analysis.

Social investing and other hot topics at the world’s biggest ETF conference

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The Inside ETFs Conference, one of the largest gatherings of investment advisers in the world, begins Monday.

Nearly 2,500 participants are expected in Hollywood, Florida, for four days to debate the future of investing in general and dissect the enormous momentum behind exchange-traded funds.

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Whether Falling Dollar Is Good News or Bad

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Enthusiasm for a weaker dollar turned to something less for the market today as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq finished in the red.
The S&P 500 dipped 0.1%, to 2837.54, while the Nasdaq Composite fell 0.6%, to 7415.06. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 41.31 points, or 0.2%, to 26,252.12. The U.S. Dollar Index fell 1%, to $89.21, its lowest in three years.

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Direct foreign investments in the economy of the Republic of Moldova

After the proclamation of the independence of the republic and the beginning of economic reforms in order to ensure the transition to markets, the economy and government began to pay special attention to attracting investment in the country’s economy. The legislative basis for this was the Law on Foreign Investments. It was adopted by Parliament in 1992. Later, in 2004, the Law on Investments in Entrepreneurship was adopted.

Over the past ten years, the government has taken steps to attract direct investment in the economy of the republic. Due to this, in the last decade foreign direct investments in the economy of Moldova, including in absolute volume, and in the specific weight in the domestic gross product. In 2009, foreign direct investment accounted for about 1.6% of Moldova’s GDP.

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Foreign direct investment in Moldova grew by a quarter

242718The net inflow of foreign direct investment to Moldova in the first quarter of 2017 amounted to 40.2 million dollars, an increase of 24% compared to the same period last year.

This was reported by the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure, noting that in January-March this year. net acquisition of financial assets amounted to $ 1.7 million, and a net commitment of $ 41.9 million.

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Foreign investments: the situation in Moldova

Since 2013, Moldova has experienced a decline in net inflow of foreign investment. What are the reasons? How many enterprises with foreign capital are working on the territory of our country today, and who are the main foreign investors?
Official data of the National Bank of Moldova shows that in January-September 2016, the net inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Moldovan economy decreased by 41.3% compared to the same period in 2015 to $ 112.33 million.

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