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The management of money in which an individual or a business decides how the money will be used to generate more revenue or profit.

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Are there around S$800 billion unaccounted for in Singapore's public finances?

Christopher Balding, an associate professor at Peking University, claims in this note that Given publicly available economic data on Singaporean finances, there is an expected asset gap of more ...
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Did the IMF admit that capital controls have been successful in Malaysia?

A DW article says Malaysia stood out as a country that refused IMF assistance and advice. Instead of further opening its economy, Malaysia imposed capital controls, in an effort to eliminate ...
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Is Miss America Organization the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women?

The official website for Miss America Organization claims: The Miss America Organization is one of the nation's leading achievement programs and the world's largest provider of scholarship ...
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Does winning the lottery increase odds of committing suicide?

I've heard on a few occasions claims that one should not play the lottery because it increases the odds of committing suicide later. Here are a few articles I found that at least reference the idea: ...
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Did big investors use pre-knowledge of 9/11 to short American stocks?

There are many claims that some large investors had foreknowledge of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and used that to buy "put" options - especially in the affected airlines - that allowed ...
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Is Warren Buffett the “only … man in history [who] has invested billions of dollars of other people’s money successfully over the long run”?

In "$1 billion stakes on the menu", The Economist (2016-05-21 print edition) writes: only one man in history has invested billions of dollars of other people’s money successfully over the long run: ...