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US pending home sales edge higher in November

WASHINGTON: Contracts to buy previously owned homes edged higher in November, boosted by job growth across a strengthening economy. The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday (Dec 27) its pending home sales index rose to a reading of 109.5, up 0.2 per cent from October. Economists ......

China Using “Sharp Power” for Global Influence

In their introduction to the recent National Endowment for Democracy and International Forum for Democratic Studies report “Sharp Power: Rising Authoritarian Influence,” NED’s Jessica Ludwig and Christopher Walker examine the ways that Russia and China—the world’s “le...