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As Greece reaches crisis over its debts to Europe, Puerto Rico's public debt has reached an impressive $72 billion, nearly 70% of its economic output. Meanwhile, Greece has slashed the growth of its debt since 2012.

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The Greek Government officials called for a bank holiday on Sunday which went into full effect Monday, June 29th. Although the country plans to open its banks' doors next Monday, its financial duress is far from over.

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As showdown talks over Greece take place in Europe this week, a quick examination of the recent history of bailouts is valuable.

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Looking at over 400 cases that have been decided through 2014, the rate of success for US and EU investors is 30% and 34%, respectively. Foreign states win against US claimants 42% of the time, and 36% of the time against EU-based firms, with the remainder being settled.

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Of the 16 investment firms in the world that hold more than $1 trillion in assets, the US leads with 12 representatives, including well-known firms like BlackRock, Vanguard Group, and the asset management arms of Goldman Sachs and Bank of New York Mellon.

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Data from 2014 shows that while American exports to the 11 other TPP nations totaled more than half a trillion dollars in absolute terms, there remains considerable room for improvement in relative terms. Looking at the US' percentage share of import makes clear that there is market share to be gained with trading partners like Japan (where the US accounts for just 8.25% of imports), Australia (11.74%), and Malaysia (6.27%).

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Ukraine's economic stability is uncertain as the conflict with Russia endures. Alongside the negative impacts to growth, exports, and investment, the level of Ukraine's debts are especially worrisome. Last month, the rating agency Standard & Poor's placed Ukraine's debts at "CC", one level above "C"—the grade that is typically used to indicate the process of bankruptcy. S&P wrote that there was "a virtual certainty of a restructuring or exchange offer in the near term", making it relevant who those creditors are. As the Ukraine edges closer to repayment while speaking with its creditors, the country's Parliament passed a law to halt payments on some debt.

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Who is purchasing European companies? Looking at the five biggest foreign acquisitions of European corporates since 2011 shows that the US are the biggest buyers by a considerable margin, with the China, Hong Kong, Brazil, and Japan following behind.

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Sovereign default is considered to be a rare event. But as the lessons of the past two decades show, they are far from extraordinary. According to the IMF, the main sovereign debt restructurings from the period spanning 1998 – 2010 totaled $117.6 billion.

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E-Commerce still largely within national borders

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