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Alex Kimani

Alex Kimani

Writer, conil.me

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2018


Alex Kimani is a veteran finance writer, investor, engineer and researcher for conil.me. 

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    Published 21 April 2019 | viewed 3,739 times

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    Published 20 April 2019 | viewed 3,544 times

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    Published 18 April 2019 | viewed 1,178 times

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    Published 17 April 2019 | viewed 4,819 times

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    Published 17 April 2019 | viewed 4,004 times

    Gold has once again been wrong-footed, having lost some of its luster to drop to its lowest level this year. June gold futures on Comex,…

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    Published 15 April 2019 | viewed 3,107 times

    Beijing has been incessantly harping on about its successful transition to an open economy and plans to further liberalize its markets to foreign investors. Yet,…

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    Published 11 April 2019 | viewed 4,482 times

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    Published 09 April 2019 | viewed 6,339 times

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