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Rank Company Industry Revenue* Bad Debt Allow DSO Ops Cash as % of Rev Current Ratio Debts/ Assets CSI Score
1 Arena Resources Inc
Tulsa, OK
Oil/Gas-Independent 208,859 0.0% 20.05 84.9% 4.52 0.18 1.00
2 Monolithic Power Systems Inc
Los Gatos, CA
Semiconductor 160,511 0.0% 20.73 24.7% 5.53 0.16 1.00
3 Tessera Technologies Inc
San Jose, CA
Semiconductor Equip 248,291 0.4% 21.65 27.6% 7.21 0.11 1.00
4 Gen-Probe Inc
San Diego, CA
Medical Equip/Supplies 472,695 2.1% 25.79 37.7% 13.49 0.06 1.00
5 United Microelectronics
Hsinchu City, Taiwan
Semiconductor 3,071,496 0.1% 31.62 46.7% 5.37 0.15 1.10
Rank Industry No. of Comp Write- Offs Int'l Sales Bad Debt Allow DSO Ops Cash as % of Rev Current Ratio Debts/ Assets CSI Score
1 Semiconductor 89 51% 70.00% 3.2% 41.56 15.0% 4.69 0.33 2.18
2 Diagnostic Substances 10 83% 15.80% 3.1% 58.23 18.0% 4.96 0.22 2.29
3 Biotechnology 17 147% 25.60% 2.4% 58.09 23.0% 4.77 0.37 2.32
4 Mining/Quarrying 28 14% 27.80% 1.4% 35.44 21.0% 1.77 0.54 2.45
5 Oil/Gas-Independent 63 27% 3.60% 2.3% 37.09 57.0% 1.20 0.56 2.46

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The Turkish lira plunged to 6.93 to the U.S. dollar after briefly hitting 7.00 to the dollar on Monday for it's lowest value ever after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump engaged in a heated exchange over tariffs and economic policy.

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Latin America has replaced Africa as the region with the world's most volatile currencies as emerging markets worldwide come under greater stress.

Venezuela and Argentina, two of Latin America's most unstable and anti-market economies in recent years, are in trouble once again as their respective currencies were the most volatile in the world during the second quarter of 2018, according to the Currency Volatility Index (CVI).

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Colombia's capital market has proven to be the one bright spot so far in 2018 among Latin America's five largest capital markets. 

Capital markets in Latin America have had a rough ride so far in 2018 with one notable exception -- Colombia.  The market capitalization of the Bolsa de Valores de Colombia, or the Colombian Stock Exchange, has increased 13.4 percent through May 30th.

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Eight years of economic and financial sanctions by the United States and the European Union have taken a tremendous toll on Iran's currency. 

In Februrary 2010, the hard-line Islamist government of Iran, one of the world's most oil-rich nations, decided to began the process of enriching uranium allegedly as fuel for a nuclear reactor, according to information from the Arms Control Association.

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After a brief recovery, Argentina's currency and capital markets are once again in trouble as investors begin to sour on the country's prospects.

Argentina's currency, the peso, hit an all-time low on Tuesday closing at 22.476 against the U.S. dollar, a decline of 22 percent since the beginning of the year and a 46 percent drop since the beginning of 2017, the last time that the currency actually increased against the dollar.

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Nigerian President Buhari and President Trump vow greater cooperation on trade, terrorism, humanitarian aid and corruption.  

The United States and Nigeria renewed their strategic and economic interests on Monday as Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari became the first sub-Saharan African leader to visit the White House since President Trump took office in January 2017.

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