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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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A rise in commodity prices would normally be a boon for Africa's second largest copper producer, but that is not the case in Zambia these days where the country's currency, the kwacha, has fallen dramatically against the dollar as the result of rising inflation, high debt and a recent default.

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Tunisia's currency gained on the dollar for the second consecutive year even as the nation's developing economy continues to struggle. 

The year 2020 saw many emerging and frontier market currencies get pummelled by the coronavirus pandemic, yet that wasn't the case for the tiny north African nation of Tunisia, which saw its currency, the dinar, rise 3.47% against the dollar.

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The coronavirus pandemic sent global currencies on a downward spiral not seen since the 2015 commodities crash.  "Just about every market went on a wild ride."

A year after currency markets were the calmest in a decade, currency volatility surged in 2020 to an average of 3.53 percent, an 80 percent increase from the 2019 mark of just 1.96 percent, as the result of a virus pandemic that sent many currencies to record lows against the dollar.

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Emerging market currencies rebounded strongly against a weak dollar in the fourth quarter of 2020 with the Colombian peso leading the way.

Currency volatility rose to a rate of 1.67%, the highest quarterly rise since the opening quarter of the year, as a weakened U.S. dollar helped boost the values of a broad mixture of currencies across the globe, according to data from the Currency Volatility Index (CVI).

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CreditPulse recaps the extraordinary year of 2020 with our year-end montage of insightful comments from noteworthy people around the world. "There are no ethical boundaries to Beijing's pursuit of power."

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U.S. economy bounces back on the strengh of consumer spending and business investment fueled in part by government stimulus.

U.S. economic growth surged to an annual rate of 33.1 percent in the third quarter of the year after sinking 31.4 percent in the previous quarter due to lockdowns and shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a remarkable recovery demonstrating the resilience of the world's largest economy.

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