The US economy is now experiencing a new surge in activity, thanks to an influx of foreign capital.
According to a report released Tuesday by the Federation of American Scientists, the nation is now worth more than $1 trillion—an increase of over $700 billion over the past year.
The report notes that foreign capital inflows to the US have reached record levels and that foreign-owned companies are now responsible for nearly half of all American companies, including a record amount of money.
The US is now the fifth-largest global economy and the fifth largest private company.
While the financial industry has been booming since the financial crisis of 2008, the growth has been much slower than many expected.
Since then, the country’s economy has contracted by nearly 7%, and unemployment has been rising at more than 9% for the past six months.
That has created a serious shortage of skilled workers, particularly in sectors such as construction and technology.
The financial sector is also suffering from a new wave of high-frequency trading, which has forced large institutions to move large amounts of capital out of their banks, leaving them vulnerable to manipulation.
The Federal Reserve has been warning that the financial sector could experience “unprecedented stress” as it faces a record-breaking surge in volatility and volatility in asset prices.
The Fed is also calling for more government regulation of the financial system, and has issued a series of guidelines to help prevent manipulation.
Yet, there is one industry that seems immune to the effects of high frequency trading: Wall Street.
According the report, the financial services industry has experienced a “record-breaking” boom in activity.
As of late last year, there were more than 2,000 companies in the US that had more than 50 employees and $5 trillion in assets under management.
But those numbers don’t include the companies that are simply part of the so-called shadow banking system, which exists on Wall Street as a separate financial institution but is used by the financial markets to make loans and investments.
The shadow banking industry is now valued at over $3 trillion, and represents about 10% of the total US economy.
In the past, it has been a relatively small industry, and was able to keep its financial activities separate from the rest of the economy.
The Wall Street Journal recently reported that a new study by economists at Columbia University found that the shadow banking sector was responsible for $15 trillion in “nonfinancial” assets, such as real estate and other real estate investments.
That’s an estimated $2 trillion of real estate, in addition to $200 billion in other investments.
But according to the Financial Times, the shadow banks were able to take advantage of this loophole in the financial rules in order to gain unfair advantage over other firms.
For example, the Financial Services Roundtable, an industry group, recently called for a “robust new financial regulatory framework” that would “enhance protections for small and medium-sized enterprises” and make it easier to identify and prosecute fraud.
This is all bad news for the financial institutions that are supposed to protect the public and limit the spread of risk.
“The shadow banking network, by providing an avenue for insiders to avoid the risks and taxes that flow from owning large and risky assets, has made it easier for insiders in the shadow system to benefit from the system’s boom and bust cycles, and for investors to lose out,” the report said.