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Usual caution required re month-end flows and we should expect the day to be as lively as most this week, albeit scrappy. I wish you a good session and a great week-end. Times GMT. Economic data (1) 31 Jan. Economic data (2) 31 Jan. — Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:07:14 -0800
If you are looking for Armageddon predictions or conspiracy theories, you will be thoroughly disappointed. Topics include financial markets, banking, asset management, risk management, derivatives, global economy, policy, and regulation, … — Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:56:06 -0800


… banking failures, banking panel, banking sector, banking supervision, banking tax, banking union, banking union. constancio, Bankingunion, banknote, banknote rule, bankruptcy, banks, banks closed, banks. global finance, bar, Barcelona … — Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:56:45 -0800
The International Monetary Fund is warning that the risk of a deflationary ‘sudden stop’ for the global economy is as high as 20 per cent as the Federal Reserve continues to wind down its QE money printing by $10 billion a month until it stops completely in October. Interest rates in the emerging markets … Could this prove to be the ‘ultimate deflationary shock’ and outshadow the Asian Financial Crisis of 1998 as Albert Edwards of Societe Generale predicts? Certainly the Abenomics of … — Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:24:33 -0800
Re-insurance is not a philanthropic concept or support network, but rather an industry interdependent with the global economy and market trends whereby weakened global financial markets and investor pessimism are critical factors. — Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:21:58 -0800
RBS economist Louis Kuijs said despite the fact that the United States is emerging from the 2008 global financial crisis and is on track for an economic upturn this year, hurdles remain to making it the world’s top investment destination. “The US … — Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:17:33 -0800
This was followed by the industry sector with 2.8 percentage points and agriculture with 0.1 percentage point. Fourth-quarter growth on the supply side was mainly propelled by manufacturing, trade, finance and real estate,” Balisacan said. — Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:00:22 -0800
In the U.S., financial markets tend to dominate politics; in China, the state owns the banks and the bulk of the economy, and the Communist Party controls the state-owned enterprises.” He added: “How and …. ‘Although the world can expect more breakout nations to emerge from the bottom income tier, at the top and the middle, the new global economic order will probably look more like the old one than most observers predict,’ Sharma wrote earlier this year. ‘The rest may continue to … — Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:00:00 -0800
Davos is almost certainly the world’s best opportunity for high-level networking which is why the last five G20 presidents have addressed the Forum on their countries’ plans for global economic governance over the coming year. This year was … There’s little doubt that turning the finance ministers’ meeting into a leaders’ meeting of the world’s largest and most representative economies helped to persuade panicking markets that someone was in charge and had a plan. The G20 … — Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:00:00 -0800

Good day one and all. How are you all doing out there? FOMC day has finally arrived and the elephant will once again tonight depart the room, leaving an, as yet, unkown legacy on the floor. Before that we have a couple of scraps from the … — Tue, 28 Jan 2014 21:57:19 -0800


With most of the advanced economies seeing increasing inequality, and sometimes spectacular growth at the top despite the stagnation of median incomes, this trade-off may seem, at first sight, as acutely present as ever. The dominant view amongst political … We also looked at the Global Innovation Index for 2013, which ranks countries in terms of both innovation outputs and the favourability of the institutional environment to innovative activity. Figure Two shows a scatterplot of … — Tue, 28 Jan 2014 23:30:32 -0800
“The dominance of the greenback is the root cause of global financial and economic crises,” Justin Yifu Lin told Bruegel, a Brussels-based policy-research think tank. “The solution to this is to replace the national currency with a global currency … — Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:17:09 -0800

GDP Figures Expected To Show Strong UK Growth

Official figures are expected to show the best pace of growth since before the global financial crisis – indicating that Britain’s economic fightback is continuing. Economists predict that data from the Office for National Statistics will show a fourth … — Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:15:00 -0800
Depending on what happens in the global economic system, it’s possible that we could even see a very good year for the metals, but I don’t anticipate that. I’m anticipating a rebuild year where silver climbs back over $30/oz and gold travels up … — Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:56:32 -0800
Emerging economies worldwide have been hit by the global financial tightening led by the US Fed signaling an end to the stimulus measures put in place after the 2008 crisis. Since the beginning of the year, Argentina’s peso has lost about a … — Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:12:02 -0800
The conference is being organised by the ECA and the African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the Nigerian government and will bring together African ministers responsible for finance, economy and economic development as well as … The panel’s inauguration was further strengthened on a report from Global Financial Integrity (GFI), a Washington D.C.-based research and advocacy organisation, that Africa lost about $854 billion in illicit financial outflows from 1970 … — Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:11:00 -0800
The A-List from the Financial Times provides timely, insightful comment on the topics that matter, from globally renowned leaders, policymakers and commentators. — Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:00:33 -0800
Everyone is free to have their own opinion, but the fact is that energy is the key that drives the global economy. Energy allows … Ultimately, they will prevail, but the greater area of focus of a failed fiat financial system deserves center stage. — Tue, 28 Jan 2014 00:15:03 -0800
The 1997 Asia financial crisis left a deep impression on the then young Farouk. The event inspired him to discover how the global economy works and how issues related to it can impact people’s lives. “I was part of a young generation that … — Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:46:31 -0800

… banking failures, banking panel, banking sector, banking supervision, banking tax, banking union, banking union. constancio, Bankingunion, banknote, banknote rule, bankruptcy, banks, banks closed, banks. global finance, bar, Barcelona … — Sun, 26 Jan 2014 21:59:19 -0800
… the management of the global financial system. Perhaps one of the most disturbing aspects of academic neglect of money and monetary systems is the public’s failure to appreciate that the monetary systems of advanced economies evolved … — Mon, 27 Jan 2014 00:00:58 -0800
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were pummeled Monday by the possibility of slowing growth in China and a further reduction in U.S. central bank stimulus. — Sun, 26 Jan 2014 21:48:03 -0800

… “contagion” and “robustness” in the world of economists and policy wonks. The current interrelated nature of the financial system has bred a fragile situation where the success of the greater economy supposedly hinges on its individual components, such as banks that are too big to fail. … Building antifragile institutions will not only strengthen the global economic arena, but also have wide-ranging social applications. Taleb’s latest work builds on two of his previous books, Fooled by … — Sun, 26 Jan 2014 21:35:53 -0800

It admitted that the 2010 package was a “holding operation” that “gave the euro area time to build a firewall to protect other vulnerable members and averted potentially severe effects on the global economy”. … His director-general of economic and monetary affairs, Marco Butti, has admitted that the fiscal multiplier is higher than normal in a countries during a region-wide slump where the financial system has partially broken down and interest rates are near zero, and therefore that … — Sat, 25 Jan 2014 02:47:43 -0800
Two articles that should be read by anyone interested in the global financial crisis have just been published. …. “Ollie Rehn, said that in Spain the EU had tried to combine the goal of solvent public finances with economic reforms. ‘There were … — Sat, 25 Jan 2014 02:30:38 -0800
… management of the global financial system. Perhaps one of the most disturbing aspects of academic neglect of money and monetary systems is the public’s failure to appreciate that the monetary systems of advanced economies evolved as … — Sat, 25 Jan 2014 02:00:48 -0800
I felt especially intrigued that he’s arrived at conclusions similar to my own, regarding not just the inevitability, but the desirability of a crash of the financial system as soon as possible. But the article … “For many decades I have felt that a collapse of the global economic system might save humanity and many of our fellow species great suffering by happening sooner rather than later because the stakes keep rising and scale of the impacts are always worse by being postponed.” (p 9). — Sat, 25 Jan 2014 01:47:00 -0800
Global stock sell-off highlights financial parasitismBy Barry Grey 25 January 2014 markets around the world plunged Friday as emerging market currencies hit record lows. — Sat, 25 Jan 2014 01:46:49 -0800
In the meantime the global economy collapsed due to the financial crisis. Due to the above a) the price of coal collapsed because USA dropped out of the market b) on a windy and sunny day Germany produces more energy than it needs and … — Sat, 25 Jan 2014 01:01:33 -0800
Since the global financial crisis hit in 2008, the Federal Reserve has flooded markets with cash to push interest rates lower and encourage U.S. businesses and consumers to borrow and spend. But last month, as signs of growing economic … — Sat, 25 Jan 2014 00:44:01 -0800

IMF’s Lagarde says Global economy doing better 24 January 2014. … sees deflation risk in Europe; Say’s Hollande’s recent reform comments are encouraging; Says global inequality has grown …. bank supervision, Bankia, banking, banking crisis, banking failures, banking panel, banking sector, banking supervision, banking tax, banking union, banking union. constancio, Bankingunion, banknote, banknote rule, bankruptcy, banks, banks closed, banks. global finance, bar, Barcelona … — Thu, 23 Jan 2014 22:53:09 -0800
… from 1987 to 2006. The Global Financial Crisis that began in 2007 and caused economic problems from which we have yet to fully emerge, can be attributed to the excesses of classical liberalism that culminated under Greenspan’s watch. — Thu, 23 Jan 2014 22:32:00 -0800
This year is likely to be the first year of truly better growth for the world economy since the global financial crisis. We expect global gross domestic product to expand by 3.5 per cent, with growth of 6.6 per cent in emerging Asia, 1.3 per cent in … — Thu, 23 Jan 2014 19:49:00 -0800
The Dubai Financial Market closed the week on Thursday with a 3.6 per cent gain after an unconfirmed report from Bloomberg said Dubai Holding had reached a $6 billion debt deal with 30 banks, bringing to an end the city’s debt restructuring that … The Iranian president Hassan Rouhani’s speech at the World Economic Forum also brought renewed optimism that the region’s geopolitical troubles may be easing. … It’s been one of the main motors of the global economic recovery. — Thu, 23 Jan 2014 19:42:51 -0800
BIS holds at least 10% of monetary reserves for at least 80 of the world’s central banks, the IMF and other multilateral institutions. It serves as financial agent for international agreements, collects information on the global economy and serves … — Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:58:22 -0800
For a while, I have felt that 2014 would turn out to be a major “turning point” for the global economy, and so far that is exactly what it is turning out to be. The following are 20 early warning signs that we are rapidly approaching a global … For much more on this, please see my recent article entitled “The $23 Trillion Credit Bubble In China Is Starting To Collapse – Global Financial Crisis Next?” #9 News that China’s manufacturing sector is contracting shook up financial markets on … — Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:39:34 -0800

Good day one and all. Lively times eh? And my poor ol’ typing fingers will be needing an ice bucket this morning as we have a raft of provisional PMI data to bring you from 07.58 GMT. As always I wish you a successful session out there, and I … — Wed, 22 Jan 2014 21:56:12 -0800
There is no doubt that the rapid development of the ECU was promoted by the global financial-economic crisis, which had a severe impact on Russia and other CIS economies. In August 2012 Russia finally joined the WTO and the accession … — Wed, 22 Jan 2014 23:30:39 -0800
Once again it was both economic and political in nature. The global financial Crisis sharply exposed China’s economic dependence on export orders, as personal consumption had actually declined since 2000 as a proportion of the economy. — Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:42:06 -0800
Central bankers, after all, have had an explicit interest in introducing e-money from the moment the global financial crisis began… … 3) Banks have been given more than five years to prove their economic worth and have failed to do so. — Wed, 22 Jan 2014 21:44:00 -0800
The dangers to the global economy posed by very large banks are more clearly understood by a handful of people in policy-making circles. On the other hand, many influential people in Washington refuse even to discuss how to measure the … — Wed, 22 Jan 2014 21:01:13 -0800


And this spending would generate income for other poor people, who in turn would spend it…and end the global economic stagnation. Imagine, as John Lennon says.. Imagine. But it’s just a pipe-dream. … of a pick-up in business investment to stimulate the world economy.” A study by the consulting firm Deloitte shows that globally, “about a third of the world’s biggest non-financial companies are sitting on most of a $2.8tn gross cash pile of unspent corporate cash (retained earnings) ! — Tue, 21 Jan 2014 22:46:11 -0800
Good day everyone. A bit of action o/n in yen and aussie to keep things ticking over nicely. The BOJ presser will be embargoed as usual and altough takes place around 06.30 GMT we won’t get any details til around 08.00. And to be honest its … — Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:59:54 -0800
To meet the demands of today’s innovation-driven global economy, education systems worldwide must promote deep learning in all students, argues the new report, A Rich Seam: How New Pedagogies Can Find Deep Learning, released in … — Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:41:39 -0800
by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog, Did you know that financial institutions all over the world are warning that we could see a “mega default” on a very prominent high-yield investment product in China on January 31st? We are being told that this could lead to a cascading … And since the global financial system is more interconnected today than ever before, that would be very bad news for the United States as well. Since Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008, the level … — Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:05:27 -0800


In his speech titled “Strengthen Confidence and Work Together for A New Round of World Economic Growth,” Wen expounded China’s understanding about and stance on the global financial and economic situation, as well as the policy … — Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:05:15 -0800
Free Report – Financial Markets 2014 … The Fed is shutting down the printing presses because they were never intended to be a permanent crutch to the economy, and because there are green shoots in the economy that would suggest the time has come to begin tapering. Car sales and … They will need to source a number of commodities they presently get from their own mines on the global market, and they are going to continue to develop and urbanize in new areas of the country. — Tue, 21 Jan 2014 19:59:36 -0800
DAVOS, Switzerland – With the worst of the global financial crisis behind them, CEOs are ready to move on from the fight for survival their businesses have been in for the past few years, a survey found Tuesday. Accounting and consulting firm … — Tue, 21 Jan 2014 19:46:01 -0800

Buttonwood Gathering 2013, New York City Global risk. In this panel discussion at the gala dinner, security experts discussed political and security risks on… Rating: Views:645 views; Tags: dangers, Economy, Financial, GLOBAL, Markets — Mon, 20 Jan 2014 22:03:26 -0800
John Corcoran, Executive Chairman, Global Switch; “Australia is open to foreign direct investment. There is a well-established regulatory regime, a very open business environment and a fundamentally healthy economy.” Stephen Dowd … — Mon, 20 Jan 2014 21:59:40 -0800
… banking failures, banking panel, banking sector, banking supervision, banking tax, banking union, banking union. constancio, Bankingunion, banknote, banknote rule, bankruptcy, banks, banks closed, banks. global finance, bar, Barcelona … — Mon, 20 Jan 2014 21:51:28 -0800
In reality, after stripping away all the hype, the interim agreement is full of loopholes big enough to drive both key portions of Iran’s nuclear program and its reviving economy through. For example, the interim agreement leaves completely untouched … new economic sanctions, added to what is already still in place. The sanctions would reduce Iran’s oil exports to a trickle and completely isolate Iran from the global financial system, with little latitude for President Obama to grant waivers. — Mon, 20 Jan 2014 21:31:41 -0800
Banking & Finance Sign Up for free News Alerts … Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, highlights risks going forward, and says that erosion of trust in governments is a growing concern… — Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:17:56 -0800