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… banking panel, banking sector, banking supervision, banking tax, banking union, banking union. constancio, Bankingunion, banknote, banknote rule, bankruptcy, banks, banks closed, banks stress tests, banks. global finance, bar, Barcelona … — Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:17:40 -0700
Abenomics said Japanese stimulus efforts would offset tax hikes. I disagreed. Although one month is not proof, Markit reports Japanese Output and New Orders Decline For First Time in 14 Months Following Tax Hike

The US and the global financial war party found it much more difficult to isolate and annihilate Iran, even when it was threatened with outright nuclear attack by US and Israel. And in spite of unprecedented sanctions against Iran (which constitute … Obviously, an influx of dollars into the American economy would lead to massive inflationary pressures within their economic system and collapse it, along with that of the EU too. It is difficult to overstate the importance of this concept as the … — Tue, 29 Apr 2014 23:33:00 -0700
Geopolitical tensions surrounding Russia and Ukraine, more challenging global financial conditions as monetary policy in advanced economies normalizes, and the possibility of protracted weak growth in the euro area could take a toll on the … — Tue, 29 Apr 2014 23:23:35 -0700
Global Economic Intersection – Opinion Blog · Home · Free … This is the third article in a series of columns devoted to financial regulation prompted by the comments of a Swiss academic at the XIIth Annual CIFA Forum in Monaco. (See first … — Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:42:01 -0700
A few years ago, the Center for Economic and Policy Research commissioned Global Insight, one of the leading economic modeling firms, to project the impact of a sustained increase in defense spending equal to 1.0 percentage point of GDP. This was …. And inflation finances war. Blanchard Economic Research pointed out in 2001: War has a profound effect on the economy, our government and its fiscal and monetary policies. These effects have consistently led to high inflation. ***. — Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:30:25 -0700
Fearless commentary on finance, economics, politics, and power. Follow yvessmith …. So focusing Americans on foreign threats was a way to divert attention from Obama’s domestic policy train wrecks: his failure to rein in global-economy-wrecking banksters; catastrophically high levels of unemployment, particularly among recent college graduates, a housing “recovery” that is faltering thanks to private equity buyers pulling back; his ongoing support for a burgeoning surveillance state. — Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:22:40 -0700



… banking panel, banking sector, banking supervision, banking tax, banking union, banking union. constancio, Bankingunion, banknote, banknote rule, bankruptcy, banks, banks closed, banks stress tests, banks. global finance, bar, Barcelona … — Mon, 28 Apr 2014 22:13:48 -0700
Co-organised by the OECD, the Capital Markets Board, the Treasury and the Central Bank of Turkey, the High-level Conference on Global and European Trends in Financial Education will address: Challenges and progress in financial education across Europe and in Turkey; The role(s) of the private and … and representatives from the academic community, private and civil sectors. Source: OECD. Post by: Ministry of Economy Directorate General of Exports. Tags: Financial Education … — Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:13:39 -0700
The lending was initially encouraged by the government during the 2008 global financial crisis to fuel growth. Big state-owned banks financed construction of homes, railroads and office towers. But much of the lending was directed by local … — Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0700
Why a Global Tax on Wealth Won’t End Inequality. Capital in the Twenty-first Century. BY THOMAS PIKETTY. TRANSLATED BY ARTHUR GOLDHAMMER. Belknap Press, 2014, 696 pp. $39.95. Every now and then, the field of economics … — Mon, 28 Apr 2014 23:49:54 -0700
“A hard landing in China would mean the Middle East would experience weaker exports, lower tourism and business activity and probably a resurgence of risk aversion by global companies due to this new deterioration of the global economic … — Mon, 28 Apr 2014 23:44:00 -0700


The agreement is part of a push among emerging countries to internationalize local currencies after the global financial crisis. According to Bloomberg.: “Fed up with what it sees as Washington’s malign neglect of the dollar, China is busily … — Mon, 28 Apr 2014 22:16:00 -0700


Good day everyone. I trust you had a great w-e, and for those in the Asian session a solid start to the week. Prices still very range-bound but with a busy data week ahead we will hopefully see some kind of shake up. Today though it’s very … — Sun, 27 Apr 2014 22:06:09 -0700

Since the Second World War, there have been no examples of sovereign countries renouncing their competences on economic and political issues to such a great extent as in the process of European integration. … With regard to economic benefits, we define financial benefits as the difference between payments a country receives from the EU and the country’s contributions to the EU budget, benefits from trade creation due to the adoption of a common currency under the European … — Sun, 27 Apr 2014 23:30:05 -0700
The EU is the only region in the world that is on track to keep global temperatures from rising more than 2°C in this century. However … Finance minister responsible for Brazil’s economy as it inevitably slides back to the pre-Plano Real era? — Sun, 27 Apr 2014 23:00:33 -0700
Whereas we do not suggest a separation of the economy of Tredegar from the mainstream economy, as the Welsh economy is intricately linked to the UK, European and global economy, we do suggest a more semi-autonomous local economy though localised supply chains and patterns of employment. The critical … We are conscious that our report is a bold vision, requiring concerted action in order to achieve it, and that it falls at a time of significant financial hostility. The impact the … — Sun, 27 Apr 2014 23:00:07 -0700
“They (MNCs) access funds at a low cost from overseas and even from our domestic financial institutions by brandishing their parent company’s ‘letters of comfort’, which fetch them funds even below prime rates. …. There is not much debate, let alone informed debate, among academics and other policy-makers about the far reaching implications that the entry of global retailers has on our economy, where the level playing field argument is meaningful and significant too,” he said. — Sun, 27 Apr 2014 21:47:26 -0700

During the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa, using boycotts, divestment and sanctions, and supported by our friends overseas, we were not only able to apply economic pressure on the unjust state, but also serious moral pressure. … Inspired, Bill Moyers invited Ellen Dorsey, executive director of the Wallace Global Fund and a catalyst in the coalition of 17 foundations known as Divest-Invest Philanthropy and Thomas Van Dyck, Senior Vice President/Financial Advisor at RBC … — Sun, 27 Apr 2014 06:00:00 -0700
International Will planning is often miss-understood, with many people thinking a single Will in their country of origin or their current country of residence is all that is required to take care of their dependents and global financial assets. — Sun, 27 Apr 2014 05:19:40 -0700
… conditions on both sides of the equation, as Tadawul continues to enhance its regulatory processes and the Kingdom’s companies look to raise funds, raising the market’s global financial standing and accelerating the pace of share sales.” … In a recent report, Al Rajhi Capital noted that Tadawul is “ready for foreign investors,” thanks to a strong economy, robust banking system, institutions to manage foreign investment in equity markets, and a track record for managing banking … — Sun, 27 Apr 2014 04:27:18 -0700
Shrinking economic growth resulting from the financial crisis means that, from a demographic point of view in Europe with a shrinking working age population, low birth rates and a growing population of older people, it means to us that Europe does indeed face a critical choice: meet their … In its most recent commentary, the US Treasury states that the Yuan is “significantly undervalued” and suggests that it must appreciate if China and the global economy are to “enjoy” stable growth. — Sun, 27 Apr 2014 04:27:00 -0700
Nobel laureate Edmund Phelps’ latest book should be read by those seeking a broader context to the challenges currently facing the global economies. In a wide-ranging and insightful book, Professor Phelps draws on historical trends and … — Sun, 27 Apr 2014 04:00:58 -0700

“As the West ramps up economic threats against Russia, policymakers in Moscow are preparing colossal changes to their role within the global financial structure. “Russia hopes to create its own ratings agency, independent of the western “big … — Sat, 26 Apr 2014 00:04:56 -0700
One big risk that may be a deal breaker is that the U.S. is insisting that TPP partners surrender their right to regulate global finance. Open to Wall … Malaysia’s measures helped its economy rebound by 5.4% the year after the crisis. The Value … — Fri, 25 Apr 2014 22:11:27 -0700

Piketty’s answer is that we need a global wealth tax (GWT) to redistribute from the rich to everyone else. That is a reasonable solution if we’re just working out the arithmetic in this story, but don’t expect many politicians to be running on the … — Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:23:00 -0700


… banking panel, banking sector, banking supervision, banking tax, banking union, banking union. constancio, Bankingunion, banknote, banknote rule, bankruptcy, banks, banks closed, banks stress tests, banks. global finance, bar, Barcelona … — Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:14:27 -0700
This phenomenon most recently reared its head during the global financial crisis, and it continues to threaten crisis-plagued Southern European countries, with their high debt levels. Despite this, the low and in some cases already negative … — Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:14:00 -0700
Second, as advanced economies unwind their highly accommodative monetary policies, global financial conditions will become tighter and countries in sub-Saharan Africa could experience a hike in interest rates and a slowdown, or even a … — Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:00:02 -0700


Economic data, Thursday 24th April 2014

Ryan Littlestone has been working in financial markets for more than 20 years. Wide-eyed, he stepped out of Bank station in London to join LME. — Mon, 18 Apr 2014 21:42:16 -0700
“If those numbers come out better than expected or show continued improvement in the U.S. economy, you should start looking at the $1,250 area as the next support level for gold,” Thomas Capalbo, precious metals trader at brokerage … — Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:02:34 -0700
Source: Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis. Apr 23 ⋅ 8:15pm. New Home Sales Plunge 14.5%; It’s Not the Weather; Steen Jakobsen on Consensus vs. Reality. Source: Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis. Apr 23 ⋅ 1:59pm. — Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:26:37 -0700
Written by the market oracles who predicted, with uncanny accuracy, the global financial meltdown and the economic chain reaction it set in motion, Aftershock offers a vivid picture of what to expect when the world’s bubble economy inevitably … — Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:18:54 -0700

Hello everyone, and Happy St Georges Day to all our English readers around the globe. Data wise we have some PMI releases and the BOE MPC Minutes might provide some impetus with US new home sales later. Either way we’ll keep you … — Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:31:25 -0700
Still, any assistance is likely to resemble the mini-stimulus package announced earlier this month rather than the type of major spending package that helped China’s economy roar through the global financial crisis. That might help keep … — Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:07:32 -0700
Mish’s financial blog covers global news and macroeconomic events regarding the world economy. The blog’s primary focus is inflation, deflation, and hyperinflation topics, especially currencies, gold, silver, crude, oil, energy and precious … — Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:59:00 -0700
The most recent study published by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) found that violence cost the world $9.46 trillion in 2012 alone. … By comparison, the cost of the financial crisis was just 0.5 percent of the 2009 global economy. — Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:02:56 -0700

Economic data, Tuesday 22th April 2014

Ryan Littlestone has been working in financial markets for more than 20 years. Wide-eyed, he stepped out of Bank station in London to join LME. — Mon, 18 Apr 2014 21:42:16 -0700

Why A Global Wealth Tax Would Help To Address Inequality

According to Forbes global billionaire rankings, top wealth holders have been rising more than three times faster than the size of the world economy between 1987 and 2013. The Table below illustrates the overall trend in wealth and income growth for different groups. … And it would put global wealth dynamics under public scrutiny. The lack of financial transparency and reliable wealth statistics is one of the main challenges for modern democracies. Of course there are alternatives. — Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:17 -0700
Modern humans are aware of contemporary global menaces: a changing climate, peak oil, a dodgy economy that could collapse at any moment, and the extinction of honey bees, but relatively few of us know that the world’s productive soils … — Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:55:00 -0700
It found that in a best-case scenario, limiting greenhouse gas concentrations to levels low enough to keep global warming to an increase of less than two degrees Celsius would cut global economic consumption by 2.9 to 11.4 percent by 2100. That could amount to between $9 trillion and … Pairing CCS with biomass plants may be particularly challenging, since, according to the IPCC, biomass power plants are difficult to permit and finance. “A lot of publicity was given to the fact that … — Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:29:30 -0700
Inquiring minds are listening to Marc Faber on the global economy. Link if video does not play: Marc … Interestingly, 3% is the same long-term target that Michael Pettis at China Financial Markets has come up with. Indeed Pettis has made two … — Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:59:08 -0700
Mr Al Awar, a former chief executive of the Dubai International Financial Centre, said that several initiatives had already been launched in support of the plan to put Dubai at the centre of a global economy potentially worth nearly US$7 trillion … — Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:41:00 -0700
OpenMarkets is an online magazine and blog focused on global markets and economic trends. It combines feature articles, news briefs and videos with contributions from leaders in business, finance, economics and politics in an interactive … — Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:27:54 -0700
CountingPips forex news, trading apps & technical analysis including Currency trading blog, Metatrader 4 apps, interviews and financial market articles. — Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:14:57 -0700
Sumesh Rahavendra of DHL Express SSA says that the continent’s growing economy, increased political stability and willingness to trade with international partners presents a significant opportunity for financial service entities to expand their … their financial services customers in Africa and while the banking sector continues to play a significant role in economic development for the continent, the sector also fueled DHL’s expansion into Africa in 1978 when global banks needed to get … — Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:00:08 -0700

According to the body’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, if the current trajectory of increasing greenhouse gas emissions isn’t changed soon, the effects of global warming will “spiral out of control.” The “spiral” will bring about more … The benefits of these jobs are spread throughout communities, with companies hiring sales, engineering, construction, maintenance, operations, development and finance positions across the country. Unlike the boom and bust hiring of oil, … — Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:30:01 -0700
Real-World Economics Review Blog. Posts are by authors of papers … Financial capital is of course another kind of technology – a market economy without ‘payables’ and ‘receivables’ is inconceivable. Piketty however shows that the increase … — Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:20:09 -0700
In line with this great tradition, Pope Francis aims at nothing less than re-establishing a moral foundation for our local, national and global economic dealings, by spreading the church’s teachings of social justice, which has roots in Jewish … Even as the major Wall Street banks peddled toxic assets to unsuspecting foreign buyers, thereby stoking a financial bubble that burst in 2008, the chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs declared that the firm was, after all, doing God’s work since … — Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:49:07 -0700
As the U.S. economy recovers, 2014 is becoming a big year for alternative lenders and investors on the online and crowdfunding spaces, and see their expansion also to mobile platforms. Read the whole article on TradeUp Blog. Screen Shot 2014-04-20 at … The Grow VC Group is the world leading, global pioneer of securities crowd funding, peer to peer marketplaces, new investment models and global business development. Established in 2009, the Group has developed new … — Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:48:26 -0700