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Stress in the Global Economy

Earlier this week, I said I’d look to see if there were any lurking signs of systemic stress in the global economy. After all, the collapse in price of the whole commodity complex must be causing problems somewhere, right? Well, as far as I can tell … — Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:39:06 -0700

Quantitative Easing effects

Central banks, the world over, share a conviction when it comes to interest rates. One thing that unites them: the lower the rates, the better. — Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:01:29 -0700

London or Dubai?

London had been at the top of US workers’ wish lists since 2006 as a leading global financial centre. But in the last couple of years Dubai, the commercial capital city of the oil-rich Middle East, has overtaken the UK capital and pushed it into … — Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:16:14 -0700

IMF’s forecasts

WASHINGTON – International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says the world economy is recovering but fragile and “faces some downside risks.” In an online press conference Wednesday, Lagarde described the United States “a … — Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:13:07 -0700

Global Financial Instability

The Economic Collapse 5 June 2015. Region: Europe …. A day is coming when the “too big to fail” banks will actually start failing, and that will absolutely cripple our economy. … Towards a World War III Scenario … — Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:34:25 -0700


Aluminium futures firm up on global trend. Posted on July 29, 2015 by Steve in China & Asia Market News // 0 Comments. At Multi Commodity Exchange, aluminium for delivery this month rose 60 paise to Rs 104.50 per kg in a business … — Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:52:46 -0700

China’s Stock Markets

Just last month, Chinese stocks were on one hell of a hot streak. The Shenzhen and Shanghai stock exchanges had risen to unprecedented heights, and were worth a total of $10 trillion. But by early July, their value had plummeted by a … — Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:51:46 -0700

US stocks after Chinese crash

They believe that US markets are not linked because when the Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index nearly doubled from November to June, the US market did not double along with it. But that’s not true. China crisis. First, there is a … — Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:26:00 -0700

USA: economic change and political answers

U.S. News & World ReportAs Democrats fret over ‘sharing economy,’ GOP moves in – US NewsU.S. News & World ReportThe debate over ride-hailing firm Uber. — Sun, 26 Jul 2015 19:47:52 -0700

Black economy in Spain

The tax collectors’ union Gestha says the vast black economy has for decades undermined Spain, the eurozone’s fourth-biggest economy. It estimates the black economy equals about a quarter of Spain’s gross domestic prod