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British Manufacturing 3.8% Higher than Feb of 2013

British Manufacturing 3.8% Higher than Feb of 2013

British manufacturing continued to show some strength, rising 3.8% higher than last year at this time (February). Month over month, manufacturing activity increased 1% between January and February.…

Ford’s China Sales Surge in March  $

Ford’s China Sales Surge in March $

Ford reported today that its China sales were up 35% in March and 45% for the entire first quarter. The company will approach one million vehicles sold in…

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IMF Leaves US Growth Unchanged $

IMF Leaves US Growth Unchanged $

This was the news that many analysts have been waiting for – seriously. The IMF…

Tis Earnings Season $

Tis Earnings Season  $

The earnings season has already kicked off, and we will get a wave of reports…

Report: Syria has Used Chemical Weapons Recently $

Report: Syria has Used Chemical Weapons Recently  $

There aren’t many details yet, but a breaking news story from Al Jazeera (quoting Syrian…

A Non-Decision by an Annoyed ECB $

A Non-Decision by an Annoyed ECB  $

On the one hand there was not much surprising in the decision by the European…

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Geopolitics

What is happening? Hagel’s Trip to China… $

What is happening? Hagel’s Trip to China…  $

I’ll make this one very personal – because I am speculating quite a bit with the few facts we have. I am reading the accounts of Secretary of…

Ukraine Falling Apart $

Ukraine Falling Apart  $

Conditions on the ground in Ukraine are changing far too rapidly for us to cover it here. But, here are just a few of the top level changes…

Turkish Elections Roil Nation $

Turkish Elections Roil Nation $

It would be hyperbole to assert that Turkish politics have never been so fraught with controversy and confusion as the truth is that Turkish politics always used to…

Learnings from a Leak $

Learnings from a Leak  $

Read the following with caution. You may have seen the big controversy over Turkey’s attempt to block Twitter and YouTube in the country. Here’s why: an anonymous poster…

Some Worry About Putin More than Others $

Some Worry About Putin More than Others  $

The analysts have been pretty pragmatic about the whole Crimean thing. The prevailing wisdom is that there never was much that anybody could do about Russia’s designs on…

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Where the Ukraine Situation Will Hit your Pocketbook $

Where the Ukraine Situation Will Hit your Pocketbook  $

News that a parliamentary building had been overtaken in an eastern province and fighting in the Ukraine Parliament itself led to…

Pork Industry in Trouble $

Pork Industry in Trouble  $

There isn’t a tremendous amount of discussion of this story except in the farming circles. But, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV)…

Natural Gas Inventories Drop, Lowest Since 2003 $

Natural Gas Inventories Drop, Lowest Since 2003  $

Natural Gas stockpiles fell less than expected last week. That was the analyst take-away and prices for natural gas fell as…

Coal Demand Surges $

Coal Demand Surges  $

This may come as no surprise to you, but coal demand and coal supply are working in opposite directions – giving…