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Will the World Cup Destroy Brazil? $

Will the World Cup Destroy Brazil?  $

Destroy is probably a little too dramatic. The country will still be there and it might even be in a good mood if the national team acquits itself admirably. The…

Interesting Chart from ZeroHedge $

Interesting Chart from ZeroHedge  $

It’s probably the chart that tells us the most about market and analyst fears from China – and it’s also one of our favorites.  ZeroHedge runs this updated chart from…

Reuters Reports on a Bank Run on Deposits In China $

Reuters Reports on a Bank Run on Deposits In China  $

A lot of us picked up a story that Reuters ran today concerning an overnight run on a couple of local banks in China. The impetus for the run on…

Another Point of Proof – Caterpillar $

Another Point of Proof – Caterpillar  $

Caterpillar worldwide dealer sales fell 8% in the three month period ending February 28th. Mining equipment was reportedly the big culprit here – down 37% year-over-year.   As we have…

Chinese Corporate Defaults Increase $

Chinese Corporate Defaults Increase  $

There have been a wave of corporate defaults as we have reported in China. Overnight, there was another report of a major corporate default on a debt payment due last…

Warning from Germany $

Warning from Germany  $

Give ZeroHedge credit for this one, they pointed out that there is a major disconnect happening between the German and US markets. Take a look at this chart that ZH…

China Sends Shockwaves through Global Markets $

China Sends Shockwaves through Global Markets  $

  There’s a lot going on, but it all is being trumped by two events: Russia moves in the Ukraine and warnings emerging out of China.   Many analysts are…

World Food Prices Start to Soar $

World Food Prices Start to Soar  $

The FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) released its World Food Price Index and it found that food prices surged 2.6% in February. Prices are still about…

Emerging Market Index Lower $

Emerging Market Index Lower  $

Markit published its final Emerging Market Index for February (we ran the preliminary figure last week), and we saw it fall from 51.4 in January to 51.1 in February.  This…

The Ghost of Deflation in Europe $

The Ghost of Deflation in Europe $

The threat of deflation in Europe can be likened to a ghost, you really don’t know its there unless it reaches out and touches you. The Financial Times pointed out…

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