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Poland Prime Minister Rocks Markets with Statement $

Poland Prime Minister Rocks Markets with Statement $

There was a lot of speculation today that the sell-off on Wall Street was due to the situation in Ukraine.…

How Does China Avoid a Crash? $

How Does China Avoid a Crash?  $

The data is pretty startling – China has a debt load that is 251% of its GDP. Given that the US is in a state of panic over its debt…

Portugal Banking Situation Takes Another Turn $

Portugal Banking Situation Takes Another Turn  $

The holding company of troubled bank Banco Espirito Santo (BES), Espirito Santo International, has filed for creditor protection (what the Portugal market would call “controlled management”). This is sending a…

Frustration Mounts as Euro Gathers Strength $

Frustration Mounts as Euro Gathers Strength $

For all the talk of trying to stimulate the European economy the ECB has been singularly uninterested in the strategies that have been pursued by the Federal Reserve. There has…

What to Do on a Honeymoon $

What to Do on a Honeymoon  $

Narendra Modi is two months into his historic term and time is starting to slip away to some degree. There is a honeymoon period in India just as there is…

UK Industrial Production Drops $

UK Industrial Production Drops  $

Industrial production in the UK fell in May as manufacturing facilities settled back down after a robust production period from February through April. That might suggest that the consumer (whether…

What Does it All Mean? $

What Does it All Mean?  $

We have yet another Fed meeting to digest and as with most of the others there is a little something for everyone. The tapering process goes on at its relatively…

China Affected by Housing Issues $

China Affected by Housing Issues  $

The property market in China is still a drag on the overall economy and one that has been somewhat resistant to the latest efforts at stimulating the economy. Most assume…

The Arrival of the Fed’s New Guard $

The Arrival of the Fed’s New Guard  $

Not that this is really much of a shock by this time…but the world has had a chance to react to the arrival of the new Fed members. Much has…

Chinese Auto Sales Jump 13% in May $

Chinese Auto Sales Jump 13% in May  $

Chinese automakers sold about 1.5 million vehicles last month – which was almost exactly in-line with estimates. Both GM and Ford saw strong demand for their Asian lineup of vehicles.…

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