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Economic Blasts – A Quick Round-Up of Important Events $

Economic Blasts – A Quick Round-Up of Important Events  $

  The latest numbers from Markit are not all that reassuring as far as China manufacturing is concerned. The data shows that there is still growth but it is very…

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch $

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch  $

The ECB was not the only bank that was taking some action this week. The Bank of Japan was reporting on the impact of their moves on the Japanese economy…

Shocked I Tell You – Just Shocked $

Shocked I Tell You – Just Shocked  $

The European Central Bank has been under immense pressure for the last year and lately it has been almost overwhelming as the Eurozone continues to slip into a deep deflation.…

What is on the Mind of Central Banks? $

  The Jackson Hole meetings start this week and he agenda will be packed with formal and informal discussions. This symposium has been organized by the Kansas City Federal Reserve…

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…

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