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Greece Complexities in the Simplest of Terms. $

There is a lot of speculation flying around about Greece and what will happen to it over the next few months. Overnight, Greece’s Government made the move to confiscate Euro’s…

German ZEW Sentiment Falls.

We watch the ZEW Sentiment report closely, and we have seen a change in it. The investor confidence measure for April fell from 54.8 in March by 1.5 points to…

Why Japan and US are Going Through the Motions 

The Japanese Prime Minister is coming to the US next week despite the fact he is not going to be celebrating the trade deal that was supposed to be in…

Confrontation  $

The Europeans really did not expect this. In the world of the EU and the Eurozone there has always been a lot of posturing and rhetoric. These are democracies after…

Chinese Export Shockwave. $

Chinese Export Shockwave.   $

The markets shrugged it off yesterday, but Chinese export activity in March sent a shockwave through us yesterday. Everyone expected them to be a little sluggish given the US West…

Global Economy Revised – Mixed. $

Global Economy Revised – Mixed.   $

The IMF has just released its latest revision to the World Economic Outlook and generally, we got a mixed picture. For the United States, the IMF believes that growth will…

Rifts Between World Bank Head and White House $

The appointment of Jim Yong Kim to be the head of the World Bank by the Obama administration was controversial from the very start. Kim was not somebody well-schooled in…

Mexican Economy Faltering Fast  $

The analysts were not expecting this and neither were the political advisors. By this time the reforms that were put in place by the government of Enrique Pena Nieto were…

Greece Still Thinks it has Leverage

Who knows, maybe it does but if one takes the comments from the members of the “troika” that controls whether the country manages to escape bankruptcy and expulsion from the…

ECB Questions Growth Projections

The ECB policy makers are not sure they trust the data they have been seeing from their own economists and that makes them a little uneasy as far as communicating…

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