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It’s Monday Again!: A great recovery in February as stores sales improve with the grain US:GS, US:SBUX, US:TSLA, US:JPM, US:WFC, US:DIS, EEM, US:KSS, US:GPS, US:M, US:PNC, US:KBW (US Economy & Markets : The Week Ahead March 10 – March 14, 2014)

A flurry of retailers results announcements all of the last week of February more or less covered for the restated US GDP to 2.4% in Q4 and Auto sales were … Continue reading

March 10, 2014

Global Moves: US Markets closed, Barclays in the Dock

Apart from ex CEO Bob diamond’s testimony as Diamond and COO Jimmie del Missier left the bank yesterday in face of the Liborgate scandal.  The BoE has also suggested that the rumored … Continue reading

July 4, 2012

Global Mid-Day Report: Street catches Buzz, Crude and Gold hit the plate

Hardly a home run but a 6% jump set a few shorts on fire too in Crude as the easing of EU’s stalemate on ne funding still means a lot … Continue reading

June 29, 2012

Monte De Paschi state aid not Basel III, Lloyd close to selling 600 branches | Banking insight

Monte De Paschi de Siena is getting new state aid from Mario Monti’s government of upto EUR 3.5 B to make a pitstop as it was marked by EBA in … Continue reading

June 27, 2012

Global Moves: Brazilian lending crosses 50% of GDP, Korean manufacturing up

Samsung and Kia/Hyundai are going strong as US Imports have held up and thence production Korea sustained at 83 levels. Meanwhile in Brazil Bank credit always in short supply because … Continue reading

June 27, 2012

Global Moves: Spanish Downgrades, ESM and No Banking Union

With Merkel shooting down the concept of a Banking union with Joint Deposit insurance and Eurobonds not even making most headlines, the Euro is set for an extended fall as … Continue reading

June 25, 2012

Global Moves: Spanish banks advised EUR 62 B for 9% Core Capital

The two independent Spanish stress tests conducted by Oliver Wyman and Roland Berger came out with cheerful nes for those tracking the EUR100B “credit line” for Spanish banks with fiscal … Continue reading

June 21, 2012

Global moves: Spanish Bonos ‘outscore’ French BTANs and the Euro is at 1.26 again (Fixed Income Report)

French BTAN auctions for 2, 3 , 4 and 5 year s (bonds) were auctioned at a pride of the Euro price of 1.05% for the 4 year and the … Continue reading

June 21, 2012

Global moves: The Eurozone saga carries on with German non performance from Euro freeze

June 21, 2012

Global moves: Euro zone sputters ahead of big data tomorrow

IMF weights for BRICs are rising this year to the Top 10 contributors as Eurozone trade surpluses and economic capacities tread declines with the finality of a two decade long … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

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