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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

US Morning Report: Healthcare Law makes it, Sun comes out in the East and the GDP grows 2%

JP Morgan’s woes aside ( The company reports on July 13 and the CDS are holding fine) Obama’s Affordable Care Act is through with the bench led by Chief Justice … Continue reading

June 28, 2012

US Morning Report: Futures flat, Euro offers no immediate panic

The Durable Goods report came through for US investors on the May data, with the overall Durable goods purchases growing 1.1% after a down/flat March and April. Year on Year … Continue reading

June 27, 2012

Global moves: Singapore production outshines, Dollar retreat from Asia begins?

The Singapore Dollar has come back from below $1.2650 to above $1.28 to the US Dollar in the last 5 days as the Asian currencies have given to the US … Continue reading

June 26, 2012

US Economy: So Korea adjusts for higher Inflation, lower Growth

Korean consumer confidence was above 100 but at a three month low as it fell from 105 in May to 101 in June and the Central Bank reported ahigher 3.7% … Continue reading

June 25, 2012

Global moves: Oil revives global economics, India leads, Asia follows (Draft)

Brent below $90 brings with it a despondent stock market globally on abysmal production and services data for June across China, Europe and even USA. However, with OPEC keeping up … Continue reading

June 22, 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

A $16.2B inspired Walgreens snags Boots | The Deal Economy

This Draft was no different with Boots CEO Pessina managing to land a third of the 8% Walgreens equity swapped in exchange for this all share deal. the 8% equity … Continue reading

June 19, 2012

China Trade Data and Economic lead points to longer term health | China Insight

In an asymmetrical economic miracle such as China the Dollar’s strengthening has already led to a 6.36 rate to the Dollar contrary to expectations of continuing depreciation to the Dollar. … Continue reading

June 11, 2012

Friday Book Recommendation: A recent masterpiece on Trading strategies

If your are not up for a weekend on your Kindle with Tadas Vidaska’ Blog and Book “Abnormal Returns” (right image and link) which looks headed in the right direction … Continue reading

June 2, 2012

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