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Category Archives: Global

US Morning Report: FOMC starts tomorrow, ECB will be buying bonds, Japan is ready to join the good guys

The honest to god assessment of Geithener’s meeting with Draghi and German Finance minister Schauble today or the ECB meeting on Wednesday is that US and Europe in a Coordinated … Continue reading

July 30, 2012

US Morning Report: Chinese want to buy Hawker Beechcraft, Bob Diamond does not want Barclays pay

Italy added 0.8% in Production on Month though still 6.9% down on year while France revised its may data downward to sho a net 3% degrowth on year and the … Continue reading

July 10, 2012

Was Osborne planning to nationalise Barclays?

July 4, 2012

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

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 Mid-Day report: The last Republican Primary, the new Finance Minister in India and Eurobonds

  The new European Banking Authority Meanwhile EU President Van Rompuy comprehensively watered down his recommendations but still put together the report suggesting a tighter fiscal union as cover for … Continue reading

June 26, 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

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