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China under new leadership, Hoping for stimulus and other overdone themes of the age of ‘oversupply’ | China wins again!

Technically the entire 2011 and most of 2012 continues in a zone of oversupply for most base and industrial metals and as indian and indonesian IIPs and GDP data  just … Continue reading

August 9, 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

The Thursday Fed Update: Non revolving credit up, Canada and China step up to the plate

The Afternoon’s Consumer credit report from the Fed (G.19) had a double cause to cheer as Non revolving credit grew 7% on April 2011 to take the Consumer credit above … Continue reading

June 7, 2012

US Week Ahead – July 01, 2012 – July 07, 2012 – A Big Bang 4th of July indeed!

Ofcourse there will be much lower trading in Global markets as this is the 4th of July week bang in the midweek crowding out business events from the calendar. A … Continue reading

June 1, 2012

US Economy: It’s not so good after all? QE3 denied, the sub-par Jobs number could bite

A hint of QE can do amazing things for market sentiment. A bad jobs report could have indeed been a positive for the markets with QE3 rumors taking over but … Continue reading

April 9, 2012

London, London! Did you meet Cutts the Butcher? (UK Budget 2012)

Update: The Speech mentions a 7% deficit target for 2016 from 12% last year and a debt of GBP 98 bln in 2012/13 to 21 bln in 2015/16 as the … Continue reading

March 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

US Economy (EoD Review) : Sentiment upscaled again, S&P jittery at the peak

Mt. 14K is no tuntil December, and that is the only comfort one can draw from this week as the Consumer Comfort index kept creeping up and the January credit figures … Continue reading

March 8, 2012

US Economy: The Purchase Index couldn’t do it..but there is a lot of QE in the election year

Of course a nine day window for Greece to detail the austerity measures and then endless bouts of Dutch, Finnish parliament votes and German referendum to approve the package of … Continue reading

February 22, 2012

London, London! Where will the new round of QE go?

The Bank of England further added a tranche of $50 bln in QE even as the effect of new VAT on inflation tapers off, and theinfation rate came at 4.2% … Continue reading

February 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

London, London! Banking regulation aims to stay light?

Image by howzey via Flickr The new bank consumer law and the FSC as envisaged in the law passed today does put power back in the hands of government with the … Continue reading

January 28, 2012