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The mid-week trend update (US Economy and Markets): European GDP, Housing starts on the upswing, PPI weakens further

Industrial production down 0.5%, Jobless claims back up at to 360k The Thursday Morning shocker from the Housing report was no reason for markets to worry about US economic recovery … Continue reading

May 16, 2013

US Morning report: It starts with a dull PMI and then, Jobless claims do not add up

It is mostly Global moves from across the  pond hurting this nation as euro data disappoints (The lowdown here) The MarkIt PMI hasn’t caught on the fancy of US Economists … Continue reading

June 21, 2012

US Week ahead: Greece may yet be undecided, FOMC, Housing Starts and that dropping PMI

Trade Balance data from Italy dropped $0.7B to a few millions in deficit as the Export markets in EU have held on month but are down 5% for the year … Continue reading

June 15, 2012

US Economy: A post-winter Housing recovery on board, S&P helps global cues

A battered set of global Financial markets were likely pleasantly surprised by US housing data after Europe could not hang on to gains in the afternoon. That means a better … Continue reading

May 16, 2012

India vs China : ( A likes comparison) Chinese inflation ticks down to 3.4%

While Indian inflation is likely to step out of the sub 7% mark on the wholesale levels to more than 8% following the retail index, Chinese inflation ticked up to … Continue reading

May 10, 2012

India FDI Report (2012)

India’a FDI process received a tremendous boost in March after $2 bln flows in January and February, itself a fair score were boosted to $8 bln for March even as … Continue reading

May 10, 2012

US Economy: Seriously, whose fault is it! ADP Payrolls jump only 120k, Chesapeake burnt and the Facebook IPO begins

ADP Payroll data put paid to all the anticipation for the Jobs report even as today’s Economic data seemed to resonate with the opening of markjets across the pond and … Continue reading

May 2, 2012

US Economy (The Week ahead): Come back another day…(April 29, 2012 – May 05, 2012)

Market Interest is hot while Economic data see saws confirmed the ceiling of the recovery for 2012 and spending cuts from the government get into action while Obama rides out … Continue reading

April 29, 2012

US Economy: Auction yields keep ticking up, yet good Demand

Whether there is QE or not, the exit of money out of bonds seem to be an undeniable fact as 3 month and 6 month auctions continued garnering interest at … Continue reading

April 10, 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

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