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Tag Archives: Middle East

Ben Bernanke Speaks (Q&A , post FOMC 1430 hrs March 20, 2013)

A rather non conventional start to the presser with Ben Bernanke being cornered on how big the change in Employment situation and inflation would actually cause the Fed to reduced … Continue reading

March 20, 2013

US Week Ahead (July 08, 2012 – July 14, 2012): Consumer Credit, Trade Data and Global currency downtime

The Currency wars are yet on though, at this point with weak US data the Fed would not think of interrupting ( as it needs to raise more bonds) the … Continue reading

July 7, 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

Bank Results Season: Standard Chartered effectively neutralised in Asia? (Q1 2012)

The Temasek controversy apart ( Aside: This is not much of a controversy really, The investor wanted to hold $10 bln worth of Stan C shares and we assume and … Continue reading

May 2, 2012

JP Morgan’s New Derivatives for Trade Finance | Banking Insight

Trade Finance could be a new money spinner for banks as the business volumes of traditional products keep growing at more than 30%. For example China’s import bill alone is … Continue reading

April 10, 2012

US Economy: Global growth slowdown gets S&P, Brazil, Greece and the GOP candidates (Global Pre-markets Round up)

Super Tuesday was a much sombre affair though it seemed to be in different circles than the S&P worst one day crash that hit Tuesday early. With barely 200 delegates, … Continue reading

March 7, 2012

Bank Results Preview: Standard Chartered remains highly profitable in key markets

Again, with so much data at hand and so many gamechangers in play , all of HSBC, JP Morgan and the Emerging Markets Prince Standard Chartered would be posted in … Continue reading

February 29, 2012

Oil rises on Iran enriched fuel reports | War theatre Insight

The precious Oil Corridor in the St of Hormuz was again in focus as cut off Iranian supplies and prospects of Israeli turning aggressor on Iran increased in the last … Continue reading

February 24, 2012

Xi Jinping tries to revive the South China Sea phantom? | China Review & Insight

XI Jinping’s military background and his closeness to the PLA may have been brushed off, after talks yielded him a segue into the US military intentions questioning US’s new push … Continue reading

February 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

US Economy (EoD review) : More TIPS auctions, Trade Deficit

The Trade Deficit data for the US will be released in the next few hours with the Petroleum Deficit already $27.6 bln, non oil goods $34.8 bln and the Services … Continue reading

February 9, 2012 · 15 Comments