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US Economy: Jobless Claims 351K, RBS posts Insurance Profits | Econo Review & Insight

RBS posted gross profits of GBP 1.3 bln from its insurance on GBP 4 bln in Gross premium even as 2011 revenue fell an expected 13% to GBP 28 bln, … Continue reading

February 23, 2012

Francs say adieu | Insight Europe

The last exchange rate for French Francs (FRF) = 6.605 is still valid as Banque de Fraance is changinf Francs for the last time today, many people holding on to … Continue reading

February 17, 2012

US Economy: Jobless claims take a dip, Whitehouse sneaks a 8% number

Though the jobless claims will keep falling thru the year at a slow rate teh whitehouse sneaked an optimistic piece of data oto keep the fragile recovery on rails, saying … Continue reading

February 9, 2012 · 11 Comments

The retail lifestyle champions vs the also rans: The Graphic before the next bottle of Coke

The beating expectations game does not interest us, but coke’s successfully swamping of Pepsi in North America does. The rest after the transcripts are all spell proofed and we have … Continue reading

February 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

US Economy: Apparently it’s Spring already!

While the 3 month and 6 month auctions went by with a 4.5 x coverage and slightly higher coupons ( which would have been welcome at the Fed ) the … Continue reading

February 7, 2012 · 3 Comments

BoE, ECB decide not to QE3

BoE stayed with its original plan and ECB is unlikely to rock the boat but both subject to extreme discussions on adding $400 bln each in new QE. BoE has … Continue reading

January 12, 2012

The retail lifestyle champions: Coke reports super normal profits

The American pioneering spirit refuses to be cowed down by national boundaries and inflation worries. Coke for example, one of our permanent mainstays at Advantage zyaada clocked another couple of … Continue reading

February 9, 2011 · 1 Comment