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US Morning Report : Current Account Deficit stays at 2011 levels, futures trade up

After the full year 2011 Current Account Deficit reported a $473 B in March, today’s data for Q1 remains a large $132 B and apparently it does not hurt the … Continue reading

June 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

US Economy: The GDP number is a round 3% (Here’s what’s happening in the World Tonight, Ray B., San Diego)

Markets will of course be happy in an otherwise dull week that the GDP report has not thrown any negative surprises, and forget any planned surprises like yesterday’s Reuters report … Continue reading

March 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

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

China in Brazil: Moving beyond resources: CCB makes a purchase in Brazil

A gameplan for resource based Economies After China completed the purchase of Standard Bank in LatAm(ICBC pending shareholder approval), we indicated a hope that this was in response to oversaturated … Continue reading

December 4, 2011 · 8 Comments

The European Sovereign Debt Crisis: The Euro to sing BRIC haven?

In a twist on Tuesday’ stales, Wednesday opened with another resounding thud for the Euro as China’s Wen rebuffed by the Eurozone administrators for seeking “Market Economy” status apparently reiterated … Continue reading

September 14, 2011 · 1 Comment

China steps out of the plate | The US downgrade

Let me start off on the backfoot with a block. Though S&P just did what was inevitable given the fast ramp up in US debt, its actions were retrograde given … Continue reading

August 8, 2011 · 1 Comment

JP Morgan not planning to be left behind? | Advantage 'zyaada'

In a late late awakening, with Mike Cavanagh of WaMu and Bear Stearns fame grabbing the chair in fixed income, JP Morgan is finally ready to roll overseas. Currently, Jamie … Continue reading

June 23, 2010 · 3 Comments

The teen summers for the Economy? | Advantage Lifestyle

It’s like you have forgotten your own language, English and are struggling to find words, it’s that big a change from the last decade..Is it that Australia is claiming an … Continue reading

February 21, 2010

A new Energy Flow map for the world

Do you realize that Saudi oil traffic to US has dropped by over 25% in the last year. It is not only the recession, as the lower price by OPEC … Continue reading

February 18, 2010 · 3 Comments

Russian Banks get into the act

Russians step in a big way to track out of the current depression probably emboldened by their presence on social media like facebook and social gaming. In a bid to … Continue reading

December 24, 2009