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February 14, 2012 Posted by
After months of drama, the leaders of Europe's leading financial institutions have finally (apparently) reached a deal with Greece's governing coalition which will impose further austerity measures on that country in exchange for a €130 billion bailout.
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January 10, 2012 Posted by
Now that 2012 is here, it is time to reflect on the past year’s many memorable events. How would we have survived without the drama of the Kardashian’s or the antics of Charlie Sheen? Does Donald Trump really have a chance to be the next President of the United States?
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January 05, 2012 Posted by
Corporations face an uncertain future in 2012. Even as the U.S. economy is showing signs of recovery, concerns about Europe and slowing growth in Asia call into question the strength and sustainability of the global economic recovery.
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November 15, 2011 Posted by
Europe is complex because it is comprised of 17 different countries. This might seem obvious, though begs the question why the European Union expects the rest of the world to view it as anything other than 17 different countries even if they do share one currency.
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October 13, 2011 Posted by
As the last quarter of the year begins, the financial markets again find themselves in turmoil. The problems in Europe continue to focus on the sovereign debt problems of its weaker member states.
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September 12, 2011 Posted by
The Swiss National Bank has said it would set a minimum exchange rate of 1.20 Swiss francs per euro and committed to sell unlimited amounts of Swiss francs to control how much the franc can gain. This measure is a last-resort response to contain the recent strong appreciation of the Swiss franc due to a huge influx of safe-haven-seeking capital into the currency ...
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August 08, 2011 Posted by
The accelerating rate of change in the deterioration of the global financial situation of the last three years was not anticipated by even the most seasoned forecasters. The scope and severity of the current financial dislocation has not been seen since the 1930’s.
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July 20, 2011 Posted by
Many investors consider gold to be the ultimate "safe haven" investment. Sure enough, following the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008, and through all the thick and thin since then (certainly more thick than thin), gold has delivered enviable returns...and, with much desired low volatility.
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July 11, 2011 Posted by
After weeks of negotiations it looks as if some temporary resolution to the Greek debt was found and the rating agencies seem to be onboard. The restructuring and rolling out of the debt will not be defined as a default, providing Greece access to another EUR 70 billion which should enable debt payments to be made.
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July 05, 2011 Posted by
The U.S. dollar's importance as a reserve currency has been declining for more than a decade. The highest percentage, 70.9 percent, was reached in 1999 as compared to the 2010 level of 61.4 percent. The value of the dollar, as measured by the Dollar Index (DXY), has declined over the same period.
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