Archived Commentaries

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08/01/2014 - News Briefs - August 1, 2014
07/29/2014 - News Briefs - July 29, 2014
07/25/2014 - News Briefs - July 25, 2014
07/22/2014 - BIS chief
07/22/2014 - Canadian exports - detailed vs. broad statistics!
07/22/2014 - Financial adviser returns?
07/22/2014 - Other News - July 22, 2014
07/10/2014 - China continued economic influence
07/10/2014 - Eurozone updates!
07/10/2014 - Inflation - Are you jumping on board?
07/10/2014 - Social issues - and smartphones
07/08/2014 - Algorithmic trading - changing the markets
07/08/2014 - Business valuation in uncertain times!
07/08/2014 - Globalization and economic theory!
07/08/2014 - United Kingdom economy
06/26/2014 - More on China - robotics!
06/26/2014 - Germany's gold?
06/26/2014 - U.S. incomes, savings and house prices!
06/26/2014 - U.S. Q1 2014 GDP adjustment - its importance?
06/25/2014 - Coal - can we do without it?
06/25/2014 - Financial markets and boiling frogs?
06/25/2014 - On the margin?
06/25/2014 - What's going on in the world!
06/24/2014 - China: evidence of underlying problems?
06/24/2014 - Fossil fuels - read oil
06/24/2014 - Is current economic system "pure fiction"?
06/24/2014 - Shadow banking - good video!
06/23/2014 - China upcoming financial crisis?
06/23/2014 - Financial markets - short-term responses!
06/23/2014 - Mandarin speakers
06/23/2014 - U.S. employment to population ratio
06/04/2014 - End game - and derivatives?
06/04/2014 - Manufacturing employment: Driven by labor rates?
06/04/2014 - Recovery, or postponement?
06/02/2014 - Business transition (succession) book
06/02/2014 - China's PMI
06/02/2014 - China's Service Sector: Foreign investment
06/02/2014 - Tanzania: Country risk example
04/17/2014 - China: Slowing economy?
04/17/2014 - Europe: inflation - coming disinflation?
04/17/2014 - Janet Yellen yesterday
04/15/2014 - Join relevant new LinkedIn Groups
04/15/2014 - Today's economic and markets news
04/15/2014 - News yesterday: China, European Union
04/11/2014 - Chicago middle class
04/11/2014 - China - growth and other concerns
04/10/2014 - China as U.S. competitor
04/10/2014 - Lowflation
04/10/2014 - U.S. population demographics
04/09/2014 - Euro zone PMI
04/09/2014 - IMF's Lagarde and the "new normal"
04/09/2014 - Stock and high frequency trading
03/20/2014 - Federal Reserve - March 19
03/20/2014 - Germany: EU bailout fund
03/20/2014 - Russian sanctions
03/19/2014 - Economic Growth: Bank of Canada Governor
03/19/2014 - U.S. Treasuries Fire-sale?
03/12/2014 - China
03/12/2014 - Headlines again, Greece, Spain
02/28/2014 - Spain
02/28/2014 - Venezuela
02/21/2014 - France, Greece, Ukraine
02/21/2014 - German Constitutional Court
02/19/2014 - Shadow banking, bank stress tests
02/19/2014 - U.S. household debt
02/18/2014 - China, Spain
02/18/2014 - U.S. retail sales
02/12/2014 - German court deferral
02/11/2014 - Equity markets
02/07/2014 - Commentaries - fewer these days
02/07/2014 - Consider giving your head a shake
02/04/2014 - European banks
02/04/2014 - More on China banking
02/04/2014 - Portugal - and Spain?
01/30/2014 - China: Shadow banking and financial reform
01/30/2014 - Federal Reserve and tapering
01/25/2014 - Accounting firms and China disclosure
01/25/2014 - Cyber Attacks?
01/25/2014 - Globalization and inequities
01/23/2014 - China?
01/23/2014 - European banks
01/18/2014 - China update
01/17/2014 - World oil supply, demand and price
01/16/2014 - Fracking: good simple summary
01/16/2014 - Technology and employment
01/15/2014 - Canada: Employment and business outlook
01/15/2014 - France, Germany, eurozone trade
01/11/2014 - China total debt to GDP
01/11/2014 - Yesterday's U.S. jobs report and the Fed
01/10/2014 - Spain banks - on the mend?
01/10/2014 - United Kingdom: Quarterly reporting rule
01/09/2014 - Chinese investment in international ports
01/09/2014 - Europe and the eurozone in 2014
01/09/2014 - U.S. trade deficit - again
01/08/2014 - More on Federal Reserve tapering
01/08/2014 - Surprise, surprise - U.S. jobless extension
01/08/2014 - U.S. bubble risks?
01/07/2014 - Ben Bernanke's January 3 swan song
01/07/2014 - U.S. unemployment benefits
12/21/2013 - Portugal and Spain
12/21/2013 - U.S. unemployment
12/20/2013 - European Union credit downgrade
12/20/2013 - U.S. "Inform Act"
12/19/2013 - Federal Reserve tapers by 12%
12/18/2013 - Corporate earnings and financial markets
12/17/2013 - Company share buybacks
12/17/2013 - European Union trade surpluses - U.S. trade deficits
12/14/2013 - Tapering, Mark Carney on shadow banking
12/13/2013 - An uncertain world?
12/11/2013 - U.S. mini-budget deal
12/11/2013 - Volcker rule approved
12/07/2013 - Yesterday's U.S. jobs report, curious and interesting!
12/06/2013 - Economic success or failure - a process or an event
12/06/2013 - Mining: The bigger picture
12/05/2013 - Detroit - precedent setting bankruptcy ruling?
12/05/2013 - Morgan Stanley on global growth
12/04/2013 - U.S. housing - is Wall Street making a difference
12/03/2013 - Elephant in the financial markets room?
12/03/2013 - U.S. unemployment benefits, too big to fail, sub-prime penalties
11/30/2013 - China's African (and other strategic) investments
11/29/2013 - Eurozone bank stress test demands
11/29/2013 - Netherlands: Credit rating downgrade
11/28/2013 - Developed economies and quantitative easing
11/28/2013 - News stories?
11/27/2013 - Unemployment and technology
11/26/2013 - Shale oil economics once again
11/26/2013 - U.S. consumer confidence index
11/22/2013 - Bernanke speech - November 19
11/22/2013 - Federal Reserve: Latest meeting minutes
11/21/2013 - JP Morgan Settlement - Overview and commentary
11/21/2013 - U.S. or China: Current strongest economy?
11/20/2013 - Company revenues and margins - questions?
11/20/2013 - Forecasting success of Federal Reserve policymakers
11/19/2013 - JP Morgan: Further settlement
11/19/2013 - QE and the financial markets
11/16/2013 - More on Europe's youth unemployment problems
11/16/2013 - World Economic Forum: 2014 outlook
11/15/2013 - Global GDP growth
11/15/2013 - Janet Yellen's testimony yesterday
11/15/2013 - Moody's downgrades four U.S. investment banks
11/14/2013 - Janet Yellen: Confirmation hearing today
11/14/2013 - Thinking better - Beyond the headlines, investor/trader differentiator
11/13/2013 - Major U.S. Cities: Which is next?
11/12/2013 - U.S. Financial Markets: You decide
11/08/2013 - France: Economy and S&P downgrade
11/07/2013 - British Columbia: Yuan bond issue
11/07/2013 - Infrastructure: Does the U.S. have a problem
11/06/2013 - China: Strategic investments infographic
11/05/2013 - Defined Benefit Pension Plans: Underfunding
11/05/2013 - Long-term Investors: Are they largely extinct
11/02/2013 - Food Stamps: U.S. Congressional cut-back
11/02/2013 - World economy: Five charts to think about
11/01/2013 - Europe: Markets disconnected with reality?
11/01/2013 - Financial Markets: And liquidity
10/31/2013 - Brief commentaries on News today
10/31/2013 - Federal Reserve: October 30 release
10/30/2013 - Fiduciaries Bill: Are U.S. politicians kidding?
10/25/2013 - Consumer and manufacturer confidence
10/25/2013 - Spain: Out of recession and improving unemployment?
10/24/2013 - Euro zone upcoming bank asset review
10/24/2013 - United Kingdom: And elsewhere - retiree employment
10/23/2013 - High-Frequency trading history graphic
10/23/2013 - U.S. Unemployment: A flawed statistic?
10/22/2013 - Economic Growth: Less is less
10/22/2013 - Spain: Is realism trumping hope?
10/19/2013 - Good World Debt Interactive Graphic
10/19/2013 - Quarterly GDP Reports: How meaningful?
10/18/2013 - United Kingdom: China nuclear power deal
10/18/2013 - U.S. Credit Downgrade: Chinese rating agency
10/17/2013 - Debt Ceiling Postponement
10/17/2013 - Fitch: "Ratings Watch Negative"
10/17/2013 - New York Federal Reserve: Interesting story
10/16/2013 - Budget and Debt Ceiling: Is calamity nearing?
10/16/2013 - Mark-to-Market: About to hit home?
10/15/2013 - Banks: Interesting mark-to-market comment
10/15/2013 - Spanish Banks: Storm clouds darkening?
10/15/2013 - U.S. Treasuries: Foreign ownership
10/14/2013 - U.S. Policies: China editorial
10/12/2013 - Ontario and Quebec: Auto industry and other
10/12/2013 - U.S. Debt Ceiling: Party-on scenario
10/11/2013 - U.S. Default: Scenarios and consequences
10/10/2013 - U.S. Federal Reserve: Yellen appointment
10/09/2013 - IMF: Revised world 2013 economic growth
10/09/2013 - U.S. Treasuries: Recent price movement
10/04/2013 - European Union: Unemployment
10/03/2013 - United States: Federal Government shutdown
09/28/2013 - Normandy: WWII history - euro zone commentary
09/27/2013 - U.S. Debt Ceiling: Old news dusted off!
09/25/2013 - Canada: Blackberry and the Failure of Corporate Culture
09/24/2013 - European Youth: Economic knowledge and street-smarts
09/20/2013 - JPMorgan Chase: What does "fine" mean?
09/20/2013 - Spain: To meet 2013 budget target - unlikely!
09/19/2013 - Federal Reserve: Yesterday's "nothing proclamation"
09/18/2013 - Financial Markets: Dichotomous - and price-earnings ratios
09/17/2013 - Financial Advisors: And fiduciary duty
09/17/2013 - Syria: Really smart or really lucky?
09/14/2013 - United States: Consumers, spending and the Fed
09/13/2013 - September 13: Summary commentaries
09/13/2013 - United Kingdom: Banks under-capitalized?
09/12/2013 - Eurozone: Continuing uncertainty
09/12/2013 - Eurozone: PMI's and PMI's generally
09/12/2013 - Interactive Map: Is your economy improving?
09/11/2013 - China Growth: Schizophrenic bank forecasting
09/11/2013 - Italy: Bank bad debts increase
09/10/2013 - Mixed Messages: Cross-pollinating media content
09/10/2013 - United States: Changed employment by age after 2007
09/09/2013 - Japan: To increase military spending
09/09/2013 - Portugal: Court decision consequences?
09/09/2013 - U.S. Employment: Focus on reporting adjustments
09/08/2013 - Syria: Possible oil and other consequences
09/07/2013 - China: Strategic oil and gas acquisition
09/07/2013 - United States: Jobs report and tapering
09/06/2013 - Banks: And leverage
09/06/2013 - Financial Markets: And the Fed and good news
09/06/2013 - United States: Today's jobs report
09/05/2013 - Syria: What does it all mean?
09/04/2013 - Slow News Day: The value of news filters and context
09/03/2013 - Central Banks: Which piper do they listen to?
09/02/2013 - Detroit: Must read, sign of times?
09/02/2013 - United Kingdom: High streets decline
09/01/2013 - China: Steel industry issues?
09/01/2013 - Financial Markets - Analyst recommendations
08/31/2013 - Macro Summary: El-Erian speaks - read and think!
08/31/2013 - China: Banks express concerns
08/31/2013 - Italian Banks: Banca Marche in special administration
08/30/2013 - Banks: Only with high risk comes high reward!
08/30/2013 - United States: Q2 GDP growth and uncertainty
08/29/2013 - Brazil: Worth being aware of
08/28/2013 - India: Rapid drop in rupee exchange rate!
08/28/2013 - United States: The Debt Ceiling Again
08/27/2013 - Fracking: Future reality or fantasy?
08/26/2013 - China: Too early to tell
08/26/2013 - Employment: Future required work skills
08/25/2013 - Britain's Mark Carney: Low interest guidance
08/25/2013 - Easy Money Policies: Central banker confusion
08/25/2013 - Globalization: And team play
08/24/2013 - Easy Money: Consequences of "tapering"
08/23/2013 - Banks: Interesting dichotomy
08/23/2013 - United States: Jobs "recovery from recession", by state
08/23/2013 - United States: Potential Manufacturing Job Recovery?
08/22/2013 - Federal Reserve: What to do?
08/22/2013 - United States: Full-time employee - social security beneficiary ratio
08/21/2013 - Bank Deposit Levies: Coming to you next?
08/21/2013 - Gold Mining: Operating Costs!
08/21/2013 - Shale Oil: Yet another negative write-up
08/20/2013 - Federal Reserve: Crack in bank stress tests?
08/20/2013 - Financial Markets: GDP growth
08/20/2013 - United States - Structural unemployment or not?
08/19/2013 - Financial markets: An article worth thinking about
08/19/2013 - Spain: Increase in banks bad loan ratio
08/19/2013 - United States: Bernanke civil suit testimony?
08/16/2013 - China: Overstated GDP?
08/16/2013 - Gold: Paulson fund halves holding
08/16/2013 - United States: Retail earnings
08/14/2013 - Eurozone: GDP growth
08/14/2013 - Oil: U.S. self-sufficiency elusive!
08/13/2013 - China: Infrastructure Spend Infographic
08/13/2013 - Eurozone: Ongoing debate
08/13/2013 - Shale Oil: A worth-while read
08/12/2013 - China: Prospective GDP growth
08/12/2013 - Greece: Good News and Bad News
08/11/2013 - Gold: Demand Changes?
08/10/2013 - Greece: Unemployment!
08/10/2013 - Spain: Bank exposure to Portugal sovereign debt
08/10/2013 - Quadrillion: Japan national debt
08/07/2013 - United States: Excellent article on unemployment
08/07/2013 - Fracking: Energy Independence?
08/07/2013 - Future Predictors: Small Satellites
08/06/2013 - China: Manufacturing dominance statistics
08/06/2013 - Derivatives: An article to think on!
08/06/2013 - Emerging Markets: Stall in output?
08/05/2013 - France: Unlikely to be going anywhere fast!
08/05/2013 - China: Inviting foreign infrastructure investment
08/03/2013 - International Cooperation: What does 'Snowden' tell us?
08/03/2013 - Turkeys: An analogy worth thinking about
08/02/2013 - Shale Oil: Shell Oil reports
07/31/2013 - Manufacturing: 3D Printing, Networks and Innovation
07/30/2013 - China: More on debt audit!
07/30/2013 - Deutsche Bank: In the news once again!
07/29/2013 - Banks: Dividend increases?
07/29/2013 - Italy: Is bankruptcy in its future?
07/29/2013 - Shale Oil: Economics lesson!
07/28/2013 - Banks: Capital requirements
07/28/2013 - China: Government debt audit!
07/28/2013 - Food & Water: Watch this video!
07/27/2013 - Corporate Earnings: A circular problem!
07/27/2013 - United States: On the edge!
07/26/2013 - Eurozone: Turning the economic corner? Unlikely!
07/26/2013 - United Kingdom: Economy, where from here?
07/26/2013 - United States: Best article on unemployment in months
07/25/2013 - China: More on GDP growth slowdown
07/25/2013 - Spain: Unemployment drops, instant economic improvement report?
07/25/2013 - United States: More municipal bankruptcies to come?
07/23/2013 - China: President on economic reform
07/23/2013 - Spain: 'Cracks' arising from mark-to-market rule changes?
07/22/2013 - Deutsche Bank: Someone needs to give their head a shake
07/21/2013 - United Kingdom: Banking proposals ignored
07/21/2013 - United States: Unemployment statistics
07/20/2013 - G20 Meeting: Up with growth, down with austerity
07/20/2013 - Commodities: U.S. Federal Reserve bank participation
07/19/2013 - United States: Detroit as a precedent
07/18/2013 - China: Privately developed economic statistics
07/17/2013 - United States: Mr. Bernanke once again
07/17/2013 - Banks: German (and other) bank risk
07/17/2013 - China: Growth slowdown explained
07/05/2013 - Financial Markets: An arithmetic exercise
07/05/2013 - Disruptive Technologies: McKinsey study
07/03/2013 - Eurozone: Greece, Portugal, etc., etc.
07/03/2013 - Germany: Deutsche Bank undercapitalized?
07/03/2013 - Global Economy: Benchmark and other losses
07/03/2013 - Italy: Bail-out pending?
07/03/2013 - United Kingdom: Banking Commission findings!
07/03/2013 - United States: GDP Q1 downward revision
07/01/2013 - China and Eurozone: Early June PMI readings
07/01/2013 - Greece: Continuing problems
06/29/2013 - European Union: Agreement on bank bail-in contributors
06/25/2013 - Currencies: China and United Kingdom
06/25/2013 - European Union: Bank rescues
06/25/2013 - Federal Reserve: Where from here?
06/25/2013 - France: Meaningful statement?
06/25/2013 - Spain: Escalating difficulties?
06/19/2013 - Paid Subscriber Survey Results
06/19/2013 - Brazil: Mining royalty tax
06/19/2013 - Chile: Mining costs
06/19/2013 - Extractive Industries: Increasing transparency pressure
06/19/2013 - Financial Markets: Current Rational Exuberance?
06/17/2013 - Survey Results
06/17/2013 - China: Credit bubble?
06/17/2013 - HFT Firms: Margin squeeze
06/17/2013 - IMF: 'Ill-designed' U.S. budget cuts?
06/17/2013 - Spain: Public debt at record level
06/14/2013 - Accounting Firms: Boutique bank acquisition
06/14/2013 - Banks: Profiting from trading
06/14/2013 - Financial Markets: HFT in milliseconds
06/14/2013 - Resources: South Africa resources law
06/14/2013 - United States: Housing market
06/13/2013 - Canada: Mackenzie River Basin
06/13/2013 - Currency Markets: Rigged or not?
06/13/2013 - Financial Markets: More on fairness
06/13/2013 - Financial Markets: Q2 negative guidance
06/13/2013 - Gerard Sekoto: African artist
06/13/2013 - World Bank: Forecasts and comments
06/10/2013 - Brazil: S&P downgrade, economic deterioration
06/10/2013 - Europe: Bank deposits
06/10/2013 - European Central Bank: "Whatever it takes" challenge
06/10/2013 - Eurozone: Cyprus, France and Italy
06/10/2013 - Portugal: Spending cuts, structural issues
06/07/2013 - Economists: Can they be trusted?
06/07/2013 - Europe: Financial trading tax
06/07/2013 - Latvia: To be newest eurozone member
06/07/2013 - Resource Extraction: Water due diligence
06/06/2013 - Gold: Roubini's current views
06/06/2013 - Inflation: Analysis of its impacts
06/06/2013 - Lagarde: Toward a 'full-speed' global economy
06/06/2013 - Smithfield Foods: More on Chinese bid
05/31/2013 - Banks: Derivatives, lobbyist influence, 'too big to fail'
05/31/2013 - Eurozone: Keep it 'top of mind'
05/31/2013 - Federal Reserve: Real worry is deflation!
05/31/2013 - United States: Retailers and consumers
05/31/2013 - United States: China and U.S. food supply/distribution
05/30/2013 - China Company Audits: Agreement on access?
05/30/2013 - Currencies and Gold: Rickards and Kaiser
05/30/2013 - Germany: Cheap loans to Spain
05/30/2013 - Hussman: Not in Kansas anymore
05/30/2013 - OECD: Economic Outlook May 2013
05/23/2013 - Bernanke - Yesterday's congressional address
05/15/2013 - Austerity: And the IMF
05/15/2013 - France and Italy: In recession
05/15/2013 - North America: Agriculture - bees and bats
05/15/2013 - World: Debt to GDP
05/13/2013 - Bernanke: Friday speech
05/13/2013 - IMF: April 'fiscal monitor' report
05/13/2013 - United States: Budget surplus and ceiling
05/13/2013 - U.S. Banks: Credit ratings
05/08/2013 - Deposit Confiscation: Can it happen here?
05/08/2013 - Europe: Picture quiz
05/08/2013 - Eurozone: Financial transactions tax
05/08/2013 - Financial Markets: Interest rate swaps
05/06/2013 - China: Slowing economy?
05/06/2013 - Eurozone: Austerity, Euro, France
05/06/2013 - Financial Markets: What should investors do?
05/06/2013 - Portugal: Public sector jobs, etc.
05/01/2013 - Car Loans: Postponement strategy
05/01/2013 - Earnings Season: Tread with caution
05/01/2013 - Economy: In today's news
05/01/2013 - United States: Q1 2013 GDP
05/01/2013 - Zimbabwe: Non-compensatory takings
04/25/2013 - Banks: Too big to fail
04/25/2013 - Europe: Spain, United Kingdom
04/25/2013 - Financial Markets: A very big deal
04/25/2013 - Infrastructure: Problematic
04/25/2013 - United States: Shadow economy
04/22/2013 - Austerity/Growth: "We're not in Kansas anymore"
04/22/2013 - Financial Markets: Investors and traders
04/22/2013 - France: China currency swap line
04/22/2013 - Mexico: 4% mining royalty tax
04/22/2013 - World: Recession update
04/18/2013 - Eurozone: Contagion risk!
04/18/2013 - Eurozone: Poland and Romania?
04/18/2013 - IMF: Eurozone corporate debt - global report
04/18/2013 - Unemployment: And job vacancies
04/15/2013 - China: 2012 GDP growth
04/15/2013 - Gold: Friday's (and Today's) price drop
04/15/2013 - Portugal: Former PM on Portugal debt
04/15/2013 - United States: Retail sales and consumer confidence
04/10/2013 - France: Important update?
04/10/2013 - Gold: Junior explorers and developers
04/10/2013 - Portugal: Court blocks austerity
04/10/2013 - United States: Bank stress tests
04/10/2013 - Water: Looming scarcity by geography
04/05/2013 - 4D Printing: Very interesting Video
04/05/2013 - Experts: Rely on foxes!
04/05/2013 - Germany: Deutsche Bank derivatives audit
04/05/2013 - Technology: And jobs generally
04/05/2013 - United States: Jobs, trade deficit, and transfer pricing
04/05/2013 - World: Dangerous travel destinations
04/03/2013 - Australia/China: Direct currency conversion
04/03/2013 - Canada: BC sales tax change - company impact
04/03/2013 - Gold: Resource sectors challenges/opportunities
04/03/2013 - The Netherlands: An economy in trouble?
03/28/2013 - Cyprus: A precedent?
03/28/2013 - Financial Markets: Canaries and coal mines?
03/28/2013 - Gold (and Silver): Where from here?
03/28/2013 - Spain: Bank and economic update!
03/26/2013 - Big Oil: Why in North American Shale Plays?
03/26/2013 - Cyprus: Commentary on last minute bailout deal
03/26/2013 - Slovenia: The importance of growth!
03/26/2013 - United States: IMF 2013 growth forecast
03/20/2013 - Financial Markets: Rogers and Roubini
03/20/2013 - Gold Stocks: The hidden assumption
03/20/2013 - Greenland: Worth watching?
03/20/2013 - United States: Bubbles - and not gold?
03/17/2013 - Cyprus: Bank deposit levy - how important?
03/14/2013 - European Union: Updates
03/14/2013 - Silver: Will industrial uses increase significantly
03/14/2013 - United Kingdom: Triple dip recession?
03/12/2013 - China: Uneven economic recovery
03/12/2013 - Manufacturing: 3D printing - a disruptive technology?
03/12/2013 - Roubini: Italy and the United States
03/07/2013 - Germany: Key to world economy?
03/07/2013 - Mining: Capital constraints!
03/07/2013 - Mining: Country risk
03/07/2013 - United States: Manufacturing Jobs %
03/07/2013 - United States: What, me worry?
03/05/2013 - Globalization: A good or bad thing?
03/05/2013 - Greece: Corporate and Consumer Loans
03/05/2013 - Manufacturing: 3D printing video
03/05/2013 - Manufacturing: Coming 3rd Industrial Revolution?
03/05/2013 - United States: A sort-of Grover Norquist
03/02/2013 - U.S.: Sequester and negative economics?
03/01/2013 - Europe: Unemployment
03/01/2013 - Financial Markets: How reactive to short-term news!
03/01/2013 - Shale Oil & Gas: A fatally flawed miracle
03/01/2013 - United States: Automatic budget cuts
02/28/2013 - Canada Takeovers: Extended poison pills?
02/28/2013 - China: Competitive developments
02/28/2013 - False Dichotomy: Mainstream vs. 'doomers'
02/28/2013 - Mining: Strategic acquisitions
02/28/2013 - Spain: Q4 GDP decline
02/26/2013 - Corporate: Recent mining company writedowns
02/26/2013 - Italy: Election results spell trouble ahead
02/26/2013 - Slovenia: Headed toward bailout?
02/25/2013 - European Union: Transaction tax
02/25/2013 - Mining: Enhanced risks require higher rewards
02/25/2013 - United Kingdom: Sovereign debt downgrade
02/25/2013 - United States: Economy - broken?
02/22/2013 - Banks - wobbly?
02/22/2013 - Eurozone: 2013 GDP forecast updates
02/22/2013 - France: Spending freezes to meet EU targets
02/22/2013 - United States: Retirees - financial decline
02/21/2013 - Gold: More on the risk-free gold price
02/21/2013 - Addendum: To commentary yesterday on U.S. Sustainable Growth
02/21/2013 - Argentina: Government to subsidize natural gas prices
02/21/2013 - France: The eurozone's biggest problem?
02/21/2013 - United Kingdom: Quantitative easing and inflation
02/20/2013 - Italy: Election concerns
02/20/2013 - Spain: An unwanted event
02/20/2013 - United Kingdom: Banks - market-to-market issues?
02/20/2013 - United States: China central bank on the U.S.$
02/20/2013 - United States: Sustainable growth, go-forward scenarios, most likely?
02/19/2013 - Manufacturing: 3D Printing and economic change
02/19/2013 - Credit downgrade: Moody's downgrades McGraw-Hill (and S&P)
02/19/2013 - G20 Meeting: Currency war, deficit cutting
02/19/2013 - Manufacturing: 2012 statistics
02/19/2013 - Spain/Portugal - Protest marches
02/14/2013 - China: Now largest trading nation
02/14/2013 - Europe/United States - Free Trade Agreement?
02/13/2013 - United States: State of The Union Address
02/13/2013 - Silver Wheaton: Important transaction/interesting business model
02/13/2013 - United States: VAT as a manufacturing decline remedy?
02/12/2013 - Financial Markets: High frequency forecasting
02/12/2013 - IMF: Forward commitment capacity
02/12/2013 - United States: State of The Union - Unemployment - headed where?
02/11/2013 - United Kingdom: Growth, business confidence
02/11/2013 - United States: Federal deficit musing
02/11/2013 - United States: Trade deficit - December and 2012
02/08/2013 - Automation: Tomorrow's manufacturing?
02/08/2013 - Ireland: New debt deal
02/08/2013 - Resources: Producer and consumer countries at odds
02/07/2013 - Financial Markets: Credit versus equity returns - and risk
02/07/2013 - Growth: In the context of share price
02/07/2013 - Ireland: Restructure of bail-out debt?
02/06/2013 - Credit Rating Agencies: A pox on your 'credit rating' house
02/06/2013 - Mongolia: Proposed mining law
02/06/2013 - United States: Debt ceiling fight deferred
02/06/2013 - United States: Hand to mouth living
02/04/2013 - Argentina: IMF on inflation and censure
02/04/2013 - Financial Markets: Rush to equities by small investors?
02/04/2013 - Spain: Economic update, corruption charges, bank profits
02/04/2013 - The Netherlands: Bank nationalization
02/01/2013 - Australia: Economy overview
02/01/2013 - Europe: Auto sales and manufacturing
02/01/2013 - Portugal: Citizenry and financial markets seem at odds
02/01/2013 - United States: America in decline - wrong question?
02/01/2013 - United States: Personal incomes
01/31/2013 - Currency War: Coming to you soon?
01/31/2013 - Europe - Gold - Societal breakdown
01/31/2013 - Risk: Conflicted news reports and economic estimates
01/31/2013 - United States: Federal Reserve release January 30
01/31/2013 - United States: Q4 2012 GDP
01/29/2013 - Canada: Canadian bank credit downgrades
01/29/2013 - France: 'Totally bankrupt comment' by politician
01/29/2013 - United States (and elsewhere): Understated Inflation statistics?
01/28/2013 - European Central Bank: Eurozone banks to repay portion of emergency loans
01/28/2013 - U.S. Financial Markets: Back to pre-crisis highs!
01/28/2013 - Italy: Italy's oldest bank 'bailed-out'
01/28/2013 - Spain: Government aid to long-term jobless
01/28/2013 - United Kingdom: Q4 GDP negative
01/28/2013 - United States: Manufacturing data confusion
01/24/2013 - Global Unemployment: Shocking if true
01/24/2013 - Italy: Balanced 2013 federal budget?
01/24/2013 - Spain: Spanish youth unemployment
01/24/2013 - World Economy: The only certainty is uncertainty!
01/23/2013 - Canada: Minerals and metals exploration spending
01/23/2013 - Corporate Governance: A deal that's going to get bigger
01/23/2013 - Growth: The trillion dollar question
01/23/2013 - United Kingdom: House prices recover, houses for sale increases
01/22/2013 - Currencies: Currency war risk?
01/22/2013 - Junior Mining: Don't underestimate the importance of cash
01/22/2013 - United States: Oil imports summary
01/21/2013 - China: Caterpillar accounting issue
01/21/2013 - China: R&D spending 2012 and ...
01/21/2013 - Spain: Non-performing (bad) bank loans increase
01/21/2013 - United States: Could the Federal Reserve 'miss twice'?
01/18/2013 - China: Slowest growth in 13 years
01/18/2013 - Columbia: Update on 'wilderness park mining'
01/18/2013 - Eurozone: Declining house prices
01/17/2013 - Oil & Gas: BP CEO on peak oil and U.S. energy independence
01/17/2013 - Gold: 50 gram gold 'chocolate bars'
01/16/2013 - United States: The Illusion of U.S. Energy Independence
01/16/2013 - Daily News Feature: Save time in your busy day
01/16/2013 - Eurozone: German and Spain banks
01/16/2013 - Gold: Germany repatriation
01/16/2013 - Silver: Manipulation case dismissed
01/16/2013 - United Kingdom: Retailer distress
01/16/2013 - United States: Debt ceiling, credit rating
01/15/2013 - New Website: Introducing EconomicStraightTalk.com
01/15/2013 - Gold: The risk premium inherent in gold prices
01/15/2013 - Canada: Net trade deficit rises, concerns ought to rise
01/15/2013 - Germany: Q4 2012 GDP contracts
01/15/2013 - South Africa: Platinum mines mothballed
01/14/2013 - Economic Growth: Credit Suisse's 2013 growth forecasts
01/14/2013 - Madagascar: Protesters and country risk
01/14/2013 - Mining: Equity Financing Overview
01/14/2013 - Spain: Industrial production suffers in November
01/14/2013 - United Kingdom: Q4 2012 GDP
01/14/2013 - United States: November net trade deficit higher
01/14/2013 - United States: Ongoing economic revisions
01/14/2013 - United States: Reliance on imported 'non-fuel' minerals
01/11/2013 - Colombia: Gold mining prohibition
01/11/2013 - Cyprus: Eurozone passing on debt restructuring?
01/11/2013 - Mining: Anyone can file a lawsuit!
01/11/2013 - United Kingdom: Where is growth going to come from?
01/11/2013 - United States: 2013 recession probability
01/10/2013 - Announcing: A new special feature
01/10/2013 - China: Strategic resource acquisitions
01/10/2013 - Financial Markets: Shift from stock-pickers?
01/10/2013 - France: In 'mild recession'
01/10/2013 - Globalization: Or deglobalization?
01/09/2013 - Automation: The great decoupling
01/09/2013 - Bolivia: Utility nationalization!
01/09/2013 - Canada (and U.S.): Chief financial officer surveys
01/09/2013 - China: Wealthy chinese moving abroad
01/09/2013 - Japan: Unlimited quantitative easing?
01/09/2013 - World: The ponzi finance end game
01/08/2013 - Arctic Offshore Oil: U.S. Congressmen attack Shell
01/08/2013 - Eurozone: Gloom and endgame
01/08/2013 - Greece: Sign of the times
01/08/2013 - News Headlines: Don't be taken in by sensational headlines!
01/08/2013 - United States: Friday's U.S. jobs report - the devil again is in the details
01/07/2013 - Federal Reserve: Mr. Bernanke's tightrope
01/07/2013 - France: Further retail sales contraction
01/07/2013 - Portugal: Ms. Lagarde sticks her neck out!
01/07/2013 - United Kingdom: Two 2014 radar screen blips
01/07/2013 - United States: Derivatives trading rules compliance
01/04/2013 - Ireland: Bank branch closings
01/04/2013 - Spain: 60% of companies showing losses?
01/04/2013 - Spain: Humpty Dumpty?
01/04/2013 - United States: Debt ceiling next on agenda!
01/04/2013 - Venezuela: 2012 inflation estimate - 19.9%
01/03/2013 - Spain: Bankia and its parent!
01/03/2013 - United States: Fiscal cliff, debt ceiling
01/03/2013 - United States: 'Negative watch' from China
12/21/2012 - China: Manufacturing output exceeds U.S. - is that OK?
12/21/2012 - Gold: Supply 'crunch' coming?
12/21/2012 - United States: Fiscal cliff negotiations
12/21/2012 - United States: Metals levy on Federal land mining operations?
12/20/2012 - Banking: Libor settlement - pending crisis?
12/20/2012 - Cote d'Ivoire: New tax on gold profits
12/20/2012 - Developed Countries: Automation and unemployment
12/20/2012 - Japan: Immediate new stimulus
12/19/2012 - Country Risk: How well understood?
12/19/2012 - Experts: Stock and commodities price commentators
12/19/2012 - Gold: Gold price 2014 - an article worth reading
12/19/2012 - Japan: Exports, Prime Ministerial change
12/18/2012 - Cyprus: At risk of near-term default?
12/18/2012 - Financial Markets: Banks, too big to prosecute?
12/18/2012 - IMF Statement: Questionable!
12/18/2012 - Spain: 'Bad' bank loans - new high in October
12/18/2012 - United Kingdom - Fuel Poverty
12/17/2012 - Correction to Friday commentary
12/17/2012 - Eurozone: Economic slowdown ECB worry
12/17/2012 - Gold: Junior Explorers and Producers
12/17/2012 - Guinea: On country risk
12/17/2012 - United States: Fiscal cliff and debt ceiling
12/14/2012 - Greece: A proxy worth watching
12/14/2012 - Mali: Politics, societal disruption, and its gold industry
12/14/2012 - Mining: Sources of equity funding
12/14/2012 - Spain: PM claims bailout not "needed today"
12/14/2012 - United States: Net trade deficits
12/13/2012 - Europe: New European Central Bank powers
12/13/2012 - Financial Reporting: Speculation on SEC 'action against China-based auditors
12/13/2012 - United States: Federal Reserve December 12, 2012 Press Release
12/12/2012 - Eurozone: October factory output falls further
12/12/2012 - Italy: A country coming under the 'economic microscope'
12/12/2012 - United States: Right to work
12/10/2012 - China: Promise of improved growth?
12/10/2012 - End Game: On sovereign debt repudiation
12/10/2012 - Italy: Industrial production
12/10/2012 - United States: Unemployment and unemployment benefits
12/07/2012 - Eurozone: France and momentum
12/07/2012 - Financial Markets: High frequency Algorithmic Trading
12/07/2012 - Greece: Where will the other 20 billion euro debt come from?
12/07/2012 - United Kingdom: Fitch warns on credit rating
12/06/2012 - Financial Derivatives: Network risk of contagion
12/06/2012 - Financial Markets: Are Historic Price-Earnings Ratios Meaningful?
12/06/2012 - United States: More on shale oil!
12/05/2012 - Base Metals: Supply constraints and 2013 prices
12/05/2012 - Eurozone: Economic update
12/05/2012 - Regulation and Financial Reporting: Sino-Forest Corp.
12/05/2012 - Silver: Global production 2002 - 2011 with commentary
12/04/2012 - China: Auditors and Security Law Violations?
12/04/2012 - Eurozone: Moody's downgrade and unemployment
12/04/2012 - World Economies: November PMIs - Green Shoots?
12/03/2012 - China: Back in the 'green shoot' business
12/03/2012 - Greece; Dutch auction announced for sovereign debt buyback
12/03/2012 - Greece: Greek pension funds won't participate in Greek debt buy-back
12/01/2012 - Eurozone: The stuff of dreams
12/01/2012 - Italy: Reported October unemployment rate 11.!%
12/01/2012 - Mining: Key issues affecting the mining industry
12/01/2012 - United Kingdom: Banks and bank reporting generally
11/30/2012 - Eurozone: The stuff of dreams
11/30/2012 - Italy: Reported October unemployment rate 11.!%
11/30/2012 - Mining: Key issues affecting the mining industry
11/30/2012 - United Kingdom: Banks and bank reporting generally
11/29/2012 - Economic Growth - The 64 trillion dollar question
11/29/2012 - Germany: Unemployment increases slightly
11/29/2012 - Portugal: 2013 austerity budget passed
11/29/2012 - United States: Housing recovery - a big 'green shoot' or not?
11/27/2012 - Financial Markets: and technology
11/27/2012 - Greece: Greek debt reduction deal agreed, funding 'moved along'
11/27/2012 - World Economy: OECD reduces 2012 - 2013 GDP forecasts
11/26/2012 - Egypt: Don't think in isolation
11/26/2012 - Spain: Catalonia Province independence?
11/26/2012 - United States: Is oil and gas self-sufficiency realistic?
11/23/2012 - European Union: Budget talks break-down from 20,000 feet
11/23/2012 - Government Funding: Public-Private infrastructure projects - the 'story behind the story'
11/23/2012 - United States: Hostess Brands - a 'cookie-cutter' experience?
11/22/2012 - Big Picture Predictions
11/22/2012 - Eurozone: Ongoing economic deterioration
11/22/2012 - Financial Markets: High frequency trading and small cap stocks - resource exploration stocks
11/22/2012 - Greece: Exports said to 'jump' - significance?
11/21/2012 - Argentina: Nationwide strike yesterday - Hostess Brands revisited
11/21/2012 - Greece: No debt agreement as of this morning
11/21/2012 - Kenya: Country risk indicator?
11/21/2012 - United Kingdom: Moody's to revisit credit rating in early 2013
11/21/2012 - United States: Housing starts - real green shoot?
11/20/2012 - China: Hu Jintao's 10 years and economic legacy
11/20/2012 - France: Moody's reduces credit rating
11/20/2012 - Gold: Does finding difficulty auger well for the gold price?
11/20/2012 - Italy: September industrial orders - watch closely
11/20/2012 - Spain: Bank 'bad loans' September increase
11/19/2012 - New Newsletter Format
11/19/2012 - Dominican Republic: Country risk issues
11/19/2012 - Greece: Read this and think of commercial realism!
11/19/2012 - Greece: Third-party funding sources?
11/19/2012 - United States: Fiscal cliff negotiation - so it begins as it left off
11/19/2012 - United States: Its not about Hostess and Twinkies
11/14/2012 - Canada: Business owner retirements
11/14/2012 - Canada: Creeping Deficit Expansion
11/14/2012 - Japan: Government to downgrade economy assessment
11/14/2012 - United States: October federal budget deficit exceeds expectations
10/25/2012 - Eurozone – will its economics lead to a ‘creeping takeover’ by Germany?
10/25/2012 - German Manufacturing reported as weakening this month
10/25/2012 - Greece – still no deal
10/25/2012 - Spain passes 2013 austerity budget
10/25/2012 - U.S. Postal Service – out of cash! – an essential service?
10/23/2012 - Canada – again, don’t think ‘it can’t happen here’
10/23/2012 - German banks – Moody’s continues to be negative
10/23/2012 - Spain worst-case bank stress test scenario looking more realistic
10/23/2012 - U.S. Fiscal Cliff said not to be priced in to financial markets!
10/23/2012 - Greece – twist on country risk, two local groups clash over gold mine development
10/22/2012 - Canada announces preliminary turndown of Progress Energy takeover by Malaysia
10/22/2012 - Greece to run out of cash on November 16 absent receipt of further bailout funding
10/22/2012 - Greece, Portugal, Spain, and … – anti-austerity protests
10/22/2012 - Portugal – going the way of Greece?
10/22/2012 - World Gold Council – conflict free gold standard
10/19/2012 - Canada’s Household Debt
10/19/2012 - China’s economic growth may be better than recently thought
10/19/2012 - Consequence of Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain exiting the Eurozone
10/19/2012 - Bank of England and stimulus
10/19/2012 - U.S. September housing starts up – a real ‘green shoot’ or not?
10/19/2012 - South Africa – a positive story.  Could it signal a potential ‘role model community’ in a mining district?
10/18/2012 - Eurozone , Spain:  Moody’s decides not to downgrade Spain’s sovereign debt further – market reaction interesting
10/18/2012 - North America , United States:  The U.S. consumer and the ‘right question’!
10/18/2012 - Financial Markets:  ‘Rules’ for investors (and traders) to consider
10/18/2012 - Asia , Mongolia:  Mongolia proposed increased Rio Tinto project participation
10/17/2012 - North America , United States:  U.S. August net trade deficit reported at U.S.$44.2 billion
10/17/2012 - Financial Markets , How worried should one be about the financial markets?
10/17/2012 - Gold:  South Africa labour unrest and tensions – how may that affect gold?
10/17/2012 - Africa , Burkina Faso:  Is Burkina Faso mining at risk from Islamist Groups?
10/16/2012 - North America , United States:  Six simple U.S. economic charts worth thinking carefully about
10/16/2012 - Corporate Governance:  Corporate Governance – General, Bonusing and Stock Options
10/16/2012 - Corporate Governance:  Keep Liberty Silver ongoing corporate developments on your radar screen
10/15/2012 - Eurozone , Greece:  Update on Greece
10/15/2012 - Eurozone , Spain:  Spanish request for financial aid now in November?
10/15/2012 - North America , United States:  U.S. reports 2012 Federal Deficit of $1.09 trillion
10/15/2012 - Eurozone , Spain:  Spain through the eyes of Reggie Middleton
10/12/2012 - Eurozone:  More time for Greece to meet budget-cutting goals?
10/12/2012 - North America , United States:  A reality check on the possibility of the United States being energy independent by 2020
10/12/2012 - Eurozone , Portugal:  Portugal government has approved &ldquo,most austere budget in decades&rdquo,
10/12/2012 - World:  56 Episodes of Hyperinflation
10/12/2012 - World:  International Monetary Fund October 2012 world economic assessment
10/12/2012 - Financial Markets:  High Frequency Trading
10/12/2012 - Central and South America:  Gold exploration and social unrest in Central and South America
10/11/2012 - Eurozone:  IMF head Christine Lagarde suggests Greece and Spain should be given more time
10/11/2012 - Eurozone , Spain:  S&,P downgrades Spain’s debt to ‘almost junk’, and 2013 GDP forecasts
10/11/2012 - World , Economy:  Economic recovery in developed countries – stagnation?
10/11/2012 - World , Fiat Currencies:  The Chinese yuan just hit a 19-year high against the U.S.$
10/10/2012 - Eurozone , Spain:  Spain headed in a downward spiral?
10/10/2012 - North America , United States:  Quantitative easing
10/10/2012 - Asia , China:  World Bank cuts East Asia and China growth forecasts
10/10/2012 - North America , Canada:  Canada-China investment treaty
10/10/2012 - South America , Venezuela:  Importance of Chavez’ re-election as Venezuela President to companies doing business in South America
10/09/2012 - World , Economy:  IMF lowers global growth forecasts, and likely that of the United Kingdom
10/09/2012 - Eurozone , Greece:  Watch for possible important developments in Greece this week
10/09/2012 - North America , United States:  Are all jobs created equal, and what does the U.S. reported unemployment rate really mean?
10/09/2012 - Eurozone:  Meetings this week and next on Eurozone generally and Spain (likely) specifically
10/09/2012 - Eurozone , Spain:  Spain’s borrowing costs go above 6% once again
10/04/2012 - Financial Markets:  On financial advisors
10/04/2012 - World , Financial Reporting:  Mark-to-market rule changes – when will they come ‘home to roost’?
10/04/2012 - North America , Canada:  Canadian province/province 2012 growth estimates reduced
10/03/2012 - World , Resources:  Indigenous peoples – country risk
10/03/2012 - Asia , China:  China and global economic recovery
10/03/2012 - Europe , United Kingdom:  Fitch comments on UK credit rating
10/03/2012 - Eurozone , Greece:  Greek retail sales down significantly in July
10/02/2012 - Valuation Theory:  Free cash flow – the best valuation metric
10/02/2012 - North America , The United States:  The positive spin being put on ‘green shoots’ and other things!
10/02/2012 - Asia , China:  China’s September export orders continue to show contraction
10/01/2012 - Eurozone , Spain:  Consultancy says Spain’s banks could need 60 billion euros
10/01/2012 - North America , United States:  Commodity price trends as economic and stock market indicators
10/01/2012 - Eurozone , Portugal , Spain:  Austerity protests in Portugal and Spain on Saturday
10/01/2012 - North America , United States:  Bankers complain about bank regulations and capital requirements
09/28/2012 - Eurozone , Spain:  Spain’s federal budget announces large spending cuts, lengthy debate to begin, unlikely to end well
09/28/2012 - Eurozone , Italy:  Italian anti-austerity protest and bleak economic report on southern region
09/28/2012 - North America , United States:  U.S. August durable goods orders drop by 13.2%, not the 5% expected
09/27/2012 - Eurozone , Spain:  A different way to say the same thing about Spain
09/27/2012 - North America , United States:  Christine Lagarde on the U.S. ‘fiscal cliff’
09/27/2012 - South America , Peru:  Peru – but one more ‘country risk’ consideration
09/25/2012 - Eurozone , Greece:  One-third of Athens commercial district businesses closed
09/25/2012 - Eurozone , Spain:  Germany losing patience with Spain
09/25/2012 - North America , Canada:  Don’t think it can’t happen in Canada
09/25/2012 - Precious Metals , Gold:  Gold in inflationary and deflationary scenarios
09/24/2012 - Eurozone , Greece: Greek debt report may be delayed for U.S. political reasons
09/24/2012 - Eurozone , Spain: Spain to increase retirement age and freeze pensions?
09/24/2012 - Eurozone , General: Eurozone leverage upon leverage?
09/24/2012 - Eurozone , Germany: German business sentiment drops for fifth straight month
09/21/2012 - World , Economy:  Should country specific trade surpluses and deficits be seen as positive, neutral, or negative?
09/21/2012 - Eurozone , Portugal:  Portuguese protests against austerity
09/21/2012 - Asia , China:  Chinese latest factory output numbers down in September – BHP Billiton on China iron ore demand
09/21/2012 - Eurozone , Greece:  Greece announces asset sales
09/21/2012 - Africa , Zambia:  Zambia to publicly declare mining revenues
09/20/2012 - Europe , United Kingdom:  Politicians and journalists least trusted
09/20/2012 - Europe , United Kingdom:  Investment bankers ‘short term’ performance oriented
09/20/2012 - Europe:  European banking union proposal
09/20/2012 - Europe:  European car sales down in August
09/20/2012 - Eurozone , Spain:  Spain’s banks seeing increased customer fund outflows
09/18/2012 - World , Economy:  Ray Dalio (Bridgewater Associates) on deleveraging (and other things)
09/18/2012 - North America , United States:  How negative might U.S. QE3 announced September 13 really be?
09/18/2012 - Eurozone , Banking:  Agreement on ECB direct bank assistance unlikely by year-end
09/18/2012 - Eurozone , France , Germany:  Recent German/French poll on euro
09/18/2012 - Oceania , Australia:  Mining executives less optimistic about investing in Australia
09/17/2012 - Eurozone , Netherlands:  Possible importance of results of Wednesday, September 12 Netherland’s general election result
09/17/2012 - Eurozone , Spain:  And so it continues against austerity in Spain!
09/17/2012 - World: Youth Unemployment:  Sudan demonstration at the German embassy
09/17/2012 - Middle East , Iran , Israel:  Escalation of Israeli concern over Iran needs continuous monitoring
09/17/2012 - Africa , Cote d’Ivoire:  More on proposed Cote d’Ivoire gold mining windfall tax
09/14/2012 - Eurozone , Spain:  Consider what game Spain may be playing
09/14/2012 - North America , United States:  Fed Chair introduces new quantitative easing – can it succeed?
09/14/2012 - Eurozone , Germany:  Germany and the latest ECB proposal
09/14/2012 - Financial Markets:  BlackRock head trader on financial markets liquidity
09/14/2012 - North America , Canada:  Canada not suffering economically – yet!
09/14/2012 - Africa , Cote d’Ivoire:  African countries look to increase shares of mineral extraction revenues/profits
09/11/2012 - North America , Canada:  Canadian auto workers – is it really ‘business as usual’?
09/11/2012 - Asia , China:  China’s latest trade numbers
09/11/2012 - Europe , United Kingdom:  Moody’s negative on U.K. Banks
09/11/2012 - Eurozone , Germany:  Tomorrow’s (September 12) German Constitutional Court Ruling
09/11/2012 - North America , United States:  In the U.S. a lot of new jobs are low-wage jobs
09/11/2012 - Asia , Mongolia: Mongolia to increase control over its resources?
09/10/2012 - World , Economy:  Roubini sees ‘perfect world economic storm’ – why is this new ‘news’?
09/10/2012 - World , North America , Canada:  Coming changes to Canada’s GDP measurements
09/10/2012 - Eurozone:  Germans voice concerns over ECB’s Outright Monetary Transactions Program
09/10/2012 - Europe , United Kingdom:  UK business optimism index lower, PMI index higher
09/10/2012 - North America , United States:  U.S. August jobs report
09/10/2012 - North America , United States:  ‘Bad jobs’ versus ‘Good jobs’
09/07/2012 - Eurozone , Germany , Greece:  Are German Parliamentarians Dutch Burghers or are they Germans?
09/07/2012 - Financial Markets:  SEC study concludes on U.S. retail investor
09/07/2012 - North America , Canada:  Importance of increased third-party Canadian oil sands activity?
09/07/2012 - Asia , China:  China one trillion yuan stimulus (quantitative easing) plan
09/07/2012 - Europe , United Kingdom:  UK industrial output, inflation, up in July
09/07/2012 - Eurozone , General:  ECB introduces Outright Monetary Transactions Program
09/07/2012 - Eurozone , Germany:  German exports strong in July
09/06/2012 - North America , Canada:  Survey of ‘about to be retired’ persons
09/06/2012 - North America , United States:  President Clinton’s Speech Last Evening
09/06/2012 - North America , United States:  The Republicans are asking a good question
09/06/2012 - World , Banking , Eurozone , Gold:  Listen to Reggie Middleton on banks, the Eurozone, trading versus investing, and (importantly) on gold
09/06/2012 - Eurozone , Greece:  Greek Unemployment
09/05/2012 - North America , United States: U.S. structural unemployment – the trillion $ question
09/05/2012 - World , Infrastructure:  Prospective infrastructure spending – how does that crossword puzzle piece fit in?
09/05/2012 - Asia , China:  More reports on China’s slowing manufacturing sector
09/05/2012 - Europe , European Union:  Moody’s cuts EU outlook to ‘negative’
09/05/2012 - Eurozone , Manufacturing:  August Eurozone manufacturing PMI worse than first thought
09/05/2012 - Eurozone , Spain:  Spain said to ‘warn’ over bailout terms
09/05/2012 - Oceania , Australia:  Australia central bank rate unchanged, says China outlook uncertain
09/05/2012 - South America , Peru:  Peru and the environment – tougher penalties?
09/04/2012 - North America , United States:  Federal Reserve Chair Bernanke from Jackson Hole – August 31, 2012
09/04/2012 - Eurozone , Germany:  German central banker said to have threatened resignation
09/04/2012 - Eurozone , Spain:  Large Spanish bank reports H1 loss, receives immediate financial aid
08/31/2012 - Eurozone , Spain:  Spain: To be forewarned is to be forearmed
08/31/2012 - North America , United States:  Republican Convention – Mr. Romney and ‘more on Mr. Ryan’
08/31/2012 - Asia , China:  Moody’s on China Banks
08/31/2012 - Eurozone , Spain:  Second Spain region seeks bailout, recession number worse
08/30/2012 - North America , United States:  U.S. Vice-Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan at Tampa Republican Convention
08/30/2012 - South America , Bolivia:  Watch Bolivia for developments on the country risk front
08/30/2012 - Eurozone , Spain:  Inflation in Spain increases in August
08/30/2012 - North America , United States:  U.S. Q2 GDP now reported
08/30/2012 - South America , Peru:  Peruvian Environmental Ministry may have increased powers over new mines
08/28/2012 - World , Container Shipping:  World shipping crisis?
08/28/2012 - Eurozone , Spain:  Spain: where there is smoke, usually there is fire
08/28/2012 - Financial Markets:  Are hedge funds holding historic cash amounts?
08/28/2012 - World , Depression:  Will it come to America, and will every country follow?
08/28/2012 - Asia , China , Japan:  Acceleration of decelerating economic news?
08/28/2012 - Eurozone , Spain:  Spain’s 2010 and 2011 economic results worse than previously thought, July bank deposits down
08/27/2012 - Asia , China:  China and significant new stimulus
08/27/2012 - Europe , Eurozone:  George Soros interview in June – a ‘must watch if you have wealth to protect’
08/27/2012 - Eurozone , Netherlands:  September 12 election and austerity
08/27/2012 - Europe , United Kingdom:  UK economists on continuing austerity
08/27/2012 - Europe , United Kingdom:  Update on Britain’s structural deficit
08/27/2012 - Eurozone , Germany , Greece:  Eurozone update
08/24/2012 - Asia , China:  Chinese manufacturing index drops further in August
08/24/2012 - North America , United States:  The Federal Reserve and quantitative easing!
08/24/2012 - Eurozone , Greece:  Has Germany hit the wall on Greek fiscal support?
08/24/2012 - Oceania , Australia:  Is the resources boom over?
08/24/2012 - South America , Peru:  Local opinion negative on major gold project
08/23/2012 - European Union , Eurozone:  Views from the streets of the former East Germany, Poland, and other interesting places
08/23/2012 - North America , United States:  U.S. Politics – how can this make sense?
08/23/2012 - Eurozone , Greece , Spain:  Greek Needs More – Spain Deficit
08/22/2012 - Gold:  Gold infographic on world resource, and background data