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September 04, 2014

Today's Commentaries on Economic & Resource News by Ian R. Campbell FCPA FCA FCBV

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Are you are a business owner, a business adviser, an economist, a politician - you add to the list? If you are on the right side of the grass and breathing I suggest you review and think carefully about this infographic titled Is 3D Printing Disruptive Technology?.

 

I believe 3D printing and what I suspect will be its offshoots will – among other things - increase productivity, reduce manufacturing costs, reduce labor hours.

 

For me,3D printing and its prospects is but one reason business owners need to adapt ever more quickly to change - and as highlighted in the book 50 Hurdles: Business Transition Simplified- continually question the long-term going concern viability of their businesses.

 

Is 3D Printing Disruptive Technology? (Visual Capitalist – review time 3 minutes, thinking time much longer).

China: Remember when "If E.F. Hutton talks, people listen"?

And so,when the chairman of China's largest real estate developer worries out loud about the possible collapse of his firm in a declining housing market,"people ought to listen".

 

I suggest you read Vanke, China’s largest developer, admits fear of collapse. Again, China's near-term GDP growth rate is important to the world's near-term GDP growth rate – where the near-term world GDP growth rate is already lower than many believe will promote ongoing economic recovery in the U.S. and elsewhere . Or so I think.

 

Vanke, China’s largest developer, admits fear of collapse (Want China Times – reading time 3 minutes, thinking time longer).

Climate change?

A must-read article - I Recently Visited Greenland, And Now I’m Freaking Out About Climate Change!

 

The big problem with what appears to be ongoing noticeable weather change is:  What can we as individuals really do about this but evidence more concern?

 

I Recently Visited Greenland, And Now I’m Freaking Out About Climate Change (Business Insider – reading time 2 minutes).

Germany: Q2 GDP contraction!

Take notice of this. It was announced on Monday (coincidentally being Labour Day) that Germany's GDP contracted by 2/10ths of 1 percent in Q2.

 

If nothing else, this ought to cause indigestion this morning for European Central Bank officials.

 

It’s official: German GDP contracted 0.2 per cent in the second quarter (CityAM – reading time 1minute).

Articles Posted Today to Stock Research Portal

Today, supplementary to the articles discussed in this newsletter, filtered articles were posted to the Home Page of Stock Research Portal in the following categories.

News Category No. of Articles
Posted Today
Economic News 163
Financial Market News 9
Precious Metals News 10
Base Metals News 4
Other Minerals News 7
Oil & Gas News 10


For a quick review of filtered world news by category visit www.stockresearchportal.com

Newsletter Methodology and Objective

Each morning we personally filter (on average) over 750 economic and resource articles published in the previous 24 hours. We select those we think to be particularly important, comment on their subject matter, and give you balanced views that save you time.

Our objective is to help you keep up to date, gain new ideas, better trade and invest, better communicate with your investment advisor if you have one, and importantly make your own ‘penny drop’.

About the Author

Ian R. Campbell

Through the Economic Straight Talk Newsletter Ian R. Campbell shares his perspective on the world economy, the financial markets, and natural resources. A recognized business valuation authority, he founded Toronto based Campbell Valuation Partners (1976), Stock Research Portal (2007) a source of resource companies market data and analytic tools, and Economic Straight Talk (2012). The CICBV* annually funds business valuation research in his name**. Contact him at icampbell@srddi.com.
* Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators
** through The Ian R. Campbell Research Initiative

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