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  • China Whispers..then SHOUTS

    Oct 3, 11 • 2129 Views • Between the lines Comments Off on China Whispers..then SHOUTS

    China’s official news agency, Xinhua, has ridiculed U.S. lawmakers’ efforts to pressure Beijing over its currency policy insisting that the USA admin. is resorting to deflecting blame onto China for its own domestic economic malaise. “This has become a...

  • Forex Articles - IMF to the Rescue

    Thunderbirds Are Go! International Rescue (the IMF) are Primed and Ready to Launch

    Sep 30, 11 • 1982 Views • Between the lines Comments Off on Thunderbirds Are Go! International Rescue (the IMF) are Primed and Ready to Launch

    It's so comforting to know that the 'lender of last resort' always has its priorities in the right place. On September 22nd, amongst the press releases issued from its headquarters in Washington, the IMF finally released the news that the markets,...

  • US Consumer Comfort Index Down This Week

    Sep 30, 11 • 1655 Views • Between the lines Comments Off on US Consumer Comfort Index Down This Week

    In a late rally US stocks climbed to end the day in positive territory. The SPX closed up 0.81% to be back in positive territory year on year. Whilst the markets expected a unified vote by the German government to be duly ratified disappointing consumer...

  • Thunderbirds Are Go! International Rescue (the IMF) are Primed and Ready to Launch

    Sep 30, 11 • 2002 Views • Between the lines Comments Off on Thunderbirds Are Go! International Rescue (the IMF) are Primed and Ready to Launch

    It’s so comforting to know that the ‘lender of last resort’ always has its priorities in the right place. On September 22nd, amongst the press releases issued from its headquarters in Washington, the IMF finally released the news that the...

  • “Love Letters Straight from the Heart” – of Greece’s Turmoil

    Sep 29, 11 • 1661 Views • Between the lines Comments Off on “Love Letters Straight from the Heart” – of Greece’s Turmoil

    Investors are wary as inspectors from the EU and IMF head to Greece in order to forensically scrutinize their revised austerity plans. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has her own issue, attempting to defuse a revolt within her own government ahead of the...

  • Daily Forex News - Between the Lines

    Wall Street Stocks Close 1.33% Up

    Sep 27, 11 • 9017 Views • Between the lines 2 Comments

    Stocks retraced their earlier gains on Wall Street on Tuesday closing 1.33% up on the day having spent the majority of the day up circa 200 points or 2%. Despite the waves of optimism due to the various solutions floated by the official bodies in Euroland the...

  • The Zloty Loses its Slot

    Sep 27, 11 • 1569 Views • Between the lines Comments Off on The Zloty Loses its Slot

    Please no laughing at the back of the class, the Polish currency, the zloty, is apparently falling out of favour with investors and speculators. Are you thinking what I’m thinking, that it’s a shame they didn’t ditch their sovereign currency in 2002 and...

  • Politicians, And Their Three Hats

    Sep 26, 11 • 1638 Views • Between the lines Comments Off on Politicians, And Their Three Hats

    So a nuclear physicist, a lawyer and a history student walk into a meeting..if you were expecting a joke, or an ending with a punchline, then I’m sorry to disappoint. The nuclear physicist is Ms. Merkel, the lawyer is Ms. Lagarde and the history student is...

  • The World is on the Eve of the Next Financial Crisis

    Sep 23, 11 • 1627 Views • Between the lines Comments Off on The World is on the Eve of the Next Financial Crisis

    U.S. stocks have slumped dramatically, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has suffered its biggest two day decline since November 2008 to finish the trading day 3.51% down. The investors’ concerns, that policy makers are running out of tools to avoid another...

  • Twist, Stick or Bust?

    Sep 22, 11 • 1812 Views • Between the lines Comments Off on Twist, Stick or Bust?

    As predicted the Fed, in the form of Ben Bernanke, announced the next phase of the Fed’s policy in the latest attempt to hold off a double dip recession. Overall the narrative lacked the dynamism and the policy lacked the ingenuity many commentators were...

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