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The 26 economic charts you shouldn't have missed in January

Oil and central bank action dominated economic headlines in January, but lots of other chart-able stuff happened this month. (We’ve got your back, Greece.)

Let’s start with oil, though—because it’s hard to overstate the impact of what’s happening there. 251 more words

The real deflate-gate saga

Tom Brady’s football was better inflated than this global economy.

Every day this week we have seen a sovereign nation cheapen its currency.

Russia today cut its interest rate by 2 percentage points to “ease” inflation fears. 222 more words


Too Early on Monetary Easing, Mr. Rajan?

The headwinds in the global economy are beginning to gather pace as one after one, major events are creating newer anxieties in the market. India is sure to face the effects of these headwinds: falling commodity prices, Greece elections, quantitative easing by European Central Bank and low bond yield rates in Japan and US. 618 more words


Avoid European Stocks Until the Euro Stops Falling

On January 22nd, the European Central Bank announced the start of its Quantitative Easing (QE) program that will involve a larger than expected 60 billion Euro asset purchase per month. 80 more words

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Greeks Reject Austerity: Prospects For The European Working Class

Many Greeks will no doubt be inspired by the election of Syriza in the last few days. With a full quarter of Greeks unemployed and a staggering 60% of Greek youths without work it is no wonder that the Greek working-class is looking to a political alternative rather than sticking with the eye-watering austerity consensus offered by the main parties of Capitalism. 606 more words

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Markets hold no currency

Currency wars are upon us.

Jim Rickards in his book “Currency Wars” explains the current state of affairs. As sovereign debt levels explode in the foolish attempt to spur growth, the only tool left in the central banks hand is to devalue its currency, to stave off recession. 164 more words


Q.E. - The Story of Three Fat Men

This is the true story of three fat men. One fat man was American, one was British and the other was European. The three fat men were very ill. 371 more words