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Gold Outlook Improves

By Alasdair Macleod – Re-Blogged From GoldMoney

There is a conflation of three related events that materially alter the prospects in favour of a higher… 1,794 more words

GDP & Employment

Here's Why We Should Think About Scrapping the $100 Bill

Scrap the penny? How about the $100 bill? There’s a new argument that calls for doing away with the c-note and other high-value banknotes because they facilitate crime, corruption, and terrorism. 231 more words

Finance

French and German Central Bankers Want a Central Euro Finance Ministry

The euro zone needs to press ahead with structural reforms and closer integration, including a euro zone finance ministry, to deliver sustainable growth, the heads of the French and German central banks wrote in a German newspaper on Monday. 268 more words

Finance

Weekly Wrap: A less volatile week ahead as China stays away for festival

As published in the FC.

This week regulators in the UK granted scientists the permission to genetically modify human embryos. Even though implanting the engineered embryos into a woman remains illegal, the world might be ready to meet the first generation of designer babies sooner than later. 1,026 more words

ECB Could Act in March 'If Necessary' - Wall Street Journal

FRANKFURT—The European Central Bank is ready to boost its stimulus in March if needed, but central bank action shouldn’t be seen as a “magic wand” to solve problems in the eurozone’s economy, a member of the ECB’s Governing Council said. 483 more words

FX

Germany is raising wages, and so should the US

Germans received a nice raise last year.

After decades of parsimonious pay increases, Germany’s workers saw their best inflation-adjusted wage increases in decades in 2015. 344 more words

February 3, 2016

The Dow and SPX are modestly lower by 12 pts & .5%, respectively, in early trading. Financials is the worst performing sector, down 1.7% at the moment. 528 more words