Tag Archives: G20

2017 Fastest Growing Economies

New year, time to look forward.   Which countries are expected to grow the fastest in 2017? We have ranked the world’s country 2017 GDP forecasts in the ginormous table below.  The data are from the October 2016 IMF’s World Economic … Continue reading

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G20 Puts Squeeze on EU Policymakers

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G20: Jerry Maguire, The Sequel

Wow!   We didn’t realize Tim Geithner and the G20 could move like that.  If you look hard and long enough,  Tom Cruise does kind of resemble Angela Merkel, no? (click here if video is not observable)

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G20 moves closer to bigger eurozone bailout fund

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Europe’s Tower of Terror

The circus continues in Europe.  No big bazooka EFSF coming out of G20 to put a firewall around Greece and save Italy.   Greece is a sideshow and the Italy-Germany bond spread is what you need to watch as an indicator … Continue reading

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Germany dampens euro zone crisis hopes

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Time for the IMF and G20 to save Europe?

Provocative FT piece by Barry Eichengreen & Co.  on why the IMF and G20 need to step up and help Europe save the Euro.    The article notes Europe is in a destabilizing feedback loop, The eurozone is caught in a … Continue reading

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Bulls Eat, Bears Eat, and Pigs Go Limit Up!

The hits just keep on coming in the foods.  Futures Magazine reports, Hogs: April futures rallied limit-up on Wednesday. Traders are noting South Korean buyers will cram orders in quickly to get product in under the 60,000 tonne no-tariff limit … Continue reading

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Dilma Rousseff – “The last time there was a series of competitive devaluations…it ended in world war two.”

These are harsh words from Brazil’s president-elect Dilma Rouseff, who was speaking at a joint press conference with outgoing president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva last Wednesday.  She joins a chorus of world leaders condemning U.S. monetary policy and sets … Continue reading

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G20 Risk: “China says G20 should monitor US Fed” – SMH

Though the ugly bond auction got the headline, there’ s no doubt part of this afternoon’s reversal in many key stocks and commodities was partially caused by concern the G20 may turn into a fiasco as members use the occasion … Continue reading

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