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November, 2012

  • 20 November

    Super Taxes will “Destroy Recovery” – Clem Chambers

    Super taxes on the West’s wealthiest may destroy recovery from the Euro-crisis, writes Clem Chambers, the CEO of global investors’ site ADVFN.com and author of the Amazon best-seller, ‘101 Ways to Pick Stock Market Winners’. If a government doesn’t like something, it will tax it. Tobacco and CO2 emissions, for instance. CO2 carbon taxes are clever because the tax that’s …

February, 2012

  • 16 February

    “Greed is Good” – Clem Chambers

    Greed is good, helping markets rally, credit to flow, increasing investment and employment levels argues Clem Chambers, CEO of leading stocks and shares website ADVFN.com and author of ‘101 Ways to Pick Stock Market Winners’. I always advise people never to invest in stocks that are political footballs. Politicians are in an order of magnitude more powerful than any business …

  • 8 February

    Signs of Hope on Climate Change – in Unexpected Places

    Remember the heady days of 2009? The world – or at least the world’s media – was rocked by such hot topics as the death of Michael Jackson, the spread of swine flu, the Iranian elections and the new Star Trek movie; as if that wasn’t enough, there was also something called climate change that was pushing us into global …

September, 2011

  • 23 September

    Nationalised Government Cannot Contend with International Market – Rudd

    Australian Foreign Minister and former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, has called for reform of the global financial sector at the 66th General Assembly of the UN on Thursday 22nd September 2011. Mr Rudd recognised that in order to counteract the destructive activities of major financial institutions, a political innovation would be required that acted beyond each electoral cycle. Furthermore, he …

August, 2011

  • 10 August

    Markets Bounce as Reserve Undertakes to Keep US Federal Funds Rates Down

    A “slower than expected” growth rate in the United States economy has led the US Federal Reserve to maintain federal funds rates at historically low levels, and continue to do so into mid-2013. It said in a statement: “To promote the ongoing economic recovery and to help ensure that inflation, over time, is at levels consistent with its mandate, the …

  • 1 August

    Final US Debt Ceiling Deal Mooted Before 2nd August Deadline

    President Obama unveiled a final legislative proposal at the weekend, giving Washington just 48 hours to agree on a deal before the US is faced with defaulting on its payments. On Sunday 31st July 2011, the US President addressed his nation for a second time in under a week with arguments for a compromise which would see $1 trillion in …

July, 2011

  • 16 July

    Eight European Banks Fail European Banking Authority “Stress Tests”

    A series of European banks have passed the European Banking Authority “stress tests” which aim to assess whether financial institutions have sufficient capital to withstand an “adverse but plausible scenario”. Eight banks fell below the required capital threshold of 5%, with a further sixteen falling into the 5-6% capital threshold. The total capital shortfall identified by the EBA is €2.5 …

April, 2011

  • 13 April

    Economy: IMF Releases Global Financial Stability Report

    The International Momentary Fund has released its April 2011 Global Financial Stability Report, which identifies a modest recovery in advanced economies and a “robust” recovery in emerging economies. Pointing out the global vulnerability to shocks such as oil prices affected by uncertainty in the Middle East & North Africa region, the report provides a reminder that continued improvement in the …

  • 5 April

    Economics: Outlook for the Euro Area in 2011 and 2012

    A new report published by the European Forecasting Network at the European University Institute predicts an upswing in the global economy following the expansion of trade and production over the Winter. The research group, which brings together economists from several European universities and institutions, identifies commodity prices and low confidence as the primary risk factors affecting the chances of a …

March, 2011

  • 30 March

    Global Economic Recovery Provides Little Relief to Informal Workers

    While it has been reported that the developing world is driving a global economic recovery, recent research shows that those employed in the informal economy are continuing to struggle with the lasting effects of the global economic crisis. “Coping with Crises: Lingering Recession, Rising Inflation, and the Informal Workforce” released by Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) and partners in the Inclusive Cities …