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Scientists have detected a new strain of Ebola virus in pigs for the first time giving rise to fears that it could mutate and pose a new risk to humans. Although the strain of Ebola virus found in domestic pigs in the Philippines last year is not one linked to disease in humans its emergence in the human food chain is cause for concern. The investigation published as a paper in the 10 July issue of Science, is a joint effort between scientists from the US Department of Agriculture at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center in New York, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and the Department of Agriculture ...
Euro-Toast: Euro To Test Lows As Greece, PIIGS Default Or ...
Eurostat, the EU statistics branch, released a shocking message that the Greek deficit for 2009 was now the highest in Europe, at 13.6% of GDP, and even this figure could be raised again, being clouded by currency swaps they were still deconstructing. Eurostat also indicated the estimated total Greek public debt which was thought to be at 115% of GDP would rise by 5 to 7 percent. The Greek debt and credit markets couldn’t take any more of the bad news and uncertainty and capitulated. Greek and other PIIGS bond rates began to accelerate their climb. Greece officially requested the EU aid package be activated. This was ... market research, surveys and trends
Wolves vs. PIIGS | The Daily Capitalist
Without fail, governments always blame speculators for their economic woes. I can’t think of a time when that has not occurred. In fact our own government is engaging in the same thing. Speculators are called “wolves,” “jackals,” “parasites,” and even “capitalists” on occasion. But for Mr. George Papandreou to have the gall to blame the wolves for Greece’s problems is not only an outrageous lie but is a display of ignorance. One could correctly conclude that he is just another slimy politician trying to hold on to power. Here’s what he said on “Fareed ... market research, surveys and trends


FACTBOX-Eurozone's embattled fringe PIIGS economies | Reuters
Dec 17 (Reuters) - Worries over Greece's public debt have preoccupied markets this month, drawing attention towards the euro zone's most troubled and indebted economies. Analysts have expressed particular concern over the PIIGS -- Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain. Below is an overview of the budgetary situation in each, with links to further stories. For a story comparing Greece to other southern euro zone countries, click here [ID:nLDE5BE0WI] For a factbox on public debt levels in southern euro states, click here [ID:nLDE5BE1KA] For a graphic on government debt as a proportion of GDP, click here here ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
PIIGS: The new fiscal flu infecting Indonesia's financial market ...
The performances of regional stock markets over the past few days have been volatile to say the least, impacted by the so-called European PIIGS (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain) group, which caught the fiscal flu — as seen in their ballooning budget deficits (see table for details). This is well above the recommended threshold level of 3 percent, and it is worth pointing out that the sub-prime problem in Europe started in Southern Europe, with Spain. All financial markets’ eyes are now focused on the sovereign debt problems faced by the PIIGS group, particularly since the debt to GDP ratios of Greece and Italy have ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
FACTBOX-Key mid-2010 risks to watch in Western Europe
July 1 (Reuters) - The euro zone's troubled periphery remains the key risk area to watch in Western Europe halfway through 2010, while austerity measures dominate domestic politics. Investors also face lingering risks of social disruption, state intervention and external events. Below are the key risks to watch in Western Europe for financial markets. To see the original 2010 risks to watch box from January, click here [ID:nLDE5BH18Q] TROUBLED EUROZONE FRINGE Creditworthiness worries over the euro zone's weakest economies -- the so-called PIIGS of Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain -- have become the key driver ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Should Japan Be Considered One of the PIIGS?
There are a few, special criteria a country needs to meet to become a member of the illustrious PIIGS – that collection of beleaguered Eurozone economies made up of Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain. Does Japan qualify for the honor? Let's see: High government debt? Check. Low growth prospects? Check. Desperate need for reform? Check. Concern about the state of national finances? Check. With all those points in favor, you might be asking: Why hasn't Japan already become one of the PIIGS? The fact is that Japan has been in a much more stable financial position than its level of debt would suggest. Government ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Jan 21, 2009 ... MAVI, the MAVs) are exposed to the credit of over 800 entities through collateralized ... This concern is especially significant in light of ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Feral Pig Fact Sheet - WDNR
also known as wild pigs, wild hogs, wild boars, European wild boars, Russian wild boars, or razorbacks, are rangy-looking non-native members of the domestic swine family, Suidae . These transplants native to Europe and Asia are aggressive mammals posing serious ecological, economic, aesthetic, medical and veterinary threats. Feral pigs have recently been sighted in Wisconsin and they have worn out their welcome. These feral members of the pig family should not be confused with the collared peccary, or javelina ( Tayassu tajacu ), the only native pig-like animal (Family Dicotylidae ) living in the wilds of North America. Collared ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Stereotypies in Pigs
The European Union ruled in January of 2003 that pigs must be provided with manipulatible material such as straw, peat moss, and mushroom compost. The reason for such a ruling was that the European ruling body determined that exploration, rooting and manipulation behaviors are deeply embedded in the pigs' evolutionary history and thwarting of these behaviors by restricted movement and non-manipulatible materials is considered cruel. The new European Union (EU) ruling is backed by an accumulation of research findings showing that ...
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Spiralling Financial Contagion: Sovereign Debt Crises to Corporate ...
Are Greeks bearing financial contagion gifts for the corporate sector as well? In a new twist, the debt crisis is spreading not just to sovereign issuers such as Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain (PIIGS) but it is also starting to hit their domestic corporate sector. In the corporate bond markets, the debt instruments of many corporations based in Portugal, Greece and Spain, in particular, are underperforming. This suggests that sovereign risk is coming home to roost. The domestic equity markets have fallen in double digit percentages in some of those countries over the last one month. Even if the governments in ...
Save your European money, boys.... | Ask MetaFilter
I've read a few articles that mention the collapse of the Euro. Any idea what that would look like? Could a country like France or Germany simply walk away? Could the currency survive that? What would they do until they had fresh DM or francs or whatever? for what little I know about economics, the day France or Germany decided to walk out of the Euro, the 'new-Franc' or 'new-Marc' would jump so high in value that it would stop their exports virtually overnight. They know that, so it's not likely to happen. On the other end of the spectrum, if, say, Greece decides to get out of the Euro and devalue, ...