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The economists will be poring over this Budget for weeks, but it took all of two minutes for the markets to make up their minds: wrote Edmund Conway in the Telegraph and he’s bang on the money as ever.   In the end when it came down to the markets to cast their vote in the only way that matters, they voted with their feet. Call them Gnomes of Zurich or any other insult which comes to mind, but in the end it all depends on those who have to put their money where their mouth is. There’s no one left for the Brown/Mandelson Clique to fool and the forces that did for our last putative bid to conform to ...
has been taking place in an economic environment characterized by various imbalances and was sparked by the outbreak of the financial crisis of 2007–2010 . Although the late-2000s recession has at times been referred to as "the Great Recession ," this same phrase has been used to refer to every recession of the several preceding decades. 1 In July 2009, it was announced that a growing number of economists believed that the recession may have ended. 2 The financial crisis has been linked to reckless and unsustainable lending practices compounded by government intervention and the growing trend of securitization of real ...
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Struggling and Faltering to Manage Economic Recovery | The Global ...
No Austerity, full steam ahead, Faltering markets, threats to social stability, Europe struggling with PIIGS, No end in California, economic disasters in the making, an oil soaked letter in Louisiana, consumer spending is uninspiring Bob Chapman The International Forecaster June 30 2010 Last week the Dow fell 2.9%; S&P 3.6%; the Russell 2000 3.3% and the Nasdaq 100 fell 3.9%. These numbers should make for a lower opening on Monday. Banks fell 1.7%; broker/dealers 2.2%; cyclicals 3.5%; transports 4.3%; consumers 4.1%; utilities 4.3%; high tech 4.6%; semis 5.2%; Internets 4.2% and biotechs 1.7%. Gold was unchanged; the HUI fell ... market research, surveys and trends
Pajamas Media » The PIIGS Who Fell to Earth
Just past the bank closing time of 4 pm on Friday, passers-by at a number of secluded locations throughout Germany could hear the rumble of diesel engines coming to life, as rows of large unmarked trucks escorted by security vehicles began moving out onto the public highways. Roads were busy coming out from the city centers as holiday-makers were anxious to enjoy one of the last weekends of summery weather. Traffic was light coming into town, so the long convoys had little trouble moving quickly.  A few outbound motorists gazed with curiosity at the sight, but most paid little heed. The convoys reached their destinations — ... market research, surveys and trends

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Greek domino topples; Rest of the “PIIGS” next! | Money and ...
It’s Sunday morning and I’m enjoying some quality time with my two girls. Yesterday it was a local baseball game; today they’re all excited about seeing the new “Oceans” movie. I guess you could say it’s the typical quiet family weekend. But in the bond market, it’s been anything BUT quiet. In fact, the first major sovereign debt domino toppled this past week — in Greece. The Mediterranean nation is buried under a massive load of debts and deficits, and the numbers are shocking. The European Union’s (EU) statistics agency has been combing through Greece’s books, and it ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The PIIGS are Eating Our Money » Publications » Family Security ...
The PIIGS of the European Union are broke. Today’s clever acronym for the EU nations of Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, and Spain – PIIGS – is quite apt. They have been living high on the hog for years, propping up socialist programs with borrowed money. Now their debts are mountainous, their economies are slowing, and their lenders are leery. Moreover, if we examine the European crisis carefully, we find it has already arrived in America. The first of the PIIGS to go under was Greece. It is now official. Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou announced his government could no longer pay bloated payrolls, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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It Was a Good Week for European Banks
fear that seems to have consumed markets this week, there's actually some pretty good news happening. It's half a world away -- in Europe. But it could end up changing the game for the better for US stocks. Remember, the financial woes of smaller European countries like Greece, and the threat they represent to the European banking system, has been one of the biggest factors that drove US stocks into the first serious correction since the March 2009 bottom. Things have suddenly improved in Europe. Maybe an improvement in Europe means the correction is near an end. Here's the story. For European banks --reeling ... 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

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May 12, 2010 ... due to the limited economic significance of the PIIGS, and for Europe, adverse consequences of lower ... Maastricht fiscal deficit guidelines of just 3%. Money .... toward one's targeted equity allocation. In periods of ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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Experimental Inoculation of Conventional Pigs with Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus and Porcine Circovirus 2 A. Rovira, 1 * M. Balasch, 2 J. Segalés, 1 L. García, 2 J. Plana-Durán, 2 C. Rosell, 1 H. Ellerbrok, 3 A. Mankertz, 4 and M. Domingo 1 Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA), Departament de Sanitat i d'Anatomia Animals, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, 1 R&D Department, Fort Dodge Veterinaria, S.A., Girona, Spain, 2 P22, 3 P24 Xenotransplantation, Robert Koch Institut, 13353 Berlin, Germany 4 * Corresponding author. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Bay of Pigs - WolfWikis
The Bay of Pigs invasion, code-named “Operation Zapata”, was a failed attempt by the United States to overthrow Fidel Castro’s government on April 17th, 1961. The invasion took place at Blue Beach at the Bay of Pigs in Southwestern Cuba. Although the details of Operation Zapata, and its various permutations are incredibly complex, the plan at its most basic level was the invasion of 1,500 American trained Cuban exiles, Brigade 2506, at Blue Beach. The plan was for the brigade to take the beachhead, move into the Escambray Mountains, recruit support from local resistance fighters and spark an internal revolution to overthrow ...
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Is it a coincidence that mostly the non-Protestant countries are ...
I heard some analyst refer to those countries as PIIGS (Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain). I guess their economies are affecting the EU/Euro. Not a very nice acronym. I know Germany and France also have decent sized Catholic populations, but is there such a divide, economically, in Europe? I don't think so. It's a dog-eat-dog world. You can't be too nice and compassionate or your opponents will eat you up and spit you out. Everything is like that in the world. It's all about competing, and there's a lot of prejudice and bias if you don't "fit in" to whatever ...
It looks as if the EU and the IMF have come to the rescue of ...
The IMF & EU bailout may save the patient today, but the medicine will cause a long and lingering death. The cure may be worse than the disease. Exiting the Euro for any small country is unimaginable and messy beyond belief, so I would be reluctant to predict a Euro breakup, but not only for that reason. Should the Euro break up - Yes, Will it break up - No, well not in the short term. There was too much political hubris involved in the construction of the Euro and not enough practical design (as alluded to in Steve's comments with the question). The terms of any economic reconstructions terms attached to the bail out ...