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The credit crisis has intensified during the last few weeks to a new manic stage as entire countries are put at risk of bankruptcy due to their banking system rescue attempts exploding liabilities, as the demand goes out for 100% guarantees of depositors and country after country buckles under the pressure so as to prevent a collapse of their individual banking systems. However ever increasing and desperate government bailout cash in the form of escalating amounts of daily interbank liquidity, capital injections, and mortgage bond buy back schemes in addition to issuing depositor guarantees increases the liabilities of ALL ...
is due to join the eurozone on 1 January 2011. The currency is also used in a further five European countries, with and without formal agreements, and is consequently used daily by some 327 million Europeans. Over 175 million people worldwide use currencies which are pegged to the euro, including more than 150 million people in Africa. The euro is the second largest reserve currency (a status it inherited from the German mark ) as well as the second most traded currency in the world after the U.S. dollar . , with more than €800 billion in circulation, the euro is the currency with the highest combined value ...
Will the Loss of Consumer Credit Serve as the Next Economic ...
This is the newest installment in an ongoing news series that looks at the anticipated “aftershocks” of the global financial crisis, and the profit plays those events can trigger .] By Jason Simpkins And William Patalon III Money Morning Editors U.S. consumers are already losing their jobs at an accelerating rate. The same thing is now set to happen to their credit lines. But with so many Americans already losing their main source of income – their jobs – at an ever-spiraling rate, will an economy that derives two-thirds of its power from consumer spending end up mired in its worst funk in decades because those same consumers ... market research, surveys and trends
More war signs/more of Gods curse/Heat and more heat/Americas ...
If the Lord leads you to help me print more books contact me at: Frank DiMora   P.O. Box 732, Lompoc Ca. 93438 I am in the process of doing another radio show and will post the time it will be up soon. Prophecy Sign : Psalm 83 war signs and the world turning against Israel in the last days.   At the end of 2009 Israel finally attacked the Palestinians in the Gaza. They attacked because the Palestinians had launched over 7,000 rockets into Israel. When Israel did finally respond to these rockets what was the news we heard coming out of the Middle East, ... market research, surveys and trends


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Mortgage delinquencies increased 2.3 percent month-to-month to a rate of 9.20 percent in May, according to the latest Mortgage Monitor report from Lender Processing Services . At the same time, deterioration ratios increased after a two-month decline, with 2.5 loans rolling into a more severe status for every single loan that improved. Translation: one step forward, 2.5 steps back. The number of delinquent loans that “cured,” or became current, declined for every stage of delinquency except the “greater than six months delinquent” category, which LPS attributed mainly to loan modifications completed via HAMP . And we all know ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Online sales jumped 26 percent to a record on Cyber Monday - Nov ...
NEW YORK ( -- Total online purchases on Cyber Monday, one of the biggest shopping days for e-tailers, jumped 26 percent to a record $608 million, according to the latest numbers from ComScore Networks. "It [was] the highest single day in retail e-commerce history and the first day ever to break the $600 million threshold," Gian Fulgoni, chairman of comScore Networks, said in a statement. "While it was certainly an historic achievement, the online holiday shopping season is just beginning to kick into high gear. Having analyzed and reported on online sales for more than five years, we fully expect several days in the ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Fundamental Overview - Market Movers This Week – 7/5/2010
The U.S. Dollar had a mixed performance last week, rising sharply against the commodities currencies, where it gained 3.9% versus the Aussie, 3.6% against the Kiwi and a slightly less dramatic 2.5% vis-à-vis the Loonie. Nevertheless, the Greenback declined 1.5% and 0.9% against the Euro and Sterling respectively, and the Dollar also fell sharply against the Yen by 2.3%. Furthermore, Gold also had a major reality check, dropping over $60 per ounce at one point last week and settling at $1,207.70 per ounce for the Comex August gold futures contract on Friday. Crude oil was also down considerably, with August NYMEX Crude futures ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Australian Retail Sales Growth Cools, Building Approvals Drop
July 1 (Bloomberg) -- Australian retail sales growth weakened in May to the slowest pace in three months and building approvals fell, triggering a drop in the currency as investors boosted bets the central bank won’t resume raising borrowing costs until 2011. Weaker household spending and a slump in building approvals add to evidence the central bank’s six interest-rate increases from October to May are cooling domestic demand. A separate report published today showed manufacturing growth slowed in June for a second month on weaker growth in new orders. “This is more than enough to keep the Reserve Bank on the ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


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thanks to artificially low interest rates and a vigorous housing market that eventually ..... retail sales were 40.7 billion in 2008, down 4.4 percent from 2007 ... the single largest hit to the market. Kohl's opened a new 88000- ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
JS-603: Acting Assistant Secretary Warshawsky's Statement to TBAC
The U.S. economy weathered a challenging series of storms in the past three years.  Record-high taxes as a share of GDP, the bursting of the stock market bubble, and rising energy prices tipped the economy into recession in early 2001, subsequently exacerbated by the terrorist attacks.  The recession has been determined to have ended in November 2001, but the economy continued to perform in a choppy manner even after that date from the impact of corporate scandals, unease over domestic security, and economic weakness abroad.  Indeed, lingering effects of these headwinds, as well as more recent uncertainties ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Retail Sales Rise 0.6 Percent in January, U.S. Reports - The Tech
In an encouraging report that hinted at a budding economic recovery, the U.S. government said Thursday that retail sales in January rose 0.6 percent -- a much stronger showing than expected and the largest increase in eight months. Some economists, however, cautioned that the gains might represent a temporary rebound in consumer demand rather than the harbinger of a more vigorous recovery. The increase is also measured against the weak results of January 1990, when the Persian Gulf war depressed sales at major retailers. Still, many hailed the most recent retail sales results as signaling a possible reversal in sagging ...
Retails sales are down, so where are the bargains? | Ask MetaFilter
I guess a "bargain" is a subjective term. But surely there are deals to be had in this economic environment for the people who can spend? For example - I am looking to buy/rent the following: 1. winter coat, boots (anything suitable an icy/windy winter) 2. point and shoot digital camera (Canon SD 750 or similar) 3. blackberry/smartphone/new cell service (currently with Sprint) 4. new apartment (Amarillo, TX) 5. car maintenance (timing belt/waterpump for 2000 Camry) None of these good or services seem significantly discounted compared to when I saw them years ago. I've casually looked through sites like and ...
What is your viewpoint of China consumer price index?
May 8, 2009 (China Knowledge) - China's consumer price index (CPI), the major gauge of inflation, is likely to record a year-on-year shrinkage of 1.1% for April, according to a forecast report released on Tuesday by the research center of the Bank of Communications (BoComm), the fifth-largest bank in China.April is the third consecutive month that the CPI to register negative values.  by edwardclint on May 10 2009 (14 months ago) China's CPI falls 1.2% in March (Xinhua) Updated: 2009-04-16 11:18 China's consumer price index (CPI), a major gauge of inflation, fell 1.2 percent year ...