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BIS Warns We All Risk New Credit Bubble

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Asset prices worldwide have risen to potent levels reminiscent of the credit boom 5 years earlier. The Bank of International Settlements has warned that they may be losing touch with economic reality. Some asset prices appeared highly valued in a historical context relative to indicators of their riskiness. The institute states that it is unusual […]

Currency Market Snapshot

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Currency Market Snapshot   Open High Low EURUSD 1.38837 1.39351 1.38587 EURGBP 0.86386 0.865175 0.86288 GBPUSD 1.60725 1.61255 1.60295 EURJPY 128.952 130.018 128.092 USDJPY 92.8825 93.5175 92.38         Commentary: Yen crosses stabilise following a heavy selling. US equities closed falt and the Nikkei was down by 1.38%. The Aussie, USD and EUR […]

Ireland Riskier than PIGS

Monday, February 16th, 2009

The Republic of Ireland’s announced yet more measures to support its tormented banking industry. The government said it would invest EUR3.5 billion in each of Bank of Ireland and Allied Irish Bank, the country’s two largest banks. The EUR 7 billion cash injection will be funded from the taxpayers’ money – or as the official […]

GM and Chrysler Shut Down

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Is General Motors and Chrysler in merger talks? This rumour was doing the rounds again yesterday, following a report in the WSJ. GM denied this was the case, with a spokesperson stating ” I can say unequivocally we are not in any merger talks with Chrysler”. Manufacturing shut downs: GM halted production of the Volt […]

Woolworths Bankruptcy

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Woolworths was about to celebrate its 100th birthday this year, but instead of appointing party organizers to celebrate its century long history of success it had to appoint administrators after a vain last minute attempt to sell stores to raise cash.

Icelandic Stockmarket Collapse

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Iceland’s stock market index (OMX Iceland 15 Index) has hit rock bottom, losing 77.22% of its value in a single day. Iceland’s benchmark index last value was standing at 3004.62, when regulators decided to halt trading to prevent a freefall. The stock market suspension lasted for 3 days, since 9th of October and it was […]

Stock Trading Ban in Emerging Markets Exchanges

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Regulators halt stock trading in emerging-market exchanges. Is this for real? Further turmoil, instability and more less of everything (cash, investments, credit) is the emerging markets world’s response to greedy Wall Street today. The last week has been the worst for the emerging markets in almost a quarter of a century, and for some stock […]

Dow Jones Hit by Sell Orders

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

In a dramatic blow for Bush administration and his team of economists, the Congress finally rejected the $700 bailout package plan. The decision has sent shock waves

Lehman Brothers Filed for Bankruptcy. Merrill Lynch Saved by Bank of America.

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc has been forced to file for bankruptcy after spending a weekend trying to persuade either Barclays Plc or Bank of America, that the biggest underwriter of mortgage-backed securities still has some worth. He failed.

Fannie and Freddie – The Sequel

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

‘Fannie and Freddie’ – it sounds like the title of happy Disney family movie, but yet to many these two names are the equivalent of a horror film they do not necessarily want to watch.

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