Monthly Archives: March 2011

US finances rank near worst in world

The US ranks near the bottom of developed global economies in terms of financial stability and will stay there unless it addresses its burgeoning debt problems, a new study has found. http://www.cnbc.com/id/42246531

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Message to our valued clients

Just a quick update on global events and how they may affect strategies and performances going forward There has been a small “correction” in global markets as a result of the uncertainty over the Japanese earthquake and tsunami and the … Continue reading

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Portugal braces for Govt collapse over debt vote

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s government is on the verge of collapse after opposition parties withdrew their support for another round of austerity policies aimed at averting a financial bailout. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Portugal-braces-for-govt-apf-4252480887.html?x=0&.v=4

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Pray For Japan, Worry for Europe

WASHINGTON — While the world has been transfixed with Japan, Europe has been struggling to avoid another financial crisis. On any Richter scale of economic threats, this may ultimately matter more than Japan’s grim tragedy. One reason is size. Europe … Continue reading

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Share rebound buoyed by G7 intervention

The Australian sharemarket is trading higher as investors venture into riskier assets on the prospect that a nuclear catastrophe in Japan may be avoided. http://www.smh.com.au/business/markets/share-rebound-buoyed-by-g7-intervention-20110318-1bzqd.html

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Property the most dangerous of investments

Property is widely seen as a safe asset. It is arguably the most dangerous of all, says Andrew Palmer http://www4.economist.com/node/18250385

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