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A weak currency isn't rebalancing the British economy – it's strangling it

Interest rates close to zero, another £50bn of Sterling spewing from the presses, negative growth, public spending up by 8pc a year and tax receipts down 7pc – not the death throes of the Weimar Republic, but the state of the contemporary British economy. The announcement yesterday that Quantitative Easing would be expanded to £375bn is good news [...]
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JPM Previews Rising Rates: "In The Short Term, Investors Sell What They Can"

Business & Finance : Zero Hedge (yesterday)

Over the weekend, JPM addressed the question of whether "asset price inflation, produced by 7 years of zero interest rates, has to morph into asset price deflation when the Fed starts hiking rates." It further adds: "We have for yea... Read Post

The Ongoing Tension Between Inflation and Growth in the People's Republic

Business & Finance : Zero Hedge (3 hours ago)

China has announced a new stimulus program. The Government in the People’s Republic is walking a tightrope. On the one hand, if the economy tanks, there will be an increase in civil unrest. And on the other hand, if the Chinese Gove... Read Post

Sterling hits 8-month trade-weighted high

Business & Finance : Business Report (last year)

Sterling rose to an eight-month high against a basket of currencies. ||| London - Sterling rose to an eight-month high against a basket of currencies on Friday on the view that a strengthening British economy will mean interest rate... Read Post


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