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Is Germany Preparing a European Power Play?

Posted by Larry Doyle on November 17th, 2011 10:36 AM |

What will be the end game for the European Union? Clearly the EU will not and cannot maintain the status quo.

With contagion clearly spreading throughout the EU and by extension the global economy, the stakes within the EU are raised almost on a daily basis. Where will this end up?

Who knows but what we do know is that the “road to perdition” or some form of “extended purgatory” will ultimately run not through Brussels, nor London, nor Paris, nor Athens, nor Rome but through the German capital of Berlin.

What are the Germans thinking? What might they have in store?¬† (more…)

Overnight Developments April 15, 2010

Posted by Larry Doyle on April 15th, 2010 6:52 AM |

There have been a number of developments overnight which highlight the fact that the cross currents on our global financial landscape are anything but smooth and consistent. Let’s touch on a number of these stories with a brief editorial comment so we can most effectively navigate the economic landscape.

1. China’s 1st quarter GDP registers an 11.9% year over year increase. Be mindful this increase is compared to 1st quarter 2009, when the global economy came to a virtual standstill. What will China do to slow their economy from overheating? (more…)

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