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Iraq: An Army of Soldiers to be Replaced by an Army of Businessmen

Dec 14, 2011 at 17:54 | James Burgess

After nearly nine years, all US Forces are mandated to withdraw from Iraqi territory by 31 December 2011 under the terms of a bilateral agreement signed in 2008. Now the…

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What Does China's Reduction in Oil Imports and Trade Suggest?

Dec 14, 2011 at 17:31 | Stuart Burns

Several articles have come out recently drawing on November oil imports, trade and electricity data to suggest China is slowing rapidly and potentially heading for a hard landing. The FT…

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China’s Economy Threatened by Water Shortages

Nov 09, 2011 at 17:57 | Christopher Cundy

Companies in China that use water efficiently will be better positioned to profit in an economy increasingly at risk from water stress and new water regulations, according to analysis by…

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Rough Seas Ahead for Brazil's Booming Economy

Nov 07, 2011 at 07:29 | Stuart Burns

Brazil has fared better than most over the last year or two. True, the country does have a problem with inflation, which has proved stubbornly hard to contain, and a…

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2012 and the Coming Financial Crises

Oct 25, 2011 at 07:44 | Gail Tverberg

It looks to me as though 2012 is likely to be a truly awful financial year, with several crises converging: 1. Either very high oil prices or recession,2. The US governmental…

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European Debt Crisis: Is This the Beginning of the End?

Oct 20, 2011 at 08:51 | Top Stock Portfolios

Almost exactly two years since the onset of the Greek debt crisis, the European Commission has set out to create a comprehensive strategy to rein in the crisis and return…

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The 65 Year Debt Bubble and a New Financial System

Oct 12, 2011 at 07:46 | Gail Tverberg

When I write about high oil prices having an adverse impact on the economy, quite a few readers respond by saying, “No, most (or all) of the problem is a…

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The Most Bizarre Recession in History

Oct 04, 2011 at 07:23 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

If we are now in recession, this is the most bizarre one in history. It is a recession where the first thing people do is rush out and buy a…

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Following the Money: A Look at Solyndra’s Lender

Sep 19, 2011 at 15:33 | Bruce Krasting

If you want to find out what happened with Solyndra you have to follow the money. I did. The half billion dollars of taxpayer dough that is probably lost in…

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Bank of England Governor: Global Economy is Back on the Precipice

Aug 16, 2011 at 08:04 | Ag Metal Miner

We don’t normally look to Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England, as a luminary of the financial world. Not that Mr. King isn’t a clever fellow, but he…

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