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Weekly Market Review & Target Fills – February Week 1

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills - February Week 1

This week was mostly watching global markets rise and fall in tandem to crude oil prices. This was especially the case in the United States. Record high inventories, the result of a world output exceeding demand by over 1 million barrels a day, should of kept prices moving downward or at least stable. Instead prices […]

France In A State Of Emergency

France In A State Of Emergency

France with the second largest economy in Europe, has continued in economic stagnation for four years. There are a number of external factors that weigh heavily on growth for the French economy. However, much of what has been allowed to develop inside the country, is responsible for the dismal economic and investment performance of the […]

South Korea: Astounding Wealth With Precarious Security

South Korea: Astounding Wealth With Precarious Security

What the people of South Korea have managed to create in the past generation is simply astonishing. Through targeted investment, the country has been transformed from a simple mostly agrarian based society, to an economic behemoth that has developed trade ties and business contact around the world. Recognized as one of the Asian Tigers along […]

Vietnam Has Reached A Crossroad For The Future

Vietnam Has Reached A Crossroad For The Future

It is difficult to develop a modern technological savvy economy without a progressive and forward moving society. Authoritarian regimes always end up in the dilemma of government control versus growth. Vietnam has arrived at this critical juncture. The country is developing rapidly and is opening up to the West, but the authorities in power are […]

Elections Open A New Economic Path In Taiwan, But Raises Tensions With China

Elections Open A New Economic Path In Taiwan, But Raises Tensions With China

The national elections in Taiwan also known as the Republic of China in the middle of January, are now going to move this island nation in a new direction. The complete victory of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) founded in 1986, will ensure that. The vision is to restore the former economic Asian tiger to its former […]

The Collapse In Oil Prices Is Destabilizing World Markets

The Collapse In Oil Prices Is Destabilizing World Markets

International oil prices have been dropping precipitously in recent weeks. It is causing havoc among the energy industry and especially those nations that have become overly reliant on income derived from the sale of crude. During the last 18 months, a barrel of oil has dipped in price by more than 70%. Valuation has dropped […]

The Economic Third Way In Bolivia Is Under Pressure

The Economic Third Way In Bolivia Is Under Pressure

Bolivian President Evo Morales is observing with increasing alarm, as one socialist government after another falls to the forces of democracy in Latin America. Brought low by collapsing commodity prices and ill advised economic policies, the leftist regimes around South America are coming under increasing pressure to make reforms. Slowing global growth offers little hope, […]

Chinese Economic Growth Separating Fact From Fiction

Chinese Economic Growth Separating Fact From Fiction

China has most certainly become the second largest economy in the world. The Chinese economy after experiencing spectacular growth over the last few decades, is now moving into a new phase of more intermediate development. Although the government officials will continue to insist that the domestic economy is still growing at a rate close to […]

Is Ecuador The Next Domino To Fall In Latin America?

Is Ecuador The Next Domino To Fall In Latin America?

The end of the boom in commodities brought to the forefront, an important aspect of the leftist movement in Latin America. Mainly that it is economically unsustainable in the present global environment. The pattern is repeating itself as one nation after another, runs out of the money to sustain governments that came to power by […]