December 2011

5 Tech Trends to Watch in 2012

2012 promises to be a very busy year in all things digital, but, as with any annum, there will be […]

Chinese sovereign debt

Chinese sovereign debt The bonds that tie Japan wants to buy Chinese government bonds Dec 31st 2011 | TOKYO AND […]

Malaysian Island Life

By Keith Hockton, International Living, On the terrace of the grand, British colonial E & O Hotel, evening light flickers […]

HSBC December Preliminary PMI Shows China Continuing to Contract

From The RightSite site, China’s manufacturing activity contracted in December while foreign direct investment fell for the first time in […]

10 surprises for 2012

LONDON (MarketWatch) — Shortly before the 1929 stock-market crash that ushered in a global recession, the American economist Irving Fisher […]

Contract signings for US homes up in November

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes in November rose to the highest level […]

Diamonds to Outpace Gold on Asian Spending

By Soraya Permatasari and Rajesh Kumar Singh, Bloomberg, Diamond prices are poised to rise for the next four years, outpacing […]

Lessons of the 1930s

Lessons of the 1930s There could be trouble ahead In 2008 the world dodged a second Depression by avoiding the […]

Survey: Home prices down in most major U.S. cities

U.S. home prices continue to fall despite improving consumer confidence. Home prices were down 3.4% in October from the same […]

Euro-zone: Damned with faint plans

Damned with faint plans Euro-zone government bonds have not been made safe—and the euro project remains in peril   THERE […]