LATEST NEWS : Europe Deflation Risk Seen by 74% in Global Investor Poll

Financial professionals are optimistic about the global economy, just not as fervent about it as they were at the start of the year. That’s the message from the latest Bloomberg Markets Global Investor Poll, which shows concern about risks ranging from the turmoil in Ukraine to the threat of deflation in Europe. continue reading at bloomberg.com

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Internationalizing the Internet

Recently, the former Director of the NSA and the CIA, (retired) General Michael Hayden, attended a forum in Washington, DC. In a speech entitled “The Tension Between Security and Liberty,” General Hayden argued that section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which grants the NSA access to certain forms of communications of US citizens, […]

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Bullard Says Taper Possible Next Month After Close QE Call

“Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard, a voter on policy this year who has backed record stimulus, said a small tapering of bond buying is possible next month after the Fed made a close call this week in deciding not to slow purchases.”   Continue reading on bloomberg.com

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Passaparola – the nonexistent recovery

“All this optimism regarding the economic forecasts seems to be a little bit excessive, especially given the technical issues that are still hiding dangerously in both the central and the local financial accounts. In accounting terms we are not exactly precise and you should understand that the financial statements of a territorial body are not […]

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Fed Finds 18 Large Banks Weak in at Least One Capital Area

“Five years after one of the most costly financial crises in U.S. history, the 18 largest banks still fall short in at least one of five areas critical to risk management and capital planning, the Federal Reserve said. While many banking companies have improved capital planning techniques and raised capital levels, “there is still considerable […]

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