Written by Frank Li
This post was triggered by two recent news stories about the Middle East:
Because both countries are closely tied to it, let's review the Arab Spring, four years later ...
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by Elliott Morss, Morss Global FinanceIntroduction
The media is doing a more than adequate job of covering the futile dance between the Eurozone "leaders" and Greece. But Greece is not the only country facing fundamental economic challenges. This article identifies other countries in the most dire straits and the problems they face.
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Infographic Of The Day: Europe's IXV Space Plane
The European Space Agency's unmanned IXV (Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle) is a test vehicle for trying out technologies that could be used in future low-Earth-orbit spacecraft.
FOREX NEWS by DailyForex
As the end of this quarter draws to a close, the common currency Euro is poised to record its single worst quarter ever.
Confidence in the euro zone’s economy rose for a fourth straight month in March to its highest since July 2011, a European Commission survey showed on Monday, suggesting the weak euro and lower oil prices are spurring the recovery.
It is always easy to be wise after the event. Bank regulators should have been more wary of the risks to the banking sector through dubious loans issued to sub-prime lenders and the folly of “securitising” such loans in blocks and believing that that would make an investment grade product.
In spite of the recent Federal Reserve policy decision which was surprisingly and decidedly dovish, the head of the US central bank, Janet Yellen, confirmed over the weekend that the Fed could begin gradually raising interest rates later in the year.
Economists and investors are anxious about the March U.S. labor market report due out in the next week which could be the deciding factor in when the Federal Reserve will spring its first interest rate hike.
by Peter Bloom, The Conversation
After several months of tense and often antagonistic negotiations, Greece and its creditors appear to be at a stalemate. In order to receive a further bail-out funds, the Syriza government has proposed a set of reforms that in the view of Germany, the ECB and the IMF "don"t make the grade".
Investing.com Technical Analysis (as of Tue, 31 March 2015 05:00pm EST)
by Investing.com Staff, Investing.com
Below, technical overviews and analysis for key stock indices, commodities and currency pairs, based on market activity at the close of the 31 March 2015 U.S. session. This information is a comprehensive summary derived from simple and exponential moving averages along with key technical indicators shown for specific time intervals.
31Mar2015 Market Close: Oil Slides, DOW Closed Down 200 Points, Iran Deal Deadline Tonight, Generall
31Mar2015 Market Update: Markets Remain Down Oil Trend Fractionally Higher, Iran Still On Minds Of I
31Mar2015 Pre-Market Commentary: Iran Deal Concerning Investors As Greece Lenders Fail To Reach Deal
Written by Doug Short and Steven Hansen
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index improved moderately after its decrease last month. The market expected this index to come in at 93.0 to 98.2 (consensus 95.5) versus the 101.3 reported.