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Arab Spring, Four Years Later

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Written by Frank Li

This post was triggered by two recent news stories about the Middle East:

  1. Today, Tunisia Is Tested.
  2. Yemen crisis: More than 100 die in attacks on Sanaa mosques.

Because both countries are closely tied to it, let's review the Arab Spring, four years later ...

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What We Read Today 31 March 2015

Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary "reading list" which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for "reading list" items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

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Greece Is Not The Only Country Facing Severe Economic Challenges

by Elliott Morss, Morss Global Finance

Introduction

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.

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FOREX NEWS by DailyForex

Euro Poised for New Quarterly Record

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 Euro-zone

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.

BOE Perfects Art of Stable Door Closure

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.

Fed Chief Comments Lift Dollar

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.

U.S. Job Report to Spur Fed Decision

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.
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Investing.com Technical Summary 31 March 2015



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Germany Wants to Bail Out Its Austerity Measures - Not Greece

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".

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March 2015 Conference Board Consumer Confidence Improves, Above Expectations

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.

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