Econintersect: Google analystics has given GEI page read counts for each of the 246 most read articles on Global Economic Intersection for the week 26 July through 01 August. The top ten are listed after the Read more >> jump.
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by Thom Davies, Arshad Isakjee and Surindar Dhesi, The Conversation
As the sun sets on Calais, a new barbed wire fence glints in the evening light, casting a shadow over the growing migrant camp known as the 'New Jungle'.
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Greece seems to be walking on egg shells on its way to recovery. After months of heady negotiations that saw the country on the verge of bankruptcy and a near “Grexit,” Athens is making its moves cautiously.
This can be expected to be a busier week than recent weeks, with a lot more going on and more volatility. It will be an especially important week for the USD, the AUD, and the GBP, with key central bank input also due regarding the JPY.
With the headlines focused on the financial events taking place in Greece and China, not much attention has been given to the situation in Venezuela.
The next major financial event seems to be taking place in the United Kingdom where talk of a “Brexit” has hit front page news.
The U.S. Dollar continued to gain positive momentum in the wake of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy decision.
by Dirk Ehnts, Econoblog101
I am preparing a course in Origins of Political Economy and look for writings on money and credit. One of the first texts I encountered has been von Mises with his 'The Theory of Money and Credit'.
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by Keith Fitz-Gerald, Money Morning
The official story is that raw materials are losing their luster in recent weeks amidst signals from the Fed that it's going to raise rates. The theory is that higher borrowing costs reduce the incentive to buy commodities by making them less attractive versus interest bearing instruments like bonds and equities that pay dividends because of the lost opportunity cost.
03Aug2015 Market Close: Brent Slides To Lowest Point Since January, 2015, U.S. Dollar Rests At Resis
03Aug2015 Market Update: Averages Mixed, Oil Falling, U.S. Consumer Spending Slowing Pace, Economy L
03Aug2015 Pre-Market Commentary: U.S. Futures Flat Chinese Slide Again, WTI Oil Weak And Greek Marke
Econintersect: Average gasoline prices fell 5.4 cents per gallon nationwide this past week following the previous week's 5.5 cent decline.