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- Japan seen posting record trade deficit in January as import bill soars (Stanley White, Reuters) A burgeoning trade deficit is perhaps the biggest obstacle to growth for Japan. If the depreciated yen does not spur exports more than it has thus far, the import dependent energy sector might cut the Abenomics growth strategy off at the pass. See GEI News report on Japan GDP, just out.
- Why Gold Will Eventually Be Almost Worthless (Brian Lund, Daily Finance) A view of gold bugs as Luddites.
- The euro zone’s long-delayed recovery is finally taking root (Jason Karaian, Quartz) Here is a graph that puts the tenuous European recovery in perspective.
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