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Asia drops as Japanese GDP--while growing--disappoints. You would think global markets would be delighted to hear that Japan had positive GDP growth for the first time in five quarters.
Something has to give and give soon. We need to have a rebound in global demand or we'll see bad things happen to commodity prices.
Nielsen boxes are dinosaurs and despite Nielsen's expansion, the media and advertising business want to have a better sense of how and where people consume content. Sources tell me a major partnership is in the works.
Music fans around the world have a love-hate relationship Ticketmaster, which provides a seemingly infinite variety of live events, at a cost. Now the company is feeling the impact of the recession.
Many market experts and economists are saying that the world has avoided the next Great Depression, but concerns still abound about how long negative or slow economic growth will continue.
Finally there's progress in Hollywood's push to enter China. The WTO issued a 460 page ruling that demands that the Chinese government ease its restrictions, and among other things allow U.S. content companies to work with any distributors, not just those controlled by the government.
China said Thursday it might appeal a major World Trade Organization ruling that told Beijing to ease restrictions on imported movies, music and books in its latest trade dispute with Washington.
While the high powered, high velocity stimulation via Chinese bank loans is extremely potent, the question remains whether the economic growth can continue without it. More worrisome, what happens if the 20% equity speculation is pulled out of the Chinese stock market?
Expect the Fed to continue their purchase of Treasuries, agency debt, and mortgage-backed securities and most feel the Fed will leave the purchase programs as is and not expand the programs.
Mixed morning as the Fed begins its two-day policy meeting. Traders are sounding a bit more pessimistic this morning, noting that the put/call ratio is at .70 (7 puts for every 10 calls), a sign that traders are very bullish. Traders believe these indicators, when they are at the higher end of their ranges, often indicate at least a short-term market top.
Asian stocks ended slightly higher on Tuesday but investors stayed cautious after economic data from China showed a weaker-than-expected increase in July industrial output. This also followed a lower end in the U.S. as investors took a breather after a four-week rally.
For commodities trades, China is a market mover, Tim Seymour breaks down the long term trends and shows you how to play them.
Will they or won't they? TechCrunch, from an admittedly "thin" though historically accurate source says they will.
China appears to be at a crossroads with the massive bank lending program that has occurred during the first half of 2009.
Asian markets marched higher on Monday after the latest U.S. employment numbers showed signs of a stabilizing job market, raising hopes that the United States can lead the world out of a recession.
A typhoon pummeled China's eastern coast Sunday, toppling houses, flooding villages and forcing nearly a million people to flee to safety.
For the first time in decades, General Electric is adding new operations at two of its manufacturing hubs, underlining what the company says is a new commitment to producing in the United States.
Asian stocks dipped Friday as investors grew cautious before a key U.S. jobs report, while the Australian dollar got only a brief lift despite signals from the central bank that interest rates could rise over time.
The hope is that we will see some back to school lift, but Labor Day is the latest possible date this year. There are a lot of tax-free holidays in August, particularly in the South, that may help.
Global stocks were mostly higher Thursday ahead of central bank decisions out of Europe and the UK. Experts tell CNBC now may be best to take profits in China and that investors should not expect a technology boom any time soon.