Cheesy Group Photos Symbolize Economic Paralysis – Bloomberg 09-03-12

Salient to Investors: William Pesek predicts the  Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit will end in disappointment. The paucity of accomplishments over the last two decades shows it to be too disparate economically, geographically and ideologically. Brunei, Chile, Russia, the U.S. and Vietnam share a widening income gap Read the full article at http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-03/cheesy-group-photos-symbolize-economic-paralysis.html

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BRICs Biggest Currency Depreciation Since 1998 to Worsen – Bloomberg 06-25-12

Salient to Investors: For the first time in 13 years, the real, ruble and rupee are weakening the most among developing-nation currencies, while the yuan has depreciated more than in any other period since its 1994 devaluation. Investors are fleeing the BRICs, after Brazil’s consumer default rate rose to the

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O’Neill’s BRICs Risk Hitting Wall Threatening G-20 Growth – Bloomberg 06-14-12

Salient to Investors: A prolonged slowdown in the BRICs threatens a world economy in its weakest spell since the end of the 2009 recession, which the BRICs helped shorten by contributing about half of the international expansion since 2007. Citigroup’s surprise index, which measures how much data miss predictions, is

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