Three economic crises, cutting rates and banning cash – The Economist 09-18-15

Salient to Investors: Andy Haldane at the Bank of England said: Inflationary reputation is hard-earned and easily lost central bank promises to re-anchoring the rate at some future point is damaging to macro-economic stability. Further QE, especially making it permanent, risks blurring the boundary between monetary and fiscal policy and hurts central

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When It Comes To Total Debt, Greece Is Not That Much Worse Than France (Or The USA) – Zero Hedge 07-17-15

Salient to Investors: Tyler Durden writes: The IMF has admitted Greece has an unsustainable debt problem. French PM Hollande’s sole focus in the Greek crisis was to preserve near-term stability and his job at any cost – he is guaranteed to lose the 2017 French elections. Once the current generation

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Fareed Zakaria GPS – CNN 05-24-15

Salient to Investors: Fareed Zakaria said: Britain, which created the world we live in, has become parochial and has essentially resigned as a global power: a tragedy for us all. The Royal United Services Institute predicts that the British army could shrink to 50,000, smaller than at any point since the 1770s

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IMF downgrades global growth forecast – BBC News 01-19-15

Salient to Investors: The IMF said: The global economy will grow 3.5% in 2015 and 3.7% in 2016. The boost from the sharp fall in oil prices will be more than offset by negative factors, including weaker investment. The euro area recovery will continue at only 1.2% growth in 2015 and 1.4% in 2016.

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Fareed Zakaria GPS – CNN 01-18-15

Salient to Investors: Fareed Zakaria said: The theory that “we fight them there so we don’t have to fight them here” is still wrong and would commit the US to a fool’s errand for decades. Cherif Kouachi, one of the Paris terrorists, testified that it was American intervention in the Middle East

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Income Inequality Significantly Hurts Economic Growth, OECD Says – Bloomberg 12-08-14

Salient to Investors: The OECD said: Widening inequality creates a drag on economic growth that can be counteracted by tax policies to benefit the less well-off. Changes in wages and salaries have been the biggest direct driver of inequality. The earnings of the 10% best-paid workers have risen relative to the

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Almost Half of China’s Rich Want to Emigrate – BloombergBusinessWeek 09-15-14

Salient to Investors: Barclays said 47% of China’s wealthy are planning to move abroad within 5 years, versus 23% in Singapore, 16% in Hong Kong, 20% in Britain, 6% in America and 5% in India. 78% named bettering children’s education and their future job prospects as their main reasons, 73% said a better

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