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Anticipating risks in 2011…but can we?

”Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing” says Warren Buffett. As true as that seems, there is a very powerful second dimension to it: If you don’t anticipate what’s coming, you can do as well as you want and … Continue reading

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What’s up in 2011?

What a year 2010 has been! The sheer dramatics all over the financial world were breathtaking at times, and surely it was a remarkable year announcing a remarkable decade. But where do we go from here? Let’s recap the most … Continue reading

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New hope for Argentina’s economy

It is too early for clinking glasses but former Argentine president Nestor Kirchner (RIP 2010)  will turn over in his grave if he is following current talks to IMF – Please yourself Nestor! Talks are for the sake of Argentine … Continue reading

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Argentina is no treat for vultures

No need to be all optimistic about Argentina’s economy after its latest stunt in bond-politics.

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G20 against the use of exchange rates as weapons

Are we running towards an international “currency war”? This topic has become a major concern as countries more and more manipulate the value of currencies to their advantage without any concern about the influence on the world economy.                                                

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All eyes on China’s property bubble

A recent report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) states that China’s property market has indeed formed a bubble – but the fund says it is only restricted to larger cities and is not growing in extreme dimensions.

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