Archive for January 11th, 2010

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Observations on World Population

January 11, 2010

World population did not always advance as rapidly as it has been doing since the American and French revolutions.  It took 1.5 millennia for the world population to expand by 200 million, or 67%, to roughly a half-billion around 1500 and a further 300 years to double to a billion people.  The doubling interval more […] More

New Overnight Developments Abroad - Daily Update

Dollar Falters as Commodities Surge

January 11, 2010

The dollar overnight lost 1.0% against sterling, 0.8% versus the euro and Australian dollar, 0.7% against the Swiss franc and kiwi, and 0.4% relative to the Canadian and Japanese currencies.  Japanese markets were closed for Coming of Age Day. Gold prices jumped 1.7% to $1157.80 per troy ounce, while oil advanced 0.9% to $83.52 per […] More