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Several Events to Watch Today

March 21, 2012

British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivers a 2012-13 budget today that will press onward with substantial austerity yet manage to offer some tax reductions.  At stake is whether the economy can retain its top AAA credit rating. Fed Chairman Bernanke testifies in Congress on Europe.  The gist of his remarks surfaced earlier.  He […] More

Concern over Chinese Demand Hits European Equities

March 20, 2012

Share prices have fallen 1.2% in France, 1.1% in Germany and 1.0% in Britain.  In Asia, stocks slumped 1.7% in China where auto sales seem to be sputtering.  The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong fell by 1.1%, and Australia’s bourse lost 0.4%.  Japanese markets were shut for the vernal equinox holiday. Other indications of […] More