viernes, 28 de septiembre de 2012

26-09-12: Global Systemic Crisis. Libertad, Igualdad y Pluralidad. News / notícias /

Spring 2013 in Europe: The time of the riots.
The rich tax exiles in each country, the outsourcing and factory closings like PSA in France, banks’ refloating as in Spain, the strong-arm police interventions in the sensitive suburbs, the lobbying by the rich at national parliaments to try to exonerate themselves from the effort requested from each citizen, the increasingly felt gap between stagnant incomes since 2008 and increasingly heavier tax pressure, the simplistic temptations of domestic withdrawal and the hunt for the scapegoat expressed in radical extremism surfing on the concern and anger of an increasing number of those excluded, will be the pretext for a large number of riots beginning in spring 2013. The geography of these 2013 riots is uneven...

3rd Euro-BRICS Seminar (Cannes, Sept. 27-28, 2012) - Programme 
Euro-BRICS 2012-2014: Towards a set of thematic cooperation networks based on a specific political-diplomatic framework, organized by LEAP in partnership with MGIMO...

Obama vs. Romney: How they'd handle the $7 trillion fiscal cliff
It's one of the biggest decisions facing Congress: what to do about the fiscal cliff -- the $7 trillion worth of tax increases and spending cuts that start taking effect next year. Two major sticking points: whether to extend some or all of the Bush tax cuts and and how to replace the nearly $1 trillion in spending cuts.

7 global companies warn tough times ahead
Companies will soon close the books on the quarter, and if comments from Intel and FedEx are an accurate indication, profit warnings could figure prominently in their reports. Multinationals are facing stiffer economic headwinds than at the start of the year. The U.S. dollar has appreciated against the euro, nicking sales in a region that’s already reeling. And growth rates have slowed elsewhere.  

China Stocks Breach Key Level, More Losses Seen
China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite Index broke below a key support level on Wednesday, touching its lowest point in more than three and a half years, and market watchers told CNBC mainland stocks are set to suffer further losses in the coming weeks. 

British Bankers' Association to be stripped of Libor rate-setting role
The British Bankers' Association is to be stripped of its role of setting the Libor interest rate – used as the benchmark for the cost of borrowing for households and businesses around the world – following the rate-rigging scandal which resulted in Barclays being fined £290m for its attempts to manipulate the rate. 

Study Reveals Germans Less Confident than they Seem
Despite the euro crisis, Germany has largely flourished in recent years. So why are its people always complaining? A recent study shows they're plagued by self-doubt and fears of losing their prosperity. There may be something to the stereotype of the tortured German soul after all.  

Mas throws down the gauntlet in pursuit of “national transition”
Catalonia premier Artur Mas set his ruling CiU nationalist coalition on a collision course with Madrid on Monday when he announced that a right-to-decide resolution will be submitted to the regional assembly with a view to having it approved on Thursday.  

Syrian War’s Spillover Threatens a Fragile Iraq
The civil war in Syria is testing Iraq’s fragile society and fledgling democracy, worsening sectarian tensions, pushing Iraq closer to Iran and highlighting security shortcomings just nine months after American forces ended their long and costly occupation here.

Back the EU or risk isolation, Polish minister warns Britain
 Polish foreign minister Radek Sikorski has called on Britain to abandon its "false consciousness" of euroscepticism and take the lead in EU decision-making. Speaking at the Global Horizons conference at Blenheim palace near Oxford on Friday (21 September), the Oxford-educated Sikorski said Britain's hostility towards the EU is based on "myths."

Traité européen : si on leur demandait leur avis, les Français diraient oui
L'Humanité publié lundi a crédité le "oui" de 52% si le traité budgétaire européen était soumis à référendum aujourd'hui. 39% des personnes qui ont voté non au référendum sur le traité constitutionnel en 2005 voteraient oui. 

UK Deficit Could Surpass Greece: Morgan Stanley
Bad news for U.K. politicians clinging to the notion that the nation’s AAA debt rating indicates a clean bill of financial health. Morgan Stanley expects the British budget shortfall to earn the dubious distinction as Europe’s largest in 2013-14, surpassing even the deficit in troubled Greece.

Assurance vie : pourquoi l'hiver va être rude
Ce n'est un secret pour personne : l'assurance vie traverse une période difficile. Depuis quelques temps, le placement préféré des Français peine en effet à sortir la tête de l'eau. Et les beaux jours ne sont pas encore d'actualité ! Principales explications : des rendements qui font grise mine, et un régime fiscal en passe d'être totalement remis en cause.   

The Emerging Headache of QE3
The Fed has promised to purchase US$ 40 billion worth of mortgage-backed securities (MBS) per month until it is satisfied with the economy. By all accounts an unemployment rate above 7 percent is not satisfactory to the Fed. Its own analysis doesn't expect the unemployment rate to fall below 7 percent in two years.  

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