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George is a columnist, investor, and economist. He has written for Seeking Alpha, The Motley Fool,, Psychology Today and his works have been featured on Seeking Alpha's Wall Street Breakfast, MSN Money, Yahoo! Finance, AOL DailyFinance, CNNMoney, CNBC, MarketWatch, TheStreet,... More
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  • Not Bad, Iceland

    Daria V. Zakharova, IMF mission chief to Iceland, recently noted that Iceland's surprisingly strong recovery holds many lessons for survival during a financial crisis: here.

    Aug 13 6:49 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Worrying News Out Of China

    Unlike the U.S., which recently posted positive trade data (albeit for June), China posted worrying trade information for the month of July. In July, China's trade surplus narrowed from $31.7B in June to $25.1B, completely missing the consensus of $35.2B. Moreover, exports to Europe fell 16.2% while overall export growth edged up 1%, which is miniscule considering the export growth of 11.3% in June.

    Tags: GXC, PEK, DSUM, China, Economy
    Aug 12 7:11 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Some Good Developments From Greece?

    Pinch me. I must be dreaming.

    According to Reuters, Greece managed to shrink its January-July central government budget deficit to 13.2B euros, below the 15.98B euros a year ago and the target of 14.83B euros.

    However, it should be noted that the central government budget deficit is NOT the general government deficit, which is used as the benchmark for the EU's assessment of Greece's fiscal performance and will be one of the main driving forces behind further bailout funding for Greece from the IMF and the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). So yes, this development is nice and all but the figures that truly matter have yet to be released.

    Aug 12 6:47 PM | Link | Comment!
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