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Carlyle Group (CG) mines data each quarter from its 200-plus portfolio companies around the...

Carlyle Group (CG) mines data each quarter from its 200-plus portfolio companies around the world to shape its global outlook, and the P-E firm paints a gloomy picture. It sees “real weakness” in the U.S., as household spending declined Q/Q; business spending remains weak. China's growth is stabilizing; Europe is contracting at the fastest rate since 2009.
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  • Julius Ferraro
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    Wait no this can't be!!! I thought everything was ok. Isn't that why we are trading at 1400??
    8 Aug 2012, 03:03 PM Reply Like
  • Hendershott
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    Because corporate profit margins are at record levels due to low labor costs and almost nonexistent cost of capital.
    8 Aug 2012, 04:58 PM Reply Like
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