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It's hard to feel sorry for a bunch of investors in the US and here who think things are getting better. For example, in just 24 hours Wall Street went from boom, as the economy surges on export drive, to the grim reality that US consumers are not spending: exports might account for around 19% of the US economy at most, consumers for upwards of 70%, the strength is with consumers.
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Asian stocks, including Australia fell last week, sending the region's benchmark index to its lowest in more than two years. But Friday's quick reversal of Thursday's commodity price spike, led by oil, should steady markets in the region today, and Australia's bounce on Friday off the back of the higher resource stocks, could be sustained if resource stocks are resilient..
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The Government of Canada is providing organic farmers with the support they need to tap into new and locally-based markets. This Government continues to support the organic industry while they grow to meet increasing consumer demand for organic products.
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State Street Global Markets, the investment research and trading arm of State Street Corporation released the results of the State Street Investor Confidence Index® for August 2008. Global Investor Confidence decreased by 6.8 points to 77.2 from a revised July level of 84.0. This month it was North American investors who drove the move, with confidence in that region declining from 85.8 to 77.7.
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Trading activity across the London Stock Exchange Group remained resilient during July 2008, driven by strong trading in UK equities. A total of 24.3 million equity trades were carried out across the Group, with a combined value of £263.5 billion (€333.9 billion). This was an increase of 35 per cent in the number of trades compared with the same month last year, and a decrease of four per cent in overall value traded for the Group as a whole.
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The unprecedented growth seen in China, India and Russia has created strong demand for iron ore. China itself consumes over 50% of the world's iron ore production. The shortage of iron ore will continue until 2011.
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Dollar up, gold down sharply: another week, another five days of readjustment as global recession fears grip investors. But you'd be entitled to ask if the sharp rise in the value of the greenback and the sharp fall in gold were more examples of extreme movements in prices driven by thoughtless momentum as investors look for the easy gains: just as they were doing earlier this year by buying oil and selling equities, especially banks and financial stocks.
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Gold finished below $US 800, finishing the biggest weekly slide for the metal in a quarter of a century as punters, speculators and anyone else just went off the metal big time. The surging greenback helped, but there seems to have developed a real disinterest in the metal, despite the continuing instability in Georgia and Russia's bellicose stance. Seeing gold peaked at $US1033.90 on March 27, it's now at $US792.10, down more than $US240 an ounce, or more than 23%.
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After a longer than normal delay, commodity prices have entered a significant correction on the back of slumping global growth and a stronger $US. Notwithstanding, occasional bounces the downwards correction in commodity prices has further to go over the next six months or so.
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To help vehicle manufacturers in their pursuit to improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) offered insight on the benefits of steel in a seminar on world class manufacturing today at the Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City.
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