Singapore’s Developers Move From Best to Worst (Dec 2013)

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Source: Bloomberg – Singapore’s Developers Move From Best to Worst

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Singapore’s developers posted the worst performance on the benchmark Straits Times Index (FSSTI) this year after recording the biggest gains in 2012 as property curbs drove home sales lower and slowed price gains.

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Bond Losses of $1 Trillion if Yields Spike, BIS Says (Jun 2013)

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Source: CNBC – Bond Losses of $1 Trillion if Yields Spike, BIS Says

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Bondholders in the United States alone would lose more than $1 trillion if yields leap, showing how urgent it is for governments to put their finances in order, the Bank for International Settlements said on Sunday.

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Economic records set for the wrong reasons

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Source: BullionStar – Economic records set for the wrong reasons

We are living in unprecedented times. The number of new records set for the wrong reasons in the global economy are increasing more and more each day. In this article we review some of them to illustrate just how wrong things have become and the dangers the current environment pose to the man on the street.

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US bank customers to pay for deposits if ‘easy money’ fades away (Nov 2013)

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Source: RT – US bank customers to pay for deposits if ‘easy money’ fades away

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Americans may have to start paying to keep money in the bank. Retail banks have warned they might need to start charging customers and companies for deposits if the US Federal Reserve cuts interest it pays on bank reserves.

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Dow closes above 16,000 for the first time (Nov 2013)

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Source: USA Today – Dow closes above 16,000 for the first time

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In one of the most dramatic signs yet of the bull market’s strength, the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 16,000 for the first time in the much-watched average’s 117-year history.

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