U.S. stocks dropped more than one percent on Tuesday with two Korea's exchanging fire adding to the already worrisome Irish debt crisis in Europe. Europe's debt crisis has mostly been factored in, so the new development in Korea is what really jolted the market.
Once again we find some strange activity occurring in these markets from a trading perspective, and it is time that the increased staff and resources of the beefed-up CTFC enforcement division look into crude oil and silver markets, in particular.
Google unveiled a “transparency tool” that gives information about requests it receives for user data or content removal from government agencies. The most recent data set--Jan. 2010 to Jun. 2010--the U.S. reign supreme this time around with 4,287 data requests, up almost 20%.
For centuries, the relationship between China and Japan may be best described as tense to turbulent with two Sino-Japanese wars all within the last century or so. However, the fuse was lit again this month when Japan seized a Chinese fishing boat near a disputed border. The Third Sino-Japanese War could be brewing, but with brand new battle formation this time around.
Both the U.S. and EU governments allege that a planned tax cut by Taiwanese government on domestic rice wine will create an unfair competition to imported whisky, cognac and brandy,and have threatened to file a WTO case against Tawian. As battle clouds are gathering at the WTO, it seems high time for some quick cross-cultural understanding....on rice wine.
All the latest M&A activity begs the question--where the heck is private equity? Can they still compete with large companies sitting on a pile of cash? If so, who will likely be the potential candidates?
The ink of the ruling against the offshore drilling moratorium is not even dry yet, the media is already jumping all over that Judge Martin Feldman is "greased with oil investments", says Mr. Christopher Helman, an Associate Editor of Forbes.