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Daimler Joins the Move to US

December 02, 2009
We have noted that the combination of the chronically weak dollar, strong productivity gains, and the threat of protectionism will likely encourage foreign companies to boost their productive capacity in the United States. A couple of Japanese auto producers have already made recent moves in this direction. Today, Germany's Daimler said it wil…
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Data and Policy Mix Frustrate Attempts to Stabilize BRL

December 02, 2009
Brazil has reported FIPE inflation and Oct industrial production figures today. The former did not rise as much as expected and the latter was a stronger than expected. FIPE calculation of CPI rose 0.29% in Nov. The consensus was for a rise of 0.32%-0.34%. In Oct, it rose 0.25%. The important point here is that Brazilian inflation appears to be ba…
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Gulf Leaders Summit--Small Step toward Monetary Union

December 01, 2009
Yesterday we noted reasons to be skeptical of a single currency for several Latam currencies under Venezuela's leadership. We can be only slightly more optimistic about the near-term possibilities of a monetary union in the Gulf.
A Gulf leaders summit began today. Two political issues were on the opening agenda: support for Saudi Arabia over t…
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Behind Better than Expected German Jobs Data

December 01, 2009
Germany reported today that November unemployment fell 7k instead of rising 5-10k as the market expected. This is the fifth consecutive month that the number of unemployed has fallen in Germany. It offers a stark contrast to the US jobs picture, where another net 125k are expected to have lost their jobs last month. But does it ?
There are two dri…
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More Thinking About the Japan and the Yen

December 01, 2009
The Bank of Japan announced a new liquidity facility today of roughly JPY10 trillion in three month loans to commercial banks. The BOJ came under pressure from the DPJ government and BOJ Governor Shirakawa can be forgiven if he does not see much of a difference between the pressure brought to bear by the previous LDP government and the new DPJ adm…
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