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Why is the Whole Pie Shrinking? Well - It's Recession Time

We are picking up signals from a source even more powerful than central banks. This source is the specter of global recession. One of the other signals is the shrinkage in world trade. You can have a reduced trade deficit but still find that exports and imports are both shrinking. It means the global trading economy is shrinking: a sure sign of recession.

Gold Imports Phenomenal In India - Up 571% To 150 Tonnes in Nov

Some of the restrictions that were imposed on Indian gold imports in August of 2013 were lifted at the end of last month. Despite the fact that all the restrictions were still in place, gold importation in November surged an incredible 571% relative to the same month last year at over 151.58 tonnes.

26 Other Ways China, The Largest Economy, Has Surpassed America

In terms of raw GDP, the U.S. is still number one, at least for now. But according to the IMF, China is now the number one economy on the entire planet in terms of purchasing power…China accounts for more total global trade than the US, consumes more energy than the US & China now manufactures more goods than the US does.

Alternative Measures Suggest Weaker Economy

In an economy where activity is beginning to surge, the prices of commodities also pick up, as demand for these increases. Rising economic activity leads to demand for credit & so interest rates also increase. But this is hardly the case, which increases risk of disappointment in months ahead which could be negative for markets.

The U.S. Dollar Under Siege - Long-Term Financial Implications

The US debt will continue its rapid growth that began in 2008. Historically, foreigners have been a reliable source of US Treasury purchases. But with the US issuing so much debt, foreigners have become saturated with US dollars and so have slowed their buying considerably.

More Leading Economists Call For Capital Controls

Historically, capital controls have been used in ‘desperate times’ – Too much of debt, deficit spending, trade deficit or wars. The simple idea behind capital controls: Create barriers to restrict the free flow of capital. And if you’re on the receiving end, capital controls can be enormously destructive.

Curbs On Gold Imports In India To Stay Despite Easing Trade Gap

India will keep a tight leash on gold imports despite a recent improvement in its trade deficit and lobbying by a bullion industry struggling with high premiums and a supply crunch – Indian importers have never been subject to restrictions and that is why they are finding this very painful.

37 Reasons Why “The Economic Recovery Of 2013? Is A Giant Lie

Of course, the reality of the matter is that we should have seen some sort of an economic recovery by now. All of that stimulus should have had some positive short-term effects on the economy – Sadly, all of those emergency measures do not appear to have done much at all.

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