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Bumpy Ride Ahead in Europe & Elsewhere

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Ms. Daisy
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Re: Nowhere fast
Ms. Daisy   11/8/2011 9:10:08 PM
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Jennifer, what do you feel will be the impact of leadership changes in Europe on the supply chain? First Greece now Italy, should we be hopeful or head for the hills?

anandvy
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Re: Re : Bumpy Ride Ahead in Europe & Elsewhere
anandvy   11/7/2011 5:57:53 AM
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@Jennifer, thanks for the response. I will try to contact Marc Herman to get insight into Japan's growht.


Jennifer Baljko
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Re: Re : Bumpy Ride Ahead in Europe & Elsewhere
Jennifer Baljko   11/7/2011 5:44:14 AM
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Hi Anandvy,

Thanks for the question, and for mentioning Japan's growth. I haven't been tracking Japan's  particular situation lately as I'm following Europe more closely than Asia. I'm hesitant to speculate without researching it more. In the meantime, you may want to direct this question to EBN Asia Time's Marc Herman as he's following the region more closely. 

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Re: Nowhere fast
Jennifer Baljko   11/7/2011 4:36:04 AM
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Agree to some extent.. the US economy seems to have some bright spots, but in an interdependent global economy it's hard to say how long that will hold or what will wag the tail. Despite stock trading practices, though, many global economies still haven't settled firmly into a long-term recovery period. If Europe's performance is still swinging off balance, US-based companies that have operations here will also feel a pinch a few quarters out.

Here's an updated report from Reuters talking about some of this

http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/11/04/us-markets-global-weekahead-idINTRE7A33RY20111104

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Re : Bumpy Ride Ahead in Europe & Elsewhere
anandvy   11/7/2011 2:41:26 AM
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"a closer look at the charts showed that Europe's semiconductor sales fell into negative territory."

@Jennifer, Surprised to see +ve growth in Japan's "Month-to-Month" and "Three-month-moving-average" sales number. Any particular reason for this growth ? How long do you think Japan can sustain this growth ?




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Re: Nowhere fast
Ariella   11/3/2011 12:42:16 PM
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Yes, one of the things enabled by technology is to place transaction at such a precise time to take advantage of the slightest movement. But such forms of trading, while they make money for the firm or its clients, are not necessarily good for the economy.

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Nowhere fast
FLYINGSCOT   11/3/2011 5:47:31 AM
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It was only a couple of weeks ago that USA was reporting that we were definitely not going into recession again and that the green shoots were clearly visible.  Now we are all back to doom and gloom.  I also read this week about how trading firms pay extra for the fastest comms lines so they can buy and sell in milliseconds (I repeat milliseconds) and thus benefit from the smallest market swings.  This practise of course results in making the swings more severe and adds fuel to the flames.



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