Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Quick Overview

  • The Fed promised to keep interest rates near zero for at least two more years and said it would consider further steps to help growth, sparking a rebound in stocks. DJ down 635 yesterday - up 430 today. For once, the worn-out expression about roller coaster stock markets was apt.

  • (Bloomberg) China may join Asian nations from South Korea to India in delaying interest-rate increases after the nation’s leaders urged global cooperation to stabilize financial markets.

  • World crude oil and liquid fuels consumption will grow by 1.4 million barrels per day in 2011 and by 1.6 million barrels per day in 2012, outpacing average global demand growth of 1.3 million barrels per day from 1998-2007, the U. S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said.

  • Japans consumer confidence rose to 37.0 in July from 35.3 in June.

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