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Schuldenrekord:Investoren misstrauen USA

Posted by hkarner - 28. April 2011

von Jörg Hackhausen, Handelsbltt.com, 28/4

Die Investoren haben lange stillgehalten. Sie haben den USA immer wieder Kredit eingeräumt. Doch angesichts der Neuverschuldung in Billionenhöhe verlieren sie langsam die Geduld..

Was, wenn die Amerikaner ihre Schulden nicht in den Griff bekommen? Eine Frage, die früher nicht einmal gedacht werden durfte, wird inzwischen an den Märkten unverhohlen diskutiert. Bill Gross hat den Anfang gemacht. Der führende Kopf bei Pimco, dem weltgrößten Anleiheinvestor, misstraut der Finanzpolitik in Washington und hat sämtliche US-Staatsanleihen verkauft. „Ich habe Wertpapiere, deren Rendite nicht einmal die Inflation ausgleicht. Da gibt es bessere Optionen. Als Firma geben wir uns mit so etwas nicht zufrieden“, begründete Gross den Schritt. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Advanced Economies: Minutes to Midnight?

Posted by hkarner - 28. April 2011

   Date: 28-04-2011
 Source: YaleGlobal
Subject: Advanced Economies: Minutes to Midnight? Part I

Advanced economies face momentous decisions to sustain their prosperity and lifestyles. In a two-part series, YaleGlobal reviews the challenges faced by the US and the Eurozone. In 1917 the US Congress passed statutory limits, unusual by world standards, for issuing bonds, to avoid separate approval on every issue. The ceiling has been raised many times since to the current limit, $14.294 trillion. The US borrows about 40 cents of every dollar it spends. Any signal of default or refusing to put financial affairs in order would unnerve credit markets, hike interest rates and erode the dollar’s status as the world’s reserve currency. Long-term obligations on military spending, retirement pensions and health care are out of control, argues economist David Dapice in the first article of the series. To reduce massive deficits, US politicians must slash spending or raise taxes. The easiest place for cuts is following Canada’s lead in health care: Canada spends about half what the US spends per capita and achieves better results. But special interests in the US resist reforms. If the US continues to avoid tough budget decisions, global credit markets will impose higher borrowing costs. – YaleGlobal

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A Japanese Plant Struggles to Produce a Critical Auto Part

Posted by hkarner - 28. April 2011

   Date: 28-04-2011
 Source: The New York Times

Renesas’s Naka factory in Japan. Renesas supplies 40 percent of the world market with a crucial car computer chip.

HITACHINAKA, Japan — A modern car is a computer on wheels. The window openers, the dashboard navigation maps, the fuel injectors — these and many other operations are controlled by some of the 100 or so electronic systems in a typical car.

No wonder the magnitude 9.0 earthquake that knocked out one of the world’s leading automotive computer-chip factories struck such a severe and lasting blow to the global auto industry. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Typical Europe: Never Agree on Anything!

Posted by hkarner - 28. April 2011

 Warum soll es bei anderen Entscheidungen besser gehen als in der Fianzwirtschaft? hfk

 Date: 28-04-2011
 Source: The Wall Street Journal
Subject: New Luggage Rule in EU Sows Confusion

BRUSSELS—Travelers shopping at airports worldwide and flying through Europe face the prospect of confusion amid changes to European Union restrictions on liquids in hand-luggage due to take effect Friday.

The EU tomorrow will replace current limits on liquids in cabin baggage with a new requirement that airports begin using new equipment to scan sealed packages purchased at duty-free shops outside the bloc. The change affects only the small portion of passengers who bought liquids at these shops outside the EU who are changing planes at European airports.

The shift is planned as a first step, to be followed in 2013 by a complete lifting of the carry-on liquids restrictions at EU airports.

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