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newjez

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  1. With rates rising in China - recession in US and Europe - it looks like a perfect storm. 2012 looks to be more exciting than 2011.
  2. Afganistan? I guess in some ways the US states are similar to the little Eurozone countries.
  3. Sorry - bit lost here - Gordon Brown was repealling US acts of legislation?
  4. Northern Rock may have been the first major victim of the crisis. But if you think it started in the UK, then you're wrong. The US market peaked in 2006, and then everything started to go pear shaped. But when did the crisis start ? Way way before this. Probably as the dot com boom went bust was when it really started to gear up. Do you seriously expect people to believe that Gordon Brown was responsible for the whole financial crisis? Or even for the UK's part of the crisis? At best he had a walk on part.
  5. But it did start in America ??? And although there were lots of people who did see it coming, nobody did anything about it. As far as I can see - Brown should have restricted mortgage lending to the same degree that it is now. But that hasn't been restricted by the Tories. That has been enforced on the banks themselves because they are worried they will loose money if there is a crash in the housing market. What have the Tories done to prevent this happening again? Sod all. What are they going to do? Sod all. In fact - where else in the world have restrictions been place to stop this happen
  6. I know it's Easter - but you don't need to crucify the bloke. To be fair, I don't think things would have been different had we a Tory Govt. And while things do look bad now, they could have been much much worse. I think the global crisis could have resulted in soup kitchens on British high streets if things had gone as bad as they could have. We faced a crisis which was as bad if not worse than the 30's depression, and we're not doing that badly. There is pain, but we are ok. Compare our situation to most non Asian economies - and we are not doing that badly. Give it ten years, and I don
  7. Inflation still running hi in China http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/markets/chinas-inflation-heats-up-to-54pc-in-march/story-e6frg926-1226039777889 CLOUDS have darkened over the Chinese economy with inflation running faster than expected, hitting 5.4 per cent last month, while Beijings efforts to cool booming growth appear to not work as well as expected. This has bolstered expectations of further interest rate rises and other measures to tighten monetary policy as the Communist Party leadership attempts to wrestle with the conflicting problems China’s growth eased slightly to 9.
  8. I think Jesus set up a complex derivatives scheme - where the one fish was re sold repeatedly, based on the secure backing that there were plenty more fish in the sea, and an oversupply of demand that would under right fish prices for the forseable future.
  9. If tensions arose between China and the US, with China holding vast numbers of US debt, could the US default on their debt to China as an act of war?
  10. We'd love to move, but the money it would cost us would pay for a new kitchen, bathroom, a whacking great conservatory and probably enough change for a small car. Can I justify moving? No chance.
  11. Firstly - I have to say that being made redundant was the best thing that ever happened to me. I got out of a dead end job, with an awful company. There was a period of two months when I was in hell, but then I got a great job with a great company and I haven't looked back. (Plus I got the time to write my book) Firstly, sign on. Not all benefits are means tested - you may as well get what you can. You pay taxes - you deserve it. Secondly - try and find another job, because redundancy is soul destroying. Getting another job is the best way to restore your self esteme. The DSS can and will d
  12. Is he talking about reducing the debt by 4 trillion? I didn't think that was possible, even over 12 years. Especially after saying he wants to increase it be 2 trillion? Surely he is just talking about reducing the deficit by 4 trillion over 12 years, 300 billion a year? May is going to be an interesting month.
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