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Decent Payroll Clears Way For Christmas Rally on Better European News

Employment Situation Released on 12/2/2011 8:30:00 AM For Nov, 2011 Prior Prior Revised Consensus Consensus Range Actual Nonfarm Payrolls – M/M change 80,000  100,000  131,000  90,000  to 175,000  120,000  Unemployment Rate – Level 9.0 % 9.0 % 9.0 % to 9.1 % 8.6 % Average Hourly Earnings – M/M change 0.2 % 0.3 % 0.2 % 0.1 % to 0.2 % -0.1 % Av Workweek – All Employees 34.3 hrs 34.3 hrs 34.3 hrs to 34.4 hrs 34.3 hrs [...]

Could The G20 Deliver A Growth and Clean Energy Pact?

It is becoming increasingly clear that the international community fully recognizes the need to ensure that the global economy does not become engulfed by another financial crisis at this critical juncture. Developments with regard to the referendum question in Greece and the fate of MF Global make this issue particularly pressing. There is therefore significant [...]

Europe: Relief Rally To Continue On BRIC Support for Leveraged EFSF

In an article at the beginning of last week, I argued that there was a high probability that Europe’s Summit talks would lead to a significant deal over a leveraged EFSF, supported by the commitment of China and the other BRIC nations. Reports from the weekend Summit now suggest that in fact such an outcome [...]