China borrowing

Mortgage borrowing in China hit a new record. Credit in China is flowing again and should cushion the decline – for now…


Banking woes

Extreme market pressure on the global banking sector that dominates investors’ concerns (even more so than crude oil). At the center of this turbulence of course is Deutsche Bank. Here is the firm’s senior debt CDS spread which continues to rise:


Switzerland and the cash

The Swiss remain attached to their currency in bank note format. Switzerland has the highest amount of bank notes in circulation per resident in the world.


Japan and Italy

Japan and Italy are competing for the largest number of negative GDP quarters

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Gold Standard ?

Some want to bring back the gold standard. However during the gold standard era in the US, economic stability was hard to find.

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