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ECONOMY – BANKRUPTCIES (BY RICK PULITO)

More retail bankruptcies mean more worthless gift cards…

This week’s announcement of bankruptcy by Borders Book Stores is another in an ever-growing list of retailers who have left consumers holding the bag, or more appropriately an empty bag, as their gift cards will be rendered worthless.

What surprised me is the depth and breadth of retail organizations that are either on their way out or likely to fail in the next twelve months. An article on the investment site www.investinganswers.com this month lists more than twenty large, nationwide retail companies that are at an elevated risk of failure. The assortment includes such gift-card staples as Macy’s, Cabela’s, RiteAid, Zales Jewelers, Talbots, and seventeen more. I have reprinted the graphic from their article below. (mais…)

Anúncios

DE OLHO NA BRIGA CASINO/PÃO DE AÇÚCAR

‘O Pão de Açúcar era um negócio medíocre’, diz presidente do

Casino

De Textile Industry
Postado por Fabrício Leite

 Divulgação

Jean-Charles Naouri, o presidente do Grupo Casino

O presidente do Grupo Casino, Jean-Charles Naouri, que ainda não havia concedido entrevistas sobre a possível fusão entre Pão de Açúcar e Carrefour decidiu dar a sua versão dos fatos. Falando aos principais jornais do país, Naouri não poupou Abílio Diniz. (mais…)

THE FIGHT CONTINUES (PROPUBLICA)

Bank Lobby Says ‘Fight Continues’ on Debit Card

Fees, Warns of ‘Dire Consequences’

by Marian Wang 

ProPublica

.(iStockphoto)

The banking industry stands to lose billions in debit card transaction fees after losing one of its biggest lobbying battles this year—but for the banks, that was just Round One.  (mais…)

GREECE – FINANCIAL CRISIS (Real-agenda.com)

Bankers Order the Looting of Greece

According to Max Keiser, people of the kinds of Forbes are already in Greece to get its assets for pennies on the Euro. It is now clear the rest of the countries will come next. That is the plan.

Reuters

A restructuring of Greece’s 340 billion euro ($481.5 billion) debt is not on the agenda and would damage the country’s credibility on bond markets, the European Union’s internal markets commissioner said on Saturday.

Forcing Greece’s private creditors to take part in an upcoming aid package would count as a restructuring and is not being considered either, Michel Barnier told Europe 1 radio. (mais…)

A NOVA ECONOMIA

Clusters estão na base da nova economia 

Com Revista Digital Polo RS


Os clusters, também chamados de arranjos produtivos locais (APLs) – e, num futuro próximo, não apenas locais -, serão a base da economia das megalópoles de todos os continentes. É o que diz a pesquisadora belga Elisabeth Waelbroeck-Rocha, vice-presidente do Bipe (sociedade de estudos e consultoria econômica) e ex-diretora de pesquisa da Standard & Poors DRI na Europa. Ela participou do 6º Congresso Latino-Americano de Clusters (6º Clac), realizado em Ouro Preto (MG).  (mais…)

Eye on Loan Modifications

Better Late Than Never? Gov’t Finally Penalizes

Major Banks for Mortgage Mod Failures

by Paul Kiel
ProPublica,

.Photo by Dan Nguyen/ProPublica

The Obama administration’s mortgage modification program is more than two years old. From the beginning, it’s been apparent that the participating banks and mortgage servicers were breaking the program’s rules. (mais…)

ITALIA – PRÓXIMA DO FMI?

Moody’s ameça cortar rating da Itália

Actualmente, nota italiana está no terceiro melhor nível

 

A agência de notação financeira Moody`s admite baixar o ratingda dívida italiana, actualmente no nível «Aa2», devido aos riscos que se colocam ao crescimento da economia, aos mercados financeiros e à capacidade do governo para reduzir o défice. (mais…)

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