As the countdown to the Scottish independence vote in the autumn of 2014 draws closer, temperatures are rising fast as the debate moves to the hard-nosed economics of what will it cost. The Economist magazine recently poured gasoline onto the flames by running a map of Scotland on its cover labeled “Skintland”
article found on Making Scottish independence add up
The dollar gains ground versus most major rivals, while the euro falls after data indicates a deepening downturn for the euro-zone manufacturing sector and unemployment across the region hits a new high.
article found on Currencies: Dollar up; euro stumbles on PMI, jobs data
Asian stock markets broadly advance, as Chinese investors react to manufacturing data and moves to cut trading costs, and as a weaker yen helps Japan’s market.
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Don't listen to the government telling you not to invest in your own portfolio, says Tom Bulford. They've got their own secret agenda. article found on Nanny is watching you
This could be the best time to buy US property in years, says Bill Bonner. article found on Let’s buy some houses!
Two years on from the Deepwater Horizon disaster, BP's woes continue with a poor set of results. But the long-term case is looking good, says Matthew Partridge, and now looks like a good time to buy. article found on Why BP is a buy