How would an attack on Iran affect the stock market?

The chairman of Peilim Investment Portfolio Management Yoram Gabai said it best, “Every war brings the market down for the first few days, what happens afterward depends entirely on whether the war’s end is within sight. The market understands the violence is temporary and corrects itself quickly when the decision on a ceasefire is in […]

Effect of Thailand floods: Hard disk price rises over 180% so far! Cameras also predicted to rise

Better stock up on those computers that you were going to buy anyway, because prices doesn’t seem like they will fall anytime soon.  During the christmas season, there is a large demand for electronics and computers, so prices are likely to be higher during the fourth quarter.  To compound this problem coinciding with the holidays, […]

How Greek Austerity measures will affect their citizens

As expected, the Greek parliament passes their proposed Austerity measures needed to gain more bailout money, amidst protests by its citizens.  Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou clinched enough votes to pass the first part of a plan aimed at meeting European Union aid requirements and staving off default. After gaining 155 votes in the 300-seat […]

how did osama bin laden die and effect on stock market?

It is reported today that Osama Bin Laden is finally dead, after escaping from Tora Bora almost a decade ago.  So how did the Al Qaeda leader die?  It is said that predator drones played a major role in aerial surveillance, while American forces primarily the CIA and navy seals, lead the assault on a […]

effect of Japan earthquake and nuclear meltdown on stock markets

After the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan last Friday, investors now ask how this will affect them? and us? Taking cue from recent earthquake struck New Zealand, their ratings got downgraded, and GDP forecasts sized down by half. Credit ratings were cut citing that the country may need to borrow more to get back […]

effect of Middle East (mena) unrest in economy, inflation, and oil

Last March 2, Wall Street plunged 1.5% as the spike in oil prices is perceived to derail any economic recovery in the making.  At $97 oil for the Nymex, Bernanke said gains in oil prices were unlikely to roil the U.S. economy, although if oil prices remain high, that could stall growth and boost inflation.  […]

Effects of Quantitative Easing 2 on Asia

With quantitative easing, or QE, dominating headlines, it may be worth examining exactly what this policy entails, as well as its implications on Asia. Simply put, quantitative easing is a monetary policy whereby central banks create new money to buy securities from the open market. Because we live in a world of electronic money, the […]

DMN AUG 24 Philippine Hostage taking ends bloody for them and for PSE

3,530.49 DN 82     -2.29% Value P4B Dow Jones    10,174.41    -39.21    (-0.38%) S&P 500    1,067.36    -4.33    (-0.40%) Nasdaq    2,159.63    -20.13    (-0.92%) I think I speak for every Finance Manila member when I say our hearts go out to the families and loved ones of the victims in yesterday’s hostage drama. Here is my own personal […]

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