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Thursday, August 02, 2012

A Look at July's Global Economic Contraction

The data and graphs in this link show weakening global economic data, rising unemployment, and a lack of consumer confidence for July 2012:
http://strawberryblondesmarketsummaryextras.blogspot.ca/p/global-economic-contraction.html

These problems pose difficulties for businesses to try and grow their way out of without real support from government fiscal and economic policies and actions...and not just temporary Central Bank monetary stimulus programs.

At some point, the U.S. markets will reflect this weakness, as noted in my post of July 30th.