I feel like screaming, really I do. The complacency about inflation is nothing short of criminal.
US Bonds slide on inflation concerns
When bond prices go down, yields go up. The benchmark 10-year note yields are 4.09 percent; up from 3.93 percent. Inflationary expectations are rising, and long term interest rates are responding.
UK money supply increases faster than expected
This story has been largely ignored, yet it is probably the most important economic news in a month. The money supply continues to go rapidly, and this means more inflation in the future.
German June PPI Inflation Fastest Since March 1982
The warning signs are everywhere. Prices are now growing at their fastest rate for a generation, and central banks are doing nothing about it.
Mexico Central Bank Raises Rate on Inflation Concerns
The Mexicans seem to understand the problem.
Underwriters May End Up Owning 7 percent of HBOS
It looks likely that shareholders are steering clear of the rights issue. This is very bad news for the government and the Bank of England. In future, banks will find it very difficult to find underwriters willing to help out in recapitalization efforts.
Freddie looking to raise an additional $5.5 billion in capital
I can't see investors queuing up to participate in this offering.
Bermondsey takes over as home of the artworld
The property pages of the Times have a surreal quality. The editors and writers simply don't live in the same world as I do. Today, we are told that SE1 looks set to follow Hoxton as London's arty crossover area. Frankly, I am not even sure what an "arty crossover area" might be.
Chavez Pleads for Investment as Falling Output Fuels Inflation
The Bolivarian revolution betrayed; Chavez cozies up to the Oligarchs. After he started to nick their assets, they stopped investing. Now, he wants them back. My favourite story of the day.