Great News for Red-Hot Global Stocks
Kingsgate Jumps Most in 10 Years After Winning Approval for Thailand Mine Kingsgate Consolidated Ltd., owner of Thailand's biggest gold mine, rose by the most in a decade in Sydney trading after receiving final ministerial approval for the Chatree North mining lease next to its existing operation.
Sino Gold 2nd-Quarter Output From Jinfeng Mine Rises More Than Threefold Sino Gold Mining Ltd., owner of China's second-largest gold mine, said second-quarter output at the Jinfeng operation rose more than threefold as a greater volume of ore was mined.
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In Other News …
XX Sean’s note – this post at Brad Setzer’s blog is well worth reading. The numbers on China may shock you. And the charts, well …
It feels like the summer of 1931. The world's two biggest financial institutions have had a heart attack. The global currency system is breaking down. The policy doctrines that got us into this mess are bankrupt. No world leader seems able to discern the problem, let alone forge a solution.
The International Monetary Fund has abdicated into schizophrenia. It has upgraded its 2008 world forecast from 3.7pc to 4.1pc growth, whilst warning of a "chance of a global recession". Plainly, the IMF cannot or will not offer any useful insights.
Its "mean-reversion" model misses the entire point of this crisis, which is that central banks have pushed debt to fatal levels by holding interest too low for a generation, and now the chickens have come home to roost. True "mean-reversion" would imply debt deflation on such a scale that would, if abrupt, threaten democracy.
FANNIE MAE-FREDDIE MAC MELTDOWN WATCH
Bill Gross, who manages the world's biggest bond fund, said it's not possible for government sponsored mortgage-finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to raise capital without the Treasury Department's support.
``Let's be blunt: to the extent the Treasury suggests they'll never have to use their authority, that's a sham,'' said Gross of Pacific Investment Management Co. ``It's fallacious to suggest that the agencies could issue capital, preferred stock, without the co-participation of the Treasury. I don't think that's possible.''
Fannie, Freddie May Record More Losses on Subprime, Alt-A Debt, Ofheo Says Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may need to record more writedowns after they expanded their purchases of non-guaranteed subprime and Alt-A mortgage securities just as other investors fled to safer investments, their regulator said
Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve chairman, this week alluded to an economy facing “numerous difficulties”. In fact there are only two, but each alone is cause for genuine concern over the US economy’s prospects: first, an implosion of the financial system triggered by the teetering housing market; and, second, record prices for oil and other commodities that are largely driven by events abroad. … It is time to devise a programme to promote overall economic recovery by fighting for the economy’s future on both fronts simultaneously.
Goldman Sachs Group Says Energy Stocks Are a `Buy' After Shares Retreated Investors should buy energy stocks, which fell the most last week in six months, as oil prices will rebound, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said.
OPEC Must Increase Oil Output to Lower Prices, Promote Growth, CGES Says OPEC needs to raise oil production to reduce crude prices and help global economic growth, the Centre for Global Energy Studies said.
Oil production in non-Opec countries is set to peak within the next two years, leaving the world increasingly dependent on supplies from the cartel of exporting nations, according to one of the world's leading energy experts.
Fatih Birol, chief economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA), said that falling production from key regions such as the North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico would leave international oil companies such as Shell and BP increasingly sidelined at the expense of national oil companies, such as Saudi Aramco.URANIUM
Kazakhstan Wants to Be World's Biggerst Uranium Miner in 2009, Top Canada Kazakhstan, the world's third- biggest uranium miner, plans to overtake Canada and Australia next year by producing 12,826 metric tons of the radioactive metal.
Xx Sean’s note – sure beats the other leading occupation in Kazakhstan … turd farming.