Wednesday , 22 May 2024

Save Time While Staying Informed: Today's 6 'Speak For Themselves' World Headlines With Links


The following 6 headlines, with links, have been personally filtered from over 1,200 articles canvassing economic and resource news to save you time while staying informed on the key issues of the day. 

So says Ian R. Campbell ( in edited excerpts from one of the components of his subscription service* which is presented here with his kind permission for posting on (Your Key to Making Money!). This paragraph must be included in any article re-posting to avoid copyright infringement. Campbell goes go to present 6 headlines below which, in and of themselves, ‘Speak for Themselves’ but also includes hyperlinks to the full articles for those who wish to take the time to expand their understanding of one or more of the topics highlighted.

1. Crisis in Mining

  • Overview: Discusses skilled worker gap (including engineers and geologists) in the global mining industry
  • Source: Ahead Of The Herd Blog, Richard Mills, May 4, 2012
  • Reading time: 5 minutes

2. Revisiting 12 Predictions on China

  • Overview: Discussion of a number of important Chinese economic drivers
  • Source: Financial Sense Blog, Michael Pettis, May 3, 2012
  • Reading time: 4 minutes

 3. Seven myths used to debunk peak oil, debunked

  • Overview: Discusses once again the debate over ‘Peak Oil’ validity
  • Source: Energy Bulletin, Andrew McKay, May 4, 2012
  • Reading time: 4 minutes

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4. Half of World Gold Production Being Bought by Central Banks

  • Overview: Discusses March 2012 gold purchases by Central Banks
  • Source: Profit Confidential Blog, Michael Lombardi, May 4, 2012
  • Reading time: 3 minutes

 5. 2.2 Million Go On Disability Since Mid-2010; Fraud Explains Falling Unemployment Rate; Will High Disability Taxes Fix The Problem?

  • Overview: Discusses increase in U.S. disability claims in face of reported unemployment statistics
  • Source: Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis, Michael Shedlock, May 5, 2012
  • Reading time: 5 minutes

 6. Last Month’s Employment Numbers Dropped Way More Than Expected

  • Overview: Discusses U.S. April jobs creation and trends
  • Source: Business Insider, May 6, 2012
  • Reading time: 5 minutes

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The International Monetary Fund has just released its 2012 World Economic Outlook, sub-titled ‘Growth Resuming, Dangers Remain’. I have read it in full and present a brief synopsis of it below which will save you more than 1 hour of your time doing so. I have also commented on some of their statements to provide greater clarity and understanding of what the report conveys. Words: 674

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About three months ago, shortly before Greece’s sovereign debt was restructured, I began to warn about Spain as the next Eurozone country to focus on. That has, indeed, turned out to be ‘all the news’ with reports every day on Spain’s deteriorating financial condition. Given the ongoing world economic uncertainty and volatility, however, I suggest you now begin to pay very careful attention to Italy going forward, but doing so without losing sight of what is transpiring in Spain. [Let me explain why I see ‘Italy’ eventually surpassing Spain as ‘all the news’.] Words: 485

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