Monday, February 9, 2015

The Rift Within Europe on Russian Sanctions

The economic implosion, progression from the periphery to the core (economies), goes unrecognized by the majority. The rift within Europe on Russia, officially denied, thus confirming its existence, reinforces the importance of trade with Russia to the economic health of the continent. Self preservation will take priority over ego and policy as time passes.

Headline: World stocks lower on poor China trade, Greek turmoil

HONG KONG (AP) -- Global stock markets were weighed down Monday by weak Chinese trade data and the new Greek prime minister's vow to renegotiate an international bailout that imposed harsh austerity.

KEEPING SCORE: European shares were lower in early trading. France's CAC-40 lost 1.3 percent to 4,631.57 and Germany's DAX fell 1.6 percent to 10,670.11. Britain's FTSE 100 was down 0.7 percent to 6,803.43. U.S. stocks were poised to open lower, with Dow futures down 0.5 percent to 17,691.00. Broader S&P 500 futures shed 0.6 percent to 2,041.20.



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