Just a short economic roundup:
Japan’s economy is going down the tubes at the fastest rate in 35 years.
Ireland could default.
Keep an eye on Eastern Europe (yes, I know the Telegraph are apocalyptic enough as it is, but hysteria aside, there are valid concerns about the state of the region)
China’s recovery may be riding on the back of sham loans
Kansas is having money trouble
Collateralized Loan Obligations could be next financial black swan.
Santander has liquidity issues.
In summation, things don’t look too good.Â More and more, I find myself agreeing with John Robb, even when I actively try not to.