Why markets are now so difficult to forecast

June 2011 Predictions are a waste of time in today’s volatile global markets. Rather than follow usually wrong central bank prognosis, economists’ forecasts, chartists’ configurations or charlatan soothsayers, it is safer to assess the situation on the basis of what … Read the rest

War kills and destroys but some thrive on it

NO prizes for guessing the winners of the Iraq , Israeli-Hezbollah , Afghanistan , Sri Lankan and random African wars. The Merchants of Death are experiencing boom times.

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), which conducts independent research on … Read the rest