What Does Mali's Coup Mean for Miners?

Investors are holding their breath after a military mutiny and coup March 22 in Mali, one of West Africa’s most established democracies. This Gold Report exclusive delves behind the headlines to analyze the coup’s impact on miners.

A faction within Mali’s military declared on state television that they had seized power in protest over . . . → Read More: What Does Mali’s Coup Mean for Miners?

Why Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala should be the next head of the World Bank

The US had a chance to lead. It abdicated that chance, to play domestic politics and put forward a US nominee who is manifestly less qualified to be head of the World Bank, than the alternative candidate nominated by African countries: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.The World Bank is a full-service development institution that provides loans, grants . . . → Read More: Why Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala should be the next head of the World Bank

The Abstract and the Concrete

Vanity of vanities, all is vanity:

This chart basically shows that Republicans are really no different than the mainstream when it comes to specific spending cuts (which, incidentally, is why Rep. Ryan’s budget is a joke). Now, it is true that Republicans are more supportive of spending cuts in general. However, once you start . . . → Read More: The Abstract and the Concrete

Economic Events on March 27, 2012

At 7:45 AM Eastern time, the weekly ICSC-Goldman Store Sales report will be released, giving an update on the health of the consumer through this analysis of retail sales.

At 8:55 AM Eastern time, the weekly Redbook report will be released, giving us more information about consumer spending.

At 9:00 AM Eastern time, the . . . → Read More: Economic Events on March 27, 2012