By Gilles Hérard Jr. Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Many people are concerned with the "orientation" their personal investments should take should the Democrats be re-elected at the White House, or whether the Republicans will take over. But I say: what difference does it make since both parties are apparently elected to take care of "We The People" and care for our interest and well-being…right ? So they say.
By Gilles Hérard Jr. Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - http://www.economist.com/node/18836886
"I have been head of Capital Corp for more than 28 years now, and obviously never made "Millions" as President and CEO, but some others in other companies have, and my reaction has always been the same : good for them!"
By Gilles Hérard Jr. Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/148095/20110518/moody-s-slashes-credit-rating-of-top-four-banks.htm
Moody’s slashes credit rating of top four banksMoody’s Investors Service, in the latest indication of increasing scrutiny of international banks, has slashed its credit rating for Australia’s big four banks, that are among the world’s most creditworthy.
By Gilles Hérard Jr. Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - ://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canadavotes2011/story/2011/05/02/cv-election-main.html
Canadians can now “turn the page on the uncertainties and repeat elections of the past seven years,” Stephen Harper said Monday night as voters delivered the Conservative leader his first majority government and brought a dramatic and unpredicted realignment to the country’s political landscape.
By Gilles Hérard Jr. Friday, June 3, 2011 - http://ca.news.yahoo.com/royal-newlyweds-called-parasites-que-mna-152820238.html
Quebec politician Amir Khadir is not pleased the royal newlyweds will be visiting Montreal and Quebec City during their upcoming 9-day Canadian tour.Khadir, who is a member of Quebec's national assembly (MNA) and co-leader of Quebec Solidaire, referred to the royals as "parasites" in an interview with the Journal de Québec newspaper.
By Gilles Hérard Jr. Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/150118/20110523/moodys-warns-japan-recession-is-negative-for-rating.htm
Japan's return to recession and a bigger-than-expected slump in first-quarter economic growth are negative for its credit rating, Moody's Investors Service said, warning that a delay in recovery could warrant additional fiscal and monetary stimulus.
By Gilles Hérard Jr. Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/150894/20110524/eu-policy-options-narrow-to-avert-greek-default.htm
Europe's policy options to manage Greece's debt crisis are narrowing fast with the European Central Bank and credit ratings agencies warning against even a voluntary debt restructuring and Athens highlighting the risk of an imminent default unless it gets more EU money.
By Gilles Hérard Jr. Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/146440/20110516/libya-a-conflict-that-divides-the-international-community-gaddafi.htm
While the headlines surrounding the Libyan conflict are becoming more and more political with The ICC chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo seeking the arrest of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and two others for crimes against humanity, and Russia and America taking opposite positions over NATO's strategy, how is the Libyan conflict really evolving, if at all, and will NATO keep its hard-line policies?
By Gilles Hérard Jr. Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/150908/20110524/us-israel-settlements-palestine-netanyahu-two-state-golan-heights-jerusalem-jordan-1967-west-bank-te.htm
US President Barack Obama, as part of the Middle-East peace speech last Thursday, called for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict, which would be based on the 1967 accords.However, Israel would stand to lose on several counts if they were to comply, territorially and politically.
By Gilles Hérard Jr. Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304066504576341411132764934.html?mod=WSJ_business_EconomyNewsBucket#articleTabs%3Darticle
Stocks, Commodities Fall on New Debt Fears; Jitters Over Recovery. Global stock and commodity markets fell Monday amid escalating worries about China's economic growth and fresh troubles for Europe's debt-laden countries, signaling that investors are concerned about the strength of the global economy's recovery. Monday's declines coupled with selloffs over the past month have wiped out some of the optimism that investors had at the start of the year. It's been replaced by fears that many issues of the financial crisis remain unresolved.