In this, especially for Europe and the Middle East, troubled times, Sweden stands out as a country to look out for and learn from.
With no oil, revenues like neighbouring Norway it still manages to have growth. If looking into the Achilles heel of Norway, which is transport policy, the Swedes are building many times more kilometres highway and they do it without collecting big tolls on the population. They have a modern government that allows for long term planning with funding for 12 years programs.
In comparison, the most populated area outside the capital in Norway, they have spent over 30 years in planning to build a 150 km motorway that will be finished in 2017 with a toll cost of 20 to 30 GPB to pass. Incompetent Social Democrats still clinging on to one year budgets and detailed regulations totally unable to see the big picture, always comes up with the same excuse – topography, but you need not go further than Austria and Switzerland to understand and call their bluff.
The North Korean Atom bomb Programme.
The North Koreans are continuing their pathetic show, threatening the US and Japan to bomb them. Together with China and Europe, they react with implementing more restrictions, which at the end of the day is only hurting the helpless starving population. Strange to see how the West is unable to see the big cry for help from the North Korean leaders. Their biggest fare is that the West will be coming to take them, throw them out, so perhaps it could be possible to say that they will be allowed to stay, and stay safe if they start to change.
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Currency & Interest Rates
The Norwegian Stock Exchange showed a strong growth in January going from 417 to 435. We thought it would be stopping there, and although quite volatile, the trend is still upwards. The US$ made a significant climb, something our FX expert had predicted, so nice profits to those following our advice.
GB£/NOK went from 9.02 in the start of January to 8.55, wonderful and foreseeable for traders who have done very well in January. The fall will continue with volatile and difficult positions, so for the brave ones with long positions, money to be made.
In Denmark the Top 20 index have had the same trend as in Norway starting out at 520 and less volatile with a strong upward trend towards 580 which might very well be a turning point. The DKK is stable trading in the same corridor and anticipated to be there for the next month.
The Swedish exchange also started to wake up at the end of the month. It managed to climb another 20 points in February. The SEK has strengthened its position towards the Euro, Dollar, GBP and NOK. They keep on impressing us.
EUR/USD is currently trading at around 1.35. The recent upward trend is unlikely to hold so back to 1.34 levels is more likely. After falling over the Financial Clif we see an interesting change and levels around 1.30. The US being the leader in many sectors still seem to be unable to establish a modern fiscal system. Launching a very expensive and most needed health reform is fine, but to do that you need financial backing. President Obama seems to admire European Social democratic solutions and just see where that has taken Europe.
The British FT100 has also had a nice upward trend the last month. Still letting the Pound fall seems to improve exports and encourage shareowners. It will be very interesting to see where we are when we have the Q1 figures.
The Far East seem to be tackling well in spite of Europe’s far from solved problems. The shift in China did not send any new signals, which is sad for the Chinese people and for the world, but it keeps the financial world stable.
But we see some troubling clouds piling up in the horizon. Some of Japans industrial locomotives are struggling with deficits of enormous figures. In South Korea major banks have stopped lending. Therefore, the impact of the European crisis is starting to be more and more visible.
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Latest New Tech
Targus is an American computer accessory company located in 1211 North Miller Street, in Anaheim, California (www.targus.com). My attention to the company was brought to me by a young Norwegian Military IT expert who provided me with The Targus Dual Fan Chill Mat™ for my HP constantly overheating laptop.
It supports laptops up to 15.6” and features dual fans to help keep you and your laptop cool, along with open edges to allow for optimal airflow. For added stability, L-shaped rubber stops keep your laptop in place, ensuring that your laptop will not shift when you are using it on your lap or at your desk. And keep yourself neat – the cable wraps around the outer edge to keep clutter to a minimum. Lightweight and slim, the Dual Fan Chill Mat can be easily slipped into a bag for easy transport and makes it easy to carry whether travelling for work, school or pleasure. Functionality; Dual fans to help keep you and your laptop cool; Works on lap and desk; L-shaped rubber tabs keep laptop in place; Open edges allow for optimal airflow; Cable wraps around outer edge. With a reasonable price tag this is something worth having for all laptop users.
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