1850.50 settlement for the emini.
For next week, payrolls for March are expected at 195,000 from 175,000 in February. The unemployment rate is expected to be 6.6% from 6.7%
I have been looking again at economic data from Greece and what is driving our financial woes. This article titled Self Help is no help for inequality mentions that,
We’re routinely excoriated for purchasing lattes, smartphones and other supposed luxury items. These are, after all, actions within our control.
Unfortunately, they are not the actions driving our financial woes. That would be the soaring costs of healthcare, housing and education — things that go all but unmentioned by the self-help industry”
Greece’s Debt to GDP ratio was 166% at the end of 2013. This goes against the E.U protocol for excessive debt (see here, under “Maastricht debt”). Why do the officials want Greece in the Euro club so so much? Is the idea of a united Europe without Greece such an unbearable idea for the the visionaries of a unified world under one global governance?
The Hellenic Statistical Authority reports that the Greek economy has shrunk by 51 billion euros since 2008, or 22 pct. You can find the yearly data here.