apertura Tokyo?

The last  weekend was SO full of events. Samples:

– Sat’day, at the annual Forex meeting, min. Tremonti strategically innovated language; now, besides toxic there are radioactive financial products as well; they are riskier, but easier to detect if you want to (we decode so, the language creativity of the Minister so friendly with banks);

– Sunday in Berlin, the European summit confirmed that, as G20 started being useless at its 1st meeting last Nov. (see our post at the time), it will carry on even worst than that. First of all, they took an infinite list of engagements by March, we wonder what they are up to (perhaps they just delegated everything to the already established international committee coordinated by Mr Draghi – that’s the 1st reason why G20 is useless).

2nd: they don’t answer the FAQs. As prof. Masciandaro put it at “Focus Economia” (radio24) on Monday the 23rd:

FAQ 1. What is bank and what is not (the spread of shadow finance under a savage deregulation regime, allowing reguated banks to hide their risky biznezz in the shadow).

FAQ 2. Wh’happens when a bank becomes a State or para-State institution? The issue of credit becoming a field invaded by  political imperfect competition, with its fights and retaliations.

FAQ 3. Wh’happens to the entire, multi-authority commercial credit-finance-insurance control system, as the controller (State) becomes also the controlled instance (State Bank)? The required controlling agencies-system change, in order to guarantee, and re-establish independence of control.


Overnight markets: Weak start
Posted by Gwen Robinson on Feb 23 04:10.
Asian stocks were mixed on Monday, although technology and finance companies rose largely on speculation that the US government will raise its stake in Citigroup to ease the global financial crisis.  Futures on the US S&P500 Index rallied 1.2% following the Citi news, after the index dropped 1.1% on Friday.
Asian markets (Mon)
04:10am GMT
Nikkei  down 51.49 (-0.69%) to 7,364.89
Topix down 8.41 (-1.14%) 731.12
Hang Seng down 230.27 (1.81%) at 12,929.44



Asian Stocks, U.S. Futures Advance on Citigroup Speculation

By Shani Raja and Chan Tien Hin

Feb. 23 (Bloomberg) — Asian stocks and U.S. futures rose on optimism that the U.S. government will raise its stake in Citigroup Inc., reducing the risk of bank failures. Treasuries and the dollar fell.


Tokyo Falls on SFCG Bankruptcy; U.S. Futures Gain on Citigroup

SINGAPORE — Asian share markets were mixed Monday with the Nikkei lower as financial services company SFCG filed for bankruptcy protection, and some other indexes higher on hopes the U.S. government would secure the future of Citigroup.

U.S. stock futures rose 1% and Treasurys fell after people familiar said that Citigroup was in talks that could result in the U.S. government substantially expanding its ownership of the bank.


Mi veniva in mente una canzone, noi in coro in fondo al pullman, davanti don Rino (futuro Abate sulla cattedra di San Zeno, Verona), al ritorno delle gite di  Gioventù Studentesca.

L’ho appena ricalibrata – in primis da  monsignori a lorsignori. E’ la secolarizzazione …

E colapele – de’ lorsignori, – farem scarpelowcost ai – lavoratori …

sulle note di avanti o popolo.

Va nella linea, ormai certa (nel dibattito strisciante) di Politica Industriale in Occidente, di sbaraccare le varie Cattedrali Detroit /anzi, a momenti di liberarci delle loro macerie) e mettersi a fare anche qui del low cost manifatturiero, anche un po’ manuale, ma dev’essere sui generis. Appunto!

Ma  è una cruna di ago.

Bisogna costruire – con NUOVI supporti istituzionali di governance inter-regionale nel mondo, e qui casca l’asino –  un disegno sofisticato, demanding di DdL: lo accenna alla fine anche  un  rapporto Istituto Levy (gli eredi di Minsky, in senso proprio) di inizio anno:


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Allegriaaa Haaappiness


Paulson and Geithner anticipated 1 week the Advent  liturgy.

This is to cheer you up. No melancholia, we are still surfing on the ICT  wave: in a little while we’ll be fallen angels, but not yet. Enjoy Xmas, if you aren’t a Chrysler employee !!!  

Got on Citi bail Sunday, the day of another cadeau to Big Banca – just from GW Bush or a bipartisan cadeau? With Timothy in the dream team, one never knows … read What Barack Obama Needs to Know About Tim Geithner, the AIG Fiasco and Citigroup !!! A MUST (echoed by Robert Reich and  Bill Greider).

This anti-depressive  pill (Chart 1 below) is from Levy forecast, via Yves at nakedcapitalism. IL CAPITALE E’ NUDO.

When profits will finally stand at zero at least a couple of years, perhaps the profits-rents glut (Aglietta-Berrebi, Chesnais) will be over,  life will spring and creativity, innovation  be back… If you see and interpret this picture, together with Shiller’s graph on Wall Street p\e ratios across the century, you understand that the global recession must be really  deep, long and severe, since it was artificially and superficially delayed 5 years ago. E i nodi vengono al pettine.

CHEERY CHART 1, followed by a reminder of Shiller’s 


CHART 2 BY SHILLER (from Authers,  9 november ft)

p\e ratio depurato, S&P 1900-2008

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