The LFB submits:Another day, another slow motion, automated, train wreck-type move in equity futures trade. The European futures trade was held in a 0.5% range for 15 hours on Thursday, and then, on cue, just as the closing bell rang across Euro-land the high-frequency trading algorithms kicked in and wrecked the best laid plans of buy-and-holders. The moves decimated the near-term Dax, FTSE, and CAC charts.
We do believe the worst is behind us
The euro-area recession deepened more than economists forecast with the worst performance in almost four years as its three biggest economies suffered slumping output.
MANY people have been linking to this Spiegel piece, on how the Germans are preparing for the possibility of a Greek default. It's a remarkable read. Consider:The rest of Europe is losing patience with Athens. And after 18 months of crisis in the country, there is still no improvement in sight. Key economic figures are worsening, and there are growing doubts over whether the Greek government truly understands how serious the situation is.
REGINA — Lee Bonneau liked to laugh and play. The shy six-year-old especially enjoyed flying his remote-controlled airplane, going to the park, playing computer games and watching cartoons.
Lee was a “beautiful baby boy,” his mother told a coroner’s inquest investigating why the boy died while playing on a reserve in southern Saskatchewan.
How he died is already clear: A 10-year-old boy with behavioural issues struck him with a blunt object, likely “something of opportunity,” the RCMP said.