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Chiang Mai in pictures

Last week, we spent 5 nights in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand’s biggest city. With a multitude of activities to choose from; from zip lining, cooking courses and elephant riding, to good food and even better shopping we had an amazing time. 304 more words

Wall Street stock futures flat

Wall Street stock futures traded flat on Friday.

In Asia, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 1.2%. Lackluster inflation, wages and household spending data are adding to expectations that Japan’s central bank may resort to further monetary stimulus to spur growth there. 137 more words

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Roman Remains

Let’s get the rugby out of the way first. It’s all Scotland’s fault; these days it always is. Another wooden spoon and apparently  such a poor performance that the true champions, Wales, despite a magnificent demonstration of world-class rugby against the might of Italy (well, they did beat Scotland), were robbed of their destiny to be 6N champions again. 532 more words

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Thursday update

SHORT TERM: gap down opening, DOW -40

Overnight the Asian markets lost 1.2%. Europe opened lower and lost 0.6%. US index futures were lower overnight, and at 8:30 weekly Jobless claims were reported lower: 282k v 291k. 324 more words

Elliott Wave