Bernanke Defends Bond Purchases

Ben S Bernanke, Fed Reserve Chairman has defended the value of unconventional monetary policies, like bond purchases. His remarks to economics and central bankers assembled at an annual meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, explained the effectiveness of such polices and said he would implement them soon to attack unemployment. Describing the benefits of his activism, policies served as rejoinder to critics inside and outside Federal house.

Charles Plosser, Philadelphia Federal President states that monetary policies are losing ground and may even develop higher inflation risk, if not maintained.


The Great Depression scholar, who would end his second term in early 2014 seemed little doubtful about his ideas on the cost-benefit discussion, saying the drawback looked controllable, indicating that there should be no further rule out using such polices if financial conditions warrant.


Treasuries and stocks scaled up yesterday and dollar declined to a more 3-month low as shareholder predicted rules to increase the economy, may be as soon as this month. Mark Spindel, founding partner of Potomac River Capital, said no matter where the economy is, he is well charged to use these tools.


The 500 index used by Standard and Poor to check is up 0.5% to 1406.58 points at the closing of the trading yesterday. The profit on the ten-year assets note slid base points to 1.55%. Intercontinental Exchange tracks the greenback using Dollar Index against the exchanges of other trading partners, sank 0.55% to 81.245, one of the lowest levels since May second week.


The final meeting of US Central Bankers would be held on Sept 12 and will work up a fresh round of calculation and few other steps to minimize the unemployment rate that has not been improved in a substantial amount for three years. He told jobless rate cause on economy could last for next couple of years, if the right measurement is not taken.


The committee meeting shows how to consider an expansion of an assurance to keep these rates throughout 2013 and 2014.It is said that many policy makers voiced support for a bond purchases.


The overall economy has been extended at a rate of 2% over past 6 quarters and survey states that growth will set an average annual rate of 2.1% in the coming year. It is also observed that inflation is dripping below Federal’s aim for standard prices, slowed to 1.3%.  Fed officials, including Dennis Lockhart, Ploseer, and Jeffrey Lacker have raised concerns about inflation and whether or not Federal actions give a significant impact on growth.

Prime Minister’s Adviser Noted That Local Vehicles Are Dying!

A prominent associate of the PM’s (Prime Minister) Manufacturing Taskforce has recently cautioned all the local production facilities of General Motors, Ford, and Toyota Motors Corp that they have to move from producing Australian market specific vehicles, and plan how to turn into components providers to the international auto industry.

Roy Green clearly stated that with absolutely no considerable advancements in the technology of car design including successful EVs, the auto industry would be really incapable to subsist if it still continues to focus on developing vehicles that are specific only to the Australian market. At a manufacturing conference held in Sydney, the professor Green informed that the time has arrived for all these car makers, and GM is already shifting in this new direction so as to integrate with the international vehicle production.

He strongly believes that it is the one and only means in which all automakers would be able to maintain their vehicle manufacturing capacity in the Australian market. A research associate at the nation’s Center for Independent Researches, Simon Cowan recently opinioned that the most recent $34-million financial support from the federal government for Ford Motors in 2012 January was nothing but a diplomatic fix which expanded the firm’s domestic manufacturing by nearly 2 years, but the question is what actually happens after the end of 2 years.

The future of the American based Ford Motors in Australia, and its insinuations for the largely subsidized auto manufacturing came to the forefront during this week in the nation, when the management carried the AFR (Australian Financial Review) to the federal court to halt it issuing the contents of nearly thirty-nine briefing theses and notes for Greg Combet, the nation’s Industry Minister.

As commanded, the Australian Financial Review has demolished all electronic replicas of the papers, publicized under a request called “Freedom of Information”, and provided its single hard photocopy to the NSW government court. In a recent interview, Mr. Combet said that release of the review data could definitely damage the prospects for both employment and investment in the country. He added that there are extremely delicate business problems present in those papers that are too sensitive to have a negative effect on the industry, if published.

The lawsuit is expected to return to federal court again on the coming Tuesday October 2nd 2012 to argue regarding resuming the papers to the newspaper. On the whole, Professor Green advised all the automotive firms in the country to concentrate on enhancing their production skills, instead of clambering to stay financially sustainable as auto manufacturers.