January 2008 - Page 11 of 15 - Money Morning - Only the News You Can Profit From

Ford Sales Were Up for 2007… In China

By Mike Caggeso Associate Editor Ford Motor Co. (F) posted a 30% increase of year-over-year sales in China, outpacing the average industry rate in that country, the world's fastest growing economy. Overall, the Dearborn, Michigan-based carmaker sold 216,324 units [up from 166,664]. More than half of those sales were the Ford Focus, the company's compact […]

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GPS-Maker Garmin Sees its Shares Plummet on Profit Worries

By William Patalon III Executive Editor Money Morning/The Money Map Report Shares of GPS-device-maker Garmin Ltd. (GRMN) plunged as much as $12.70 yesterday (Wednesday) – extending a longer-term decline – after a Deutsche Bank AG (DB) analyst downgraded the shares, and warned that spiraling competition from rival TomTom NV may lead to a profit-crimping price […]

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January Effect Chills Investors with Gloomy 2008 Outlook

By Mike Caggeso Associate Editor If you believe in the January Effect, you're probably feeling rather glum right now. In essence, the trading theory holds that the first five trading days of the New Year pretty much set the tone for the 12 months to come. In fact, since 1970, whenever the Standard & Poor's […]

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With Fears of a Real Estate Bubble Growing, China Looks to Throttle Back Foreign Investments in Development Projects

By William Patalon III Executive Editor Money Morning/The Money Map Report The United States and Great Britain may not be the only world economies whose growth gets crimped by a runaway housing market. A newly initiated state survey of foreign investment in China's soaring real estate sector has sparked fears of new curbs aimed at […]

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Outlook 2008: The Latin American Economy is 'Muy Caliente' 

Editor's Note: This is the 10th Installment of an Ongoing Series Highlighting the Global Investing Outlook for 2008. By Mike Caggeso Associate Editor If  2007 proved one thing, it was that – next to China and India – Latin America is the world's next great emerging market. The 19 countries in the Latin America-Caribbean region […]

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Two Ways to Profit in Spite of the Ethanol Snafu

By Keith Fitz-Gerald Investment Director Money Morning/The Money Map Report Many car buffs look to Europe or Japan to see what the future holds, particularly when it comes to the latest in alternative fuels. The reason is simple: Gasoline costs more than $7 a gallon in both those places. Of course, in Japan – where […]

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Global Investing Roundup

Yangtze Power Achieves Record Profits on Strength of Three Gorges Project; Ford Increases Indian Investment; China Eastern Shareholders Defy Government Approval of Asset Share; Hochschild’s 2008 Outlook and Mining Operations Devalued China Yangtze Power Co. Ltd. reported yesterday (Tuesday) that third quarter profits rose 7% in 2007. The company, which operates the world’s largest hydroelectric […]

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