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Europe debt woes prompt year-end flight from risk – Christmas Flowers japan

17 Dec


(Reuters) – Asian values fell for the bear market years land and property, and loss of the euro offensive guard Thursday due to fears that the European debt crisis is further exacerbated investors to dump risky assets and to seek refuge in the dollar.

Somber mood was not improved by a survey of the private sector, indicating the production of a factory in China to fall further in December, adding that the crisis facing the world economy faces a slow-growing U.S. Euro falls back into recession.

“We are very pessimistic about the world right now,” said Damien Boey, equity strategist at Credit Suisse in Sydney. “You look essentially three major economies of the world, causing problems.”

European stocks are expected to attend a shaky start, with financial bookmakers calling important clues to open flat or slightly higher, while the S & P 500 fell 0.4 percent, indicating a lower start-up Wall Street.

Market believes that the European Union summit last week failed to produce a solution to the crisis was reinforced when Italy was forced to pay eye-watering 6.47 per cent 5-year bonds on Wednesday, forcost of a loan registry changes in the era of the euro.

Nikkei in Japan fell 1.7 percent and the MSCI index of Asian stocks outside Japan fell overall by 2.1 percent due to losses of about 1 percent on Wall Street and strong sales outside Europe Wednesday .

MSCI Asia ex-Japan is down 20 percent in 2011 – the rule of thumb definition of a bear market – while the Nikkei has lost 18 percent.Both were below global equities, which lost about 12.5 percent and U.S. stocks, which are down about 3.5 percent.

Europe remains the biggest investors are concerned “, with markets still preparing Fitch downgrades sovereign in the euro area.

“Markets are frustrated and disappointed, pending a roadmap for resolving the debt crisis of two years,” said Ong Yi Ling, an analyst at Phillip future investments in Singapore. “Assets at risk include all of the debt crisis to be with us for at least the first half of 2012 ..”

China, the slowdown  christmas flowers japan

Hong Kong and Shanghai benchmarks were among the biggest losers in Asia after the launch of HSBC China PMI Flash, the last part of the data to show the second largest economy is slowing.

The market reaction was muted extended, but the consensus of enhanced surveillance that Chinese producers are facing a decline in global demand and tighter credit conditions.

“Reducing the risk was a problem with investors looking to reduce losses and prior to a 2012 judicial year,” said Larry Jiang, chief strategy officer of Guotai Junan Securities in Hong Kong International Investment.

Falling stock markets Wednesday in the West have been overwhelmed by the carnage on the commodity markets, where oil, gold and copper contributed 4-5 percent.

The gold was beaten in the last days to liquidate their holdings of fund managers, or to cover losses elsewhere or to profit from an asset that is more than 10 percent for the year.

“Some are macro hedge fund liquidation of assets in gold and took profits in a difficult year,” said James Steel, chief analyst at HSBC technique.

Precious metals fell further Thursday, has lost 0.5 percent to about $ 1,566 an ounce, while crude oil the United States rose to 95.20 dollars a barrel and Brent found more than 70 cents about $ 105.80 value.

The euro fell as low as $ 1.2944, its lowest level since January 11 and then remained constant at around $ 1.2985.

The rating agency Fitch downgraded five major financial groups in Europe, including France, Credit Agricole to a surplus of AA-negative, said the euro-negative sentiment already.

This is in addition to the possibility of further reductions of its rival Standard & Poor’s, which warned earlier this month may cut ratings on 15 of the 17 euro zone members.

“I can see the U.S. dollar has maintained an upward trend, while the euro is on the brink,” said Joseph Capurso, a strategist at Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

(Additional Reporting by Miranda Maxwell in Melbourne Tan, Clement, Hong Kong, Jane Lee in Kuala Lumpur and Frank Tang in New York, edited by Richard Borsuk)

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Gifts for gardeners – Christmas Flowers Japan

15 Dec
Gardeners are people in the world easier to buy gifts for christmas flowers japan . After all, how difficult it is to please someone who digs in the ground? On the other hand, if you do not get their hands dirty, maybe not easy, after all. You can buy gifts for gardeners is a classic case of “It takes one to know.” Therefore, if you know a gardener, but no, here are some gift ideas for that special person in your life, you have a green thumb.Clothing
Gloves – dirty little secret! Sometimes even the stubborn as gardeners to keep their hands clean. Think bright colors and fine, which protects the skin, but the plants are still small easy to use.Hats – A college professor in a large southern university that students write an essay about skin cancer if they enter a classroom without outdoor hat.For the Birds
Feeders – garden centers have recognized the national interest of the birds fed and spend an increasing amount of space on the shelves of our feathered friends.

Seed – if you have a charger, it is necessary …

Nested bags – a fun way to attract birds to your garden.

Bulbs for forcing – What would be the holidays without the artistic compositions of white paper or daffodils planted by force covered? And do not forget the impact of a single amaryllis. All are great pick-me-up in the middle of the winter garden. And there is an advantage. Narcissus will bloom if planted in the garden. This Amaryllis, at least USDA zone 7. Glass bulb in the compositions of different sizes and shapes showing the layers of earth and rocks in the bulbs are particularly interesting.

Bulbs, hostess gifts – instead of taking a bottle of wine at a party holiday, so that a guest who is a gardener wrapped in a bag of bulbs to plant for the celebration of the interior or in the strengththe spring. Tip: You cried storage.

Terrariums and dish gardens – Do clean the inside of the gardens, simple, dish gardens, particularly dry, succulent plants, such as the fact they do not like wet feet.

Filters – There’s nothing like having tropical plants such as bromeliads and mosses, as a wetland and happier in the study room or the life that give you a feeling of warmth and fuzzy when it’s cold.

Winter perennial flowers – Hellebores new varieties with white flowers, gray winter days the light vertically and have a fair price – less than $ 20.

Affiliations Botanical Garden – Garden offers membership gifts during the holidays more special.

Gift Certificates – Think of the old standby to give a little twist.With the national interest in organic school gardens, the teacher of your child might enjoy a gift certificate to a local organic garden.

Mini Hoop House – Inexpensive to buy and easy to build, can be the envy of its neighbors with fresh lettuce and salad greens all winter.

Bags – cloth, especially side airbags are an easy way to keep a variety of small hand tools wherever you go in the garden.

Window Hydroponics – With internal signature window, you can grow herbs, lettuce and strawberries or cherry tomatoes, without impurities. How cool is that?

Hori horizontal knife – Remember that line from Crocodile Dundee? “It’s not a knife. This is a knife “Well, it’s a knife.! Hori Hori, Japan and is a multi-purpose, stainless steel, to dig, weed, cut, scratch and see. But if the knife more what you want, you can still get a …

Pocket knife – What gardener does not need to harvest vegetables and other odd jobs?

Clippers – Who wants a sparse garden?

Saw – When a hand mower is not enough.

Envirocycle composter – and when the holidays over, do not put christmas flowers japan blogs trees in the street. Leaves and compost to help grow tomatoes next summer.

Have other ideas for gifts for gardeners? We leave a note in the comments.

Godzilla Vs Baby Jesus – Christmas Flowers Japan

9 Dec

It’s that time of year … again when the christmas flowers japan tree as Godzilla started to appear! Here is a collection of several in recent years.

Godzilla in Shinjuku … Just kidding! It’s actually a little larger than human size.

You may notice that one of this year behind christmas flowers japan blogs illuminaton Takashimaya Times Square.

2011 will become a very Kaiju (“Monster”) Christmas too?

Godzilla was released in 1954 and was a staple of Japanese pop culture since then.

It seems everything from movies to video games to commercials in Japan … and now, apparently, religious decorations. (Well, “religious” you can call a completely secular display of lights, anyway …)