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Detroit: What The Numbers Say

By Javier Valiente posted on April 7th, 2014

A comparison of Metro Detroit’s economic statistics four years ago with the most recent figures shows a dramatic change of landscape. Four years ago Detroit's population was in decline and the unemployment level was 15%, whereas in 2013 the population increased…

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Detroit on the Road to Recovery: House Prices to Follow

By Javier Valiente posted on March 18th, 2014

Detroit received bankruptcy protection back in December, and since then has announced plans to direct funds towards its neglected municipal services, lifting itself out of poverty and becoming once again “a city in which people…

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Warren Buffett brings small biz loans to Detroit

By Javier Valiente posted on February 6th, 2014

Detroit has "huge potential" and might even be a place for Berkshire Hathaway to invest, Warren Buffett said Tuesday night, according to a Detroit Free Press report. The legendary investor, at a news conference with…

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Detroit Auto Show 2014: The Big Three are back

By Javier Valiente posted on January 28th, 2014

The year's biggest auto show started this week in Detroit, with the mood underlining just how far the Big Three companies have come since 2009. Ford, GM and Chrysler are each showcasing new and innovative models that have…

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Detroit granted eligible for bankruptcy protection

By Javier Valiente posted on December 4th, 2013

Yesterday Detroit City was granted eligibility for bankruptcy by a Federal Judge. This makes it the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history. The ruling means the city can move forward with debt-cutting under a 'Plan…

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Recent news coming out of Metro Detroit bodes well for 2014: Most importantly, the area's urban hub, Detroit City is likely to be granted bankruptcy at a hearing that concludes on 3rd December 2013. This will mean freedom from crippling long-term debt…

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House Price Index Report

By Javier Valiente posted on November 18th, 2013

Read September's Case-Shiller index for the latest information on US housing Market Trends  

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Detroit’s Not Dead- The Atlantic

By Javier Valiente posted on November 7th, 2013

A fiscal crisis and an economic crisis aren't the same thing. Bankruptcy is a restart, not a defeat.   Detroit is not the first city on the verge bankruptcy, nor will it be the last.…

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Autumn Update

By Javier Valiente posted on October 29th, 2013

Autumn has so far been dominated by the US shutdown and its looming debt ceiling- another example of political indecision off-setting market confidence. Despite the unease that will creep in as we approach 17th October (when the US…

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Autumn Forecast

By Javier Valiente posted on October 29th, 2013

The autumn months will be important for investors. There are three key events to keep an eye on: (1) The US Federal Reserve policy meeting in September- central bankers are expected to announce a tapering…

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