iPredict: Economic & Political Update #2

Press Release – iPredict Bashar al-Assad will survive the month as President of Syria, trading by the 6000 traders on New Zealand’s online prediction market, iPredict, suggests. Contracts predicting whether or not he will survive in March, April and May have been launched …iPredict: Economic & Political Update #2 8 February 2012 www.ipredict.co.nz Key Points: • Bashar al-Assad to survive February as Syrian dictator • Australian PM Julia Gillard wobbly but safe till at least July • Campbell Newman to win Ashgrove and oust Labor’s Anna Bligh as Queensland Premier on 24 March • Australian cash rate to be cut on 6 March • New Zealand National / Maori Party coalition to remain intact through February but a Minister is set to lose their position in 2012 • New Zealand economic forecasts remain steady despite more positive BNZ business survey • NZX and Kiwi Dollar both expected to be up for the week on Friday • Crafar farms settlement not likely till next week • New Zealand Labour to win 2014 election with NZ First or Maori Party holding balance of power Hot Topics Bashar al-Assad will survive the month as President of Syria, trading by the 6000 traders on New Zealand’s online prediction market, iPredict, suggests. Contracts predicting whether or not he will survive in March, April and May have been launched this morning. In Australia, the market...

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