The collapse of the 2013 budget talks, which leaders will have a last-chance opportunity to resume on Tuesday, augurs badly
for a November 22-23 summit called to settle the bloc's even more hotly disputed 2014-2020 spending plans.
This half-hearted approach augurs badly
for the intentions of the government when it comes to addressing the widening gap between the rich and the rest of the population.
Order books shriveled at - the fastest rate since June 2009 - a much worse situation than portrayed in the flash reading two weeks ago, and one that augurs badly
for business activity in August.
This is hardly "scrutiny" and augurs badly
for open democracy in the Vale of Glamorgan, and Barry in particular, in the next five years.
Still, discord among pilots from both the United and Continental work groups augurs badly
for management, for whom much depends on their ability to integrate operations smoothly.
Lebanon cannot stay immersed in its special matters and its authority cannot be disassociated from the big crisis that augurs badly
for the economic and livelihood conditions," said the Patriarch.
And with those other enormous influences Marouane Fellaini, Tim Cahill and Phil Neville all sidelined, it augurs badly
for what remains of the season.
As expected, the World Trade Organisation ministerial meeting in Geneva failed to achieve a breakthrough on the Doha round of international trade talks, on 2 December, which augurs badly
for sealing a deal in 2010 in the negotiations that began in 2001.