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IMF: ‘Economic recovery on firmer footing’

The International Monetary Fund has said it believes in an even broader economic upswing globally in the years ahead. The lender’s latest revision of its quarterly growth outlook also bodes well for the eurozone. Presenting...

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Dollar Dumped on Doubts on US Economic Agenda

News of the defection of two more Republican Senators doomed the Senate attempt to replace and repeal America’s national health care. The failure to replace the system dubbed Obamacare, despite the Republican majority in both...

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Demystifying the google fine

Yes, a hefty fine has been meted out to Google by the European Commission (EC) and no, it is not being fined for showing the best results in response to a search! The much talked...

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Sterling, McCafferty, and BOE Policy

Sterling’s advance today is being attributed to comments by a member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee McCafferty. However, we suspect it was a news item that was used to justify the price...

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Germany tightens takeover rules to shield ‘critical’ businesses

Foreign investors, especially from China, are keen on German know-how – even in sensitive areas. The German government is now seeking powers stop such takeovers to protect strategic industries. The cabinet of Chancellor Angela Merkel...

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Pursuing globalization after G20 resistance in Hamburg

A critique of globalization is that it’s an abstract concept promoted by an elite club to benefit a minority to the detriment of the majority. But, Rob Mudge asks in Hamburg, how do you help...

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Consumers and Businesses Buckle under their Debts

Commercial Chapter 11 bankruptcies – an effort to restructure the business, rather than liquidating it – jumped 16% year-over-year in June to 581 filings across the US. Total commercial bankruptcies of all types, by large...

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Rupee View: Is Recent Stint of Appreciation Sustainable?

In terms of postulates of both Purchasing Power Parity Theory and Portfolio Balance Theory of the exchange rate, the domestic currency is expected to have a depreciating bias. India with a higher rate of inflation...

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Carney’s Reversal Lights Fire Under Sterling

Bank of England Governor Carney said shortly after the 5-3 vote at the MPC that now was not the time to increase interest rates. Today sterling is flying. It is posting the largest gain in...

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Chinese PM Li defends free trade, promises more reforms

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has hailed the benefits of globalization, stressing that free trade is a “precondition of fair trade.” Li also said China can control growing financial risks and hit this year’s growth targets....

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How healthy is the Turkish economy really?

Despite ongoing political crisis, Turkey’s own statistical authority has given its economy good marks. German businesses are rejoicing, but experts remain skeptical. The Turkish economy grew five percent in the first quarter of the year....

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Hong Kong Warns: Its Housing Bubble is a “Dangerous Situation”

The HK financial system is “very strong” and “can withstand an adjustment in the property market.” The Hong Kong dollar is pegged to the US dollar. Hong Kong’s monetary policy is follows the Fed’s monetary...