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Trade War Talks are Back

Trade War Talks are Back

Trade war talks are back and the dollar is under pressure. Reports that the U.S. commerce department has opened up “a section 232 investigation into the imports of cars to determine their effects on America’s national security” is ringing alarm bells given what happened when the U.S. imposed steel and aluminum tariffs in March.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Tuesday, February 20

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Tuesday, February 20

Global stocks see ‘red’, oil markets are mixed, and with little economic U.S. data on tap, the markets focus turns to the U.S. Treasury department. Here are the five things you need to know.

The Week Ahead: North Korea, Brexit and German elections distract from Hawkish Fed

The Week Ahead: North Korea, Brexit and German elections distract from Hawkish Fed

German elections appear to be more predictable with Angela Merkel’s party likely to prevail, but with the rise of the far-right and the need for a partner for a grand coalition, the number of seats of other parties will be of utmost importance.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, September 18

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, September 18

This is a busy week both on the Central Bank and parliamentary election front. Among the G7, the Bank of Japan and the Fed hold policy meetings this week, as does Norway’s Norges Bank. For some of these meetings, expectations are uncertain.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday December 19, 2016

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday December 19, 2016

The dollar and sovereign yields fell overnight while Asian shares printed a new monthly low as the market cashed in some of their recent bets on Trumponomics and the ‘reflation’ trade. However, this will be a light week on many fronts – liquidity and fundamentally.

The Week Ahead: Italian referendum has the ECB on alert

The Week Ahead: Italian referendum has the ECB on alert

A government mandate forces Italian pollsters to stop their work two weeks preceding the Italian vote on constitutional reforms, reducing the anxiety about the No result. Italians headed to the polls on Sunday, December 4 and while the referendum is not about a potential Italexit (Italeave?) it could mark the beginning of the end for Italy’ membership in the European Union.

Market Events to Watch This Week: Monday July 11, 2016

Market Events to Watch This Week: Monday July 11, 2016

Given the political uncertainty as the U.K. looks for its next leader, the central bank is expected to wait, but given the urgency of the situation there is also a probability of a rate cut sooner rather than later.