How the ‘great central bank unwind’ could ignite the next financial crisis.

As the Federal Reserve prepares to begin paring the size of its $4.5 trillion balance sheet next month, analysts at Deutsche Bank this week warned tha...
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Here’s how bad economically a Spain-Catalonia split could really be.

A split between Spain and Catalonia would cause a major political shake-up in the country but would also have significant consequences for the economy...
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Parallel Worlds and Brexit: Guiseppe Ballocchi, CFA

The “Future State of the Investment Profession” study describes four scenarios that detail how the future of investment management could unfold. T...
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Why the German election has room for a negative surprise.

Merkel will need a coalition partner or two and all alternatives don’t look like a walk in the park. Many observers suggest that it could take a...
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EU Unyielding on Brexit Leaves May With One Choice: Pay the Bill.

Theresa May’s European Union counterparts are adamant that the U.K. must agree on a financial settlement with the bloc before talks can proceed to t...
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Top Anecdotal Signs of a Market Bubble.

At the risk of further inflating the bubble in discussion about whether or not global equity markets are in a bubble, I think it is worth discussing t...
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Market movers today.

In euro area, euro area retail sales figures for July are due out. Retail sales have shown monthly growth in every month in H1 17, with the exception ...
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RBA leaves cash rate on hold in September.

THE RBA has kept the official cash rate on hold at its record low, amid growing signs of a housing slowdown. THE Reserve Bank has kept the official ca...
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Euro Area Poised for Fastest Economic Expansion in a Decade.

  Composite PMI held at 55.7 in August vs 55.8 flash estimate IHS Markit predicts GDP will increase 0.6% in second quarter Euro-area economic gro...
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A North Korea crisis would threaten more than a third of the oil moving on the oceans.

Military action around North Korea could halt the flow of crude oil imports to South Korea, Japan and China, which together account for 34 percent of ...
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