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Lost in the Brexit dead-end, the Parliament of the United Kingdom finally decided on an early general election. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was unable to get the draft laws passed due to the lack of a sufficient number of...
The term "Fragile Five" was coined and first used by the New York-based investment banking company Morgan Stanley analysts in 2013 to refer to developing countries that were largely reliant on foreign investment for economic growth. Since then, the designation...
New Zealand’s economy is on a precarious path due to the protracted trade war between the world’s two largest economies, the United States and China, which are also the island nation’s third-largest and largest commerce partners respectively. Although the country’s...
Two drone attacks on Saudi oil production facilities in mid-September that nearly halved the kingdom’s output and supplies to the world’s major economies frightened markets so much that prices jumped more than 20 percent immediately when the trading week...
US President Donald Trump continues to aggressively call on the Federal Reserve to lower what he deems too-high interest rates. Trump occasionally takes his criticism to the level of insults and verbal assaults on the Fed and Chairman Jerome...
The Japanese economy is facing a unique set of challenges. Top among them is a consistently low inflation level that stubbornly remains way below the Bank of Japan’s two-percent target. A second challenge is the falling exports compared to...
A looming recession is casting a shadow over Europe’s powerhouse the German economy. The country’s export-reliant sectors are increasingly feeling the effects of global trade wars, mainly between China and the US, slowdown elsewhere and the rising threat of a...
The United Kingdom has entered yet another phase of high political turmoil related to the country’s separation process from the European Union. The stakes were raised when in late August, the Boris Johnson government asked the Queen to suspend the Parliament on September 9–12 and make her speech on October 14.
US Federal Reserve is kicking off its annual two-day conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming this week, starting Thursday.
Global oil prices entered into a plunge as the earlier supply-related concerns now turned into fears of lower demand with the Sino-US trade war appearing to extend into the rest of the year, if not the next one. The downward movement is already perceived to be a bear market by some market participants. Coming down to the vicinity of the 50 dollar level, Brent prices have fallen over 20 percent in the past four months.

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