The US decision to end the sanctions waivers for eight major Iranian oil consumer countries came into force today. US Secretary of State had earlier announced that that the Trump administration aims to reduce Iranian oil exports to zero.
While US President Donald Trump’s at times flaring unpredictably erratic behavior risks a derailment of the talks - even as the world’s two largest economies and trade partners signal an imminent deal, we at the Limit Markets take a look at the figures and reasons why along with a timetable of important turns in this saga with global ramifications.
Mark Carney, a Canadian who has led the Bank of England (BoE) since 2013, is finally on the way out after his extended stays on the job to steer the British economy during the tumultuous Brexit process.
Negative interest rate policy (NIRP) is one of many monetary policy instruments implemented by central banks. Negative interest rate has been used to combat concerns surrounding slowing growth and inflation.
American-Iran relations have been progressively deteriorating since US President Donald Trump withdrew in May 2018 from his predecessor Barack Obama’s signature foreign policy achievement of the Iran nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.
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 European Central Bank laid forward its most recent pathway after its policy meeting on Thursday. President Mario Draghi ruled out any post-crisis rate hikes for at least the first half of 2020 but also did not join a bandwagon of central banks setting out for rate cuts. The ECB instead insisted on engaging in asset purchases in order to support the slowing Eurozone economy.
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 protracted trade war between the world’s two largest economies, China and the US, continues to frighten markets and investors around the globe. As such it has added much to the appeal of the precious metal as the world’s favorite safe-haven investment.
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...