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.
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...
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...
With the announcement of Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday that she is resigning on June 7 from the leadership of the ruling Conservative and Unionist Party along with the country’s premiership, the contest has opened for a new name to lead the Tories and the United Kingdom.
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.
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...
Turkey continues to grapple with fierce US objection to its purchase of S-400 defense system acquisition from Russia. In Turkey, where a neutral monetary policy is in charge, US pressure on Ankara to cancel the buying of Russian missiles is changing the market direction.
Prospects of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without sealing a withdrawal and post-departure trade deal have dangerously risen since the coming to power of one of the key architects of Brexit, Boris Johnson at Number 10.
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.