Moody’s downgrades China, warns of fading financial strength as debt climbs

During the night on Wednesday, Moody’s Investors Service downgraded China’s credit ratings, saying it expects the financial strength will erode in coming years as growth slows and debt continues
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For Gold, Donald Trump’s presidency could cut both ways

Gold has climbed amid allegations that Trump asked FBI Director James Comey in February to end his investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and the president may have
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Etihad Airways’ $4 Billion expansion plan has little to show

In 2011, Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan made a bold strategy to catch up with the airline’s more established Persian Gulf rivals: buying stakes in smaller carriers across three
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Yahoo to buy back up to $3 billion Shares

On Tuesday Yahoo Inc. announced it would buy back up to $3 billion Shares through a tender offer in order to provide liquidity to stockholders looking to sell the
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Asia Stocks shake off cyberattack threats, North Korea threats to hit two-year high & oil jumps

Today, Asian Stocks were resilient edging up to a two-year high after shaking off threats posed by a cyberattack that locked up more than 200,000 computers in over 150
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Emirates profit drops 70% on stuttering economies

The Emirates Group, posted its first decline in annual profit for five years as the low Oil price weighed on Arab Gulf economies and terrorist attacks discouraged people from
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CFA Institute mulls adding “big data” to financial analyst exam

On Tuesday, the CFA Institute announced it will weigh changing its exam to tackle artificial intelligence and the “big data” investors cull for an edge in markets. The institute’s
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Euro strengthens ahead Of non-farm payrolls

On Friday, the Euro rose to $1.0989, the highest since early November 2016 on greater certainty that centrist Emmanuel Macron will win France’s presidential election, along with expectations of
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S&P 500 tech index edges toward $5 trillion and Apple steals spotlight

Those looking for big round numbers might be better off looking to the S&P 500 technology index as a whole, which is approaching the $5 trillion mark. The S&P
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Oil giants interested in Lebanon

Last week, Energy Minister Cesar Abi Khalil hailed Lebanon’s ability to attract “the world’s largest Oil companies” to invest in its Oil and Gas sector. “The chances of success
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Twitter partners with Bloomberg for streaming TV news

On Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Twitter Inc. is collaborating with Bloomberg Media for a round-the-clock streaming television news service on the social networking platform, The channel,
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Qatar Air expands to San Francisco after Emirates’ Trump cuts

Qatar Airways Ltd. announced plans to add San Francisco to its network of US destinations, plotting expansion just days after rival Emirates moved to reduce flights to the country
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Euro drops on Paris terrorist shooting ahead of election

On Friday, the Euro stabilized early after jumping to 1.0778, the strongest level versus the US Dollar since March 29, as investors reduced short positions in the spot market
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5 things to know before starting your day

1-    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin helped lift US Stocks and the Dollar to session highs after pledging that the new administration was “pretty close” to bringing forward major tax reform and
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Inspired by Pokemon Go, Facebook pushes augmented reality

On Tuesday, Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook was trying to seize on the technology known as augmented reality, a mix of the real and digital worlds best
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China’s Q1 GDP grows faster than expected and steel output hits record

In the first quarter from a year earlier, China’s economy grew 6.9% slightly faster than expected, supported by a government infrastructure spending spree and a frenzied housing market that
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Dollar and Euro drop as investors wary of geopolitical risks

Early on Tuesday, the US Dollar fell against the Yen as concerns over tensions with North Korea and Syria weighed on US Treasury yields and offset expectations of US
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Google offers $880 million to LG display for OLED investment

Google Inc. has offered to invest at least 1 trillion Won ($880.29 million) to help South Korea’s LG Display Co Ltd. boost output of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens
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Dollar falls from three-week high after Fed Minutes

On Wednesday, The US Dollar slipped against its major peers after the minutes of the latest Federal Reserve meeting showed that the outlook for interest rates had not changed
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Pound falls first time in three days as UK data slows

On Monday, the British Pound slipped against the US Dollar after data showed British manufacturing lost momentum last month, the latest sign the economy may be running out of
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Dollar rallies as Eurozone uncertainties increase

Last Thursday, the Dollar rose to a two-week high against its major peers as a combination of technical trading, strong US economic data and potential weakness in the Eurozone
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China says not devaluing yuan and urges US cooperation

China called on the United States to play its part in resolving trade frictions between the two countries, and said Beijing isn’t devaluing its currency to boost exports as tensions simmered
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Dollar limped off multi-months lows

On Monday, the Euro nudged away from a 4-1/2 month peak of $1.0906 scaled after Trump’s healthcare defeat. Moreover, the common currency got a lift when German Chancellor Angela
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Sterling rises after strong retail sales data

Last week, Sterling hit a one-month high of $1.2530 on Thursday, after stronger than expected UK retail sales data for February soothed worries about weakening consumer sentiment. The move
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Trump’s healthcare bill in focus

On Wednesday, the Dollar advanced against most of its peers, after slipping as Treasury Yields halted a four-day decline ahead of the US Congress vote on health-care reform that
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The Laptop Ban and What It Means for Air Travel

Middle East airports and passengers are dealing with new US and British rules banning laptops and other big electronic devices in carry-on luggage. Both governments prohibited these devices in
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Uber president Jeff Jones quits, deepening turmoil

The ride services company Uber Technologies Inc. been pushed deeper into turmoil with the departure of its company president Jeff Jones, a marketing expert hired to help soften its often abrasive
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Apple plans two more Chinese research hubs as iPhone sales slow

This week, Apple Inc. has revealed plans to establish two more research centers and boost investment in China, as it is pivotal market in which the iPhone has been rapidly elbowed
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Dollar pushes up on US Yields

On Tuesday, the Dollar inched up against a basket of currencies as the US Treasury yields extended their rise ahead of an expected interest rate hike by the Federal
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Lebanon to issue new batch of $1.5 billion in Eurobonds

The Finance Ministry has appointed Barclays, Byblos Bank, Société Générale de Banques au Liban and JPMorgan to co-manage the issuance of $1.5 billion in Eurobonds that will finance the
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Gold slides below $1,200 in its longest losing since October

During the night, Gold fell below $1,200 an ounce in its longest losing run since October 2016 as positive US figures reinforced expectations that Yields on other investments will
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Dollar holds gains as US March rate hike is seen certain

During early Asian sessions on Tuesday, the US Dollar pushed higher after Federal Reserve board member Lael Brainard joined a chorus of her colleagues who have hinted that a
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Oil prices steadies after US amasses set record

Early last Friday, Oil prices recovered after falling more than 2% a day earlier due to a rise last week of US Crude Stocks by 1.5 million barrels to
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Snap Jumps in Debut After App Maker Raises $3.4 Billion in IPO

Snap Inc. The disappearing photo app that relies upon millennials, jumped in its trading debut after pricing its initial public offering above the marketed range. Yesterday, Shares opened at
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Euro recovers as economic confidence improves

On Tuesday, the Euro found some support after hitting a one-week high of $1.0631 the previous day from the easing of French political worries and the release of upbeat
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Last week recap: Dollar drifts lower after Mnuchin’s comments

On Thursday, the Dollar weakened against its major peers after US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said that he wanted to see “very significant” tax reform passed before Congress’ August
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Lebanese government determined to go through with first round of Oil and Gas tenders

According to Minister of Energy and Water Cesar Abi Khalil, Lebanon is determined to go through with the first round of Oil and Gas tenders based on transparent standards.
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S&P 500 is already trading at Wall Street’s year-end forecast

The market has already reached the average year-end target of Wall Street analysts with a 5.5% gain since December, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The average estimate is
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Kraft walks away from ‘friendly’ bid for Unilever

On Sunday, US food company Kraft Heinz Co. withdrew its proposal for a $143-billion merger with larger rival Unilever Plc., the maker of Lipton tea and Dove soap, raising
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Singapore’s economy expands at fastest pace in more than 5 years

In the fourth quarter, Singapore’s economy grew at its fastest pace in more than five years driven by a surge in manufacturing as export demand recovered. Gross domestic product
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Valentine’s Chocolate Gets Cheaper as Cocoa Supply Swells

Buying a box of Valentine’s Day chocolates could be cheaper this year thanks to booming cocoa supplies! There are bigger harvests in Latin America and in West Africa, which
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Sanofi to sell some over-the-counter drugs to Ipsen

According to a report from Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters, the drug-maker Sanofi  is close to selling some over-the-counter drug products to Ipsen SA, in a deal that could be
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Asian Stocks rally and Bonds drop on Trump tax pledge

After US President Donald Trump promised a plan to overhaul business taxes in the next few weeks, Asian Stocks rallied while the Yen and government Bonds fell. From Japan
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Euro dips on French political uncertainty

The Euro slid to a one-week low against the US Dollar early on Tuesday, on concerns over French politics ahead of the presidential vote in April as well as
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China raises short-term interest rates while Trump devaluation claims raise fears of a currency war

Chinese Stocks slumped the first day of trading after a weeklong break for the Lunar New Year, sending Asian markets skidding for their biggest losses after the People’s Bank
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Aussie’s record start to get more fuel from China trade

The Aussie Dollar doubled down on Thursday on its best-ever start to a year as a record trade surplus points to extra government income that could reduce the fiscal
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Yen gains as investors react to Trump executive actions

The Dollar tumbled overnight against the Japanese Yen, which benefited from its safe-haven status as President Donald Trump’s tough stance on immigration rattled investors and curbed risk appetite. Bank
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Gold Goes Cold as Chinese markets close for the Year of Rooster

Gold Futures posted the longest loss since November as buying from China (the biggest Gold consumer) stopped ahead of its week-long holiday to celebrate the Lunar New Year. On
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Microsoft to invest over $1 billion a year on cyber security

U.S. software firm Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) will continue to invest over $1 billion annually on cyber security research and development in the coming years, a senior executive said. This
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Dollar struggles on worries over Trump protectionism

The Japanese Yen slid against the US Dollar and was able to reverse its gains early yesterday, after touching a high of $112.52 pressured by concerns about the impact
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Asian Shares resilient on Monday

This Monday, Japan’s Nikkei dropped 1.1% while Australian Shares slipped 0.7% after, the Trump administration confirmed, on its first day in office, its will to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific
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Impact of job-stealing robots raises concern at Davos

Over the last decade, open markets and global trade have been blamed for job losses but global CEOs say the real culprits are the increase of machines. Business leaders
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Saudi Aramco CEO confirms it will continue building Oil and Gas capacity to meet demand

Amin Nasser Chief Executive of Saudi Company Aramco said that it was currently working on building its Oil and Gas production capacity to meet future demand growth. Nasser said
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Samsung Electronics probe finds battery was main cause of Note 7 fires

A source told Reuters on Monday that a Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. investigation has concluded that the main reason of what caused the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone to catch fire
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Stocks are no longer the most actively traded securities in Stock markets

Individual Shares no longer are the most actively traded securities in the market. Todd Rosenbluth, Director of ETF and mutual funds at CFRA, independent research provider told Bloomberg: “What
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Oil prices edge up on reports of Saudi supply cuts

Today, Oil edged up lifted because of reports on Saudi supply cuts to Asia. According to Reuters, traders said that the price rises were a result of reports that
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UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met with some of Donald Trump’s top advisers

Britain is looking to build ties with the incoming Trump administration ahead of the country’s withdrawal from the European Union. Donald Trump’s top advisers at this session involved Trump’s chief strategist,
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New Lebanese government gives its OK to Oil decrees to start tender process

<p>On Wednesday, Lebanon’s new government passed two decrees regarding Oil and Gas exploration blocks, which mean a tender process for offshore reserves, delayed since 2013, can finally start. The country
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Sterling hit a two-month low against a rising Dollar

On the first Day of London trading in 2017, the Sterling hit a new low against the Dollar that soared to its highest levels in 14 years. The Pound
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Euro Climbs Along With Oil as Japan Stocks Decline

Euro climbed higher as the Dollar weakened for a second day and Oil advanced in thin end-of-year trading. Japanese Stocks headed toward their first annual loss since 2011 while
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U.S. stock futures slightly higher after the holidays

U.S. Stock index Futures were somewhat higher after the Christmas holiday, maintained by small gains in U.S. Crude prices. Crude went up 0.3% on Tuesday at $53.16/barrel after a
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Monte Paschi Said Heading for Nationalization

European markets were confident for one last burst of action before the end of 2016 on Thursday, with Italy expected to lay down plans in order to rescue the world’s oldest
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Careem app closes first part of funding round backed by Japanese and Saudi investors

Dubai-based  company Careem a ride-hailing app stated on Monday that it closed its first part of a $500 million funding round backed by investors such as Japan’s Rakuten Inc
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Iran bought planes from Europe’s Airbus

This Monday morning, Iranian state news agency IRNA reported that a deal for IranAir to purchase 100 jets from Airbus has been finalized. The country plans to rebuild its
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Here’s what you need to know for this week

In early trade yesterday, stocks jumped into the green on the heels of solid economic data. Three major indices slipped, but ultimately still finished in the green. The scoreboard:
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OPEC agreement and the rise of European stocks

European stocks climbed to their highest level in three weeks, ending the month with gains on the rise of energy stocks due to a jump in oil prices after
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Oil tumbles and the dollar at its highest level in 13 years

Oil prices recorded a slight decrease at the settlement before that one percent fall in trading after the close of Thursday with the dominance of  higher dollar’s impact on
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Dollar jumps to its highest level with the assessment of Trump’s “policies” impact

The dollar jumped to its highest level in three and a half months against the yen at a time when the markets assess the impact that economic growth may
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A new oil production record for OPEC

A survey conducted by Reuters, concluded that OPEC oil production rose in June to its highest level in modern history with the recovery of the Nigerian oil industry, partly
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International Monetary Fund warns the United States of rising poverty and inequality

International Monetary Fund cut its forecast, Wednesday, of the level of economic growth in the United States this year, pushing them to raise the minimum wage’s level to help
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US FED: Britain’s exit referendum affects the decisions of a rate hike

The US Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, kept the interest rates between 0.25 percent and 0.5 percent, due to the state of uncertainty that seized
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The World Bank lowered its forecast for the global economy this year

The World Bank cut its forecast for world economic growth of 2.4 percent this year, down from what was predicted in January, that the global growth will be 2.9
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European Central Bank keeps interest rates unchanged, excluding Greece’s debts

The European Central Bank decided to keep interest rates unchanged at their low levels. However, before the meeting, it was reported that the bank could allow Greek banks to
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Group of Seven vows to avoid currency depreciation

G7 summit Japan, Group of Seven formal meeting, was held on Thursday May 26, and the seven leaders of the world had meeting in Ise-Shima, Japan. Canada, France, Britain,
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Gold falls to its lowest level in three weeks after US rate hike expectations

Gold fell more than one percent to its lowest level in three weeks during trading on Thursday, extending a slide which began the previous day, after the MPC Meeting
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British new measures “to combat money laundering.”

The British government announced that it will oblige foreign companies on its territory to declare owned real estate in an attempt to counter money-laundering operations. The companies have to
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Dollar firms ahead of U.S. jobs report

The dollar firmed against the euro and yen on Friday ahead of the April U.S. non-farm payrolls due later in the day that could support the US dollar. The
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US Federal Reserve keeps interest rates unchanged

The Fed kept US interest rates between 0.25 and 0.5 percent, as it was since December. The bank said that even though the conditions have improved, the central bank
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European markets end lower after Draghi comments

European stocks fell slightly after the European Central Bank kept interest rates unchanged, and the Swedish Ericsson for telecoms equipment and French Pernod Ricard distillery shares, decline after disappointing
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US NFP, Unemployment Rate and Average Hourly Earnings data

US NFP, Unemployment Rate and Average Hourly Earnings data will be released later this afternoon (3:30pm GMT +2) Non-Farm Employment: Prior: 215K Expected: 217K Low: 170K High: 265K Unemployment
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9 Forex Mistakes

As a trader, you will make mistakes, but you must make sure you learn from them. Therefore you should highlight and identify your trading mistakes, admit and accept that
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9 Forex Trading Tips

Forex Trading Tips Every Investor entering this exciting market should read these 9 Tips in order to be successful. For a beginner keep in mind that the market is
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3 main economic data: UK employment, U.S. retail sales and Euro-zone GDP.

The market this week is decidedly quieter compared to last week. We only have 3 main economic data: UK employment, U.S. retail sales and Euro-zone GDP. Euro Extends Gains
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The Rise in July Employment will push the Rise in Interest Rates

The economy showed promising improvements due to the rise in the number of US Jobs during the month of July. Although the speed of hiring was faster last year,
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US Fed’s FOMC monetary policy meeting 29 July 2015

US Fed’s FOMC monetary policy meeting 29 July 2015 Fed Funds rate in 0.0% – 0.25% range still the same Votes remained unchanged 10-0 Target over medium term inflation might
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Updates

Statement by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler: The Reserve Bank today reduced the Official Cash Rate (OCR) by 25 basis points from 3.25% to 3.0 percent. Recent developments in
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Yesterday’s Recap

Yesterday’s Recap Yellen on interest rates Yellen says we will not raise rates if it means rolling the economy into recession. It would be appropriate to begin raising rates
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FOMC meeting

FOMC meeting indicate that the Fed thinks it is on path to raise rates this year, but it is worried about Greece. Keep in mind that these Minutes are
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Greece awaits ECB decision on emergency aid

Yesterday, Greece missed a deadline to make a €1.5bn payment to the International Monetary Fund. Greece asked for a two-year bailout extension from the ESM. Eurogroup members held a
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Will GREECE make it to safety this Weekend

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her fellow European Union leaders raised Greeks hope and told their finance ministers to unblock Greece talks. Merkel told Brussels reporters in the early
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