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Now Let’s See What the Market is Made of

We have weathered the volatility market storm. Italy’s election win for anti-establishment parties who seek to reform if not replace the Eurozone’s institutions was but a momentary fly in the ointment. The Fed continues to pare back its pile of QE assets but overall aggregate central bank balance sheets continue to rise. Chuck Prince would still…

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Lend Me Your Ear….

Rather than the usual words of wisdom, instead we serve up an aural feast for your delight and delectation. Or at least, for you to enjoy on your morning commute. Helen Thomas, BlondeMoney CEO & founder, has been interviewed by the erstwhile economist and jovial journalist, Liam Halligan, for his regular podcast “Lend Me Your…

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Trade

And so The Donald is making good on another campaign promise, with his tariff plans for steel and aluminium. Is it merely bluff designed both to bend NAFTA renegotiations to his will and to provide a distraction from the ongoing Mueller probe? Potentially, but that would be to underestimate his bullishness. As he keeps saying,…

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Germany and Italy – All You Need to Know

Sunday brings the results of two important political events in Germany and Italy. Here’s our wrap: Germany It’s crunch time. Germany has been without a proper government for almost six months. On September 24th 2017, voters rejected the establishment parties, with both Merkel’s CDU and Schulz’s SPD recording their worst results since the Second World…

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View From Brussels Pt 2

Here is the latest monthly View From Brussels from our woman on the ground, the ear-to-the-strasse WriteMoney. She’s been talking to her contacts in the EU to gain an exclusive personal insight into their views… —————————————————————————————————————— Those in Brussels directly affected by Brexit, (that is, those without an EU-27 passport) are telling me about their Catch-22…

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