Economy

Stock market and dollar under pressure following soft US economic data

Stock market US dollar economic data

Shares and the U.S. dollar dipped on Monday while U.S. bond yields slumped to five-month lows after soft U.S. economic data hurt investor sentiment already frayed by worries over North Korea and coming French elections. That dwarfed any relief for market players after the U.S. Treasury department did not name …

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Saxo Bank: 60% chance of global recession within 18 months

Saxo Bank global recession

While markets are forecasting only a 10 percent chance of a global recession, Danish investment firm Saxo Bank puts the odds at over 60 percent. “Our main global macro outlook still maintains that recession is more likely than not in the near future (12 to 18 months) based on the …

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Trump’s dollar warning sends US currency tumbling

Dollar warning Trump US currency tumbling

President Donald Trump has triggered a sharp decline in the US dollar by criticizing the currency’s strength on the back of increased confidence in his presidency. “I think our dollar is getting too strong, and partially that’s my fault because people have confidence in me. But that’s hurting – that …

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Trump’s missiles blow investors into safe havens

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Even before missiles flew out of America’s warships to bomb Syrian military bases, gold was slowly increasing in value in anticipation of the Trump-Xi summit. After the bombs landed, gold has hit a 5 month peak as investors look for safe havens. Other safe havens such as the Japanese Yen …

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Ukraine’s National Bank receives another $1 billion from the IMF

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The fourth tranche of the International Monetary Fund credit of $1 billion to Ukraine has entered the reserve of the National Bank of Ukraine, Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk said Wednesday. The IMF approved a four-year program of financial aid to Ukraine in March 2015. Kiev has already received three tranches of aid totalling …

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Japan legalizes cryptocurrency as form of payment

Japan cryptocurrency Bitcoin

New legislation authorizing digital currency as a legal payment method has come into force in Japan. The text of the law was released by Japan’s Financial Services Agency on March, 24. Earlier this week, the Accounting Standards Board of Japan said that it would begin work on the creation of a …

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Audit the Fed bill passed by House panel

Audit the Fed bill Ron Paul

A House panel on Tuesday approved legislation that would let a government watchdog audit the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy decisions, a move bitterly opposed by the central bank. The House Committee on oversight and government reform passed the measure by voice vote after roughly 30 minutes of debate. The bill …

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