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Oil prices have jumped significantly since the drone attack on Saudi oil facilities. But markets are so far taking a sanguine view of the moves and appear to be pricing the spike as temporary. Here are three other points to
The ECB meeting proved to be tumultuous as feared by many participants. In particular it would appear that the details of the tiering mechanism, meant to mitigate the side effects of negative deposit facility rate (DFR) on banks, could
Everywhere you look – and even if you aren’t looking at all – you will have noticed the collapse of something in recent years. It’s global. It spans politics, society, governments, countries, markets, employers, and employees. Dare I say it?
Dani Rodrick. Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018), 336pp. Reviewed by Bilal Hafeez. The Post-Globalisation Economic Model Harvard economist
The holy grail of financial market investing is to find investment or trading rules that consistently make money over time. And while no one has found a rule that always
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(You can read the article by clicking here) Senior writer Amelia Thomson-Deveaux explores evidence from a recent study by Loungani et al. who looked at 153 recessions in 63 countries between 1992 and 2014 and found that the majority were
(You can read the article by clicking here) The large depreciation of the sterling by 12% following the Brexit referendum of 2016 yet to revert. This article discusses research from Giancarlo Corsetti, a Professor of Macroeconomics at Cambridge, which looks
(You can read the article by clicking here) This in-depth piece by Frances Coppola, financial writer, explores and criticises James Rickards’ book Currency Wars. The book takes a largely American perspective, reviewing fiat currency over the last century. Coppola believes Rickard
(You can listen to the podcast by clicking here) In this episode, energy markets expert Dr. Anas Alhajji interprets recent structural changes in the upper echelon of Saudi Arabia that might impact the global oil market. He stressed that the
(You can listen to the podcast by clicking here) CEO of Gavekal Research, Louis-Vincent Gave sees a massive outperformance of growth stocks, tech stocks, and US stocks, all of which investors should be sensitive to. His clients are confused –
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(You can read the article by clicking here) Nicholas Borst, Director of China Research at Seafarer, de-mystifies the actual positions that US investors hold in the Chinese capital markets. ‘Foreign Direct Investments’ (FDIs) into China have nearly doubled since March
(You can read the article by clicking here) The protests and conflicts in Hong Kong have been escalating since they began in June. Being unable to find a mutually satisfying solution could have disastrous consequences for the Beijing government both
(You can read the article by clicking here) Professor Stephen Roach discusses how changes in China’s economic policies shaped his course, ‘The Next China’, at Yale University. To address the ‘Four UNs’ (unstable, unbalanced, uncoordinated, and unsustainable) that may undermine