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Finance North America

Federal Reserve to test negative interest rates

In a recently released annual report, the Federal Reserve issued rules for stress-test scenarios that include a move to negative interest rates. While the report is careful to categorize the

Economics Europe

UK unlikely to change interest rates until Brexit decision

The rate hike cycle that appears to have started in the U.S. is not likely to cross the Atlantic anytime soon. In its first policy meeting of 2016, the Bank

Finance International

Global Markets in 2016: Four risks to watch out for

After an eventful 2015, where we witnessed the first U.S rate hike in 9 years, crude oil dropping to 6 year lows, a dramatic selloff in Chinese equity markets and

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Venezuela’s Congress is inaugurated after surprise landslide victory. Puerto Rico defaults on minor debts. Tech innovators gather in Las Vegas. US releases latest unemployment figures. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. Venezuela’s new

Economics North America

US rate hike makes emerging market corporate debt more fragile

For several months now, global markets and policymakers have waited for the FOMC’s periodic meetings nervously. The central bank of the world’s largest economy is preparing to raise interest rates from

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

US Fed to raise rates. WTO meets in Kenya. Mexico announces auction winners. Summit on terrorism financing. Spanish elections’ outcome politically dangerous. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. Federal Reserve Likely to Raise Interest Rates for

Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Hollande makes case for alliance. Fed close to rate hike. Nigeria sets rates. Brazil makes major energy sale. Americans ready for biggest shopping day of the year. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. French

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

House votes as Ryan takes speakership. Fed Chair speaks to Congress. South Korean meets with Japanese Premier. Asian, European ministers discuss climate. Energy summit in London. All this in the Weekly Risk

Europe Finance

The latest signals from the European Central Bank

By reevaluating the current bond purchase program and refusing to rule out a rate cut, the European Central Bank opened a new set of opportunities for investors. The action also

Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Markets expect Fed to hold rates. Japan weighs stimulus options, EU considers the same. Deutsche Bank to release review. Conference explores African energy trends. Colombia may raise interest rates. All in the Weekly