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International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

King Salman travels to Moscow. En+ Group to issue IPO. Mercosur and EU talk trade. Pakistani PM Sharif may reemerge as party leader. All in The Week Ahead.

Europe Finance

Brexit leaves markets in upheaval

As Leave triumphs in Brexit vote, world financial markets are left reeling from a surprise upheaval to the established order.

Europe Finance

The spectre of Brexit haunts London’s financial sector

Brexit could deal a critical blow to London’s financial sector. In the worst-case scenario, the loss of passporting rights could trigger an exodus towards Paris or Frankfurt from which the

Finance International

Media, markets, and perception

Should investors take heed of economic and market news when stocks are tumbling, or are media outlets inherently fear mongering and unreliable? Many market analysts warn we are on the brink of another

Economics North America

US stock market correction worrisome for the Fed, but will it act?

The smooth ride of the last four years in US equity markets is over, and traders’ old companion, volatility, is back. How much will the Fed take notice? Before this

Asia Pacific Finance

China’s Nascent Stock Market in Trouble

Up until a couple of months ago the Chinese stock market was one of the most profitable in the world, rising up to 140% in just a year-and-a-half. However, the

Finance North America

Why Economists and markets disagree on Fed rate hike timing

Economists and the Federal Reserve officials are increasingly resolute that interest rates will rise in 2015, but markets are expecting rates to rise slightly later than they did last quarter.

Asia Pacific Politics

Protests jeopardise Hong Kong’s leverage with Beijing

Hong Kong protestors demand that Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying step down and for Beijing to allow free elections in 2017. Yet, volatile financial markets undermine some of the city’s leverage with Beijing.