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Europe Finance

EU finance: Quantitative Easing and the cap key approach

Quantitative Easing in the Eurozone is not perfect, but a better approach may create too much risky exposure for the European Central Bank.

Finance

Can stimulus measures offset the impact of Brexit?

In August, the Bank of England announced that fiscal stimulus may be an option, but this may not be enough to counter the uncertainty caused Brexit

Economics Europe

ECB expansionary monetary policy at odds with Berlin

When Draghi began his tenure in 2011, Berlin was supportive in light of their informal influence over ECB. This relationship has since deteriorated sharply.

Asia Pacific Politics

Risks abound for South Korea after parliamentary elections

South Korea’s ruling party recently suffered a major blow in parliamentary elections. How will this change affect prospects for investors?

Economics North America

Federal Reserve interest rates present potential risk in the long-term

The Federal Reserve held rates steady last week and Wall Street cheered, but the reasons for the Fed’s hesitancy may represent significant risks for investors down the road. In the

Europe Finance

ECB’s stimulus package may not revive economic activity

The European Central Bank has increased its stimulus package, but this may not be enough to increase growth and bring inflation back under control. ECB stimulus initiatives “The ECB is ready

Europe Politics

Italy’s risky outlook for 2016

The gap is widening between Rome and Brussels. The reasons are both diverging interests and increasing domestic pressure on the government. But how far will this fight go in 2016?

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

Asia Pacific Economics

Which countries are most exposed to China’s currency devaluation?

China’s decision to let the yuan depreciate last week came for a number of reasons, including being a needed boost for Chinese export industries. But there are two sides to

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Brazilian leaders meet following protests. US economic data could cast shadow over probable rate hike in September. Greece faces IMF repayment deadline. Southern African leaders meet for summit. Japan releases economic data.