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  • Article / 2 hours ago

    Russian rates on the chopping block

    Russia oil and gas expert
    United Kingdom
    Russian rates on the chopping block
    Russia's central bank is expected to cut rates today, but it's in a bit of a tough spot. Consensus expects a 50 bps drop, but the bank's credibility will be hurt if it has to reverse the move in the near future (to boost the rouble, perhaps).
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    Nadia Kazakova Nadia Kazakova
    The bank might be revising down its GDP forecast for 2015
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    Martin O'Rourke Martin O'Rourke
    USDRUB is back above 60 again at 60.62 at 1045 GMT. Nadia was ahead of the curve Monday when she trailed the pair's likely ascent past the...
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    Nadia Kazakova Nadia Kazakova
    The market might be digesting a rather bleak assessment by the central bank of the state of the Russian economy. The domestic demand is weak, net exports...
  • Article / 2 hours ago

    From the Floor: The big 50–50

    Deputy Editor / TradingFloor.com
    Denmark
    From the Floor: The big 50–50
    It's official! The chances of a US interest rate hike in September is a coin-toss.The market is split into two halves after last nights US Q2 GDP release which encouraged the doves with its low headline number (2.3% vs 2.6% expected) but also gave succor to the hawks who zoned in on an unexpectedly strong inflation component.
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    Juhani Huopainen Juhani Huopainen
    The directionless range-trading is really hurting people who try to anticipate the next swings. We had a nice trend for over a year - now we've had...
    3h
    Juhani Huopainen Juhani Huopainen
    I try to finish an article on this today, also the ETF EEM looks interesting.
    3h
    Martin O'Rourke Martin O'Rourke
    The differential between Brent and WTI has also widened again this morning to just shy of $5/barrel at 0816 GMT. (Brent at $52.95/b and WTI at $47.96/b)....
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  • Editor’s Picks / 7 hours ago

    Why Italy is most likely to leave the euro

    The Sydney Morning Herald
    Italy has only grown by 4.6% – in total – since it joined the euro. It's hard to say what went wrong with Italy. Nothing ever went right. Unlike Greece, there was never much of a boom there – only a bust. Part of the problem is that Italy, as the IMF points out, has structural problems. It's hard to start a business and hard to fire people, which makes employers wary about hiring. It is a small business dystopia. And part of the problem is the euro itself. It's too expensive for Italian exporters, and too restrictive for the government that's had to cut its budget even more than it otherwise would have.
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