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  • Editor’s Picks / 4 hours ago

    Global economy's 'Titanic' problem: HSBC

    The Telegraph
    The global economic recovery is dangerously close to stalling and if China chooses to abandon its crawling dollar peg, it could unleash a further deflationary shock across the economy plunging the world back into crash territory, warns HSBC. With zero interest rates proliferating, the available policy tools to handle the next crunch are dwindling rapidly, akin to the Titanic hoping to navigate perilous seas without the security of lifeboats. If the low-growth malaise continues, there will be no ammunition left for the world's central bankers to effect policy if indeed there is another crash.
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    fxtime fxtime
    Well said about John amazing man.
  • Article / 8 hours ago

    Dollar rally regains strength on inflation and Yellen speech

    Managing Director / Technical Research Limited
    New Zealand
    Dollar rally regains strength on inflation and Yellen speech
    The markets took US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech to signal the FOMC will not wait to see “the whites of inflation's eyes” before firing the first bullet, and a lift-off in September is looking more likely. There was no change to the party line in ECB President Draghi's speech or in BoJ policy, both of which support the dollar against the euro and yen.
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    John22 John22
    hi, nice job.Could u advise me please about EUR/USD,is sort right now?thanks in advance
  • Editor’s Picks / 10 hours ago

    Japan's trade account beats expectations

    Japan's April exports rose 8% from a year earlier, beating expectations for a 6.4% rise and underscoring a gradual recovery in external demand, according to CNBC. However, imports fell more than expected, down 4.2% year-on-year, compared with expectations for a 1.5% decline. The trade balance came to a deficit of JPY 53.4 billion versus the median estimate for a JPY 318.9 billion deficit. In March the trade balance had marked the first surplus since June 2012.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 11 hours ago

    PBoC cuts borrowing costs to help clean up debt mess

    When China’s government needed lower borrowing costs to clean up a local debt mess, the central bank obliged, writes Bloomberg. The three-month Shanghai Interbank Offered Rate has fallen 194 basis points since March 31, heading for the biggest two-month drop since 2008. That coincides with the government kicking off a municipal bond program and the exchange of regional loans into lower-yielding notes.
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  • Article / 11 hours ago

    Greece's half-baked solutions no longer palatable

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    Greece's half-baked solutions no longer palatable
    Greece desperately needs to strike a deal with its creditors otherwise it will not be able to make its debt repayment to the International Monetary Fund in June. The country needs leaders who will stop whining that they are being denied access to both the bond markets and their bailout aid. They have only themselves to blame when it comes to the stalled bailout program.
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    fxtime fxtime
    Sadly the disfunctional political powers of the EEC and ECB will mean a capitulation of sorts whereby the 7billion euro will be passed onto the Greek economy...
  • Calendar event / Yesterday at 23:50 GMT
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  • Article / Yesterday at 23:28 GMT

    KVP's Macro Take: Needing a fix from the VIX

    Asia Macro Strategist / Saxo Capital Markets
    KVP's Macro Take: Needing a fix from the VIX
    This week is light on economic and central bank news but Greece remains in the spotlight. Talk is now moving on from Greece wanting to exit the Eurozone to the Eurozone and its members thinking perhaps they should just kick it out. Meanwhile, I'm not overly excited about volatility in Europe yet but after it touched a year-to-date low on Friday, it's worth some attention.
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