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  • Article / 08 June 2015 at 10:00 GMT

    Turkish democracy is alive and kicking

    Head of Macro Analysis / Saxo Bank
    France
    Turkish democracy is alive and kicking
    The Turkish election, which saw support for president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AKP party drop to 41%, is a monument to the vigour of Turkish democracy – the electorate simply refused to concentrate too much power in the hands on a single man.
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  • Article / 08 May 2015 at 8:18 GMT

    From the Floor: Sterling's victory parade

    From the Floor: Sterling's victory parade
    British prime minister David Cameron's crushing defeat of Labour and his erstwhile Liberal Democrat allies fueled strong early gains for GBPUSD. And as the City cheered, the FTSE opened sharply higher and the feel-good factor is expected to spread to other markets. Next hot thing on the agenda is nonfarm payrolls, but that's a definite two-way risk for the dollar.
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  • Article / 16 February 2015 at 10:33 GMT

    Daily Shot: Designing a Grecian bridge

    TradingFloor.com Team / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Daily Shot: Designing a Grecian bridge
    Ahead of today's crunch Greece-Eurozone meeting our correspondent outlines the scale of the country's indebtedness. Because a Grexit could trigger such enormous problems throughout the bloc, an interim solution is likely to be found pretty soon. But a longer-term fix addressing Greece's problems in full will also be needed.
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  • Article / 09 December 2014 at 15:19 GMT

    Greek and peripheral bond yields snap higher

    Greek and peripheral bond yields snap higher
    As Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras struggles to rescue his political career with a snap presidential election, heightened anxiety is rippling through financial markets sending Greek equities sharply lower and the country's bond yields sharply higher. An uncertain political future lies ahead.
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    Juhani Huopainen Juhani Huopainen
    The euro crisis will keep on coming back until the root problem is acknowledged.
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    fxtime fxtime
    But how long does it take for serial politician face saving take before rational thought and action take? Politicians tend/always look after there persona first and foremost...
  • Editor’s Picks / 12 November 2014 at 3:50 GMT

    Momentum builds for Japan PM to call early election

    Reuters
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will postpone a planned tax increase and call a general election for December, the Sankei newspaper said on Wednesday, in what would be the biggest shift in Abe's economic policies since he came to power two years ago. Abe said on Tuesday he had not decided on the timing of an election. But the newspaper said he would delay the increase in the national sales tax by a year and a half to April 2017 and call a snap election for the Lower House of Parliament.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 19 May 2014 at 6:16 GMT

    Eurozone's problems have not gone away and elections won't change much

    The Guardian
    Europe goes to the polls this week and the mood is sour. It is sour among voters and it is sour in the markets, where the sell-off at the end of last week was prompted by fears that the election results would open a new chapter in the Eurozone crisis.
    That looks all too likely. Despite all the bullish talk in recent months, the problems of the eurozone have not gone away.
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