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  • Article / 23 August 2017 at 10:00 GMT

    Weekly Bond Update: Will high-yield market stay hungry and foolish?

    Fixed income Specialist / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Weekly Bond Update: Will high-yield market stay hungry and foolish?
    Low interest rates and hunger for yields are driving a boom in corporate high-yield bond issuance as companies increasingly turn to the bond markets to benefit from lower rates than they can get at banks. But the risk of higher rates looms, and junk bonds would be the first to suffer if monetary tightening ratchets up.
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  • Article / 03 August 2017 at 13:00 GMT

    ECB seems to anticipate a European financial crisis

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    ECB seems to anticipate a European financial crisis
    The European Central Bank is seeking tougher penalties on Eurozone members that fail to carry out reforms to avoid another financial crisis. Below the surface, tension is rising between member states and the ECB over the plan and timing of a retreat from ultra-loose monetary policy. And, above all, Italy looks like the Eurozone's problem child.
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    04 August
    vanita vanita
    Steve,
    Means it's not rgt time to buy Dax indices.
    So it's gud time to buy Nasdaq against Dax sell.
    After long time happy to see you again, Take Care...
    04 August
    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
    Dear Vanita,

    Hello and I hope you are well?

    Both the DAX & NASDAQ have a similar technical aspect. Short-term selling, mid-rage neutral, longer-term buying.

    NASDAQ lifted by Apple in...
    04 August
    vanita vanita
    Thanks Steve for valuable comment.
    Thanks.
  • Article / 24 July 2017 at 8:00 GMT

    UK may be racing towards a car loan crisis

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    UK may be racing towards a car loan crisis
    UK car sales are soaring despite flat or falling household incomes, with households borrowing heavily to buy assets that don't hold onto their value in the long term. There are clear risks in the car industry’s growing reliance on personal contract purchase (PCP) lending.
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    24 July
    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
    Hello there Lucas,
    There have been a few articles on the subject although they are few and far between.

    Car prices are quite high these days with certain...
    25 July
    phil c phil c
    Thanks for a great article. I also feel there is trouble brewing. e.g. I've heard anecdotes of many people spending their PPI compensation lump sums on car...
    12 June
    Julia Summer Julia Summer
    Thanks for this helpful article. It explains a lot of what is currently going on in the country and worlwide. Yes, I had to buy a new...
  • Article / 27 March 2017 at 5:01 GMT

    3 Numbers: Eurozone's household lending set to rise again

    editor/analyst / CapitalSpectator.com
    United States
    3 Numbers: Eurozone's household lending set to rise again
    Today’s survey figures from Ifo will reaffirm that Germany’s economy is still humming along while upward momentum is also expected for private lending in the Eurozone. Meanwhile, an increase in Brazil's consumer sentiment data will provide cover for predicting the country will turn the corner this year.
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  • Article / 01 February 2017 at 14:30 GMT

    Is Dodd-Frank doomed under Donald Trump?

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    Is Dodd-Frank doomed under Donald Trump?
    Trump signed an executive order to roll back federal regulations, which was a signal for house Republicans to commence an assault on the Dodd-Frank Act. Rolling back unnecessary red tape is a good idea, but let’s keep in place rules that prevent excessive lending to the uncreditworthy and having taxpayers always bailing out a banking bust.
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  • Article / 28 October 2016 at 10:00 GMT

    Europe's banks need bullying by Basel

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    Europe's banks need bullying by Basel
    The problems affecting European banking are not being taken seriously enough, and regulators need to put their foot down and ensure that banks meet sensible capital adequacy and other norms. Otherwise Europe could risk another systemic financial crisis.
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  • Article / 16 September 2016 at 10:00 GMT

    Beware the Chinese housing bubble

    Managing Director / Asia-analytica Research
    China
    Beware the Chinese housing bubble
    China faces an immediate risk of a sudden and steep downturn in the economy from a potential bursting of the property market bubble inflated by monetary easing policies, speculation and demographics.
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