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  • Greek Debt Crisis 101: Getting To The Crux Of The Matter
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    Greek Debt Crisis 101: Getting To The Crux Of The Matter

    According to estimates by EuroStat, Greek debt stood at more than 315 billion euros at the end of September 2014.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Why more Europeans could be eating at McDonalds and Yum!

    Employment could be turning around The below chart shows employment growth for countries in Europe. The Eurozone, which only includes countries using the euro (so, excluding the United Kingdom and Russia), has been experiencing a declining growth rate over the past two years. While the overall growth was in positive territory from mid-2010 to mid-2011, […]

    By Xun Yao Chen
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    What Does the UK Really Have to Gain from Exiting the EU?

    The EU’s light immigration laws allow young talent to work across the EU, but with more immigrants entering the UK, local citizens have less access to jobs.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Germany’s Business Climate Is Improving

    The Ifo Business Climate Index for Germany improved in February 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
  • Financials

    Assessing the currency debate surrounding the Scottish referendum

    If the Scottish referendum votes yes on September 18, it would mean that Scotland would become independent of the United Kingdom. One key issue that would arise from that would be currency. There are three lines of thought in this regard.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Credit Suisse and Barclays Are Bullish on European Equity for 2016

    Credit Suisse (CS) strategists forecast 10% earnings growth in Europe versus a 6.8% growth expected from the US.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Germany Helps Eurozone Business Activity Rise in August

    Both the manufacturing and service sector contributed positively to business activity growth in Germany in August.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    Why Scotland wants independence despite the advantages of the UK

    The United Kingdom (or UK) has sunk an awfully long way since the 19th century. But it remains the world’s sixth-largest economy and the second-largest in Europe behind Germany.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Does the Rise in Eurozone GDP Indicate a Turning Point?

    According to a Eurostat report, Eurozone fourth quarter economic growth for 2016 expanded to 0.5% as compared to the 0.4% improvement in the previous quarter.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Germany’s ZEW Economic Sentiment Index Is Improving

    Germany’s ZEW economic sentiment index (EWG) was at 12.8 March 2017. In comparison, it stood at 10.4 in February.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Miscellaneous

    Qualcomm’s Shares Fall as EU Launches Antitrust Charges

    Qualcomm (QCOM) has been hit by another antitrust accusation, which led the company’s shares to fall by 5.6% to close at $49.48 on December 8, 2015.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Real Insights

    Are Tougher Days ahead for Global Equities?

    The IMF revealed that emerging Asia is expected to grow ~6.5% in 2018 and 2019.

    By VanEck
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    Financials

    Once Again, Soros Makes Money off the UK’s Woes

    Four days before the UK (EWU) decided to leave the European Union (VGK), Soros warned the markets of a “Black Friday” and a crash in the pound.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Philips Announced the Pricing of Its Lighting IPO

    Koninklijke Philips (PHG) raised 750 million euros ($839 million) from its initial public offering (or IPO) of its Lighting business.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will the Euro Continue Its Momentum?

    Markets will remain focused on the ECB policy meeting scheduled for Thursday this week.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Earnings Report

    Understanding the Revenue Fall in AstraZeneca’s Largest Segment in 3Q16

    AstraZeneca’s (AZN) CVMD (Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease) segment contributed nearly 32.4% of total company revenues in 3Q16.

    By Mike Benson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why An Improving Economy Is Good For The Dollar

    This article discusses the ways in which an improving economy is good for the dollar.

    By Amy Belew
  • uploads///France Manufacturing PMI in November
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will France’s Manufacturing PMI Speed Up Economic Growth?

    According to data provided by Markit Economics, the final Markit France Manufacturing PMI was 51.7 in November 2016 compared to 51.8 in October.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Novartis on the Street: Analysts’ Recommendations in November

    Of the three analysts tracking Novartis in November 2017, one recommends a “strong buy,” while two recommend a “hold.”

    By Daniel Collins
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Bank of England Stands Pat on Interest Rates

    The Bank of England decided not to cut its interest rates to new record lows when it met on July 14, 2016. The country’s central bank was under pressure to act.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Germany’s ZEW Economic Sentiment Index Fell in June 2017

    Germany’s ZEW Economic Sentiment Index (EWG) fell to 18.6 in June 2017, compared to 20.6 in May.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Deflation Continues in the Eurozone: VGK Down 1.43%

    Consumer prices in the Eurozone remain in negative territory. Inflation was reported to be -0.1% in March. So, the Eurozone remains in a state of deflation.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Latest European Economic Data Points to Recovery

    The latest European economic data point to a recovery. However, there are still several sectors, such as housing, where demand is weak.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    How Qualcomm’s Position in the Mobile Chip Market Affected Nvidia

    Nvidia shut down Icera in fiscal 2Q16 to concentrate on high-growth sectors such as gaming, cloud computing, and the automotive sector.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What’s behind Malaysia’s Large Trade Surplus in June 2017?

    Malaysia’s trade surplus jumped to 9.9 billion Malaysian ringgit (MYR) (about $2.3 billion as of August 11, 2017) in June 2017—an 80% rise YoY.

    By Mary Sadler
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    France’s Manufacturing Rose in June: Macron Magic?

    According to data provided by Markit Economics, the final Markit France manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 54.8 in June 2017, compared to 53.8 in May 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Euro Reaches 23-Month Peak: Could It Climb Higher?

    Euro rallies to a 23-month peak Last week, the euro (FXE) closed at 1.17, appreciating by 1.7% against the US dollar (UUP). The currency has appreciated by more than 10% against the US dollar this year, making it one of the strongest developed market currencies. Improving economic conditions and a stable political climate turned the […]

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Will a Busy Week of Macros Affect Markets?

    The first week of May is packed with key macro events. On the monetary front, we have the FOMC meeting scheduled during the week and the all-important April jobs numbers set to come out on Friday.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will UK’s 2Q17 Growth Strengthen Investor Sentiment?

    The UK’s 2Q17 economic growth surprised the market with a rise of 0.3% as compared to a 0.2% rise in the first quarter of 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Economic Indicators Investors Should Watch This Week

    If major Eurozone economic indicators improve in the coming months, we could expect those economies to regain some strength.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Germany’s Economic Sentiment Index Has Fallen

    According to the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), the German ZEW economic sentiment index has fallen to 5.1 in March 2018 from 17.8 in February 2018.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Fund Managers

    The European Union Is Falling Apart: George Soros

    Soros remarked, “the European Union is falling apart,” when he was interviewed by Bloomberg TV on January 22. He also sees an impending collapse in Russia.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is the Eurozone’s Economic Stress Level Increasing?

    In this series, we’ll examine the Eurozone’s economic condition and its accompanying indexes.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Miscellaneous

    Which Sectors in the UK Will the ‘Brexit’ Decision Affect Most?

    The financial sector has contributed heavily to the UK economy. Financial institutions like HSBC and Barclays will face challenges doing business in the EU.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment Index Has Fallen

    According to the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), the Eurozone ZEW economic sentiment index is at 13.4, compared with 29.3 in February 2018.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Earnings Report

    Opportunities and Challenges for Coach

    Coach expects to realize $160 million in annual savings due to its restructuring initiatives from fiscal 2016 onward. It also expects to maintain its annual dividend of $1.35 per share.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Earnings Report

    How Nike Made a Strong Recovery in China

    Nike is bullish on prospects in China, backed by a 20% growth in futures orders, the highest among all its geographies.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Europe’s Manufacturing PMI Is Steady in April: Signals Recovery

    In April, the Eurozone’s PMI was 52—down from 52.2 in March. However, Europe’s manufacturing PMI held above 50 for almost two years.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How the Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment Index Looked in October

    According to a report by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), the Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment Index fell to 26.7 so far in October compared to 31.7 in September.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Financials

    Has Britain Really Voted Its Way to Prosperity?

    The Brexit referendum aftermath has translated to gains for certain hedge funds, while washing away earlier gains for others.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Bank of Portugal Defied Pari Passu: What Does It Mean?

    By assigning five of Novo Banco’s 52 senior bonds to Banco Espirito Santo, the Bank of Portugal defied the principle of pari passu.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    Gundlach: Negative Interest Rates Are the Definition of Deflation

    Gundlach has no interest in sovereign debt at negative interest rates. He said that it’s a “guaranteed loss.” Bill Gross shares this view.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Has Been Worsening Gradually

    The iShares MSCI Germany ETF (EWG), which tracks the performance of the German economy, fell 5.2% in June.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Points of Contention: The Restructuring and Reform Dilemma

    There are several major points of contention related to the structural reforms. Money may change hands before they’re resolved.

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Miscellaneous

    The Next Act In The Greek Political Drama

    The stage is set for the next act in the Greek political drama. With the anti-austerity Syriza firmly at the helm of affairs, it will be a turbulent ride for the Eurozone.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    Subdued market reaction to Syriza party win in Greece

    The Syriza party win ends over four decades of alternating rule by the New Democracy party and the Pasok party.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Industrials

    German bond yields crash below JGBs, “Japanization” of Europe

    Yesterday, yields on German 10-year bonds fell as low as 0.305%, while Japanese 10-year yields rose as high as 0.358%.

    By Liam Odalis
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    GREK Falls 4.26% as Greece Prepares for More Austerity Measures

    In the coming week, Greece is due to present its next set of austerity measures, which it must implement in order to secure new financing.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Greece’s Unemployment Falls, but Still the Highest Among Peers

    Europe’s average unemployment has fallen to a four-year low of 9.8% as of 2016. Greece’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 23.5% in January 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Geopolitical Factors Are Affecting Germany’s Economic Sentiment

    The Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment Index has remained flat so far in May 2018.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Have Equities Performed since the Brexit Vote?

    Investors lost confidence due to the uncertainty surrounding the vote, which led to the expectation of the other member nations’ following in the United Kingdom’s footsteps.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Greek Saga Continues: Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Resigns

    Greece made the national headlines again when Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned from office on Thursday, August 20, 2015.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Surge in Imports Increases Argentina’s Trade Deficit in May 2017

    Argentina (ARGT) posted a higher trade deficit for May 2017 at $642 million, mainly due to increasing imports as compared to its exports.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Economic Indicators Investors Should Watch for This Week

    Economic indicators Key economic indicators investors should watch for this week are: US (SPY) services PMI data UK (EWU) services PMI data Eurozone (IEV) (VGK) services PMI data German (EWG) services PMI data Spanish services PMI data French (EWQ) services PMI data Japanese services PMI data US ADP employment data US non-farm payroll data Wrapping up […]

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The UK’s Services PMI in September 2017

    The final UK services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 53.6 in September 2017 compared to 53.2 in August 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Exane BNP Paribas Upgrades Koninklijke Philips to ‘Outperform’

    Koninklijke Philips (PHG) has a market cap of $24.7 billion. It fell by 0.94% to close at $26.48 per share on May 11, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment Fell after a Year

    According to a report by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), the Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment Index fell to 29.3 in August.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Greek Referendum That Shook the World

    For the past week, the Greek referendum has been a major source of volatility and worry for global markets. Referendum results came in on Sunday, July 5, and the Greeks gave a resounding “no” to the bailout terms.

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Fund Managers

    Will the Market See a Correction in 2017?

    In a recent interview with CNBC, Fidelity’s Jurrien Timmer shared his views on equity markets, corporate earnings, and Europe (VGK) (IEV).

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The UK’s Economy: Will It Be a Rough Road Ahead?

    Economic growth in the United Kingdom (EWU) in the first quarter of 2017 was 0.30% compared to a 0.70% growth in 4Q16.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Eurozone May Need More Monetary Stimulus

    GDP (gross domestic product) growth was expected to rise in Q2 on the back of the monetary stimulus from the ECB to boost economic activity.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Basic Materials

    The Most Crucial Points about ArcelorMittal’s 2Q16 Earnings

    ArcelorMittal (MT) reported net income of $1.1 billion in 2Q16 versus a net loss of $0.4 billion in 1Q16.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    United Kingdom’s Services PMI Was Weaker in May

    The United Kingdom’s weaker services PMI was due to slower improvement in new business orders, domestic demand, and export orders in May 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Indicators Should Investors Watch This Week?

    As China is one of the important emerging economies, investors should keep an eye on its important indicators.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Europe’s Economic Indicators Steady Despite Global Slowdown

    Europe’s economic indicators have been steady so far in 2015, coming while the economic data from China has been worsening.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Did Greece Get Here? The Origins of the Crisis

    Crisis has embroiled Greece for more than half a decade. The once prosperous economy has been reduced to shambles and is teetering on the verge of bankruptcy. How did Greece get here?

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Should Investors Be Concerned about a Grexit?

    Grexit might not precipitate a financial contagion, but the possibility of a political contagion is very likely. Spain and Italy may decide to follow suit.

    By Heidi Richardson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why GlaxoSmithKline’s Pharmaceuticals Business Grew

    GlaxoSmithKline is a major shareholder of ViiV Healthcare. Its HIV products reported revenue of 1.12 billion pounds during 2Q17.

    By Mike Benson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    ECB Leaves Rates Unchanged, Stimulus Levels Still Constant

    The ECB (European Central Bank) kept interest rates unchanged at 0% on June 2, 2016. Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, hinted at optimism for growth in the Eurozone economy.

    By David Meyer
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    Are McDonald’s higher sales in Europe part of a larger trend?

    In this series, we uncover the key indicators investors should know to help them stay calm and position themselves correctly in the restaurant market. Investing is an art and a science. There is no secret formula.

    By Xun Yao Chen
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Look inside the UK’s Election Outcome

    The much-awaited UK (EWU) general election happened on June 8, 2017, and exit polls showed that the ruling Conservative party fell short of gaining the majority vote.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Miscellaneous

    The British Pound after Brexit: Inside the Astounding 30-Year Low

    On Friday, June 24, when the UK announced it would exit the EU, the pound fell to a 30-year low.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Can Macron Revive France’s Manufacturing PMI?

    The France Manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) improved to 53.8 in May 2017, as compared to 55.1 in April 2017,

    By Sarah Sands
  • Financials

    Will uncertainty about global growth and public finances continue?

    Eastern countries may seem to be in a better position compared to their western counterparts. But you can’t turn a blind eye to the country-specific or macroeconomic challenges that face these economies either.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Fund Managers

    Paulson & Co exits position in Vodafone Group

    Vodafone Group revenue for fiscal 3Q15 was $16.52 billion, or 10.9 billion British pounds, and group service revenue was 9.8 billion British pounds.

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Financials

    Silk Road: Jinping promises new connections ahead of APEC meeting

    The new Silk Road plan involves the revival and linking of key corridors. According to Jinping, the Silk Road is not merely about building roads and bridges to facilitate linear connections.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    Symposium theme: The future of central banking

    The symposium featured focused presentations and discussions on specific issues related to the future of central banking. There was also a panel discussion of eminent central bankers from across the globe.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    Consumer confidence is up, but spending is still down in Spain

    When will the consumer come back to Spain? Consumer confidence is an important indicator to follow, as it measures the pulse of an important driver of the economy, the end consumers whose demand creates businesses. As with other economic indicators discussed in this series, it’s not so much the level of an indicator that’s important […]

    By James Malthus, Macro Analyst
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    Financials

    Why are investors becoming bearish for Greek bonds and stocks?

    After four years under a rescue program by the IMF, the EU, and ECB, Athens has largely repaired its finances.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    Why the ECB is implementing new credit easing measures

    With the introduction of credit easing measures, the ECB intends to revive lending, and thus, growth and economic activity in the European economy.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    Why Scotland’s future is important to the UK and the rest of Europe

    The Scottish economy stands firmly on four pillars: financial services, tourism, whisky, and oil. Scotland is one of Europe’s leading financial centers and the second financial hub in the United Kingdom outside of London.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    The key arguments of the Yes campaign of the Scottish referendum

    The voting result of the Scottish Referendum, due September 18, will have a direct bearing on Scotland, the United Kingdom, and the 28-member European Union as a whole.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    Cyclical factors that contributed to unemployment in the Eurozone

    Cyclical unemployment is a product of business cycles. A business cycle refers to periods of expansion or recession. In Europe’s case, weak gross domestic product (or GDP) data across the 18-nation economy continues to reflect the Eurozone’s weakness.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    Sovereign debt crisis contributed to the Eurozone’s unemployment

    A sovereign debt crisis is a situation where economic and financial problems are caused by a country’s inability to pay its public debt. This usually happens when a country reaches critically high debt levels and suffers from low economic growth.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    Structural factors that contributed to unemployment in the Eurozone

    Structural unemployment occurs for numerous reasons. It’s usually due to a lack of requisite job skills among workers. It can also be caused by a lack of workers’ willingness to work because of existing low wage levels.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    Why there is robust demand for US Treasuries

    The U.S. Treasury auctioned $67 billion worth of longer-dated debt securities last week. The continuous geopolitical uncertainties in Russia, Ukraine, and the Middle East—Iraq and Gaza—boosted demand for these securities.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Must-know: Investing in the PIIGS nations

    The PIIGS nations are Eurozone’s most troubled economies. Considering historical and recent economic developments in these nations, most of them have been in serious financial trouble in regards to sovereign debt. The trouble with the PIIGS nations and the Eurozone economies lies in their monetary union.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    Must-know: Investing in Portugal

    The Global X FTSE Portugal 20 ETF (PGAL) retreated 3.99% on the news of the bailout. The fund tracks the FTSE Portugal 20 Index and holds a small basket of 20 stocks. So far, PGAL has gathered $35.2 million in assets. The product is heavily concentrated in its top ten holdings that form about three-fourth of the total fund assets.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    Gundlach: Central Bankers Are Fighting Deflation with Deflation

    Negative rates were introduced by central bankers to fight deflationary conditions. As it pans out, negative rates are leading these economies into deflation.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    Everything Is Being Repriced after the Brexit Vote, Says Marc Lasry

    The Brexit referendum results are already playing havoc with the European and other world capital markets.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    Bill Gross: The Economy Needs Credit Creation to Multiply Growth

    In his Investment Outlook for July 2016, Bill Gross highlighted the importance of credit creation as the growth multiplier in the economy.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Brexit Decision

    To understand how the Brexit result stands to impact your portfolio or your willingness to invest in the United Kingdom, a cost-benefit analysis is pertinent.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    Gundlach Looks for Evidence that Negative Rates May Support Markets

    With developed markets such as Japan (EWJ) and Europe (FEZ) (VGK) resorting to negative rates, it only makes investing sense to analyze how negative rates stand to affect stock markets.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    Gundlach’s Advice to Japanese and European Investors in US Treasury

    US Treasuries are set for their second consecutive month of losses for the first time this year.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    What’s Been Helping the UK GDP after the Brexit Vote?

    After the Brexit decision, services were a positive factor, while production ended up to be a drag on GDP.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    Why Scotland’s referendum could affect global businesses

    Warnings and announcements are being made by major banks—including Lloyds, TSB, and the Royal Bank of Scotland—to move their registered offices and some operations to England in the event of a separation.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Consumer

    German GDP, China Data, Yield Curve Inversion Spook Markets

    German GDP fell in the second quarter, igniting recession fears. Chinese economic data released earlier today also stoked fears of a slowdown.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    After Mario Draghi, It Could be Jerome Powell’s Turn to Go Dovish

    Draghi’s decision to take a dovish approach comes a day before the Fed’s policy decision. Fed Chair Jerome Powell is also expected to take a dovish stance, but a rate cut this month looks quite improbable.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    Europe’s Woes Are Far from Over as MT Cuts Production Again

    Today, global steel leader ArcelorMittal (MT) announced that it would be temporarily cutting production in Europe, marking the company’s second production curtailment this month.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Consumer

    Mario Draghi: Is another ‘Whatever It Takes’ Moment at Hand?

    Today, we got another round of dismal data points from Europe (VGK)(EZU). According to a Markit survey, Germany’s (EWG) March PMI Composite Output Index fell to a 69-month low of 51.5.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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