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When rumors appear brighter than the news!

When rumors appear brighter than the news

EUR/USD trading last week was subject to breaking events from both sides of the Atlantic. New York Fed President Dudley, who is considered a member of the dovish set among FOMC members, expressed his hope that the U.S. economy had

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Cyprus grabs financial markets attention…

Cyprus Publishing the details of Cyprus bailout plan last week led to an increase at the financial markets risk premium. The increase seems to be fueled by Europe’s financial ministers decision that a substantial portion of the bailout plan will include

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An increase in Italy and Spain’s risk premium

Uncertainty regarding election results in Italy and concerns of corruption scandals involving Spain’s Prime Minister, led to a rise in the risk premium of the peripheral countries in the last two weeks, fearing that the possible change of government in

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Highlights regarding Global economy

The U.S. Congress voted last week in favor of a temporary increase of the U.S. “debt ceiling“, which will allow the government to continue to operate until May 19th. However, the debate about the future fiscal adjustments that has raged

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Global central banks independence and the “Currency war”

Some of the major headlines in economical news over the last couple of weeks included statements by global economy officials regarding the “Currency war”: The fear that central banks will divert their attention from maintaining price stability to a constant

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Economic data from Europe and China

Europe: Eurozone economic data point to the contraction of the European GDP in the fourth quarter. A third consecutive monthly decline was recorded in the volume of industrial production in the Eurozone, the German economy contracted by 0.5% in the

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EU Improvement is Not Reflected in Markets Yet

The improvement in Europe’s financial markets has not yet been reflected in the real economy. Economic data regarding the Eurozone continues pointing to the recession prevailing in the continent, and expectation surveys indicate the further contraction expected. However, the deterioration

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Growth forecasts for 2013

For the last review of 2012, we will present the economic growth forecasts for 2013 by leading institutions. Generally, the latest forecasts present a gloomier picture of global economy than ones from prior months do. Worldwide economic situation does not

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Positive data from EU and China

Europe Data released in the past week were surprisingly good, but it is important to emphasize they still point to the recession prevailing in the European economy. The ECB cut its European economy growth forecast in 2013 to a level

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Disappointing data from the Eurozone

So this Euro crisis seems to be far from over, when we need the world economies to recover, it seems that the crisis in the Eurozone is still waiting for a serious resolution… Europe: Two forces led to a dropdown

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