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On both sides of the Atlantic!

On both sides of the Atlantic

Wednesday sported an opportunity for U.S. data to shake the markets. Initially, the ADP employment change was released, and presented a very impressive increase of 215,000 jobs in the U.S. economy during November. When the promising data started advocating the

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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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Global perspective

Global perspective

The world slowly continues its exit from the great recession. However, the global zero rate policies shave their mark in too many financial figures. Japan published a rather impressive Current Account Balance on Monday, presenting an increase to ¥ 587.3

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Yellen’s market confirmation

Yellen’s market confirmation

Professor Janet Yellen testified before the Senate on Thursday, after being nominated the next head of the Fed. Yellen, 67, provided markets with an impressive presentation, in spite of difficult questions hammered by senators from all sides of the political

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French socialist revolution faces hardships!

French socialist revolution faces hardships

It has been a year and a half since François Hollande was elected president in France. What as changed? What are France worst problems?… Upon entering his position, Hollande made a rather brave set of economic reforms, as he favored

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Positive indications from the east!

From east, it’s seems we will be getting some good news, the Japanese economy and Chinese economy optimism is growing… The Fed’s statement from Wednesday insinuated that tapering could be around the corner, while the Bank of Japan policy board statement,

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Assessing the wind’s direction!

So we are getting closing in at the end of 2013, and still we see a (never ending) battle on the U.S. Economy. The U.S. economy showed mixed signs at the beginning of last week. Industrial Production data for September

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Signs of improvement on Japan, US and Europe

Signs of improvement on Japan, US and Europe

Most of the developed world did not observe major difficulties last week. Japan Japan’s Trade Balance data were published on Monday, indicating a Year over Year increase of 12.2% in Exports and a 19.6% Year over Year increase in imports. This

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A calmer week in the U.S.

A calmer week in the USA

Meanwhile, things in the U.S. seemed much calmer. No GDP figures released this week and the strong momentum from previous weeks seemed to have ensured that even bad news were received with skepticism at most. Retail sales published on Tuesday

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Eurozone between a rock and a hard place!

Eurozone between a rock and a hard place

Following 18 months of recession in Europe, the anticipated publishing of CPI and GDP data last week spurred hope that signs of change will finally unveil. The French GDP surprised for the betteron Wednesday, mostly due to a recovery of

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