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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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Disappointment from Europe, new central bank governor in Japan!

Europe Most of the data published regarding the European economy were disappointing, suggesting the continued recession. Industrial production in the Eurozone decreased during the month of January by a monthly rate of 0.4% (versus an expected -0.1%), to a level

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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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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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Political Progress Did Not Increase Optimism In EU Markets

Is Greece on the way to another Bailout? European finance ministers assured Greece this week that the bailout money promised as part of the second rescue plan will be soon transferred. These are the funds frozen since June, including the

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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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The Top 3 Market Risks For Q4

Eurozone Crisis & Recession Other than a lot of promises and hand shaking, very little progress had been made in resolving the issues that plague the Eurozone. The bond buying program that has been put forth by the ECB is

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Main Issues for the US Dollar in Q4

There are 3 main issues that should determine the USD‘s fate in Q4. The US November elections Regardless of who will win, the expiration date for tax cuts and automatic spending programs will be extended beyond December 31st. Given the

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ECB’s Outright Monetary Transactions (OMT)

A new stimulus program was announced by the European Central Bank in the first week of September. This program to save the euro is called “Outright Monetary Transactions” or “OMT” and it was enough to drive the EUR/USD to a

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All eyes on the ECB meeting!

Mario Draghi skipped the Jackson Hole summit in Wyoming last week, due to heavy workload. The market took this to mean that the ECB was hard at work, hammering out the details of a plan to support Spain and Italy

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