June 2018

Monday June 18: Five things the markets are talking about Global trade is again top of capital markets agenda, as dealers and investors are now officially worried about the intensifying confrontation between the U.S and China. Global equities are trading under pressure over the escalating protectionist standoff between the two…

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US and China trade spat heats up We’re seeing a slightly risk averse tone in financial markets at the start of the week after the trade spat between the US and China ramped up over the weekend. Both countries have laid out plans to impose tariffs on one another on…

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The European currency received support on Friday following a major collapse on Thursday and meeting of the European Central Bank. Optimistic data on the growth rates of wages in the euro area led to some demand for the European currency in the first half of the day. The diverse fundamental…

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Submitted by Bill Blain of Mint Partners Iceland, Rising worries about immigration, trade and oil prices… whatever next. “A free man can live on fish. Independence is better than meat.” Today, its’ all about Iceland! The giant-killing demi-gods of football slaughtered Argentina in a 1-all draw! [Think Led Zep riff…

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