Market Updates

“Greek President’s Approval For A Call For Snap Election …” 

Jun 14th, 2019

The Greek president accepted a request from Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to dissolve parliament on Monday triggering a snap election that Tsipras called for next month.  Tsipras called the snap election four months before the end of his term …

“The Mexican And US Talks …”

Jun 6th, 2019

Mexico wants to persuade the Trump administration that US funding provided under a joint security scheme known as the Merida Initiative would be better spent on the developing of the Mexican southern border region than on military outlays. 

“Italy’s Clash With EU Over Budget Rules…”

May 31st, 2019

Italy’s debt is proportionally the highest in the eurozone after Greece. Italian benchmark bond yields rose by 10 basis points on Tuesday, having increased around 11 basis points on Monday and marked the sharpest two-day rise in benchmark borrowing costs since the start of the year.

“First Green Issue From A Triple-A Rated Sovereign …”

May 24th, 2019

The focus this week was on the Netherlands and its triple-A rated sovereign green bond issued on Tuesday.   Investors placed 21.2 billion euros of orders for the environmentally friendly paper.  The Netherlands follows other countries …

“Bitcoin Tops $8000 …”

May 17th, 2019

As the cryptocurrency’s rally gained momentum, bitcoin surged to more than $8,000 late on Monday, its highest level since July last year.  Bitcoin climbed nearly 17 percent at $8,131 on the Bitstamp Exchange, the largest daily percentage jump since early April.

“A Difficult Week Of Talks …”

May 10th, 2019

Since July 2018 the world’s two largest economies, the United States and China have been involved in a tit-for-tat tariff war as the US demands that China adopt policy changes that would among other things better protect American intellectual property …

“Plunge In Oil Prices…”

May 3rd, 2019

Oil prices have been supported by the political crisis in Venezuela, the stricter US sanctions against Iran and the production cuts from OPEC.  Thursday saw oil prices however plunging with US crude dropping ….

“End Of Waivers …”

Apr 26th, 2019

Last year before the imposition of sanctions, Iran, was the fourth-largest producer among the OPEC countries at around 3 million barrels per day.  On Monday the United States demanded that buyers of Iranian oil stop buying oil by 1st May or face sanctions. 

“Goods To Hit With Tariffs…”

Apr 18th, 2019

The United States and the EU have been battling for almost 15 years at the World Trade Organisation over subsidies given to US plane maker Boeing and Airbus, its European rival.

“Extension To 31st October …”

Apr 12th, 2019

A deadline of 31st October was given to Britain to leave, with a deal or no deal, on the condition that May holds an election on 23rd May, to return British members to a new European Parliament that convenes in July …

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