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OPEC's Dilemma
By Marc Chandler - Nov 26, 2014
In the middle of November, the CEO of Vodafone Group (NASDAQ:VOD) Vittorio Colao warned of a "prisoner's dilemma" in the effort to offer bundled television and broadband services. It makes sense for ...
The capital markets are mostly quiet amid a light news stream, and ahead of three key events in the coming days, with US markets closed tomorrow and light participation expected on Friday. The key ...
The US dollar remains within recent ranges against the euro, yen and sterling. The antipodean currencies have been pushed lower, and that is where the movement is today. The main impetus is from a ...
The US dollar has begun the holiday-shortened week on a firm note, but the stronger than expected German IFO report helped steady the euro near $1.2400. Although Japanese markets were closed earlier ...
Many people assume that politics and economics are separate spheres. We find ourselves often harkening back to the even older tradition of referring to "political economy". After all it was Harold ...
A new phase in the markets began this month. The Federal Reserve ended its QE3+ purchases. The Bank of Japan unexpectedly and dramatically stepped up its asset purchases under its QQE operations. The ...
Official comments have injected volatility into the foreign exchange market. As we anticipated, Japanese officials pushed back against the seemingly free-fall in the yen sparked by the aggressive BOJ ...
There is plenty of data out today and it is generally reinforcing our three main thematic points: divergence, weak commodities—especially energy—and the slowing of the Chinese economy. ...
The FOMC minutes were not very surprising. The FOMC is not in any hurry to raise interest rates before the middle of next year at the earliest. The FOMC statement did not drop the "considerable ...
The run on the yen continues. The US dollar and euro are at new multi-year highs against the yen. As well, the BOJ confirmed its JPY80 trillion monetary base target unexpectedly adopted at the end of...