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Operations Rise Slightly for Chinese Manufacturing Industry

03 June 2019 Maria Gregoriou

The Markit Economics released the Caixin China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) this morning, showing that operational conditions have improved slightly for May.

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Trump to Impose Tariffs on Mexican Goods

31 May 2019 Maria Gregoriou

In his latest bid to control illegal immigration from Mexico, U.S President Donald Trump has announced that all goods coming from Mexico to the U.S will carry a tariff of up to 25 percent.

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Dollar Almost Reaches Two-Year Peak as Global Growth Fears Hover

30 May 2019 Maria Gregoriou

As the world's two largest economies, the U.S and China, show no signs of coming to some kind of agreement when it comes to the trade war, the Dollar reached an almost two-year high yesterday at 98.371, while the world fears for the worst.

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New Zealand - Effort Needed to Achieve Resilient Financial System

29 May 2019 Maria Gregoriou

An ongoing effort is needed to strengthen the New Zealand financial system, stated the Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Adrian Orr, during a speech, while releasing the May financial stability report.

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New York Said to be New Top Financial Centre

28 May 2019 Maria Gregoriou

Consultancy firm Duff & Phelps released a survey today showing that the city of New York has overtaken London as the world's pre-eminent financial centre. This shift, according to the survey, is down to Brexit and all the uncertainty surrounding Britain's delay in leaving the European Union.

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Bitcoin Reaches New 2019 Heights

27 May 2019 Maria Gregoriou

The Bitcoin has reached its highest level so far in 2019, with a hike of ten percent on Monday, compared to levels on Friday. The highest the cryptocurrency reached was $8,905 - which is a record high so far this year - before retreating down slightly.

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Trump Predicts Quick Finish to Trade War

24 May 2019 Maria Gregoriou

The world's two largest economics, that of the U.S and China, have blamed each other for the break down in talks over the trade deal. Now the world economy is waiting for trade tension to end between the two countries and the matter to come to a conclusion. The end may be close at hand, according to a statement made by the U.S President Donald Trump that the trade deal saga with China could wrap up very soon.

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Germany Gross Domestic Product Rises in First Quarter

23 May 2019 Maria Gregoriou

The Statistisches Bundesamt Deutschland reported that Germany's gross domestic product (GDP) for the first quarter of 2019 saw an increase of 0.4 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2018.

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Brexit – May to Give MPs Chance to Vote on Second Referendum

22 May 2019 Maria Gregoriou

As the fate Brexit saga continues to play out, and the prime minister Theresa May is running out of time to save Britain from a no deal, her latest move was to announce that she will offer MPs the chance to vote on a second Brexit referendum.

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RBA May Consider Cutting Interest Rates

21 May 2019 Maria Gregoriou

The Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) Governor, Philip Lowe gave a speech about the economic outlook and monetary policy to the Economic Society of Australia today, after the RBA released its latest meeting minutes.

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Market focus

  • UK retail sales rose sharply in July
  • Swiss producer and import price index fell by 0.1% in July
  • Japan financial minister Aso says he hopes markets will calm down
  • China's new home prices firm in July - NBS

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