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The Oracles warned you, but will you listen?

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369 words The financial markets have reached new records high. Most of the media, commentators, analysts, and so on kept telling you this time it’s different, that the fundamentals are so good that there’s ...

The Euro area narrowly escaped deflation, for now

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300 words The threat of deflation has become the most dangerous development the euro area could fear from since January 2015, overcoming asset price bubbles and unemployment as the top priority issue. The threat ...

Justice or else: is France in the DOJ’s line of fire?

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453 words “We have already seen four major quasi-criminal settlements – with Technip, Alcatel, Total and Alstom –  where the US Department of Justice (DOJ) investigated French companies even though, at least in some ...

Large shakeup at King Salman’s Saudi Arabia

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399 words The death of Saudi Arabia King Abdullah finally coincided with the possible end of the oil prices’ bearish trend started in June 2014 that reached its lowest at $43.56 a barrel (WTI) ...

Forget Solyndra, rise of the Renewable Energy

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321 words There is growing consensus that solar energy could be the largest source of electricity by 2050. Yet it was not a foregone conclusion until recently. Almost four years ago, Californian solar panel ...

Concerns over China’s facilities in disputed areas

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199 words China’s government repeats its Navy plays a “strategically pivotal role in maintaining national safety and development interest.” The US and its allies in Asia don’t think so. “There are concerns we raise ...

Crowdfunding results from a deep-rooted trend

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904 words Philippe Gaborieau, founder and CEO of Happy Capital, thinks that the growth of collaborative economy results from a deep-rooted trend. The French industry benefits from real quality guarantee, he adds, and French ...

Like the TTIP, Obama’s TPP is too confidential

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218 words US President Barack Obama is having a hard time convincing the Congress to give him authority to “fast track” the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a 5-year-old ongoing negotiation with Japan, Canada and 8 ...

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“I am also absolutely convinced that the worst-case scenario will be avoided,” Vítor Constâncio, Vice-President of the ECB, said about the possibility of a Grexit.

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson are the three new GOP candidates to enter 2016 presidential race.

The Bank of Russia decided to reduce the key rate from 14.00 to 12.50 percent per annum, taking account of lower inflation risks and persistent risks of considerable economy cooling.

Analysts get growingly concerned by weak and divergent manufacturing PMIs between European countries, particularly between France and Germany.

Moody’s downgraded Greece’s government bond rating to Caa2 from Caa1. The outlook on the rating is negative. Uncertainty on government’s financial policy is the top reason.

Gains for growth and stability from financial deepening remain large for most emerging markets, but there are limits on size and speed, said an IMF note.

The Middle East and North Africa region is experiencing a modest economic recovery, despite the sharp drop in oil prices and deepening conflicts, the IMF wrote in its latest regional assessment.

Asian stocks could be rising even more as analysts bet on more stimulus from central banks. “Weak data from China makes us think that there’s impending development ahead,” a source said.

Poland has combined robust economic growth with reducing some of the pressures on its environment since it joined the EU in 2004, according to a new OECD report.

Most of the Latin America countries have not yet rebuilt their fiscal space, despite buoyant commodity revenues and relatively strong growth in the aftermath of the crisis, read an IMF report.

NATO and Ukraine established a formal framework for the former’s Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) to act as the Executing Agent for two of the NATO Ukraine Trust Funds.

“While growth in the first quarter of this year was disappointing, (…) the consensus among private forecasters is that our economy will expand at a healthy pace for the rest of the year,” said US Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew.

General Motors (GM) announced it will invest $5.4 billion in US plant improvements during the next three years, including details of $783.5 million for three Michigan facilities.

Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to decline for a fifth consecutive year - dipping below 1 percent in 2015 - although there are clear differences along North-South lines, the IMF said.

Finally, officially because of “internal issues”, because of special treatment he allegedly was refused according to media, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will not visit Russia.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif had what he called a “frank conversation” on Iran talks, region and beyond at the NYU. He also battled with US Senator Tom Cotton on Twitter.

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