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The article “Citic’s CLSA eyes US expansion” in our September 16 contained several factual inaccuracies. The name of the company should have read …

Euro zone yields hover near lows on market jitters over politics

* Yields hover near lows despite big auctions from France, Spain<p>* Concern over trade wars lingers as China warns U.S.<p>* Draghi says "not optimistic" …

Economy

Poland’s integration into EU project spurs football success | Financial Times

Five years ago, Poland were 76th in Fifa’s rankings, and the default fan chant was, “Poles, nothing has happened”, to show they still loved their …

Europe

How to End the Greek Debt Ordeal

As if Italy and Brexit weren’t challenging enough, the European Union will soon have to deal once more with Greece and its debts. The country is due …

Economy

Here's How a Trade War Between the U.S. and China Could Play Out

President Donald Trump is betting Beijing will blink first in the showdown over tariffs. Such an outcome is far from assured -- and it could also …

Globalization

This top economist has a radical plan to change the way Americans vote

Only 50% of the US voting age population turns out on election day. To help save US democracy Dambisa Moyo, a top economist and author of "Edge of Chaos", says that voters who are more engaged should have a larger vote. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Dambisa Moyo:</b> The fact that the OECD …

Voting

The Democracy Dividend: Faster Growth

(<i>This is the first of a series of columns on economic growth and the challenges to democracy.</i>)<p>Democracy’s faults have been easy to spot throughout …

Political Science

The Fed Raises Rates as Expected but the Path of Future Hikes Grows More Uncertain

Home | Economic and Market Commentary | The Fed Raises Rates as Expected but the Path of Future Hikes Grows More Uncertain<p>Author: Tiffany …

Economics

The Rover - Interpol

How NOT to bet during the World Cup, according to behavioral science

Wanna bet? If the answer is yes, then you may be better off putting money down on your rival team.<p>The FIFA World Cup, which kicks off Thursday, is a …

Behavioral Sciences

Greek Debt Talks: the Main Relief Measures Being Considered

Greek bailout talks are reaching the final stretch and creditors are debating what relief measures they can offer Europe’s most-indebted state to …

Economics

The Bond Market’s Mixed Signals

Stock investors often follow debt markets for early signs of danger. Right now, they’re giving off mixed signals, with high-yield corporate debt …

Stock Markets

What This Week's Fed Move Means For Your Bonds

For several years, the Fed had been raising rates at a relatively slow and cautious pace, in response to seeing the economy expanding at a “moderate pace.” Importantly, this week that language changed to “sustained expansion.” Central bankers are not likely to make drastic changes in their …

Federal Reserve

TREASURIES-Bonds gain safety bid as China tariffs provoke trade war fears | Reuters

* U.S. imposes tariffs against China<p>* Dovish ECB statement adds bid for bonds<p>By Karen Brettell<p>NEW YORK, June 15 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury yields fell to their lowest levels in a week on Friday after the U.S. imposed trade sanctions on China, raising fears about trade wars that could weigh on …

Economy

The Fed said it's hiking rates four times this year, but the market's not convinced

The Federal Reserve may have telegraphed a fourth interest rate hike this year, but markets didn't quite get the message.<p>After the conclusion …

Economics

UPDATE 3-Italy's govt bonds set for best week since September 2012 | Reuters

* Italian 10-year bonds yields down 52 bps thus week<p>* ECB pushes rate hike prospects into distant future<p>* Most euro zone yields fall for 2nd day in a row<p>* Euro zone periphery govt bond yields tmsnrt.rs/2ii2Bqr (Updates prices)<p>By Abhinav Ramnarayan<p>LONDON, June 15 (Reuters) - Italian government bonds …

Economics

Rate rises affect global markets—and may feed back to America

ON JUNE 13th the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point, the seventh such increase since it began …

Economics

The Anatomy of Global Debt

The IMF's new Global Debt Database is an impressive piece of work. And the numbers suggest that the so-called debt intensity of growth has increased: …

Economics

US Treasury yields fall as Trump says US will slap tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese goods

U.S. government debt prices rose on the final trading day of the week, as investors weighed an announcement by the Trump administration to possibly …

Economy

Luis Caputo Replaces Sturzenegger as Argentina Cenbank President

Argentine Finance Minister Luis Caputo will become the president of the country’s central bank after Federico Sturzenegger resigned, according to a …

Central Banks

Does Liberalism Destroy Liberty?

Liberal individualism demands the dismantling of culture; and as culture fades, Leviathan waxes and responsible liberty recedes.<p>—Patrick J. Deneen,</i> …

Political Science

Euro trashed on ECB hike delays

Economics

Are the Trump tax cuts causing Americans to splurge?

Americans have been spending so much money the past few months the economy is likely to grow more than 4% in the second quarter, suggesting the Trump …

Donald Trump

Bankers, analysts weigh up bond outlook for next half

Asia’s bond market suffered prolonged bouts of volatility in the first half of the year. Bankers, credit analysts and asset managers are trying to …

Bank of China

BOJ keeps policy steady, cuts view on consumer inflation

TOKYO, June 15 (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Friday and offered a weaker view on inflation than in April, signaling …

Economics

IMF's: Fed will need to hike faster in light of fiscal stimulus

Below are some key takeaways from the concluding statement of the IMF's review of the U.S. economy, as reported by LiveSquawk.• Fed will need to hike …

Economics

Mortgage Rates and Ten Year Yield

Source: Calculated Risk Its almost as if the standard conforming mortgage loan somehow uses the 10 Year bond yield as a signal or something (lol). …

Freddie Mac

US Dollar Rips and Dips as the Fed Hikes, Pledges Two More in 2018

The Fed hiked as was widely-anticipated while forecasting an additional two rate hikes in 2018. After a quick move of USD-strength, prices pulled …

ECB forward guidance more dovish than expected, economist says

Gilles Moec, chief European economist at BofA Merrill Lynch, discusses the European Central Bank's latest policy decision.

European Central Bank