LATEST NEWS : Currency Wars Are Back: 'Export Your Deflation to Someone Else'

Currency wars are back, though this time the goal is to steal inflation, not growth. Brazil Finance Minister Guido Mantegapopularized the term “currency war” in 2010 to describe policies employed at the time by major central banks to boost the competitiveness of their economies through weaker currencies. Now, many see lower exchange rates as a […]

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LATEST NEWS : Gold Set for Weekly Gain on Haven Demand Amid Iraq Tumult

Gold futures capped a second straight weekly gain as escalating violence in Iraq boosted demand for the precious metal as a haven. Silver posted the longest rally in almost four months. Crude oil jumped to the highest in more than eight months on concern that a civil war looms in Iraq, OPEC’s second-biggest producer. Gold gained 6 […]

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LATEST NEWS : Gold Set for First Back-to-Back Weekly Gain Since April

Gold was little changed near the highest in more than two weeks as investors weighed whether escalating violence in Iraq will increase demand for the precious metal as a haven. Gold rallied this week while oil extended gains today and European equities fell as Iraq’s Shiite-led government struggled to retain control of Sunni-majority regions, after army units […]

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World Bank Sees Record Demand for Political Risk Insurance

Investors’ demand for insurance against political risk is on track to match last year’s record as instability persists in the Middle East and disputes in Latin America erode confidence, the World Bank said. Investment insurance for developing economies by a group of the main public, private and multilateral providers reached $45 billion by mid-2013, according to the bank’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee […]

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Iran Agrees to Deal With Powers to Curb Nuclear Work

Iran’s accord with world powers to limit its nuclear program in exchange for as much as $7 billion in relief from sanctions left Presidents Barack Obama and Hassan Rouhani the task of selling the deal to critics. By agreeing to curtail its nuclear activities, Iran won an easing of certain sanctions on oil, auto parts, gold and precious metals […]

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No Progress from G-20 Leaders

“In the end, even a meeting between Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin failed to deliver results. Participants at the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg couldn’t manage to find a common position on Syria. The American president demanded that punitive action be taken against Syria, but his Russian counterpart stood between Obama and his allies. Now […]

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Obama-Putin Rift Over Syria Widens as G-20 Summit Starts

“The diplomatic dialogue between Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin has featured the U.S. president comparing Putin to a bored schoolboy and the Russian leader forcing an irritated Obama to wait a half-hour for a meeting. And that was before warships from the two nations drew near in the Eastern Mediterranean amid a widening rift over […]

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