LATEST NEWS : Euro-Area Confidence Falls as Low Inflation Alarms ECB

Euro-area economic confidence fell more than forecast, Spanish consumer prices dropped the most in five years and German unemployment unexpectedly rose in a burst of data backing Mario Draghi’s warning that more stimulus may be needed. continue reading at bloomberg.com

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LATEST NEWS : Russia can switch to payments with India, China in national currencies crushing dollar amid sanctions – experts

Experts believe that the wish of the West to restrict Moscow’s cooperation with Brussels and Washington will play into the hands of the Russian economy. Wisdom and presence of mind are two components that will guarantee success for a new spiral of Russia’s cooperation with eastern countries. Also, this will allow us to counter-balance the […]

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China Gold Imports From Hong Kong Rise on Stockpiling

Gold shipments to China from Hong Kong rose in October to the second-highest on record as jewelers and retailers bought the metal to build up inventories ahead of a peak-demand season at the end of the year. Net imports, after deducting flows from China into Hong Kong, were 129.9 metric tons in October, from 109.4 tons in […]

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Gold Vault Opens in China as Bullion Goes From West to East

A gold vault that can store 2,000 metric tons, double China’s projected consumption this year, opened in Shanghai this month as owner Malca-Amit Global Ltd. seeks to benefit from rising demand in Asia’s largest economy. The facility is the biggest for the Hong Kong-based company, and it can also store diamonds, jewelry and art, Joshua Rotbart, […]

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China’s yuan makes waves on international currency markets

Evidence the yuan is becoming truly global can be found in Rongrong Huo’s passport, which shows the HSBC banker bouncing from Switzerland to South Africa fielding inquiries from a growing number of clients on how they can trade China’s currency. “The market potential is huge,” Huo, who heads HSBC’s yuan business development for Europe, said […]

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No global recovery yet

The world economy is still becalmed. World trade volume fell 0.8pc in August. The next cycle of growth has not yet reached “escape velocity”. We continue to be in a contained global depression, punctuated by bursts of weak growth that peter out. It is not a disaster. It is not healthy either.

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Central Banks Drop Tightening Talk as Easy Money Goes On

The Bank of Canada’s dropping of language about the need for future interest-rate increases and today’s decisions by central banks in Norway, Sweden and the Philippines to leave their rates on hold unite them with counterparts in reinforcing rather than retracting loose monetary policy. The Federal Reserve delayed a pullback in asset purchases, while emerging markets from Hungary to Chile cut […]

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Biggest US Foreign Creditors Show Concern on Default Risk

“China and Japan, which together hold more than $2.4 trillion in U.S. Treasuries, raised pressure on the U.S. to resolve a political impasse on its debt ceiling that threatens to destabilize global financial markets. Japan must consider the impact of any default on its bond holdings, even as the U.S. will probably avoid a fiscal […]

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Will the Next Financial Crisis Cost More than $14 Trillion?

“The psychological hangover from the 2007-2009 financial crisis seems to still be with us. Indeed, in the second edition of Conquer the Crash (p. 91), Robert Prechter noted: “The psychological aspect of deflation and depression cannot be overstated.” But the worst of the financial crisis was five years ago. Is it odd to even mention […]

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Gold Imports to China From Hong Kong Climb on Physical Demand

“Gold shipments to China from Hong Kong increased in July as importers took advantage of local prices that were an average 2.1 percent higher than global markets and as mainland investors bought jewelry and coins. Net imports, after deducting flows from China into Hong Kong, were 113 metric tons, from 101 tons a month earlier, […]

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