Greece Reverts to Form

Greece is having the next bailout payment delayed after the reforms that were agreed on in order to qualify for the bailout have been delayed... Portugal is also throwing a curveball to the EU...

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Weekend Summary and the Week Ahead

On Friday it was the turn of the Chinese central bank to take a dovish tone. The bank chose actions over words, cutting interest rates and reserve ratio requirements for banks.

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A Downside for the Rand?

South Africa faces serious economic headwinds - including a possible credit downgrade and lawsuits in the gold mining industry.

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Catching up with the Euro

Yesterday's big market news was the sudden drop in the Euro... By midmorning yesterday, it was trading in the 1.1100 range...

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Draghi's Words Speak Louder Than Actions

Mario Draghi proved once again that he's the master at making things happen without doing anything more than opening his mouth. The head of the ECB yesterday gave a very dovish narrative...

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All Eyes to the ECB

Questions abound about the Euro, as we have guidance from the UK on the EU membership, and from the ECB on further easing policy.

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Making Sense of Oil

How to make sense of the shifts in the oil markets? Sometimes, it just seems so arbitrary. The reality is that oil prices are fairly rational, and are responding a set of factors that push and pull in various directions...

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How Much of a Crisis Does the Euro Face?

Since the Greek snap elections last month, the Euro currency crisis has faded from the headlines. That doesn't mean the danger to the common currency has ended...

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Market Sets Sights on QE in Europe and Asia

The main market expectation is for the ECB to put some more money on the QE table...

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Elections, Oil, and the Canadian Dollar

The Canadian dollar is weaker today, in the wake of lower oil prices and a national election....

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