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Central Bank Interest Rates
May 16, 2018

Central Bank Interest Rates   By Klavs Valters  A central bank's interest rate is a rate at which it typically lends money to local banks. This interest rate is charged by nations’ central or federal banks on loan advances to control the...

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Federal Budget 2018: A Mixed Reaction
May 14, 2018

Federal Budget 2018: A Mixed Reaction   By Deepta Bolaky Treasurer Scott Morrison handed down his third incorporating tax cuts, superannuation benefits, aged care spending and significant infrastructure spending. The highlight is its plan to h...

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World's Largest Banks
May 8, 2018

World's Largest Banks   By Klavs Valters  Banks play a significant role in our day-to-day lives and as the global economy continues to expand year-on-year, they will continue to do so. Even though the United States has the largest economy by G...

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First Quarter Overview – Massive Swings and Volatility in Stock Markets
April 17, 2018

First Quarter Overview - Massive Swings and Volatility in Stock Markets   By Deepta Bolaky First quarter of the year ended with markets experiencing massive swings and volatility. Higher bond yields, revised inflation expectations and a potenti...

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Amazon on Track to Become a $1 Trillion Company
March 22, 2018

Amazon on Track to Become a $1 Trillion Company   By Klavs Valters With Apple close to becoming the first company in the world to reach $1 trillion market cap, Amazon is also closing in. As one of the world’s largest online retailers it is o...

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Time Ticking for Brexit
March 19, 2018

Time Ticking for Brexit By Klavs Valters In just over a year – on 29th March 2019 to be exact – Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union. It has been nearly a year since Theresa May triggered Article 50 and began the two-year process to...

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US Trade vs the World
January 30, 2018

US Trade vs the World   Since Donald Trump became the President of the United States in 2016, we have heard him say a lot about the "unbelievably bad" trade agreements the world’s largest economy has with some countries around the world. We h...

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World's Largest Economies
January 18, 2018

World's Largest Economies By Klavs Valters When it comes to the top national economies around the globe, the United States is well ahead of all countries - having the  largest economy by Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The United States generates n...

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City of London Feeling the Brexit Effect
January 15, 2018

City of London Feeling the Brexit Effect By Klavs Valters Not a day goes by without Brexit being mentioned and we can expect more of this to continue for some time, even after Britain leaves the European Union next year. With the International Moneta...

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UK Trade vs The World
January 10, 2018

UK Trade vs The World By Klavs Valters With the UK leaving the European Union next year, its trading arrangements with the bloc will change. How they will change will be determined over the coming months when both parties start the second phase of th...

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UK Making Post-Brexit Plans
January 5, 2018

UK Making Post-Brexit Plans By Klavs Valters   2018 is shaping up to be a defining year for the relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union. After making sufficient progress in the first phase of negotiations, talks will now b...

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