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Macroeconomics

Satoshi Nakamoto … cracking the code

15 November 2018

By now, everyone has heard of digital, decentralized cryptocurrencies first developed by one or more individuals using the alias “Satoshi Nakamoto.” Besides the ubiquitous Bitcoin, there are over 1,000 different cryptocurrencies, and the list continues to grow.

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US election results

07 November 2018

So this time the pollsters were right: the House of Representatives turns blue, i.e. falls into the hands of the Democrats, while the Senate remains in Republican hands.

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Tough Times for Equities

29 October 2018

Equity markets were under pressure last week, for the fourth time in five weeks, as underwhelming corporate earnings results sparked concerns of slower economic growth.

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Taking the plunge

11 October 2018

It started on Wall Street, spread to Asia and then reached Europe. The question, of course, is whether the market selloff that started on October 10 signals the beginning of a longer-term decline or is just a short-term correction.

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Turkey at risk of slipping into utter chaos

13 August 2018

Recent events in Turkey have led to the emergence of a crisis for the country’s currency, the lira, and investors fear that contagion could spread to European markets.

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