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Reserve Bank of Australia cuts rates hoping to support the country's economy - 10/15/2019

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) admitted a possibility of lowering rates. However, the bank is increasingly worried about the recent surge in housing prices in the country, which requires increased attention. The RBA Board is “ready to soften monetary policy if necessary” to maintain economic growth and create jobs. On October 1, the RBA lowered its key rate to a record low - from 1% to...

US authorities are seeking to suspend Telegram cryptocurrency - 10/14/2019

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced imposition of a temporary injunction on offshore companies that allegedly hold an unregistered initial coin offering (ICO) of tokens. This is stated in the message of the commission. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday announced adoption of "emergency measures and the receipt of an order to impose a temporary limit"...

Iran seeks rescue from economic crisis in stock market - 10/14/2019

Under US sanctions, Iran is experiencing the worst crisis in decades. Inflation reached nearly 43% in September, and GDP may decline by 9% at the end of the year. However, the local stock market is growing steadily despite everything. TEDPIX, the main index of the Tehran Stock Exchange, has grown 73% over the past 12 months. This is the highest result among the markets tracked by Bloomberg....

Study: Chinese money may change global financial flows - 10/08/2019

Chinese funds that are able to invest in foreign assets prefer to invest in sectors in which China has no competitive advantages, according to a study by the US National Bureau of Economic Analysis (NBER). It is noted that profitability for institutional investors from China is not a key criterion, and diversification of investments and gaining access to information is more important. China has...

World without oil: how soon will we abandon fuel cars? - 10/07/2019

The global electric vehicle market is expanding rapidly and, according to all forecasts, will keep growing. For example, Acumen Research and Consulting estimates that the growth will average 25.6% between 2019 and 2026. Greenhouse gas concerns have also spurred demand for electric cars around the world. The increase in the number of electric vehicles is a cause for concern in the global energy...

Gartner: Smartphone market is slowing down in expectation of 5G - 10/02/2019

At the end of 2019, global smartphone sales will drop by a record 3.2%, Gartner analysts predict. Users no longer need to constantly buy new devices, since their service life has grown significantly, and breakthrough technologies have not appeared for a long time. Experts believe that only 5G technology can breathe new life into the market. Global smartphone sales will decrease by 3.2% by the end...

WTO: Global trade is losing steam - 10/02/2019

The effect of duties and the slowdown in the global economy resulted in a sharp decrease in the growth rate of world trade in goods. The forecast of the World Trade Organization for this year was more than halved, to 1.2%. The organization pointed out the high uncertainty of the situation, both because of trade conflicts, and because of possible macroeconomic shocks, including possible...

US S&P 500 hits 22-year high, experts waiting for collapse - 10/01/2019

The S&P 500 Index, which includes US companies with the highest capitalization, is showing the best growth rate since 1997. However, many investors fear that this will be followed by a collapse, just like in the last year. The S&P 500 index, that includes the US companies with the biggest market cap, has grown by 19% in the three quarters of 2019, showing the best growth rates since 1997, The...

US business repatriated nearly $1 trln after Trump's tax reform - 09/23/2019

Since the tax reform came into force in early 2018, companies have repatriated about $ 1 trillion of foreign profit. This is stated in the message of the US Department of Commerce. In the second quarter of 2019, $ 88.3 billion of corporate profit received abroad were returned to their homeland. US President Donald Trump, while promoting the reform, said, without mentioning sources, that such...

Germany approves blockchain regulation strategy, private stablecoins to be banned - 09/19/2019

The German government has approved a blockchain regulation strategy. The document effectively bans circulation of alternative money in the country. The ban also applies to Facebook’s stablecoin Libra, Reuters reports. Information that Germany is working on a blockchain regulation strategy appeared in mid-March. While developing the strategy, the government relied on opinions of specialists from...
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