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German bankers call on ECB to cancel negative interest rates - 10/16/2018

German commercial banks have urged the leadership of the European Central Bank (ECB) to change their attitude to interest rates in the near future. "We can only ask the ECB to remove negative interest from the market as soon as possible," said Hans-Walter Peters, Chairman of the Federal Association of German Banks (BdB), at the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Bali. A...

Chinese smart manufacturing to reach 220 billion CNY by 2020 - 10/15/2018

According to an annual report on the development of intellectual production in China, the size of the market of intellectual production in the country reached 106 billion yuan in 2016, an increase of 18.4% compared with the previous year. The output of industrial robots in 2017 increased by 68.1% compared with the previous year and exceeded 130 thousand units, which is one third of the world...

IEA: High oil prices threaten global economy - 10/12/2018

The International Energy Agency (IEA) said that global oil supplies look "sufficient at the moment" after a significant increase in production over the past six months. However, the oil industry is under pressure because it is facing increasing global demand. The reserve capacity for oil production in the world has already decreased to 2% of world demand, and it is likely that there will be a...

Number of oil and gas rigs in the world fell for the first time in 5 months - 10/08/2018

The number of operating oil and gas rigs in the world in September declined for the first time in five months, according to data from the American oilfield service company Baker Hughes. On average, 2258 rigs were operating around the world in the last month, against 2278 rigs in August (a record since March 2015). At the same time, the September level was 177 higher than the figure for the same...

Moody`s: UK banks are ready for Brexit - 10/02/2018

Moody`s issued a forecast about near future of the UK banking system in the light of the country's future withdrawal from the European Union. According to the agency, large banks have done everything possible to level the risks and financial losses associated with Brexit. However, the report notes, difficult times may come for the entire economy of the country. British banks have become more...

Chinese giant is slowing down - 10/02/2018

The Chinese economy begins to experience the first negative consequences of the trade war with America as pace of the manufacturing sector’s development is declining. The trade war between the USA and the PRC is reducing demand for Chinese goods both abroad and within the country. As a result, Chinese manufacturers already have to cut production, which follows from a statistical report on...

Pew Research: IT market in the US is saturated - 10/01/2018

According to Pew Research Center, the technology market in the United States has stopped showing growth in the past two years. Shares of Americans who use social networks, own a smartphone, tablet or computer, are almost identical to those of 2016, although previously the market showed a steady growth. The experts believe that the market has reached saturation. 95% of American adults own phones,...

UBS and Campden Wealth reveal the most popular investments of wealthy people - 10/01/2018

UBS and Campden Wealth presented a report on activities of family offices for 2018. A family office is usually a company which task is to centrally manage a wide range of issues for wealthy families. Typically, this is investment management, tax and legal support, planning structure of ownership and inheritance of a family business, maintaining consolidated financial statements. The study of...

Moody's: Climate risks affect creditworthiness - 09/27/2018

The rating agency Moody's estimated environmental risks for 84 sectors of the economy, which account for $ 74.6 trillion of rated debt (10% more than in 2015) as part of the "global risk heat map". 11 sectors with total debt of $ 2.2 trillion were included in the group exposed to high credit risks, two of which - coal mining and coal terminals, as well as utilities with unregulated tariffs and...

Cannabis is the new Bitcoin - 09/25/2018

Excessive demand for shares of cannabis producers resembles the fever around crypto currency in 2017. Last Wednesday (September 19), the rapidly growing marijuana market experienced its "craziest day". Since the beginning of the trading session, Tilray shares have grown more than 40%, reports Bloomberg. Since the IPO in July of this year, the company's capitalization has soared by 1500%, from $...
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