Geopolitical Events

World Economic Forum: Buzzword – Populism
January 25, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets  The word Populism is probably the buzzword at the World Economic Forum this year. The headlines this week were heavily dominated by the concerns of the rise of populism around the globe. “Brazil’...

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International Monetary Fund (IMF): Growth Warnings
January 22, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky @DeeptaGOMarkets The World Economic Outlook has further shifted to the downside. The growth estimates for 2019 and 2020 were downgraded in October 2018 mainly due to trade tensions. The recent further downward revisions were...

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432-202 – Biggest Defeat in Modern Times
January 16, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky @DeeptaGOMarkets Theresa May suffered the worst defeat in recent times in British history. The House has spoken, and Theresa May stated that the government will listen. “It is clear that the House does not support this...

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Brexit- A Decisive Week
January 15, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky @DeeptaGOMarkets The Parliament Vote is the pivotal stage for Brexit. If the Brexit deal is accepted, Britain will exit the EU in an orderly way. However, if the proposed Brexit deal is rejected, there will be many uncer...

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Main Macro Themes In 2019
January 8, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets After a stellar year in 2017, investors were taken aback by the massive swings in the markets in 2018. The turmoil in the financial markets has created an environment of panic and fears about a global reces...

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Canada – Taking A Look At The Loonie Economy
December 3, 2018

Canada News Flying Under The Radar Canada has been a predominant feature in financial news in the recent few months, with many discussions centered around the NAFTA and ‘new NAFTA’ agreement, the USMCA trade deal. But despite being such a sign...

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Brexit and Italy
November 22, 2018

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets As we head into the Thanksgiving holidays, the continuing factors dominating headlines remain Brexit and Italy. This Wednesday was an important day for Brexit and Italy, but the events unfolded without...

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G20 Summit 10th Anniversary
November 16, 2018

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets In the wake of the global financial crisis, the G20 summit has become a popular forum of global governance and cooperation. In the heat of the disaster, G20 members came together to sustain global financial s...

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Latest US Jobs Report
October 6, 2018

The Buraeu of Labor Statistics have released the latest jobs report for September. Let’s take a look at the latest numbers. The total non-farm payroll employment increased by 134,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today versus the...

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October 4, 2018

By Deepta Bolaky The fourth quarter kicked off with some good news on trade with a last-minute agreement between US-Mexico- Canada just before the deadline. "America first" is the slogan by Trump and he managed to do just that at least when re...

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How are the markets digesting the new US-Sino trade tariffs?
September 20, 2018

By Deepta Bolaky Probably, the first step following the announcement of the new US-China trade tariffs will be to monitor the reaction of the US dollar. There is a change in the dynamics driving the markets compared to last week. Whether the m...

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Italy’s “First Budget” By the Populist Government
August 23, 2018

By Deepta Bolaky The newly-elected populist government in Italy will deliver its very first budget which will be pivotal to the Eurozone area. Italy has the second largest public government debt pile in Europe after the Greeks. The debt to equity ...

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Greece’s Bailout Comes to an End – A Goodbye to the Troika
August 21, 2018

By Deepta Bolaky After eight long years of crisis whereby Greece endured stringent budget austerity programs, the country’s bailout will finally come to an end. Greece will therefore have to finance itself by borrowing on international bond mark...

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NAFTA Update – Have US Negotiations Progressed?
August 17, 2018

It’s been one year since the trade renegotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between Canada, the United States and Mexico began. Since then we have seen tough rhetoric on how the agreement should look like moving forward fro...

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China Taking Stock Of US Trade Deficit Figures
August 10, 2018

The US official trade deficit number with China is $375.2bn in 2017. But According to China Customs General Administration, this number should be $275.8bn. Notice there is a vast gap between the versions from two sides. So, which version is closer to...

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