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ECB Preisdent Mario Draghi
5 July 2019

Mario where is your big bazooka?

There are concerns that if Europe falls into a recessionary phase, the European Central Bank (ECB) may not have the firepower to support the economy to the extent it may need to. The ECB shut down its QE bond purchasing…

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Palace of the Italian Government
4 July 2019

Brexit is not Europe’s main problem

While we in the UK have been obsessing with Brexit, the real concern in Europe goes virtually unreported. The EU has a problem with Italy. Last year there was a standoff between Brussels and Rome over the Italian government’s plans…

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
30 June 2019

Japan’s growth forecast has been downgraded

Japan is another country to have its growth forecast for 2019 downgraded in recent months.The Japanese economy is now expected to grow by 0.9% this year despite the Bank of Japan (BoJ) on-going fiscal and monetary stimulus programme. Japan’s public…

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Gold bullion bars
27 June 2019

Governments have bought 650 tonnes of gold bullion

It is at times of uncertainty over global growth, corporate earnings growth, high indebtedness and political uncertainty that gold has some relevance to a mixed asset portfolio. A key element in the rise of the price of gold was a…

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