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19 05, 2017

International News (Issue 449) – May 19th, 2017

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International News (Issue 449) - May 19th, 2017 I made mention of Wednesday night’s sell-off and the CISCO Systems disappointing profit report earlier. Though it might seem like the Trump/Comey situation was the pick of the political news-flow this week, arguably the Brazilian political scandal tops that. On Thursday night, the Brazilian share-market lost -9% [...]

12 05, 2017

International News (Issue 448) – May 12th, 2017

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International News (Issue 448) - May 12th, 2017 The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meet in 2 weeks to discuss further cuts to supply. The meeting in Vienna will aim to underpin the oil price which continues to fall in light of excess production. A reminder that the agreement to cut production back in [...]

5 05, 2017

International News (Issue 447) – May 5th, 2017

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International News (Issue 447) - May 5th, 2017 It was a busy week internationally with eyes fixed on a marginal slowing in both Chinese and U.S economic growth. Manufacturing surveys released in both countries this week pointed to a moderate deceleration month-on-month, but in China the concerns are slightly more elevated since the slowing in [...]

28 04, 2017

International News (Issue 446) – April 28th, 2017

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International News (Issue 446) - April 28th, 2017 The main feature from overseas this week was the corporate reporting season across the U.S and Europe. Perhaps the most significant of these were the results Thursday night from Alphabet (formerly Google) and Amazon, both of whom beat market expectations and popped to fresh highs in after-market [...]

21 04, 2017

International News (Issue 445) – April 21st, 2017

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 International News (Issue 445) - April 21st, 2017 This week the major news came out of the UK with news the British PM had called a nap election for early June aimed at bolstering her negotiation powers ahead of talks with EU leaders on Britain’s exit from the EU. The news was taken well by [...]