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In a hope to return to robust and continued global growth in 2016, a strong footing is expected to come from various ‘growth-supporting factors. In this exclusive series of fundamental evaluations, we provide in-depth analytical views on ongoing structural adjustments, continuing demand/supply imbalances, recurring financial market volatility, purchasing power parities, short rates divergences, balance sheet divergences and intensifying geopolitical problems in light of the FX market.

Fundamental Evaluation Series

Take care when examining the economic impact of fires. GDP doesn't tell the full story

Jan 18, 2020 11:15 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Estimates of the economic damage caused by the bushfires are rolling in, some of them big and some unprecedented, as is the scale of the fires themselves. These types of estimates will be refined and used to make or...

Fundamental Evaluation Series

USD/DKK vs. 2-year yield spread

Oct 31, 2017 07:23 am UTC| Commentary Central Banks

The chart above shows, how the relationship between USD/DKK and 2-year yield spread has unfolded since 2012. It can be seen that the pair and the yield spread between 2-year treasury and 2-year Danish government bond...

Fundamental Evaluation Series

Fundamental Evaluation Series: 2-year yield spread vs. GBP/USD

Sep 22, 2017 11:25 am UTC| Commentary

The chart above shows, how the relationship between GBP/USD and 2-year yield divergence has unfolded since 2012. The cosy relationship between the yield spread and the exchange rate, in this case, is quite visible. Back...

Fundamental Evaluation Series

Fundamental Evaluation Series: USD/NOK vs. 2-year yield spread

Aug 22, 2017 12:00 pm UTC| Commentary Central Banks

The chart above shows, how the relationship between USD/NOK and 2-year yield spread has unfolded since 2012. It can be seen that the pair and the yield spread between 2-year treasury and 2-year Danish government bond...

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Fundamental Evaluation Series: USD/CZK vs. 2-year yield spread

Aug 22, 2017 06:21 am UTC| Commentary Central Banks

The chart above shows, how the relationship between USD/CZK and 2-year yield spread has unfolded since 2012. It can be seen even with a naked eye, that the pair and the yield spread between 2-year treasury and 2-year...

Fundamental Evaluation Series

Fundamental Evaluation Series: USD/CHF vs. yield divergence

Aug 17, 2017 08:50 am UTC| Commentary

During our evaluation period beginning 2012, the yield spread between the US 2-year bond and a Swiss equivalent has widened by almost 200 basis points but the exchange rate hasnt followed through as much as it should have...

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Fundamental Evaluation Series: USD/JPY vs. 2-year yield divergence

Aug 17, 2017 08:44 am UTC| Commentary

This one pair has been at odds with yield divergence throughout early 2016 as the yen benefited from risk aversion and due to market participants doubts on BoJs abilities to ease policies further. It had shown...

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Economy

US investment banks take funding intended for small businesses

Investment banks advising on corporate dealmaking received tens of millions of dollars from the $660 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which were earmarked to assist small businesses in the pandemic-induced...

Canada urged to focus on boosting economy than managing debt

Analysts say Canada should focus on implementing measures to boost economic growth and incentives to get people back to work instead of managing its budget deficit. Due to the countrys growing debt, Fitch downgraded...

EU warns of decisive action against US over trade disputes

The EU is threatening to take decisive action against the US over its unwillingness to settle the issue of aircraft subsidies and its plan to conduct new investigations in trade deficits. The aircraft trade dispute...

S. Korea posts record-high forex reserves of $410.75-B

South Koreas foreign exchange reserves reached a record high of $410.75 billion in June, having gained $3.44 billion from May due to profits and investment returns from overseas assets and a weak dollar. The June...

International banks sue Argentine soy crusher for diverting funds

International creditor banks are suing Argentine soy crusher Vicentin of diverting hundreds of millions of dollars and have asked a US court to subpoena records as part of a lawsuit, including wire transfers and bank...

Politics

Joe Biden: Former VP assembles aides for Pennsylvania campaign

The Biden campaign is zeroing in on the swing states for the upcoming elections in November. This time, the former vice president has taken on several aides to lead the charge in his campaign in Pennsylvania. The Hill...

Melania Trump: Former aide to FLOTUS to write a tell-all book

There have been quite a few books written about first lady Melania Trump, the latest being by Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan called The Art of Her Deal. Now, another book is being written about the first lady, but...

Donald Trump: POTUS says waving of the Confederate flag is "freedom of speech"

100% uniqueness President Donald Trump has recently ripped into NASCAR for its decision to ban the Confederate flag in its events following the changes sparked by the death of George Floyd to put an end to the...

Melania Trump’s Independence Day dress makes headlines, prompts fact-check reports

United States First Lady Melania Trump has received both applause and criticisms for her fashion choices over the years. However, her eve of Independence Day dress garnered social media attention for quite a unique reason...

Science

Black hole: Scientist addresses the concern that the universe could collapse into a supermassive black hole

There have been many theories suggesting what could happen when the universe has reached its final or ultimate end or at least what would happen once the Sun dies out. One scientist, in particular, weighed in on the...

Archaeologists discover remains of guillotine victims inside a chapel in France

Being executed by guillotine seems like the most gruesome type of execution there is for its bloody nature. Archaeologists have recently uncovered the skeletal remains of around 500 victims of the deadly machine inside the...

NASA: Hubble Space Telescope photographs a supernova remnant

Along with the creation of celestial objects such as stars, destruction is also present in the form of violent supernovas that would follow dying stars. The Hubble Space Telescope was able to capture a remnant from a...

Archaeologists find proof of tooth decay and cavities in 9,000-year-old discoveries

It is clear that many problems that were once prevalent in ancient times are no longer a problem today and vice versa. However, there are some problems that, as archaeologists have found, have been actually been present...

Technology

‘World of Warcraft’ bonus events reward players with passive reputations buffs

World of Warcraft players looking to improve their in-game reputation faster than the normal process will have several chances to do it until next week. All they have to do is join special events, including the Cataclysm...

‘The Sims 5’: Would EA launch it on Nintendo Switch?

EA and Maxis life simulation series has to be one of the most popular video game franchises ever. It is then only natural for fans anticipating the release of The Sims 5 to ask if the next installment would mark the IPs...

‘Kingdom Hearts 4’: What ‘Re:Mind’ tells fans about Sora’s fate and the franchise’s future

The wait for Kingdom Hearts 4 has officially started when players complete the missions and stories in the KH3: Re:Mind DLC released earlier this year. Fans should make sure they explore all the endings included in the...

‘GTA 6’: Is the next game already in development?

This year, the GTA V title will officially become a game that is supported by three generations of consoles from both Sony and Microsoft. Fans may find it exciting or disappointing depending on how much they want to get a...
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