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World’s Largest Economies
January 18, 2018

World's Largest Economies By Klavs Valters When it comes to the top national economies around the globe, the United States is well ahead of all countries - having the  largest economy by Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The United States generates...

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City of London Feeling the Brexit Effect
January 15, 2018

City of London Feeling the Brexit Effect By Klavs Valters Not a day goes by without Brexit being mentioned and we can expect more of this to continue for some time, even after Britain leaves the European Union next year. With the International Mone...

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UK Trade vs The World
January 10, 2018

UK Trade vs The World By Klavs Valters With the UK leaving the European Union next year, its trading arrangements with the bloc will change. How they will change will be determined over the coming months when both parties start the second phase of ...

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UK Making Post-Brexit Plans
January 5, 2018

UK Making Post-Brexit Plans By Klavs Valters   2018 is shaping up to be a defining year for the relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union. After making sufficient progress in the first phase of negotiations, talks will no...

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Neom – The Future of Saudi Arabia
December 19, 2017

Neom - The Future of Saudi Arabia By Klavs Valters   Back in October the Saudi Prince Mohammad bin Salman announced plans to build a new city called Neom. This ambitious plan for a city would be located in the northwest region of the Kingdom ...

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Brexit Breakthrough
December 13, 2017

Brexit Breakthrough By Klavs Valters   After months of discussions and nearly a year and a half after the Brexit referendum took place, there has been a breakthrough in the Brexit talks. Both sides have now agreed on major key issues which wa...

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Deal or No Deal
December 6, 2017

Deal or No Deal By Klavs Valters Brexit negotiations have been ongoing for some months now, and even while officials state that ‘sufficient progress’ in the talks has been made, the public are still unaware of what the details of said progress ...

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Oil on the Rise
November 29, 2017

Oil on the Rise After reaching its lowest price for 15 years back in January, we have seen the oil prices rising in the recent months since June. The price recently reached a two-year high following a partial closure of the Keystone pipeline connect...

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Mugabe Steps Down
November 22, 2017

Mugabe Steps Down Political tensions have been rising in the southern African nation of Zimbabwe over the last few days as the long-standing leader Robert Mugabe was placed on house arrest by the army in a coup*. The people of Zimbabwe have experien...

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Middle East Tensions
November 8, 2017

Report by Deepta Bolaky A buoyant open on Oil markets this week amidst clampdown on corruption. The sudden arrests of a dozen princes, business tycoons and top officials in Saudi Arabia has caused a rally in oil prices, hitting a 2-year high. UKOUSD ...

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US-Turkey Diplomatic Tensions
October 19, 2017

US-Turkey Diplomatic Tensions Both the US and Turkey have announced they have suspended all non-immigrant visa services for travel between the two nations. The shock announcement came after a United States consulate worker in Istanbul was held over...

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Are we 5 weeks away from a US Government shutdown?
September 20, 2017

Are we 5 weeks away from a US Government shutdown? …and what does this mean for the markets?   President Donald Trump has had a few admittedly less-than-stellar weeks. Topping off his widely condemned remarks following the Charlottesville, Vir...

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New sanctions imposed on North Korea
September 13, 2017

New sanctions imposed on North Korea by United Nations (UN) Security Council North Korea has been slapped with new sanctions after the detonation of a hydrogen bomb, an even more powerful nuclear weapon than the atomic bomb. The new resolutions widel...

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Harvey and Irma Effect
September 13, 2017

Harvey and Irma Effect It has not been a good couple of weeks for the United States and the Caribbean.  Harvey and Irma formed in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic respectively, causing large-scale devastation in the region. It is expected to c...

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Europe’s Bond-Buying Program
September 7, 2017

The European Central Bank (ECB) engaged into a €2 trillion bond buying program to promote economic growth and drive inflation up in the Eurozone. It involves buying assets from commercial banks to inject more funds in the banking system. It is a no...

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