Geopolitical Events

An Action-Packed January
January 31, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarketsJanuary was an action-packed month with market-moving economic and geopolitical events. Investors barely had time for a breather as the new developments were crucial in setting the tone for the rest of the ...

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2019 in a Nutshell and the Transition to a New Decade
December 20, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarketsIf we could describe the year 2019 in one word, we believe uncertainty says it all. The world entered 2019 with a high level of ambiguity and is poised to finish the year with the same extent of uncertainties. ...

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The Loonie – Best Performing G10 Currencies
October 24, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets The Loonie Best Performing G10 Currencies After a tight campaign marred by scandals, Justin Trudeau secured another term as Prime Minister. Unlike a clear win in 2015, the Prime Minister did not pass the thre...

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Critical Hours for Brexit
October 16, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Critical Hours for Brexit As the clock ticks for Brexit, Brussels and London seem to be working harder than before on their differences for a last-minute Brexit deal. The headlines in the past 48 hours have rene...

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One Country, Two Systems
September 5, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets One Country, Two Systems The Hong Kong protests have reached a point where it is threatening the “one country, two systems” that exists between the special international financial hub and the mainland.It...

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August – A Challenging Month for Markets
August 29, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets August – A Challenging Month for Markets A wave of volatility swamped the markets in August. Recession fears, yield curve inversion, and the big breach of the Yuan were the dominant headlines that alarmed inve...

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The European Union Top Jobs
July 4, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets The European Union Top Jobs The European Central Bank (“ECB”) President The European leaders nominated Christine Lagarde, a French lawyer and a politician serving as Managing Director and Chairwoman of the ...

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The G20 Summit: President Trump-Xi Meeting
June 27, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets The G20 Summit The G20 Summit is an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from 19 countries and the European Union to discuss global economic challenges. Non-member countries can al...

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US Jobs Report
May 4, 2019

The Buraeu of Labor Statistics have released the latest jobs report for April. Let’s take a look at the latest numbers.The total non-farm payroll employment increased by 263,000 the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today, beating th...

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From Singapore to Hanoi – Summit 2.0
February 26, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarketsPresident Trump is on the “Tweet Rally” with positive headlines on the trade front and much confidence ahead of the Summit in Hanoi, Vietnam.Singapore Summit The Singapore Summit marked the f...

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Trade Deadline Delayed – “Substantial Progress”
February 25, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarketsMonday started on a buoyant note as the weekend negotiations between the US and the Chinese officials on structural issues, including intellectual property protection, technology transfer, agriculture among...

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The Dalian Port – “China’s Coal Ban”
February 22, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarketsWednesday was the bearer of bad news for Australia. Despite the buoyant employment report which briefly lifted its local currency, the Australian dollar plummeted on Westpac’s rate cut forecasts and the n...

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A Busy End of the Month
January 29, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarketsUS Government Shutdown President Trump has agreed to temporarily end the shutdown, putting an end to the most extended shutdown in US history. The three-week pause initially lifted investor sentiment and hel...

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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 @DeeptaGOMarketsThe 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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