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AI Boom Yields Strong Quarterly Gains for US Tech Giants
AI Boom Yields Strong Quarterly Gains for US Tech Giants

AI Boom Yields Strong Quarterly Gains for US Tech Giants

The topic of artificial intelligence continues to flourish on the stock market. The US chip company Nvidia recently attracted attention with another strong set of quarterly figures. How did the rest of the “Magnificent Seven” fare in the reporting season and what are the plans of the tech giants in the AI sector?

Davos 2024: Climate Crisis, AI, geopolitics and interest rates were key topics
Davos 2024: Climate Crisis, AI, geopolitics and interest rates were key topics
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Davos 2024: Climate Crisis, AI, geopolitics and interest rates were key topics

Last week, many high-ranking representatives from politics and business once again gathered in Davos, Switzerland, for the annual World Economic Forum. The most pressing topics were the use of AI, the climate crisis and geopolitical tensions. Meanwhile, central bankers made interesting statements on future interest rate policy.

Stock markets review: Hopes for interest rate cuts fuelled significant gains in 2023
Stock markets review: Hopes for interest rate cuts fuelled significant gains in 2023
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Stock markets review: Hopes for interest rate cuts fuelled significant gains in 2023

The international stock markets closed out 2023 with significant gains. Hopes of abating inflationary pressure and declining interest rates were the main market drivers in Q4, resulting in a strong year for stock exchanges.

Members of OPEC+ plan to further cut oil production
Members of OPEC+ plan to further cut oil production
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Members of OPEC+ plan to further cut oil production

The OPEC+ oil association was unable to agree on official production cuts at its meeting last Thursday. However, individual member states announced plans for cuts. In a joint statement after the meeting, the more than twenty OPEC+ states also announced that Brazil would join the production alliance at the beginning of next year.

More Optimistic Outlook for German Economy among Experts
More Optimistic Outlook for German Economy among Experts
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More Optimistic Outlook for German Economy among Experts

Stock market professionals are less pessimistic about the prospects for the German economy in the next six months. This is shown by the current economic barometer of the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW). The government also wants to get the economy moving again with additional relief measures.

Middle East Conflict continues: worries about expansion to other countries
Middle East Conflict continues: worries about expansion to other countries
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Middle East Conflict continues: worries about expansion to other countries

Roughly two weeks after the surprising terrorist attacks by the radical Islamic Hamas ruling the Gaza Strip, on targets in Israel, the military conflict in the country continues unabated. The war in the region also continues to dominate the financial and commodity markets, with global concerns that the conflict could possibly spread to other countries in the Middle East being the main driver of uncertainty.

Inflation continues to fall: Do interest rate hikes now come to an end?
Inflation continues to fall: Do interest rate hikes now come to an end?

Inflation continues to fall: Do interest rate hikes now come to an end?

Inflation in the Eurozone is expected to fall further. According to initial estimates, the inflation rate fell more sharply than expected in August. With a view to the next ECB interest rate decision at the end of October, the question now arises: Do interest rate hikes now come to an end?