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High noon in Greece and the trend to volatility
High noon in Greece and the trend to volatility
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High noon in Greece and the trend to volatility

Summary: The economic recovery in the developed economies is supported by the very expansive monetary policies, lower austerity pressure on the government front and among banks, and the fallen oil price. Growth rates remain moderate. In the emerging markets we can see signs of low-level stabilisation at best. The possible default of Greece, excessive interest […]

Could the outcome of Turkish parliamentary elections lead to increased volatility?
Could the outcome of Turkish parliamentary elections lead to increased volatility?
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Could the outcome of Turkish parliamentary elections lead to increased volatility?

The upcoming parliamentary elections on Sunday in Turkey could force Erdogan to postpone his plan for a new constitution and could lead to new political leaders in the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Economics. This would trigger an increase in uncertainty and consequently a higher degree of volatility for the Turkish Lira and […]

What has become of the “oil x 20” rule?
What has become of the “oil x 20” rule?
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What has become of the “oil x 20” rule?

The oil and gas sector is the backbone of the Russian economy. It contributes roughly a quarter to the Russian GDP, and it accounts for almost two thirds of exports. Oil and gas companies represent almost 60% of the market capitalisation of the Moscow stock exchange. It therefore makes sense to analyse the performance of […]

Light and shadow
Light and shadow
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Light and shadow

The environment has become a bit brighter in the past weeks. In addition to the improvement of the economic environment in the Eurozone and Japan, more and more central banks loosened their monetary policies. For example, on 12 February the central bank of Sweden (Riksbank) surprisingly cut its key-lending rate to -0.1% and announced to […]