macro-economic risk

China’s Currency Rebounds as Economic Optimism Returns – New York Times – 11/09/2017

For those who worry about the state of the world economy, China has long been a major reason to lose sleep. Its financial system labors under a mountain of loans, while weaker growth has prompted many Chinese people and companies to move their money overseas in recent years.

Source:  New York Times, 11/09/2017

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Dollar rally pauses as market braces for U.S. inflation data – Reuters – 11/09/2017

The U.S. dollar’s rally paused on Thursday as traders waited for consumer inflation data later in the day for clues on whether the Federal Reserve will maintain its gradual pace of credit tightening.

Source:  Reuters, 11/09/2017

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Egypt ignores runaway borrowing at its own peril – The New Arab – 12/09/2017

Egypt's public debt now totals more than 130 percent of GDP - as compared to 92.2 percent in 2014, when Egypt's was the world's 18th most indebted government. Cairo has now climbed up that debtor rank to be among the world's top five.

Source:  The New Arab, 12/09/2017

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Sub-Saharan Africa needs solid growth plans to avoid hard landing – IMF – Fin 24 – 12/09/2017

Countries in sub-Saharan Africa require strong and sustainable growth plans to ensure periods of sharp growth don’t end in a hard landing, a working paper by the International Monetary Fund argued.

Source:  Fin 24, 12/09/2017

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Austria makes record €3.5bn century bond issuance – World Finance – 13/09/2017

Austria has raised $4.2bn in 100-year bonds, marking the largest ever long-term debt issuance

Source:  World Finance, 13/09/2017

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China Prepares Sale of $2 Billion in U.S.-Dollar Bonds – Fox Business – 13/09/2017

China is laying the groundwork for its first sale of U.S.-dollar sovereign bonds in more than a decade, a move toward expanding its ties with global investors as its economy improves.

Source:  Fox Business, 13/09/2017

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USA: The amazing disgrace of our $20T national debt – New York Post – 13/09/2017

A disgraceful milestone was reached this week when US government debt busted through the $20 trillion level and quickly went over $20.1 trillion.

Source:  New York Post, 13/09/2017

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Emerging markets: The next growth vector – Money Web – 13/09/2017

After a long period of fragile growth, the global economy appears to be in recovery mode. Global stock markets are performing remarkably well – hitting all-time highs on the back of low interest rates. In this environment, emerging markets have piqued the interest of investors.

Source:  Money Web, 13/09/2017

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Wall Street has ‘a bigger fear’ of a debt-ceiling crisis than in the past — here’s what happened to markets during the last scare – Business Insider – 03/09/2017

September marks the end of the summer slump on Wall Street, and could also be the most crucial month of the year. Congress' failure to pass a funding bill that keeps the government open is just one many risks that could rock global markets. Historically, stocks have rebounded after government shutdowns, and investors still [...]

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China issues new guidelines to limit overseas investment – World Finance – 21/08/2017

Overseas investments in the entertainment, hotel and property industries will be discouraged by the Chinese Government, in favour of proposals that fit the country’s macroeconomic strategy

Source:  World Finance, 21/08/2017

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