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Three Key Geopolitical Developments

The past few days have seen three key geopolitical developments. Iran and the 'Great Powers': Iran and the so-called P5+1 powers clinched a landmark interim deal on the Islamic Republic's nuclear...

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US Congressional Deal: Key Implications

After 16 days of government shutdown, US political leaders have reached a deal to end the fiscal and debt stalemate in Washington. The deal will fund the government through to January 15, 2014, and...

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US Government Shutdown: Key Implications

The inability of the US House of Representatives and Senate to pass government funding measures for fiscal year 2014, which began October 1, has resulted in the shutdown of the federal government,...

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Global Markets: US Treasuries Show The Way

Today’s disappointing US non-farm payrolls notwithstanding, the global economy picked up momentum in July, providing initial confirmation to our view that growth had troughed and would improve in the...

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