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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 FX Update: Sterling Firing Up

The continued slew of positive economic data coming out of the UK is proving a boon for the British pound, which has hit US$1.61/GBP and is up nearly 7% since the beginning of August. If the current...

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BETting On Romanian Equities

Having highlighted attractive technical pictures in a number of eurozone equity markets, most recently through adding a bullish Spanish Small Caps view to our Asset Class Strategy (see Business...

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Global Economic Growth Improving

While much of the market's attention over the coming days will be focused on the US Federal Reserve's September 17-18 policy meeting, at which it will decide whether to taper QE3 (and we expect that...

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Chinese Yuan Steady, But For How Long?

One currency that has continued to strengthen throughout the recent bout of weakness in emerging markets currency markets is the Chinese yuan. This has taken us slightly by surprise, for although...

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