After the global risk-off of late 2018, a newfound dovishness on the part of central bankers has combined with other positive developments to revive investors' animal spirits. But with a wide array of financial and political risks clearly in view, one should not assume that the current ebullience will last the year.
Many observers expect a grand showdown between the forces of “open” and “closed” societies in next month's European Parliament elections, with the very future of the European Union at stake. They are right to be worried, but wrong about the reason.
By Nicolas Rabener of FactorResearch INTRODUCTION In 1973, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the first regulations that required the nutrition labeling of certain foods as consumers were left in the dark about what they were eating. The regulations evolved and culminated in the widely-recognized nutrition facts panelRead More
German drug and farming supplies company Bayer posted a 45 percent gain in quarterly core earnings thanks to the acquisition of seed maker Monsanto, while the legal burden it took on with the deal increased.
Tesla Inc on Wednesday reported a 36 percent slide in solar installations and said it had implemented a new selling strategy months after ending a partnership to sell the rooftop systems in busy Home Depot stores.
For the first time in a decade, corporate liquidity in the U.S. has fallen, by $250 billion. This decline follows six months of intense market turbulence. The general creditworthiness of many commercial banks and brokerages has been questioned as a result of these unsettling events. Corporate Treasurers have begun to scrutinize the underlying instruments of their investments andundertake a flight…
The Chinese zodiac states that 2019 is the year of the pig (or more precisely, the earth pig). As a result, some Feng Shui experts recommend spending more time in the northwest corner of your house and vacationing by the mountains instead of by the seaside. For other (more market-related) Chinese prognostications, check out the list of papers below, which includes updates on the…
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is retrieving all Galaxy Fold samples distributed to reviewers to investigate reports of broken screens, a day after it postponed the phone's launch, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.
Exxon Mobil Corp said it has signed a 20-year agreement to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to China's Zhejiang Energy, as the U.S. oil and gas giant steps up marketing of the fuel in China, the world's second-largest buyer.
Unlisted infrastructure fundraising stayed strong in the first part of 2019 after an unprecedented period of momentum. More funds are coming to market to seek capital from investors, whose appetite fo...
Oil prices hovered near six-month highs on Wednesday after data showed U.S. crude stockpiles surged to their highest levels since October 2017, countering fears of tight supply resulting from OPEC output cuts and U.S. sanctions on Venezuela and Iran.
In the run-up to next month's European Parliament elections, the bloc's leaders are focusing on preventing or neutralizing Russian interference. Unfortunately, they are turning a blind eye to another outside player that doesn’t mean well for the future of Europe.
After more than six decades of presiding over an authoritarian rentier state, Algeria's shadowy regime made a fatal mistake this year when it tried to reinstall an infirm president for a fifth term. Now that an overwhelmingly young population has taken to the streets, Algeria's future is up for grabs.
Pharmaceutical companies have willfully distorted the US prescription-drug market, but nearly all health-care players are complicit. Disrupting such a lucrative, well-entrenched system requires several specific changes – and, above all, the political will to end business as usual.
Authored by Masanari Takada, Nomura Tokyo,
“FOMO” in global and US equity: Market heading for a cooling-off period?
US stock markets were closed on Friday, leaving CTAs and other speculative investors with little to do. We expect the sustainability of the long-running rally in US equities and global equities to be tested this week (starting 22 April). Market participants motivated by "FOMO" -…
All human interaction is characterized by a mixture of competition and cooperation, and that extends to international trade and monetary policy. Which approach is preferable depends on the context, including what the other players are doing.
In recent decades, strategies for combating malaria have emphasized distributing easy-to-use commodities – including insecticides, insecticide-treated mosquito nets, and artemisinin-based antimalarial drugs – and expanding access to prompt diagnosis. This approach is reaching its limits.