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James McAdam Stacey

US dollar’s fifth losing month in a row
Currencies

US dollar’s fifth losing month in a row

US stockmarkets might be performing well, but the same cannot be said for America’s currency. The US dollar index slid 2.9% last month, its fifth losi…
4 Aug 2017
Japan’s Abe in popularity “death zone”
Economy

Japan’s Abe in popularity “death zone”

Shinzo Abe is now the third-longest-serving Japanese prime minister of the post-war era. But his time at the helm may be coming to an end.
4 Aug 2017
Venezuela’s crisis comes to a head
Economy

Venezuela’s crisis comes to a head

The United States considers the nuclear option of slapping a ban on the importation of Venezuelan oil.
28 Jul 2017
High-yield bonds are heading back to junk
Bonds

High-yield bonds are heading back to junk

Yields on high-yield bonds have fallen so far in Europe that they are lower than the dividend yield available on equities.
2 Jun 2017
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Does China’s credit rating cut matter?
Economy

Does China’s credit rating cut matter?

Moody’s decision to downgrade China’s credit rating is no surprise, and many believe it will have no real impact.
2 Jun 2017
Fresh corruption allegations shake Brazil
Economy

Fresh corruption allegations shake Brazil

Hopes that the political situation in Brazil were set to improve following the impeachment of former president Dilma Rousseff were dealt a major blow …
26 May 2017