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14.06.2016

Jittery markets ahead of Brexit are sending the Franc higher

Similarly to the Scottish independence referendum in 2014, markets are starting to get nervous two weeks from the Brexit vote. A single poll by an independent newspaper showing 55% in favour of Brexit, was enough to spur doubt among investors. The volatility on European markets spiked up and oil fell 3% last Friday. The EUR/CHF is also particularly affected with 1 month implied volatility reaching the highest level since the summer of last year. 

 
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14.06.2016

Focus on: Automatic Growth (W. Snyder)

The central bankers have been desperately trying to promote growth with zero and negative interest rates coupled with massive injections of liquidity into the global economy without much success.

 
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14.06.2016

The Sun: vote for Brexit against dictatorship Brussels

Murdoch also intervenes in the referendum on Brexit through "Sun". The British newspaper largest circulation owned by Australian tycoon Rupert Murdoch, in fact invites voters to choose to leave the EU. The result of the referendum on 23 June, will have consequences far-reaching and important political and economic implications, as well as in defense, on migration flows and on diplomatic relations between London and the rest of the world. According to the latest polls in the campaign for the release of the UK from the European Union, the 'leave' option appears in the lead by about seven points on that 'remain'.

 
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14.06.2016

Lovink: the monetary system will change with an earthquake

In an interview with the Italian newspaper Repubblica, Geert Lovink, a critic of the Dutch media, expressed some thoughts about the future of digital money: "In the UK electronic payments exceed those in cash. The Indian prime minister Narendra Modi says he wants to turn India into a cashless society. When we say goodbye to the bill? 'Payment systems and currencies will become largely, if not entirely, digital. New technologies will govern our wallets within ten or at most twenty years. The monetary system will not change with a reform but with an earthquake: there will be a crisis, an emergency and the elites try to impose a new system. With the bitcoin went something like this: the first cryptocurrency was launched after the 2008 "crisis.

 
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14.06.2016

New proposal by Germany to the EU to combat money laundering

The EU could soon introduce a regulation on payments in cash, by the Fourth Directive to combat money laundering by 2017. Brussels could impose at European level a ceiling for cash transactions of 5,000 euro. The proposal came from the German Finance Minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble, who believes that establishing a European threshold, beyond which it would be forbidden to pay cash, would be the best solution.

 
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14.06.2016

PostFinance resets interest rates

From next August PostFinance will reduce the interest rates of different current accounts: the private account in CHF or EUR is even zero, from the current 0.01%. The result of this decision is the current difficult context of the interests in domestic and international financial markets, leading to pressure on operating results. The interest rate on savings E-bill for private customers, business or associations (in CHF or EUR) is reduced to 0.05% from 0.10%, as the press release informs.

 
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14.06.2016

Germany: growing employment in manufacturing

Employed in the manufacturing sector increased in Germany in April. According to estimates released today by Destatis, the increase amounted to + 0.9% from the previous year, an increase of about 49 thousand working units employed in factories with more than 50 employees. Overall, the German National Statistical Institute points out, at the end of April, some 5.4 million people are employed in the sector. The number of hours worked in April grew by 4.9% trend, reaching € 723 million. Total revenues of the sector, in the month under review, totaled 23.6 billion euro, up 2.9% from April 2015.

 
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13.06.2016

Oil production still falls in May

Despite the June summit has not led to any conclusion, OPEC saw off the production in May. This was revealed by the latest monthly bulletin of the cartel, which confirms also relatively flat demand. According to the latest Oil Market Report, the demand is expected to grow by 1.2 million barrels a day this year to 94.18 MBG, an estimate that are left untouched by previous forecasts.

 
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13.06.2016

Credit Suisse recorded the minimum at the SIX since 1989

The title of Credit Suisse is at historic lows: at the Zurich Stock Exchange the title stock of the second Swiss bank has been exchanged in the afternoon at 11.61 francs, the lowest level since 1989, according to Reuters calculations. Around 15.30 the share has come to lose about 4% over Friday, then it is slightly relieved: after 16:00 left on the ground about 2%. Bank stocks are under pressure throughout Europe. UBS also not exempt from this trend.

 
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13.06.2016

Big move: social media Linkedin to Microsoft for 26.2 billion $

Microsoft, with a flash deal, bought Linkedin cost of $ 26.2 billion, $ 192 per share, the largest professional network in the world. Microsoft's goal is to revive the social network, with over 400 million users, in recent months has disappointed investors and markets because of competition and a labor market recovery that also caters to more traditional channels. In fact, in recent months LinkedIn showed the first signs of weakness: in the last quarter of 2015 closed with a red amounting to $ 8.4 million compared to a profit of 2.9 million profit in the same period last year .

 
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