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09.05.2016

FOCUS ON: ZIRP, NIRP and DEBT (W. Snyder)

What is rather disturbing is that the central bankers have had no experience with the policies that they are following. Theoretically, according to them, consumers should spend more if saving produces no returns and companies should invest in capital expenditure instead of engaging in repurchase schemes. The hope is that growth will be stimulated by low or negative interest rates. Stagnation seems to be the result, and the cyclical nature of economics has apparently brought on a slowdown after the so-called recovery that followed the Great Recession of 2008.

 
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09.05.2016

China: negative data on imports / exports in April

China confirms in obvious economic difficulty, signaling a slowdown in foreign trade, which has not failed to have adverse impacts on the manufacturing conditions. The foreign trade data appears negative, with the collapse of exports and imports, due to the persistence of the international crisis, although the first quarter ended with a better than expected budget.

 
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09.05.2016

Greece: ok to reforms of taxes and pensions, today the Eurogroup on debt cut

The greek parliament approved yesterday in the evening further austerity measures to release the second tranche of the third floor of international aid to 86 billion euro before extraordinary Eurogroup today. The green light applies in particular to the stabilization (and resulting savings) of the pension system and an increase in taxes for a total 3.6 billion euro, measures that are part of a wider package of 5.4 billion Euros agreed with the ' EU and the international Monetary Fund (IMF).

 
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09.05.2016

The new Saudi Oil Minister assures: "No change in strategy"

Saudi Arabia does not intend to change its oil policy. Assures the new Minister of Energy, Industry and Mining Resources, Khaled al-Faleh, who took over from veteran Ali al-Naimi said Riyadh and "strengthen its more reliable energy supplier position world". Analysts at the time, waiting for the reaction of the markets. In office since 1995, the former minister has been replaced by the Minister of Health and Chairman of the Aramco oil giant, al-Falih: the shift goal of such an important minister in the Arab country is to improve the fortunes of the economy hit hard by the collapse in oil prices.

 
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09.05.2016

Germany: industrial orders return to rise

In March, industrial orders in Germany were up by 1.9% on a monthly basis. The figure was much worse than analysts' estimates, which showed a monthly increase of 0.7%. Orders have benefited from the increase of consumer goods, which in the period under review showed an increase of 4%.

 
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06.05.2016

Finance: What do financial analysts ask? (Part 3)

·             Section S3 of our survey, dedicated to the development of guidelines and key performance indicators (KPIs) and risk (Kris), showed that among the factors most commonly cited by financial analysts are those connected with GRI (44,16% ), while with reference to the KPIs and KRIs a general usefulness was recognised (83.13%) but with a request from many analysts to limit the number of indicators and try to get a degree of standardization that allows for the development of specific indicators for the type of company rather than for the sector of industry.

 
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06.05.2016

The US labor market below expectations: unemployment stuck at 5%

The United States continued to create jobs in the month of April, although at a slower pace than before. An indication almost expected, given the slowdown came in recent days. The framework of the ADP report showed a lower than expected employment growth in the agricultural sector, while they returned to rise layoffs in the United States. American companies take less than what happened at the end of 2015 while increasing the Americans applying for unemployment benefit.

 
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06.05.2016

Greece began a general strike for two days

Greece has started today a nationwide 48-hour strike to protest against the tax and benefit reforms to get money from international creditors. Organized by major public and private unions, the strike has kept the ships docked at the port and is blocking public transport. Even journalists have joined the protest. "They are trying to prove the Eurogroup who are good students, but they are destroying the social security system of Greece," said the union the GSEE private sector, defining the new reforms are pending approval "the last nail in the coffin" for workers and retirees after six years of austerity. The groom is hoped that the measures, which should be approved on Sunday by the Parliament, will help to convince the creditors to approve the release of EUR 5 billion of aid. Greece needs the bailout funds to repay the IMF loans and bonds in the belly to the ECB expires in July.

 
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06.05.2016

Swiss National Bank's reserves increased by 1.9%

The currency reserves of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) rose in April by 1.9% compared to the previous month, the increase was of 11.1 billion Swiss francs for a total of 587.6 billion. It indicates how much the institute of emissions in a statement on the official website. The revaluation is partly due to the stronger euro, spent over a month from 1.0910 to 1.0990 francs. The single currency is more than 40% of foreign exchange reserves of the SNB. The dollar, about a third of the total, has not however made significant movements.

 
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06.05.2016

ArcelorMittal reduces losses in the first quarter of 2016

ArcelorMittal, the first global steel producer, has closed the first quarter of 2016 improved, with net losses of $ 416 million (364.3 million euro) compared with 728 million the same period last year. The company has however confirmed that foresees further improvements on the side of profits, with EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization), which for 2016 to exceed $ 4.5 billion (3.94 billion euro).

 
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