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Misreading the markets: the puzzling actions of central banks

During the last few months some central banks have done things which I applaud, while others have done things which I find both incomprehensible and incompetent. In the current climate, it’s easy to misread the markets.

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Reality Check

The Fed seems not to understand why there is so little inflation with the economy doing so well that a rate rise in December is probable and two or three more increases in 2018 are possible. There are various pundits that claim the US is doing well on many fronts with the unemployment percentage employed as an argument to prove that the Wall Street rally is thoroughly justified.

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Switzerland: The new 10-franc-banknote depicts swiss talent

The Swiss National Bank on Wednesday revealed the country’s new ten franc note, which will go into circulation on October 18th. The latest in the new series of banknotes that is being issued in stages, the ten franc note follows the 50 franc and 20 franc notes that entered circulation in April 2016 and May 2017 respectively. 

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Inflation is dead, long live inflation

It may be that nominally independent central banks are not really as independent as they seem.

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Frankfurt is the winner of the race post-Brexit

Frankfurt is emerging as the frontrunner in the battle for the post-Brexit spoils, as the German city lures banks and jobs out of London amid uncertainty over divorce talks. After months of stalled negotiations in Brussels between Britain and the EU left London’s future shakier than ever, a growing number of banks are stepping up their contingency plans by leasing office space in other European cities. While rival hubs have jostled to attract London’s bankers, Frankfurt – the city known by locals as Mainhattan, indicating its dreams of financial stardom – has established a clear edge over competitors such as Paris, Dublin and Amsterdam.

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UBS Chairman believes Bitcoin is only a transaction currency

UBS Chairman and former Bundesbank President Axel Weber said on Wednesday bitcoin does not fulfill some of the most important functions of currency, the latest senior banker to express skepticism about the cryptocurrency. "I get often asked why I'm so skeptical about bitcoin, it probably comes from my background as a central banker," Weber said at a conference organized by the Swiss Finance Institute. Axel Weber previously served as head of the Bundesbank, Germany's central bank.

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Black October

Market observers generally agree that US asset prices, namely, stocks, bonds and real estate, are expensive if not over-priced.

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China's Central Bank declared illegal to raise money through ICO

ICOs allow start-ups to raise investment by selling new cryptocurrencies, which are similar to bitcoin, in return for cash. However, the People's Bank of China says this practice, which has become popular around the world as well as in China, constitutes illegal fundraising. The document defined initial coin offerings (ICOs) as an unauthorized fundraising tool that may involve financial scams, the Caixin report noted. The committee provided a list of 60 major ICO platforms for local financial regulatory bodies to inspect.

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Russia: Central Bank rescues Otkritie to ease contagion concerns

A central bank rescue of Russian bank Otkritie has eased market concerns that other banks could be in trouble, prompting banking stocks to reverse three days of losses. Russia’s central bank stepped in on Tuesday to take at least a 75 per cent stake in Otkritie, the country’s biggest privately-owned bank, to plug a hole in its balance sheet. The bailout highlights problems among Russia’s banks and the challenge the authorities face in trying to clean up the sector.

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Athens, welcome back to the (bond) market

Greece plans to issue bonds next week for the first time in three years, according to news reports. Rumors had circulated that the country would make a return to debt markets early this week. But the government pushed back the date of its five-year bond issue to next week to avoid higher borrowing costs, according to Greece’s Kathimerini newspaper. Since the weekend, the country’s bond prices have risen as investors hope the proceeds will strengthen Greece’s finances.

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    Two years after two historic global agreements were established, leaders and other change agents in

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    Im September haben die Schweizer Stimmbürger die „Altersreform 2020“ des Bundesrates abgelehnt.

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    The 2017 symposium, with the theme "Successfully crossing borders", will have a strong focus on the

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    Dieser Event ist ausschliesslich für Pensionskassenvertreter (Stiftungsräte, CEOs, Anlageverantwor

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    Nach Jahren des geldpolitischen Experimentierens sind die Finanzmärkte so verzerrt wie selten zuvor

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