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Policy Daily Review August 16, 2017

Policy Daily Review for August 16, 2017 BRAZIL: Government To Announce Watered Down 2017 Fiscal Target The Brazilian government will on Wednesday announce a new fiscal target for 2017, amid an elusive tax revenue recovery, according to Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles.   IMF Raises China 2018-2020 Growth Outlook The International Monetary Fund raised the growth outlook for China for the period between 2017 to 2021, but cautioned that the projected sharp increase in non-financial sector debt could hurt growth.   Have a nice trading! Share This:

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Policy Daily Review August 15, 2017

Policy Daily Review for August 15, 2017 Cautious ECB Minutes to Derail EUR/USD Continuation Pattern Cautious remarks from the European Central Bank (ECB) may stoke a larger correction in EUR/USD as it fails to fill the gap from January-2015 (1.2000   Germany’s Schaeuble decries ECB’s low interest-rate policy German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on Monday criticized the low interest-rate policy of the European Central Bank today. He added that he hope   Have a nice trading! Share This:

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Policy Daily Review August 14, 2017

Policy Daily Review for August 14, 2017 US Dollar Torn Between Geopolitical Fears, Fed Policy Bets The US Dollar is torn between the influence of Fed policy speculation and geopolitical risk as key economic news prints against a backdrop of fiery   ARGENTINA: Government Cuts Import Taxes To Oil Industry Equipment The Argentinean government zeroed the capital goods import tariff for the most critical equipment used by the oil industry. Other equipment related to the oil sector will pay a 7% import tax.   Have a nice trading! Share This:

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Policy Daily Review August 11, 2017

Policy Daily Review for August 11, 2017 Retail apocalypse continues at department stores Macy’s, Kohl’s and Dillard’s all reported drops in a key measure of sales during their latest quarter. Consumers are still shunning these department stores in favor of Amazon, Walmart and other bargain retailers.   Webinar: Central Bank Weekly: RBNZ Hits NZD; What’s Next from ECB & Fed for EUR & USD?: 8/10/17 DailyFX Senior Currency Strategist Christopher Vecchio discusses the major central banks’ monetary policies and their implications for FX markets over the ne…   Have a…

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Policy Daily Review August 10, 2017

Policy Daily Review for August 10, 2017 VENEZUELA: Americas’ Foreign Ministers Condemn Constituent Assembly Foreign ministers from 12 countries in the Americas and the Caribbean condemned the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) in Venezuela and deemed it as a “breach of the democratic order” in the country, according to a joint statement released by Peru’s Foreign Ministry after a meeting held yesterday in Lima.   Have a nice trading! Share This:

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Policy Daily Review August 9, 2017

Policy Daily Review for August 9, 2017 China’s Trillionaire Government Nearly Indestructible In one month, China absorbed enough cash in its central bank to buyout well known American companies like Macys, Hasbro, The New York Times, in cash, and still have a billion dollars to play with.   VENEZUELA: Government Blocks Opposition Party In Regional Elections Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE) banned the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), the main opposition political alliance in the South American country, from taking part in state elections in seven provinces.   BRAZIL: Government Extends…

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US ITC to review Qualcomm’s complaints about Apple iPhone patents, sets date for completing its investigation within the next 45 days

“Qualcomm has not alleged that Intel chips violate its patents but says the way Apple uses them in the iPhone does” writes Reuters Editorial for reuters.com. The fight before trade regulators in Washington is one of several major legal battles involving Qualcomm and Apple.It said Apple was free to choose chips from a variety of vendors without necessarily infringing Qualcomm’s patents. Source: reuters.com Share This:

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Policy Daily Review August 8, 2017

Policy Daily Review for August 8, 2017 Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ charged with spoofing in Treasury futures by CFTC The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ MTU, -0.46% was charged by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for engaging in multiple acts of spoofing in a va   BRAZIL: Fiscal Target Revision Depends On Tax Renegotiation Bill – Minister The Brazilian government will only decide if it will increase this year’s primary deficit target of R$ 139 billion after a Congressional vote on a bill that allows companies and individuals to renegotiate delinquent…

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It’s a very good time to be a money launderer, and you can thank cryptocurrencies

“Initial coin offerings (ICOs) have become a primary means of fundraising for projects built on blockchain technology” writes Manuel Romano for cnbc.com. Cryptocurrencies have exploded in popularity in recent years that has led to a red-hot fundraising trend where start-ups bring in millions of dollars in capital by issuing virtual tokens to investors in exchange for money. That, many worry, leaves plenty of room for people to launder money or finance terrorism activities and engage in other fraudulent behaviors — especially in countries where corruption is rampant.Theoretically, anyone with an…

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