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Charter is returning $62.5 million to New Yorkers over slow Internet speeds in what regulators call …

“New York and Charter have had a difficult relationship since the merger with Time Warner Cable” writes Brian Fung for washingtonpost.com. As part of the settlement, Charter will give for free either three months of HBO or six months of Showtime to New York customers who don’t already pay for the channels themselves through their monthly bill.In July, the commission sought to unwind the Charter-Time Warner Cable merger entirely, after arguing that Charter had sought to satisfy its build-out commitments by connecting households in New York City rather than rural…

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Policy Daily Review December 18, 2018

Policy Daily Review for December 18, 2018 Why Stocks May Not Care If The Government Shuts Down The shutdown, should it occur as threatened this Friday, would certainly aggravate the always-acute tension between Republicans and Democrats but the markets may yawn.   Here’s what happens to Social Security and disability benefits during a government shutdown In the event of a government shutdown at midnight, Social Security and disability checks will still be sent to recipients and beneficiaries.   Labour Party to bring vote of no-confidence against Prime Minister May Labour…

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Policy Daily Review December 17, 2018

Policy Daily Review for December 17, 2018 Does the Government Have The Right Tools For The Next Recession? If pulled off, federal job guarantees would eliminate the worst effects of unemployment. Bard College Economist Pavlina Tcherneva explains how and economists Malcom Sawyer and Scott Fultwiller assess the history and variations. Don’t like job guarantees? What do you got?   GBP Forecast: A Complete Lack of a Cohesive Government Blights Sterling The UK government has yet again failed to convince anyone that its current Brexit stance is workable and that continues…

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Policy Daily Review December 14, 2018

Policy Daily Review for December 14, 2018 Optimism On Trade, ECB Announcement Seems To Have Market Cautiously Optimistic US equity index futures were pointing to a higher open on continued optimism about a U.S.-China trade deal. The European Central Bank announced the end to its bond-buying program.   Euro Sideways as ECB Ends QE Program, Cuts GDP & Inflation Forecasts EURUSD little changed after the ECB left all monetary policy settings unchanged, as expected, and reiterated that it would end the bond buying program at   ECB affirms plan to…

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Policy Daily Review December 13, 2018

Policy Daily Review for December 13, 2018 EUR/GBP holds the 0.90 handle on Prime Minister May’s win of 200-177 no confidence vote victory The cross has been pressured on Wednesday, sliding from a high of 0.9070 to a low of 0.8969 leading up to the result of the no-confidence vote. Howeve   Deutsche Bank stock surges after government looks at Commerzbank merger idea The German government is said to be increasing its efforts to aid Deutsche Bank and is said to be looking at ways the bank could merge with…

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Policy Daily Review December 12, 2018

Policy Daily Review for December 12, 2018 As France, Italy, ECB and Other Euro Risks Rise, Watch EURCHF While fundamental uncertainties with the Dollar and Pound are perhaps more straightforward, the list is far longer for the Euro   Dow Wilts on Government Shutdown Threats, Pound Kept Off Balance by Confidence Vote Rumors Initial gains from US indices on news of China lowering US auto tariffs were crushed by Trump’s threats of a government shut down   Trump nominates Pence’s chief economist to lead Fannie, Freddie regulator The White House…

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Policy Daily Review December 11, 2018

Policy Daily Review for December 11, 2018 EUR/USD Weekly Price Outlook: ECB on Deck – Euro Levels to Know Euro continues to trade just above key weekly support ahead of the ECB interest rate decision. Here are the levels that matter on the EUR/USD   FX Week Ahead: November US CPI & Retail Sales, ECB Rate Decision The second week of December promises a lighter economic calendar, although larger thematic influences (US-China trade war, Brexit, Fed hike cycle) remain in play.   ECB meeting preview: Cautious tone is likely to…

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Analysis: EU Regulation Uncertainty Is Now Officially Over

“With all of what I described in the previous paragraph widely known, EU regulation has put brokers in a tough spot” writes Victor Golovtchenko for financemagnates.com. If there are any doubts about what EU regulators will do, allow me to remind you how all of this started.Long-term stability for EU regulation is now an official fact.On the other hand, if clients are keenly expressing their desire to take on more risk, can EU regulation do more?. Were the holdouts banking on the new EU regulation being “temporary”?.  Source: financemagnates.com Share…

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Policy Daily Review December 10, 2018

Policy Daily Review for December 10, 2018 Former regulator pushing challenge that could lead to Volcker rule exemption for big banks A former federal banking regulator is pushing lenders to look into challenging the interpretation of a new law in such a way as to limit the applicati   ECB and UK Brexit parliamentary vote – 8 December 2018 Michael looks back at this week’s stock market volatility, the outlook for the next few days as well as looking ahead to next week’s ECB rate meeting and the…   EURUSD…

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