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The Euro Remains Within Last Wednesday's Range

October 12, 2021
Overview:  A weak close in US equity trading yesterday and the widening of China's "cultural revolution" for a two-month investigation of the financial sector stopped a three-day advance in the MSCI Asia Pacific Index.  China, South Korea, and Taiwan saw more than a 1% decline in their major indices.  All the major indices weakened. …
The Euro Remains Within Last Wednesday's Range The Euro Remains Within Last Wednesday's Range Reviewed by Marc Chandler on October 12, 2021 Rating: 5
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Risk Appetites Didn't Return from the Weekend

September 20, 2021
Overview: Investors' mood did not improve over the weekend, and the lack of risk appetites are rippling through the capital markets today.  Equities have tumbled, yields have backed off, and the dollar is well bid.  Hong Kong and Australia led the sell-off in the Asia Pacific region, off 3.3% and 2.1%, respectively.  Regional losses may have b…
Risk Appetites Didn't Return from the Weekend Risk Appetites Didn't Return from the Weekend Reviewed by Marc Chandler on September 20, 2021 Rating: 5
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What to Expect from the World Bank and IMF

April 13, 2020
The spring meetings of the World Bank and IMF will be held virtually this week amid a profound economic crisis spurred by a novel coronavirus.  Unlike previous such viruses, this went global in such a destructive way that many countries have responded the same way.  Encouraging social distancing, closing non-essential businesses, and enforcing loc…
What to Expect from the World Bank and IMF What to Expect from the World Bank and IMF Reviewed by Marc Chandler on April 13, 2020 Rating: 5
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Hope (and the IMF) Stall Dollar Rally

April 07, 2020
Overview:  In the war against the novel coronavirus, humans are striking back, and appear to be gradually getting the upper end, especially in place in Europe, and possibly the US, which has been particularly hard hit.  Risk appetites are surging.  Nearly all the equity markets are higher today, with India playing catch-up after yesterday's ho…
Hope (and the IMF) Stall Dollar Rally Hope (and the IMF) Stall Dollar Rally Reviewed by Marc Chandler on April 07, 2020 Rating: 5
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Don't Forget Greece

June 07, 2018
Developments in Italy and the growing estrangement between the US and Europe, not just over trade, but Russia and Iran as well, are overshadowing the conclusion of the third assistance program for Greece.   The end like the beginning is a bit rolling, in the sense that the formal program ends this month,  but the final payment is expected in Augus…
Don't Forget Greece Don't Forget Greece Reviewed by Marc Chandler on June 07, 2018 Rating: 5
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Two Policy Updates

June 30, 2017
The IMF has been reluctant to participate in the aid package to Greece that runs out the middle of next year.  It does not believe that Greek debt is sustainable.  Nevertheless, it did recently agree to provide a precautionary line of credit at the end of the program.   
The IMF decision required the approval of the board, and we thought there was …
Two Policy Updates Two Policy Updates Reviewed by Marc Chandler on June 30, 2017 Rating: 5
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Why Greece's Challenge Won't Go Away

June 01, 2017
Greece is stuck.  It has fulfilled nearly every demand of the official creditors.  Most recently, it agreed to cut some pensions and raise some taxes after the current aid package expires around the middle of next year.  
This agreement will free up the next tranche of payment so that Greece can make a large debt service payment (~7 bln euros) next…
Why Greece's Challenge Won't Go Away Why Greece's Challenge Won't Go Away Reviewed by Marc Chandler on June 01, 2017 Rating: 5
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