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What Happened to Oil?

I have recently begun reading into the oil price landslide that occurred in the last 6 months. The following is an in-depth look into the factors that played on the oil price drop and the road ahead. 1,318 more words


18 Feb 2015 (AFR) - ANZ's Smith predicts tougher year as global growth slows - after ANZ hits stumbling block in Asia

(18 Feb 2015, AFR, p13, Clancy Yeates)

‘ANZ Bank chief executive Mike Smith says the lender faces a tougher environment in 2015, after key businesses driving its push into Asia were hit by tumbling commodity prices and a surprise drop in trading revenue. 34 more words

1.Market Observations

Dear EM: All Your Current Account Are Belong To Us

“Almost $260 billion worth of sovereign and corporate bonds — nearly a tenth of outstanding emerging market (EM) debt — is in… 801 more words

Slowing global growth left Caterpillar crawling towards bad earnings

The continued slowdown of the global economy is taking a toll on Caterpillar. The construction-equipment company tried to sound upbeat in its fourth-quarter earnings report… 102 more words

The Coming Crisis Making the World's Most Powerful People Blanch

The past 50 years have been the most exceptional period of growth in global history. The world economy expanded sixfold, average per capita income tripled, and hundreds of millions of people were lifted out of poverty. 720 more words

The IMF growth forecast for India needs to be taken with a pinch of salt

Vivek Kaul

“The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.” – John Kenneth Galbraith

Every bull market needs a story. In fact, different phases of the same bull market need different stories. 688 more words


How Did Switzerland and India Surprise Currency Markets?

Both the Swiss and Indian banks surprised the markets last week by moving between meetings – upsetting the de facto status quo of recent years where policy moves were only announced at formal meetings. 900 more words