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Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy
The European central bank has no ammunition left with which to address any serious economic downturn.
Big GovernmentFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy
Since 2008, China has amassed a mountain of debt, and continues to operate countless "zombie" companies and money-losing factories.
The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks
The Fed is prepared to squeeze out what little is left of the free market forces in the debt market. The Fed wants full control so it can do "whatever it takes" to keep interest rates from rising above its very-low targets.
Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyTaxes and Spending
Germany’s role as the locomotive and economic leader of the entire bloc has been crucial for the last decade.
The FedFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy
The monetary czars at the world’s central banks are coming to terms with the fact that a no-deal Brexit now seems to be the most likely outcome.
Financial MarketsGlobal Economy
New research is sparking fears that junk debt could trigger a repeat of the 2008 crash.
Financial MarketsGlobal EconomySocialism
Many still to this day will not admit that the devastation witnessed in Venezuela is a problem inherent to socialism.
Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyU.S. Economy
It is challenging to see how governments can escape from their debt traps when interest rates rise above the levels currently forecasted.
Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks
Italy’s problems are yet to descend into a Greek-style crisis, but that is the direction of travel. And Italy is far more serious than Greece because of its sheer size.
It is easy to blame weakening global markets on Trump, but it would be dangerous to believe that's the real cause of the slowdown.