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EU Calls For A Financial System That Excludes the US
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has called for the EU to come up with a new financial system from which the US would be left out. This comes after the Trump administration threatened to sanction European companies that do business with Iran. Mr. Maas made this confrontational proposal in an opinion section for the German business paper, Handelsblatt. He said that the US had crosses the red lines and that the Europeans must counterbalance. 

Mr. Mass also pointed out that it was vital for the European to strengthen its autonomy by creating an independent European Monetary Fund and...

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How Trump’s Unreasonable Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Could Trigger International Trade Wars
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Could President Trump’s “America First” policy be shaping itself as the unexpected trigger for an international trade war? That seems a likely scenario, considering his recent plan to impose very strict and (according to many) unreasonable tariffs on all steel and aluminum imports, starting on the 23rd of March 2018. 

Why Experts Believe the New Tariffs Will Hurt Everyone In the Industry

Finance ministers from all over the world have been struggling vigorously to get their own countries exempted from these financially damaging tariffs. The United States...

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World Economic Forum In Davos: Key Takeaway
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This year's World Economic Forum in Davos attracted over 70 heads of states and around 3,000 participants. President Donald Trump was a surprise participant having missed the 2017 event. Here are some of the issues that were discussed:


World Economy Outlook

With regard to the world economy, the president of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, is optimistic that it will continue to witness positive growth. She does not foresee a major financial crisis as long as there is no major political crisis. However, she warns of resting too much on achievements and calls for...

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Gearing up for the Financial Bloodbath
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For 30 years, the market trend has been the same. It is only recently that the interest rates have risen, and this, as predicted by some, could mean trouble.

The 1970s inflation was a huge battle for everyone, but after this was fixed, bonds have adapted a somewhat stable return policy. This caught the interest of many investors. Recently, however, bonds have been caught in the middle of what could easily be a worldwide financial storm. This frenzy has received two kinds of responses. First, investors ran out of the unsafe ventures and poured all their assets into the German government...

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Europe restructures and the UK rejoins. Could it happen?
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Could the EU possibly reform and restructure itself to the point where Britain would vote to rejoin? The idea isn’t as far-fetched as it may currently sound, and was discussed in the Financial Times recently. 

Most people would agree that the EU currently has some serious problems. Monetary union is not working well, immigration and freedom of movement policies are muddled and ineffective and the UK is about to leave. 

Add to that Poland’s decision to veto a resolution as a protest against Donald Tusk, and a vociferous chorus in France and Italy calling for an exit...

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