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IMF Calls for More Greek Debt Restructuring

Greece is back in the news. The good news about Greece is that they are not back in the news on the verge of an impending default, nor is Greece ...
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Eurozone Flash PMI Shows Threat of Sharp Economy Slowdown

Markit's Flash PMI for May was such that the research firm expressed alarm about broad economic results for the year's second quarter. As part of the three large economic regions ...
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Which Companies Lose Out If the UK Leaves Europe?

The U.K. referendum on its European Union membership is just around the corner, and the decision has some profound ramifications. Some estimates put the impact of a U.K. exit at ...
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What Would Make US GDP Go to Zero?

The 0.5% improvement in first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) is not far from zero. It would not take many factors to push growth down to zero or even below. Several ...
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Ford and GM Post Poor Sales in Europe

The European car market continues to post sales that recently have risen more quickly than those in the healthy United States and, in many cases, China. Last month offered more proof, according to ...
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Ford Market Share in Europe Dips in April, Jeep Leads Chrysler to Gain

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) reported Friday that new vehicle registrations in the European Union rose 9.1% in April, compared with new registrations in April of 2015. New registrations ...
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EU Court Ruling Against Tobacco Is Bad News for Philip Morris

In 2014 the European Union adopted a strict anti-smoking law that banned menthol cigarettes, ordered larger warning labels on cigarette packaging, and set limits on how much nicotine could be ...
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Stifel Analysts Comment on Saudi Arabia, Brexit, Oil

The sharp drop in crude oil prices that occurred in early trading Monday had been pared back to less than 1% by the noon hour. That could be the result of ...
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Ford Underperforms, BMW Outperforms in EU March Car Sales

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) reported Friday that new vehicle registrations in the European Union rose 6% in March, compared with new registrations in March of 2015. New registrations ...
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Analysts More Cautious on European Banks With Downgrades

Most U.S. investors tend to focus on U.S. equities and issues. The larger picture in the financial sector and in the financial markets requires a full global view. Investors have ...
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Can an IMF Bailout Snub and Brexit Vote Finally Force Greece out of the Euro?

It was only a matter of time after all. Europe’s most indebted government is back at it, complaining about bailout conditions and fighting for its next tranche of bailout funds. ...
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Ford, Chrysler, GM Boosted European Sales in February

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) reported Wednesday that new vehicle registrations in the European Union rose 14.3% in February, compared with new registrations in February of 2015. New registrations ...
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3 Nations Where Negative Interest Rates Are Creating Asset Bubble Risks

Negative interest rates were thought to be the next best thing when it comes to quantitative easing. Never in our lifetimes have we seen a period where banks keeping reserve ...
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How Stocks May React to Britain’s EU Brexit Vote

In June, the citizens of the United Kingdom will vote on whether to stay in the European Union. The decision seems a momentous one, and indeed it is, for two ...
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Why Moody’s Sees Risks of Slower G-20 Growth in 2016 and in 2017

Another report this week indicates slower economic growth in 2016. Sadly, this report indicates sub-par growth for 2017 as well. Moody's now sees increased risks to the global growth story ...
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