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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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Ford, Chrysler European Sales Added Share in January

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) reported that new vehicle registrations in the European Union rose 6.2% in January, compared with new registrations in January of 2015. New registrations for ...
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As European Bank ADSs Tank, What About Their Dividends?

Thursday was a day dominated by European bank weakness based on balance sheet concerns and profitability concerns. After all, negative interest rates on deposits with the European Central Bank can ...
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Eurozone PMI Slows

According to research firm Markit, eurozone PMI growth slowed to a four-month low, another sign the economies in major nations face challenges. The research firm reported: The eurozone economy made ...
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Ford, Chrysler European Sales Rose Sharply in 2015

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) reported that new vehicle registrations in the European Union rose 9.3% in 2015 and were up 16.6% year over year in December. For the ...
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FTSE Down 2.9%, DAX Off 2.6%, CAC 40 Down 3.1%

Stock indices collapse across Europe after China fall S&P futures down 2.7% ...
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Greek Unemployment Rate Still Near 25%

Eurostat has released unemployment rates for the European Union for October. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the level was 10.7%, down slightly from 10.8% in September. Greece's jobless rate is nowhere ...
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Why Amgen’s Future Is Looking Bright

Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) is slowly getting closer to an U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) final decision for its first-of-a-kind cancer therapy, talimogene laherparepvec (T-Vec). The final decision will ...
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