International Markets

U.S. Federal Reserve

Janet Yellen and Fed Keep Rates Flat, Hint at Future Hike Chances

The Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has decided to leave interest rates unchanged at its two-day June meeting. This should hardly be a surprise to any economist or ...
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Brexit Puts 4 Top European Dividend Stocks Yielding 4% to 7% On Sale

Nobody called the Brexit, and that is exactly what always happens when everybody sees just one potential outcome. The bottom line is the citizens of Great Britain are not xenophobic ...
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11 Economists, Analysts, Market Watchers State Views on Brexit Fallout Ahead

24/7 Wall St. wanted to offer up some of the key outside views which have been offered by economists, analysts and research shops for the post-Brexit vote. These have been compiled in ...
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8 All American Companies Which Could Care Less About Brexit

Britain has voted to leave the European Union. They never shared currencies, but they shared in trade and in many common laws and practices. One of the side outcomes of ...
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10 Stocks to Win or Lose From Brexit Vote Outcome

Perhaps the move for a rapid exit by Britain from the European Union (or Brexit) may have been interrupted due to a political murder of M.P. Jo Cox on Thursday. ...
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India Becomes Second Largest Defense Importer

The largest defense importer this year was Saudi Arabia. The second was India, which raises the question of why it needs to so many weapons. Saudi Arabia's need is much ...
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A Look at the World’s Smallest Economy by GDP: Tuvalu

A ranking of the world's economies based on gross domestic product (GDP) measured on a nominal basis puts island nation Tuvalu at the bottom of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund ...
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Will a Sale to Iran Be Easier for Boeing Than It Has Been for Airbus?

Back in January, Airbus announced an agreement with Iran's flag carrier, Iran Air, for 118 new aircraft at a list price total of around $27 billion. Because more than 10% ...
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Why Merrill Lynch Is Now Raising Emerging Markets Over Developed Ones

How long have you heard that the global economic uncertainty and currency levels were bad for emerging markets? And how long have you heard that the United States and developed ...
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Why Credit Suisse Keeps Warming Up to Investing in Russia

Investing in Russia often has been more problematic than investing in other emerging market economies. Still, this was a literal gold mine or oil field for the so-called BRIC investors ...
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Shanghai

China’s Smaller Cities Help Boost New Car Sales in 2015

Passenger car sales rose 11% in China last year, the slowest pace in the past three years. A more interesting data point is that more than half (55%) of foreign ...
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February’s International Trade Deficit Widens

The U.S. international trade balance for the month of February was released before the markets opened on Tuesday. The trade deficit came in at a wider-than-expected $47.1 billion, primarily due ...
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Brussels

Will Terrorist Activity Hurt Tourism in Belgium?

The economic impact of social shocks is undeniable, and perhaps more relevant now than at any time over the past 10 years. At the end of November, the French government estimated ...
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2 Oil Services Companies May Benefit Big When Iran Returns to Oil Market

If there was ever a topic for heated discussion, it’s the deal the United States has made with Iran that essentially lets the country out of the penalty box and ...
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Where Is Left for Wal-Mart to Expand?

At the beginning of this year, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) announced its intentions to open a minimum of 200, and up to as many as 240, international stores throughout ...
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