Thursday , July 19 2018

Brexit fears take toll on German investors’ confidence

  Frankfurt / AFP Investor confidence in Germany fell unexpectedly in May as uncertainty over a possible exit by Britain from the European Union overshadowed strong growth data, a leading survey showed on Tuesday. While official data earlier showed that Europe’s biggest economy grew by 0.7 percent in the first three ...

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French oil refinery strikes spread as fuel shortages worsen

  Bloomberg Every oil refinery in France was suffering disruptions or outright shutdowns amid a worsening labor dispute that already caused fuel shortages across the country. All eight of the nation’s refineries were affected by strikes as workers at Exxon Mobil Corp.’s Gravenchon plant in northern France began taking steps ...

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BOE has responsibility to highlight Brexit risk, says Governor Carney

  Bloomberg Bank of England Governor Mark Carney once again defended his obligation to assess economic risks related to Britain’s upcoming referendum on EU membership. The BOE has “a responsibility under our remit to report not just the current trade-off that may hold in terms of returning inflation to target ...

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LatAm’s Wall Street veterans draw bond funds

  Bloomberg Latin America’s post-populist shift is persuading the world’s biggest emerging-market bond investors to put more money in the region, and there are signs that eastern Europe is paying the price. Franklin Templeton’s $51 billion Global Bond fund nearly doubled holdings in Brazil, Mexico and Colombia to more than ...

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Canada concerned over rising global waves of protectionism

  Bloomberg Rising global waves of protectionism are a concern to Canada and underscore the need not to rush ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland said in an interview in Tokyo on Tuesday. Freeland’s remarks came after she joined Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in meetings ...

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