Australia’s Housing Problems Persist

Last time I talked about Australia, I warned that the emergence of troubles for the country was just a waiting game. I still hold...

How do sanctions impact the Russian economy?

The big news last week was the imposition of economic sanctions on Russia by the US. According to the US Department of State, the...

BoC Assessment – January 9

A gradual pace of normalization is supported by the December announcement, which revealed a less optimistic view on growth amid likely material weakness in...

BOC at center stage – Could Oil drive its decision?

The Bank of Canada announcement is center stage this week, with no change in the current 1.75% setting for the overnight rate widely expected. BOC...

Special Report: US Economy – Fed, Trump and China

The US economy has been growing impressively in the past years, with GDP increasing by 2% or more on a y/y basis since 2017....

The week is capped off by FOMC meeting

Fed Chairman Powell is expected to play Santa Claus by delivering a 25 bp rate hike at the December 18, 19 meeting. Will he announce further...

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