Market Analysis

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House prices up by 3.4% in the euro area

21/01/2017(0)
House prices, as measured by the House Price Index, rose by 3.4% in the euro area and by 4.3% in the EU in the third quarter of 2016 compared ... Read More
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6 Places to Buy Property in 2017

19/01/2017(0)
If you’re considering combining the adventure of living or retiring overseas with a property purchase, 2017 is the year to act. The U.S. dollar is at record highs against ... Read More
A pump jack used to help lift crude oil from a well in South Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale formation stands idle in Dewitt County Texas

$25 trillion investment needed to meet future oil demand

18/01/2017(0)
The world needs to invest $25 trillion in new oil-producing capacity over the next 25 years to meet growing demand, Saudi Aramco’s chief executive Amin Nasser said at the ... Read More
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Malice in Wonderland

15/01/2017(0)
Malice in Wonderland Recently, I was quietly reading in my armchair, eyes closing and trying to stay awake, and the next moment I was falling down a rabbit hole. ... Read More
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How Did We Get 2016 So Wrong?

12/01/2017(0)
Go through the late 2015/early 2016 articles published on this and similar sites and you’ll find a consensus that 2016 was going to be a really bad year. Corporate ... Read More
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The highest and lowest unemployment rates in EU countries

12/01/2017(0)
The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.8% in November 2016, stable compared to October 2016 and down from 10.5% in November 2015. This is the lowest rate ... Read More
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Inflation to Hurt UK Consumers in 2017?

09/01/2017(0)
Inflation to Hurt UK Consumers in 2017? Ever since the onset of the financial crisis nearly a decade ago, central banks have been struggling to revive inflationary pressures mostly ... Read More
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FMQ breaks $15 trillion

09/01/2017(0)
Since August 2014, bank reserves at the Fed have fallen by $646.6bn, while the sum of cash, checking accounts and deposits held by the public has risen by $1990bn. ... Read More
gold

Gold: Getting There A Little At A Time

07/01/2017(0)
One of life’s hardest-to-learn but most necessary lessons is that things usually take a lot longer to work out than you’d like them to. That’s where the sayings “Being ... Read More
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What is the oil price projection for 2017? What are the expectations

05/01/2017(0)
2017 oil price projected to rise to US$45-US$50 from US$43 last year AmInvestment Bank (AmInvest) is keeping its oil price projection of an average of US$45 to US$50 per ... Read More