Market Analysis


House prices up by 3.4% in the euro area

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

6 Places to Buy Property in 2017

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

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

Malice in Wonderland

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?

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

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

Inflation to Hurt UK Consumers in 2017?

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

FMQ breaks $15 trillion

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: Getting There A Little At A Time

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

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