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Business Outlook: Bank of Japan Ups the September Stakes

By John Hardy Special to Newsweek Middle East The July 10 elections for the Upper House of Japan’s National Diet saw the ruling coalition score a strong victory, giving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the two-thirds supermajority he needs to reform Japan’s constitution – perhaps his chief political aim. More interesting for financial markets – and

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Business Outlook: Oil Prices Are Low, But Not For Long

By Ole Hansen It is said that the best cure for a low price is a low price. This is an apt description for what’s happened in global oil markets these past couple of years. The raised risk of supply disruptions following the Arab Spring in 2011 triggered a three-year period where high but also relatively

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Brexit and Protectionism: Two More Nails in Globalization’s Coffin

BY Christopher Dembik The globalization process has clearly stopped. The evolution of international trade in volume is close to its lowest level, which is the best proof that globalization is not working so well anymore. Not only this, but also the glorious period of the 2000s, which corresponds to a time of accelerated globalization as a

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Why Wall Street Stands With Clinton

Clinton promises ‘business as usual’ versus protectionist Trump BY Christopher Dembik Who would be better for U.S. investors, Democratic Party frontrunner Hillary Clinton or her Republican counterpart, Donald Trump? How would the S&P 500 evolve with Donald Trump as president? What would be its evolution if Hillary Clinton becomes president? These are the questions we

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