US Fed chair Janet Yellen and ECB President Mario Draghi will both be speaking at the Jackson Hole conference later this week. They will be under close scrutiny from investors for any clues on future monetary policy decisions. Analysts believe the Fed should matter more than the ECB at this week’s event.
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As Trump played his part in the reshuffle of Saudi Arabia for the succession of Mohammed bin Salman, he could likely play a salient role in the apparent coup in the UAE — this time for the succession of Abu Dhabi’s crown prince Mohammed bin Zayed. The plot could help Trump to have complete control over the Gulf in a way that he wishes for US interests.
Yukon Huang via Caixin |China’s outward direct investment, a relatively recent phenomenon, has drawn considerable attention because of its size and geo-strategic importance. Although early on Beijing encouraged an outward strategy, the sharp decline in China’s foreign reserves beginning in 2015 led the financial authorities to believe these investments had gotten out of hand.
The minutes of the ECB’s July meeting published on Thursday reflected the central bank’s concern about the strength of the euro, but also a degree of caution regarding continued weak inflation data, analysts say.
The minutes of the Fed’s late July meeting released yesterday reflect ongoing concern about muted inflation data, as well as the fact there seems to be some discrepancy amongst FOMC members over when would be the right time to begin the normalisation of the central bank’s balance sheet.
Larry Beck via Fair Observer | The Democratic Party must seize the moment now and deliver a message of change, but change driven by a renewed collective conscience with social justice at its core.
Carax Alphavalue |The European pharmaceutical sector hit record highs almost two years ago, since when it has had an overall disappointing performance. So far this year, there has been no sign of its defensive qualities, although it continues to pay attractive dividends.
China’s economy got off to a slow start in the third quarter, with key indicators gauging factory activity and mining, investment and general consumption falling in July to their lowest levels in months, official figures showed Monday.
The summer lull may continue to dampen stock market activity during the month of August, but there are two key events on the investor agenda this week. German GDP figures for Q2 and the minutes of the Fed’s late July meeting.
Fernando Rodríguez |In Spain, socially responsible investment (SRI) (which focuses on criteria such as environmental sustainability, social justice or corporate governance) has gone from zero to 170 billion euros, about 40% of total collective investment in the last 15 years.