Trade wars: News, views and updates

‘Trade wars: News, views and updates’, aims to provide brief commentary on events as they unfold. Updates by Gary Hollands. Diggging in for a protracted trade war Any hopes that the US and...
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After trade oil is the next battleground

The US’ pressure on Saudi Arabia to step up its output to offset Iran’s production means that after trade oil is the next battle ground. But Trump will find reducing and stabilising oil pr...
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Cabinet resignations puts EU agreement in doubt

The bad reaction from Brexiteers to Theresa May’s plans to leave the EU was hardly a surprise. But David Davis and Boris Johnson’s resignations does come as one, or at least the timing. T...
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Road leading to a full blown trade war

“If it really does get to be a big war, we have many more bullets than any of these other countries…” These bellicose words from US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross are a feature of the US...
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EURUS$ – Impact of on going political turmoil in Germany

The euro is under pressure because of not only the strong dollar but on going political dive in the current Merkel coalition government and the immigration legislation that the eurozone are trying to ...
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Brexit: Polling companies, hedge funds and Farage

Bloomberg have published an investigation that implies that Nigel Farage and hedge funds had market moving information from polling companies on the Brexit vote. Hedge funds paid for access to polling...
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Germany’s coalition threatened over EU migration

Merkel’s CDU coalition partner, the CSU, are demanding Merkel reaches a satisfactory agreement over EU asylum policy. There are profound splits in Europe over migration with East European countr...
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Colombian presidential election run-off may impact currencies in the region

The Colombian presidential election run-off taking place today. It is between two candidates, Gustavo Petro an left-wing ex guerilla and right-wing candidate Ivan Duque. Late polling is indicating the...
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US$CAD – Sell set up coming

Today has seen the US$CAD weaken from just above 1.2900 to 1.3070 primarily based on all the trade talk and the impact it could have on the Canadian economy. From a technical perspective 1.3060 was an...
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