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The Trap of Negative Interest Rates

The Trap of Negative Interest Rates

Posted on May 29, 2016
Negative interest rates are becoming a common thing among federal banks, and this may change the world of economy and investment. The reason is simple: if interest rates are close to zero (or below that) people with long-term bank savings will realize that their accounts are not growing with time, they may even shrink.

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China is fighting for better regulations

China is fighting for better regulations

Posted on May 22, 2016
This year started rather alarmingly for the Chinese stock market: the indices fell more than 20% in weeks and the government was unable to regulate the market, even with serious steps. Now they reportedly asked for British help in creating a proper regulatory system.

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Apple’s best years may be over

Apple’s best years may be over

Posted on May 06, 2016
After publishing a disappointing quarterly report last week, Apple’s stocks started to fall. This is not surprising, since this is the first time in 13 years that the IT giant’s incomes shrank. In the meantime, the competition at the very important smartphone market is fiercer and fiercer and China may not be as big of a market as Apple had expected.

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Diesel scandals are not over

Diesel scandals are not over

Posted on May 01, 2016
As Volkswagen does its best to negotiate with the US authorities to dodge a possible multi-billion dollar fine for cheating on emission tests, new companies get involved in emission scandals of their own. The latest is Mitsubishi which admitted manipulating fuel economy data, but Mercedes has its problems too.

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Brazil rises against its problems

Brazil rises against its problems

Posted on April 24, 2016
Good news just keeps coming from Brazil lately: the analyst of All Star Charts noted that Brazil got back above the 2008 lows. Although we (and other professionals) were expecting the growth, this is still great news. But there are some other problems in the country.

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