Day: March 6, 2017

Will PRC President Xi Seek a Third Term? Japan’s Abe Will

Merkel in the running for a fourth term as Chancellor of Germany.  There are no term limits.  However, in the past, Merkel was critical of her predecessor and mentor Kohl for outstaying his welcome.  Social Democrat Schulz is mounting a serious challenge.  Her immigration stance, the seemingly light domestic agenda, and voter fatigue may make …

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The Dollar Gives Back More Before Consolidating

The US dollar’s pre-weekend pullback was extended in early European turnover but appeared to quickly run out of steam.  The prospect of a constructive US employment report at the end of the week, especially given the steady decline in weekly initial jobless claims to new cyclical lows, underscores the likelihood that the Fed hikes rates …

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