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Category: Capital and risk


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Rebuilding Venezuela’s Economy After Socialism Won’t Be Easy

January 29, 2019

Via: CNSNews.com

The current crisis in Venezuela is having little impact on global markets. In fact, going forward, there is really little downside economic risk. A huge upside potential exists, however, if the U.S.-led coalition of countries and—more importantly—the Venezuelans themselves are […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

The shutdown cost the economy $11 billion – including a permanent $3 billion loss, government says

January 28, 2019

Via: CNBC

The federal government shutdown cost the economy $11 billion, according to a new analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, reflecting lost output from federal workers, delayed government spending and reduced demand. The report, which was released Monday, estimated a […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

China’s slowing economy will make it harder for its companies to pay debts, ratings agencies say

January 25, 2019

Via: CNBC

Even as Beijing pushes out new measures to stimulate its economy, China’s growth slowdown will make it harder for the country’s companies to pay their debts this year, ratings agencies say. The Chinese government on Monday announced official GDP figures […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Top Trump economic adviser says shutdown could led to zero GDP in the first quarter

January 23, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The U.S. economy might not grow at all in the first three months of 2019 if the partial government shutdown goes on much longer, President Trump’s top economic adviser says. Kevin Hassett said in an interview with CNN that gross […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Bank of America CEO: US consumer ‘very strong’ even as world economy sees ‘synchronized slowdown’

January 22, 2019

Via: CNBC

Bank of America Chairman and CEO Brian Moynihan told CNBC on Tuesday the American consumer remains confident despite headwinds in the United States and around the world. “We think the consumer is very strong right now,” Moynihan said on “Squawk […]


Capital and risk, Credit

AI to outperform human credit decisions by 2024 – survey

January 21, 2019

Via: Finextra

Intertrust, a global leader in providing expert administrative services to clients operating and investing in the international business environment, surveyed over 500 capital markets executives to identify the impact that disruptive technology is having on jobs and skills. Of these, […]


Activity, Capital and risk, Corporate banking, Liquidity

Citigroup misses revenue expectations on much weaker-than-expected bond trading

January 14, 2019

Via: CNBC

Citigroup posted fourth-quarter revenue that missed analysts’ estimates by a half-billion dollars as bond trading declined amid a difficult December for markets. The bank said fixed-income revenue dropped 21 percent to $1.94 billion from a year earlier as trading conditions […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

U.S. economy could slip from top spot in 2020 and keep slipping, analysts say

January 14, 2019

Via: Market Watch

America’s days as the world’s most powerful economy are numbered, and when that torch is finally passed, it’ll be tough to get back, according to a recent report. In our call of the day, Standard Chartered predicts China’s GDP will […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

Here’s how lost furloughed federal worker paychecks could weigh on the US economy

January 11, 2019

Via: CNBC

Federal workers furloughed by the ongoing partial government shutdown have been bearing the brunt of the political standoff between President Donald Trump and Congress over funding for a border wall. Those federal employees are feeling the squeeze on their wallets. […]


Capital and risk, Macroeconomic

US weekly jobless claims fall more than expected

January 10, 2019

Via: CNBC

The number of Americans filing applications for jobless benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to a strengthening labor market that could further ease concerns about the economy’s health. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 17,000 to a […]