from Expert Zone:

India Markets Weekahead: Parliament holds the key

July 17, 2016

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The Indian parliament building is pictured behind marigold flowers in New DelhiThe Nifty rallied past the psychological mark of 8,500 for the first time in 11 months to close at 8,541. Global markets were buoyed by better-than-expected U.S. jobs data and cheered the victory of Japan’s ruling coalition in the upper house election. PM Shinzo Abe is expected to unveil a fresh stimulus package to help the country’s stagnant economy.

from Breakingviews:

Believe bonds not stocks on Brexit damage

June 30, 2016

UK markets, like the Roman god Janus, have two faces. A week on from Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, equity markets present a view that things won’t be too much worse than the past. Falling government bond yields point to a bleaker future. The pessimistic thesis has more going for it.

from Breakingviews:

Austerity has no place in post-Brexit Britain

June 27, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist.  The opinions expressed are his own.

from Expert Zone:

India Markets Weekahead: RajanExit bigger jolt than Brexit

June 18, 2016

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In a letter to staff, Raghuram Rajan has ruled out a second term, ending speculation over his continuing as RBI governor when his term ends in September. This is bound to shake market sentiment when it opens on Monday.

from Expert Zone:

India Markets Weekahead: Global risks could dominate

June 11, 2016

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The Nifty did not cross the 8,300 level despite early momentum, as negative cues from global markets and a rebound in crude oil prices dented sentiment this week. The index oscillated in the 8,150 - 8,300 range to settle at the lower end of the band, down 0.6 percent.

from Breakingviews:

Money trail shows China sticking to bad habits

May 16, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

from Blogs Dashboard:

If you are in St Louis, buy gas on a Tuesday or Wednesday

May 3, 2016

If you are in St Louis, buy gas on a Tuesday or Wednesday

The pass through from low gas prices to U.S. consumer spending is a fraught issue and central banks say it is being distorted by the zero lower bound. Now another complication, if you are in St Louis.
According to calculations from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, you can save up to $60 a year if you buy gas on a Tuesday or Wednesday. Gas prices are most expensive on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and fall sharply in midweek, with Tuesday almost 4 cents a gallon cheaper than the average price.
"The simplest explanation is that most consumers aren't aware of the cycles. Even if some were aware, they may not care enough about saving a few dollars to change their behavior," the study found.
https://www.stlouisfed.org/on-the-economy/2016/may/when-should-you-buy-gas?&utm_source=BlogList&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=BlogAlert

from Breakingviews:

Dixon: Vote to quit EU could tip UK into recession

April 18, 2016

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from Hugo Dixon:

Vote to quit EU could tip UK into recession

April 18, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist.  The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

When will Russia break?

April 14, 2016

Policemen detain a woman during a protest against the sentencing of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to five years in jail, in central Moscow, July 18, 2013. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Policemen detain a woman during a protest against the sentencing of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to five years in jail, in central Moscow, July 18, 2013. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor