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September 17, 2019

Market comment | All eyes on tomorrow’s FOMC policy decision

Investors were cautious ahead of tomorrow’s FOMC meeting. A 25 bps rate cut is fully priced in, while expectations of a more aggressive cut waned.

September 16, 2019

Market comment | Oil prices soared more than 10% amid mounting geopolitical tensions

Investors sought shelter in safe-haven assets after the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil production heightened geopolitical risk between the U.S. and Iran.

September 16, 2019

Colombia | Global and regional scenario in one word

The current global and regional scenarios for the Colombian economy are challenging. Volatility and uncertainty are the daily bread and we quickly move from the novel of the commercial war between the United States and China to the novel of Brexit.

September 16, 2019

Mario Draghi: Monetary Policy Is Not Sufficient

At its meeting last Thursday, the European Central Bank (ECB) launched a comprehensive package of easing measures, as Draghi had—for all intents and purposes—been signaling over recent months (in his speech at Sintra and, most significantly, at July's monetary policy meeting).

September 16, 2019

China | Growth slowdown confirmed in August

A batch of August indicators announced today pointed to a significant slowdown in economic activities this summer. Together with the previously released trade and credit data, it suggests that the escalating uncertainties from the US-China trade war dampened people’s confidence and hamper economic expansion.

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