Tag Archives: Decade

International trade deficit surges to highest in a decade 

The U.S. trade deficit jumped to a 10-year high in October as soybean exports continued to fall and imports of consumer goods rose to a record high, suggesting the Trump administration’s tariff-related measures to shrink the trade gap likely have been ineffective. The Commerce Department said on Thursday the trade deficit increased 1.7 percent to $55.5 billion, the highest level ...

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The Cannabis Arbitrage Deal of the Decade?

Mark this date down: October 17th. That’s the day that Canada fully legalizes recreational cannabis. This is a sponsored article from Oilprice.com And that’s also the date that the best kept story in the cannabis sector could be revealed. A team that has already built two cannabis companies to a $340 million and $5 billion valuation. But now, they are ...

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RBI buys gold for first time in nearly a decade

MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has bought gold for the first time in nearly a decade, signalling that the metal could be in demand as a store of value when returns and capital values of fixed-income bonds are declining in a rising rate environment. The RBI added 8.46 metric tonnes of gold to its stock of holdings during ...

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Banks are still playing with fire a decade after the recession

It’s been a decade since the global financial crisis rocked the world. In the years since 2008, the U.S. and other countries put together the pieces of their broken economies, assessing what went wrong and trying to curb the abuses that could lead to another crisis. But today many factors that contributed to the implosion still pose a threat. Although Wall ...

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Get Back! U.S. Sells 3-Month T-Bills at Highest Rate In a Decade (But Entire Curve Still Repressed) – Online Course Notes For Financial Markets and Banking

confoundedinterest17 Uncategorized, Banking, Treasuries, Fed, Volatility, Agency MBS, Treasury, Yellen, Bernanke, Powell, Economy, Yield Curve July 30, 2018July 30, 2018 1 Minute (Bloomberg) — Short-end U.S. rates have been buoyed by a tightening of Federal Reserve policy and an increase in issuance, and the U.S. Treasury on Monday sold $51 billion of three-month bills at 2 percent, the highest rate for an ...

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