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Financial markets: quiet before the storm?

The recent headlines of geopolitical clashes or the series of stricter banking regulations that are restricting banks by forcing them to deleveraging did not stop the financial markets from growing. On the contrary, undeterred by relatively weak growth of the major economics, financial stocks are continually reaching their record highs. Volatility on the markets is […]

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Implications of Scottish Independence and exit from the EU

The date on which Scotland will decide its faith in the 307 year old union is approaching fast. Despite that, neither the nationalists nor pro-unionistic British government are making any dramatic moves, keeping their best cards hidden. The recent stipulation of Alexander Salmond, the First Minister of Scotland, that Scotland will keep its pound, mildly […]

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Economic Implications of Rising House Prices

On Thursday the 26th of June, Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, announced a plan to curb the issuance of mortgages in the UK, by imposing two sets of rules.This comes as a reaction to the rapidly growing prices of UK and especially London property markets. Carney’s plan might work in terms […]

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