China: Are Investment Risks Accelerating?

Clement K. Miller, CFA |
Wilmington Wire
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June 29, 2018—During 2Q 2018, it appears that China equity and currency risks have risen against the background of a somewhat softer local economy. A Chinese state think tank caused a stir by briefly posting online a report warning policymakers that they should take actions to preclude a “financial panic.

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European Central Bank Announces ‘Last Call’

Meghan Shue |
Wilmington Wire
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June 15, 2018—On Thursday, June 14, the European Central Bank (ECB) made the equivalent of a bar’s ‘last call’ before it stops serving alcohol. It announced at its policy meeting that the asset purchase program known as quantitative easing (QE) would be winding down in the fourth quarter of 2018 and ending by the end of December.

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Spain and the No-Confidence Vote: Will it Inspire Investor Confidence?

Clement K. Miller, CFA |
Wilmington Wire
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June 8, 2018— Global investors view European elections, referenda, and other changes of government through a market lens: To what degree are these political developments favorable or unfavorable for markets? The surprise 2016 BREXIT referendum outcome was, of course, market negative. French, German, and Dutch elections in 2017 were all positive, in that they produced centrist pro-European Union (EU) governments.

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