Forex Fundamental Analysis
The G8, meeting this week in Northern Ireland, has announced a raft of measures which are designed to curb tax evasion. This will affect the currency markets - here's why.
| 18 June 2013 11:04 AM GMT
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Last week all of the world’s major stock indices losing ground as fears that the Federal Reserve will scale back its stimulus measures persisted.
LIBOR (Libor) stands for the London Interbank Offer Rate and it is a benchmark used to set interest rates around the world, having implications in trillions of Dollars of deals on a daily basis (the value has been estimated to be as much as $300 trillion).
Investors in stocks have become somewhat addicted to stimulus measures from central banks. The central banks have pumped vast sums of money into their respective economies in a collective bid to improve liquidity within the financial sector such that banks will lend money to businesses and boost economic activity – a kind of fiscal defibrillation to flat-lining growth, if you will.
For a nation to have the coveted AAA rating for its credit, meaning that borrowing costs will be as low as possible, all three major credit ratings agencies need to agree on its status.
The spark which ignited the crisis in the single European currency was the knowledge that Greece had fudged its entry qualifications to the Euro and had a much larger deficit than permitted.
Last week was a mixed affair for the world’s major stock indices with Japan and Europe declining and the USA gaining. Get the fundamental analysis here.
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The European Commission (EC) is to impose tariffs on Chinese solar panels from 6th June 2013. The EC is the executive arm of the European Commission and is made up of commissioners appointed from each member state (27).