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Germany Weighs Measures Against U.S. Over Nord Stream Threat (Bloomberg)

June 28, 2020 | File Under: , , , , , ,

“Germany is preparing to strike back against the U.S. if President Donald Trump follows through on his threat to kill off the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline with additional sanctions.” – by Patrick Donahue and Brian Parkin

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New U.S. Sanctions For Nord Stream 2? What’s At Stake (Forbes)

June 8, 2020 | File Under: , , , , ,

“A new proposal to clarify and expand U.S. sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has been just introduced in the U.S. Senate. Spearheaded by Senators Ted Cruz (R) and Jeanne Shaheen (D) the bill has a rare bipartisan support. If expanded, the sanctions would impact all pipeline laying activities as well as companies that provide […]

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Wave of U.S. Bankruptcies Builds Toward Worst Run in Many Years (Bloomberg)

May 11, 2020 | File Under: , , , ,

“So far in 2020, the pace of corporate bankruptcy filings in the U.S. has already surpassed every year since 2009, the aftermath of the global financial crisis, Bloomberg data show.” – by Eliza Ronalds-Hannon, Katherine Doherty, and Davide Scigliuzzo

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This pandemic is redrawing the global investment landscape (International Investment)

April 4, 2020 | File Under: , , , ,

“Covid-19 expected to trigger a massive plunge in foreign direct investment and reinforce protectionist policies among leading recipients.” – by Yigal Chazan

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US Fed Cuts Rates to Zero

March 15, 2020 | File Under: , , , ,

“The effects of the coronavirus will weigh on economic activity in the near term and pose risks to the economic outlook. In light of these developments, the Committee decided to lower the target range for the federal funds rate to 0 to 1/4 percent. “

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Brexit Britain faces the gunboats (Politico)

January 23, 2020 | File Under: , , , , ,

US-UK Trade Deal: “Securing a trade deal with the US could require foreign policy concessions.”  by Emilio Casalicchio

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Largest US banks double profits in past decade (FT)

January 20, 2020 | File Under: , ,

“The past decade has been kind to America’s biggest banks.” – Rob Armstrong and Laura Noonan

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Trump impeached in historic rebuke (Politico)

December 19, 2019 | File Under: , , ,

“For only the third time ever, the House recommends a president’s removal from office.” – by Kyle Cheney and Andrew Desiderio

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US leveraged loan default rate hits 9-month high (LCD News)

December 18, 2019 | File Under: , , , ,

“Though the trailing default rate in leveraged loans has remained stubbornly below its 2.9% historical average, several indicators point to increasing pressure.” – by Rachelle Kakouris

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EU disunity on US’s anti-Nord Stream 2 push (Politico)

August 6, 2019 | File Under: , , , ,

“The European Commission doesn’t like the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. But it also doesn’t like the idea of the U.S. imposing sanctions to stop the Russia-backed project.” – by Anca Gurzu

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