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Source: Fox News

France protests and the 'yellow vests’ deep anger reveal the hypocrisy at the heart of the green agenda

09-Dec-2018

America has fortunately set another course—one toward prosperity and away from the stifling, job-killing energy policies that have left Paris with boarded up shop windows and tear gas wafting down the Champs-Elysées.

Over the last month, hundreds of thousands of angry French citizens have joined in “yellow vest” protests, initially sparked by proposed carbon taxes on fuel. This weekend, protester turnout was down, but the violence was up.

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Source: Common Domain

ECB will say goodbye to quantitative easing, but when will it hike rates?

Thursday 20:01 GMT

By giving little hint, Draghi, the ECB president, will stick to a program of “dovish tightening” that’s seen the ECB prepare to unwind the extraordinary measures it implemented in the wake of the global financial crisis while attempting to avoid unduly tightening financial conditions, said Christiansen.

Investors expect less clarity when it comes to signaling when Mario Draghi and fellow policy makers will move to nudge up ultra-low interest rates.

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Source: Reuters

U.S. recession risks jump, Fed rate hike expectations slump:...

Saturday 06:04 GMT

The risk of a U.S. recession in the next two years has risen to 40 percent, according to a Reuters poll of economists who also found a significant shift in expectations toward fewer Federal Reserve interest rate rises next year.

What has fueled concerns of a downturn is the flattening of the U.S. yield curve - with the spread between two- and 10-year note yields falling to less than 10 basis points, the smallest gap since the run-up to the last U.S. recession.

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Source: Reuters

Take Five: Feeling Fed up again World markets themes for the week...

Saturday 14:30 GMT

(Reuters) - Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them.

Money markets have swung dramatically in recent months and are now only fully pricing one more hike in 2019 having expected another two or three at least earlier in the year. The reason for the shift is that the U.S.-China trade war and the Fed’s tightening are already taking a toll on growth and on the stock market.


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