MORE PITFALLS It has been a year many would prefer to forget and a month of 2020 still remains -- one replete with events that could trip up markets. Here they are: Dec. 1: A month before the UK-EU transition deal ends. [...]
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STICKY TALKS Britain and the European Union are said to be on the verge of clinching a post-Brexit trade deal that would regulate their relationship after the transition period ends on Jan. 1, 2021 -- six weeks away. Diplomats say three [...]
RECOVERY ALPHABET SOUP The world economic outlook is suddenly a little bit brighter after upbeat news on the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Hopes of a strong “V” or even a “U” -shaped recovery faded after a second wave of infections forced major economies [...]
MILLION DOLLAR QUESTIONS Election week was not kind to the dollar. It flirted with yearly lows following a closer-than- anticipated contest that scuppers plans for a spending splurge and ushers in more predictable trade policies. The world’s reserve currency might well catch a [...]
Our 21st century interpretation of a racing thoroughbred! What if we developed an extreme, track-focused only hyper sports car? With the technological concept of the BUGATTI Bolide, we are now providing the answer. The experimental study of the BUGATTI Bolide is this track-oriented hyper sports car featuring [...]
ELECTION DAY Nov. 3 is election day in the world’s biggest economy, a vote that’s particularly fraught due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the candidates’ differing policy platforms and the potential for a delayed or contested outcome. No wonder volatility gauges are [...]
ALMOST THERE The last week of the 2020 U.S. presidential election race will test the durability of the Biden trade — assets viewed as sensitive to the political fortunes of Democratic challenger Joe Biden, who has widened his lead over President Donald Trump [...]
LOOKING TO CHINA China's third-quarter growth data comes out on Monday and should show the effects of the pandemic receding. The world's second-largest economy is expected to have grown 5.2% in July- September from a year earlier, faster than the second quarter's 3.2%, [...]
BANKING ON RECOVERY After U.S. Q2 results beat expectations, Q3 will show whether dire forecasts for companies' bottom lines were justified. Most sectors will again show steep drops in earnings but it should be less dramatic than the previous quarter; expectations are for [...]
COVID THROWS US ELECTION CURVEBALL Donald Trump has joined the list of world leaders who fell prey to the coronavirus after shrugging off risks, scorning masks and making public appearances without following distancing guidelines. But a U.S. president testing positive, four [...]