Theresa May Takes Smart Gamble with Snap Election

British PM Theresa May shocked political observers Tuesday morning by calling for a snap general election in June, despite having said upon assuming power that no such election would take place. Although a gamble, many observers believe that the election will likely consolidate the Conservative Party’s parliamentary power, providing it with the larger majority necessary to… Please follow and like us:

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Tusk wins second term as EU chief despite Polish fury

European Union leaders confirmed Donald Tusk for a second term as their president, angering his home country of Poland and opening up a new rift at a time when EU unity is essential. The 27 other EU leaders overrode weeks of objections from the nationalist government in Warsaw, which has a long and bitter rivalry with… Please follow and like us:

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Why Does the Price of Bitcoin Keep Rising?

The media has announced the death of bitcoin more than 100 times since its inception in 2009, yet its value continues to rise and reach new records. The price of bitcoin hit all-time highs for four days in a row this week, peaking at $1,293 on Friday. With gold trading at $1,230 an ounce, this is… Please follow and like us:

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Options Volume Expected To Rise Amid Regulatory Changes

Options volume is expected to rise in 2017, according to a new report from the TABB Group. Always difficult to predict volatility – which is most often driven by surprise – could increase this year, as factors such as interest rate hikes and regulatory tailwinds are expected to bolster options trading volume along with increased user… Please follow and like us:

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Greece Has One Foot Out EU Door, But It Is Italy Where Concern Should Be Focused

It is difficult to determine which is the most significant market concern coming out of the European Union. While mainstream eyes appear focused on the French election outcome, reports from Bank of America Merrill Lynch point to concerns in the Netherlands. Add to this general populist market anxiety a new Source report notes concern in France… Please follow and like us:

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Tension Between Italy, Germany, And The EU Is Growing

As mentioned in our 2017 forecast, Geopolitical Futures said that the evolution of the Italian banking crisis will force a confrontation between Italy, Germany, and the European Union. The groundwork for this confrontation was laid last year, and the face-off has further evolved already this year. Photo by skylark ( Pixabay) Italy In December 2016, two… Please follow and like us:

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Brexit bill backed by British parliament.

After three days of debate and the scrutiny of over 140 pages of amendments the British Parliament has passed The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill. Ayes: 494 Noes: 122 Majority: 372 Leave means leave!! Now onto rough seas in the House of Lords!! #BrexitBill #Brexit #democracyprevails 🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/3QOyFX7×8S— Cllr Joe Porter 🇬🇧 (@cllrjoeporter) February 8,… Please follow and like us:

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