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‘Act now or risk another deep downturn,’ OECD warns policymakers

Global policymakers have been warned by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to “act now” to prevent “persistent and sluggish growth” and another economic downturn as it downgraded its global growth forecasts. In the OECD’s latest economic outlook published on Wednesday, the organization said that global growth had “languished over the past eight…

Investors betting big on gold

Is It Too Late to Buy Gold? 5 Reasons It’s Not

When gold plummeted to a six-year low in November 2015, many claimed it’s too late to buy gold. China’s stock market had just slumped, the dollar was gaining strength, and holders of gold were nervous, waiting for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. At the end of 2015, the economic situation didn’t look rosy…

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Negative Rates in US? Here’s Why It Could Happen

Less than two months after the Fed enacted its first rate hike in more than nine years, market talk already has turned to whether the central bank’s future may not be more hikes, but rather negative rates. Intensifying recession fears, volatile financial markets and moves toward negative rates by other central banks have triggered speculation…

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Soros: It’s the 2008 Crisis All Over Again

Billionaire financier George Soros is warning of an impending financial markets crisis as investors around the world were roiled by turmoil in China trade for the second time this week. Speaking at an economic forum in Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo, he told an audience that China is struggling to find a new growth model and…

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Concern about Junk Bonds Not Over Yet

U.S. junk bonds are trading down on Wednesday, following global stocks lower as investors fret about North Korea’s possible nuclear test, China’s slower-growing economy and a fresh plunge in oil prices. Some energy companies were among the biggest losers on the day, including bonds from Range Resources Corp and California Resources Corp. A Range Resources…

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China Stock Trading Halted after Steep Drop

Asian markets tumbled Monday on the first day of trading in 2016, with declines so steep in mainland China that authorities halted trading there for the rest of the day. Analysts cited a number of reasons for the selling, including China’s disappointing manufacturing data, reported earlier Monday, and the coming removal of a ban on…