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ECB: Populist surge is bad for business

May 26, 2016

The European Central Bank warned that the rise of populist parties could threaten growth in the eurozone. The bank describes a need for fiscal and structural reforms in most of ...

India could lose $49 bn in GDP by food price shock

May 26, 2016

The UN Environment Programme-Global Footprint Network report, entitled 'ERISC Phase II: How food prices link environmental constraints to sovereign credit risk', features...

China's wary lenders force rust-belt country to take expensive shadow bank loans

May 26, 2016

Mainstream lenders in China are squeezing borrowers in the country's rust-belt provinces, forcing firms to take on higher interest-rate loans from so-called shadow banks, a...

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The Challenges Facing Europe's Banks

May 4 , 2016

Record-low interest rates and wild market swings are eroding profit at Europe’s banks, with no end in sight. From UBS Group AG’s wealth-management unit to Commerzbank AG’s consumer-lending business, income is shrinking as margins get squeezed and clients avoid trading. Executives at the banks, two of Europe’s largest, warned not to expect an improvement soon. 

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