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Currencies Dollar Since the start of the year we have been bullish on the dollar versus the euro and until recently that has been the wrong call. Euroland inflation is too low, and economic activity remains sluggish. But at least one thing is going the European Central Bank’s way....

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Mr Cameron: Relief to Retribution

Mr Alex Salmond and his tenure as leader of the SNP is coming to its end, as the leader of the landmark Scottish Independence vote has thrown in the towel along with his resignation. He showed little of the humility one might expect from someone who had in fact...

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ECB Finally Cuts the Conversation and Takes Action

Mario Draghi didn’t need to talk the Euro down yesterday, as his actions spoke volumes. A cut of all three main ECB rates coupled with a potentially large asset purchase facility were the order of the day and the single currency felt the blow. In polls ahead of the...

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Wall Street banks drawing up plans to move operations to Ireland in event of UK exiting EU

Some Wall Street banks are drawing up preliminary plans that include moving some of their London-based operations to Ireland to deal with the possible scenario of Britain leaving the European Union, the Financial Times has reported, citing people familiar with the situation. Citigroup Inc, Morgan Stanley and Bank of...

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EasingTensions Provide Buying Opportunitiy

Equity markets in Europe continued as their Asian counterparts left off yesterday, all posting gains north of one per cent. The move was a continuation of the mild ‘relief rally’ theme as Russia spoke about stopping military exercises at the Ukrainian border.

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Russian sanctions ramping up leaves eurozone farmers in hot water

The immensely damaging trade war between Russia and the west is escalating and threatens to go way beyond just food sanctions. President Vladimir Putin yesterday slapped on food sanctions, banning imports of dairy, fruit, vegetables, meat and fish products from the EU, US, Norway, Canada and Australia. If this...

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New additions …

New additions include the GBP Kick Out Bond 2 and the two Irish Life Memory Bonds. Closing date for receipt of applications is the 25th July 2014. Read more here… http://merrionsolutions.com/structured-investments/current-investments/

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Central Bank announces appointment of Registrar of Credit Unions

Statement 4 July 2014 Anne Marie McKiernan has been appointed Registrar of Credit Unions in the Central Bank of Ireland. Ms McKiernan is currently Head of Risk in the Central Bank. She will be responsible for regulation and supervision of the credit union sector in Ireland and succeeds the...

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One Bank Spooks Entire Global Market Place

We haven’t seen this for a while… European stocks fell heavily yesterday as reports that a Portuguese bank had missed some debt repayments spread fear through the market. Banco Espirito Santo shares fell more than 15%, before trading on the stock was suspended, on the news that it had...

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