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Volatility

Volatility

Photo: Businessforecstblog.com By Isaac Cohen* To judge by the most recent stock market performance, until September, there was no pandemic and neither a recession had started.  Several factors were influencing such behavior, such as the central bank injecting enough liquidity into financial markets and four relief packages, approved by Congress…
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United States and Honduras Discuss Achievements of Joint Operation Dominio

United States and Honduras Discuss Achievements of Joint Operation Dominio

Honduras President Hernández and U.S. Admiral Faller Tegucigapa, Honduras - Earlier this week, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández met at the facilities of the National Emergency System 911 with the head of the United States Southern Command Admiral Craig S. Faller to learn about the substantial results of Operation Dominio, which…
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Brazilian Company Pleads Guilty and Agrees to Pay Penalty for Bribery Case

Brazilian Company Pleads Guilty and Agrees to Pay Penalty for Bribery Case

Department of Justice Building in Washington, D.C. Photo: Breitbart.com WASHINGTON - J&F Investimentos S.A. (J&F), a Brazil-based investment company that owns and controls companies involved in multiple industries, including the meat and agriculture industry, has agreed to pay a criminal monetary penalty of $256,497,026 to resolve the department’s investigation into…
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Deep Recession

Deep Recession

Photo: Money.usnews.com By Isaac Cohen* The Director of the White House National Economic Council, Lawrence A. Kudlow said, last Sunday on CNN, the US economy is in a “V” shaped recovery. The next day, three blocks from the White House, the  International Monetary Fund released the World Economic Outlook, its…
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Weak Recovery

Weak Recovery

Businesstraffic.com.ng By Isaac Cohen* The US Labor Department issued last week the last employment report before the November election, revealing a slowdown in hiring during the last three months. Therefore, the expectation of a “V” shaped recovery can be set aside. Instead, without support, the alternative scenario includes a long…
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Commodities

Commodities

By Isaac Cohen* After one of the worst slumps in the first half of this year, due to the pandemic lockdown, the prices of commodities are indicating a reactivation in demand mostly for industrial metals. During this year’s first quarter, commodity producing economies contracted between one fourth and one third,…
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IDB: President Mauricio Claver-Carone

IDB: President Mauricio Claver-Carone

On his first day as president of the Inter-American Development Bank, Mauricio Claver-Carone spoke with IDB Group staff to discuss his vision and goals for his five-year term. During a virtual address from IDB headquarters in Washington, D.C., Claver-Carone described the cornerstone of his presidency as, "The transformational opportunities that…
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