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Britain Cuts Value-Added Tax to 5% for Hospitality Sector

Britain Cuts Value-Added Tax to 5% for Hospitality Sector

Britain will cut value-added tax (VAT) on spending on hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions, and subsidise temporary discounts on eating out, to boost demand for services hardest hit by the COVID-19 lockdown, finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Wednesday.


July 8, 2020
Fed Policymakers See Economy Plateauing, Risks Ahead
Fed Policymakers See Economy Plateauing, Risks Ahead

The U.S. economy faces stiff headwinds in staging a strong recovery as a surge in coronavirus cases without a vaccine in sight and few treatment...

July 7, 2020
South African Central Bank Reduces Bond Purchases in June
South African Central Bank Reduces Bond Purchases in June

The South African central bank reduced its government bond purchases to 5 billion rand ($292.64 million) in June, half the monthly average,...

Pompeo: U.S. is ‘Looking At’ Banning TikTok and Chinese Apps
Pompeo: U.S. is ‘Looking At’ Banning TikTok and Chinese Apps

The U.S. is “looking at” banning TikTok and other Chinese social media apps, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News on Monday....

India Can’t Quickly Distance Itself From China
India Can’t Quickly Distance Itself From China

A border clash with China in the Himalayas left 20 Indian soldiers dead and soured public sentiment, with many in India, including some local...

Fed's Bostic Says U.S. Recovery May be 'Levelling Off'
Fed's Bostic Says U.S. Recovery May be 'Levelling Off'

Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Raphael Bostic said the U.S. economic recovery is in danger of stalling due to the recent spike in...

July 6, 2020
Banks Urge UK and EU to Sort Out Financial Market Access
Banks Urge UK and EU to Sort Out Financial Market Access

Britain and the European Union need to make progress on EU financial market access given that the coronavirus crisis will make it even harder to...

July 2, 2020
Turkish Bad Loan Plan Raises Concerns Among Some Banks
Turkish Bad Loan Plan Raises Concerns Among Some Banks

Some Turkish banks are concerned that a “bad bank” plan to house billions of dollars of non-performing loans could require them to book...

July 1, 2020
The Long Bumpy Road From NAFTA to USMCA
The Long Bumpy Road From NAFTA to USMCA

After an long, arduous road the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) took effect on Wednesday, replacing its predecessor, the...

June 29, 2020
America’s Relationship With Germany May Never Be Same Again
America’s Relationship With Germany May Never Be Same Again

Diplomatic ties between Washington and Berlin have declined markedly in recent years and Germany’s foreign minister has appeared to warn that...

Swiss National Bank Adjusts Liquidity-Lack Financing Rate
Swiss National Bank Adjusts Liquidity-Lack Financing Rate

The Swiss National Bank will adjust the special rate on its liquidity-shortage financing facility and conduct additional open market repo...

EU's Recovery Fund Must Include Substantial Grants - IMF
EU's Recovery Fund Must Include Substantial Grants - IMF

A substantial part of the European Union’s package of measures to help the economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic must consist of...

June 26, 2020
U.S. Election Adds Another Twist to Sterling's Brexit Blues
U.S. Election Adds Another Twist to Sterling's Brexit Blues

With no silver lining in the Brexit cloud weighing on sterling, November’s U.S. presidential election is now emerging as yet another...

June 25, 2020
Turkish Cenbank Cites Upward Inflation Drift, it Holds Rates
Turkish Cenbank Cites Upward Inflation Drift, it Holds Rates

Turkey’s central bank said on Thursday there has been some upward pressure on inflation through the coronavirus pandemic as a reason for its...

Spain to Propose Economy Minister Calvino as Eurogroup Chief
Spain to Propose Economy Minister Calvino as Eurogroup Chief

Spain will propose its economy minister Nadia Calvino as a candidate to head the Eurogroup, the government said in a statement on Thursday,...

June 24, 2020
BOJ Offers $78 Billion to Firms Hurt By Pandemic
BOJ Offers $78 Billion to Firms Hurt By Pandemic

The Bank of Japan on Wednesday offered 8.28 trillion yen ($77.74 billion) in loans to financial institutions under a new lending programme aimed at...

June 23, 2020
Brazil's C.Bank Sees Little Room to Cut Rates
Brazil's C.Bank Sees Little Room to Cut Rates

Brazil’s central bank sees little scope to reduce interest rates much further, even though inflation is running well below target and the...

Banks to Cut Office Space in London After COVID
Banks to Cut Office Space in London After COVID

Some banks will cut office space in London’s financial district as they “reset” their operations following the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Investors demand to meet Brazil diplomats over deforestation
Investors demand to meet Brazil diplomats over deforestation

A group of 29 global investment firms that manage $3.7 trillion are demanding meetings with Brazilian diplomats around the world to call on...

June 19, 2020
Britain, EU Need Brexit Agreement in Autumn: Merkel
Britain, EU Need Brexit Agreement in Autumn: Merkel

The European Union and Britain need to reach a deal by the autumn on their future relationship in order to get it ratified, German Chancellor...

Japan Unwinds Dominant Position in Dollar Swaps With Fed
Japan Unwinds Dominant Position in Dollar Swaps With Fed

Japan, the biggest taker of cheap dollar funding from the U.S. Federal Reserve during the coronavirus pandemic, is weaning itself off that supply...

European Leaders Kick Off Talks on Fiscal Stimulus Plan
European Leaders Kick Off Talks on Fiscal Stimulus Plan

The 27 European governments are negotiating for the first time Friday a proposal for 750 billion euros ($841 billion) to tackle the Covid-19...

U.S. Leader Renews Threat to Cut Ties With Beijing
U.S. Leader Renews Threat to Cut Ties With Beijing

President Donald Trump on Thursday renewed his threat to cut ties with China, a day after his top diplomats held talks with Beijing and his trade...

June 18, 2020
BoE Expected to Expand Bond Buying
BoE Expected to Expand Bond Buying

The Bank of England is expected to expand its quantitative easing program on Thursday, but economists do not expect negative interest rates to be...

Swiss National Bank Statement
Swiss National Bank Statement

The coronavirus pandemic and the measures implemented to contain it have led to a severe downturn in economic activity and a decline in inflation...

UK Says it Still Wants Global Digital Tax, U.S. Quits Talks
UK Says it Still Wants Global Digital Tax, U.S. Quits Talks

Britain will keep pushing for a global solution on taxing international digital companies such as Google and Facebook Inc after the United States...

June 17, 2020
Russia Culd Cut Interest Rates to Historic Low
Russia Culd Cut Interest Rates to Historic Low

The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) is expected to cut its benchmark interest rate on Friday to its lowest level since the fall of the Soviet Union....

Brexit Talks to Enter 'Hot Phase' From September
Brexit Talks to Enter 'Hot Phase' From September

Negotiations on the future relationship between Britain and the European Union will enter a hot phase from September, a German government document...

June 15, 2020
Brazil 2021 Interest Rate Expectations Fall Sharply - Survey
Brazil 2021 Interest Rate Expectations Fall Sharply - Survey

The outlook for Brazilian interest rates next year has fallen sharply, a central bank survey of economists showed on Monday, as the economy heads...

Germany Set to Pay 42% More Into EU Budget in Coming Years
Germany Set to Pay 42% More Into EU Budget in Coming Years

Germany would see its contribution to the European Union’s budget rise by 42%, or 13 billion euros ($14.63 billion) annually, over the coming...

June 12, 2020
UK Abandons Plan on Full Border Checks With EU
UK Abandons Plan on Full Border Checks With EU

The United Kingdom will not introduce full border checks with the European Union on Jan. 1 after British ministers faced pressure from businesses...

June 11, 2020
France Should Speed Up Return to Business Activity
France Should Speed Up Return to Business Activity

France should speed up its gradual return to work and business activity, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday as new data showed...

June 10, 2020
With Crisis Response in Place, Fed Looks to Long Term
With Crisis Response in Place, Fed Looks to Long Term

The Federal Reserve completes its latest policy meeting on Wednesday with attention turning from its massive response to the coronavirus pandemic...

What to Look For In the Fed's U.S. Economic Outlook
What to Look For In the Fed's U.S. Economic Outlook

U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers on Wednesday will publish their first economic projections since the coronavirus pandemic set off a recession in...

June 5, 2020
ECB Goes All Out With 600B Euro Increase in Bond Buying
ECB Goes All Out With 600B Euro Increase in Bond Buying

The European Central Bank intensified its response to the “unprecedented contraction” facing the euro area with a...

June 4, 2020
ECB Set to Scale Up Stimulus
ECB Set to Scale Up Stimulus

The European Central Bank (ECB) is expected to increase its coronavirus crisis asset-purchase program at this week’s meeting, amid fears of...

June 2, 2020
China Buys U.S.Ssoybeans Despite Govt Ordered Purchases Halt
China Buys U.S.Ssoybeans Despite Govt Ordered Purchases Halt

State-owned Chinese firms bought at least three cargoes of U.S. soybeans on Monday, even as sources in China said the government had told them to...

June 1, 2020
South Africa Loosens Lockdown in Economic Recovery Effort
South Africa Loosens Lockdown in Economic Recovery Effort

South Africa sought to revive its stuttering economy on Monday with the partial lifting of a coronavirus lockdown, letting people out for work,...

May 29, 2020
EU Proposes 15 Billion Euro Fund to Back Strategic Firms
EU Proposes 15 Billion Euro Fund to Back Strategic Firms

The European Commission has proposed setting up a 15-billion-euro ($16.6 billion) fund to invest in strategic companies that have been weakened by...

UK to Tell Employers to Help Fund Coronavirus Job Safety Net
UK to Tell Employers to Help Fund Coronavirus Job Safety Net

British finance minister Rishi Sunak will tell employers on Friday how much they must contribute to the government’s hugely expensive wage...

May 28, 2020
China Approves National Security Bill For Hong Kong
China Approves National Security Bill For Hong Kong

China’s National People’s Congress, the country’s parliament, on Thursday approved the proposal to impose a new national security...

May 27, 2020
'Move on', Britain Says to Outrage Over PM Adviser Cummings
'Move on', Britain Says to Outrage Over PM Adviser Cummings

The British government said on Wednesday that it was time to move on after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser provoked outrage and...

Japan Eyes Fresh $1.1Tn Stimulus to Combat Pandemic Pain
Japan Eyes Fresh $1.1Tn Stimulus to Combat Pandemic Pain

Japan will compile a new $1.1 trillion stimulus package that includes significant direct spending, to stop the coronavirus pandemic pushing the...


The influence of politics on the economic development and the state of financial markets

The political factor plays a fundamental role in the global economy. Almost all noticeable political events affect the future behavior of the stock and currency markets. One of the most important political events are elections that are held regularly in most democratic countries. The results of elections are instantly reflected on the national currency of the country and can lead to strong fluctuations in its rate (high volatility) amid low political stability in society.

Find the latest political news to determine the trend in the markets

Monitoring of political news allows investors to assess all possible risks properly, as well as to choose the currency of the countries where there is a stable political situation, and where a large amount of foreign exchange earnings to the state budget guarantees the reliability of the national currency. This stability stimulates the flow of investments and enables market participants to increase their capital.

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