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UK Lifts Ban on Gas Fracking in Push for Energy Independence

UK Lifts Ban on Gas Fracking in Push for Energy Independence

Britain on Thursday formally lifted a moratorium on fracking for shale gas that has been in place since 2019, saying strengthening the country's energy supply was an "absolute priority". Energy prices have soared in Europe after Russia invaded Ukraine, and Britain is subsidisin...


September 22, 2022
Bank of England Set for Second Hefty Rate Rise in a Row
Bank of England Set for Second Hefty Rate Rise in a Row

The Bank of England looks set to raise interest rates by at least half a percentage point on Thursday in a bid to tame inflation that is just off a...

September 16, 2022
Closer to Normalising Rates, Hints at 2.5-3.5% Range, RBA
Closer to Normalising Rates, Hints at 2.5-3.5% Range, RBA

Australia's top central banker on Friday said interest rates are closer to normalisation after a successive run of outsized hikes, although he...

September 9, 2022
ECB Raises Rates by Unprecedented 75 Basis Points
ECB Raises Rates by Unprecedented 75 Basis Points

The European Central Bank raised interest rates by an unprecedented 75 basis points on Thursday in an effort to tame runaway inflation. The...

September 6, 2022
RBA Hikes Rates by 50 bps, Says Still not Done
RBA Hikes Rates by 50 bps, Says Still not Done

Australia's central bank raised its cash rate 50 basis points to a seven-year high of 2.35% on Tuesday and left the door wide open for yet more...

August 25, 2022
South Korea Raises Rates, Warns Inflation Fight not Over
South Korea Raises Rates, Warns Inflation Fight not Over

South Korea's central bank raised its key interest rate by a quarter-percentage point on Thursday and significantly lifted inflation forecasts,...

August 24, 2022
Turkish Cenbank Lowers Reference Interest Rate for September
Turkish Cenbank Lowers Reference Interest Rate for September

Turkey's central bank lowered its reference interest rate to 15.34% for September, from 16.32% in August, according to an official document, in...

August 19, 2022
Turkey's Cenbank Shocks with 100 Basis Point Rate Cut despite Soaring Inflation
Turkey's Cenbank Shocks with 100 Basis Point Rate Cut despite Soaring Inflation

Turkey's central bank shocked markets on Thursday by cutting its main interest rate by 100 basis points to 13%, saying it needed to keep...

Fed United on Need to Raise Rates, Divided over How High
Fed United on Need to Raise Rates, Divided over How High

The Federal Reserve needs to keep raising borrowing costs to bring high inflation under control, a string of U.S. central bank officials said on...

August 18, 2022
Norway and New Zealand Deliver Latest Big Rate Hikes
Norway and New Zealand Deliver Latest Big Rate Hikes

The Norwegian and New Zealand central banks this week both delivered yet more interest rate hikes and signalled further tightening is round the...

August 17, 2022
RBNZ Signals Aggressive Tightening Pace after 50-bps Hike
RBNZ Signals Aggressive Tightening Pace after 50-bps Hike

New Zealand's central bank on Wednesday delivered its seventh straight interest rate hike and signalled a more hawkish tightening path over...

August 5, 2022
UK PM Hopeful Liz Truss Vows to Reform Economy, Keep Taxes Low
UK PM Hopeful Liz Truss Vows to Reform Economy, Keep Taxes Low

Liz Truss, the front-runner to be Britain's next prime minister, said on Friday that she would reform the economy and keep taxes low as she...

India Central Bank Raises Key Rate 50 Basis Points
India Central Bank Raises Key Rate 50 Basis Points

The Reserve Bank of India's key policy repo rate was raised by 50 basis points on Friday, the third increase in the current cycle to cool...

August 3, 2022
Global Cenbanks Lift Rates by nearly 1,200 bps in July
Global Cenbanks Lift Rates by nearly 1,200 bps in July

Major developed and emerging market central banks around the globe delivered nearly 1,200 basis points in interest rate hikes in July alone,...

August 2, 2022
Australia's CB Hikes Rates, says Policy not on Pre-Set Path
Australia's CB Hikes Rates, says Policy not on Pre-Set Path

Australia's central bank on Tuesday raised interest rates for a fourth month running, but tempered guidance on further hikes as it forecast...

July 25, 2022
Bank of Japan Board Reshuffle Brings in Less Dovish Member
Bank of Japan Board Reshuffle Brings in Less Dovish Member

The Bank of Japan has reshuffled its board and brought in a new member seen as more keen to end ultra-low interest rates than his dovish...

July 22, 2022
Danish CB Raises Key Interest Rate in Wake of ECB Hike
Danish CB Raises Key Interest Rate in Wake of ECB Hike

Denmark's central bank raised its key interest rate by 0.5 percentage points to minus 0.1% on Thursday, following a rate hike earlier in the...

July 21, 2022
ECB Hikes Rates more than Flagged in Race to Tame Inflation
ECB Hikes Rates more than Flagged in Race to Tame Inflation

The European Central Bank raised interest rates by more than expected on Thursday as concerns about runaway inflation trumped worries about growth,...

ECB to Join Rate Hike Club with Big Move under Discussion
ECB to Join Rate Hike Club with Big Move under Discussion

The European Central Bank will raise interest rates for the first time in 11 years on Thursday with a bigger-than-flagged move seen as increasingly...

Fed to Stick to 75 bps Hike in July; 40% Chance of Recession
Fed to Stick to 75 bps Hike in July; 40% Chance of Recession

The U.S. Federal Reserve will opt for another 75 basis point rate hike rather than a larger move at its meeting next week to quell stubbornly-high...

July 18, 2022
Indian Traders Plan Nationwide Protest Against Tax Hikes
Indian Traders Plan Nationwide Protest Against Tax Hikes

Indian traders and shopkeepers will hold a nationwide protest next week against a hike in taxes on a range of products and services, including food...

BoE's Saunders says Bank Rate could Top 2% in next Year
BoE's Saunders says Bank Rate could Top 2% in next Year

Bank of England policymaker Michael Saunders, who has backed a bigger interest rate rise than most of his colleagues, said Bank Rate could reach 2%...

July 15, 2022
EU may Ban some Russian Fuel Oil Imports ahead of Deadline
EU may Ban some Russian Fuel Oil Imports ahead of Deadline

The European Union could ban the import and transit of some fuel oil from Russia around six months ahead of the planned deadline, an EU official...

July 11, 2022
Bank of Korea to Hike Rates by Historic 50 bps
Bank of Korea to Hike Rates by Historic 50 bps

South Korea's central bank will deliver its first-ever 50 basis point rate rise to 2.25% on Wednesday, turning up the heat on a rate-hiking...

July 7, 2022
Hungary Ramps Up Rates, Raises 1-Week Depo Rate to 9.75%
Hungary Ramps Up Rates, Raises 1-Week Depo Rate to 9.75%

Hungary's central bank raised its one-week deposit rate by a whopping 200 bps to 9.75% on Thursday , acting on its pledge to support local...

July 6, 2022
India Cenbank Acts to Enhance Foreign Fund Inflows, Stabilise Rupee
India Cenbank Acts to Enhance Foreign Fund Inflows, Stabilise Rupee

India's central bank took a slew of measures on Wednesday to boost foreign exchange inflows, including allowing overseas investors to buy...

July 5, 2022
RBA Raises Rates for Third Month, still more to Come
RBA Raises Rates for Third Month, still more to Come

SYDNEY, July 5 (Reuters) - Australia's central bank on Tuesday raised interest rates for a third straight month and flagged more ahead as it...

July 4, 2022
OPEC+ Must Produce more Oil, says UK PM Johnson
OPEC+ Must Produce more Oil, says UK PM Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday OPEC+ must produce more oil to try to tackle a growing cost-of-living crisis and bring down...

June 28, 2022
G7 Agrees to Explore Cap on Russian Oil Price
G7 Agrees to Explore Cap on Russian Oil Price

The Group of Seven economic powers have agreed to explore imposing a ban on transporting Russian oil that has been sold above a certain price, they...

June 15, 2022
ECB Pledges new Crisis Tool to Help Indebted Southern States
ECB Pledges new Crisis Tool to Help Indebted Southern States

The European Central Bank promised fresh support on Wednesday to temper a market rout that has fanned fears of a new debt crisis on the euro...

June 10, 2022
Taiwan says U.S. Understands its Exchange Rate Policy Stance
Taiwan says U.S. Understands its Exchange Rate Policy Stance

The United States understands Taiwan's exchange rate policy stance and the two sides have "good" communication, a Taiwanese central...

BoE Set to Raise Rates again as Inflation Heads for 10%
BoE Set to Raise Rates again as Inflation Heads for 10%

The Bank of England looks set to raise interest rates next week for the fifth time since December, its steepest run of rate hikes in 25 years, and...

June 9, 2022
Charting Course out of Stimulus, ECB to Set Stage for Rate Hikes
Charting Course out of Stimulus, ECB to Set Stage for Rate Hikes

The European Central Bank will pull the plug on years of stimulus on Thursday and signal a string of rate hikes to fight surging inflation, leaving...

June 7, 2022
RBA Raises Rates by 50 bps in Hawkish Surprise
RBA Raises Rates by 50 bps in Hawkish Surprise

Australia's central bank on Tuesday raised interest rates by the most in 22 years and flagged more tightening to come as it battles to restrain...

June 1, 2022
Deutsche Bank sees a 50 bps ECB Rate Hike by September
Deutsche Bank sees a 50 bps ECB Rate Hike by September

Deutsche Bank economists have ramped up expectations over European Central Bank policy tightening and now expect one of the two interest rate hikes...

May 26, 2022
Russian C.Bank Slashes Key Rate, sees Room to Cut Further
Russian C.Bank Slashes Key Rate, sees Room to Cut Further

Russia's central bank slashed its key interest rate to 11% on Thursday and said it saw room for more cuts this year, as inflation slows from...

May 23, 2022
Ukraine Top of Agenda in Davos as Business Leaders Gather
Ukraine Top of Agenda in Davos as Business Leaders Gather

Russia would normally have its own "house" at the World Economic Forum as a showcase for business leaders and investors. This year...

Poland Ends Deal to Receive Russian Gas after Rouble Dispute
Poland Ends Deal to Receive Russian Gas after Rouble Dispute

Poland said on Monday it had terminated its agreement with Russia to receive Russian gas via the Yamal pipeline, after Warsaw rejected a demand to...

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.

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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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