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2014 another successful year for Hedge fund managers

The Hedge fund managers or “smart money”, as they often like to be called, have closed one of the best years in terms of performance. Effectively these funds are becoming bigger and bigger and maintaining a respectable performance is becoming harder and harder. In year 2014 is estimated that these funds manage more than $3...

The end of the Swiss bank secrecy

Today’s agreement between the European Commission and the government of the small country is not the first of its genre. We have seen similar agreements also in the past between different countries of the EU and the Swiss government. This time it seems to be a little different. According to the official statement released by...

Deflation in the UK

It’s since 1960 that deflation hasn’t appeared in the UK. Data released Tuesday by the national statistic institute tell us that deflation is back. The consumer price index fell 0.1 % in April compared with the same month of year 2014. This fact seems to be really strange at the first look. By now there...

Recession in the eastern Europe will finish

Recession in the Eastern Europe will finish

The last visit of the secretary of state Mr. John Kerry is a good chance for the Eastern Europe to get out from the terrible situation in which it is. In our outlook there are high probabilities that Mr. Putin Is going to take this chance that has been offered by the West. Russia and...

Greece pays its debt

Greece pays its debt

From a macro point of view it doesn’t change many things but today’s payment by Greece to the IMF has positively surprised the markets. Varoufakis now looks a nice face. In fact the government of the most indebted country in the West is going to pay tomorrow $750 mln to the IMF. Many investors for...