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2015

Interest Rates and Excuses

December 29, 2015 // Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany - German

<i>The change in interest rates doesn't come at the greatest time for the American economy. The administration and Congress are now accountable.</i> Rarely has a meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board been given as much attention as the current one. Unable to return to its former strength since [before] the [Read more]

The United States Faces the Nomination of Trump

December 29, 2015 // La Nación - Argentina - Spanish

After the bloody terrorist episodes in Paris and San Bernardino, California, North Americans are visibly anxious, and today they fear they may face new terrorist attacks on their soil like nothing since Sept. 11, 2001. Strictly speaking, according to recent public opinion polls, 44 percent of Americans consider it very [Read more]

The Dollar: A Welcome Return to Orthodoxy

December 29, 2015 // Le Monde - France - French

Free money is finished, at least in the United States. And good riddance. The U.S. Federal Reserve decided as of Wednesday, Dec. 16 to raise interest rates by a quarter of a point. From now on, American banks will be lending at a rate between 0.25 and 0.5 percent. This increase will be followed by other progressive [Read more]
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