merkel

While most of the recent market attention has been on the political situation in Italy, the political environment in Germany has been bubbling over. The historic alliance between the German CDU party (of Chancellor Merkel) and the Bavarian CSU party has become strained to the point of breaking over diverging views on migration policy. CSU Break...

2018-06-20 James Harte Read more
Government Shutdown

Deadlock Dissolves Following a tense three days of deadlocked negotiations, the market was relieved today to hear that President Trump has now signed a spending bill, agreed upon by both the democrats and republicans. Bringing to an end the three-day government shutdown that had been running since last Friday. With the government having fail...

2018-03-20 James Harte Read more