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  • U.S. COVID-19 Stimulus Package And Government Response

    United States Government As the world's largest economy, the U.S. has been at the forefront of taking the initiative to help its citizens and businesses survive financially during the shutdown and help them get back on their feet afterward. The main action taken by the government was the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a more than US$2 trillion economic relief package that includes several important programs and…

  • How Would A Trump Re-Election Impact The Markets?

    From a financial historian's perspective, 2020 will go down as one of the most active years in the modern era. A number of events sent the capital markets into a state of flux, namely the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Amid the presence of COVID-19 and subsequent economic shutdown, the world's currency, commodity, debt and equity markets experienced unprecedented volatility. Governments and central banking authorities took dramatic steps to stem the tides…

  • Canadian Banking System

    The Canadian banking system is generally considered to be one of the safest in the world. According to Global Finance magazine's annual listing of the world's safest banks based on their credit ratings, eight Canadian banks ranked in the top 40 in 2019, including those ranked 11 through 13. Canadian banks captured the top six positions in the ranking of the safest banks in North America. Regulation One of the…

  • Australian Banking System

    The Australian financial system is regulated by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), which oversees "authorised deposit-taking institutions" such as banks, building societies and credit unions. It also regulates insurance companies and "superannuation," or pension, funds. APRA was created by the Australian government on 1 July 1998. The agency is tasked with "maintaining the safety and soundness of financial institutions, so that the community can have confidence that they will…

  • How Does A Recession Impact Interest Rates?

    During periods of economic expansion and contraction, interest rates are key components of the prevailing dynamic. They either directly or indirectly impact many facets of lending, business development and consumption. Accordingly, central banking authorities such as the United States Federal Reserve (FED), Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and European Central Bank (ECB) are tasked with regulating interest rates, thereby promoting pricing stability. Interest Rate Valuations An interest rate is the…

  • Are Eskom’s Troubles Impacting The South African Economy?

    Eskom is a 100% state-owned electricity company that provides energy to greater South Africa (SA). Featuring 30 power plants and a nominal generating capacity of 44,172 megawatts (MW), Eskom services 6.2 million direct customers.. Given its massive size and government-sponsored status, the utility conglomerate is the backbone of South Africa's energy infrastructure. Unfortunately for the country's economy, Eskom has fallen on hard times. Widespread corruption, rising operational costs and staggering…

  • A Guide To COVID-19 Stimulus Packages

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic chaos, governments and central banks around the world have created and rolled out dozens of financial rescue and economic stimulus plans to shield individuals and businesses affected by the lockdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Below, you can find links to our guides covering major countries' responses to the pandemic, both by the governments and their central banks. We will…

  • How COVID-19 Pandemic Caused A Global Recession

    What Is A Recession? When a country's economy grows, its citizens benefit as the value of services and goods increases—namely the gross domestic product (GDP). By contrast, when a country faces a period of economic decline there is a marked reduction of trade and industrial production. When this happens across two quarters, the overall GDP declines, and the economy is said to be in a recession. History Of Global Recessions…

  • How World Events Impact The Japanese Yen

    Established as the official currency of Japan by the Meiji government in 1871, the yen (ISO code: JPY ¥) is the third-most used currency in the world. With a long history of zero interest rates and little effect on the stimulation of the economy, the yen has been the world's biggest investor, and the preferred Asian reserve currency for decades. In the Japanese Edo era, a central bank had not…

  • 10 Largest U.K. Companies By Market Cap

    The most important stock index in the U.K. is the FTSE 100, which tracks the performance of the 100 largest companies in the country based on market capitalisation. The index, which is pronounced commonly as the "Footsie 100," was created in January 1984. At that time, its baseline value was established at 1,000 points, although stock prices were calculated retroactively back to 1969. In this article, we cover the 10…

  • Australian Real Estate Investment Trusts

    What Is An Australian Real Estate Investment Trust? Australian real estate investment trusts (A-REITs) are funds that give individuals the opportunity to invest in large income-producing commercial properties that are usually available only to large institutions. A-REITs include properties that are located in Australia as well as funds open to Australians that invest internationally. REITs (pronounced "reetz") in general can be bought and sold like regular stocks or in mutual…

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