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COLUMN-China's spiraling pork prices and global markets: James Saft
Reuters
May 5 (Reuters) - The forces that prompted China to tap its strategic pork reserve may explain more than just the price of pig in Beijing.
Related: Iron ore below $60 as China frenzy cools
FT
Speculation on a pick-up in construction wanes following pressure from exchanges and regulators
 
ECB should change course before too late
FT
Bank should consider reversing its policy of negative interest rates, writes David Folkerts-Landau
 
Brexit poses visa threat to EU workers
FT
Study presents challenge to Leave campaigners to show how they would protect the economy
 
How Saudi Arabia Is Killing Off OPEC
jstelzer / Fiscal Times
© Charles Platiau / Reuters By Dmitry Zhdannikov and Rania El Gamal,ReutersMay 5, 2016 As OPEC officials gathered this week to formulate a long-term strategy, few in the room expected the discussions would end without a clash. But even the most jaded delegates got more than they had bargained with. ...
Related: Iran Is Back, But Is Its Oil Surge Sustainable?
Christopher Helman / Forbes
The onetime pariah is now open for business, but can it keep up the oil exports?
Related: Oil firms have 10 years to change strategy or face 'short, brutish end'
Terry Macalister Energy editor / Guardian
Business models employed by multinationals such as Shell and BP are no longer fit for purpose, warns energy expert International oil companies such as Shell and BP must completely change their business model or face a "nasty, brutish and short" end within 10 years, one of Britain's most influential energy ...
 
Technical Weakness Is Spreading Through the Stock Market
Andrew / Fiscal Times
iStockphoto Anthony MirhaydariMay 5, 2016 Stocks opened higher Thursday, but with four days of losses in the last five sessions, U.S. equities have been threatening a breakdown and their first significant selloff in six months. There is no single catalyst for the recent bout of weakness, just a combination of ...
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EM bonds at crossroads after rally
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Demand for the debt is strong despite its credit rating hitting a six-year low
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The Government Just Did Something Really Smart
josh / Fiscal Times
Getty Images/Joe Readle David DayenMay 5, 2016 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the best new federal agency in decades (and, yes, I have a ranking order), just did something so simple, so intuitive and yet so rare in modern policymaking. It banned a harmful activity. It didn't force disclosure, empowering ...
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The Fed's new global mandate is not without risk
Alexander Friedman / Guardian
If the US Federal Reserve feels beholden to financial markets, the risk of sharper rate hikes will increase "There are only two tragedies in life," Oscar Wilde once wrote. "One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it." As the US Federal Reserve inches closer to ...
 
Abe vows to respond to excessive foreign exchange volatility
Japan Times
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday he was ready to respond to excessive currency moves if needed, adding that he may raise the issue of foreign exchange volatility at a meeting of Group of Seven leaders in Japan later this month. With the yen having strengthened about 12 percent this ...
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Protest never changes anything? Look at how TTIP has been derailed | Owen Jones
Owen Jones / Guardian
People power has taken on big business over this transatlantic stitch-up and looks like winning. We should all be inspired For those of us who want societies run in the interests of the majority rather than unaccountable corporate interests, this era can be best defined as an uphill struggle. So ...
 
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The Government Just Did Something Really Smart
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Technical Weakness Is Spreading Through the Stock Market
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How Saudi Arabia Is Killing Off OPEC
Fiscal Times
Abe vows to respond to excessive foreign exchange volatility
Japan Times
EM bonds at crossroads after rally
FT
Brexit poses visa threat to EU workers
FT
ECB should change course before too late
FT
COLUMN-China's spiraling pork prices and global markets: James Saft
Reuters
The Fed's new global mandate is not without risk
Guardian
Fed's Bullard says options are open for possible June rate hike
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