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Iran is finally free of Western sanctions. The sanctions imposed by the USA and its Western allies regarding the Iranian nuclear program no longer exist, which gives Iran an opportunity to return to the global market of crude oil as a major player.
This year, the global economy is going to be seriously affected by the economic slowdown in China, which is the world’s second-largest economy after the USA. This is what the IMF’s chief economist thinks on the matter. During his interview to IMF Survey, he said that the global economy is going to be seriously influenced by emerging markets, including China as the major one.
Some experts believe that the economic slowdown in China may indirectly affect the political and economic situation in Russia. While, the international community is watching the escalation of the conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Russia is one of those who may benefit from the conflict in the Middle East.
The Fed’s interest rate hike has put an end to the era of super-cheap money in the USA. For other countries including Russia, this means tougher competition for foreign loans and investments. A lot has been said about the Fed’s money printing within the scope of QE as well as about low interest rates. The Federal Reserve ended QE more than 12 months ago. However, the decision to start raising the interest rates was a truly major event for the international community. The decision to raise the interest rate for the first time in 9 years was made on December 16, 2015.
The USSR once had an ambitious goal to outpace the USA in every single aspect. Today’s Russia doesn’t even try to speak about it. Russian politicians are only touching upon some historical and geopolitical missions as well as human spirituality. Apparently, Russia want’s to be a superpower in the modern world.
It is reported that the Fed’s FOMC members are still at odds over the idea of increasing the interest rates as promised. We remind you that the FOMC meeting is going to take place just in a few days (less than a week).
Dow Jones, the U.S. stock index embracing the USA’s 30 biggest companies, has rallied fro he first time since August 19th. At this point, it is up by 619 points or 3,95% (16185,51 points). By the way, this is the biggest daily gain since 2001, Masterforex-V Academy reports.