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Dr. Mike Campbell is a British scientist and freelance writer. Mike got his doctorate in Ghent, Belgium and has worked in Belgium, France, Monaco and Austria since leaving the UK. As a writer, he specialises in business, science, medicine and environmental subjects.

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IMF To Approve Argentinian Loan
The IMF has given provisional clearance to a loan to Argentina worth $50 billion over a three-year period. The agreement requires the approval of the board of the IMF, but this should be a formality.
Fuelling Inflation?
Recent strengthening of the price of crude oil, priced in US Dollars, together with post-Brexit referendum weakness of the Pound has been blamed for an increase in the forecourt prices motorists and hauliers use in the UK for diesel and petrol.
EU Faces US Steel Tariffs
The Americans under Trump are about to embark on a myopic, ill-advised and probably self-harming bout of trade disputes with allies and antagonists alike.
Forex Week In Review - Monday, May 28
Last week was a mixed affair for the world’s major stock markets with US markets gaining whilst all the other major markets closed below the previous week’s mark.
Turkish Lira Recovers From Record Greenback Low
The Turkish Lira has rallied against the US Dollar and other major currencies following an interest rate increase. The central bank took action to stop the Lira from further losses against the Dollar by rising interest rates from 13.5% to 16.5%.
Japanese Economy Contracts
The Japanese economy has come to the end of its best period of sustained economic expansion since the 1980s.
US Job Creation Slows In April
The running average for job creation for the months of January, February and March 2018 in the USA came in at about 208000.
Argentina In Talks With IMF
With interest rates at a dizzying 40% and inflation at 25.6%, one might say that the Argentinian economy is in a high fever as the nation’s leadership try to impose market reforms, cut government spending and end protectionism.
Donald Trump Oil Whisperer?
The benchmark Brent Crude has been trading fractionally above $75 per barrel before falling back.
Carney: Rate Rise Only A Question Of Time
The UK economy has not benefitted from the recent upturn in the global economy to the same extent as other highly developed economies as a result of Brexit uncertainty, according to the Governor of the Bank of England.
UK Housing Market Slows
RICS measures the confidence in the UK property market in a fairly simplistic manner by comparing the number of surveyors reporting rising prices against those seeing declining sales prices.
US Job Creation Stutters In March
According to the US Department of Labor, March saw a dramatic cut-back in the number of jobs created over the previous months.
US Trade Deficit Grows - 06 April 2018
According to figures released by the US Department of Commerce, the US trade deficit with the rest of the world opened up to $57.6 billion in February, the largest monthly deficit seen since 2008. The deficit was wider than predicted.
Uncertainty Hits UK Car Sales
Across Europe, the sale of new vehicles continues to grow with new vehicle sales in Germany and Spain predicted to increase by 4 and 4.7%, respectively this year.
UK Predicted To Become Slowest Growing Major Economy In 2018
The Brexit decision in 2016 has plunged the UK into economic uncertainty (even before the country actually leaves the EU) and this is having an effect on the nation’s growth at a time when global demand is strengthening.
Hard Brexit Would Be Catastrophic To UK Car Industry
On the day on which the PM is supposed to clarify her Brexit ambitions and call on the country to “come together”, a parliamentary committee report has highlighted the dangers of a “no deal” scenario could risk the future of UK car production.
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