Elections and referendums could fundamentally shift the political landscape, triggering sudden capital flows and market volatility, compounding difficulties for a bloc already weighed down by weak growth and vulnerabilities to rising interest rates and yields, the European Central Bank said in an unusually downbeat report. Source: Reuters
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Norway’s sovereign wealth fund hit $1 trillion for the first time on Tuesday, driven higher by climbing stock markets and a weaker U.S. dollar. Source: Bloomberg
Finland, a first-rate place in which to be a mother, has registered the lowest number of newborns in nearly 150 years. The birth rate has been falling steadily since the start of the decade, and there’s little to suggest a reversal in the trend. Source: Bloomberg
A text claiming the burning of the technical premises of the gendarmerie of Grenoble was published at 1 pm this Thursday on an internet platform close to anti-capitalist circles. The authors of this claim make explicit reference to the trial that is currently taking place in Paris. Nine people are in fact tried by the criminal court in the case of the attack of a patrol of police officers and the burning of their car, in May 2016, in the margin of an unauthorized demonstration. Source Ledauphine