Tsipras narrowly wins confidence vote, risks early election

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has narrowly won a confidence vote on Wednesday night, averting a snap elections. However, the stability of his government could be at risk. Tsipras’ government won the vote with 151 lawmakers, out of 300, supporting him. The Greek government was thrown into this uncertainty after its coalition partner resigned last week […]

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Hungary’s new slave law risks first general strike since fall of communism

Since re-entering office in 2010, Orban has frequently sought to wrest control of previously independent institutions; curbing judicial independence, restricting news media freedom and plurality and attacking academic organizations. Last year, the European Parliament voted to bring disciplinary proceedings against Hungary for putting the rule of law at risk. “The protests matter to Hungary, and […]

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Use these investments to ride out market volatility, but beware risks

Many investors who invest in alternative mutual or exchange-trade funds lose out by trying to time their investments. “It’s so easy to cash out after a year of bad performance,” Glassman said. “They buy in after it does well and they cash out after it’s done poorly.” If you invest in one of these strategies, […]

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ECB caught between economic risks and QE exit 

Francois Lenoir | Reuters European Central Bank President Mario Draghi testifies before the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in Brussels, Belgium September 24, 2018.  The European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has to tread a fine line once again as he gives his latest update on euro area monetary policy on Thursday. While […]

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