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To achieve its main goal which is making sense of data, the main objectives of the ECMRC are to:
  1. Analyze and interpret the international macroeconomic environment focusing on several key G7 economic indicators (GDP, employment report, CPI, PPI, retail sales, industrial production, home sales, durable goods orders, trade balance, and inventories...), while placing each indicator in the context of the business cycle in order to better understand seemingly contradictory market reactions to newly released indicators.
  2. Investigate the role of major Central Banks monetary policy (Fed, ECB, BoE, and BoJ) in the world's financial markets, as well as the government fiscal policy.
  3. Observe and predict the fluctuations of the currencies in the forex market as a result to economic indicators, monetary and fiscal policy decisions.

We provide strategic advice based on our analysis of anticipated key market developments. We also present up-to-date information on G7 and BRIC macroeconomic and capital markets developments. In addition, we analyze economic, political and social trends in these countries.
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