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Monday, July 21

21st Jul - Continued Ukrainian hiccups

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The European Union’s Strange Path to Picking LeadersNYT
If “Europe’s Got Talent” were a television show, it would have been taken off the air years ago as a slow-motion contest rigged to reward mediocrity.

Towards a more stable European monetary unionECB
Speech by Dr Jens Weidmann, President of the Deutsche Bundesbank, at the Madrid Stock Exchange, Madrid, 18 July 2014.

IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation – IMF
Article IV Consultation-Staff Report, Press Release and Statement – IMF
Germany: Selected Issues – IMF

4 years later, Dodd-Frank is still only halfway implemented – WaPo
Barney Frank to Testify on Dodd-Frank on Wednesday – WSJ
5 Ways Dodd-Frank Is Reshaping Wall Street – WSJ

Daily Central BanksWSJ
Hilsenrath’s Take: Why the World Still Loves U.S. Treasury Debt * Dodd-Frank Still Unfinished * Swiss and Chinese Central Banks Agree on a Currency-swap Deal * Lagarde Says ECB Should Keep Loose Policy as Recovery Weak

The stock market has reached “a permanently high plateau” (if the Fed does not mess up again…)Market Monetarist

The leadership surprise in this bull cycleHumble Student

Blogs review: The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnershipvoxeu

Steen's Chronicle: War & MarketsTradingFloor
Prepare for less growth, less certainty and more geopolitical risk * Crude oil price is simplest proxy for geopolitical risk * Wars reflect a world where growth is low and energy expensive