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Investopedia
Top 3 Switzerland ETFs (EWL,HEWL,FSZ)Swiss exchange-traded funds (ETFS) provide exposure to small-, mid- and large-c
Top 3 Switzerland ETFs (EWL,HEWL,FSZ)
Investopedia / Posted 4 hours ago
Swiss exchange-traded funds (ETFS) provide exposure to small-, mid- and large-cap stocks that trade on the SIX Swiss Exchange. Switzerland is one of the largest and strongest economies in Europe, and is still rated AAA by Standard &; Poor's Credit... Read more
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Swissinfo
SNB names PostFinance fifth ‘too big to fail’ bankIt is only permitted to use a hyperlink to specific SWI swissinfo.ch content on
SNB names PostFinance fifth ‘too big to fail’ bank
Swissinfo / Posted 9 hours ago
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Swissinfo
Swiss Central Bank Names PostFinance as Systemically Important(Bloomberg) -- The Swiss National Bank classified state- owned PostFinance AG a
Swiss Central Bank Names PostFinance as Systemically Important
Swissinfo / Posted 10 hours ago
(Bloomberg) -- The Swiss National Bank classified state- owned PostFinance AG as a systemically important lender, adding to the list of large banks including UBS Group AG. The decision was taken after consultation with PostFinance and the Financial... Read more
11h
Market Watch
SNB brings PostFinance under stricter supervisionZURICH--The Swiss National Bank said Tuesday it has added the PostFinance Ltd.
SNB brings PostFinance under stricter supervision
Market Watch / Posted 11 hours ago
ZURICH--The Swiss National Bank said Tuesday it has added the PostFinance Ltd. group of banks to a list of financial institutions that will come under more stringent supervision, the latest move to limit risk in the Alpine country's financial... Read more
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Investopedia
Monday Intel: China, The Fed and Jackson HoleYesterday’s News: This past weekend, the Kansas City Federal Reserve hosted it
Monday Intel: China, The Fed and Jackson Hole
Investopedia / Posted yesterday
Yesterday’s News: This past weekend, the Kansas City Federal Reserve hosted its annual conference at Jackson Hole, attended by Fed governors, central bankers, academics and economists.The main points of concern highlighted at the conference were,... Read more
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Zero Hedge
The Crisis in Which Central Banks Lose Control Has Already BegunFor six years, the world has operated based on faith and hope that Central Bank
The Crisis in Which Central Banks Lose Control Has Already Begun
Zero Hedge / Posted 2 days ago
For six years, the world has operated based on faith and hope that Central Banks somehow fixed the issues that caused the 2008 Crisis. All of the arguments supporting this defied common sense. A 5th grader knows that you cannot solve a debt problem... Read more
3d
Times of Malta
Swiss economy posts surprise growth, skirting recession in Q2Switzerland’s economy unexpectedly grew in the second quarter, skirting a reces
Swiss economy posts surprise growth, skirting recession in Q2
Times of Malta / Posted 3 days ago
Switzerland’s economy unexpectedly grew in the second quarter, skirting a recession as the country’s exporters weathered pressure from a strong franc better than some had expected. The economy grew by 0.2 per cent from the previous quarter, the... Read more
4d
Business Insider
On Saturday, it's all eyes on Jackson HoleFriday marks day two of the Kansas City Fed's Jackson Hole Symposium, which has
On Saturday, it's all eyes on Jackson Hole
Business Insider / Posted 4 days ago
Friday marks day two of the Kansas City Fed's Jackson Hole Symposium, which has become a way for the Fed to communicate future policy. While Fed Chair Janet Yellen will not be part of the event, central bankers from around the world will be on hand.... Read more
4d
Business Insider
10 things you need to know before the opening bellChinese stocks soared. A late surge propelled the Shanghai Composite to a gain
10 things you need to know before the opening bell
Business Insider / Posted 4 days ago
Chinese stocks soared. A late surge propelled the Shanghai Composite to a gain of 4.8%. The index was up 1.9% heading into the final hour of trade before strong buying of small-cap names emerged. The Chinese government was most likely a factor in the... Read more
4d
Zero Hedge
The Complete Jackson Hole ScheduleOver the past several years, the two-day Jackson Hole symposium had garnered a
The Complete Jackson Hole Schedule
Zero Hedge / Posted 4 days ago
Over the past several years, the two-day Jackson Hole symposium had garnered a particular prominence among economists and market watchers as this is where various key inflection points by the Fed were hinted, leaked or announced, including QE2, QE3... Read more
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Swissinfo
Swiss economy avoids recession despite strong francIt is only permitted to use a hyperlink to specific SWI swissinfo.ch content on
Swiss economy avoids recession despite strong franc
Swissinfo / Posted 4 days ago
It is only permitted to use a hyperlink to specific SWI swissinfo.ch content on the website of the party requesting the content or the website of a third party. The framing of content from SWI swissinfo.ch is only allowed if it is unchanged, without... Read more
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Swissinfo
Jackson Hole Journal: Rajan, Kuroda Round Out Exclusive Roster(Bloomberg) -- It’s late August and for many of the world’s leading central ban
Jackson Hole Journal: Rajan, Kuroda Round Out Exclusive Roster
Swissinfo / Posted 4 days ago
(Bloomberg) -- It’s late August and for many of the world’s leading central bankers, that means the start of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Jackson Hole retreat in the Teton mountains of Wyoming. Fed Chair Janet Yellen and European... Read more
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Swissinfo
Strong franc eats away at consumer confidenceIt is only permitted to use a hyperlink to specific SWI swissinfo.ch content on
Strong franc eats away at consumer confidence
Swissinfo / Posted 5 days ago
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5d
Zero Hedge
"I Fear For The Chinese Citizen"Submitted by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog, Look, it’s very
"I Fear For The Chinese Citizen"
Zero Hedge / Posted 5 days ago
Submitted by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog, Look, it’s very clear where I stand on China; I’ve written a lot about it. And not just recently. Nicole Foss, who fully shares my views on the topic, reminded me the other day of a piece... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Is This Where VIX Is Going Next?Personally, I don't know why I continue to waste my time posting here. Based on
Is This Where VIX Is Going Next?
Zero Hedge / Posted 6 days ago
Personally, I don't know why I continue to waste my time posting here. Based on the followimg post I posted yesterday. The vast majority of ZH's especially the veterans here understand fully that there are no more "Bear or Bullish" markets. There's... Read more
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6d
Swissinfo
UBS Rues Volatility Bursts That Don’t Last as China Damps Trades(Bloomberg) -- Currency trading is becoming more difficult due to short-lived b
UBS Rues Volatility Bursts That Don’t Last as China Damps Trades
Swissinfo / Posted 6 days ago
(Bloomberg) -- Currency trading is becoming more difficult due to short-lived bouts of volatility and uncertainty over what China will do next to revive its economy, according to UBS Group AG. While China’s shock devaluation of the yuan this month... Read more
6d
Swissinfo
Swiss Get the Bill for SNB U-Turn as Economy Seen in Recession(Bloomberg) -- The Swiss National Bank may see the fallout from its dramatic po
Swiss Get the Bill for SNB U-Turn as Economy Seen in Recession
Swissinfo / Posted 6 days ago
(Bloomberg) -- The Swiss National Bank may see the fallout from its dramatic policy u-turn delivered in one word this week: recession. Seven months after the central bank scrapped its currency cap, Switzerland is dealing with declining exports,... Read more
6d
Daily FX
FX Macro Musings: August 25th, 2015Macro: Mondays madness really focused on two FX themes that were equally impres
FX Macro Musings: August 25th, 2015
Daily FX / Posted 6 days ago
Macro: Mondays madness really focused on two FX themes that were equally impressive to market participants as the US 30 opening down 1000 points. The EUR & the Emerging Market currencies. Both tell a larger story as to what’s going on with what has... Read more
7d
Zero Hedge
Half Of Emerging Market Stocks Are Now In Bear Territory: The MapThe vast majority of ZH's especially the veterans here understand fully that th
Half Of Emerging Market Stocks Are Now In Bear Territory: The Map
Zero Hedge / Posted 7 days ago
The vast majority of ZH's especially the veterans here understand fully that there are no more "Bear or Bullish" markets. There's only Fascism & Ponzi. "If central banks purchase stocks in order to support equity prices, what is the point of having... Read more
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7d
Zero Hedge
The Most Surprising Thing About China's RRR CutFollowing China's 50bps RRR cut this morning, coupled with a 25 bps easing in d
The Most Surprising Thing About China's RRR Cut
Zero Hedge / Posted 7 days ago
Following China's 50bps RRR cut this morning, coupled with a 25 bps easing in deposit and lending rates, there have been numerous strategist reactions, most of which suggesting what the PBOC did was in response to China's crashing stock market and... Read more
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7d
Zero Hedge
Who the Heck Consumes His Capital?!by Keith Weiner I have been writing about consumption of capital, using the ex
Who the Heck Consumes His Capital?!
Zero Hedge / Posted 7 days ago
by Keith Weiner I have been writing about consumption of capital, using the example of a farmer who sells off his farm to buy groceries. It’s a striking story, because people don’t normally act like this. Of course, there are self-destructive people... Read more
7d
Zero Hedge
Paul Craig Roberts: Central Banks Have Become A Corrupting ForceAuthored by Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler via PaulCraigRoberts.org, Are
Paul Craig Roberts: Central Banks Have Become A Corrupting Force
Zero Hedge / Posted 7 days ago
Authored by Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler via PaulCraigRoberts.org, Are we witnessing the corruption of central banks? Are we observing the money-creating powers of central banks being used to drive up prices in the stock market for the... Read more
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8d
Reuters
Nasdaq poised to launch FX trading platform: top executiveThe Nasdaq logo is etched into glass at the headquarters for the Nasdaq in New
Nasdaq poised to launch FX trading platform: top executive
Reuters / Posted 8 days ago
The Nasdaq logo is etched into glass at the headquarters for the Nasdaq in New York March 3, 2015. COPENHAGEN Nasdaq (NDAQ.O) is poised to launch a platform for foreign exchange trading which it says would make the $5 trillion-a-day global market... Read more
8d
Op-Ed News
Central Banks Have Become A Corrupting ForceAre we witnessing the corruption of central banks? Are we observing the money-c
Central Banks Have Become A Corrupting Force
Op-Ed News / Posted 8 days ago
Are we witnessing the corruption of central banks? Are we observing the money-creating powers of central banks being used to drive up prices in the stock market for the benefit of the mega-rich? These questions came to mind when we learned that the... Read more
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9d
Zero Hedge
Are Stock Markets Setting Up For A New 'Black Monday'?The major U.S. stock market indices finally corrected after a 9-month sideways
Are Stock Markets Setting Up For A New 'Black Monday'?
Zero Hedge / Posted 9 days ago
The major U.S. stock market indices finally corrected after a 9-month sideways trend. The 'big' news this week for stocks was undoubtedly that the four indices all closed below their 200-day moving average, which IS an important breakdown. The key... Read more
11d
Zero Hedge
Russell Napier Lays Out The Trigger For The Next Emerging Market CrisisRussell Napier, independent strategist and founder of the research platform ERI
Russell Napier Lays Out The Trigger For The Next Emerging Market Crisis
Zero Hedge / Posted 11 days ago
Russell Napier, independent strategist and founder of the research platform ERIC, expects a series of defaults in emerging markets following the depreciation. In this environment, the Fed would not increase rates and might even launch another round... Read more
11d
Zero Hedge
AAPL Is No Longer The "Most Important Stock": Presenting The Top 50 Hedge Fund Longs And ShortsEarlier today we observed that in a world in which central banks have implicitl
AAPL Is No Longer The "Most Important Stock": Presenting The Top 50 Hedge Fund Longs And Shorts
Zero Hedge / Posted 11 days ago
Earlier today we observed that in a world in which central banks have implicitly banned risk with their actions over the past 7 years, hedging long exposure is meaningless (and when central banks do lose control, a few shorts will have zero impact... Read more
12d
Swissinfo
NGOs: Not enough done to regulate commoditiesIt is only permitted to use a hyperlink to specific SWI swissinfo.ch content on
NGOs: Not enough done to regulate commodities
Swissinfo / Posted 12 days ago
It is only permitted to use a hyperlink to specific SWI swissinfo.ch content on the website of the party requesting the content or the website of a third party. The framing of content from SWI swissinfo.ch is only allowed if it is unchanged, without... Read more
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Swissinfo
Strong Franc Is a Challenge for Swiss, Economy Minister Says(Bloomberg) -- The strength of the Swiss franc, which is weighing on exports an
Strong Franc Is a Challenge for Swiss, Economy Minister Says
Swissinfo / Posted 12 days ago
(Bloomberg) -- The strength of the Swiss franc, which is weighing on exports and prices, is a challenge for the country, Switzerland’s economy minister said. “It’s a very strong currency. It reflects naturally our political stability, it reflects... Read more
13d
Swissinfo
Strong franc gloom deepens for exportersIt is only permitted to use a hyperlink to specific SWI swissinfo.ch content on
Strong franc gloom deepens for exporters
Swissinfo / Posted 13 days ago
It is only permitted to use a hyperlink to specific SWI swissinfo.ch content on the website of the party requesting the content or the website of a third party. The framing of content from SWI swissinfo.ch is only allowed if it is unchanged, without... Read more
13d
Swissinfo
Losing $51 Billion May Not Matter for Swiss National Bank(Bloomberg Business) -- Losing 50 billion francs ($51 billion) in half a year m
Losing $51 Billion May Not Matter for Swiss National Bank
Swissinfo / Posted 13 days ago
(Bloomberg Business) -- Losing 50 billion francs ($51 billion) in half a year might seem like a big deal, unless you're the Swiss National Bank. For the majority of economists in Bloomberg's monthly survey — 15 of 23 — the record shortfall reported... Read more
18d
Swissinfo
Bears Gang Up on Swiss Franc Over Greek Agreement, Deflation(Bloomberg) -- The tide is turning further against the franc. After the Swiss
Bears Gang Up on Swiss Franc Over Greek Agreement, Deflation
Swissinfo / Posted 18 days ago
(Bloomberg) -- The tide is turning further against the franc. After the Swiss currency reached a seven-month low versus the euro this week, analysts are gaining confidence in predicting further declines, pointing to reduced inflation and the... Read more
19d
Business Insider
It's the Bank of Japan, not the Fed, that might change course because of China's shock devaluationBut the Fed is probably not the major central bank that will pay most attention
It's the Bank of Japan, not the Fed, that might change course because of China's shock devaluation
Business Insider / Posted 19 days ago
But the Fed is probably not the major central bank that will pay most attention to moves in the Chinese currency. There's a good reason to think that the change in the PBoC's approach will have a bigger effect on Japan's monetary decisions than on... Read more
19d
The Malaysian Insider
Singapore dollar pays liquidity price as yuan move shocks Asia Published: 13 August 2015 2:17 PM Singapore’s dollar is tumbling at the fast
Singapore dollar pays liquidity price as yuan move shocks Asia
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 19 days ago
Published: 13 August 2015 2:17 PM Singapore’s dollar is tumbling at the fastest pace since 2001 following China’s shock devaluation as traders use it as a proxy for less- liquid... Read more
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Swissinfo
Swiss 10-Year Yields Touch 7-Month Low as China Fuels Safety Bid(Bloomberg) -- Switzerland’s 10-year government bond yields touched the lowest
Swiss 10-Year Yields Touch 7-Month Low as China Fuels Safety Bid
Swissinfo / Posted 20 days ago
(Bloomberg) -- Switzerland’s 10-year government bond yields touched the lowest level since January as concern that China’s devaluation of the yuan will curb global growth boosted demand for the safest fixed-income securities. Swiss bonds advanced... Read more
20d
Zero Hedge
The Economy is in Liquidation Modeby Keith Weiner If you’re an American over a certain age, you remember roller
The Economy is in Liquidation Mode
Zero Hedge / Posted 20 days ago
by Keith Weiner If you’re an American over a certain age, you remember roller skating rinks (I have no idea if it caught on in other countries). This industry boomed in the 1970’s disco era. However, by the mid 1980’s, the fad was fading. Imagine... Read more
20d
Guardian Unlimited
Market slide as China moves to weaken yuan againBack with China, and the central bank moves seem to be having the desired effec
Market slide as China moves to weaken yuan again
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 20 days ago
Back with China, and the central bank moves seem to be having the desired effect: Angus Campbell, senior analyst at FX Pro said: The renminbi has been one of the most highly controlled currencies in foreign exchange and had a quasi-peg against the... Read more
20d
Zero Hedge
How Much More Faith In Central Banks Is Left?Carry traders just got their fingers burnt by central bankers, again. As Bloom
How Much More Faith In Central Banks Is Left?
Zero Hedge / Posted 20 days ago
Carry traders just got their fingers burnt by central bankers, again. As Bloomberg reports, The People’s Bank of China’s decision to cut its daily reference rate by 1.9 percent triggered the yuan’s biggest one-day drop since the nation ended a... Read more
21d
Swissinfo
Franc Losing Glow With Grexit Fear Subsiding, BNP Paribas Says(Bloomberg) -- The Swiss franc is far less attractive now that the chances are
Franc Losing Glow With Grexit Fear Subsiding, BNP Paribas Says
Swissinfo / Posted 21 days ago
(Bloomberg) -- The Swiss franc is far less attractive now that the chances are lower that Greece exit from the euro, according to BNP Paribas SA. The Greek government reached a deal with its creditors on Tuesday that’s set to unlock 86 billion euros... Read more
21d
Zero Hedge
This Is What Global Currency War Looks Like: A Complete History Of Recent FX InterventionsAfter the dramatic collapse in the SNB's defense of the Swiss Franc peg to the
This Is What Global Currency War Looks Like: A Complete History Of Recent FX Interventions
Zero Hedge / Posted 21 days ago
After the dramatic collapse in the SNB's defense of the Swiss Franc peg to the Euro, there was a period of relative FX peace in which few if any central banks engaged in outright currency intervention (aside from the countless rate cuts so far in... Read more
21d
The Irish Times
Yuan in biggest fall since 1994 after surprise devaluation China’s central bank changes the way it sets yuan midpoint A clerk counts Chi
Yuan in biggest fall since 1994 after surprise devaluation
The Irish Times / Posted 21 days ago
China’s central bank changes the way it sets yuan midpoint A clerk counts Chinese 100 yuan banknotes at a branch of China Construction Bank in Hai’an, Jiangsu province The yuan suffered its... Read more
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Zero Hedge
China "Loses Battle Over Yuan", And Now The Global Currency War BeginsAlmost exactly seven months ago, on January 15, the Swiss National Bank shocked
China "Loses Battle Over Yuan", And Now The Global Currency War Begins
Zero Hedge / Posted 21 days ago
Almost exactly seven months ago, on January 15, the Swiss National Bank shocked the world when it admitted defeat in a long-standing war to keep the Swiss Franc artificially weak, and after a desperate 3 year-long gamble, which included loading up... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Central Europe looking a tranquil port in emerging markets storm Published: 10 August 2015 11:52 PM Central Europe imports most of its oil an
Central Europe looking a tranquil port in emerging markets storm
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 22 days ago
Published: 10 August 2015 11:52 PM Central Europe imports most of its oil and metals so the price drop is a boon. – Reuters pic, August 10, 2015.With purring economies that have few... Read more
22d
Swissinfo
Swiss Franc Drops to Weakest Since SNB Removed Cap Against Euro(Bloomberg) -- Switzerland’s franc fell to its weakest level since the central
Swiss Franc Drops to Weakest Since SNB Removed Cap Against Euro
Swissinfo / Posted 22 days ago
(Bloomberg) -- Switzerland’s franc fell to its weakest level since the central bank unexpectedly removed its exchange- rate ceiling in January. It dropped for a fifth day against Europe’s shared currency and slipped against 12 of its 16 major peers... Read more
22d
Evening Standard
IG loses finance chief Chris Hill as he heads to Hargreaves LansdownThe UK’s biggest spread-betting company is now in the market for a new finance
IG loses finance chief Chris Hill as he heads to Hargreaves Lansdown
Evening Standard / Posted 22 days ago
The UK’s biggest spread-betting company is now in the market for a new finance director as well as a chief executive after its top bean-counter quit. Chris Hill has been IG Group’s chief financial officer for four years but will move to the same... Read more
22d
Market Watch
SNB sees no reason to change rate policy: officialZURICH--The Swiss National Bank sees no reason to change its interest-rate poli
SNB sees no reason to change rate policy: official
Market Watch / Posted 22 days ago
ZURICH--The Swiss National Bank sees no reason to change its interest-rate policy, and the current negative rate level is achieving the desired effect of weakening the Swiss franc, which remains "strongly overvalued," central bank Vice Chairman Fritz... Read more
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Zero Hedge
"They'll Blame Physical Gold Holders For The Failure Of Monetary Policies" Marc Faber Explains EverythingSubmitted by Johannes Maierhofer and Peter Matay via Marcopolis.net, In this e
"They'll Blame Physical Gold Holders For The Failure Of Monetary Policies" Marc Faber Explains Everything
Zero Hedge / Posted 22 days ago
Submitted by Johannes Maierhofer and Peter Matay via Marcopolis.net, In this exclusive interview with Marcopolis.net Marc Faber covers it all: from commodities and China to the outlook on inflation, the Euro and gold. According to him the global... Read more
23d
Business Standard India
Swiss National Bank hikes exposure to Indian companiesIronically coincides with a loss of about 10% in its nearly $ 60-mn Indian port
Swiss National Bank hikes exposure to Indian companies
Business Standard India / Posted 23 days ago
Ironically coincides with a loss of about 10% in its nearly $ 60-mn Indian portfolioIT giant Infosys and auto major Tata Motors have joined an elite league of global behemoths like Apple,... Read more
23d
Zero Hedge
Dollar Outlook and Currency RotationThe US dollar posted gains against all the major currencies over the past week
Dollar Outlook and Currency Rotation
Zero Hedge / Posted 23 days ago
The US dollar posted gains against all the major currencies over the past week save the Australian and New Zealand dollars. The Reserve Bank of Australia appears to have moved to a more neutral stance on rates, relying on the currency to provide the... Read more
24d
Reuters UK Edition
Swiss National Bank still ready to intervene - Zurbruegg in paperThe Swiss National Bank (SNB) building is seen in Bern January 21, 2015. ZURIC
Swiss National Bank still ready to intervene - Zurbruegg in paper
Reuters UK Edition / Posted 24 days ago
The Swiss National Bank (SNB) building is seen in Bern January 21, 2015. ZURICH Switzerland's central bank is still ready to step into currency markets if needed to rein in the Swiss franc, policymaker Fritz Zurbruegg told a newspaper, calling the... Read more
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