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April 19-21, 2015
ICTF's Global Credit Professionals Symposium
The Ritz-Carlton (A Four Season's Hotel) -
Chicago
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May 10-12, 2015
ICTF's International Credit Professionals Symposium
Lisbon Marriott Hotel - Lisbon, Portugal
 
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October 18-20, 2015
ICTF's International Credit Professionals Symposium
Waldorf Astoria Hotel -
Berlin, Germany

November 15-17, 2015
ICTF's Annual Global Trade Symposium
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel -
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

"The educational content and intellectual capacity contained within ICTF is astounding and surpasses any of the groups I have attended in the past."

"ICTF conferences bring together some of the most sophisticated international credit professionals, creating an extraordinary environment to share and learn the latest international best practices."

"If your company is involved with international business, ICTF is a must join organization. ICTF is the superior international group and it stands shoulders above any other organization that may attempt to fill the International business needs.”

The Dirty "D" Word - April 2015

Those of us who have been around long enough can remember countless instances when inflation, in one country or another, reached take-off speed and assumed hyper-proportions, ultimately forcing the authorities to take painful steps to get the monetary erosion back under control. In those days, inflation was the bugbear. When it began to ebb, disinflation was a welcome phenomenon. And when prices no longer just rose less but actually declined, this was the hoped-for victory signal.

But somewhere along the line mainstream economists began to use the dreaded "d" word. Disinflation became deflation, and suddenly it was the ultimate threat. Declining prices became a terrible scourge that has to be avoided at all cost. Hence the massive money printing program that the US Federal Reserve ended only recently. Hence the unprecedented wave of asset purchases that the European Central Bank is currently unleashing in the hope that it will turn slipping consumer prices around and create 2% inflation.  READ MORE>>

 

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