UBS, like a goat sheds wintry wool,
Needs no backstop, finds strength in bull.
Far from shelter, in proud takeover's dance,
A new partnership with Credit Suisse at a glance.

As sunshine lifts after fog's concealing,
UK economy, the rabbit, starts revealing.
The prospect springs of interest's rise,
In the burrow of BOE such strategy lies.

Metals falter, snails in the summer drought,
Rising dollar causes their clout to flout.
Gold lies flat, under London's morning gale,
Weak demand in China tells a tale.

by Guillemette de Ventadour

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