Tag Archive: APAC Market Corner

The winds of a trade war are howling

The winds of a trade war are howling The winds of a trade war are howling as a tariff -induced polar vortex has frozen out investors dead in their tracks. It’s been an intense 24 hours of attrition which has…
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World Cup effect weighing on volumes

World Cup effect weighing on volumes Volumes are running low confirming the World Cup effect, but the lack of any substantial data has also contributed to the downturn in volume. Equity Market Risk off sentiment continues to dog equity markets…
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Mario Draghi , the master of the dark art of central bank communiqué

Mario Draghi, the master of the dark art of central bank  communiqué After last week’s dramatic price action dubbed “the biggest week of the year” we have another potpourri of events to side-track from the World Cup games this week….
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The Euro is circling the drain

The Euro is circling the drain Instead of a major roadblock, the ECB was a significant catalyst for the US dollar. And it is tough to argue against the intensity of the EUR downside move as the ECB didn’t just…
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Back to the drawing board 

Back to the drawing board  Despite a hawkish  Fed hike last night the USD failed to rally. Without reading too much into the usual FOMC exercise in verbal gymnastics. The USD dollar couldn’t find a grip above near-term resistance after …
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It’s showtime !

Enough with the speculation and all the teasers, it’s showtime!chil Not surprisingly it was a quiet session overnight despite the abundance of commentary and conjecture for today’s Trump-Kim Summit. FX interbank tapes indicated a staggering -45 % drop in electronic…
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MARKETS BRACE FOR “BUSIEST WEEK OF THE YEAR”( BFM Radio 89.9 KL)

MARKETS BRACE FOR “BUSIEST WEEK OF THE YEAR” Stephen Innes, Head of Trading in Asia-Pacific, OANDA, Singapore Also, Friday marks the deadline for the White House to finalise a list of tariffs on Chinese goods. Stephen outlines how market expectations…
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Calm before chaos but more likely the fear of the unknown.

Calm before chaos but more likely the fear of the unknown. But one thing that we do know for sure is the president’s uncontrollable need to defend his status is more apparent than any strategy when comes to bilateral trade…
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Market Scuttlebutt 

Market Scuttlebutt There’s a high level of circumspection associated with this weekend’s G7 meeting as President Trump prepares to enter the G-7 lion’s den. Usually, a non-event for markets but with all the focus on escalating trade tensions amongst long-standing…
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