Tag Archive: Bank of Canada (BoC)

Canada: New Housing Price Index, June 2018

New home prices increased in June, marking the first upward movement since November 2017. New Housing Price Index, monthly change Nationally, new house prices edged up 0.1% in June, largely due to rising construction costs across the country. The cost…
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Turkish lira loses another 3%

Thursday August 9: Five things the markets are talking about The geopolitical tension theme continues to dominate capital markets, now that China has responded to the U.S’s tariff onslaught with additional tariffs of its own. In currencies, the market is…
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Saudi Arabia sells off Canadian assets, loonie falls

It’s being reported by FT that the Saudi’s are selling off Canadian assets in response to Ottawa’s criticism of the arrest of a female activist last week. Apparently, the Saudi central bank and state pension funds have been instructed to…
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Politics takes down the pound

Wednesday August 8: Five things the markets are talking about Trade concerns continue to hover over capital markets. Yesterday, the U.S indicated that it will begin imposing another +25% duties on an additional +$16B in Chinese imports beginning in a…
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Cannot keep the ‘big’ dollar down

The European and Asian sessions were happy to book ‘long’ dollar profits, but North America has decided to renew their acquaintance with the dollar bulls. A lack of major economic data releases and a stabilizing Chinese yuan overnight provided a…
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Dollar rally takes a time out

Tuesday August 7: Five things the markets are talking about Most global equities found traction overnight as earnings season continues, helping support investor sentiment against a backdrop of trade worries and geopolitical concerns. The trend for a rising U.S dollar…
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Canada: International merchandise trade, June 2018

Canada’s merchandise trade deficit with the world narrowed from $2.7 billion in May to $626 million in June, the smallest deficit since January 2017. Total exports increased 4.1%, mainly on higher exports of energy products and aircraft. Total imports edged…
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NFP could lift dollar higher

Friday August 3: Five things the markets are talking about President Trump’s unpredictability on trade is keeping capital markets on the back foot and a theme that is not expected to change anytime soon. The ‘big’ dollar remains better bid…
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BoE hike a close call

Thursday August 2: Five things the markets are talking about The Bank of England is more likely than not to hike interest rates +25 bps to +0.75% this morning (07:00 am EDT), but this has only recently become a closer…
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FOMC : Pardon the interruption

FOMC: Pardon the interruption The FOMC interlude was even less of an event than expected but that belies some of the headline risk creeping back into play, as the market has been waiting for a Whitehouse press release on China…
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