Tag Archive: Central Bank Watch

Geopolitical Tensions Moderate Ahead of US Jobs Week

The US dollar was up against majors pairs on Friday ahead of the release of employment data in America. On a weekly basis the greenback gained against the CAD, EUR and GBP but lost ground against the JPY, AUD and…
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Fed Minutes to Drive Market as Trade Concerns Recede

The US dollar is mixed ahead of the release of the minutes from May’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. The central bank held rates unchanged but there is almost 100 probability of a 25 basis points rate hike at…
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US Futures Higher on Easing Trade War Fears

Reduced Chinese Tariffs Further List Sentiment in Markets US futures are pointing to another higher open on Tuesday, building on Monday’s strong gains and benefiting from an apparent easing in trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies. The postponement…
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Dollar Rises Amid Italian Coalition and China-US Trade Uncertainty

The US dollar appreciated against major rival currencies on Friday. The dollar rally is back on after the two of the largest parties in Italy agreed to form a coalition government and Japanese inflation retreated. Although there is no plan…
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US and Oil Data Eyed as Italy Nears Populist Rule

US Data in Focus After Encouraging Retail Sales Figures US futures are flat ahead of the open on Wall Street on Wednesday, as we await a number of data points from the world’s largest economy and Italy closes in on…
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I’m a believer

I’m a believer The promising US Retail sales data left a resound footprint on global markets as US consumers are loosening their purse strings, but perhaps more important from an investor perspective, the data speaks directly and plainly while providing…
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A crowded tale of the tape

A crowded tale of the tape Global equity markets revelled in their most favourable showing since early March after clement CPI  figures led to hopes of a Goldilocks economy in the US. But as senescent as this view is becoming, with…
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EM Asia :Let the chips fall where they may

EM Asia: Let the chips fall where they may Malaysia  Attention will be focused on the Malaysian onshore markets this morning after PM Mahathir coalition triggered the circuit breakers and imposed a cooling off period for cash markets by declaring the two-day…
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Dollar Ends Rally Awaiting US Retail Sales Data

The US dollar rally lost momentum during the week and recorded its third day of depreciation versus other major pairs. The USD continues to gain versus emerging market currencies as more signs of a global growth slowdown appear. The US…
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