Archive for Economics & Fundamentals – Page 2

Risk appetite in check as geo-political tensions rise

By Orbex Blog Daily Forex Market Preview, 16/04/2018 The U.S. dollar was seen trading mixed on Friday with lack of any clear fundamentals moving the markets. The overall theme as well as the risk appetite was somewhat mixed. On the economic front, the Eurozone trade balance data released last week showed a moderate increase to […]

Investors unmoved by Syria attack

Article by ForexTime Heading into the new trading week, investors across different asset classes feared that the U.S.-led strike on Syria would become the new catalyst to sell risk assets. However, Saturday’s operation, that also included the U.K. and France was a limited one, and intended to be a one-off as President Trump declared ‘mission […]

This week in monetary policy: Kazakhstan, Israel, Canada and Indonesia

By CentralBankNews.info      This week – April 15 through April 21 – central banks from 4 countries or jurisdictions are scheduled to decide on monetary policy: Kazakhstan, Israel, Canada and Indonesia.     Following table includes the name of the country, the date of the next policy decision, the current policy rate, the result of […]

Shocking Chinese Economic Data Points Will Disrupt Markets

By TheTechnicalTraders.com We, at Technical Traders Ltd., believe recent data released by China presents traders with a huge opportunity over the next 6~18 months. Recently released Chinese economic market data points to a general market disruption in regards to trade values, import/export data and loan/debt risk.  As reported by Reuters and Business Insider, the continued crackdown on Shadow Banking […]

Markets sensitive to geopolitical tensions, Gold dips

Article by ForexTime It has certainly been another volatile and unpredictable trading week for financial markets, as heightened geopolitical tensions have left investors on edge. President Donald Trump’s market shaking tweets have not helped matters, with global equity markets violently whipsawing in recent days. As the trading month progresses, global risk appetite is poised to […]

Dovish ECB minutes pull euro lower

By Orbex Blog Daily Forex Market Preview, 13/04/2018 The euro currency was seen extending the declines on the day after the ECB meeting minutes provided to be more dovish than expected. The minutes released yesterday saw officials downplaying the change to the ECB’s monetary policy statement. The central bank cited risks from the global trade […]

Singapore tightens policy to curb rising inflation

By CentralBankNews.info         Singapore’s central bank tightened its monetary policy by increasing “slightly” the appreciation slope of the Singapore dollar from zero percent in light of rising inflation due to an improving labour market as the island state’s economy is likely to continue on its steady expansion path in 2018.      […]

Peru holds rate steady, sees inflation in range in Q2

By CentralBankNews.info        Peru’s central bank left its policy rate steady at 2.75 percent, noting the fall in inflation in the last five months, declining inflation expectations and economic activity that is below potential.       The Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCRP), which cut its rate in March and January this year, […]

AUD in focus, while US equities jump

Article by ForexTime The Australian dollar is coming back into focus with the upcoming Reserve Bank Of Australian Stability Report due out shortly. Many traders will be looking to see the viewpoint of the bank on the Australian economy, especially around household debt, as the Australian housing market has been moving lower in recent times. […]

Mexico maintains rate, still ready to act in timely manner

By CentralBankNews.info        Mexico’s central bank left its benchmark interest rate steady at 7.50 percent, as expected by some but not all economists, saying this decision reflects the recent evolution in inflation, which is largely in line with its expectations.       But as in February, the Bank of Mexico (Banxico) confirmed it […]

Time to Safeguard Global Free Trade

By Dan Steinbock For a year, President Trump has promoted global division and trade friction, while China has defended global trade and cooperation. It is time to defend the open, global economy. If President Xi Jinping’s speech was highly anticipated in the Boao Forum, it was even more eagerly waited in Washington and Wall Street, […]

Alcoa Corp & Wheat/Ruble lead the WEEKLY TOP GAINERS/LOSERS

By IFCMarkets Top Gainers – The World Market 1. Alcoa Corp. – the growth in stock prices of the aluminum producer company was caused by the message that sanctions against its rival – the Russian company Rusal, were imposed by the US government. In addition, the United States has significantly increased import duties on aluminum. The earnings […]

Serbia cuts rate 25 bps, inflation falls more than expected

By CentralBankNews.info       Serbia’s central bank lowered its key policy rate by another 25 basis points to 3.0 percent to boost economic activity on faster-than-expected fall in inflation in the last three months.       It is the second consecutive rate cut by the National Bank of Serbia (NBS), which has now cut […]

After Fed minutes, investors turn to the ECB minutes

By Orbex Blog Daily Forex Market Preview, 12/04/2018 The FOMC meeting minutes released yesterday did not show any surprises even as the U.S. dollar weakened ahead of the meeting. However, members were seen to be hawkish as all members preferred to see higher GDP and inflation. There was also building consensus among the voting members […]

Mozambique cuts rate another 150 bps on low inflation

By CentralBankNews.info        Mozambique’s central bank lowered its new monetary policy rate for the fifth consecutive time, saying the positive performance of inflation along with projections that inflation will be in single digits by the end of this year, justified continuing the easing cycle.        The Bank of Mozambique (BM) cut […]

Mozambique cuts rate another 150 bps on low inflation

By CentralBankNews.info        Mozambique’s central bank lowered its new monetary policy rate for the fifth consecutive time, saying the positive performance of inflation along with projections that inflation will be in single digits by the end of this year, justified continuing the easing cycle.        The Bank of Mozambique (BM) cut […]