Wed, Mar 20, 2019 @ 16:09 GMT
BOC would leave the policy rate unchanged at 1.75% at this week’s meeting. Since the last meeting, economic data released pointed to slowdown in Canada’s growth momentum. Although Governor Stephen Poloz has recently affirmed at the central bank should...
There were so many high profile events last week. In the end, the positive ones were more than enough to offset the negative ones. US-China trade truce was extended indefinitely and it looks closer than ever to have deal....
The financial markets are back in full risk on mode today. China Shanghai SSE jumped 1.8% to 2994.01, just missed 3000 handle. Optimism of bottoming in the slowdown is a factor as Caixin PMI manufacturing rebounded to 49.9, just...
Yen's decline continues today and remains the weakest one for the week. Widening treasury yields is seen as the main driving force behind Yen's selloff. German 10-year yield at 0.186 is now heading back towards 0.2 handle. The rebound...
The official manufacturing PMI data, published by the National Bureau of Statistics, slipped -0.3 point to 49.2 in February. The market had anticipated no change from the prior month. This shows that large corporations in the sector, staying in...
Dollar regains some ground in early US session after stronger than expected Q4 GDP report. But at the time of writing, it's still trailing behind Euro and Swiss Franc. The common currency is boosted up by strong rally in...
The finance markets turned mixed in Asian session today. Yen was sold off overnight, following the strong rebound in US treasury yields. In particular 30-year yield staged the biggest rise in a about a month and looks completed the...
The report from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that total crude oil and petroleum products (ex. SPR) stocks fell -2.49 mmb to 1263.03 mmb in the week ended February 22. Crude oil inventory plunged -8.65 mmb to...
After taking a brief Brexit, Sterling's rally extends again today on optimism that risk of no deal Brexit is fading. Also, key figure of Brexiteer also expressed condition support for UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal. For now,...
Indeed, there is not much update after the parliament voted down the original Brexit deal (Withdrawal Agreement) proposed by PM Theresa May back in January. Yet, things evolving since then appear to have diminished, or delayed, the risk of...
Yen and Dollar trades mildly firmer today as markets turn cautious ahead of Trump-Kim summit. But the biggest risks could lie on US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer's testimony at the House Ways and  Means Committee. After Trump postponed trade...
Sterling rises broadly today and takes out key resistance against Dollar and Euro. UK has moved a big step in avoiding no-deal Brexit. Prime Minister Theresa May announced to hold three separate votes on Brexit deal, no-deal Brexit and...
Sterling rises broadly today on news that opposition labor is going to back second Brexit referendum. Meanwhile, the UK government is also considering delaying Brexit. The Pound stays firm entering in to European session and eyes will be on...
Market sentiment improves further as Trump sent more hints on trade truce extension and “substantial progress” on striking a trade deal with China. Indeed, his indication that a deal on “currency manipulation” has send renminbi (Chinese yuan) to the...
Trump is the biggest market mover in an otherwise rather listless day. Chinese stocks surged 5.6% on news that trade truce deadline on March 1 is postponed. He's now planning a summit in Mar-a-Lago to seal the trade deal...
Asian markets traded higher earlier today after Trump announced to extend trade truce with China beyond March 1. But there is no sustainable buying, except in China. Australian Dollar is lifted by positive sentiments. But New Zealand Dollar is...
Yen and Dollar closed the week generally lower on strong risk appetite. There was some sort of optimism over US-China trade negotiations throughout the week. And that helped DOW and China SSE extend recent rally. DOW closed above 26000...
Sterling is sold off broadly today as it's getting unlikely to have a Brexit breakthrough at the Sharm El-Sheikh summit on Sunday. Prime Minister Theresa May is highly unlikely to bring back any revised deal for parliament approval next...
The financial markets are slightly firmer today but lacks conviction. All eyes are on the results of US-China negotiations in Washington. There were rumors that the teams are drafting MOUs, and China pledged to increase agricultural purchases. But no...
The report from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that total crude oil and petroleum products (ex. SPR) stocks fell -2.49 mmb to 1263.03 mmb in the week ended February 15 Crude oil inventory added +3.67 mmb to...
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