How better data would improve the electricity market
The Australian Electricity Regulator is investigating whether wholesale electricity generators in New South Wales are bidding in good faith in the electricity market. Good faith means price changes are the result of real...
Asian markets start a new week on positive note, gold falls below $1,320 mark
All the major Asian indices were trading on a higher note on Monday. Gold was trading around $1,317 mark while silver was trading around $17.55 mark.
Japanese banks will be closed in observance of Respect-for-the-Aged...
Announcement: Moody's: Australian residential mortgage arrears rise to 5-year high and will continue to increase
Research & Analysis
Moodys Investors Service says that the proportion of Australian residential mortgages more than 30 days in arrears rose to 1.62% in May 2017, the highest rate in five years, and up from 1.50% in May 2016.
Central bank of Taiwan likely to leave policy rate unchanged at 1.375 percent on Thursday, says Scotiabank
The Central Bank of the Republic of Taiwan (China) (CBC) is expected to leave its policy rate unchanged at 1.375 percent at its monetary policy meeting, scheduled on Thursday although the Fed is expected to announce the...
U.S. import prices likely to have grown in August on dollar slide, says Wells Fargo
U.S. import prices are expected to have risen in August. In the prior month, prices had risen 0.1 percent due to a 0.7 percent rise in imported petroleum prices, matching expectations. However, excluding fuel, import...
U.S. housing starts likely to have risen in August, says Wells Fargo
U.S. housing starts is expected to have increased in August. July had recorded a disappointing result, with housing starts dropping 4.8 percent sequentially and falling 5.6 percent year-on-year. The softness in July was...
Euro area private consumption likely to remain on strong footing in H2 2017
Private consumption in the euro area is expected to stay on a strong footing in the second half of 2017, underpinned by strong performance by the labor market, noted Barclays in a research report. The labor market...
Canada’s national wealth rises slightly in Q2, household indebtedness rising higher
Canadas national wealth rose a bit in the second quarter of this year. It was up 0.1 percent, as lower real estate prices and sales activity resulted in the smallest rise in non-financial assets since early-2009. Increased...
Fed Hike aftermath Series: Market brought-forward rate hike probability to December 2017 from September 2018
Last week, several key policymakers including Lael Brainard, Neel Kashkari, Robert Kaplan have warned against future rate hikes citing of lower inflation. Kashkari even went further to add that Fed rate hikes so far may...
Oil in Global Economy Series: Houthis' threat could act as bullish factor for oil
Yemens Houthi rebels latest threat could prove to be a major bullish catalyst for the oil market if executed. According to latest reporting from Yemen, Houthi leader Abdel-Malek al-Houthi said his rebel alliance would...
German bonds remain steady ahead of Eurogroup meeting, Eurozone’s August CPI
The German government bonds traded flat Friday as investors wait to watch the Eurogroup meeting, scheduled to be held later today, besides, the common currency blocs consumer price-led inflation index for the month of...
Central Banking Series
BSP likely to hike 25 bps each in both Q2 2017 and Q1 2018, says DBS Research
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is scheduled to next week and markets are looking for cues on the policy trajectory going forward. BSP has kept rates steady so far this year. We remain of the view that the central bank...
Google, Facebook, And Twitter Show Hypocrisy Via Racist And Offensive Ad Options
At this point, its clear that many of the biggest tech companies are thriving on ad revenue. This means that firms like Facebook, Google, and Twitter would be willing to cross a few lines to make sure that their bottom...
Blockchain Revolution Series
SETL, French asset management firms launch blockchain-based fund record-keeping platform
Blockchain startup SETL, along with four asset management firms, has announced the launch of a blockchain-based pan-European fund record-keeping platform.
Dubbed IZNES, the platform provides investors, asset management...
Digital Currency Revolution
Japan’s FSA approves Coincheck’s application for bitcoin exchange registration
The Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) has approved Japanese bitcoin exchange Coinchecks application for digital currency exchange registration.
Coinchecks application approved for Japans new bitcoin...
Instagram Now Employs Autoplay But Keeps The Sound Off Until Tapped
One of the biggest complaints that internet users have with regards to autoplay is how startling the loud noises can be. It would seem that Instagram has found a compromise in this regard with its own videos. Now, whenever...
Blockchain Revolution Series
Malta appoints taskforce to guide on National Blockchain Strategy
The government of Malta has set up a Blockchain Taskforce that will make recommendations for the National Blockchain Strategy roadmap, Times of Malta reported.
Earlier this year, the Cabinet approved the National...
New App Makes Cyberbullying Impossible And Teens Love It
A new app called tbh (to be honest) is rocketing to the top of the App Store due to how it handles the matter of bullying on the internet. It still allows users to connect with others anonymously. However, it does so by...
Verizon Kicks Thousands Of Customers To The Curb Over Data Usage
In the business of providing customers with wireless internet, it would seem that carriers no longer consider customer service a pertinent part of the industry. Verizon showed how little regard it had for its clients in a...
Digital Currency Revolution
Chinese cryptocurrency exchanges to stop trading operations amid regulatory crackdown
Recent reports suggest that Chinese authorities have given verbal directives to domestic cryptocurrency exchanges to voluntarily shut down their services as they are operating without a formal license.
According to the...
Global Geopolitics Series
RAISE Act: Global panel of scholars explains 'merit-based' immigration
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Insights & Views
In February, U.S. Republican senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue, with President Donald Trump, unveiled an immigration bill called the RAISE Act. It would create a merit-based points system for evaluating foreigners...
Cryptocurrency Miners Hijack Computers Via The Pirate Bay To Mine Coins
The cryptocurrency market is blowing up and with its increase in size comes the need to mine coins as fast as possible. It would seem that miners of one particular cryptocurrency thought it would be great to use the...