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Poor inflation data underscores the fragile nature of Japan's recovery

Japan reported new CPI figures earlier today which were largely in line with expectations. The headline rate fell 0.3% y/y after 0.1% decline in March.Excluding fresh food and energy, prices fell 0.3% y/y, the same rate as...

G7 leaders wrap up a summit, vow to seek strong global growth

15:11pm UTC Commentary

G7 leaders wrapped up a summit in central Japan vowing to use "all policy tools" to boost demand and ease supply constraints. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the G7 "shares a strong sense of crisis" about the...

Winners and losers in Dollar’s latest leg (Emerging Asia FX)

13:55pm UTC Commentary

Deutsche bank recommended to sell all emerging market currencies over rise in Dollar, especially emerging market Asia and China. So we take a look, how EM Asia has performed in latest Dollar leg and is it fair to go short...

Fed Hike Aftermath Series

FED Hike Aftermath Series: Hike expectations slip again

13:15pm UTC Commentary

Even after several warnings over the possibility of rate hike in June or July, by Rosengren, Esther George, Williams, Dudley, Lockhart, Powell and Bullard, market participants are still a bit far from pricing it. As a...

FX Hedging Strategy Series

Renewed hedging perspectives of EUR/USD risks on Fed's deferral moves

12:46pm UTC Commentary

It is a difficult task for the US central bank to implement a rate hike cycle over more than two years without the market pricing it in accordingly. However, our Fed watchers have a strong argument: as Fed maintained...

China Crisis Series

Cow collateral: Complexity in China’s debt universe

12:41pm UTC Commentary

We came across a nice Bloomberg article that talks about cow being collateralized in China for bank loans. Here are some parts of the article: China Huishan Dairy Holdings Co., which operates the largest number of dairy...

Oil in Global Economy Series

Higher oil prices could see return of inflationary pressures to Asia

11:10am UTC Insights & Views

In emerging Asia, oil prices constitute a significant proportion of production costs for many items with large weights in the CPI baskets. Inflationary pressures are set to return to Asia as oil and food prices edge...

Briferendum Series

Briferendum Series: Secret plan B for Brexit

11:04am UTC Commentary

According to reporting by Financial Times, European leaders are secretly drawing up their plan B, in the event of British exit from the Union. According to FT, leaders of European Union and their key aides have met...

62% Of Adults Get News From Social Media: 70% Of Them Get News From ‘Reddit’

15:21pm UTC Technology

A new study from the Pew Research Center revealed that more than 62 percent of American adults get their news from social media. Topping the list is Reddit where over 70 percent of those adults said that they get their...

Patients with 'exceptional responses' to treatment could hold secret to new cancer cures

08:22am UTC Insights & Views

Most cancer specialists indeed, most doctors have treated patients who respond to treatment in unexpected ways. Known as exceptional responders, the experiences of these patients and their doctors are generally relegated...

Digital Currency Revolution

BTCC introduces titanium physical bitcoins – ‘BTCC Mint’ coins

07:05am UTC Digital Currency

BTCC, one of the leading bitcoin exchanges in the world, has launched its new line of titanium physical bitcoins. BTCC Mint coins are physical coins with digital currency inside them. They are created with pure...

Digital Currency Revolution

US CFTC grants full registration to bitcoin Swap Execution Facility TeraExchange

05:20am UTC Digital Currency

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced on Thursday that it has issued Orders of Registration to TeraExchange, LLC (Tera), a New Jersey-based provisionally registered Swap Execution Facility (SEF),...

More competition may not be the answer to reforming the aged care system

06:16am UTC Insights & Views

More competition in the delivery of human services, as recommended by the Harper Inquiry, is likely to increase the variety of services available, the reduce the price of services and may encourage innovation. However,...

Finding solitude in an era of perpetual contact

06:25am UTC Insights & Views

Being alone has many benefits. It grants freedom in thought and action. It boosts creativity. It offers a terrain for the imagination to roam. Solitude also enriches our connections with others by providing perspective,...

Iran's Rouhani may now control parliament, but do his economic reforms stand a chance?

06:30am UTC Insights & Views

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his policies are set to get a boost this week after voters elected a parliament that favors reform. While Rouhanis reformists didnt win a majority of seats, it appears likely that...

Emerging Market Crisis Series

Impeachment, culture wars and the politics of identity in Brazil

09:01am UTC Insights & Views

Brazil is in the midst of its worst political crisis since the 1960s and possibly its most severe economic downturn in the last 100 years. The economy will not and cannot improve until the country emerges from the...

Upcoming Economic Calendar Sunday, May 29

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15:00 Released CA Budget, Year-To-Date, C$* Mar -1.96 bln 7.50 bln
15:00 Released CA Budget Balance, C$* Mar -9.44 bln 3.20 bln
23:50 2016-05-29T23:50:00+00:0051m JP Retail Sales YY Apr -1.2 % -1.1 %
00:00 2016-05-30T00:00:00+00:0061m BR Central Govt Balance Apr -7.943 bln
01:00 2016-05-30T01:00:00+00:00121m AU HIA New Home Sales m/m Apr 8.9 %
01:30 2016-05-30T01:30:00+00:00151m AU Business Inventories* Q1 -0.1 % -0.4 %
01:30 2016-05-30T01:30:00+00:00151m AU Company Profits Pre-Tax* Q1 60.1 %
01:30 2016-05-30T01:30:00+00:00151m AU Gross Company Profits* Q1 0.0 % -2.8 %
05:30 2016-05-30T05:30:00+00:00391m FR GDP Detailed QQ Q1 0.50 % 0.5 %
06:45 2016-05-30T06:45:00+00:00466m FR Consumer Spending MM Apr 0.1 % 0.2 %
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