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RBA likely to leave interest rates unchanged throughout this year, says St. George Economics

Feb 20, 2018 07:14 am UTC| Commentary Central Banks Economy

The Reserve bank of Australia (RBA) is expected to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged throughout this year and the responsiveness of wage and inflation pressures to strength of the labour market will be key...

Fed Hike aftermath Series: Hike probabilities over next 12 months

Feb 20, 2018 06:54 am UTC| Commentary Central Banks

FOMC increased interest rates again in December for the third time in 2017 and projected three more hikes in 2018. However, debates among policymakers are growing over hikes as inflation remains low. Charles Evans joined...

Fundamentals to watch out for this week

Feb 19, 2018 12:37 pm UTC| Commentary Central Banks

In terms of volatility risks, this week is relatively calm, compared to the previous few weeks. What to watch for over the coming days: Central Banks: Bank of Japan (BoJ) board member Funo is set for a speech...

FxWirePro: CNB doves to bolster EUR/CZK short hedging sentiments through H1’2018

Feb 19, 2018 12:13 pm UTC| Research & Analysis Central Banks Insights & Views

In CEE FX space, last Friday conveyed two key pieces of data: 1) We received the flash estimate of Q4 GDP, which disappointed slightly at 0.5% QoQ against the consensus expectation of 0.7%. Full-year 2017 GDP growth...

Bank Indonesia keeps policy rate on hold, policy stance likely to remain neutral through 2018

Feb 15, 2018 13:16 pm UTC| Commentary Central Banks

The Indonesian central bank, Bank Indonesia kept its policy rate on hold today, as expected. BI maintained the key interest rate at 4.25 percent. The policy stance continues to be neutral. The central bank sees its earlier...

FxWirePro: The relationship between USD/CHF OTM options and role of Vega

Feb 15, 2018 11:37 am UTC| Research & Analysis Insights & Views Central Banks

The pessimistic USD outlook is based on the expectations that growth will rise globally, causing other major central banks like the ECB and the Bank of Japan to normalize their monetary policies. What supports this view is...

SARB’s credible monetary policy likely to support ZAR slightly and prevent it from crashing, says Commerzbank

Feb 15, 2018 09:53 am UTC| Commentary Central Banks

The South African Reserve Banks (SARB) credible monetary policy is expected to support ZAR slightly and prevent it from crashing, according to the latest research report from Commerzbank; President Jacob Zuma has announced...

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Economy

New Zealand bonds end higher after dairy prices fall at GlobalDairyTrade price auction; eyes on Q4 retail sales

New Zealand government bonds ended Wednesdays session on a higher note after dairy product prices declined at the overnight GlobalDairyTrade auction, sliding for the first time this year after three consecutive...

Australian wage growth picks up in Q4, driven by rise in public sector wages

Australias wage growth finally looks to be picking up, posting the first upward surprise since Q4 2013. The strength was concentrated in public sector wages but some catch-up in private wages in Q1 this year is expected as...

Japanese bonds trade nearly flat as investors eye January inflation data

Japanese bonds traded nearly flaton Wednesdayas investors eyed January consumer inflation data scheduled to be releasedon Thursdayat23:30GMT. Also, the market now look ahead to the marquee event for the week in...

Japanese bonds trade nearly flat as investors eye January inflation data

Japanese bonds traded nearly flaton Wednesdayas investors eyed January consumer inflation data scheduled to be releasedon Thursdayat23:30GMT. Also, the market now look ahead to the marquee event for the week in...

Australian bonds snap losses on short-covering despite rise in Q4 wage price index

Australian bonds snapped losses Wednesday as investors covered previous short positions despite a better-than-expected wage price index data for the fourth-quarter of this year, released early today. The yield on the...

Politics

Hunger in the lucky country – charities step in where government fails

The non-profit organisation Foodbank released its report Fighting Hunger in Australia this month. Like earlier research it reported that around 15% of Australians experienced food insecurity an extraordinary figure...

For black celebrities like Oprah, it's impossible to be apolitical

Oprah Winfreys rousing Golden Globe speech has many speculating whether the media mogul will become a presidential candidate in 2020, with some pundits questioning the merits of another celebrity president. But to...

Politicians are inflating the evidence used to justify tax increases

Chris Doucouliagos, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Deakin Business School and Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University Many government policies are flawed because...

GOP tax plan doubles down on policies that are crushing the middle class

The U.S. middle class has always had a special mystique. It is the heart of the American dream. A decent income and home, doing better than ones parents, and retiring in comfort are all hallmarks of a middle-class...

What does Ramaphosa's victory mean for South Africa's economy?

A great deal is expected from Cyril Ramaphosa who was elected as the president of South Africas governing party, the African National Congress (ANC). This positions him to become the countrys president in 2019. Sibonelo...

Science

UBI Helps People Be More Productive And Work More, Study Claims

The topic of universal basic income (UBI) has been a hot-button issue among economists, financial experts, legislators, and tech industry giants for years. Some say that it will increase productivity while others claim the...

Startup Raises $250M To Use Placenta To Extend Life And Cure Cancer

Companies have been trying to unlock the secrets to regenerative medicine for years and one startup just raised $250 million by intending to use human placenta to do so. The company believes that using the disposable...

Ozone Layer Update; Not Recovering As Expected For Unknown Reasons

In the late 90s, the issue regarding the hole in the ozone layer was big in the public consciousness, but it quickly faded in light of a new gigantic threat in the form of climate change. In recent years, scientists have...

Early Britons Had Dark Skin And Curly Hair, Research Claims

Most people have gotten used to the idea that the British Isles have always been populated with light-skinned, straight-haired humans that are predominantly found in todays UK. However, research indicates that this was...

Scientists Wants To Use Poison As Male Birth Control

The pharmaceutical industry or indeed the drug market has historically used a variety of organic substances and resources to create medicine for various applications. Several poisonous plants, for example, have been turned...

Technology

Valve Slams The Ban Hammer On Developer Over Fake Reviews

Fake reviews have been around for a long time, but companies have been largely successful at stamping them out to the point that they are no longer an epidemic. A recent example of how online entities now deal with fake...

Tesla's 'virtual power plant' might be second-best to real people power

The South Australian government and Tesla recently announced a large-scale solar and storage scheme that will distribute solar panels and batteries free of charge to 50,000 households. This would form what has been...

SpaceX Internet Is One Step Closer To Reality, Satellite Launch Backed By FCC Chair

Elon Musks private space agency, SpaceX has been considering launching satellites into space with the main goal of delivering high-speed broadband internet connection. This ambition is now one step closer to becoming a...

Facebook Sinks To New Lows, Uses Two-Factor Authentication To Spam Users

The two-factor authentication system is meant to provide users with extra security to protect themselves from threats like getting hacked or getting spammed. Facebook, like many other tech companies these days, employs...

Facebook Slammed For Offering VPN That Does The Opposite Of What VPNs Do

Virtual private networks (VPN) are supposed to help users get away from the usual data-tracking schemes that both tech companies and governments have been cooking up. They basically cover the users tracks, thus allowing...
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