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FxWirePro: Anchoring CNB hiking hopes, advancing forecasts and valuations stimulate EUR/CZK

Jul 25, 2017 11:24 am UTC| Central Banks Economy Insights & Views

On the back of formidable economic data and the improved outlook for both domestic and foreign demand, we have revised our calls on GDP dynamics, the labor market, CNB policy, and the financial markets. We now expect two...

FxWirePro: FOMC unlikely to add much spice to EUR/USD tomorrow, OTC FX to substantiate

Jul 25, 2017 09:35 am UTC| Central Banks

A day ahead at a glance EURUSD broke above 1.16 last week, it may be 1.18 come to the next ECB meeting in September. US interest rates rose slightly while the USD consolidated near a one-year low. There was little news to...

FxWirePro: Central banks’ regimes encourage longs in EUR/JPY - Wise to hold via spot and reverse knock-outs

Jul 25, 2017 08:54 am UTC| Central Banks Insights & Views

Long EURJPY is a strategic view on the sequencing of central bank policy. The ECB remains on the cusp of tapering, even if Draghi would not commit this week to a particular meeting for that decision to be taken, over and...

CBR likely to cut key rate by 25 bps to 8.75 pct as trend inflation slows further, says Danske Bank

Jul 25, 2017 06:42 am UTC| Commentary Central Banks Economy

This Friday at 12:30 CET, the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) is due to announce its monetary policy decision. On the back of Bloombergs most recent poll, it is expected that the CBR will cut the key rate by 25 basis points...

US Federal Reserve likely to leave policy rates unchanged at July policy meeting, says Lloyds Bank

Jul 24, 2017 11:25 am UTC| Commentary Central Banks Economy

The United States Federal Reserve is expected to leave its policy interest rates unchanged at its July 25-26 policy meeting. As the Fed raised interest rates by 0.25 percent for the third time in about seven months at its...

Eurozone PMI slips more than expected in July, suggests ECB policymakers will be in no rush to taper policy

Jul 24, 2017 11:06 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy Central Banks

IHS Markits euro zone Flash Composite Purchasing Managers Index for July fell to 55.8 from 56.3 in the previous month. The reading was below median expectation in a Reuters poll for a modest dip to 56.2. Despite coming off...

Fundamentals to watch out for this week

Jul 24, 2017 10:25 am UTC| Commentary Central Banks

This week is quite risk-heavy, both in terms of data and events. What to watch for over the coming days: Central Banks: Bank of Englands (BoE) chief economist Andy Haldane is scheduled to speak on Tuesday....

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Economy

US private sector output expands at the fastest rate in six months in July, suggests economy gaining momentum in Q3

US-based manufacturing firms remained in expansion mode in July, flash estimates released by IHS Markit showed on Monday. Overall business conditions improved at the fastest pace for four months, while private sector...

FxWirePro: Anchoring CNB hiking hopes, advancing forecasts and valuations stimulate EUR/CZK

On the back of formidable economic data and the improved outlook for both domestic and foreign demand, we have revised our calls on GDP dynamics, the labor market, CNB policy, and the financial markets. We now expect two...

U.S. Treasuries slump in silent trading; all eyes on FOMC policy meeting

The U.S. Treasuries slumped in silent trading and as investors remain cautious ahead of the 5-year auction, besides the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) monetary policy meeting, scheduled to be held on July 26. The...

UK gilts nearly flat ahead of Q2 GDP, BoE’s Haldane’s speech

The UK gilts traded nearly flat Tuesday as investors remain cautious ahead of the Bank of England (BoE) member Haldanes speech, scheduled today at 17:00GMT. The yield on the benchmark 10-year gilts, hovered around 1.19...

Eurozone periphery bonds mixed after benchmark German business conditions hit record high in July

The Eurozone periphery bonds remained mixed Tuesday after reading the surprise jump in the benchmark Germanys Business Climate Index, released today by the Munich-based institute Ifo. Also, the German and Eurozone consumer...

Politics

Law expert: where the Brexit battles over the Repeal Bill will be fought in parliament

The most important national law governing the Brexit process has been tabled before parliament by the UK government. The proposed European Union (Withdrawal) Bill previously known as the Great Repeal Bill is likely to...

Modi's polarising populism makes a fiction of a secular, democratic India

After Donald Trump was sworn in as US president, The Times of India published a piece titled Why both Modi and Trump are textbook populists. Citing Jan-Werner Mllers What is Populism?, the journalist, Amit Varma, was...

Politicians jeopardise the safety of whistleblowers with bad technology

The Western Australian Liberal Party has created a website, www.wawhistleblowers.com, encouraging whistleblowers to report on WA public officers, government ministers and members of parliament. The site has already been...

Malawi set out to give students skills to support democracy. But it's not been easy

Like many other countries, Malawi was caught in the wave of democratic change that swept sub-Saharan Africa in the early 1990s. The wave was triggered by the fall of communism along with military and civilian dictatorships...

US under Trump Series: Donald Trump Jr. may be called to testify before Senate over his meeting with Russian lawyer

President Trump eldest son Donald Trump Jr. might be called upon by the Senate Intelligence Committee to question about a meeting that took place in June 2016 at the Trump Tower between Trump Jr., President Trumps...

Science

NASA Is Launching A Nationwide Solar Eclipse Watch Project, Participate For Science

On August 21st, a solar eclipse that will completely blot out the sun was announced to happen by NASA. In an attempt to gather as much data about the celestial event as possible, the space agency is asking every single...

Scientists Create Material 5x Stronger Than Steel And Soft As Rubber

Researchers in Japan recently succeeded in creating a soft and flexible material that is five times stronger than steel but feels like rubber. Such a material could have numerous applications including the development of...

Humans Are Only Using 25% Of Their DNA, Study Says

Remember that popular misconception that humans only use about 10 percent of their brains power at any given time? It looks like something similar is about to start circulating the web with a new study indicating humans...

Scientists Create Super Spinach That Can Function As Bomb Detector

For the most part, the leafy green spinach has only ever been super in the animated classic Popeye the Sailor Man when the quirky main character would down a whole can of the leaves to gain strength. Recently, scientists...

The Most Advanced Artificial Heart Can Perform As Well As A Real One

Scientists have been trying to create artificial versions of human organs for decades, be it the liver, skin, eyes, and above all, the heart. These efforts are aimed at solving one of the biggest challenges in the medical...

Technology

Intel Throws Weight In Apple’s Corner Against Qualcomm In Huge Lawsuit

It would seem that the number of major brands that Qualcomm has to contend with in the lawsuit it has against Apple is growing. After the iPhone makers suppliers started backing their partner, even Google and Samsung have...

Why Swiping Up Using An iPhone Is A Bad Idea And Why Updating The iOS Is A Good Idea

Even though its the premier smartphone brand that Americans prefer, there are still plenty of misconceptions when it comes to the iPhone that a lot of users have. For example, in order to save on battery life, some...

Facebook Could Be Making A Modular Phone In Bid To Be Tech King

Its long been known that Facebooks ultimate goal is to take over the lives of every single person in the world by carving out a slice in every single industry. The social media platform has already done this by being...

Razer Could Get $5 Billion IPO Valuation And Make A Gamer-Specific Smartphone

The PC gaming hardware giant Razer is reportedly ready to go for an initial public offering, which could be worth $5 billion. The site for the IPO is apparently Hong Kong and achieving such an amount is also apparently...

Verizon Is Already Throttling YouTube And Netflix, Net Neutrality Is Dying

One of the biggest points of reassurance that FCC head Ajit Pai is trying to sell in dismantling Net Neutrality involves asking users to trust ISPs not abusing their power. According to him, carriers will not be throttling...
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July 25 19:00 UTC Released

AREconomic Activity YY*

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3.3 %

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3.1 %

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0.6 %

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USConsumer Confidence

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121.1 %

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116.5 %

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118.9 %

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BRSelic Interest Rate*

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10.25 %

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BRSelic Interest Rate*

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9.25 %

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10.25 %

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AUCaseShiller 20 MM NSA

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0.4 %

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0.5 %

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AUCaseShiller 20 YY

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2.2 %

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2.1 %

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AUConsumer Confidence

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0.5 %

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0.4 %

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AURich Fed Comp. Index*

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1.7 %

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1.7 %

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0.5 %

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0.5 %

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AURich Fed Mfg Shipments*

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1.8 %

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1.9 %

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