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ECB minutes show strong consensus in favour of QE, growing confidence in the blocs recovery

Jan 13, 2017 15:46 pm UTC| Commentary Central Banks Economy

ECB minutes of the December meeting were largely hawkish, but some discord was seen over QE. Some ECB members were against any extension of the institutions mass bond-buying programme as inflation picked up in the euro...

Chart of the Day Series

Chart of the Day: Uncertainties and volatility

Jan 13, 2017 15:05 pm UTC| Commentary Economy

This fantastic chart shared by Soberlook.com shows the relations between Global policy uncertainties and volatility that went hand in hand in the past but diverged since 2014. Currently, the economic policy...

Inflation remains main concern for SARB, tightening bias likely to continue

Jan 13, 2017 15:04 pm UTC| Commentary Economy

Despite weak growth and a stronger exchange rate, South Africas inflation has eased only slightly since its high of 7 percent in February. Inflation remains above South Africas Reserve Banks (SARB) target, stoked by high...

China's rapid loan growth may add pressure on asset prices

Jan 13, 2017 14:56 pm UTC| Commentary Economy

Data released by Chinas central bank on Thursday showed that Chinese banks extended 1.04 trillion yuan ($A201 billion) in net new yuan loans in December, quite contrary to the authorities inclinations to...

We need to find new ways to measure the Australian labour force

Jan 13, 2017 14:35 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Over the last few years, weve seen a massive shift in the way we work. Thousands of Australians have abandoned the traditional 40-hour work week to work fewer hours or take on ad-hoc work, such as driving for Uber or doing...

FOMC members stress on upside risks to U.S. interest rates

Jan 13, 2017 11:21 am UTC| Economy Commentary Central Banks

The U.S. Fed speakers have delivered a hawkish speechoverall, with two out of the four incoming voting members this year (Harker and Evans) suggesting that three quarter-point hikes in rates over the course of 2017 was...

India November industrial production shun demonetisation effects, rises at fastest pace in 2016

Jan 13, 2017 09:06 am UTC| Economy Commentary

Indias November industrial production grew at the fastest pace in 2016, shrugging-off all belying expectations of demonetisation. This robust growth was expected on favourable base effects and Diwali festivities but the...

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Economy

Too early to discuss ECB tapering, says Benoit Coeure

The European Central Banks executive board member Benoit Coeure speaking on the central banks monetary policy programme at Davos told CNBC that ultra-loose monetary policies will not last forever. However, he added that it...

Chart of the Day: Shrinking margins

This interesting chart, shared by Soberlook.com shows the difference between the input and output components of producer price index (PPI) for the United Kingdom. The recent drop in the pound has accelerated the input...

Steven Mnuchin supports strong dollar

Steven Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs banker and the 45th President of the United States pick as the treasury secretary asserted in his support for a stronger dollar at the Senate confirmation hearing, which is striking...

China’s capital outflows mean tweaking of controls

There was further confirmation from SAFE yesterday that the Chinese authorities will continue to tweak the current system of capital controls to discourage and prevent capital outflows intensifying even further. The recent...

FxWirePro: Major driving forces of obstinate INR – Bullish and bearish scenarios and hedging vehicles

Indian rupee is the only EM Asia currency that has not risen against the USD since the start of the year. While it is down only slightly against the USD, it has nevertheless underperformed the broader USD trend. The...

Politics

How progressives can still make change in the age of Trump

Things are not looking good for American progressives. President-elect Donald Trump is poised to put in place many regressive policies in his quest to make America great again that are fundamentally at odds with what...

When politicians become pundits

Former prime minister Tony Abbotts weekend column in The Australian was a good example of professional politicians intervening in the public debate through guest punditry. Abbott has a journalistic background, and is...

Scottish media is in dire straits – it's why alternatives like Bella Caledonia are vital

As the Scottish independence movement contemplates a possible second referendum, it has been rocked by news that an online magazine that established a significant voice in the first vote could close. Bella Caledonia is...

What does Trumps election mean for digital freedom of speech?

As the shock of Donald Trumps election victory is giving way to analysis about how his presidency will affect Americans lives, our digital freedom of speech deserves special consideration. The ability to express ourselves...

Plough on or change to win? Theresa Mays progressive dilemma

Modern British history tells us that when a government minister becomes prime minister between elections, rather than by winning one, they confront a strategic political and ideological balancing act. They must...

Science

Bee Makes Endangered Species List, Scientific Community Alarmed

Bees are often considered the single most important pollinators in the natural world, helping to spread life all across the land by coming in contact with pollens and spreading them everywhere. Now, one species of these...

Scientists Create Li-Ion Batteries With Built-In Fire Extinguishers

Following the wake of widely covered incidents involving exploding lithium-ion batteries in products like the infamous hoverboard and the unfortunate Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the fire hazard posed by the power source has...

Astronomers spot strange, bow-like structure in Venus' atmosphere

Venus is known both as the planet of love and the Earths evil twin. And although research suggests its environment is more hellish than romantic, theres actually a lot we dont know about our celestial neighbour. Now...

Menopause Reversing Treatment To Start Clinical Trials

A lot of things in life are thought to be irreversible and menopause has been one of the most devastating for a lot of women. Now, a new treatment that is meant to reverse menopause is about to go on clinical...

How old is our moon?

Most scientists agree that the Earth has pretty much always had its moon. Details of the moons composition (in particular the isotopic mixture of heavier and lighter versions of various elements) are too similar to the...

Technology

Government Green Lights Building Of Atlantis, Construction Begins in 2019

When talking about cities of the future, most people often think of major landmasses floating in the sky. Before getting there, however, it seems engineers are looking at solving the floating aspect first and they are...

Mind-Controlled Robot ‘Teleport Helps The Disabled Move Around

It would seem that the world of robotics is progressing at an exponential rate, with advances in artificial intelligence and cybernetic mimicry leading the charge. Now, machines that can be controlled via neural interface...

Meitu App Makes Users Look Like Cute Anime Characters And Vulnerable To Data Mining

There is a new app in the market that is skyrocketing in popularity of late because it can turn any user into a cute anime character. While the benefits may seem appealing, particularly to a certain otaku-ish segment of...

LG Patent Foldable Smartphones Too; Company Receives Tablet Hybrid Patent

LG seems to be seeking a dominant position in the smartphone market with its foldable phone model. GSMInfo first reported that LGs patent showcases a new smartphone model looking likea merger of two, different parts. The...

Mark Zuckerberg Doesnt Run His Facebook Profile, A PR Team Does

Mark Zuckerberg is one of the most prolific billionaires in the U.S. largely thanks to his activities on Facebook. Having his own Facebook profile has given the social media figure the appearance of accessibility. However,...
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DEProducer Prices YY

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1.0 %

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1.0 %

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0.1 %

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DEProducer Prices MM

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0.4 %

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0.3 %

January 23 07:00 UTC 37813781m

TRConsumer Confidence*

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63.40

January 23 13:00 UTC 41414141m

SACPI YY*

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2.3 %

January 23 13:00 UTC 41414141m

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-0.2 %

January 23 13:30 UTC 41714171m

CAWholesale Trade MM

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1.1 %

January 23 15:00 UTC 42614261m

EZConsumer Confid. Flash

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-5.1 %

January 23 19:00 UTC 45014501m

ARAnnual Industrial Output*

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-2.5 %

January 23 21:00 UTC 46214621m

KRConsumer Sentiment Ind*

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94 bln $

January 24 00:30 UTC 48314831m

JPNikkei Mfg PMI

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52.4 %

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