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German bunds lose ground after ECB President Draghi points to solid economic expansion in eurozone

Nov 17, 2017 09:15 am UTC| Commentary Economy

The German bunds lost ground on the last trading day of the week after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi delivered an optimistic speech at the Frankfurt European Banking Congress today. The German 10-year...

Canada likely to grow by 2.2 pct in 2018, says Scotiabank

Nov 17, 2017 07:52 am UTC| Commentary Economy

Canadas economic growth is expected to expand by 2.2 percent going into next year, following a very strong 3.1 percent rise in 2017. Though growth is expected to slow substantially in 2018, that pace of activity will...

New Zealand bonds end lower on profit-booking; GDT auction in focus next week

Nov 17, 2017 06:43 am UTC| Commentary Economy

New Zealand government bonds closed lower on Friday as investors cashed in profits after long rally this week. In addition, markets look ahead to the GDT auction scheduled to be held next week. At the time of closing,...

FxWirePro: The Day Ahead- 17th November 2017

Nov 17, 2017 05:06 am UTC| Commentary Economy Central Banks

Not many economic data and events scheduled for today and all with low to medium volatility risks associated. Data released so far: Australia: New motor vehicle sales flat for October, up 1 percent from a year...

JGBs trade narrowly mixed on BoJ’s timid bond-buying

Nov 17, 2017 04:08 am UTC| Commentary Economy

Japanese government bonds traded narrowly mixed on Friday after the BOJ bought fewer bonds than in a previous operation. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which moves inversely to its price, traded flat...

Australian bonds rise slightly on weak investors’ sentiments; 10-year yields down over 3 bps this week

Nov 17, 2017 02:58 am UTC| Commentary Economy

Australian bonds rise slightly on the last day of the week as investors moved away from riskier assets including equities and crude oil. In addition, markets will focus on the next weeks RBA November meeting minutes and...

U.S. Treasuries plummet ahead of initial jobless claims, FOMC members’ speeches

Nov 16, 2017 11:08 am UTC| Commentary Economy

The U.S. Treasuries plummeted Thursday as investors wait to watch the countrys initial jobless claims, scheduled for release today by 13:30GMT. Also, a host of FOMC members speeches is awaited through the day, which will...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries gain in muted trading session; eyes on Fed Chair Yellen’s speech

The U.S. Treasuries slightly gained Monday as investors remained sidelined in any major trading activity amid a silent session that witnessed data of little economic significance. Participants are now waiting to watch the...

EUR/USD likely to appreciate gradually towards 1.25-1.26 by end of 2018, says Credit Agricole CIB

The EUR/USD currency pair is expected to gradually appreciate towards the 1.25-1.26 level by the end of 2018, according to a recent report by Credit Agricole CIB. That said, risks for the pair remain tilted to the upside...

Bank of England likely to raise rates by 25 bps every six months, says Nomura Research

The Bank of England (BoE) is expected to raise its benchmark interest rates by around 25 basis points in every six months, the next move being at the time of the May 2018 Inflation Report, according to a forecast by Nomura...

New Zealand bonds close higher as food prices ease in October; GDT auction in focus

New Zealand bonds closed higher on Monday as investors sentiment was dented by weaker commodity prices and a central bank disinclined to raise interest rates. At the time of closing, the yield on the benchmark 10-year...

JGBs trade nearly flat in subdued trade; U.S. Treasury movements in focus

Japanese bonds traded nearly flat as investors remain sidelined in any big deal amid lack of any major domestic events. We foresee that the bond prices will keep drifting between small gains and losses in quiet trading...

Politics

Why PR agencies and their spin should be the subject of greater scrutiny

It was one of the biggest and best-known British PR agencies around. So when Bell Pottinger came crashing down earlier this year, you could be forgiven for wondering why it hadnt prepared a better crisis strategy to deal...

Kuwait's economic interest in mediating the Qatar-Gulf crisis

A blockade against Qatar by its Gulf neighbours is now in its fifth month. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates severed socio-economic ties with Qatar as punishment for its alleged support of terrorism...

Xi Jinping sets out plans to make China great again

In 1793, in his letter to Britains King George III, Chinas Qianlong emperor rejected all the British requests to improve the state of trade between England and China. After all, the Middle Kingdom possesses all things in...

Terrorist leaders in the Philippines are dead – will democracy be restored?

For almost five months, 21 million people in the southern Philippines have been living under martial law. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in the province of Mindanao in May in response to...

Why the new banking laws won’t be the slam dunk the government is expecting

The federal government is set to enact new laws covering Australian banks, senior executives and directors. Called the Banking Executive Accountability Regime (BEAR), it imposes new legal obligations on banks and their...

Science

Cancer Patient Injected With Vaccine For The First Time

Cancer is one of the last remaining major illnesses that still does not have a vaccine, but human trials have finally begun to change all this. Moderna Therapeutics just injected a patient with a cancer vaccine for the...

New Zealand’s Plan To Weaponize CRISPR To Annihilate Pests Sparks Debate In Scientific Community

Its always the same story. Governments want to use science as a weapon of mass destruction, certain members of the scientific community speak up about the potential consequences, and the debates ensue. In the case of New...

Scientists Achieved Real-Time Gene Editing In Live Human Subject For The First Time

Gene editing is considered by many as the future of medicine. The potential uses attributed to the field range from curing all kinds of diseases to making humans practically invulnerable. For the first time, scientists...

Scientist Proves Brain Implant Can Improve Memory By 30%

These days, one of the hottest topics in the tech and medical industries is the matter of cybernetics or merging man with machine. A scientist has recently advanced this field by demonstrating how a brain implant can...

FDA Approves New Smart Pill, Raises Concerns Of U.S. Government Spying

For the most part, developing new medical technologies is a huge benefit to people. Take for instance the smart pill that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just approved, which is meant to monitor if patients are...

Technology

Online Payment App Square Cash Now Offers Bitcoin Buy/Sell, Stock Prices Skyrocketed

Its reflective of the industrys general mood regarding cryptocurrency when the stock prices of the online payment app Square Cash would rise right after offering Bitcoin buy and sell features. It didnt even matter that the...

Upcoming Electric Cars Could Have 500-Mile Range And 1-Minute Charge Time

Electric vehicles are growing in popularity, but due to the range anxiety that consumers have and the long recharge times, adoption has been slow. Now, it seems someone has filed a patent on a solid-state battery that...

Google Job Search Feature Now Include Salary Info And Location Filters

Googles new jobs search features on its search engine is a boon to job hunters because it makes looking for open positions much easier. However, there were a few issues with the early version. With the newest update, the...

New Moto Z Mod Turns Phone Into Polaroid Camera

The Motorola Moto Z smartphones just got a really interesting mod. Called the Polaroid Insta-Share Printer Moto Mod, its basically a mod that turns the phones into polaroid cameras. Of all the mods that are available for...

Kickstarter Declares War On Patreon, Offers Service To Support Content Creators

The crowdfunding platform Kickstarter just unveiled a new service called Drip, which is meant to allow viewers or readers to support content creators via donations. This is essentially what Patreon does, which means that...
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November 20 20:00 UTC Released

BRCAGED Net Payroll Jobs*

Actual

77 k

Forecast

Previous

77 k

November 20 13:00 UTC Released

RURetail Sales YY

Actual

3.0 %

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3.9 %

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3.1 %

November 21 13:55 UTC 907907m

USRedbook MM

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Forecast

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-1.2 %

November 21 13:55 UTC 907907m

USRedbook YY

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Forecast

Previous

2.3 %

November 22 12:00 UTC 22322232m

USMBA Mortgage Applications

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Forecast

Previous

3.1 %

November 22 12:00 UTC 22322232m

USMortgage Market Index

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Forecast

Previous

401.7 Bln EUR

November 22 13:30 UTC 23222322m

USJobless Claims 4-Wk Avg

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Forecast

Previous

237.75 k

November 22 13:30 UTC 23222322m

USInitial Jobless Claims

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Forecast

240 k

Previous

249 k

November 22 13:30 UTC 23222322m

USContinued Jobless Claims

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Forecast

1.882 Mln

Previous

1.860 Mln

November 22 14:30 UTC 23822382m

BRForeign Exchange Flows*

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Forecast

Previous

-3.412 Bln USD

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