Australian labour market remains on gradually improving trend, but slack persists

Sep 15, 2016 11:24 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Thursday showed Australias unemployment rate fell to a three-year low of 5.6 percent in August from 5.7 percent in July, and well below levels of more than 6.0 percent a...

UK retail sales decline less than consensus, signals a favorable post-Brexit situation

Sep 15, 2016 11:02 am UTC| Commentary Economy

Retail sales in the United Kingdom declined less than what markets had earlier anticipated, signaling a favorable post-Brexit situation as consumers seem to have shrugged off the countrys surprise decision to exit the...

Japan manufacturers’ confidence rebounds from 3-year low, service sector sentiment suffers

Sep 15, 2016 10:01 am UTC| Commentary Economy

Manufacturers confidence in Japan rebounded from a three-year low, while sentiment in the services sector suffered the worst since 2013, the year when the Bank of Japan began its rapid and bold monetary easing programme....

South Africa’s retail sales soften in July as tighter monetary impositions restrict consumer purchases

Sep 15, 2016 07:10 am UTC| Commentary Economy

Retail sales in South Africa slowed during the month of July, supporting views that the sector remains under pressure. Also, tighter monetary impositions by the central bank of the country have led to lesser consumer...

Indonesian trade surplus narrows in July as exports decline for 23rd straight month

Sep 15, 2016 06:59 am UTC| Commentary Economy

Indonesias trade surplus narrowed during the month of July, as exports declined for the 23rd straight month during the period, but at a pace slower than what markets had initially anticipated. Indonesias trade surplus...

Rise in car sales push Singapore’s retail sales higher in July  

Sep 15, 2016 06:48 am UTC| Commentary Economy

Retail sales in Singapore rose during the month of July, compared to a year earlier period, following rise in car sales. Also, higher sales of motor vehicles added to the rise. However, excluding motor vehicles, the...

New Zealand’s manufacturing PMI eases for second straight month in August

Sep 15, 2016 05:58 am UTC| Commentary Economy

The manufacturing sector of New Zealand expanded at a slower pace during the month of August, the second consecutive month of decline however, it remained well above the 50-point mark that separates expansion from...

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UK gilts slump after wage growth remains upbeat in August; investors await September retail sales

The UK gilts slumped Wednesday after the countrys wage growth remained upbeat during the month of August, adding to riskier sentiments among the investors. Further, investors now wait to watch the countrys retail sales for...

FxWirePro: UK unemployment report preview

The UK continues to suffer political trouble since the last election, where Prime Minister Theresa Mays Conservative Party fell short of an outright majority in the Parliament and is being forced to govern a minority...

EUR/PLN likely to witness further downside over near-term, says Commerzbank

The EUR/PLN currency pair is expected to witness further downside risks over the near-term, driven by concerns about accelerating inflation and possible rate hikes next year, according to the latest report from...

New Zealand bonds jump at close after dairy prices decline for second straight month

The New Zealand bonds jumped at the time of closing Wednesday after Global dairy prices slumped for the second time in a row at an auction held early on Wednesday, suggesting an earlier rally was running out of steam....

FxWirePro: The Day Ahead- 18th October 2017

Not many economic data and events scheduled for today but some with high volatility risks associated. Upcoming: Eurozone: ECB President Mario Draghi is set to deliver a speech at 8:10 GMT. August construction...


As China prepares for its Communist Party congress, what will it mean for the rest of the world?

Of Chinese President Xi Jinpings many achievements in his time in office about which much will be made in the official propaganda one of the most surprising was the more confident and assertive approach to foreign policy...

Las Vegas: the US is racked with impossible divisions over rights and freedoms

In the immediate aftermath of the October 2 Las Vegas massacre the USs 273rd mass shooting in 2017 alone it seems neither President Donald Trump nor his Republican colleagues will entertain a review of current gun...

Trump speaks at the UN: 5 takeaways

It is a short distance from Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue to the United Nations headquarters on First Avenue, but these are different worlds. Donald Trumps native world is one of unilateralism and competition, with more than...

Angela Merkel wins a fourth term in office – but it won't be an easy one

Angela Merkel will continue as chancellor of Germany. But following an election that saw the rise of smaller parties most notably the far right her fourth term will probably be an eventful one in ways she would not wish...

US under Trump Series: President Trump signs new travel ban with additional countries as old one expires

President Trump has signed a new executive order travel ban that was first initiated on the very first week after his inauguration and created quite a furore not only within the United States but around the world too. The...


New Treatment For Blindness Gets FDA Panel Recommendation, First Of Its Kind

Providing hope to thousands of people suffering from hereditary blindness, advisers for the US Food and Drug Administration just gave a critical recommendation to a new type of treatment. Using gene therapy, the treatment...

VP Mike Pence Heads NASA’s Revived Moon Council, SpaceX To Do The Heavy Lifting

After months of hinting that a Lunar mission is in the works, US vice-president Mike Pence announced via The Wall Street Journal op-ed that NASA would be sending humans to the moon. The article was published just before...

Scientists Makes Hydrogen Fuel Production Cheaper With Seawater And New Nanomaterial

Solar and wind energy might be the renewable resources that are growing in popularity, but hydrogen fuel has proven to be incredibly reliable and powerful as well. Now, a University of Central Florida (UCF) scientist has...

Ikea Now Has Indoor Vertical Farm, Huge Potential For Solar Partnership

With the worlds climate constantly becoming hotter by the year, industries such as farming are going to experience massive problems such as drought and daylight heat thats too much for plants to handle. Thats why products...

Genome editing of human embryos broadens ethics discussions

For several years, scientists have experimented on human embryos with a powerful genome editing tool called CRISPR to see if they could correct genetic errors or reduce the risk of disease. In September, Kathy Niakan at...


EA Axes Yet Another Studio, Shuts Down Dead Space Developer

Entertainment Arts (EA) has earned a reputation for buying video game studios and ruining them, and it seems it has done it again. This time, the victim is Visceral Games, the studio behind the Dead Space series. EA just...

Google AI Creates Better AI Than What Humans Can Develop

Just to prove that practically no one is safe from being replaced by robots, Google recently revealed that its AutoML project has created another artificial intelligence thats even better than what humans can make. The...

CD Projekt Red Addresses Ex-Employee Complaints Alleging Mistreatment Of Workers

The Polish video game company CD Projekt Red is known for running the digital distribution platform and producing the massively popular The Witcher franchise. However, rumors of poor working conditions and...

Google Photos Can Now Recognize Pets, Much Better For Sorting

Tech companies have been able to recognize humans faces for years but now, Google just revealed that it can now recognize pets. Through Google Photos, pictures of pets can automatically be tagged as either dog or cat and...

Netflix Revenue Could Exceed $11B, To Spend $8B On Original Content In 2018

The movie streaming mega giant Netflix is on track to exceed expectations with regards to its revenue by racking up $11 billion. This is largely being attributed to the growth of faster internet access and the spread of...
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