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U.K. hard data surprises on the upside, suggest possibility of mild upgrade in Q4 GDP estimates

Feb 10, 2017 12:20 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Data released by Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed Friday that U.K. industrial production growth exceeded economists expectations in December. U.K.s industrial output climbed 1.1 percent month-on-month in...

FxWirePro: Aussie continues with consolidation phase on momentary cushion by Chinese trade balance but long term demand factor to weigh on AUD

Feb 10, 2017 10:29 am UTC| Economy Insights & Views

AUDUSD has extended gains today from the lows of 0.7614 to the current 0.7642 levels after China reported a USD 51.35 billion trade surplus in January of 2017, lower than a USD 56.67 billion surplus a year earlier but...

Increased private health insurance premiums don't mean increased value

Feb 10, 2017 09:15 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy Business

A topic of discussion at many barbecues this summer will inevitably be private health insurance. Is it worth it? Do we need it? Every year it gets more expensive. The average 4.8% increase in premiums just announced will...

FxWirePro: Loonie likely to stay cheaper for longer on gloomy economy and high correlation to crude prices – Naked put for medium term and spread for long term

Feb 10, 2017 05:56 am UTC| Economy Central Banks Commentary

The Canadian dollar now appears cheap both from a PPP perspective and versus a time series of the real trade-weighted exchange rate (refer above graph). This has helped to support growth and is expected to last for longer,...

FxWirePro: The Day Ahead- 10th February 2017

Feb 10, 2017 04:07 am UTC| Commentary Economy

Lot many economic dockets and events scheduled for today and all with low to medium volatility risks associated. Data released so far: Australia: Home loans for December rose 0.4 percent for December. Investment...

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Chart of the Day: Treasury dump

Feb 09, 2017 17:47 pm UTC| Commentary Economy

Foreign governments have been selling US Treasury and bonds at a record pace. As the dollar rose since 2014 summer, global central banks have been selling treasuries in order to defend the value of their currencies. In...

RBA's Statement on Monetary Policy: Preview

Feb 09, 2017 16:49 pm UTC| Commentary Economy Central Banks

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) issues a Statement on Monetary Policy four times a year. The statement sets out the central banks assessment of current economic conditions, both domestic and international, along with...

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Economy

U.K. retail sales unexpectedly slip in Jan, show first signs of fall in underlying trend since Dec 2013

Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), showed on Friday that U.K. retail sales volumes unexpectedly dropped by 0.3 percent compared with the previous month, widely missing analysts expectations for a 0.9...

FxWirePro: The Day Ahead- 17th February 2017

Not many economic dockets scheduled for today and all with low to medium volatility risks associated. Upcoming: Eurozone: December current account balance will be reported at 9:00 GMT, construction output numbers...

EUR/CZK likely to dip towards 25.00 this H2, says Commerzbank

The EUR/CZK currency pair is expected to dip towards a level of 25.00 in the coming months, especially in the second half of this year. Further, Czech headline inflation is likely to overshoot the central banks 2 percent...

Singapore's banking industry to see limited upside in 2017 on weak GDP growth - S&P

SP Global Ratings in a report published today said that it sees limited upside for Singapores banks In 2017 due to weak GDP growth. SP Global Ratings maintains its stable outlook on the Singapore banking sector for 2017....

Markets price in 34 pct chance of Fed rate hike at March meet after Yellen's upbeat economic assessment

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellens congressional testimony gave a rather upbeat assessment of the US economy, consistent with the Feds expectation of further gradual increases in interest rates. In a testimony before the...

Politics

What a philosopher and the Thirty Years War tell us about Donald Trump

Michel Foucault, who died more than 30 years ago, has something to tell us about Donald Trump. The French philosopher once delivered a famous lecture which sought to explain why the people of Europe had done away with the...

Why the government should tax unhealthy foods and subsidise nutritious ones

In an Australian study published today, we show that if the government were to combine taxes and subsidies on a range of foods and beverages, it could substantially improve the health of Australians and potentially free up...

Understanding populism: how leaders can better sell economic reform

Economic policies are seldom an easy sell. Think of the governments continued attempts to get the crossbench to help pass its unpopular corporate tax cuts. Economic issues matter to Australians. Issues such as housing...

A new president and a chance for Germany to face its demons

Frank-Walter Steinmeiers election as Germanys president represents a rare opportunity for his country. While the role is essentially ceremonial, Steinmeiers background, combined with a dramatically changing global...

Zuma's state of the nation address: nothing but farce and fisticuffs

Lets face it. Over the last three years the annual State of the Nation address in South Africa has become embarrassing. First the citizens of the country tune into the usual punch-up between the opposition Economic Freedom...

Science

We need to think about redefining citizenship in the Anthropocene

The hottest year on record was 2016. It was also the year scientists advised that Earths citizens were now living in the Anthropocene, the name proposed for an epoch in which humans influence geology and environment on a...

Lab-Grown, Pork-Free Bacon For Everyone!

Bacon is one of the most popular foods among Americans, but climate change has increased the chance of a bacon shortage. With this being the case, perhaps lab-grown bacon will finally get the chance to muscle into porks...

How far they'll go: Moana shows the power of Polynesian celestial navigation

This article contains minor spoilers. One of the greatest feats of human migration in history was the colonisation of the vast Pacific Ocean by Polynesian peoples. They achieved it thanks to their sophisticated...

Immunity During Pregnancy Determined By Baby’s Sex, Study States

The immune system of pregnant women fluctuate throughout the course of the nine months carrying the child or children, this is an established fact. However, the sex of the baby as the factor has always been more of...

SpaceX To Send Super Bacteria Into Space On Valentine’s Day

Elon Musks rocket company SpaceX is slated to send a rocket up into space on February 14th carrying a very special payload. With the alarming rate of growth of drug-resistant superbugs on Earth, scientists now want to send...

Technology

Snapchat For Android To Get Major Updates Starting Next Week; Will We Expect A Smartphone Too?

According to CEO Evan Spiegel, Android users should expect some major updates for the Snapchat app. In a series of responses on Reddit, the recluse CEO made it known that hes aware of the performance issues on Android...

Nintendo Switch Unboxing Reveals First Look At Menu System

A new unboxing video for the Nintendo Switch was taken by a fan who received the gaming console a couple of weeks earlier. Den of Geek reports that gaming enthusiast hiphoptherobot filmed and uploaded an unboxing video...

Artificial Intelligence Can Rewrite Its Own Code For Predictive Responses Much Like Skynet

Current artificial intelligence technology is being taught to be smarter by basically feeding them mountains of data and having them repeat tasks again and again until they learn. A company recently came up with a way to...

Man Saves Life By Sacrificing Tesla Model S, Elon Musk Offers Free Repairs As Reward

There are rare moments in life when a person has the chance to act for the good of others even if it meant sacrificing something that they love. In one amazing case, a driver of a Tesla Model S in Germany actually saved...

Google Unleashes Secret Weapon To End Amazon Cloud Supremacy, Will It Be Enough?

The tech world has been experiencing a quiet kind of turmoil for some time now, with companies vying for the top spot in the cloud computing industry. Right now, Amazon is wearing the crown, but Google is determined to...
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February 17 15:00 UTC Released

USLeading Index Chg MM*

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0.6 %

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0.5 %

Previous

0.5 %

February 17 13:30 UTC Released

CASecurities Foreign C$ MM

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10.23 bln C$

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7.24 bln C$

February 19 21:00 UTC 397397m

KRPPI Growth*

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0.8 %

February 19 21:00 UTC 397397m

KRPPI Growth YY*

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1.8 %

February 19 23:50 UTC 567567m

JPExports YY*

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4.7 %

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5.4 %

February 19 23:50 UTC 567567m

JPImports YY*

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4.7 %

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-2.6 %

February 19 23:50 UTC 567567m

JPTrade Balance Total Yen*

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-636.8 bln JPY

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641.4 bln JPY

February 20 07:00 UTC 997997m

TRProducer Prices YY

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Forecast

Previous

66.90 %

February 20 07:00 UTC 997997m

TRProducer Prices YY

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Forecast

1.9 %

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1.0 %

February 20 07:00 UTC 997997m

DEProducer Prices MM

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0.3 %

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0.4 %

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