Central Banking Series

RBI likely to maintain status quo at 6.25 pct through 2017, says DBS Research

Mar 27, 2017 06:08 am UTC| Commentary Central Banks Economy

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is expected to maintain status quo throughout this year, keeping the repurchase rate steady at 6.25 percent in 2017. However, beyond this year, the next move is likely to be a rate hike...

US under Trump Series

US under Trump Series: Why markets are worried on healthcare bill?

Mar 27, 2017 06:08 am UTC| Commentary Economy

As the lawmakers at congress failed to pass the new health care legislation, the financial market has taken a turn for the worse. Stocks declined, Yields moved lower, and the dollar weakened. As the doubts on the passing...

New Zealand bonds close tad higher amid mild trading activity

Mar 27, 2017 05:32 am UTC| Commentary Economy

The New Zealand bonds closed tad higher Monday, slightly racing the U.S. counterparts amid a session that witnessed data of little economic significance. The yield on the benchmark 10-year bond, which moves inversely to...

Australian bonds sharply rebound tracking firm U.S. Treasuries

Mar 27, 2017 03:59 am UTC| Commentary Economy

The Australian bonds sharply rebounded on the first trading day of the week Monday as investors poured into safe-haven assets tracking firmness in U.S. Treasuries amid losses in riskier equities and oil. Also, the...

Central Banking Series

ECB’s Praet reiterates low rates, says no risks to eurozone financial stability from Brexit

Mar 24, 2017 15:14 pm UTC| Commentary Economy Central Banks

ECB chief economist Peter Praet speaking in Sole stood by the ECBs pledge to keep interest rates low well past the end of its bond purchase programme. The exact meaning and length of well past would be decided by the...

U.S. Treasuries slide ahead of FOMC members Bullard, Dudley’s speeches

Mar 24, 2017 12:15 pm UTC| Commentary Economy

The U.S. Treasuries slid at the closing of thetrading week Friday as investors remained cautious ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) members James Bullard and William C. Dudleys scheduled speeches later in...

Surprisingly positive Eurozone PMIs fuel rate hike speculation

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

Eurozone economic growth gathered further momentum in March, bolstering optimism over the region in the face of Brexit. Businesses across the euro zone ramped up activity at the fastest pace in almost six years, a survey...

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Spanish economic growth could exceed 2.5 pct for the next 2-4 years - Economy Minister Luis de Guindos

The Spanish economy expanded at 0.7 percent in both the third and fourth quarters of 2016. Spain maintained an economic growth of 3.2 percent in 2016, unchanged from the previous year. The economy expanded for the third...

U.S. Treasuries slightly gain ahead of Fed Chair Yellen’s speech

The U.S. Treasuries gained slightly Tuesday ahead of the Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellens scheduled speech later in the day. Investors reassessed Trumps ability to pass potentially reflationary bills, such as the...

Poland inflation likely to rise further in March, unlikely to have any impact on MPS stance

Poland Marchs flash CPI inflation data is due Friday, and analysts expect Polands inflation to rise further as base effects are still in place and are likely to push the number higher. Driven by a global acceleration in...

German bunds rally on expectations of lower March consumer inflation

The German bunds rallied Tuesday, following expectations of a fall in the countrys consumer price inflation during the month of March. The yield on the benchmark 10-year bond, which moves inversely to its price, slumped...

JGBs trade mixed ahead of February retail sales, consumer inflation

The Japanese government bonds traded mixed Tuesday as investors remain keen to watch the countrys February retail sales as well as consumer price inflation data, scheduled to be released on March 29 and 31...


German election: Merkel’s CDU wins big in regional election

The final crucial election in the European continent will take place in Germany on September 24th. Incumbent German Chancellor Angela Merkel is hoping to become Germanys longest serving chancellor by winning the fourth...

How the Spanish political laboratory is reconfiguring democracy

This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in the 21st...

Latin American presidents love Twitter – and that's not a good sign

The Conversation Globals series, Politics in the Age of Social Media, examines how governments around the world rely on digital tools to exercise power. Latin American democracy was born with an original sin: income...

Why polls seem to struggle to get it right – on elections and everything else

I am a professor of mathematics, so my ears perk up when I hear someone say that polls seem inaccurate. The public understandably focuses on polling results and how much these results seem to vary. Take two presidential...

Trump's credibility takes a hit as FBI finds no evidence of Obama 'wiretap'

FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Michael S. Rogers have both testified before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that they do not have any information or evidence to support...


National Science Statement a positive gesture but lacks policy solutions: experts

Today the Australian government launched the National Science Statement, outlining its commitment to science as part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda. This comes in advance of the 2030 Strategic Plan, with...

It’s the age of the antibiotic revolution, not apocalypse

Bad news sells papers. Or as Elliot Carver, the media mogul set on world domination in the Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies put it: Theres no news like bad news. As a scientist, my responsibility is to separate fact from...

New Drug Destroys Breast Cancer In 11 Days, Study Indicates

Breast cancer is one of the most frightening diseases that afflict women and even some men in all walks of life. While some treatment plans have been proven to work in the past such as chemotherapy, many of them are too...

Can science produce better passport control officers?

Passport officers often have to scrutinise hundreds of people each day. They have just a few seconds to stare through their glass screens at the impatient and perhaps slightly dishevelled traveller facing them and decide...

Astronomers to peer into a black hole for the first time with new Event Horizon Telescope

Ever since first mentioned by Jon Michell in a letter to the Royal Society in 1783, black holes have captured the imagination of scientists, writers, filmmakers and other artists. Perhaps part of the allure is that these...


Android Co-Founder Makes His Own Smartphone, The God Creator Comes

Andy Rubin is one of the founders of the Android mobile operating system, which effectively makes him a God within the Android development community. In a recent Tweet, Rubin hinted that his new company called Essential...

New Tesla Roadster, Coming Right Up; Fastest EV Car

The Tesla Roadster was the first car that the popular electric car company ever built and it broke a lot of conventions. For one thing, it was the first all-electric sports car that was meant to be both fast and efficient....

Google Creates Dedicated Page For Free Paid Apps On Play Store, ‘Free App Of The Week’

At this point, everybody already knows that there are free apps and there are paid apps on stores like Google Play and the Apple App Store. Sometimes, however, paid apps are available for free. Google just made it a lot...

Apple Might Finally Start Selling iPhones In China Again

Apple and China havent really been seeing eye-to-eye over the last few years, with the second largest consumer market having its own ideas of what the American company should be sharing that the latter just did not like....

Tesla Model 3 Dashboard The Same As Model S, Will Have Better Range Than Chevy Bolt Though

The Tesla Model 3 is the companys attempt at finally accessing that coveted mass consumer market and a lot is riding on it. If fans were hoping for a more futuristic dashboard, however, it seems CEO Elon Musk popped that...
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March 28 21:00 UTC Released

KRBOK Manufacturing BSI*


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79 bln $

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ARTrade Balance*


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March 29 08:00 UTC 506506m

ITConsumer Confidence




106.6 %

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ITMfg Business Confidence




106.3 %


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