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...

UK gilts slump after retail sales beat market expectations in October; BoE Governor Carney’s speech in focus

Nov 16, 2017 09:56 am UTC| Commentary Economy

The UK gilts slumped Thursday after the countrys retail sales beat market expectations during the month of October. Also, investors are looking forward to Bank of Englands (BoE) Governor Mark Carneys speech, scheduled for...

Australia likely to witness further falls in unemployment rate over near-term, says ANZ Research

Nov 16, 2017 08:00 am UTC| Commentary Economy

The ANZ labor market indicator points to further falls in the unemployment rate. Rising employment will support household income, but as yesterdays weak Wage Price Index shows the reduction in spare capacity in the labor...

Optimistic ECB likely to extend QE into 2018, says Schroders

Nov 16, 2017 06:58 am UTC| Commentary Central Banks Economy

The optimism within the European Central Bank (ECB) is expected to drive the central to extend its quantitative easing going into 2018. Although the news is full of the political strife in Europe, risk assets have...

New Zealand bonds end higher as politics continue to weigh; 10-year yield down 4 bps this week

Nov 16, 2017 06:05 am UTC| Commentary Economy

New Zealand bonds closed higher Thursday as the countrys ongoing political and policies uncertainties continue to weigh. So far this week, the bond yields remained on the downside, where 10-year yield plunged over 4 basis...

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Euro likely to extend further gains in 2018, says Canadian Imperial Bank

The common currency is expected to extend further gains going into 2018, according to a recent report from the Canadian Imperial Bank. On track to cut back asset purchases later this month, the ECB is now on the precipice...

New Zealand bonds close higher after imports hit record high in October, trade deficit widens

New Zealand government bonds closed higher on Friday after the countrys imports hit a record high in October. Also, rising expectations that the Reserve Bank of New Zealand is set to keep interest rates at record lows for...

Long-term JGB yields rise after BoJ reduces size of bonds purchases

Japanese government bonds slumped on Friday after the Bank of Japan reduces the size of its bonds purchases by 10 billion yen. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which moves inversely to its price,...

Australian bonds gain on weak investors’ sentiments; dovish RBA minutes still weigh

Australian bonds gainedon Fridayas investors moved into safe-haven buying following weakness in the riskier assets like equities and crude oil. Also, the Reserve Bank of Australias dovish November meeting minutes still...

Singapore’s Q3 GDP growth upwardly revised, inflation likely to rise in November

Singaporean economic growth was upwardly revised from its initial advanced reading for the third quarter of 2017. The sequential growth was upwardly revised to 8.8 percent from the initial advanced reading of 6.3 percent....


Brexit: why Macron has more room to manoeuvre than May and Merkel

Despite the valiant efforts of both the EU and the UK to uphold confidence in the Brexit negotiations process, its clear the talks have been deeply unsatisfactory for both sides. Fundamental conflicts of interest and...

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...

Catalonia crisis: Spain enters unchartered territory following Madrid move to end autonomy

Shortly after Catalonias parliament in Barcelona voted to declare independence from Spain on October 27, the senate in Madrid voted to trigger Article 155 of the Spanish constitution, removing Catalonias autonomy. In...

China's ambition burns bright - with Xi Jinping firmly in charge

The most important political event of 2017, the 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress, has concluded. And while there was much to digest, one image above all stands out: Xi Jinpings political dominance and his burning...

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...


Drug Addiction Could Be Cured With Gene Therapy

The opioid addiction crisis gripping the U.S. is currently one of the biggest health issues plaguing the country. In many cases, opioid addicts turn to using heroin or methamphetamine in order to get high. In what could...

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...


JPMorgan CEO Calls Bitcoin ‘Stupid’, Offers Bitcoin Trading Anyway

The CEO Of JPMorgan, Jamie Dimon has been quite vocal in his criticism of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. In fact, he has been known to threaten to fire employees who traded in cryptocurrency and called the market stupid....

Russia Finally Acknowledges Radiation Clouds Over Europe But Denies Responsibility

For months now, European monitoring agencies have been detecting radioactive clouds over several EU countries. These agencies have been speculating that these clouds may be coming from Russia. However, not only did Russia...

$35,000 Off-Road EV Has 555 Horsepower And More Torque Than A Tank

While Tesla might be the reigning king of both sports and sedan electric vehicles, its cars are not exactly suited to off-road driving. This is where the Nikola Powersports Nikola Zero UTV (Utility Task Vehicle) could make...

Hawaii Joins In Condemning EA And Loot Boxes, Wants To Block Battlefront II Sales

At this point, its safe to say that loot boxes and microtransactions are incredibly unpopular features in games with anyone except the publishers. Everyone from the gamers to developers, and now, even politicians hate the...

Valve To Make Steam ‘Review Bombing’ Toothless With New Changes

Reviews are meant to inform customers, which is why Valve opted to allow users on its digital distribution platform Steam to leave them on games and other products. However, it would seem that some people have found a way...
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