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China's 2017 GDP likely to fall to 6.3 pct as credit growth slows, says Fitch Ratings

Mar 20, 2017 08:07 am UTC| Commentary Economy

The Chinese economy is expected to growth at around 6.3 percent this year, a downward adjustment of 0.1 percentage point since the November 2016 GEO, following slowdown in the countrys credit growth. The possibility of...

SGD likely to trade at 1.48 by end-2017, says ANZ Research

Mar 20, 2017 07:02 am UTC| Commentary Economy

The Singaporean dollar is expected to trade at around 1.47 by the end of this year, according to a forecast publish by ANZ Research, revising from 1.50 previously. The previous forecast had factored in further policy...

Central Banking Series

Taiwan central bank likely to hold benchmark discount rate at 1.375 pct, says DBS Bank

Mar 20, 2017 06:24 am UTC| Commentary Central Banks Economy

The Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan) (CBC) is expected to hold the benchmark discount rate at 1.375 percent at its monetary policy meeting, scheduled to be held on March 23 and maintain the view that economic...

New Zealand bonds gain ahead of GDT price auction, weak consumer sentiment lend support

Mar 20, 2017 05:28 am UTC| Commentary Economy

The New Zealand bonds closed higher Monday as investors wait to watch the GlobalDairyTrade price auction, scheduled to be held on later in today. Also, weak consumer sentiment has lent support to bond prices. The yield...

FxWirePro: The Day Ahead- 20th March 2017

Mar 20, 2017 04:55 am UTC| Commentary Economy Central Banks

Not many economic dockets and events scheduled for today and all with low to medium volatility risks associated. Data released so far: United Kingdom: Right move house price index is up 2.3 percent y/y in...

Why coca leaf, not coffee, may always be Colombia's favourite cash crop

Mar 20, 2017 02:45 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Colombias current peace process is facing numerous challenges. In a country that has suffered the worst impacts of the international drug war, one main dilemma is this: what to do with rural regions which have specialised...

Unpicking the labyrinth that is India's Adani

Mar 18, 2017 07:43 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Indian multinational Adani Group is becoming a more familiar name in Australia, as the companys interest in its proposed Carmichael coal mine in Queensland grows. At the same time, theres concerns the arrangement may shift...

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Economy

Australian bonds sharply rebound tracking firm U.S. Treasuries

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...

Surprisingly positive Eurozone PMIs fuel rate hike speculation

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...

New Zealand bonds close flat as investors shrug-off worse-than-expected February trade deficit

The New Zealand bonds closed flat Friday as investors largely shrugged-off the worse-than-expected trade deficit for the month of February. The yield on the benchmark 10-year bond, which moves inversely to its price...

Australian bonds snap rally tracking weakness in U.S. Treasuries, higher equities

The Australian bonds snapped rally on the last trading day of the week, tracking weakness in the U.S. counterpart and as investors poured into riskier assets, including equities and crude oil. Also, upbeat retail sales...

RBNZ expects outlook to be shaped by considerable uncertainty, to stay pat until mid-2018

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) at policy meeting on Thursday, left the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75 percent and reiterated that interest rates will remain low for a considerable time. The policy statement...

Politics

US under Trump Series: Message from Mnuchin loud and clear

There are lots of uncertainties surrounding the new administration in the United States led by President Donald Trump. While it can be sometimes noisy surrounding Trump given the level of theatricals in the media, one can...

“Sesame Street” To Introduce Its First Autistic Muppet; Is The PBS Defunding Move Due To The Show’s Parody Of Donald Trump For Years?

Early this week, Sesame Street officially debuted its first Muppet with autism. Julia, a red-haired shy Muppet, was first introduced last year in digital form for Sesame Workshops Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in...

Can Silicon Valley's autocrats save democracy?

In late February, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg published an essay that laid out the social networks vision for the coming years. The 5,700-word document, immediately dubbed a manifesto, was his most...

A clarion call for a new kind of popular politics

If the rising sense of alienation from the political process is to be reversed in the long term, it will require more than a quick dose of populist rhetoric or tinkering with the way politics is organised. The British...

Rodrigo Duterte relaunches Philippine drug war despite calls for investigation

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to continue his war on drugs in spite of growing calls for an investigation into his role in it. On March 6, the Philippine government lifted its suspension on police...

Science

Complete Synthetic Genome Creation Within Reach

Genetic manipulation is an incredibly touchy subject that many scientists would love to dive into headlong, but which the rest of the world has been preventing them from doing. As a result, researchers have had to make...

The decoupling delusion: rethinking growth and sustainability

Our economy and society ultimately depend on natural resources: land, water, material (such as metals) and energy. But some scientists have recognised that there are hard limits to the amount of these resources we can use....

Scientists Create DNA Computer With Potentially Infinite Memory And Processing Capacity

One of the biggest challenges confronting humanity right now is the impending wall that technology will eventually hit when it comes to the memory and processing capacity of computers. One of the avenues that scientists...

Scientific theories aren't mere conjecture – to survive they must work

The evidence is incontrovertible. Global warming is occurring. Climate change is real, is serious and has been influenced by anthropogenic activity. The scientific evidence is clear: Global climate change caused by human...

Comets or volcanoes? Scientists are changing their mind about how the Earth's water got here

The Earth has been the blue planet for as many as 3.8 billion years. Ancient sedimentary rock deposits and lava that cooled into characteristic pillow shapes provide irrefutable evidence that liquid water has existed at...

Technology

UK Pressuring WhatsApp To Give Up Encryption Secrets After London Terror Attack

Following the recent attack in Westminster, London, UK officials have been scrambling to provide its citizens with a measure of security and assure the public that it is doing everything it can to prevent future attacks....

Twitter Confirms Plans To Offer Paid, “Enhanced” TweetDeck For Power Users

Twitter has just confirmed that they are planning on a subscription-based offer for power users of its soon-to-be premium version of Twitter. A spokeswoman told The Verge that the company is indeed conducting a survey...

Messenger Gets Both Mentions And Reactions

Facebook has had the Mentions and Reactions features on its main platform for years, but not on its Messenger app. Now it will, which should help add some spice to conversations and cut through the clutter. The Reactions...

Instagram Starts Censoring Users, Blurs Pictures

It was inevitable. With so many people posting sensitive and even disturbing images on Instagram, it was only a matter of time before the popular social media platform started censoring users. Now, whenever Instagram deems...

JonTron Dropped As Yooka-Laylee Character Due To Racist Views

YouTuber JonTron or Jon Safari has been removed from the list of people affiliated with the game Yooka-Laylee, where he voiced one of the characters. The game by studio Playtonic is a spiritual successor to platformer...
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March 24 14:30 UTC Released

USECRI Weekly Annualized*

Actual

9.0 %

Forecast

Previous

9.6 %

March 24 14:30 UTC Released

USECRI Weekly Index*

Actual

144.6 %

Forecast

Previous

145.5 %

March 27 08:00 UTC 189189m

DEReal GDP YY*

Actual

Forecast

111.0 %

Previous

111.0 %

March 27 08:00 UTC 189189m

EZIfo Expectations*

Actual

Forecast

104.0 %

Previous

104.0 %

March 27 08:00 UTC 189189m

DEIfo Expectations*

Actual

Forecast

104.3

Previous

104.0

March 27 08:00 UTC 189189m

DEIfo Current Conditions*

Actual

Forecast

118.3 %

Previous

118.4 %

March 27 09:00 UTC 249249m

EZIfo Expectations*

Actual

Forecast

4.9 %

Previous

4.9 %

March 27 09:00 UTC 249249m

TRLoans to Non-Fin

Actual

Forecast

Previous

2.3 %

March 27 09:00 UTC 249249m

EZLoans to Non-Fin

Actual

Forecast

Previous

2.3 %

March 27 09:00 UTC 249249m

EZLoans to Households*

Actual

Forecast

2.3 %

Previous

2.2 %

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