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S&P upgrades Indonesia’s sovereign rating to investment grade, IDR likely to outperform in region

May 19, 2017 16:42 pm UTC| Commentary Economy

On Friday, SP Global Ratings raised Indonesias sovereign rating to an investment grade. The rating was revised to BBB- from BB+ with a stable outlook. After the revision, Indonesia has now acquired an investment grade...

U.S. Treasuries move slightly lower in response to modest improvement in global equities, hawkish shift in short-term Fed rate hike expectations

May 19, 2017 11:43 am UTC| Commentary Economy

The U.S. Treasuries moved slightly lower in response to a modest improvement in global equity markets and a hawkish shift in short-term Fed rate hike expectations, with short-dated paper underperforming and the yield curve...

Malaysia’s gross domestic product beats expectations in Q1, driven by strong domestic demand

May 19, 2017 11:09 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy Central Banks

According to data released by Malaysias Department of Statistics, Malaysias gross domestic product (GDP) grew well beyond expectations in the first three months of 2017, powered by the manufacturing and services sectors....

UK gilts slump on fall in demand for safe-haven assets

May 19, 2017 10:51 am UTC| Commentary Economy

The UK gilts slumped on fall in demand for safe-haven assets amid arise in riskier equities and oil. The yield on the benchmark 10-year gilts, jumped 3-1/2 basis points to 1.09 percent, the super-long 30-year bond...

EUR/PLN likely to reach 4.25 by end of Q2 this year, says Commerzbank

May 19, 2017 09:15 am UTC| Commentary Economy

Despite strong manufacturing growth across most of the CEEcountries, inflationary pressures are not emerging yet. Most of the headline CPI acceleration we have witnessed has been driven by large commodity price swings...

German bunds narrowly mixed in quiet trading session; investors await Q1 GDP data

May 19, 2017 08:47 am UTC| Commentary Economy

The German bunds traded narrowly mixed Friday as investors remained sidelined in a silent trading session that lacked data of economic significance. However, investors remain focused to watch the countrys first-quarter...

FxWirePro: Can Canadian CPI be a booster for USD/CAD upside forecasts?

May 19, 2017 07:56 am UTC| Economy Central Banks Insights & Views

Today Canadian CPI numbers are scheduled to be announced. Clearly, the Canadian economy was only able to recover from the collapse of the oil price in 2014/15 as well as it did because the export industries outside the...

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Economy

Is China the potential driver of a new wave of globalisation?

Since the 2008 global financial crisis and with a particular impetus after Xi Jinping became president in 2012 Chinas foreign policy has been characterised by a departure from a keeping a low profile approach to one of...

Japan's underlying inflationary pressures remain subdued, highlight difficult task ahead for the BoJ

In Japan, data from the Internal Affairs Ministry showed on Friday that Japans core consumer inflation gauge rose for a fourth month in April, the longest run of gains since mid-2015, but remains far below the central...

German bunds climb on safe-haven demand amid quiet trading session

The German bunds climbed at the close of the trading week on Friday as investors poured into safe-haven instruments amid a quiet trading session that witnessed data of less economic significance. The yield on the...

EUR/HUF likely to remain steadily higher over the coming year, says Commerzbank

MNB remained dovish at its May Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting this week, but there was the absence of any fresh dovish signals, which made markets wonder whether or not MNB was going to reconsider its ultra-dovish...

JGBs flat post slightly lower-than-expected April core consumer inflation

The Japanese government bonds traded flat on the last trading day of the week after reading the countrys slightly lower-than-expected core consumer price inflation for the month of April. The benchmark 10-year bond...

Politics

Virtual doorstep: journalists, social media and the victims of tragedy

Some of the most powerful stories about the atrocity in Manchester have been told online: whether pictures of the missing, the videos taken in the aftermath or the hashtags such as #roomformanchester or #acityunited...

How World War I changed the weather for good

Culture has rarely tired of speaking about the weather. Pastoral poems detail the seasonal variations in weather ad nauseam, while the term pathetic fallacy is often taken to refer to a Romantic poets wilful translation of...

Beyond Brexit: ‘Global Britain’ looks to the emerging Anglosphere for new opportunities

What lies beyond Brexit? This is not just a question for the United Kingdom and the European Union, but also one that will reverberate around the world. One answer is the Anglosphere. Often spoken of as an...

Electioneering in the social media age

Britain is engaged in a General Election contest and once again political parties are investing money, time and energy in their online presence. The Tories are ploughing cash into Instagram adverts and Labour is doing its...

How UKIP’s decline could provide a major boost for Theresa May

The British prime minister Theresa May called a snap general election in the expectation that it will deliver her a substantially increased parliamentary majority. This in turn would give her the strong and stable...

Science

Resistance to hydropower is evaporating as science takes centre stage

Big dams have a bad reputation. Theyre often associated with social disruption and environmental damage. That perception is now shifting. The challenges of climate, urbanisation and economic growth in countries and...

There Are Now Tattoos That Can Say It Was Stupid To Get A Tattoo Out Loud

Humans have had a long history with tattoos, going back to the hunter-gatherer days when primitive tribes would mark themselves after a successful hunt or winning a war. These days, tattoos have become a fashion statement,...

Gas Station On The Moon Planned, Mars Mission Jump Point

There are several developments in the space sector right now, one of which is the effort to colonize Mars. However, this project has quite a few obstacles with energy burnout being a major factor. This is where a Caltech...

Arms Early Impressions Favorable, Nintendo Switch Motion Control Seems Good

When it was announced that Nintendo was going to be released a fighting game with motion controls called Arms, many were concerned that the response wouldnt be up to par. Based on early impressions, however, both the game...

Scientific Proof That Vegans Are Right, Going Meatless Will Save The World

In developed communities, particularly in the US, Vegans have earned unfortunate reputations for being a little annoying. However, new scientific research suggests that they may actually have the right standpoint on the...

Technology

Designing games that change perceptions, opinions and even players' real-life actions

In 1904, Lizzie Magie patented The Landlords Game, a board game about property ownership, with the specific goal of teaching players about how a system of land grabbing impoverishes tenants and enriches property owners....

Another Private Rocket Company Competes With SpaceX, Successful Test Reaches Space

Theres no denying that Elon Musks SpaceX is the most popular private space company in the business right now. However, its not the only one. Another American company successfully launched a rocket from a New Zealand site,...

Free ‘The Witcher’ Game Available To Players Of ‘Gwent’ Closed Beta

CD Projekt Red has opened the doors to the open beta of the Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, so everyone can finally try out the spin-off card game found in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt title. This isnt the end of the surprises,...

Fallout 4 Is Free-To-Play This Weekend, But Only This Weekend

Theres no doubt that Bethesdas Fallout 4 video game has been a financial success, but it seems the company wants to increase the exposure of the title years after its release. This weekend, players will be able to download...

Far Cry 5 Details Revealed; Cults And Inbred Characters?

After confirming a few details about Far Cry 5 last week, Ubisoft promised that it will do the official announcement of the game in a few days. In the meantime, the company released an official artwork for the game that...
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May 26 14:30 UTC Released

USECRI Weekly Annualized*

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5.1 %

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5.0 %

May 26 14:30 UTC Released

USECRI Weekly Index*

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144.1 %

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144.5 %

May 28 15:00 UTC 15201520m

SAM3 Money Supply YY*

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0.0 %

May 28 15:00 UTC 15201520m

SAPvt Sector Loans YY*

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-0.1 %

May 29 08:00 UTC 25402540m

EZLoans to Households*

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2.4 %

May 29 08:00 UTC 25402540m

EZLoans to Non-Fin

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2.3 %

May 29 08:00 UTC 25402540m

EZMoney-M3 Annual Grwth*

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Forecast

5.2 %

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5.3 %

May 29 23:30 UTC 34703470m

JPAll Household Spending MM*

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1.1 %

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-2 %

May 29 23:30 UTC 34703470m

JPAll Household Spding YY*

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-0.7 %

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-1.3 %

May 29 23:30 UTC 34703470m

JPJobs/Applicants Ratio

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Forecast

1.46 %

Previous

1.45 %

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