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Central Banking Series

Bank of Canada likely to keep policy rates on hold in October

Oct 24, 2017 19:34 pm UTC| Commentary

The Bank of Canada is likely to keep its policy rates on hold tomorrow, noted TD Economics in a research report. Market reaction is expected to hinge on significant elements of the communiqué, particularly the...

Central Banking Series

PBoC likely to continue with enhancing liquidity fine-tuning and keeping tightening bias - Barclays

Oct 23, 2017 14:21 pm UTC| Commentary

The Peoples Bank of China is expected to carry on with enhancing liquidity fine-tuning while maintaining a tightening bias in both monetary and regulatory policy, as long as growth continues to be more than 6.5 percent,...

Central Banking Series

BSP likely to hike 25 bps each in both Q2 2017 and Q1 2018, says DBS Research

Sep 15, 2017 04:52 am UTC| Commentary Central Banks Economy

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is scheduled to next week and markets are looking for cues on the policy trajectory going forward. BSP has kept rates steady so far this year. We remain of the view that the central bank...

Central Banking Series

Bank of Japan’s monetary policy to stay extremely accommodative through fiscal 2017 – Danske Bank

Sep 13, 2017 22:45 pm UTC| Commentary

The Bank of Japans monetary policy is expected to stay extremely accommodative through fiscal 2017, which would also underpin demand, both domestically and abroad, noted Danske Bank in a research report. The Japanese...

Central Banking Series

RBA monetary policy: Assessing future bias

Sep 05, 2017 04:58 am UTC| Commentary Central Banks

Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) chose to keep the interest rate steady at 1.5 percent. Lets look at the details of policy announcement to assess the bias of RBA. Key highlights RBA notes that the pickup in...

Central Banking Series

ECB President Draghi likely to express concern over recent euro appreciation, says Danske Bank

Sep 04, 2017 10:07 am UTC| Commentary Central Banks Economy

The European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi is expected to express concern over the recent appreciation in the common currency at the upcoming monetary policy meeting on September 7, explicitly mention that the...

Central Banking Series

Bank of Korea likely to keep monetary policy accommodative, adopt wait-and-see approach

Aug 31, 2017 22:24 pm UTC| Commentary Central Banks

The South Korean central bank, Bank of Korea kept its key interest rates on hold at 1.25 percent on Thursday, as was widely anticipated. It has kept its rates unchanged since lowering by 25 basis points in June 2016. The...

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Economy

FxWirePro: President Trump’s announcement on further tax cuts likely to support S&P500

Speaking earlier this week, President Trump dropped a hint that more tax cuts in coming. According to him, his administration will be unveiling more tax cuts proposal sometime prior to November and it would be something...

U.S. Treasuries nearly flat ahead of few FOMC speeches; May meeting minutes keep yields under pressure

The U.S. Treasuries remained nearly flat Thursday in a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance. However, the hawkish FOMC May meeting minutes kept yields under control, skewed to the...

UK gilts slump after April retail sales surpass market expectations; investors eye BoE Governor Carney’s speech

The UK gilts slumped Tuesday after the countrys retail sales for the month of April beat market expectations as well as rebounding from the last release in March. Investors will now be focussing on the Bank of England...

German bunds suffer after Q1 GDP remains unchanged; eyes on ECB’s account of monetary policy meeting

The German bunds suffered during European session Thursday after the countrys gross domestic product (GDP) for the first quarter of this year, released early today, remained unchanged. Investors will now be focusing on the...

New Zealand’s April trade surplus remains stronger than market expectations; NZD/USD trades tad higher

New Zealands April trade surplus of NZD263 million was stronger than expected with broad-based strength across most sectors.By market, the Great China region was again influential, but there remains broader based support...

Politics

The first terrorist act in Indonesian prison: the triggers and how to prevent them

Indonesia witnessed another terrorist act last week. But, this time, it occurred in a maximum-security detention centre located at the polices Mobile Brigade headquarters in Depok, West Java. More than 150 terrorist...

Would America vote for Oprah for president?

America has had a black president. Is the country ready for a black president who is also a woman? Speculation about the candidacy of Oprah Winfrey makes clear that some voters think so. Granted, Winfrey says she...

Lawyers keep secrets locked up – so they get asked to do the dirty work

Lawyers seem to at the center of lot of scandals lately. President Donald Trumps personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, whose office and hotel were raided by the FBI, is only the latest example. Harvey Weinsteins law firm...

Rise of cryptocurrencies could curb American power

There has been a lot of talk in foreign policy circles of the coming post-American world in which the international system will transition from a unipolar to a multipolar system. But, as we currently stand, the US remains...

Debate: On secularism in the 21st century

In January 2018 the French commemorated the Charlie Hebdo attacks that occurred three years earlier. The expression of American solidarity then toward the victims in France was quick and unwavering just as it was in the...

Science

Scientists Just Found A Black Hole That Is Eating Everything In Its Path

Black holes are some of the most terrifying subjects in the realm of science. Not only do they offer a glimpse into the raw power that is present in the universe, they also invoke undefinable terror in those who imagine...

Salt Could Prevent Hearing Loss After An Explosion

In movies, whenever a bomb goes off or an explosion occurs, there is that iconic moment where sounds are muffled and there is a high-pitched ring that pervades the whole scene. While films can go over-the-top with regards...

Scientists Want To Make Dogs Live Longer

Dogs are some of the most endearing creatures on the planet and one of the most tragic things about them is their short lives, at least when compared to humans. Depending on the breed, they can live from 7 to 15 years, on...

700,000-Year-Old Find Proves Early Humans Settled The Philippines Longer Than Previously Thought

Archeologists recently made a monumental discovery in the Philippines that pushes back the earliest period of human settlement in the region that was previously thought by over 600,000 years. Rhino bones and tools that...

States Sue EPA Over Rollbacks Of Environmental Protection Regulations

The Trump administration might not believe in climate change and could not care less about the environment, but the rest of the US does. This is why 18 states so far are now suing the Environmental Protection Agency for...

Technology

Report: Apple Settles With Volkswagen For Electric Self-Driving Cars Project

While Apple stays mum about their plans in producing electric self-driving vehicles, there have been several reports indicating that the Cupertino-based tech giant is not abandoning its efforts on this field. Most...

Scary Malware 'VPNFilter' Infects Over 500,000 Routers Worldwide

A new and scary malware, now dubbed as VPNFilter, has been recently discovered and has infected more than 500,000 routers in at least 50 countries around the world. Ciscos Talos Intelligence Group had been investigating...

The Pros and Cons of Blockchain in the Energy Industry

Since its introduction to the mainstream market, Blockchain has disrupted a lot of sectors. From financial, insurance, and shipping industry to government agencies and even the cattle market, the technology has varying...

'Battlefield V' Developers Confirm There Will Be No Loot Boxes

Developers of the upcoming first-person shooter video game Battlefield V confirmed they are not going to release in-game loot boxes. The announcement and big reveal of Battlefield V is one of the most talked-about...

Blockchain Can Ease the Process of Immigration: Tim Draper

Prominent investor Tim Draper has predicted that Bitcoins impact on humanity will surpass staggering milestones in the past such as the Iron Age, Renaissance, and the Industrial Revolution. In a recent statement, he said...
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