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In a hope to return to robust and continued global growth in 2016, a strong footing is expected to come from various ‘growth-supporting factors. In this exclusive series of fundamental evaluations, we provide in-depth analytical views on ongoing structural adjustments, continuing demand/supply imbalances, recurring financial market volatility, purchasing power parities, short rates divergences, balance sheet divergences and intensifying geopolitical problems in light of the FX market.

Fundamental Evaluation Series

Take care when examining the economic impact of fires. GDP doesn't tell the full story

Jan 18, 2020 11:15 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Estimates of the economic damage caused by the bushfires are rolling in, some of them big and some unprecedented, as is the scale of the fires themselves. These types of estimates will be refined and used to make or...

Fundamental Evaluation Series

USD/DKK vs. 2-year yield spread

Oct 31, 2017 07:23 am UTC| Commentary Central Banks

The chart above shows, how the relationship between USD/DKK and 2-year yield spread has unfolded since 2012. It can be seen that the pair and the yield spread between 2-year treasury and 2-year Danish government bond...

Fundamental Evaluation Series

Fundamental Evaluation Series: 2-year yield spread vs. GBP/USD

Sep 22, 2017 11:25 am UTC| Commentary

The chart above shows, how the relationship between GBP/USD and 2-year yield divergence has unfolded since 2012. The cosy relationship between the yield spread and the exchange rate, in this case, is quite visible. Back...

Fundamental Evaluation Series

Fundamental Evaluation Series: USD/NOK vs. 2-year yield spread

Aug 22, 2017 12:00 pm UTC| Commentary Central Banks

The chart above shows, how the relationship between USD/NOK and 2-year yield spread has unfolded since 2012. It can be seen that the pair and the yield spread between 2-year treasury and 2-year Danish government bond...

Fundamental Evaluation Series

Fundamental Evaluation Series: USD/CZK vs. 2-year yield spread

Aug 22, 2017 06:21 am UTC| Commentary Central Banks

The chart above shows, how the relationship between USD/CZK and 2-year yield spread has unfolded since 2012. It can be seen even with a naked eye, that the pair and the yield spread between 2-year treasury and 2-year...

Fundamental Evaluation Series

Fundamental Evaluation Series: USD/CHF vs. yield divergence

Aug 17, 2017 08:50 am UTC| Commentary

During our evaluation period beginning 2012, the yield spread between the US 2-year bond and a Swiss equivalent has widened by almost 200 basis points but the exchange rate hasnt followed through as much as it should have...

Fundamental Evaluation Series

Fundamental Evaluation Series: USD/JPY vs. 2-year yield divergence

Aug 17, 2017 08:44 am UTC| Commentary

This one pair has been at odds with yield divergence throughout early 2016 as the yen benefited from risk aversion and due to market participants doubts on BoJs abilities to ease policies further. It had shown...

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Economy

MSCI is removing five Chinese firms from its global index due to Trump’s EO 13959

MSCI Inc. revealed this week that it will be pulling out five Chinese companies from its global equity index. The American finance company headquartered in New York City stated that the removal will begin on Jan. 27 since...

S. Korea fines 7 local steelmakers 300 billion won over price collusion

The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) fined Hyundai Steel Co. and six other steelmakers a combined 300 billion won for colluding to fix the purchase price of steel scrap. It marked the fourth-largest amount of fines...

Starbucks suffers 5% dip in quarterly sales

Starbucks Corp. reported a 5 percent drop in sales in the first quarter ending Dec. 27, more than analysts estimates of a 3.4 percent decline, as the soaring number of coronavirus cases in the United States kept customers...

S. Koreans spend 12.2 trillion won on top food delivery services in 2020

South Koreans spent 12.2 trillion won on the countrys top two food delivery services, Baedal Minjok and Yogiyo, last year, up 75 percent from 6.95 trillion won in 2019, according to the data from industry tracker...

Politics

Ivanka Trump may be backed for a 2024 presidential bid by father Donald Trump if ex-POTUS cannot run

Of all of Donald Trumps adult children, Ivanka Trump is the one who has worked closely with him as his adviser during his term. Should Trump be unable to run for president in the 2024 elections, Ivanka is predicted to be...

Joe Biden climate policy: Executives pen open letter to POTUS in support of climate change fight

Joe Biden has reiterated the importance of fighting the ongoing issue that is climate change, rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement shortly after his inauguration. Executives from major companies have now signed on to...

Joe Biden reaffirms alliance in phone call with Angela Merkel

Since becoming the new president, Joe Biden has been busy contacting fellow world leaders to reaffirm ties while also pressing on some issues at hand. One of his most recent calls was with German Chancellor Angela Merkel,...

Melania Trump career: Ex-FLOTUS reportedly plans to 'disappear' from public in preparation for new venture

It remains to be seen what former first lady Melania Trump plans to do now that she is out of the White House. But, Melania may be looking to pursue a new venture but not before shying away from the public eye for a...

Science

What to feed ducks – according to science

The simple things in life sometimes bring the greatest joy like feeding the ducks at your local pond. The next time you pay your feathered friends a visit, consider introducing some variety into the food you give them....

Yellowstone volcano: USGS warns of possible eruption

Many scientists are keeping watch over the activity occurring in the Yellowstone volcano because of its potential to inflict large-scale damage in the United States. Now, scientists at the USGS have now warned of a...

Mars mission: NASA scientist says Martians can help humans live on Red Planet

Being able to live on Mars is one of the goals that space agencies all over the world have when it comes to exploring the red planet in future Mars missions. Although it may take a while to figure out how we may be able to...

Black holes: Albert Einstein's theory may save Earth from wandering black holes

Black holes are one of the most mysterious objects in the universe and were first brought up by renowned scientist Albert Einstein. With the possibility of wandering black holes being able to consume our own planet, the...

Asteroid alert: 16-meter space rock to pass by Earth on New Year weekend

With days to go until the Earth completes another year around the Sun, it appears that the universe also has plans to celebrate the new year along with us. An asteroid is set to pass by our planet a few days after the new...

Technology

‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ players still demand the return of Brewster and The Roost

Every video game franchise has beloved characters that fans always hope to see in new installments, and that is arguably Brewster for the Animal Crossing series. With Animal Crossing: New Horizons close to celebrating its...

Amazon launches $5/month Alexa Guard Plus service that makes speakers bark like a dog

People now live in a world of subscription-based services, and Amazon has just introduced its new offering to pair with its Echo speakers. The company just launched the Alexa Guard Plus that, as the name suggests, presents...

Apple Watch Series 7 is reportedly launching with a non-invasive blood sugar level monitoring feature

The Apple Watch Series 7 could be a vital gadget for smartwatch users with diabetes. The upcoming wearable device is reportedly launching with a new medical monitoring feature later this year. Apple Watch Series 7 is...

OnePlus 9 devices reportedly launching with 120Hz display and 65W fast charging

The OnePlus 9 series has been mentioned in a new leak claiming a couple of significant upgrades are in the works. Devices included in the lineup are expected to have a display with support for a 120Hz refresh rate and an...
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