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With the increasing macro-economic exposures globally, trading precious metals involves a systematic study of higher beta and mitigation approach. In this exclusive series, we simplify the complexities of strategic decisions in metal investments and trading for enhanced risk-adjusted returns, while other asset classes are increasingly volatile.

Metal Supply & Demand Series

China challenges US findings on its Aluminium foil subsidies

Aug 10, 2017 12:14 pm UTC| Commentary Economy

A prove by US department of commerce has published its initial findings that Chinese Aluminium foil producers receive subsidies in the range of 16.56 to 80.97 per cent. According to the report, the U.S. customs and broader...

Metal Supply & Demand Series

China’s commodity imports record strong growth in February, likely to improve further

Mar 08, 2017 10:36 am UTC| Commentary Economy

Chinas imports of commodities recorded relatively strong growth in February, although the Chinese New Year holidays saw levels drop from January. On a YTD (Jan-Feb) basis, all commodities bar copper recorded strong...

Metal Supply & Demand Series

China’s commodities imports grow strongly in January, likely to be slightly lower in February

Feb 13, 2017 06:29 am UTC| Commentary

Chinas commodities imports grew relatively strong in January as consumers restocked before the Chinese Lunar New Year holidays, noted ANZ in a research report. Given a surprisingly solid level of imports recorded in the...

Metal Supply & Demand Series

Metal supply/demand Series: Copper mine strike to continue in Chile

Feb 01, 2017 07:40 am UTC| Commentary

The red metal, which is better known as an industrial barometer rose last night after it became clear that the workers at Chiles Escondida mine operated by BHP Billiton rejected the management offer and decided to continue...

Metal Supply & Demand Series

Net reduction in copper contracts seen for 1st time in 8 weeks - CFTC

Dec 27, 2016 15:52 pm UTC| Commentary

According to the latest Commitment of Traders (COT) data released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday, hedge funds and money managers slashed their net positions in copper futures for the first...

Metal Supply & Demand Series

China's copper scrap imports confirm weakness in underlying copper demand

Nov 25, 2016 17:05 pm UTC| Commentary

The release today of Chinas copper scrap import data confirmed weakness in underlying copper demand in the worlds largest copper consumer. Chinas copper scrap imports stood at a gross weight of 236k tones, the lowest since...

Metal Supply & Demand Series

Industrial metal prices rise sharply after U.S. election, copper prices likely to stay above USD5000/t

Nov 18, 2016 08:42 am UTC| Commentary

Following the U.S. election, industrial metal prices have increased sharply on the back on an apparent infrastructure-led boost to demand, noted ANZ in a research report. But in coppers case, the rise in prices of copper...

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Economy

Australian bonds slump following weakness in U.S. Treasuries; FOMC decision in focus

Australian government bonds slumpedon Mondayfollowing weakness in the U.S. Treasuries as investors remained optimistic about December and three more rate hike by the Federal Reserve next year. The yield on the benchmark...

FxWirePro: The Day Ahead- 11th December 2017

Not many economic data and events scheduled for today and all with low to medium volatility risks Upcoming: Italy: Retail sales report for October will be published at 9:00 GMT. Greece: industrial production...

FxWirePro: The Day Ahead- 8th December 2017

Lots of economic data and events scheduled for today and some with high volatility risks associated. Data released so far: Australia: Hoe loans down 0.6 percent in October. Investment lending for homes grew 1.6...

FxWirePro: The Day Ahead- 7th December 2017

Lots of economic data and events scheduled for today and some with high volatility risks associated. Data released so far: Australia: October trade balance came at $105 million. Upcoming: Japan:...

U.S. Commerce department announces affirmative preliminary circumvention Rulings on Steel from Vietnam

Last night, U.S. Commerce Department announced preliminary affirmative circumvention rulings on steel imported from Vietnam accusing that corrosion-resistant steel (CORE) and certain cold-rolled steel flat products...

Politics

Latino elites are paying the California dream forward

American Latino economic elites have incomes and wealth in the top 5 percent of earners. Some own multi-million-dollar companies or work as corporate executives. Latino politicians like Kevin De León, who is...

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...

Science

Scientists Prevent Weight Gain Despite High Fat Diet

The alarming rate of obesity and weight gain in industrialized nations is one of the most concerning health issues plaguing developed countries today. Scientists might have just come much closer to finally ending this...

Study Says Air Pollution Makes Exercise Pointless, Poses Huge Health Risks To Unborn Babies

Scientists have been encouraging older people to exercise in order to stay healthy, but according to a recent study, air pollution makes this rather pointless. Whats more, another study found that a dirty atmosphere has...

Baby Born Via Transplanted Uterus For The First Time

Further proving that advances in medical science never cease to amaze, a woman just gave birth to a baby with a transplanted uterus. This is the first time it has ever happened in the U.S. and provides hope to a lot of...

Smartphone Addiction Increases Anxiety And Depression, Study Finds

It might feel like the same old story, where elders take issue with new technology and tell the younger generation that their addiction to gadgets would result in problems. However, this time, tutting adults might have...

Thousands Of HIV Patients To Be Injected With HIV Vaccine In Human Trials

Even though HIV has been part of the human consciousness for several decades, creating a cure has proven difficult. Now, an international collaboration is about to perform human trials by injecting thousands of patients...

Technology

Far Cry 5 Delayed Due To Ubisoft’s Newfound Commitment To Quality

Ubisoft just announced that it will be delaying the release of several of its upcoming titles, including Far Cry 5 and the Crew 2. This is apparently due to the success of Assassins Creed Origins, which is currently being...

Net Neutrality Death May Or May Not Kill Bitcoin, Experts Disagree With Each Other

One of the biggest hot-button topics in the American political landscape right now is Net Neutrality and the upcoming vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to kill it. While many fear that the death of a free...

Vine Creator Teases New App, Could It Be Vine 2.0?

Reports that the creator of the previously popular app Vine was making a follow-up app started circulating recently when he revealed that he was working on a side project. Now, Dom Hofmann is teasing the internet with an...

Steam No Longer Accepts Bitcoin For Video Game Purchase

Even though Bitcoin is continuing to skyrocket in value, at least one prominent tech entity is jumping off the crypto bandwagon instead of on it. Valve just announced that it would no longer accept the digital currency on...

Accidental Leak Of God Of War March 2018 Release Date Might Have Been Intentional

Gamers recently spotted a release date on the PlayStation Stores God of War page. At the time, the page said that Kratos is coming back on March 22, 2018. The date has since been changed to December 31, 2018, but many are...
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JPBusiness Survey Index*

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9.7 %

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9.4 %

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CNPPI YY*

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5.8 %

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5.9 %

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6.9 %

December 11 07:00 UTC 173173m

TRCurrent Account Balance*

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-4.527 Bln USD

December 11 09:00 UTC 293293m

ITRetail Sales SA MM

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0.9 %

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ITRetail Sales NSA YY

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3.4 %

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TREndYear CPI Fcst/Cb Svy*

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10.68 %

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USEmployment Trends*

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135.6 tln

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USJOLTS Job Openings*

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6.093 Mln

December 11 21:00 UTC 10131013m

KRExport Price Growth YY*

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8 %

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KRImport Price Growth YY*

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6.8 %

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