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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’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...

Metal Supply & Demand Series

Key factors at play in gold market

Oct 25, 2016 07:42 am UTC| Commentary

Gold has suffered a serious setback after it failed to break above a key resistance around $1380 in June and since then it has struggled to maintain the upside pressure. $1300 area acted as key support until late...

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Economy

FxWirePro: Mexican Peso whipsaws on Trump comments

The Mexican peso reached its weakest point since mid-March after President Trumps commerce secretary Wilbur Ross said that the United States is imposing duties ranging from 3-24 percent on five Canadian companies that...

Central Bank of Russia likely to continue cautious monetary easing, hitting 8.50 pct by end-2017: Dankse Bank

The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) is expected to cut the key rate by 25 basis points to 9.50 percent, as does consensus, at its monetary policy meeting scheduled to be held on April 28. CBR governor Elvira Nabiullina...

US under Trump Series: US will not terminate NAFTA but renegotiate

President Donald Trump and his team decided against pulling the plug on North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) after the President held two separate phone calls with the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the...

US under Trump Series: Trump administration unveils tax proposals

The US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin finally unveiled portions of the much anticipated Trump tax proposals on Wednesday. Mr. Mnuchin said that the proposal would reduce corporate tax rates from the current 35 percent...

South Korea GDP growth likely to hold up at 2.9 pct in 2017, supported by normalisation in domestic politics: Commerzbank

The South Korean economy is expected to hold up at 2.9 percent growth this year, supported by normalisation in domestic politics, continual strong exports performance and proactive policies. At the start of the year,...

Politics

The Kremlin has its watchful eyes set on the French elections

The Ukrainian crisis, from the Maidan protests and the annexation of Crimea to the violent conflict in Donbass, has led to an unprecedented deterioration of relations between Russia and the West. As early as 2014, the West...

Jakarta governor election results in a victory for prejudice over pluralism

The long, divisive campaign for governorship of Indonesias capital city Jakarta is finally over, with unofficial results showing a decisive victory for the challenger Anies Baswedan over the controversial incumbent...

Ethiopia needs a multi-party democracy to end the crushing impact of corruption

A paradox has played out in Ethiopia over the last decade. While its economy has thrived, its political landscape has been overwhelmed by rampant corruption. In 2013, for example, more than 50 high profile people,...

The evolution of France's left and right politics, from the 1789 French Revolution to this year's election

France is heading to the polls on April 23 for the first round of its presidential election. This election holds particular importance for the European nation, which finds itself at a crossroads, with its whole political...

Turkey's constitutional referendum: experts express fear for a divided country

Unofficial results from Turkeys April 16 constitutional referendum show that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has won the right to expand presidential power. The yes campaign has won 51.37% of the votes while no has...

Science

Earth Day Protest Highlights Desperate Situation Of Science And Existing Hope

A few days ago, the world celebrated Earth Day. It was meant to be a time when humanity recognized the importance of Mother Nature, highlighting its plight in some form of solidarity. However, what ended up happening is...

Degrees of separation: companies shed degree requirements to promote merit over qualifications

At the end of 2016, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) revealed that close to two-thirds of all Australians had completed a degree or apprenticeship. The growth in the number of people attending a university or...

Death metal: how nickel played a role in the world's worst mass extinction

Around 250 million years ago, life on Earth nearly came to an end, in a mass extinction between the Permian and Triassic periods known as the Great Dying. Some 90% of the species in the oceans and 70% of vertebrate...

Proof: Saturn moon Enceladus is able to host life – it's time for a new mission

Ever since studies started suggesting that chemical reactions between water and rock on Saturns moon Enceladus could provide enough energy in the water to feed microbial life, scientists have been searching for proof that...

"Pathogen hunters": citizen scientists track plant diseases to save species

Plant diseases threaten food security and sustainability. They affect ecosystems and change natural environments. They cost money, too. An enormous amount is spent globally each year to control these diseases; the damage...

Technology

Scientists Create Artificial Womb, Opens Doors To Miracles And Abominations

Science has given way to both some of the most useful and atrocious advancements in human history. The artificial womb that scientists just successfully created has the potential for breeding both. Not only does it offer...

Instagram Set To Hit 1 Billion Users Soon, Facebook Profits On The Rise

Facebook already has three platforms that surpassed the 1 billion user mark; its main platform, WhatsApp, and Messenger. Soon, its about to count Instagram on that exclusive list and unlike its two messaging platforms,...

Call Of Duty: WWII Revealed, Here Are The Noteworthy Details

Leaks about the upcoming Activision game Call of Duty: WWII has been flowing over the last few months, which provided the media and gamers a rough picture of what the game is going to be. With the official reveal of the...

New Amazon Echo Camera Offer Is A Huge, Creepy Security Risk

When the worlds biggest online retailer introduced the always-on feature of its Echo devices, it sparked a firestorm of debates with regards to security. As such, Amazon would have had to expect the same to happen when it...

Google Employs New Method To Combat Fake News And Offensive Content

With the tech giant still under a lot of pressure to do something about fake news and offensive content, Google is employing a new method to reduce the presence and visibility of either problem. The new solution largely...
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Fintech Week Chicago

April 27 19:00 UTC Released

ARIndustrial Output NSA*

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-0.4 %

Forecast

-3 %

Previous

-6 %

April 27 15:00 UTC Released

SAPvt Sector Loans YY*

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-0.1 %

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0.3 %

April 27 21:00 UTC 2020m

KRBOK Manufacturing BSI*

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Previous

78 bln $

April 27 23:00 UTC 140140m

KRService Sector Output Gr*

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Previous

0.1 %

April 27 23:00 UTC 140140m

KRIndustrial Output YY*

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Forecast

3.7 %

Previous

6.6 %

April 27 23:00 UTC 140140m

KRIndustrial Output Growth*

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Forecast

2.0 %

Previous

-3.4 %

April 27 23:01 UTC 141141m

GBGfK Consumer Confidence

Actual

Forecast

-7 %

Previous

-6 %

April 27 23:30 UTC 170170m

JPAll Household Spding YY*

Actual

Forecast

-0.3 %

Previous

-3.8 %

April 27 23:30 UTC 170170m

JPAll Household Spending MM*

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-0.8 %

Previous

2.5 %

April 27 23:30 UTC 170170m

JPCPI, Core Nationwide YY

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Forecast

-0.2 %

Previous

-0.4 %

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