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One of the biggest risks threatening global economy and financial markets this year and over the next few year is reflation, a rather rapid return of inflation. While central banks are waiting to embrace inflation, it poses significant risks of wind up in global stimulus, which as of now stands around $30 trillion. Bond market is especially at risk where Inflation could act as a double edged sword, as investors are likely to demand larger yield compensation and face additional selling pressure due to balance sheet shrinkage. Recent rise in commodities’ price including oil are likely to be initial jitters of reflation. In this series, we will be keeping a close watch over inflationary pressure and keep our readers, traders and investors prepared for it.

Global Reflation Series

Global Reflation Series: Inflation weakens across Europe

May 31, 2017 11:46 am UTC| Commentary Economy

The hawkish views of monetary policies from central banks around the world are taking a hit and the financial markets have started reprising it, facing with softer than expected inflation readings across globe amid a fresh...

Global Reflation Series

Explainer: what is reflation and is Australia experiencing it?

Apr 26, 2017 07:56 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Since the 2007 global financial crisis, policy makers have been fighting deflationary (falling prices) and disinflationary (prices rising at slow rate) pressures. But the global economy finally appears to be entering...

Global Reflation Series

Global Reflation Series: Australian inflation reaches RBA’s target range

Apr 26, 2017 05:32 am UTC| Commentary Economy Central Banks

The Reserve Bank of Australias (RBA) monetary policy has a duty to maintain price stability, full employment, economic prosperity and the welfare of the Australian people and to achieve these targets RBA maintain an...

Global Reflation Series

Global Reflation Series: Inflation at multi-year high from Spain to Poland

Mar 15, 2017 08:32 am UTC| Commentary Central Banks

Latest data released yesterday show that the upward march of inflation that continued early last year is still gathering pace in Europe. Spain released its consumer price inflation report yesterday and it showed that...

Global Reflation Series

Negative Rates Series: Negative bond universe expands again

Mar 09, 2017 05:56 am UTC| Commentary Economy

After peaking around $14 trillion last September, the negative bond universe that comprises of bonds which are trading at negative yields shrank to $9.8 trillion in the third week of February. The election of the...

Global Reflation Series

Global Reflation Series: ECB reaches target; Japan’s core back to positive

Mar 03, 2017 08:02 am UTC| Commentary Economy Central Banks

Yesterdays data released from Japan and the Eurozone presented evidencethat inflation is gaining traction globally. Flash number released yesterday from Eurozone showed that inflation is set to reach the European Central...

Global Reflation Series

Global Reflation Series: Inflation strengthens across Europe

Feb 14, 2017 10:17 am UTC| Commentary Economy

After a report showed that inflation in China strengthened in January with the consumer price index reaching 2.5 percent y/y and producer price index reaching 6.9 percent y/y, which is the highest in five years, further...

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Economy

TWD to remain stuck in range of 30.0-30.5, could face intermittent depreciation pressure in July or Q3: Scotiabank

The TWD has been trading in a range recently on rising concern in local companies with massive FX losses. In the months ahead, the TWD is expected to respond to cross-border flows in an asymmetric manner, i.e. more...

JGBs remain on the upside on expectations of fall in retail sales; BoJ Governor Kuroda’s speech in focus

The Japanese government bonds were pushed slightly higher across the curve on Tuesday, following hopes of a fall in the countrys retail sales for the month of May, scheduled to be released on June 29. In addition, the Bank...

New Zealand bonds close slightly higher after trade surplus eases in May

The New Zealand bonds closed slightly on the upside Tuesday after witnessing a softer trade surplus for the month of May, undershooting market expectations, released earlier today. At the time of closing, the yield on...

Australian bonds remain upbeat in thin trading amid dip in consumer confidence

The Australian bonds remained upbeat Tuesday in thin trading activity that witnessed data of little economic significance and as the countrys weekly consumer confidence edged slightly lower for the second straight week in...

U.S. Treasuries remain mixed ahead of Fed Chair Yellen’s speech, 7-year auction

The U.S. Treasuries slid ahead of a host of speeches by FOMC members throughout this week, especially from the Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, scheduled on June 27. Also, the 5-year and 7-year auctions, due to be held...

Politics

US under Trump Series: Trump pours on cold water on 'Comey tapes' speculation

With a series of tweets, President Donald Trump poured cold water over the hot speculations that has been brewing for months that there are tapes of conversations between him and the former FBI director James Comey. After...

Why Lesotho's in such a mess and what can be done about it

In an interview following his recent return as Prime Minister of Lesotho, Tom Thabane has blamed the army for the countrys chronic political instability. Stating that his previous administration (after an election in 2012)...

US under Trump Series: US department of Justice launches investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal

According to a Fox News report, which was confirmed by Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley, the U.S. Department of Justice has launched a formal inquiry into whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton...

Data Of Almost 200M Americans Collected By GOP Leaked, No Protection Whatsoever

When collecting data from citizens for use in things like winning elections, it makes sense to afford hoard with heavyweight protection. Not only did the GOP fail to do this, which led to the leak of data of 198 million...

Julius Caesar in our times

All the worlds a stage, Shakespeare once wrote. In recent weeks, that Shakespearean adage has been particularly resonant, with the New York Public Theaters production of Julius Caesar attracting worldwide scrutiny...

Science

Gwyneth Paltrow's Company Lied About $120 Space-Age Healing Stickers

The health industry has no shortage of charlatans claiming that some magical seeds, flowers, herbs, or even energy are capable of miraculous healing. Now, those swindlers can add actress Gwyneth Paltrows company called...

Hacker Group ‘Anonymous’ Accused NASA Of Non-Existent Alien Announcement

Known for its rebellious activities against governments and huge companies committing acts that it deems immoral or unjust, the hacker group Anonymous has earned a reputation for being the champion of common folk. However,...

Elon Musk Tells Climate Change Deniers To Get A Thermometer

The vast majority of scientists agree that climate change is real and that it is being sped up by human activity, theres no debate there. Unfortunately, there are still those with influence in the political sphere that...

Scientist Say Lack Of Funding Is Biggest Obstacle To Immortality

For centuries, humanity has been searching for ways to live longer, resist diseases, and generally have a happier life. Throughout the centuries, people thought that the biggest challenge to discovering the secret to...

Electric Cars Can Also Power Buildings When Parked, Researchers Say

It seems there is one more reason to get an electric car other than to protect the environment. According to researchers, vehicles running on electricity can also power buildings without suffering battery drain or...

Technology

Nokia Phones Gaining Traction Due To Nostalgia, $229 Nokia 6 Coming To US

In a rather unexpected turn of events, it would seem that Nokia is coming back in a major way by capitalizing on the nostalgia that a lot of customers still feel regarding its old phones. Its 3310 remake is so popular, it...

FF15 Players Can Now Drive Off-Road With The Regalia

One of the biggest complaints that players had with the sweet royal set of wheels in Final Fantasy 15 is not being able to go off-road. When the Regalia was first announced before the games launch, many were hoping that it...

Nintendo SNES Classic Revealed, Production Will Be Better This Time

When the Nintendo NES Classic was discontinued a few months ago due to supply shortages, fans of the retro unit were outraged and dismayed. The company is about to go another round with the $79 SNES reboot, where fans will...

New VR Headset Is 70X More Powerful Than The Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, And Magic Leap

Right now, the biggest names in virtual reality are Oculus, HTC, Microsoft, Google, and Magic Leap. However, another firm is out to disrupt this delicate balance with a VR headset that is 70 times more powerful than the...

Take Two Bows Down To Gamers, Brings Back GTA Modding

In yet another instance of giant companies being forced to their knee by the sheer outrage of its customers, Take Two brings back modding to Grand Theft Auto. This particular kerfuffle started because the publisher sent a...
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