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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

Polish inflation falls below 2 pct in January, NBP likely to remain relaxed

Polands headline inflation slipped back below 2 percent in the month of January, as expected. This signifies that the National Bank of Polands projection materializes, so central banks voices calling for stable official...

UK gilts jump after January retail sales miss market expectations, albeit higher than previous

The UK gilts jumped Friday after the countrys retail sales for the month of January, missed market expectations, albeit registering figures higher than the ones seen in December. The yield on the benchmark 10-year...

UK gilts jump after January retail sales miss market expectations, albeit higher than previous

The UK gilts jumped Friday after the countrys retail sales for the month of January, missed market expectations, albeit registering figures higher than the ones seen in December. The yield on the benchmark 10-year...

German bunds flat in muted trading after wholesale price index beats estimates in January

The German bunds remained flat in a muted trading session that witnessed the least participation from investors. However, the 1-tier wholesale price index (WPI) data for the month of January topped market expectations,...

German bunds flat in muted trading after wholesale price index beats estimates in January

The German bunds remained flat in a muted trading session that witnessed the least participation from investors. However, the 1-tier wholesale price index (WPI) data for the month of January topped market expectations,...

Politics

For black celebrities like Oprah, it's impossible to be apolitical

Oprah Winfreys rousing Golden Globe speech has many speculating whether the media mogul will become a presidential candidate in 2020, with some pundits questioning the merits of another celebrity president. But to...

Politicians are inflating the evidence used to justify tax increases

Chris Doucouliagos, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Deakin Business School and Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University Many government policies are flawed because...

GOP tax plan doubles down on policies that are crushing the middle class

The U.S. middle class has always had a special mystique. It is the heart of the American dream. A decent income and home, doing better than ones parents, and retiring in comfort are all hallmarks of a middle-class...

What does Ramaphosa's victory mean for South Africa's economy?

A great deal is expected from Cyril Ramaphosa who was elected as the president of South Africas governing party, the African National Congress (ANC). This positions him to become the countrys president in 2019. Sibonelo...

Cyril Ramaphosa prepares to confront South Africa's bleak future

Among all the remarkable turns in African politics this year, one of the most momentous was Decembers ANC party congress in South Africa, where the party chose a new president: Cyril Ramaphosa, who narrowly bested...

Science

Ozone Layer Update; Not Recovering As Expected For Unknown Reasons

In the late 90s, the issue regarding the hole in the ozone layer was big in the public consciousness, but it quickly faded in light of a new gigantic threat in the form of climate change. In recent years, scientists have...

Scientists Wants To Use Poison As Male Birth Control

The pharmaceutical industry or indeed the drug market has historically used a variety of organic substances and resources to create medicine for various applications. Several poisonous plants, for example, have been turned...

Children Given New Ear Grown From Their Own Cells

Growing human body parts has been the focus of study for many in the medical industry for decades. In a recent breakthrough, a new study revealed that children with underdeveloped ears were given new ones that were grown...

Scientists Are Now Turning To AI-Powered Viruses To Kill Drug-Resistant Superbugs

Due to the proliferation of antibiotics and the careless disposal of these drugs into the environment, many drug-resistant strains of bacteria have started popping up. Aptly called Superbugs, these microorganisms have...

Mega Cities To Suffer Most Due To Rising Temperatures, Heat Waves To Assault Urban Poor And Rich Alike

Thanks to global warming, the planets temperature continues to rise despite the best attempts of countries trying to curtail the effects of carbon emissions. In a recent study, researchers have found that this rising...

Technology

Twitter Surprises Everyone By Actually Making Money

Twitter has been a bit of an oddity in the tech industry since its inception, in that it doesnt really make much money. Unlike Snapchat, Instagram, or Facebook, the sitting U.S. presidents preferred social media platform...

Fortnite Battle Royale’s Valentine’s Patch Is Here And Players Get A Crossbow

One of the best things about Epic Games Fortnite Battle Royale is the many quirky, and often timely events that it provides to its millions of players. Since Valentines Day is coming up, its only fitting that players would...

Renewable Energy Made Up Half Of New U.S. Energy In 2017

2017 saw one of the fastest adoption rates for renewable energy yet, with about half the added power coming from green sources. This is the fourth time that renewables outpaced natural gas as new additions to the power...

Elon Musk Throws Shade At LIDAR For Driverless Cars, Calls It A Crutch

LIDAR is one of the foremost technologies being used in developing self-driving technology right now, with big names like Googles Waymo and Uber frantically trying to claim supremacy using the tool. In his usual renegade...

Google Sued, Accused Of Knowingly Selling Broken Pixel Phones

When Google launched the first batch of Pixel phones, the products received mixed reactions from the industry. Many critics loved it but just as many had issues with it. Apparently, theres a portion of customers who...
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