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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

U.S. Treasuries climb ahead of Fed Chair Powell, FOMC members’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries climbed Friday ahead of the Federal Reserves Chair Jerome Powells speech, coupled with a host of FOMC speeches through the day, as well namely Evans, Bostic and Kaplan. The yield on the benchmark...

German bunds gain even as Ifo business climate tops market expectations in April

The German bunds gained during European session Friday as investors have shrugged off the higher-than-expected Ifo business climate index for the month of April, released today. The German 10-year bond yields, which...

German bunds gain even as Ifo business climate tops market expectations in April

The German bunds gained during European session Friday as investors have shrugged off the higher-than-expected Ifo business climate index for the month of April, released today. The German 10-year bond yields, which...

USD/KRW likely to trade between 1,060-1,085 with upward bias given rising geopolitical uncertainties, says Scotiabank

The USD/KRW currency pair is expected to range trade between 1,060 and 1,085 with an upward bias given rising geopolitical uncertainty. Also, the South Korean exporters dollar selloff will provide some support to the KRW...

New Zealand bonds close higher on safe-haven demand as rising global uncertainties threaten risk sentiments

New Zealand bonds closed higher Friday as investors tilted towards safe-haven assets, following a rise in ongoing global uncertainties after United States President Donald Trump cancelled an upcoming summit with North...

Politics

The first terrorist act in Indonesian prison: the triggers and how to prevent them

Indonesia witnessed another terrorist act last week. But, this time, it occurred in a maximum-security detention centre located at the polices Mobile Brigade headquarters in Depok, West Java. More than 150 terrorist...

Would America vote for Oprah for president?

America has had a black president. Is the country ready for a black president who is also a woman? Speculation about the candidacy of Oprah Winfrey makes clear that some voters think so. Granted, Winfrey says she...

Lawyers keep secrets locked up – so they get asked to do the dirty work

Lawyers seem to at the center of lot of scandals lately. President Donald Trumps personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, whose office and hotel were raided by the FBI, is only the latest example. Harvey Weinsteins law firm...

Rise of cryptocurrencies could curb American power

There has been a lot of talk in foreign policy circles of the coming post-American world in which the international system will transition from a unipolar to a multipolar system. But, as we currently stand, the US remains...

Debate: On secularism in the 21st century

In January 2018 the French commemorated the Charlie Hebdo attacks that occurred three years earlier. The expression of American solidarity then toward the victims in France was quick and unwavering just as it was in the...

Science

Scientists Just Found A Black Hole That Is Eating Everything In Its Path

Black holes are some of the most terrifying subjects in the realm of science. Not only do they offer a glimpse into the raw power that is present in the universe, they also invoke undefinable terror in those who imagine...

Salt Could Prevent Hearing Loss After An Explosion

In movies, whenever a bomb goes off or an explosion occurs, there is that iconic moment where sounds are muffled and there is a high-pitched ring that pervades the whole scene. While films can go over-the-top with regards...

Scientists Want To Make Dogs Live Longer

Dogs are some of the most endearing creatures on the planet and one of the most tragic things about them is their short lives, at least when compared to humans. Depending on the breed, they can live from 7 to 15 years, on...

700,000-Year-Old Find Proves Early Humans Settled The Philippines Longer Than Previously Thought

Archeologists recently made a monumental discovery in the Philippines that pushes back the earliest period of human settlement in the region that was previously thought by over 600,000 years. Rhino bones and tools that...

States Sue EPA Over Rollbacks Of Environmental Protection Regulations

The Trump administration might not believe in climate change and could not care less about the environment, but the rest of the US does. This is why 18 states so far are now suing the Environmental Protection Agency for...

Technology

California SC Rules Social Media Providers Should Grant Criminal Defendants Access to Requested Data

The California Supreme Court recently ruled that criminal defendants should be granted access to certain social media posts and communications in order to build their case. In the age of prevalent social media use among...

'Overwatch' Developers Explain Why A Sequel Is Not Yet In The Pipeline

In the surging success of video games designed based on Battle Royale themes, it is remarkable how a multiplayer shooter such as Overwatch manages to, not only maintain its fanbase, but also gather support from more gamers...

Apple Bags $539 Million in Damages From Patent Infringement Lawsuit vs. Samsung

After a seven-year legal battle, the jury has decided that Apple is entitled to a $539 million payment in damages over a patent infringement case against their top smartphone industry rival, Samsung. The said amount...

Epic Games Reveals 'Fortnite' V5 State of Development Brings Playground Mode And More Optimizations

Fortnite developer Epic Games revealed the next set of patches and new contents, including a new Playground mode and several optimizations, arriving through the games fifth State of Development update. In a recently...

Exposed T-Mobile Domain Could Have Leaked Private Customer Information

A security flaw was recently discovered hiding in T-Mobile domain that could have been exploited to gather customers private information. According to reports, the vulnerability was found in one of T-Mobiles subdomains...
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