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After several years of extremely loose monetary policy, the U.S. Federal Reserve intends to start tightening, for clear reasons, markets will remain focused on the crucial monetary cycle, which is set to have a major impact on almost all asset classes. Economic data releases will provide clues to the robustness of economies- some of which are vulnerable to investment outflows as higher rates make U.S. assets more attractive. Emerging economies are already struggling to support currencies hit by Fed rate hike expectations. In this exclusive series we will provide insightful analysis and views on central banks decisions, emerging markets currencies, bond markets, Fed's tools for managing monetary cycle, investment outflows, including direct government intervention, the imposition of capital controls, and, indirectly, quantitative easing.

Fed Hike Aftermath Series

Fed Hike aftermath Series: Hike probabilities over coming meetings

Sep 24, 2018 05:52 am UTC| Commentary Central Banks

FOMC increased interest rates in March and June and increased its forecast from three rate hikes in 2018 to four rate hikes. June decision was unanimous. Current Federal funds rate - 175-200 bps (Note, all calculations are...

Fed Hike Aftermath Series

Fed Hike aftermath Series: Hike probabilities over next 12 months

Oct 30, 2017 07:28 am UTC| Commentary Central Banks

Hike probability sharply spiked after last FOMC meeting, where projection material showed that the U.S. Federal Reserve is still projecting one more hike for 2017, which is likely to be December. Before the meeting, the...

Fed Hike Aftermath Series

Fed Hike aftermath Series: Hike probabilities over next 12 months

Oct 02, 2017 07:01 am UTC| Commentary Central Banks

Hike probability sharply spiked after last FOMC meeting, where projection material showed that the U.S. Federal Reserve is still projecting one more hike for 2017, which is likely to be December. Before the meeting, the...

Fed Hike Aftermath Series

Fed Hike aftermath Series: Hike probability spiked after FOMC decision

Sep 21, 2017 08:31 am UTC| Commentary Central Banks

Yesterday, in its monetary policy announcement Fed signaled another hike by the end of the year and initiated the balance sheet reduction beginning October. In light of that, lets take a look at the market pricing of...

Fed Hike Aftermath Series

Fed Hike Aftermath Series: Hike odds jump suggests market worrying over inflation

Sep 18, 2017 13:34 pm UTC| Commentary Central Banks

Last week, the media focus was largely on UK inflation report, followed by Bank of Englands (BoE) rare guidance on rates and less attention was paid to the market pricing of hike bets. The financial markets pricing of hike...

Fed Hike Aftermath Series

Fed Hike aftermath Series: Market pushed back rate hike expectation beyond June next year

Sep 08, 2017 12:49 pm UTC| Commentary Central Banks

This week, several key policymakers including Lael Brainard, Neel Kashkari, Robert Kaplan have warned against future rate hikes citing of lower inflation. Kashkari even went further to add that Fed rate hikes so far may...

Fed Hike Aftermath Series

Fed Hike Aftermath Series: Key commentaries from FOMC policymakers this week

Sep 08, 2017 07:58 am UTC| Commentary Central Banks

Several FOMC policymakers have remarked on the monetary policy throughout the week. Here is the compilation of the key remarks, Lael Brainard: As a member of the board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve she is...

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Economy

SK, LG: No end in sight for feud over battery dispute

SK Innovations and LG Energy have been involved in legal disputes for quite a while now and the case is being heard in the U.S. The International Trade Commission is handling the proceeding since it is about alleged stolen...

Ford dismisses ITC's criticism over SK deal for not being based on hearing

Ford Motor Co on Friday dismissed criticism from the U.S. International Trade Commission for not being based on a public interest hearing, noting that it committed to SK Innovations battery programs before any misconduct...

China barred the import of pineapples from Taiwan

China banned the imports of pineapple, and the order came into effect earlier this week. Beijing announced that the tropical fruit could not enter the country, and Taiwan assumed that this is a political move. Taiwans...

Sinclair Broadcasting Group is laying off hundreds of workers soon

Sinclair Broadcasting Group announced this week that it would be laying off hundreds of workers soon. The company said it was left with no choice but to dismiss a percentage of its workforce as the business was affected by...

Politics

Michelle Obama praises House Democrats' push for passage of voting rights bill

Former first lady Michelle Obama has actively advocated for voter turnout and voter rights and with the state Republicans pushing for bills that would encourage voter suppression, Congressional Democrats are pushing for a...

Joe Biden foreign policy: US to speak with 'Quad' to discuss response to China

Relations between the United States and China were heavily strained during the Trump administration, but President Joe Biden seeks to approach the situation regarding China differently. The US is set to re-engage the...

Joe Biden signs new executive order expanding voting rights

A part of President Joe Bidens election victory against Donald Trump was due to high turnout at the polls in response to Trumps suppression efforts on mail-in voting. In commemoration of Bloody Sunday, Biden announced that...

Donald Trump sends cease and desist letters to top GOP organizations against using his name and likeness

Former President Donald Trump still holds great influence over much of the Republican Party and was previously reported to continue asserting his influence over the GOP through another PAC. Trumps attorneys recently sent...

Science

Transparent wood is coming, and it could make an energy-efficient alternative to glass

Wood is an ancient material humans have been using for millions of years, for the construction of housing, ships and as a source of fuel for burning. Its also a renewable source, and one way to capture excess carbon...

Pigs can play video games, scientists discover

Pigs might not be able to fly, but they can play video games. In a new study, researchers from Purdue University in Indiana, US have shown that pigs can use a digital screen and joystick, operated by their snout, to move a...

Why is there water on Earth?

Water is essential to life as we know it and it seems completely normal to have water all around us. Yet Earth is the only known planet to be covered by oceans. Do we know exactly where its water came from? This is not...

What's the difference between mutations, variants and strains? A guide to COVID terminology

Living through a global pandemic over the past year has seen all of us expanding our vocabularies. We now understand terms like PPE, social distancing and contact tracing. But just when perhaps we thought we had a...

Einsteinium: 100 years after Einstein's Nobel Prize, researchers reveal chemical secrets of element that bears his name

A century ago, an upstart German physicist by the name of Albert Einstein turned the scientific world on its head with his discovery of the photoelectric effect, which proved light to be both a particle and a wave. Awarded...

Technology

Apple is discontinuing the iMac Pro

Apple is discontinuing the iMac Pro and is currently only selling its base model. The confirmation comes after reports that the company could be launching a new model of iMac with a fresh design and likely not with an...

Microsoft tests Chromium-powered Edge browser for Xbox consoles

A new version of the Microsoft Edge powered by Chromium is in early testing for the Xbox system. One of the gaming-focused features it is expected to deliver is the option to access the Google Stadia library. Xbox...

IT firms in S. Korea to be briefed on ‘Netflix Law’

South Koreas Ministry of Science and ICT will hold a meeting this week with officials from Netflix, Facebook, Google, Naver, Wavve, and Kakao to set up detailed guidelines for the countrys Netflix Law. Dubbed the...

S. Korea to revise outdated e-commerce law to better protect consumers

South Koreas Fair Trade Commission is revising the Act on Consumer Protection in Electronic Commerce to cover new forms of online transactions and to impose more responsibilities to e-commerce platforms and online...
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