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Markets are preparing for Fed's liftoff since 2006, as the FOMC fears that if it postpones the first hike, the hiking cycle may not be as gradual as hinted at by members, as the FOMC risks to ‘fall behind the curve. In this exclusive series we provide an insightful views and analysis on US labor market- a key to understanding why the Fed will raise rates (IOER and ON RRP), swap yields, dollar index, FX volatility and new hiking framework.

Fed Liftoff Series

Rate hike odds improve sharply after FOMC minutes

May 19, 2016 06:26 am UTC| Commentary Central Banks

After yesterdays FOMC minutes gave clearest indication ever for a June rate hike, interest rates market have adjusted sharply in anticipation of such. As per the minutes, many participants believed a riser would be...

Fed Liftoff Series

Fed signals rate hike in June on conditions of economic improvement

May 19, 2016 05:11 am UTC| Commentary Central Banks

The minutes of the April 26-27 Federal Reserve Open Market Committee Wednesday signaled markets of a possible rate hike in June, if the US economy good track of improvement. Investors and creditors have been warned of such...

Fed Liftoff Series

FED liftoff series – end of series note

Dec 16, 2015 16:38 pm UTC| Commentary Central Banks

FOMC decision that we have been focusing on for past days in this series covering various aspects, probabilities, possibilities surrounding a rate hike from FED, is finally here and just few hours away. Not forgettable,...

Fed Liftoff Series

FED liftoff series – key short term levels for key major pairs

Dec 16, 2015 16:05 pm UTC| Commentary

We have almost covered, key vital areas, heading into FOMC, which is widely expected to be the meeting, where FED finally hike rates. We in this post, finally cover some technical aspects - levels and resistances of key...

Fed Liftoff Series

FED liftoff series – Decision day – watch out for dissenters

Dec 16, 2015 15:29 pm UTC| Insights & Views Central Banks

We are only few hours away from much anticipated FOMC decision. We expect, a 25 basis points hike in Federal fund rate, discount rates and 25 basis points hike in excess as well as required reserve. We also expects FED to...

Fed Liftoff Series

FED liftoff series – Decision day – IOER, discount rates and RRP

Dec 16, 2015 15:04 pm UTC| Commentary

We are only hours away from a highest probability chance of a rate hike of 25 basis points from FED, after a decade of no hikes. We in earlier posts have addressed the possible implications, impact of FED hike that might...

Fed Liftoff Series

FED liftoff series – Decision day – general overview

Dec 16, 2015 14:34 pm UTC| Commentary Central Banks

Today finally there is almost certainty that US Federal Reserve will hike rates by 25 basis points, for first time in almost a decade and officially ending long seven years of accommodation. FED however has indicated that...

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Economy

Pakistan to block cryptocurrency trading websites

Pakistans Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) will block websites dealing in cryptocurrency after a complete ban on crypto was recommended following its meeting with the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). The SBP officials,...

Crocs files trademark application for NFT and digital collectibles

Colorado-based American shoe company Crocs may be delving into the world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) based on its US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) filing. Rocs filing was described as Downloadable Virtual Goods...

Chick-fil-A hit a snag with its plans to build New Jersey restaurant

Chick-Fil-A has been planning to build an outlet at a rest stop area on Garen State Parkway in New Jersey. However, the company faces some issues; thus, it cannot proceed with its plans at the moment. According to Fox...

McDonald’s Japan’s launches Canadian Maple Custard Pie, Belgian Chocolat Pie, McNuggets Garlic Pepper

McDonalds Japan has added new food items to its menu list, and they are all delectable. Starting from the Canadian Maple Custard Pie to the Belgian Chocolat Pie and Spicy Chicken McNuggets Garlic Pepper, all new items are...

Rio De Janeiro to invest 1% of treasury in cryptocurrency

Rio de Janeiro will invest one percent of its Treasury in cryptocurrencies to turn the city into a cryptocurrency-friendly hub, according to its mayor, Eduardo Paes Other tax incentives will also be applied to achieve...

Politics

Kevin McCarthy reveals Donald Trump admitted responsibility for Capitol insurrection

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has flip-flopped on his stance regarding the January 6 Capitol insurrection, of which he has become a material witness in the congressional investigations. An unearthed interview of...

Joe Biden appoints Star Jones to serve in US Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad

Joe Biden has appointed television personality Star Jones to a presidential commission. Jones will be serving in the US Commission for the Preservation of Americas Heritage Abroad. Biden has appointed Jones to serve in...

Russia-Ukraine conflict: US official says Moscow looking for 'excuse' to invade

Tensions remain high between Russia, Ukraine, the US, and NATO, along with fears of an invasion. A US official claims the recent cyberattack on Ukraine was Russia looking for a reason to carry out an invasion. Speaking...

Nancy Pelosi's office received calls from Capitol insurrectionists asking for a 'lost and found'

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was among the lawmakers being targeted by the pro-Trump mob during the January 6 Capitol insurrection. According to Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin, following the insurrection, the...

Science

Keio University doctors use iPS-derived cells to treat spinal cord injury

Keio University researchers have successfully transplanted into a patient with a severe spinal cord injury two million neural progenitor cells derived from other peoples iPS cells as part of a clinical study, offering hope...

Virtual moon landing experience offered at Tottori Sand Dunes

Tokyo-based Amulapo, Inc. is offering a tour at the Tottori Sand Dunes for experiencing a simulated landing on the lunar surface for up to 20 participants on Saturday nights until the end of March, during good...

Unilever calls for better plant-based diet through public health strategies

Unilever scientists are prompting public health officials to facilitate the transition to a balanced diet with more diverse nutrient-dense plant foods through consumer education, food fortification, and...

IBS develops photocatalyst that converts carbon dioxide to hydrocarbon

The Institute for Basic Science (IBS) has developed a photocatalyst that converts carbon dioxide into useful hydrocarbon energy. The study was done in collaboration with the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and...

KEPCO to share CO2 decomposition tech to Korea National Railway

Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) had signed an agreement for joint use of the sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) decomposition technology with the Korea National Railway as part of efforts to limit carbon dioxide...

Technology

Walmart cryptocurrency and NFTs could be in the works

Some of the biggest brands around the world have been launching new products and campaigns that would put them into the metaverse over the last year. It appears that Walmart plans on joining them soon by introducing...

‘Halo Infinite’ devs to lower prices in the Shop on January 18

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SteamDB update suggests ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ patch 1.5 could arrive soon

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‘WWE 2K22’ covers to feature Rey Mysterio

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iPad Air 5 is expected to launch with iPhone SE 3 in spring 2022

The first half of 2022 might be a busy one for Apple based on the rumored products to launch in the coming months. The fifth generation of iPad Air is expected to be one of them, and a new report suggests it could be...
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