Australia

Australia import prices fall, exports rise Sweden Unemployment rate unchanged at 7.60%, retail sales falls German unemployment rate unchanged at 6.10% Eurozone economic sentiment index ticks higher in July US Weekly jobless claims rise more than expected Today’s Economic events Australia import prices q/q -1.0% vs. 1.60...

2016-07-28 John Benjamin Read more
G20

Image via World Bank / Flickr G20 members met in China over the weekend, reiterating the need for more fiscal stimulus Japan exports continue to slump, but imports fall at a faster pace Germany Ifo business confidence falls less than expected in July Today’s Economic events Japan trade balance 0.33 trillion vs. 0.24 trillion...

2016-07-25 John Benjamin Read more
Jens Weidmann

Japan all industry activity falls on weaker construction and industrial output RBNZ releases economic report suggesting further easing was required Australia NAB business confidence falls in Q2 UK retail sales falls to a 6-month low, public borrowing falls to a 9-year low ECB keeps key lending rates unchanged Today’s Economic ...

2016-07-21 John Benjamin Read more
UK Unemployment

The IMF cut its global growth forecasts for 2016 by 0.1 percent points to 3.10% Germany Producer Prices Index falls less than expected UK unemployment rate falls to 2005 lows at 4.90% in May Today’s Economic events Australia MI leading index m/m -0.20% vs. 0.20% previously Germany PPI m/m 0.40% vs. 0.20% Eurozone curren...

2016-07-20 John Benjamin Read more

AUD weakens as RBA minutes hint at rate cuts in August, awaiting Q2 CPI data next week UK inflation edges higher on Euro Cup, higher airfares and transport prices ZEW Economic sentiment remains weak in Eurozone US housing starts and building permits beat estimates Today’s Economic events RBA releases monetary policy meeting ...

2016-07-19 John Benjamin Read more
New Zealand

The markets were seen recovering following the weekend reports of a failed military coup in Turkey New Zealand second quarter inflation rises 0.40%, less than expected BoE MPC member, Martin Weale signals no urgency to ease monetary policy in August Markets looking at a slow day of trading with no major news flows Today’s Economi...

2016-07-18 John Benjamin Read more
forex australia_RBA

Market headlines Australia unemployment rate rises to a 4-month high at 5.80% Bank of England keeps monetary policy unchanged with interest rates at 0.50% BoE signals further stimulus is required following its final assessment in August UK PM Theresa May appoints Philip Hammond as the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, replacing Ge...

2016-07-14 John Benjamin Read more

US Dollar stages a strong comeback as Euro, Pound weaken on QE front loading and deflation Key Notes: New Zealand PPI input q/q -1.1% vs. -0.6%; PPI output q/q -0.9% vs. 0.1% Australia CB leading index m/m -0.1% vs. 0.5% RBA releases monetary policy meeting minutes New Zealand inflation expectations q/q 1.9% vs. 1.8% previously UK...

2015-05-19 John Benjamin Read more
afternoon wrap

Key Notes: UK, Rightmove HPI m/m -0.1% vs. 1.6% previously RBA deputy governor Lowe speech Japan core machinery orders m/m 2.9% vs. 1.7% Australia new motor vehicle sales m/m -1.5% vs. 0.7% previously Japan revised industrial production m/m -0.8% vs. -0.3% Japan tertiary industry activity m/m -1% vs. -0.5% Switzerland retail sale...

2015-05-18 John Benjamin Read more
19th August

Key Notes: New Zealand Business manufacturing index 51.8 vs. 54.6 previously New Zealand retail sales q/q 2.7% vs. 1.6%; core retail sales 2.9% vs. 1.5% UK RICS house price balance 33% vs. 22% Japan preliminary machine tool orders y/y 10.4% vs. 14.9% previously Canada NHPI m/m 0.0% vs. 0.2% US PPI m/m -0.4% vs. 0.1%; Core PPI m/m -...

2015-05-14 John Benjamin Read more