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The markets head into a slow week. From the US Fed speakers include Janet Yellen who will be speaking next week. A rather busy week from the US will see the GDP revisions for the second quarter alongside the core PCE price index data. In the eurozone, preliminary inflation numbers from Germany, Spain, and France will culminate with the flash i...

2017-10-22 John Benjamin Read more
UK Manufacturing

After a series of economic releases across the board for the manufacturing sector yesterday, from the Euro Zone, UK and the US, another day comes with further economic releases which set to have a notable impact on the markets. Today, all eyes will be headed toward the Services sector in the Euro Zone, as we will be waiting for the Services PMI’...

2017-01-04 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
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The two-day annual Jackson Hole symposium was the main theme driving the markets this week with intermittent bits of economic data over the week. Monday was fairly quiet as lack of any economic data saw the markets trading in range. On a slow day, the markets reacted a bit to comments from various central bankers. BoJ's Kuroda said that the cen...

2016-08-26 John Benjamin Read more
Germany

German constitutional court today ruled in favor of the ECB's OMT program, noting that the ECB's unlimited sovereign bond purchase program was within the legal boundaries. In the UK, public debt narrowed in May but remains higher. Markets await Janet Yellen's speech later this evening. Today’s Economic events RBA monetary policy meeting ...

2016-06-21 John Benjamin Read more
David Cameron

The Sterling started on a weak footing today with nearly three opinion polls putting the Brexit ‘Leave’ camp ahead of ‘Remain,’ underlining the risks of the uncertain outcome. The markets look ahead to Janet Yellen’s speech due in Philadelphia today. Today’s Economic events Australia MI inflation gauge m/m -0.20% vs. 0.10% previously AN...

2016-06-06 John Benjamin Read more
FOMC

The US dollar was one the weakest currency last week, despite the dollar starting off on a firm footing on Monday. The dollar weakened sharply after Friday's jobs report came out worse than expected to leave many to question whether the Fed will hike rates in June. This sent the US dollar to close Friday's session at a 3-week low. The Pound Ster...

2016-06-06 John Benjamin Read more
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Image via John Sonderman / Flickr It is the big Friday as the markets eagerly wait for the NY session to kick off. On the tap is the second revision to the US GDP for the first quarter. Economists point to a revised print of 0.90%, higher than the initial estimates of 0.50%. However, the GDP data is for the first quarter and any reaction to the...

2016-05-27 John Benjamin Read more