April BoC meeting

The markets were witness to another week of volatility with various themes playing out. The uncertainty surrounding trade wars finally eased after the Chinese Premier was seen softening his stand last week in a speech where he promised to open the doors to China's markets. The week ahead will continue to see the volatility especially in Syria...

2018-04-18 John Benjamin Read more
FOMC meeting_Fed

The week ahead will be somewhat busy with data including the release of the FOMC meeting minutes, Eurozone flash GDP estimates, the UK's inflation and wage growth data and Australia set to report its jobs report. While trading volumes continue to remain low, the broader theme has become the ongoing tensions between the United States and North Ko...

2018-02-14 John Benjamin Read more
Yen_Japan

The week ahead will see a continuation of economic data from across the various regions. In the UK, the inflation numbers for April is expected to show a continued increase in consumer prices, while also we will get to see whether wages have managed to keep up the pace. In the Eurozone, the second GDP estimates and inflation figures will be com...

2017-07-26 John Benjamin Read more
FOMC

The US dollar gained support on hawkish Fed minutes which saw the markets start to price in the probability of a June rate hike, which has previously been diminishing. In Japan, GDP data was modestly better than expected with the economy avoiding a technical recession. The yen was also weaker against a stronger greenback. Inflation reports acros...

2016-05-23 John Benjamin Read more
Eurozone_EU Inflation

Japan posted a surprise rebound in the annualized GDP growth in the first quarter. UK's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.10% showing signs that the labor market was cooling off. The Eurozone's inflation report showed the region slipping back into deflation while FOMC meeting minutes will be key for the markets today. Today’s Economic e...

2016-05-18 John Benjamin Read more
volatile

The currency markets practically went nowhere this week in a clear indication in the run up to the high impact news releases this week. However, today marks one of the busiest days for the currency markets in the week with some major news releases lined up from across the globe. No doubt, volatility is likely to creep into the markets today. Her...

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