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The Fed: Gradual Policy Tightening In Full Swing The Fed has reaffirmed its commitment to sticking to its plan of “gradual” policy normalisation with two more hikes forecast this year. The economic outlook is good, with the economy on track to grow by around 4% in Q2 2018, boosted by tax cuts with inflation continuing to creep higher. Employmen...

2018-07-05 James Harte Read more
April BoC meeting

Following a rather volatile week, which started with China announcing retaliatory tariffs on U.S. imports and the equity markets gyrating, the week ahead will see investors turning their attention to the Fed meeting minutes and US inflation which stands out amid a rather quiet economic calendar. Elsewhere, central bank chiefs including; BoJ's...

2018-04-11 John Benjamin Read more
US CPI increase

The US CPI increase or Consumer prices were seen to be rising more than expected during the month of January, official data showed last week. Headline CPI increased 0.5% on a month over month basis while core inflation rate rose 0.3% on the month. This was higher than the forecasts of 0.3% on the headline and 0.2% on the core. On an annual ba...

2018-03-23 John Benjamin Read more
FX Week Ahead 27.11.17

FX Week Ahead 27.11.17 Economic data next week will be focusing on the U.S. inflation figures amid a rather slow week. Traders will also focus on the confirmation hearing for the proposed Fed Chair, Jerome Powell. His nomination is expected to pass without any surprises. The U.S. tax reforms vote will also be held next week putting most of ...

2018-03-12 John Benjamin Read more
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The latest monthly inflation figures from the United States rose gradually, cementing expectations of a Fed rate hike this December. According to official data, consumer prices continued to rise in October at a rate of 0.1% on a monthly basis. The past three consecutive monthly increases in consumer prices marked the fastest three month rate ...

2017-12-12 John Benjamin Read more
Uk inflation_BoE_2003

Inflation and GDP data will be the main dominating themes this coming week. Data from the Eurozone, Canada, the United States, the UK, and Sweden will show the overall inflationary trends during the month of October. The inflation data is also likely to influence some of the monetary policy decisions due in December. However, consumer prices a...

2017-12-12 John Benjamin Read more
Federal Reserbe Janet Yellen5

Wednesday’s announcement and forecasts by the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee provided USD bulls with a much-needed boost after it was revealed that 12 of the 16 members of the FOMC are expecting one more Fed hike before year-end. Despite weakening inflation, the Fed remains optimistic about the economy. The Fed also announced it would sta...

2017-10-22 Ashraf Laidi Read more
SNB intervention

The central bank monetary policy decisions continue into another week. However, this time around it is quite likely that there will not be any surprises. On the agenda this week, the Swiss National Bank will be meeting for its quarterly monetary policy review. This is later followed by the Bank of England's monetary policy decision on Thursday. ...

2017-09-11 John Benjamin Read more

Global inflation has been on the rise over 2017 as the decline in oil prices has faded from annualised data a pickup in global growth has seen prices pressures increasing. Despite the general upward trend in headline CPI, however, underlying core CPI which is of more importance to central banks, has typical displayed choppy movement and aside fr...

2017-08-22 James Harte Read more
Mexican Peso

The markets will be looking to a rather slow week of trading. The week ahead will see only the RBNZ's monetary policy meeting as the key event of the week. No changes are expected from the RBNZ with the OCR steady at 1.75%. The Bank of Mexico will be another central bank that will be holding its monetary policy meeting this week. No changes are...

2017-08-07 John Benjamin Read more