BEIJING, CHINA - SEP 17, 2017 : The photographs of Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai and Liu Shaoqi at Wangfujing shopping area

The markets open next week with the focus on China as the 19th Communist Party congress takes place this week. The event, where President Xi is expected to speak comes in a week where inflation and quarterly GDP figures are expected to be released. It will also be a busy week for the British pound which will see the monthly inflation figures an...

2017-10-22 John Benjamin Read more
FOMC_Yellen

Following a busy start to the first week of July, economic data from most of the developed economies take a back seat. Inflation will remain the key theme this week as the US will be reporting on the June consumer price index data. The Fed Chair, Janet Yellen will also be giving her semi-annual testimony to the Congress. In Canada, the markets ...

2017-07-26 John Benjamin Read more
UK Inflation

The second week of April will see the inflation theme taking over the markets with data expected from the U.S., China, and the UK. Inflation in the U.S. and the UK is expected to rise at a slower pace, while consumer prices in China are expected to accelerate at a pace of 1.1%, following a 0.8% increase previously. Fed chair, Janet Yellen is d...

2018-02-14 John Benjamin Read more
Uk inflation_BoE_2003

The currency markets will be taking a step back after a rather busy week that saw the U.S. Federal Reserve hike interest rates. Various Fed officials are lined up to speak during the week including Fed Chair Janet Yellen. In the Eurozone data shifts to flash PMI numbers while in the UK, the inflation data once again hits the spotlight as econo...

2017-03-20 John Benjamin Read more
Trump_Trade Tariff

The week ahead will be busy with lots of Tier I data coming out as the markets move into a new trading month. Dominating headlines will be the president Trump's address to Congress alongside Janet Yellen's speech that is scheduled for on Friday. Elsewhere, the Eurozone flash inflation figures will be coming up while Australia reports the GDP fig...

2017-02-27 John Benjamin Read more
Riksbank

Investors will be looking to the monthly inflation reports from across the key economies. In particular, the U.S and the UK’s inflation reports will be under focus as consumer prices stand close to the respective central bank’s target rates. The Eurozone takes a step back as the Fed’s Yellen gives her semi-annual testimony to the U.S. Congress a...

2018-02-14 John Benjamin Read more
Yellen_FOMC_Fed

Following a rather volatile week, the markets will likely continue playing to the Trump election victory tune. However, as the news fades, the focus will now shift back, at least temporarily to the economic data. Inflation once again is the main theme this week with US, UK, Eurozone, and Canada due to the monthly inflation data while Fed Chair J...

2016-11-14 John Benjamin Read more
Crude Oil_OPEC Headquarters

The week started off with the markets focusing on Monday night's first US presidential debate between candidates Trump and Clinton. The markets were jittery heading into the debate, but following a lackluster performance from Republican candidate Trump, the markets soon reversed the losses, giving the first victory to Hillary Clinton. USDMXN was...

2016-10-10 John Benjamin Read more
OPEC_Crude Oil

Last week’s decisions by some of the major central banks saw the status quo being maintained. Garnering more than the usual share of attention were the BoJ and the FOMC. While the BoJ’s policy changes perplexed markets briefly, the FOMC’s decision was largely a known event as the Fed opted to keep rates steady but maintained that the case for fu...

2016-09-26 John Benjamin Read more
March FOMC Minutes

The economic calendar this week, barring a few scheduled events is likely to remain light on data. The RBA and the RBNZ will be meeting this week and Monday kicks off into high gear with Fed Chair, Janet Yellen and Boston Federal Reserve President and FOMC voting member, Eric Rosengren speaking later in the day. Over the weekend, another FOMC vo...

2016-06-06 John Benjamin Read more