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Brainard Rules the Day ?
Brainard rules the day? While the primary focus overnight was the ECB’s latest musing and in summation, the Governing Council dispirited some in the market by not announcing and extension of QE. Also, while this explains some of the risks of price action, at the end of the day, it could be an unanticipated announcement …
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Merril Lynch Says USD Bears to Win Out in September
It’s been a rough year for the dollar already. But the U.S. currency might be facing one more selloff before rising interest rates carry it higher. In a note published Wednesday, a team of currency and interest rate strategists at Bank of America Merrill Lynch said dollar bears might win out one last time in …
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XAU/USD – Gold Dips as US Jobless Claims Shine
Gold has recorded slight losses on Thursday, as the metal trades at a spot price of $1335.89 per ounce in the North American session. On the release front, unemployment claims dropped to 259 thousand, beating the estimate of 264 thousand. This reading marked the lowest level of jobless claims in seven weeks. There was another significant …
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Japan’s Current Account Surplus Rises 8% in July
Japan’s current account surplus expanded 8.0 percent in July from a year earlier for the second straight monthly increase, led by a decline in imports due to lower crude oil prices and the yen’s appreciation, the government said Thursday. The surplus, which came to 1.94 trillion yen ($19.0 billion), was the largest for July since …
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China’s Imports Rose in August
China trade showed unexpected strength in August in a positive sign for global economic growth. Imports rose by a better-than-forecast 1.5 percent over a year earlier, up from July’s 12.5 percent plunge and the first monthly gain since 2014, customs data showed Thursday. Exports fell 2.8 percent but that was better than expected and an …
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US Jobless Claims Fell Last Week
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to sustained labor market strength even as the pace of job growth is slowing. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 259,000 for the week ended Sept. 3, the lowest level since mid-July, the Labor Department said …
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USD/CAD Canadian Dollar Lower for Second Straight Day Awaits Employment Data
The Canadian dollar was lower against the U.S. greenback despite the price of oil surging more than 4 percent. A day after the Bank of Canada (BoC) kept the benchmark rate unchanged that started a sell off of the Canadian currency the central bank deputy Timothy Lane delivered a speech that displayed the two speeds …
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OECD Says Global Economy Hasn’t Been Hit by Brexit Vote
The outlook for the global economy hasn’t changed as a result of the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union, according to leading indicators released Thursday by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The Paris-based research body suspended publication of its gauge of future economic activity in July, saying the vote made it difficult …
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WTI/USD – US Crude Jumps as Crude Supplies Dwindle
After an uneventful day, US crude prices have jumped in Thursday’s North American session. WTI/USD futures are currently trading at $47.02 per barrel. Brent futures are trading at $48.56, as the Brent premium is at $2.54, little changed from Wednesday. The sharp climb was in response to a stunning Crude Oil Inventories report. The indicator …
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CAD Rises as Oil Rises After Lower US Inventories
he risk-sensitive Canadiandollar was little changed against its U.S. counterpart onThursday as oil prices rose and equity markets dipped. The loonie’s steady performance follows a retreat from anearly three-week high on Wednesday after a more dovish thanexpected statement from the Bank of Canada. Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Timothy Lane will give apresentation on the …
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BOJ Deputy Says Negative Rates Still a Key Tool for Battling Low Inflation
Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso indicated Thursday that expanding its negative interest rate policy is still a key measure in paving the way for attaining a 2 percent inflation target, while stressing the undesirable impact of the controversial policy. The negative interest rate policy has created several positive effects, including growth in corporate …
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GBP/USD – Pound Subdued, US Jobless Claims Impress
GBP/USD is showing limited movement on Thursday. Early in the North American session, the pair is trading at 1.3330. On the release front, it’s a quiet day. US unemployment claims dropped to 259 thousand, beating the estimate of 264 thousand. This reading marked the lowest level for jobless claims in seven weeks. There are no …
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