14 May, 2019 14:48
US-China tensions rising: new tariff hits
The countermeasures by Beijing came quickly. China announced new duties on some American products yesterday, which depressed the US dollar against such currencies as the Japanese yen, Australian and Canadian dollars.
11 May, 2019 12:54
Unexpected response to US duties from stock markets
It has been officially confirmed that the US Donald Trump eventually revised the import duties on Chinese products worth $200 billion. As a result, the imports from China worth $250 million in total are subject to 25% tariffs now. Meanwhile, the Asian stock markets reacted somewhat unexpectedly to these reports after a week sales.
03 May, 2019 15:53
BOE makes unexpected forecasts, pound down anyway
The market generally expected such interest rate scenario under which the Bank of England decided to keep the rates unchanged at 0.75%. At the same time, the real surprise was BOE's economic outlook that gave an opportunity for further monetary tightening.
25 April, 2019 15:31
Bank of Japan: interest rate to remain negative till 2020
On Thursday, the Bank of Japan has released its decision regarding further monetary policy, which made no surprise as the market anticipated such move. The bank announced that it would leave the interest rate negative at -0.1%. However, it should be mentioned that the Central Bank also added in the letter that it is going to maintain this rate at least till spring 2020.
18 April, 2019 17:44
Beijing economic stimulation seems to be effective
Investors that expected China to post more optimistic data managed to get what they wanted this Wednesday. The top-2 economy in the world posted a higher-pace increase in Q1 driven by effective stimulus measures. The country's Q1 GDP increased by 6.4%, exceeding the previous forecasts by 0.1%. In fact, this was the second period in a row when China posted such pace of the growth beginning from Q4 2018.
16 April, 2019 17:00
Euro to US dollar rate somewhat stabilizes after previous collapse
The euro-to-US dollar stays positive so far, but investors show restrained activity on Tuesday. For now, the exchange rate is near $1.1302. Meanwhile, statements by the US President Donald Trump keep putting pressure on China and the capital markets.
12 April, 2019 18:00
Stock market fails to get support from central banks this week
Asian stock indices show some decline at the end of the week. Investors, in their turn, are thinking over the recent hints for further development of the global economy as well as decisions by the central banks. After the recent meeting of the European Central Bank, its Chairman Mario Draghi once again stated that risks for the euro-area economic growth are less significant. According to the results of the meeting, the Central Bank has decided to leave the interest rate unchanged this year.
11 April, 2019 15:06
Euro somewhat stronger amid ECB meeting
Euro was in the black during the morning trading on Thursday. In fact, the currency continued following the trajectory set yesterday after the European Central Bank meeting. The euro-to-US dollar exchange was highly volatile in the middle of the week, though the bulls eventually managed to take the lead. Wednesday was also marked by the regular meeting of the European Central Bank after which it was decided to leave the interest rate unchanged.
09 April, 2019 16:11
US dollar slides on anticipated events in USA
The US dollar has slackened to the lines of the rate reversal amid the upcoming main events in the USA (release of March CPI and FOMC protocol) to take place in the middle of the week. At the same time, the pound sterling traders stand still so far, though the Brexit summit slated for April 10 can become a driver for movement in any direction.
03 April, 2019 15:42
Euro rate reverses in mid-week
The euro-to-US dollar has managed to post rebound in the middle of the week with the rate staying at some $1.1245. The market concerns regarding disagreements during Washington-Beijing talks are easing, which in fact affects demand for the US dollar being the safe asset. Moreover, good morning report from China promoted the price upturn.
02 April, 2019 18:22
Q1 2019 turns out to be not-bad for stock markets
With the start of April the market players, including investors, have got more signs to remain interested in risk assets taking into account good results in Q1 2019. In particular, the American and Chinese production sectors showed good perspectives, and thus concerns about slower economic growth partly faded away,