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post Dec 6 2018, 07:11 AM
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The European Commission presented a plan to reduce dependence on the US dollar

The European Commission (EC) on Wednesday, December 5, published a plan to strengthen the global role of the euro in world markets.

EC Vice President for the Euro and Social Dialogue Valdis Dombrovskis said that Brussels intends to make the euro a more attractive currency for international payments than the US dollar. In addition, it is planned to use the euro more for calculations on the global oil and gas markets, as well as in strategic sectors of the economy.

According to officials, the euro must comply with the political, economic and financial level of the eurozone in order to act as a tool for legal regulation of the international political and economic order.

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post Dec 11 2018, 05:36 AM
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Australia Q3 House Price Index Drops 1.5%



House prices in Australia fell 1.5 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2018, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday.

That exceeded expectations for a decline of 1.6 percent following the 0.7 percent drop in the three months prior.

On a yearly basis, house prices skidded 1.9 percent - again exceeding forecasts for a fall of 2.0 percent following the 0.6 percent decline in the previous three months.

The capital city residential property price indexes fell in Melbourne (-2.6 percent), Sydney (-1.9 percent), Perth (-0.6 percent) and Darwin (-0.9 percent), and rose in Brisbane (+0.6 percent), Adelaide (+0.6 percent), Hobart (+1.3 percent) and Canberra (+0.5 percent).

Annually, residential property prices fell in Sydney (-4.4 percent), Darwin (-4.4 percent), Melbourne (-1.5 percent), Perth (-0.5 percent) and rose in Hobart (+13.0 percent), Canberra (+3.7 percent), Adelaide (+2.0 percent) and Brisbane (+1.7 percent).

The total value of residential dwellings in Australia was A$6.847 trillion at the end of the September quarter 2018, falling $70.148 billion over the quarter.

The mean price of residential dwellings fell A$9,700 to A$675,000 and the number of residential dwellings rose by 40,900 to 10,143,700 in the September quarter 2018.

Also on Tuesday, the business confidence index from NAB came in with a score of +3 in November - down from +4 in October. The index for business conditions slipped to +11 from +12 a month earlier.

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post Dec 12 2018, 08:46 AM
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Singapore Retail Sales Growth Slows Sharply In October



Singapore's retail sales grew for a second straight month in October, but the pace of increased slowed sharply, amid weaker sales in department stores and supermarkets.

Retail sales at current prices edged up 0.1 percent year-on-year after a 1.9 percent gain in September. In August, sales fell 0.4 percent.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, retail sales dropped 0.4 percent month-on-month in October, same as in September.

Excluding automobiles, retail sales grew 0.5 percent yearly after a 1.7 percent gain in September. Compared to the previous month, sales fell 2.1 percent in October following a 0.1 percent drop in the previous month

Year-on-year, department store sales fell 3.6 percent, while sales at supermarkets and hypermarkets dropped 2.9 percent. Motor vehicles sales decreased 2 percent.

Sales at petrol service stations logged the biggest increase of 11.4 percent, followed by medical goods and toiletries with a 3.4 percent rise.

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post Dec 13 2018, 08:10 AM
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Euro Mixed Ahead Of German CPI



At 2:00 am ET Thursday, Destatis will release German final inflation data for November.

Ahead of the data, the euro traded mixed against its major counterparts. While the euro held steady against the yen and the franc, it rose against the pound and the greenback.

The euro was worth 1.1372 against the greenback, 129.00 against the yen, 1.1297 against the franc and 0.9009 against the pound as of 1:55 am ET.

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post Dec 14 2018, 08:09 AM
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Euro Mixed Ahead Of German WPI



Destatis will release German wholesale prices for November at 2:00 am ET Friday. Ahead of the data, the euro traded mixed against its major rivals. While the euro fell against the greenback and the yen, it rose against the pound. Against the franc, it held steady.

The euro was worth 1.1348 against the greenback, 128.89 against the yen, 1.1290 against the franc and 0.9001 against the pound as of 1:55 am ET.

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post Dec 14 2018, 08:10 AM
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Euro Mixed Ahead Of German WPI



Destatis will release German wholesale prices for November at 2:00 am ET Friday. Ahead of the data, the euro traded mixed against its major rivals. While the euro fell against the greenback and the yen, it rose against the pound. Against the franc, it held steady.

The euro was worth 1.1348 against the greenback, 128.89 against the yen, 1.1290 against the franc and 0.9001 against the pound as of 1:55 am ET.

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post Dec 17 2018, 08:40 AM
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Turkey Jobless Rate At 19-month High



Turkey's unemployment rate grew for a fifth straight month to its highest level in over one-and-a-half years, figures from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed on Monday.

The jobless rate climbed to 11.4 percent from 11.1 percent in August. The latest figure was the highest since March 2017, when the rate was 11.7 percent.

The number of unemployed grew to 3.75 million persons from 3.67 million in the previous month. Employment fell to 29.01 million from 29.32 million.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged up to 11.3 percent from 11.2 percent.

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post Dec 18 2018, 07:50 AM
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Franc Mixed Ahead Of SECO Economic Forecasts



Switzerland's State Secretariat for Economic Affairs is set to publish its quarterly economic forecasts at 1:45 am ET Tuesday. Ahead of the data, the franc traded mixed against its major counterparts. While the franc held steady against the yen, it fell against the greenback and the pound. Against the euro, it rose.

The franc was worth 113.37 against the yen, 1.1268 against the euro, 1.2541 against the pound and 0.9933 against the greenback as of 1:40 am ET.

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post Dec 19 2018, 08:16 AM
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Euro Little Changed After German PPI



Following the release of German producer prices for November at 2:00 am ET Wednesday, the euro changed little against its major counterparts.

The euro was trading at 127.99 against the yen, 1.1299 against the franc, 0.8995 against the pound and 1.1385 against the greenback around 2:03 am ET.

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post Dec 21 2018, 08:29 AM
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Euro Mixed Ahead Of German Import Price Index, GfK Survey



German import price index for November and GfK consumer sentiment index for January are scheduled for release at 2:00 am ET Friday. Ahead of these data, the euro traded mixed against its major counterparts. While the euro rose against the greenback and the yen, it held steady against the franc. Against the pound, it retreated.

The euro was worth 127.59 against the yen, 0.9043 against the pound, 1.1455 against the greenback and 1.1308 against the franc as of 1:55 am ET.

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post Jan 15 2019, 03:30 AM
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New Zealand December Food Prices Rise Seasonally Adjusted 0.5%



Food prices in New Zealand advanced a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent on month in December, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday.

Unadjusted, food prices were down 0.2 percent last month.

In December, fruit and vegetable prices fell 1.1 percent (down 0.6 percent after seasonal adjustment) on month; meat, poultry, and fish prices rose 0.2 percent; grocery food prices rose 0.1 percent (up 0.5 percent after seasonal adjustment); non-alcoholic beverage prices fell 2.6 percent; and restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices rose 0.2 percent.

On a yearly basis, food prices were up 1.0 percent in December.

In December, fruit and vegetable prices decreased 6.1 percent on year; meat, poultry, and fish prices increased 3.8 percent; grocery food prices increased 1.4 percent; non-alcoholic beverage prices decreased 0.2 percent; and restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices increased 2.9 percent.

"Overall, getting your five-plus a day servings of fruit and vegetables was cheaper in 2018," consumer prices manager Geraldine Duoba said. "Bad weather in 2017 reduced the supply of many vegetables, pushing up their prices. Growing conditions were mostly more favorable during 2018, boosting supply and lowering prices."

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post Jan 15 2019, 08:26 AM
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Dutch Retail Sales Growth At 7-Month High



Dutch retail sales grew the most in seven months during November, mainly driven by non-food sales, figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed on Tuesday.

Retail sales rose a working-day adjusted 4.1 percent year-on-year following a 3.3 percent increase in October.

The pace of growth was the fastest since April, when sales rose 5.8 percent.

Food sales rose 2.5 percent and non-food sales increased 3.8 percent, largely led by increased demand for consumer electronics, shoes and leather goods.

Online sales surged nearly 20 percent in November.

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post Jan 17 2019, 04:02 AM
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British authorities hold power, Nomura sells EUR / GBP

There is a possibility that British Prime Minister Theresa May will resign within a few days after a devastating vote. Still, Nomura does not believe in tough Brexit, waiting for the stabilization of the political situation in the country and the growth rate of sterling. Thus, currency strategists explained the opening of a short position in EUR / GBP pair from 0.8880.

London representatives of the bank reported that the position of British Prime Minister Theresa May looks quite constructive. Her desire to lengthen the term of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and the intention to begin inter-party negotiations on the country's withdrawal from the group will most likely allow the British government to retain power.

If a vote of no confidence is announced to the government, the pound may drop by 3%.

The bank estimates that next week traders will focus on what Ms. May can offer as a backup plan.

Many political analysts believe that the British Prime Minister will once again "stand on his feet." May lost in the House of Commons, but "there is no immediate threat to her position." Theresa May will remain in power, as the Democratic Unionist Party and the Conservatives, who voted against her unpopular EU exit deal, will support her.

Note that Ms. May herself contacted, saying that the British government is already busy searching for an acceptable Brexit plan, which would receive the support of parliamentarians.

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post Jan 17 2019, 07:20 AM
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Oil reserves in the US for the week decreased by 0.6%, stronger than forecast


According to the Energy Information Administration of the Ministry of Energy, commercial oil reserves in the US (excluding strategic reserves) declined by 2.7 million barrels, or 0.6%, to 437.1 million barrels. Analysts predicted a decline in stocks of only 1.32 million barrels, to 438.38 million barrels.

Oil production in the United States increased by 200 thousand barrels up to 11.9 million barrels per day.

Oil reserves at the country's largest terminal in Cushing decreased by 0.8 million barrels to 41.5 million barrels. Gasoline stocks also showed an increase of 3% (+7.5 million barrels), to 255.6 million barrels. Distillate stocks rose by 2.1% (+3 million barrels), to 143 million barrels.

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post Jan 18 2019, 06:13 AM
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China's growth will slow in 2019 and threatens the financial world

China's economy is expected to continue to slow down this year particularly on domestic demand and exports affected by US tariffs. Beijing will most likely have to deploy additional incentive measures.

According to forecasts, China's economic growth will slow to 6.3 percent this year and will be the weakest in 29 years. A significant slowdown in growth in China has already been observed. The resumption of negotiations between the United States and China has increased optimism that Washington may agree to suspend the planned tariff increase, which was originally scheduled to take effect this month. However, a comprehensive agreement to end the dispute seems unlikely, given the number of highly controversial and politically sensitive issues. Even if both sides can conclude a long-term trade deal, it will provide only minor relief to the Chinese economy if Beijing cannot increase domestic investment and demand.

Sources said that China plans to lower its target for economic growth between 6 to 6.5 percent this year. Weak industrial growth and lower consumer spending reduce company profits. Moreover, it also discourages new investment and increases the risk of high job losses. Since earlier growth measures had little impact, we expect Beijing to deploy more incentives in the coming months to prevent a sharp slowdown. More large-scale tax cuts are expected, along with measures to increase consumer demand for products such as household appliances and cars. Both fiscal and monetary policies eased over the past few months and this should begin to spread to the real economy by the second half of this year.

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post Jan 22 2019, 03:56 AM
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Euro may strengthen against the dollar to $ 1.22 - CIBC

China's economy is expected to continue to slow down this year particularly on domestic demand and exports affected by US tariffs. Beijing will most likely have to deploy additional incentive measures.



Despite weak eurozone statistics, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) analysts remain bullish on the euro.

"Eurozone statistics for the third quarter turned out to be the weakest over the past four years, which apparently explains the uncertain behavior of the single European currency. It is assumed that external trade pressure, as well as political uncertainty in Italy and France, will continue, causing a further slowdown in the pace of recovery in eurozone GDP," representatives of the financial institution said.

"Meanwhile, the situation in the European labor market remains favorable, which ensures a high level of consumer spending, and hence GDP growth. In the third quarter, wages increased by a record value in almost 10 years. At the same time, the unemployment rate fell below 8% for the first time in the last decade," they added.

"Despite the fact that the balance of risks has probably shifted to the negative side, the ECB continues to consider the economic outlook for the eurozone to be rather positive, which will further allow the regulator to carry out, albeit careful, but still raising interest rates. It is possible that this will happen in the second half of the year against the backdrop of consistently high inflation expectations," the experts noted.

According to the CIBC forecast, by the end of this year, the euro against the dollar may rise to $ 1.22.

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post Jan 22 2019, 07:30 AM
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IMF lowers global growth forecasts, what to expect financial markets

The International Monetary Fund has reduced its forecasts for global economic growth for 2019 and 2020 due to weakness in Europe and in some emerging markets, and said that trade tensions could destabilize the world economy even more. This is the second decline in three months. The lender also called a more serious than expected slowdown in the Chinese economy and the possible "problem" Brexit risks that could cause turbulence in financial markets. The IMF expects the growth of the world economy in 2019 to be 3.5 percent, and in 2020, 3.6 percent, which is lower by 0.2 and 0.1 percent, respectively, from forecasts in October last year.

"The trend of global growth is shifting downward. Escalating trade tensions beyond that already included in the forecast remains a key source of risk. Trade policy uncertainties and concerns about escalation and retaliation will lead to a decrease in industrial investment, disruption of supply chains and a slowdown in productivity growth. As a result, worsening corporate profitability prospects may affect financial market sentiment and further weaken economic growth," the IMF said in a statement.

The IMF said that growth in the eurozone will be moderate, falling from 1.8 percent in 2018 to 1.6 percent in 2019, which is 0.3 percentage points lower than predicted three months ago. The IMF also lowered its growth forecast in 2019 for developing countries to 4.5 percent, which is 0.2 percentage points lower than the previous forecast and 4.7 percent in 2018. But it kept its growth forecasts for the USA, 2.5 percent this year and 1.8 percent in 2020, indicating continued growth in domestic demand.

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post Jan 23 2019, 07:01 AM
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EUR/USD pair continues to drift south in anticipation of the ECB meeting

In anticipation of the next meeting of the European Central Bank (ECB), which will be held this Thursday, the euro will remain under pressure.


Concerns about the slowdown in the global economy, expectations of the dovish sentiment of the ECB, as well as high demand for safe-haven assets, allowed the "bears" on EUR/USD to continue the attack.

For the second time in three months, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has worsened the forecast for global GDP growth over the next two years.

In particular, the assessment of the dynamics of Germany's GDP for 2019 was reduced from 1.9% to 1.3% and Italy from 1% to 0.6%. At the same time, the forecast for the US economy remained unchanged, which, apparently, played into the hands of the greenback.

Meanwhile, the EUR/USD bulls are waiting for another test this week. On January 24, the ECB will hold its first meeting this year.

The main intrigue is how "dovish" will be the statements of its chairman, Mario Draghi, at a press conference on Thursday. This time, the ECB will most likely keep its key interest rate at the same level, whether the Finnish Institute refuses to raise the rate in 2019 or even announce the pumping of the banking system with liquidity is not yet clear.

If the comments of the ECB management on the results of the next meeting will have cautious optimism, sales of the euro in anticipation of an important event may turn into purchases based on facts.

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post Jan 24 2019, 06:53 AM
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Bank of Japan will continue large-scale incentives

In anticipation of the next meeting of the European Central Bank (ECB), which will be held this Thursday, the euro will remain under pressure.



The Bank of Japan has reduced its inflation forecasts and retained a large-scale incentive program amid growing risks for the economy in the form of trade protectionism and weakening global demand. The trade war between the United States and China, Japan's largest trading partners, is increasing pressure on the third largest economy in the world and undermining politicians' many years of efforts to promote sustainable growth.

As expected, the Bank of Japan has cut its inflation forecasts, reinforcing the view that it will have to continue unprecedented economic support for some time. The regulator noted that despite growing risks such as trade disputes and Brexit, Japan's economy will continue to grow at a moderate pace. However, a recent survey of economists has shown that external factors have increased Japan's chances for a downturn in the fiscal year starting in April, making it harder for the Bank of Japan to achieve a 2 percent inflation target.

The Bank of Japan confirmed its intention to continue buying Japanese government bonds and left the short-term interest rate unchanged at minus 0.1 percent. Many economists believe that the next step of the Bank of Japan will be the normalization of policy. Most expect it to happen in 2020 or later.

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post Jan 25 2019, 07:16 AM
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ECB press conference: Highlights of Draghi's comments

The ECB has left its policy unchanged. We give the main comments of the ECB President Mario Draghi at a press conference.

Evaluation but not a policy discussion

"We didn't have to discuss the consequences of the risk balance. Today's meeting was mainly devoted to an assessment: where are we and why are we here, how long will the slowdown take place, will the slowdown worsen or will a lower level wait for us These are the questions that have been asked ".

Muffled inflation:
"General inflation is likely to continue to decline in the coming months. Core inflation remains generally subdued, but pressure on labor costs continues to increase and expand amid a high level of capacity utilization and toughening labor markets."

Mid-term inflation:
"Looking into the future, we expect core inflation to grow in the medium term, with the support of our monetary policy measures, continued economic growth, and rising wage growth."

The economic growth:
"The short-term growth momentum is likely to be weaker than previously thought. In the future, growth in the eurozone economy will continue to be supported by favorable financial conditions, further growth in employment and wages, lower energy prices and continued, albeit somewhat slower, expansion of global activity."

Stimulation:
"Significant monetary policy incentives remain necessary to support further increases in domestic price pressure and overall inflation in the medium term. The Board of Governors is ready to use all of its tools, depending on the situation, in order to ensure a constant movement of inflation towards the goal. "

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