• China's economic growth accelerated in 2017

    18 Jan 2018 10:55 AM |

    China's gross domestic product (GDP) in the fourth quarter of 2017 grew by 6.8% yoy against expectations of 6.7%.

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  • China's Ministry of Finance tracking down China's credit rating as a wrong decision

    22 Sep 2017 02:18 PM |

    China has rejected a move by Standard & Poor's to downgrade China's sovereign debt rating and described it as a wrong decision that ignores sound economic fundamentals and development prospects.

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  • Highlights of the RBA's monetary policy meeting minutes

    19 Sep 2017 11:15 AM |

    The following are the highlights of the Reserve Bank of Australia's monetary policy meeting minutes in September:

    • There is a need to balance the risk of rising household debt and lower inflation.
    • The rise in the Australian dollar was driven by a decline in the US dollar, which could weigh on domestic growth and inflation.

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  • Keqiang: Structural reforms are the way for nations to support growth

    12 Sep 2017 11:15 AM |

    Christine Lagarde, director of the International Monetary Fund in Beijing and heads of international organizations including Jim Yong Kim, World Bank President, meets with Chinese Premier Keqiang.

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  • Daily Wrap Up – 8 August

    8 Aug 2017 07:24 PM |

    The US dollar rose strongly during mid-day trading to reach its highest level since July 28 at 93.75, following the JOLTS Job Index, which rose to a record high by 461,000 in June, rising to 6.2 million.

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  • Trump close to decision on addressing Chinese trade practices

    2 Aug 2017 02:57 PM |

    By Reuters : U.S. President Donald Trump is close to a decision on how to respond to what he considers China's unfair trade practices, a senior Trump administration official said on Tuesday.

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  • The week ahead (31 July – 4 Aug.): Spot again on NFP, and will BOE surprise the markets?

    30 Jul 2017 10:30 PM |

    As usual, markets are looking to the US non-farm employment data on the first Friday of each month to monitor labor market improvements and the impact on the Federal Reserve rate hike. The Bank of England and the Reserve Bank of Australia will also be in the spotlight. Below are the highlights of the week's important economic data.

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  • The week ahead (12 – 16 June): Central Banks on top of events

    11 Jun 2017 04:30 PM |

    After a week full of major events, this week comes with a lot of data and events. More than one central bank will be meeting this week to decide on interest rates, but most of the attention will be directed towards the FOMC with the possibility of a rate hike during this meeting. Next to these meetings will be some important economic data that will also play a role in market movements.

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  • Daily Wrap Up – 1 June

    1 Jun 2017 04:24 PM |

    Manufacturing data for SMEs was below expectations in China. The Caixin PMI Index recorded only 49.6 points in May, marking the first contraction in factories output for almost a year. This weakness is likely to be temporary under constant signs of improvement in International Economy.

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