Bill Morneau, Canadian Finance Minister, made the following statement:
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.
By Reuters : Factories across much of Asia ran into a soft patch in May as export demand slowed, but analysts said the weakness was likely to be temporary amid signs of steady improvement in the global economy.
By Reuters : China's structural reforms will slow the pace of its debt build-up but will not be enough to arrest it, and another credit rating cut for the country is possible down the road unless it gets its ballooning credit in check, officials at Moody's said.
The dramatic events surrounding President Donald Trump and the scandal of leaking some very confidential information to the Russian prime minister dominated this week's atmosphere. All this smacked down the dollar and drove investors away in search of safe havens such as gold and the Japanese yen, and some investors headed to the digital currency (Bitcoin) to record historic highs of 1940$.
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