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Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, July 30

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, July 30

A host of G10 central banks are on tap to offer their monetary policy decisions – the Bank of Japan, Reserve Bank of India, Bank of England, and the Federal Open Market Committee.

Kuroda says BOJ Sticking to Game Plan

Kuroda says BOJ Sticking to Game Plan

In a speech today, BOJ governor Haruhiko Kuroda vowed to continue to expand the monetary base to maintain the economy’s momentum in order to achieve the BOJ’s price target, reiterating that the central bank would make policy adjustments to reach that goal.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, June 11

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, June 11

Investors’ focus now shifts from last week’s disastrous G7 meeting in Canada to tomorrow’s Trump-Kim summit in Singapore and a plethora of major central bank rate announcements later this week.

Week Ahead: Dollar Slows Down Awaiting Employment Data

Week Ahead: Dollar Slows Down Awaiting Employment Data

Dovish central bank rhetoric from the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan has increased the anticipation for the U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday, May 2. Data has put three more rate hikes firmly on the table.

Week Ahead: Dollar Retreats as Trade War Talk Escalates

Week Ahead: Dollar Retreats as Trade War Talk Escalates

U.S. Employment Data and 4 Central Banks - including RBA, BOJ, BOC, and ECB - will guide markets this week. Here's what you need to know.

The Week Ahead: Higher US Inflation Fails to Spark Dollar Revival

The Week Ahead: Higher US Inflation Fails to Spark Dollar Revival

Inflation anxiety triggered a sell-off in global stock markets with the Fed expected to ramp up their interest rate hike path yet the dollar did not benefit as higher rates have already been priced in by the market.

Trump's Davos Speech makes Headlines

Trump's Davos Speech makes Headlines

It’s been an interesting week as events made headlines and shook up financial markets. Donald Trump’s speech at Davos was eventful, and as expected, Trump pushed his America first agenda while making the argument for fair and reciprocal trade.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday January 22

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday January 22

Despite the distraction of a U.S. government shutdown, the focus of capital markets this week will return to the more upbeat message of the global growth upswing and a couple of G7 central banks monetary communications.

U.S. Dollar Vulnerable to Political Drama

U.S. Dollar Vulnerable to Political Drama

The US dollar remains weak versus most majors due to downward pressure from the government shutdown. The House of Representatives passed a short-term funding bill, but it did not get enough votes to pass the U.S. Senate.

Markets Flat as US Congress Passes Tax Reform

Markets Flat as US Congress Passes Tax Reform

US equity markets opened unchanged, a day after posting small losses despite tax reform successfully making its way through Congress in time for the holidays.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, December 18

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, December 18

The U.S. tax cut vote is expected to take place Tuesday and will almost certainly pass. It will go onto a Senate vote later in the week and possibly allow President Trump to sign it into law ahead of Christmas.

The Week Ahead: US Tax Reform to Guide Markets Ahead of Holidays

The Week Ahead: US Tax Reform to Guide Markets Ahead of Holidays

The much-awaited December rate hike came, but the US dollar remains vulnerable to the outcome of the Republican tax reform vote.

Busy week ends with disappointing US jobs report

Busy week ends with disappointing US jobs report

The greenback fell when the US non farm payrolls (NFP) report showed the US economy added only 261,000 jobs, 50,000 short of the forecast.

Central Banks in Spotlight as Trump Readies Fed Chair Announcement

Central Banks in Spotlight as Trump Readies Fed Chair Announcement

Despite a calm Monday so far, it won't last long with the rest of the week packed full of major economic and political events that should ensure markets remain quite volatile.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, October 30

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, October 30

This is a busy week on many fronts: there are geopolitical risks in Spain (Catalonia) and the US, a plethora of Central Bank meetings, and a busy season of corporate earnings along with US data that will keep capital markets on its toes.