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H2 Currencies to Watch: Business Lessons from the Australian Dollar

H2 Currencies to Watch: Business Lessons from the Australian Dollar

Our fourth article in our blog series “H2 Currencies to Watch” will take a dive into what'll drive the Australian Dollar with a focus on political, economic, and financial events that will affect the Aussie.

Here's what global businesses will need to watch in the coming months.

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.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Tuesday, February 20

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Tuesday, February 20

Global stocks see ‘red’, oil markets are mixed, and with little economic U.S. data on tap, the markets focus turns to the U.S. Treasury department. Here are the five things you need to know.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, February 5

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, February 5

Global stocks had the biggest decline in two-years overnight and central banks will dominate this week again with monetary policy decisions.

The Week Ahead: Dollar Rebounds After Strong Jobs Report

The Week Ahead: Dollar Rebounds After Strong Jobs Report

The release of the U.S. nonfarm payrolls proved to be the much needed shot in the arm after the greenback was under pressure for most of 2018. Job gains surpassed expectations but more importantly the hourly wages came in higher, giving the Fed a potential green light to hike 3 or 4 times in 2018.

EUR Recovers After German Coalition Shock

EUR Recovers After German Coalition Shock

The collapse of the German coalition talks over the weekend suggests that Germany is no longer the role model of ‘political’ stability. Europe’s strongest economy has the possibility of three options ahead: a minority government, a continuation of the current grand coalition, or new elections.

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.

India & Australia: Playing your Cards right in the Face of Conflicting Monetary Policy

India & Australia: Playing your Cards right in the Face of Conflicting Monetary Policy

Central banks in India and Australia find themselves pursuing very different strategies in an effort to get a grip on inflation, employment, and economic growth. Here's how accountants, treasurers, and financial professionals can deal with a region divided in approach.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday February 6, 2017

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday February 6, 2017

Last weeks market data capped a week that saw monetary policy makers in Japan, the U.K., and the U.S stand pat, at least until they can truly assess the impact of Trumponomics on global growth.

The Week Ahead: US Wages Dampen Strong NFP Impact

The Week Ahead: US Wages Dampen Strong NFP Impact

The U.S. dollar had another difficult week as it depreciated against most major pairs. Trade has been a hot topic of late, which gives higher priority to global trade data to be released this week. 

The Week Ahead: Dollar Stumbles After Soft GDP and Trump Negotiation Skills

The Week Ahead: Dollar Stumbles After Soft GDP and Trump Negotiation Skills

The dollar is weaker after the Trump administration remained more focused on anti-trade policies than the fiscal stimulus and infrastructure spending that lifted inflation expectations in the U.S. The first 100 days of Trump’ administration will be crucial.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday October 31, 2016

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday October 31, 2016

This is a massive week for capital markets.

There are four central banks, including the Bank of England (BoE), Bank of Japan (BoJ), Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) who will be keeping the various asset classes on their toes with their monetary policy announcements. None are anticipated to alter their current policies, but their noted intentions will have a lasting impact on asset prices. Perhaps, it’s a good time for the Fed to signpost a December rate hike?

Week Ahead: USD Loses Momentum Ahead of Employment Data Week

Week Ahead: USD Loses Momentum Ahead of Employment Data Week

The week of October 31 to November 4 will be one of the busiest on record. Central banks, employment and growth data will be published in the middle of the final stretch of the U.S. elections. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and the Bank of Japan (BOJ) will release statements on late Monday EDT. The U.S. Federal Reserve will release its Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement on Wednesday, November 2 at 2:00 pm EDT. The Bank of England (BoE) Super Thursday on November 3 will kick off at 8:00 am EDT. The week will wrap up with the release of the U.S. non farm payrolls (NFP) report on Friday, November 4 at 8:30 am EDT.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Tuesday September 6, 2016

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Tuesday September 6, 2016

The holiday long weekend is over, schools reopen for the new year, and here’s hoping that today we can “unofficially” bid goodbye to one of the quietist summer trading sessions in living memory.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Tuesday July 5, 2016

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Tuesday July 5, 2016

Post Brexit jitters this morning has returned to hurt the pound, putting an end to last week’s relief rally, and push sterling to a new two-and-a-half year low against the EUR.