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New Overnight Developments Abroad – Daily Update

Market Hopes Hinging on a Big U.S. Fiscal Stimulus

March 24, 2020

Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. congress have still not reached agreement on fiscal policy, but markets are apparently more hopeful that it will get done soon. As a result, stock markets, commodity prices, and sovereign debt prices are up, while the dollar gave up some recent gains overnight. The global count of confirmed coronavirus […] More

Historically Steep Equity Rout Enters Fifth Week in a Fresh Air Pocket

March 23, 2020

Stock markets in the Pacific Rim tumbled 13.2% in India, 7.4% in Singapore, 6.4% in New Zealand, 5.6% in Australia, 5.3% in South Korea, 4.9% in Hong Kong and Indonesia, 3.7% in Taiwan, and 3.1% in China. Japan’s Nikkei, which had not traded last Friday, rose 2.0%. However, in Euriope, markets are down 2.5-3.0% in […] More

Dollar Down After Fed Expands Currency Swap Network.. Equities Up in Asia and Europe

March 20, 2020

The dollar fell overnight by 2.9% against the Australian dollar, 2.5% relative to the kiwi, 2.2% versus sterling, 2.0% vis-a-vis the loonie, 0.8% against the peso, 0.6% versus the yen and 0.4% relative to the euro and Swiss franc. The swap line arrangement that enables central banks to exchange on a temporary basis their own […] More

Bracing for Impact But Investors Take a Pause

March 19, 2020

The count of identified global coronavirus infections (230,041) and deaths (9,386) has risen by 26,429 and 1,097 in the past 26 hours. Investors are getting a glimpse of just how bad the economic impact could be. The IFO Institute’s monthly index of Germany’s business climate fell 8.3 points in March to a 127-month low of […] More

Stocks and Bond Prices Tumble, and the Dollar Keeps Strengthening

March 18, 2020

Fear deepened on Wednesday. The number of covid-19 cases worldwide rose over 15,000 in the last 25 hours to 203,612, and 730 more reported deaths brings the pandemic total to 8,229. The U.S. senate continues to obstruct, even though Treasury Secretary Mnuchin reportedly made the prediction of 20-plus unemployment in the United States without passage […] More

Picking Apart the Pieces of Monday’s Rout

March 17, 2020

Stocks overnight did not fall as steeply as such had Monday in the United States. In the Pacific Rim, share prices fell 2.5% in South Korea, 2.9% in Taiwan, 5.0% in Indonesia, 2.3% in India, 1.7% in Singapore but just 0.3% in China. Equities rebounded 5.8% in Australia and 0.1% in Japan. European markets show […] More

Monetary Efforts to Counter Covid-19 Economic Damage All in Vain

March 16, 2020

The contagion news over the weekend was very bad. Italy suffered a bigger daily jump in deaths than even China had, and all evidence suggests that governments that did not test extensively for the virus at the first sign of trouble have brought upon their countries larger humanitarian disasters. The United States seemingly falls into […] More

A Session of Counter-Trend Movement and Continuing Volatility

March 13, 2020

Yesterday’s stampede out of risk assets continued in Asia but reversed in Europe. Equities fell 6.1% in Japan, 4.0% in India, 3.4% in South Korea 1.7% in Singapore, 1.2% in China and 1.1% in Hong Kong. Share prices in Europe have climbed 7.1% in the U.K., 7.6% in Switzerland, 9.4% in Spain, 14.4% in Italy, […] More

Worst Day Yet

March 12, 2020

Ironically on the one-month anniversary of the DJIA record high close, financial markets have experienced a calamitous session, and the catalyst for intensifying chaos was President Trump’s prime-time speech last night on the coronavirus pandemic. The tally of global cases stands now at 129,296 with 4,749 dead so far. Equity markets fell today by 11.7% […] More

Continuing Market Volatility, an Unscheduled Bank of England Rate Cut, and Big Night for Biden

March 11, 2020

Share prices in Asia fell 2.3% in Japan, 2.8% in South Korea, 3.6% in Australia, 1.7% in Singapore and 0.9% in China. U.S. futures are down, but in Europe, stocks have so far risen 1.3% in France, 1.0% in Germany, 0.7% in Spain, and 0.6% in both the U.K. and Switzerland. The ten-year U.S. Treasury […] More

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