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New Overnight Developments Abroad – Daily Update

Share Prices End Week with a Thump

November 9, 2018

Equities today lost 2.6% in Hong Kong, 2.0% in Australia, 1.7% in India, 1.4% in China, 1.2% in Taiwan, 1.3% in New Zealand, and 1.1% in Japan. Share prices in key European markets are down 1.3% in Italy, 1.0% in Spain and Britain, 0.9% in France, and 0.6% in Switzerland and Germany. Oil has fallen […] More

Political Fireworks but Markets Calm, Awaiting FOMC Announcement

November 8, 2018

U.S. Attorney General Sessions is out and will be replaced by someone critical of the Mueller investigation. President Trump wasted little time adopting a very confrontational stance to the Democratic majority in the House. The FOMC is not expected to hike interest rates today. No press conference is scheduled, but expectations are widespread that there […] More

Dollar Down Broadly after Mixed U.S. Election Result

November 7, 2018

The dollar traded down overnight by 1.7% against the kiwi, 1.0% versus the Australian dollar, 0.7% relative to the euro and Swiss franc, 0.5% vis-a-vis the peso and sterling, 0.4% against the loonie, 0.3% versus the yen and 0.1% against the yuan. Share prices fell in Asia but have risen in Europe. Market losses totaled […] More

Decision Day in America

November 6, 2018

Market behavior today has been unremarkable, as investors around the world wait to see which vision of America has prevailed. The dollar has dipped 0.1-0.2% against the euro, Swiss franc, yuan, and Canadian, Aussie and New Zealand dollars. there’s been a 0.3% drop against the peso and sterling but a 0.1% uptick relative to the […] More

Two Games of Chicken and an Uncertain U.S. Election Unnerving Investors

November 5, 2018

Chinese President Xi Jinping did not budge from his previous posture on trade, throwing cold water on U.S. President Trump’s pre-weekend comments that much progress had been made to defuse the trade war. In response, equity markets in the Pacific Rim slumped today by 1.8% in Hong Kong and Singapore, 1.6% in Japan, 0.9% in […] More

Trump Dangles Possibility of Trade Deal with China Before Market Ahead of Mid-Term Election

November 2, 2018

U.S. President Trump claimed trade talk progress after phone conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping and instructed his cabinet to frame a possible trade deal with China before the G20 summit November 30-December 01 in Buenas Aires. The timing of this development four days ahead of U.S. mid-term elections is conspicuous. Stock markets around the […] More

Dollar Down, Stocks Mostly Up Overseas

November 1, 2018

The dollar fell overnight on this first day of November by 1.5% against the kiwi, 1.3% relative to the Australian dollar, 1.0% vis-a-vis the peso and sterling, 0.7% versus the euro, 0.6% against the Swiss franc, and 0.4% relative to the loonie and yuan. The yen, in contrast, remains unchanged against the dollar. Share prices […] More

The Usual Month-End Flood of Economic Data but Little Overnight Movement in the dollar

October 31, 2018

The dollar is unchanged against the euro and loonie, 0.1% firmer relative to the yuan and Swiss franc, 0.2% higher vis-a-vis the yen, Aussie dollar and kiwi. Somewhat larger moves have happened against sterling (a drop of 0.5%) and the Mexican peso (a rise of 0.5%). Gold fell 0.6%. Following the rebound Tuesday of U.S. […] More

More Evidence That European Growth Is Slowing

October 30, 2018

The first reported estimate of third-quarter GDP growth in the euro area was a lower-than-forecast 0.2% quarter-on-quarter uptick, which is only half as much as the pace in the first two quarters of this year. On-year growth slowed to 1.7% from 2.2% in the second quarter and 2.8% in the summer quarter of 2017. Italian […] More

Volatile Markets This Monday

October 29, 2018

Ahead of the important release of U.S. personal income, personal spending and the PCE price deflator, share prices fell 2.2% in China, 1.5% in South Korea, 0.5% in Hong Kong and 0.2% in Japan but are trading higher by 2.8% in Italy, 2.2% in India, 2.0% in Germany, 1.8% in the U.K., 1.7% in Switzerland, […] More

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