German current account and industrial production

Elevated Geopolitical Tensions Lifts Price of Gold and Sovereign Debt Prices

April 7, 2017

U.S. missiles bombed the Syrian airport from which the chemical weapons strike on Syrian rebels had been launched. Russian President Putin condemned the U.S. act, saying such has damaged relations with America. The ruble fell slightly more than 1%. Some wonder if this convenient sequence might in part have been orchestrated to dispel suspicion that […] More

Market Jitters as January 20th Nears

January 9, 2017

European share prices have so far today lost 1.6% in Italy, 0.8% in Greece, 0.6% in Spain, 0.5% in Germany, and 0.3% in Switzerland. Japanese markets were shut for Coming of Age Day. Stocks elsewhere in the Pacific Rim rose 0.9% in Australia and 0.5% in China and New Zealand but fell 0.6% in Indonesia. […] More

Australian and New Zealand Dollars Strengthened Overnight

April 9, 2015

The Oz and kiwi each advanced 0.7% against the U.S. dollar, which otherwise firmed 0.3% against the Swissie and 0.1% versus the yuan, euro and sterling but fell by 0.3% relative to the loonie and 0.1% against the yen. Share prices advanced 2.7% in Hong Kong, 0.8% in Japan, and 0.6% in India but fell […] More