Japanese consumer prices

Markets Watching G20 Meeting… More Low Inflation News

February 26, 2016

Finance Ministers and central bank chiefs from the Group of Twenty economies began a two-day conference in Shanghai.  The Governor of the Peoples Bank of China denied the yuan will be devalued and said other tools are available to support demand in the world’s second biggest economy.  Chinese property prices rose 2.5% in January.  More […] More

Market Catches Breath After Volatile Thursday

September 26, 2014

Overnight dollar movements amount to no net change against the euro, Swissie, sterling and kiwi, a gain of 0.3% versus the yen and 0.1% against the yuan and a dip of 0.1% relative to the Canadian and Australian dollars. Share prices in Europe rebounded 0.7% in France and Italy and 0.5% in Spain.  Stocks are […] More

In Search of Market Clarity

September 27, 2013

No single market theme stands out.  Quarter-end is fast approaching.  Another U.S. fiscal showdown looms.  Overnight data have been mixed.  Esther George, K.C. Federal Reserve President, criticized the FOMC’s backtrack on tapering; she favored a cut to $70 billion in monthly asset purchases.  Japanese Finance Minister Aso did some backtracking of his own, indicating the […] More

Bold Talk from Europe about Averting Grexit

May 25, 2012

It’s amazing that European politicians would retain any credibility with the markets.  Nonetheless, the euro and German Dax are firmer following comments from Italian Prime Minister that most EU members support joint euro bonds and that he believes that a way will be found to keep Greece in the EU.  There were reports overnight, too, […] More

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