Purchasing Managers Surveys

Sterling Up, Yuan Down

August 22, 2019

Sterling strengthened 0.9% against the dollar and euro overnight. This appreciation was a response to remarks by German Chancellor Merkel after talks with British Prime Minister Johnson. Merkel considers a solution on the contentious border issue between Northern Ireland and the rest of Ireland still possible by the October 31st Brexit deadline. The Chinese yuan […] More

Mexican Rate Hike, Some Preliminary PMI Results, and a Trump Revelation

June 23, 2017

Mexico’s key central bank interest rate was hiked by an additional 25 basis points to 7.0%, bringing its cumulative rise to four percentage points from 3% prevailing from October 2014 through the early December 2015. However, Bank of Mexico officials suggested in a statement that no more tightening may be necessary. See review. The peso […] More

Data Releases Mixed and Plentiful

June 21, 2012

The formal Declaration of G20 Leaders, who met earlier in Los Cabos, Mexico, is big on general objectives but sparse on detailed actions. The FOMC Statement accentuated the U.S. economy’s increasing softness, but the stimulus of a 6-month continuation of Operation Twist did not surpass expectations.  Stocks were mostly lower overnight. New Democracy leader Samaras […] More

Expecting EU Leaders to Present Another Fudge

July 21, 2011

Markets had been hopeful earlier this week that EU leaders might find a way to stop the prolonged euro debt crisis.  On this D-day, it seems that investors are braced for disappointment. The German Dax and Paris Cac are down 0.9%, and the British Ftse has lost 0.8%. The euro has lost 0.4% against the […] More

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