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China’s Central Bank to the Rescue

February 4, 2020

Stock markets around the world rebounded sharply after the People’s Bank of China ease its monetary stance to counter the growth impact of the coronavirus epidemic, where cases now exceed 20k and include over 425 deaths. The PBOC on Monday reverse repo rates by 10 basis points and injected CNY 1.2 trillion of liquidity. That […] More

Dollar Firms a Bit

February 4, 2019

Several markets including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Singapore are shut for the Lunar New Year holiday. Half the U.S. government shutdown reprieve has been spent, and still there is no agreement. U.S./Chinese trade talks are another continuing source of uncertainty. The dollar is 0.2-0.4% firmer against the euro, Swiss franc, loonie, Aussie […] More

Softer Dollar… No Respite from Trade War Threat

July 3, 2018

A left-leaning candidate and critic of U.S. President Trump, Andrea Manuel Lopez Obrador, scored a huge win in Mexico’s presidential election with a majority 53% of the popular vote. Terms are for six years. The peso rallied on the news. A U.S. sanction-enforced program against Iran has WTI oil trading above $75.0 per barrel for […] More

Dollar Strengthens and U.S. Stocks Extend Rally

December 4, 2017

The mounting likelihood of a huge U.S. tax cut is dominating world financial markets. The possibility of a federal government shutdown on Friday is not impacting. Sterling has also been in demand, aided by more constructive Brexit discussions. Overnight dollar gains amount to 1.1% against the kiwi, 0.9% relative to the Swiss franc, 0.6% vis-a-vis […] More

Stronger Australian Dollar

August 4, 2015

The U.S. currency fell 1.8% against the Australian dollar but just 0.5% versus the kiwi and yen, 0.3% relative to the euro and 0.1% vis-a-vis sterling.  The dollar is up 0.4% against the loonie and 0.1% relative to the Swiss franc, and it is holding steady versus the yuan. The Shanghai Composite stock index rose […] More

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