Archive for April 13th, 2018

Foreign Exchange Insights and Next Week

Next Week

April 13, 2018

Special Events: Semi-annual IMF/World Bank Meetings will be running throughout the week in Washington, DC. Highlights of the gathering will include publication of the World Economic Forum, a press conference on Thursday by IMF Managing Director Lagarde, and a Group of Twenty press conference on Friday. A meeting of EU finance ministers will occur on […] More

Central Bank Watch

Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Semi-Annual Policy Review

April 13, 2018

Monetary policy in Singapore is subordinated to the enforcement of a targeted exchange rate corridor. Officials do this by specifying three variables: the width of the Singapore dollar’s (SGD) prescribed trading corridor, the mid-point of the corridor, and the corridor’s upward or downward slope over time. In the face of downgraded growth and inflation prospects, […] More

New Overnight Developments Abroad - Daily Update

Continuing Uncertainty Over U.S. Trade Policy and Response to Syria

April 13, 2018

Markets mostly marked time so far this Friday, confused by President Trump’s reinterest in the Trans Pacific Partnership and ambiguous tweet regarding the U.S. response to the Syrian government’s chemical attack. Investors now await reports on first-quarter corporate earnings. The dollar was narrowly mixed overnight, firming 0.4% against the Swiss franc, 0.3% relative to the […] More