Chinese economic statistics

Chinese Data Mostly as Expected

October 18, 2013

This week, which began fraught with expectation, is ending on a pretty quiet note with few data releases other than a slew of Chinese figures. The dollar is unchanged against the yen, loonie and yuan, up 0.3% relative to the Australian dollar, down 0.3% versus sterling and off 0.1% against the euro, Swiss franc and […] More

U.S. Debt Deal Still Eluding

October 14, 2013

Three markets are on holiday today, dampening activity. U.S.: Columbus Day (partial closure). Japan: Health Sports Day Canada: Thanksgiving A deal to extend the $16.7 trillion U.S. debt ceiling and avert a default was not finalized over the weekend despite promising signs on Thursday-Friday.  The government partial shutdown has begun a third week.  Debt ceiling […] More