Russian ruble

Market Focused on Russia, China and Hungary

April 9, 2018

Amid concern over the impact of economic sanctions against Russia, the dollar has appreciated 3% against the ruble, and Russian equities plunged some 11% today. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be testifying before Congress tomorrow and Wednesday. Expectations about how trade tensions between the United States and China get resolved continue to see-saw day-by-day, if […] More

Flurry of U.S. Data Awaited and More Central Bank Decisions Announced

September 12, 2014

U.S. retail sales, import prices and the U. Michigan consumer sentiment index get released today. The Central Bank of Chile cut its overnight interest rate by 25 basis points to 3.25% but express less certainty about more easing.  Previous 25-bp cuts were made in August, July, March, February, November and October. Peru’s central bank also […] More

Stocks Down but Dollar Pretty Steady

April 25, 2014

Share prices fell 1.9% in Taiwan, 1.5% in Hong Kong, 1.3% in South Korea, 1.0% in China, 0.8% in India and 0.5% in Singapore.  Equities firmed 0.2% in Japan.  European stocks so far show losses of 0.9% in Germany and Italy, 0.8% in Spain, 0.4% in France and 0.2% in Switzerland and Great Britain.  U.S. equities […] More