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GLOBAL
Hong Kong Independence Activist Says China 'Destroying' City
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 18:39 WIB

Hong Kong independence activist Andy Chan denounced China as a modern-day colonial power in a speech before a group of foreign journalists that Beijing wanted cancelled. Andy Chan, a founder of the Hong Kong National Party, told members of the Foreign Correspondents Club that Hong Kong, as a...

MARKET UPDATE
European stocks close lower as Turkey crisis weighs on sentiment
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 23:29 WIB

Shares in Europe closed lower on Wednesday afternoon as concerns over the Turkish currency crisis continued to impact investors' appetite. The pan-European Stoxx 600 slipped throughout the day to finish trade 1.5 percent below at 379.70 the flat line. The region's major bourses were around 1.5...

ECONOMY
U.S. Retail Sales Rise More Than Forecast in Broad-Based Advance
Wednesday, 15 August 2018 20:01 WIB

U.S. retail sales rose by more than forecast in July as Americans snapped up clothes and headed to restaurants, extending solid consumer-spending gains to the start of the third quarter. The value of overall sales advanced 0.5 percent from June, whose gain was revised down to 0.2...

GOLD CORNER
Gold's Beating May Be Nearing an End - Bloomberg Intelligence
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 04:44 WIB

It has been an awful summer for gold. And just when things could not get any worse for the yellow metal, prices dipped below $1,200 an ounce in early trading Monday morning -- a nearly 1.5-year low. So does this mark the final leg down and the end of the pain for many gold...

COMMODITY
Gold futures post lowest settlement in more than 1 1/2 years
Thursday, 16 August 2018 01:10 WIB

Gold futures on Wednesday finished at their lowest level in about 19 months amid a widespread downdraft in the metals market as the U.S. dollar extended its recent strengthening to a 14-month peak, weighing on assets priced in the currency. Gold futures for December delivery lost $15.70, or 1.3%,...

FISCAL & MONETARY
Carney Says Chance of a No-Deal Brexit Is `Uncomfortably High'
Friday, 3 August 2018 14:48 WIB

Mark Carney threw himself back into the thick of the Brexit debate, saying the chance of the U.K. dropping out of the European Union without a deal is œuncomfortably high. The intervention suggests the Bank of England governor is growing increasingly worried that Prime...

ECONOMIC CALENDAR
Time Country Figures Previous Actual
03.00 U.S TIC Long-Term Purchases 45.6B
06.50 JPN Trade Balance (JPN) 0.07T
08.00 AUD MI Inflation Expectations 3.9%
08.30 AUD Employment Change 50.9K
08.30 AUD Unemployment Rate 5.4%
MARKET CHART
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