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GLOBAL
Pakistan Refrains From Condemning Afghan Taliban's Offensive
Friday, 19 April 2019 11:03 WIB

Pakistan warned Thursday that an escalation in hostilities could derail U.S.-led peace efforts in Afghanistan, although it apparently refrained from condemning Taliban insurgents for unleashing their annual spring offensive in the neighboring country. The Taliban announced the new offensive last...

MARKET UPDATE
China stocks rally to a near 13-month closing high
Friday, 19 April 2019 14:57 WIB

Chinese shares rallied on Friday afternoon in thin volumes from earlier profit-taking to end the day at a near 13-month closing high, with signs of an economic recovery in China contributing to a recent surge. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.63 percent at 3,270.80, erasing...

ECONOMY
U.S. Retail Sales Increase Most Since 2017 on Autos, Gasoline
Thursday, 18 April 2019 19:43 WIB

U.S. retail sales jumped by the most since September 2017 as gains in motor vehicles and gasoline stations boosted sales, signaling consumers are giving the economy greater support. The value of overall sales in March rose 1.6 percent after an unrevised 0.2 percent decrease the prior...

GOLD CORNER
Wall St., Main St. Look For Gold Prices To Tick Higher
Monday, 8 April 2019 12:06 WIB

The biggest voting blocs on Wall Street and Main Street look for gold prices to rise over the this week, according to the weekly Kitco News gold survey. Thirteen market professionals took part in the Wall Street survey. Seven participants, or 54%, described themselves as bullish for the this...

COMMODITY
USD/JPY frozen near 111.90 ahead of US housing data
Friday, 19 April 2019 16:33 WIB

The USDJPY pair extends its side-tend into the European session, wavering back and forth in a 10-pips extremely narrow range just below the 112 handle. A tug of war between the bulls and bears continue tor the sixth straight session, despite some volatility witnessed on Thursday after the Yen hit...

FISCAL & MONETARY
Fed scaled back interest-rate forecast due to unease about economy, soft inflation, FOMC minutes show
Thursday, 11 April 2019 01:43 WIB

The Federal Reserve™s decision in March to cease raising interest rates this year was driven by unease over the U.S. and global economies and surprisingly subdued inflation, according to minutes of the pivotal central bank meeting. Last month the Fed junked previous plans to raise a key...

ECONOMIC CALENDAR
Time Country Figures Previous Actual
06.30 JPN National Core CPI y/y 0.7% 0.8%
19.30 U.S Building Permits 1.29M
19.30 U.S Housing Starts 1.16M
All Day AUD Bank Holiday - -
All Day EUR German Bank Holiday - -
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