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Police name suspected driver in Barcelona attack, continue search for him
Friday, 18 August 2017 17:15 WIB

The suspected driver of the van in Thursday's terrorist attack in Barcelona has been named as Moussa Oukabir, according to multiple media reports Friday. Oukabir's age has been given as 17 or 18. He is the younger brother of Driss Oukabir, a 28-year-old Moroccan who has been arrested and is...

MARKET UPDATE
Hong Kong shares join global retreat, but end week up on solid earnings
Saturday, 19 August 2017 04:32 WIB

Hong Kong shares finished down on Friday, tracking weak global markets after the S&P 500 recorded its biggest percentage drop in three months on Thursday amid growing doubts over the Trump administration's ability to implement its economic agenda. The Hang Seng index fell 1.1 percent, to...

ECONOMY
Philadelphia Fed Factory Gauge Eases But Hints at Future Strength in August
Thursday, 17 August 2017 20:34 WIB

Mid-Atlantic manufacturers reported slightly slower, but still positive, growth in August, according to a report out Thursday. The factory activity survey from the Philadelphia Federal Reserve fell to 18.9 from 19.5, the regional bank said. Economists had expected a steeper decline, to 17.0. But...

GOLD CORNER
Gold Heading Toward $1,200 in Weeks on Dollar Recovery: ABN
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 11:57 WIB

Metal likely to fall toward lower border of $1,200 to $1,300 trading range in coming weeks as stronger recent U.S. data supports dollar, said Georgette Boele, currency strategist at ABN Amro Bank in Amsterdam in note to clients. œWe continue to expect the Fed to hike more than financial...

COMMODITY
Oil Prices Rally For The Session, But Fall For The Week
Saturday, 19 August 2017 02:10 WIB

Oil prices settled sharply higher Friday, buoyed by unconfirmed reports of a unit shutdown at a major U.S. refinery, as well as a weekly decline in the active drilling rig count for oil. September WTI crude rose $1.42, or 3%, to settle at $48.51 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. That...

FISCAL & MONETARY
ECB Officials Expressed Concern Over Risk of Euro Overshooting
Thursday, 17 August 2017 18:58 WIB

European Central Bank officials said they™re worried that the euro might strengthen more than justified by an improving economy. œWhile it was remarked that the appreciation of the euro to date could be seen in part as reflecting changes in relative fundamentals in the euro area vis-a-vis...

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