Tuesday, 25 September 2018
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GLOBAL
Hong Kong Officially Bans Pro-Independence Party
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 11:28 WIB

Hong Kong has banned a political party that advocates for independence from China, a further sign of the mainland's tightening grip on the semi-autonomous territory. Secretary for Security John Lee announced Monday the Hong Kong National Party is prohibited from operating under an ordinance that...

MARKET UPDATE
European markets open mixed; political developments fester
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 14:20 WIB

European stocks open mostly mixed on Tuesday morning, following on from the weakness seen in markets overseas. The pan-European Stoxx 600 was flat with the various sectors taking different directions. On Tuesday, market focus is likely to be circumnavigating political and trade developments...

ECONOMY
U.K. August Retail Sales Unexpectedly Gain in Summer Heatwave
Thursday, 20 September 2018 15:49 WIB

U.K. retail sales unexpectedly increased last month as the warmest summer on record encouraged shoppers to splash out. Sales rose 0.3 percent from July, compared with a median estimate of a 0.2 percent decline in a Bloomberg survey. Figures for the previous month were also revised up, according...

GOLD CORNER
Gold Expected To Gain Some Luster After Fed
Monday, 24 September 2018 11:35 WIB

Wall Street and Main Street both look for gold prices to rise this week, based on the weekly Kitco News gold survey. The U.S. Federal Open Market Committee meeting is widely expected to hike interest rates another 25 basis points this week. But that hasn't deterred analysts, who suggest this is...

COMMODITY
Oil hits four-year high as OPEC, Russia resist output rise to offset U.S. sanctions against Iran
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 13:35 WIB

Oil prices hit their highest since November 2014 on Tuesday, topping four-year highs from the previous day, as looming U.S. sanctions against Iran and reluctance by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to raise output supported markets. Brent crude futures rose to $81.62 a barrel...

FISCAL & MONETARY
Swiss National Bank keeps rates steady at -0.75%, as widely expected
Thursday, 20 September 2018 14:54 WIB

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) board members decided to leave the benchmark sight deposit rate unchanged at -0.75% at its quarterly monetary assessment held today. The central bank maintained the 3-Month Libor Target Range steady between -1.25% to -0.25%, as widely expected. Fxstreet

ECONOMIC CALENDAR
Time Country Figures Previous Actual
06.50 JPN Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes (JPN) - -
12.35 JPN BOJ Gov Kuroda Speaks - -
13.00 EUR German WPI m/m 0.1% 0.3%
20.00 U.S HPI m/m 0.2%
20.00 U.S S&P/CS Composite-20 HPI y/y 6.3%
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