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GLOBAL
Twitter Releases Tweets Showing Russian, Iranian Attempts to Influence US Politics
Friday, 19 October 2018 10:30 WIB

On Wednesday, Twitter released a collection of more than 10 million tweets related to thousands of accounts affiliated with Russia™s Internet Research Agency propaganda organization, as well as hundreds more troll accounts, including many based in Iran. The data, analyzed and released in a...

MARKET UPDATE
Shanghai Stocks Rally after Supporting Remarks
Friday, 19 October 2018 15:50 WIB

Shanghai stocks rebounded from early losses to surge more than two percent Friday after top economic officials made rare coordinated statements aimed at shoring up investor confidence in the country's troubled markets. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index jumped 2.58 percent, or 64.05 points,...

ECONOMY
China Economic Growth Slows More Than Expected in Third Quarter
Friday, 19 October 2018 09:19 WIB

Gross domestic product increased 6.5 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, compared to 6.6 percent in a Bloomberg survey and down from the 6.7 percent pace in the previous quarter. Industrial output rose 5.8 percent last month from a year earlier, versus the forecast of 6...

GOLD CORNER
Gold Rally Rolls On
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 04:14 WIB

On Friday we asked the question -- could the gold rally continue? The markets have spoken with a resounding yes. Gold traded as high as $1,237 this morning. The next key level to watch is $1,240. A breakout above brings $1,275 into play. The most important thing to remember now is not to chase...

COMMODITY
Gold Set for Longest Run of Weekly Gains Since January
Friday, 19 October 2018 15:59 WIB

Gold is heading for a third straight week of gains, the longest stretch since January, amid renewed interest in the precious metal as a safe haven. Volatility in equity markets and tensions in the Middle East have spurred demand for bullion, with holdings in exchange-traded funds...

FISCAL & MONETARY
May Says U.K. Could Extend Brexit Transition by a Few Months
Thursday, 18 October 2018 16:09 WIB

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said she is weighing a plan that would extend a transition period, which is already due to keep the U.K. bound to EU rules for 21 months after Brexit day, for a œmatter of months. œA further idea that has emerged is to create an option that extends...

ECONOMIC CALENDAR
Time Country Figures Previous Actual
06.30 JPN National Core CPI y/y 0.9% 1.0%
09.00 CHN GDP q/y 6.7% 6.5%
09.00 CHN Fixed Asset Investment ytd/y 5.3% 5.4%
09.00 CHN Industrial Production y/y 6.1% 5.8%
09.00 CHN NBS Press Conference - -
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