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GLOBAL
Trump Touts US Economy in Davos, Ahead of Impeachment Trial Start
Tuesday, 21 January 2020 23:37 WIB

U.S. President Donald Trump touted the conclusion of two major trade deals and declared Americans are "winning again like never before," as he gave an opening address Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The speech came hours before his impeachment trial was due to go into...

MARKET UPDATE
Tokyo stocks open lower on virus woes
Wednesday, 22 January 2020 07:52 WIB

Tokyo stocks opened slightly lower on Wednesday with investor sentiment dampened by fears over the growing spread of a new SARS -like virus. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index edged down 0.06 percent or 15.46 points to 23,849.10 in early trade while the broader Topix index was down 0.08 percent or...

ECONOMY
U.K. Retail Sales Extend Worst Run on Record Despite Discounting
Friday, 17 January 2020 16:47 WIB

U.K. consumers stayed away from the stores during the key Christmas trading period, despite widespread discounting and a break in the political impasse over Brexit.  The volume of goods sold in stores and online fell 0.6% in December, confounding expectations of a 0.6% increase. Sales...

GOLD CORNER
Wall Street, Main Street expect gold price uptrend to continue
Monday, 20 January 2020 10:52 WIB

Wall Street and Main Street alike look for gold to continue the recent bounce this week.             Thirteen market professionals took part in the Wall Street survey. Ten, or 77%, called for gold to rise. There were no votes saying gold...

COMMODITY
Yen supported, yuan frail on coronavirus concerns
Wednesday, 22 January 2020 08:32 WIB

The yen was supported while the yuan was on the back foot on Wednesday as investors tried to assess the risk of the outbreak of a new coronavirus in China disrupting the country™s economy and trade partners. The virus, which causes a type of pneumonia, has spread to cities including Beijing and...

FISCAL & MONETARY
BoE Could Give "Prompt Response" to Signs of Lasting Weakness in UK Economy - Carney
Thursday, 9 January 2020 17:07 WIB

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Thursday there could be a "relatively prompt response" from the central bank if it looked like weakness in the economy will persist. "With the relatively limited space to cut Bank Rate, if evidence builds that the weakness in activity could persist,...

ECONOMIC CALENDAR
Time Country Figures Previous Actual
06.30 AUD Westpac Consumer Sentiment -1.9% -1.8%
16.30 GBP High Street Lending
16.30 GBP Public Sector Net Borrowing 4.9B
18.00 GBP CBI Industrial Order Expectations -28
21.00 U.S HPI m/m 0.2%
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