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GLOBAL
North Korea Fires More Weapons; Criticizes South Korea
Friday, 16 August 2019 23:54 WIB

North Korea has launched a fresh round of short-range weapons into the sea off its east coast, South Korea™s military reported - Pyongyang™s latest apparent outburst of anger at continued U.S.-South Korean military drills. The North fired two œunidentified projectiles Friday from Gangwon...

MARKET UPDATE
Wall Street Ends Sharply Higher On German Stimulus Optimism
Saturday, 17 August 2019 03:34 WIB

U.S. stocks rebounded on Friday as an ebbing bond rally and news of potential German economic stimulus brought buyers back to the equities market, closing the book on a tumultuous week. While all three major U.S. stock averages ended the session higher, they still logged their third consecutive...

ECONOMY
Empire State, Philly Fed indexes hold steady in August
Thursday, 15 August 2019 20:03 WIB

Two gauges of manufacturing sentiment held their own in August, according to data released Thursday. The Philadelphia Fed manufacturing index fell slightly to a reading of 16.8 in August from 21.8 in July. Economists had expected a much bigger drop to 11.1, according to Econoday. The Empire...

GOLD CORNER
Wall Street, Main Street Sill Bullish On Gold, But Caution Creeping Higher
Monday, 12 August 2019 12:41 WIB

The market remains emphatically bullish on gold. But, looking past the headlines, the yellow metal is beginning to look overbought, according to some analysts. The gold market is on track to see its biggest weekly gain in more than three years as prices trade near a fresh six-year high. Although...

COMMODITY
U.S. Oil Futures Tally Gains For The Session And Week
Saturday, 17 August 2019 02:22 WIB

Oil futures climbed Friday, tallying a gain for the week, their first in three weeks. "Today's rise reflected some reluctance to go home short over the weekend given the uncertainties in the Persian Gulf...," said Marshall Steeves, energy markets analyst at IHS Markit. "Overall, the market is...

FISCAL & MONETARY
RBA releases quarterly Statement on Monetary Policy: Repeating the same dovishness
Friday, 9 August 2019 08:55 WIB

The Reserve Bank of Australia has released its quarterly Statement on Monetary Policy. This follows a recent hold in interest rates and a brief statement that indicated fairly modest changes compared to May.  "The RBA's œcentral scenario is for the Australian economy to grow by around 2½...

ECONOMIC CALENDAR
Time Country Figures Previous Actual
06.01 GBP Rightmove HPI m/m -0.2%
06.50 JPN Trade Balance (JPN) -0.01T
15.00 EUR Current Account 29.7B
16.00 EUR Final CPI y/y 1.1%
16.00 EUR Final Core CPI y/y 0.9%
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