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GLOBAL
Russia Turns the Screws on Internet Freedom
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 10:57 WIB

New legislation likely to be introduced next month in Russia's Duma, or lower chamber of parliament, would see tighter restrictions on the internet and on computers, tablets and other devices used to access the internet. The proposals include a provision for the identification of all email users...

MARKET UPDATE
Tokyo's Nikkei hits near six-month high on US-China deal
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 13:37 WIB

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index jumped to a near-six-month high Tuesday as investors played catch-up with global rallies on a US-China trade deal, with a weekend typhoon failing to dampen sentiment. The Nikkei 225 index gained 1.87 percent, or 408.34 points, to close at 22,207.21, the highest...

ECONOMY
U.S. Consumer Prices Trail Projections as Used-Car Costs Tumble
Thursday, 10 October 2019 20:04 WIB

A key measure of U.S. consumer prices rose by less than expected in September as used-car costs fell by the most in a year, likely bolstering the case for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates for the third time in three months. The core consumer price index, which excludes food and...

GOLD CORNER
Gold prices to return to $1,500 levels soon - analysts
Monday, 14 October 2019 11:29 WIB

Even though gold was getting beaten up last Friday, analysts were still optimistic that the precious metal was going to return to its key $1,500 level soon. Gold fell more than 1% on Friday (10/11/19) with December Comex gold futures last trading near two-week lows at $1,487.70 an ounce. Upbeat...

COMMODITY
Oil prices extend losses into second session on weak China data
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 13:46 WIB

Oil prices fell on Tuesday, after heavy losses in the previous session, as two days of weak Chinese data added to worries about the top crude oil importer's energy demand growth. Brent crude (LCOc1) fell 47 cents, or 0.79%, to $58.88 a barrel by 05:27 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI)...

FISCAL & MONETARY
The RBA minutes: Board prepared to ease policy further if needed to support growth, jobs
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 08:06 WIB

The Reserve Bank of Australia came with the Minutes for the RBA Board's 1 October meeting. Members commenced their discussion of global economic conditions by noting that heightened policy uncertainty was affecting international trade and business investment. This had continued to be apparent in...

ECONOMIC CALENDAR
Time Country Figures Previous Actual
07.30 AUD Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes (AUD) - -
08.30 CHN CPI y/y (CHN) 2.8% 3.0%
08.30 CHN PPI y/y -0.8% -1.2%
11.30 JPN Tertiary Industry Activity m/m 0.1% 0.4%
11.32 JPN Revised Industrial Production m/m -1.2% -1.2%
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