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GLOBAL
Australia Prepares To Rescue Citizens From Virus-Hit Cruise Ship
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 10:21 WIB

Australia is preparing to evacuate more than 200 of its citizens from the coronavirus-hit cruise ship, the Diamond Princess, in Yokohama, Japan. The Diamond Princess has been in quarantine since February 3. Onboard the cruise liner have been about 3,700 passengers and crew, including dozens of...

MARKET UPDATE
Hong Kong Stocks Close Higher
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 15:44 WIB

Hong Kong stocks closed higher Wednesday as investors bet on policymakers rolling out more measures to cushion the impact of the new coronavirus which is hurting corporate earnings and economic growth. The Hang Seng Index rose 0.5 percent, or 125.61 points, to 27,655.81. Mainland China's...

ECONOMY
U.K. Inflation Rises More Than Forecast to Highest in Six Months
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 16:46 WIB

U.K. inflation picked up for the first time in six months, boosted by the cost of energy, motor fuel and air fares. Consumer prices rose a stronger-than-forecast 1.8% in January from a year earlier, the fastest since July, the Office for National Statistics said Wednesday. Core inflation picked...

GOLD CORNER
Gold Prices To Stay Healthy Amid Continuing Virus Worries
Monday, 17 February 2020 15:49 WIB

Voters in the weekly Kitco gold survey are bullish on the metal this week, citing gold's ability to hold up even when the dollar and equities strengthen, technical factors and ongoing worries about how the coronavirus could impact the global economy. Seventeen market professionals took part in...

COMMODITY
GBP/USD Jumps Back Above 1.30 Mark, Fresh Session Tops Post-UK CPI
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:03 WIB

The GBP/USD pair reversed an early European session dip to the 1.2975 region and seemed headed back towards the top end of its daily trading range post-UK macro data. Following the previous session's good two-way moves and a range-bound price action through the Asian session on Wednesday, the...

FISCAL & MONETARY
RBA Reviewed Case for Further Rate Cut, Worried About Borrowing
Tuesday, 18 February 2020 08:02 WIB

Australia™s central bank reviewed the case for a further interest-rate cut, but decided against it in order to avoid encouraging additional borrowing as house prices climb, minutes of its Feb. 4 meeting in Sydney showed. The Reserve Bank also expects the coronavirus outbreak to œsubtract from...

ECONOMIC CALENDAR
Time Country Figures Previous Actual
04.00 U.S TIC Long-Term Purchases 27.1B 85.6B
06.50 JPN Core Machinery Orders m/m 18.0% -12.5%
06.50 JPN Trade Balance (JPN) -0.11T -0.22T
07.30 AUD Wage Price Index q/q 0.5% 0.5%
16.00 EUR Current Account 32.4B 32.6B
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