Wednesday, 21 August 2019
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GLOBAL
Staffer at Britain's Hong Kong Consulate Reportedly Detained in Southern China
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 23:40 WIB

Britain's Foreign Office says it is "extremely concerned" by reports that an employee at its Hong Kong consulate has been detained in mainland China.  Hong Kong's local news website HK01 says the employee, identified as Simon Cheng, failed to return to the former British colony from the...

MARKET UPDATE
Tokyo Stocks Open Lower On US Losses
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 07:41 WIB

Tokyo stocks opened lower on Wednesday following losses on Wall Street amid lingering trade war concerns and falls in Europe on the political crisis engulfing Italy. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index slid 0.91 per cent or 187.25 points to 20,489.97 in early trade while the broader Topix index fell...

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
Bearish Cracks Appearing In Bullish Gold Market
Monday, 19 August 2019 15:16 WIB

After three-straight weeks of gains, cracks are starting to appear in gold's bullish veneer, particularly among Wall Street analysts, according to the latest results of the Kitco News Weekly Gold Survey. It has been a volatile week for the precious metal as unprecedented recession fears and new...

COMMODITY
Oil Steadies After Report Indicates Drawdown in U.S. Stockpiles
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 07:54 WIB

Oil was steady in Asian trading after a private-sector report indicated that U.S. crude supplies had tightened in the past week. Futures in New York rose 3 cents, after clawing back losses in a volatile session on Tuesday. The market had stumbled after U.S. Secretary of State Mike...

FISCAL & MONETARY
Australia Central Bank Board Discussed Unconventional Policy at August Meeting
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 09:04 WIB

Australia's central bank discussed unconventional monetary policies, including negative interest rates, at its August board meeting as it left the door ajar for further easing having already cut rates twice to 1%. Minutes of the Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) Aug.6 meeting showed it would...

ECONOMIC CALENDAR
Time Country Figures Previous Actual
15.30 GBP Public Sector Net Borrowing 6.5B
21.00 U.S Existing Home Sales 5.27M
21.30 U.S Crude Oil Inventories 1.6M
Tentative EUR German 30-y Bond Auction 0.30|1.1
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