Monday, 09 December 2019
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GLOBAL
US Relaunches Peace Talks with Afghan Taliban
Monday, 9 December 2019 17:49 WIB

The United States and the Taliban restarted peace negotiations Saturday, three months after President Donald Trump abruptly stopped the yearlong process aimed at finding a political settlement with the insurgent group and ending the war in Afghanistan. The Afghan-born U.S. special reconciliation...

MARKET UPDATE
U.S Stocks See Modest Pullback at Open as Central Banks, Trade Stay In Focus
Monday, 9 December 2019 21:47 WIB

U.S. stocks edged lower at the opening bell on Monday ahead of a busy week packed with meetings by the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank. Investors are also on the lookout for signs of easing trade tensions ahead of the Dec. 15 deadline for additional duties on Chinese imports. The...

ECONOMY
U.S. Jobs Trounce Forecasts With 266,000 Gain; Wages Heat Up
Friday, 6 December 2019 20:54 WIB

U.S. job gains roared back in November as unemployment matched a fresh half-century low and wages topped estimates, giving the Federal Reserve more reason to hold interest rates steady after three straight cuts. Stock futures and the dollar jumped while Treasuries slid. Payrolls jumped...

GOLD CORNER
Little conviction in gold market as trade talks ebb and flow
Monday, 25 November 2019 11:27 WIB

Confusion and uncertainty dominates the gold market as traders and investors continue to react to shifting trade sentiment between China and the U.S. The latest Kitco News Weekly Gold Survey shows Wall Street analysts nearly caught in a three-way tie, while only a slight majority of retail...

COMMODITY
Gold Prices Step Higher as Ahead of Fed Meeting, Buoyed by Weaker Buck
Monday, 9 December 2019 21:41 WIB

Gold futures headed higher Friday morning as weakness in the U.S. dollar helped to prop up the yellow metal ahead of a policy update from the Federal Reserve due in the middle of the week and a U.K. general election that could roil markets. February gold on Comex picked up $3.70, or 0.3%, to...

FISCAL & MONETARY
Australia Holds Rate as RBA Waits for Past Cuts to Flow Through
Tuesday, 3 December 2019 10:56 WIB

Australia™s central bank kept interest rates unchanged as it waits for three cuts since June to flow through to areas of the economy beyond the property market. Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe and his board kept the cash rate at 0.75% Tuesday, in line with expectations of...

ECONOMIC CALENDAR
Time Country Figures Previous Actual
06.50 JPN Bank Lending y/y 2.0% 2.1%
06.50 JPN Current Account (JPN) 1.49T 1.73T
06.50 JPN Final GDP Price Index y/y 0.6% 0.6%
06.50 JPN Final GDP q/q (JPN) 0.1% 0.4%
12.00 JPN Economy Watchers Sentiment 36.7 39.4
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