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GLOBAL
Presidents of France, Russia Meet to Discuss World Conflicts
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 17:32 WIB

French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks in southern France where they made progress on boosting peace talks for Ukraine but disagreed on other issues, including Syria and Russia's crackdown on opposition protesters. Macron told a news conference ahead of...

MARKET UPDATE
US futures point to a slightly higher open
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 16:15 WIB

U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Tuesday morning. At around 04:40 a.m. ET, Dow futures rose 36 points, indicating a positive open of more than 22 points. Futures on the S&P and Nasdaq were both slightly higher. Wall Street rose sharply on Monday as a rebound in bond yields...

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
Gold reclaims $1,500 mark as focus turns to Fed
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 17:27 WIB

Gold prices recovered to over $1,500 an ounce on Tuesday, following the previous session's steep fall, as focus turned to U.S. Federal Reserve policy statements and growth concerns. Spot gold was up 0.4% to $1,501.50 per ounce by 09:27 GMT, after falling to a near one-week low of $1,492.10 on...

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
08.30 AUD Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes (AUD) - -
13.00 CHF Trade Balance (CHF) 4.01B 3.63B
17.00 GBP CBI Industrial Order Expectations -34 -13
21.30 AUD CB Leading Index m/m (AUD) -0.1%
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