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GLOBAL
US Tests 1st Ground Missile Previously Banned in Dissolved Arms Treaty
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 13:17 WIB

The Pentagon says the U.S. military has tested a ground-based cruise missile with a range that would have been banned just three weeks ago. The missile, launched Sunday at San Nicolas Island, California, "accurately impacted its target after more than 500 kilometers of flight," the Pentagon...

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
Euro Tests Lows Ahead of Expected No-Confidence Vote in Italy
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 15:22 WIB

The dollar was little changed in early trading in Europe Wednesday but starting to build momentum against the euro at the start of a day where politics is likely to dominate economics. The euro was at $1.1079 by 3:30 AM ET (07:30 GMT) and looking to test last week™s low of $1.1066 ahead of a...

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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