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GLOBAL
Facebook Now Requires UK Political Ad Buyers to Reveal Identity
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 09:44 WIB

Facebook says that anyone who takes out a British political ad on the social media platform will now be forced to reveal their identity, in a bid to increase transparency and curb misinformation. The company said Tuesday that it will also require disclaimers for any British political...

MARKET UPDATE
Nikkei Hits 6-Day High as Tech Shares Track U.S. Gains
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 10:02 WIB

Japan™s Nikkei share average hit a six-day high on Wednesday, continuing its recovery from last week™s sharp downturn with technology stocks supported by a turnaround in their Wall Street peers. The Nikkei was up 1.59 percent at 22,907.73 after touching 22,959.41, its highest since Oct. 11....

ECONOMY
U.K. Wages Increase at Fastest Pace in Almost a Decade
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 15:53 WIB

U.K. wages are growing at their fastest pace in almost a decade, suggesting the economy is continuing to operate with little slack. Average earnings excluding bonuses rose 3.1 percent in the three months through August, the most since January 2009, the Office for National Statistics said Tuesday....

GOLD CORNER
Gold Rally Rolls On
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 04:14 WIB

On Friday we asked the question -- could the gold rally continue? The markets have spoken with a resounding yes. Gold traded as high as $1,237 this morning. The next key level to watch is $1,240. A breakout above brings $1,275 into play. The most important thing to remember now is not to chase...

COMMODITY
Dollar Consolidates, Yen Weakens as Risk Sentiment Improves
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 09:37 WIB

The dollar was little changed against most of its major peers on Wednesday but made gains against the yen as upbeat Wall Street earnings turned global sentiment away from safe haven assets. The three main Wall Street indexes each rose by more than two percent as blue-chips delivered strong...

FISCAL & MONETARY
RBA's Lowe Keeps Benchmark Interest Rate at 1.5%
Tuesday, 2 October 2018 11:49 WIB

The following is a reformatted version of a statement published Tuesday on the Reserve Bank of Australia's website, after Governor Philip Lowe and his board kept the overnight cash-rate target at 1.5 percent. At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50...

ECONOMIC CALENDAR
Time Country Figures Previous Actual
03.00 U.S TIC Long-Term Purchases 66.7B 131.8B
15.30 GBP CPI y/y (GBP) 2.7%
15.30 GBP PPI Input m/m 0.5%
15.30 GBP RPI y/y 3.5%
15.30 GBP Core CPI y/y 2.1%
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