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Scores of FBI's Foreign Witnesses, Informants Have Gone Missing
Friday, 14 June 2019 23:52 WIB

Scores of foreign nationals, recruited by the FBI as witnesses and informants, disappeared between 2015 and 2017 in the United States, according to a new audit. The Justice Department's inspector general said in an audit released Wednesday that in many cases, the Federal Bureau of Investigation...

MARKET UPDATE
Hong Kong stocks finish week with another loss (Review)
Saturday, 15 June 2019 04:00 WIB

Hong Kong stocks fell Friday, capping a tumultuous week that saw a sharp sell-off fuelled by violent protests in the city, while investors are also unnerved by China-US trade uncertainty. The Hang Seng Index fell 0.65 percent, or 176.36 points, to 27,118.35. The benchmark Shanghai Composite...

ECONOMY
Retail sales look strong, with a solid gain in May and upward revision to prior month
Friday, 14 June 2019 19:50 WIB

Reports of the death of the American consumer were greatly exaggerated as the May retail sales data rose at a solid pace and the decline in the prior month was revised to show a gain. Retail sales increased 0.5% in May, with broad-based gains, the Commerce Department said Friday. Economists...

GOLD CORNER
Gold Has Enough Momentum To Push Through $1,350 This Week - Analysts
Monday, 10 June 2019 15:06 WIB

The gold market is seeing its best weekly performance in more than a year and some analyst have said that the precious metal has enough momentum to break through critical long-term resistance in the near-term. Disappointing employment growth in the U.S. has pushed gold prices back to within...

COMMODITY
U.S. oil prices settle higher for the session, down for the week
Saturday, 15 June 2019 03:09 WIB

U.S. oil futures scored back-to-back session gains on Friday, as attacks on oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz a day earlier raised risks to the global flow of crude oil. Prices, however, ended the week lower on persistent worries that trade tensions will lead to a slowdown in energy...

FISCAL & MONETARY
SNB Keeps Policy on Hold as Expected; Says Franc “Highly Valued”
Thursday, 13 June 2019 14:46 WIB

Swiss National Bank introduces new policy rate to replace three-month Libor band since future of Libor is uncertain. Keeps deposit rate unchanged at -0.75%, as forecast by economists in Bloomberg survey. SNB will remain active in FX market as necessary. Says CHF remains highly valued. Sees...

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