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GLOBAL
White House Assigned '3 Amigos' to Head Ukraine Policy, Top Diplomat Says
Thursday, 17 October 2019 03:50 WIB

A top U.S. State Department official told House investigators privately Tuesday administration officials told him to "lay low" on matters involving Ukraine in deference to the "three amigos" who assumed control of foreign policy toward the Eastern European ally, Democratic Congressman Gerald...

MARKET UPDATE
Tokyo stocks open lower
Thursday, 17 October 2019 07:26 WIB

Tokyo stocks opened slightly lower on Thursday following drops on Wall Street as investors watched for any developments in Brexit talks in Brussels. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was down 0.08 percent or 18.91 points at 22,454.01 in early trade while the broader Topix index was down 0.24 percent...

ECONOMY
U.S. retail sales snap 6-month winning streak in September as receipts fall 0.3%
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 19:40 WIB

Sales at U.S. retailers fell in September for the first time in seven months as most stores posted lower receipts, signaling that a widely expected slowdown in consumer spending is underway. Retail sales fell 0.3% last month, the government said Thursday, ending a streak of six straight strong...

GOLD CORNER
Gold prices to return to $1,500 levels soon - analysts
Monday, 14 October 2019 11:29 WIB

Even though gold was getting beaten up last Friday, analysts were still optimistic that the precious metal was going to return to its key $1,500 level soon. Gold fell more than 1% on Friday (10/11/19) with December Comex gold futures last trading near two-week lows at $1,487.70 an ounce. Upbeat...

COMMODITY
Gold Finishes Higher After Cooler-Than-Expected Retail-Sales Report
Thursday, 17 October 2019 03:40 WIB

Gold prices ended higher on Wednesday as investors watched global political news surrounding trade and Brexit, and reacted to a weaker-than-expected reading of U.S. retail sales, which spurred some haven buying. Moves for the precious metal came as Brexit and the "usual worries persist" on...

FISCAL & MONETARY
The RBA minutes: Board prepared to ease policy further if needed to support growth, jobs
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 08:06 WIB

The Reserve Bank of Australia came with the Minutes for the RBA Board's 1 October meeting. Members commenced their discussion of global economic conditions by noting that heightened policy uncertainty was affecting international trade and business investment. This had continued to be apparent in...

ECONOMIC CALENDAR
Time Country Figures Previous Actual
01.00 U.S Beige Book - -
03.00 U.S TIC Long-Term Purchases 83.8B -41.1B
07.30 AUD Employment Change 34.7K 14.7K
07.30 AUD Unemployment Rate 5.3% 5.2%
13.00 CHF Trade Balance (CHF) 1.59B
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