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GLOBAL
Hong Kong Leader Says Controversial Security Law is Nothing to Worry About
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 17:35 WIB

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says the city's basic freedoms will not be infringed by a new security law for the semi-autonomous city proposed by Beijing. The proposed law, unveiled last week during a session of China's national congress, would prevent and punish acts of "secession, subversion or...

MARKET UPDATE
Dow futures surge more than 500 points on hopes of a coronavirus vaccine
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 16:23 WIB

Stock futures traded sharply higher early Tuesday to begin a holiday-shortened week, as optimism grew about a potential coronavirus vaccine. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average pointed to an implied opening gain of more than 550 points. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures also pointed to...

ECONOMY
U.K. Retail Sales Fall by a Record 18% in April, Clothing Sales Slump 50%
Friday, 22 May 2020 13:44 WIB

A nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak triggered a record fall in U.K. retail sales in April, the Office for National Statistics reported Friday. The volume of sales fell 18.1% in April on the year, the biggest monthly drop on record, following a slide of 5.2% in March. All sectors...

GOLD CORNER
Wall St., Main St. Look for Gold to Regain its Luster
Monday, 25 May 2020 14:32 WIB

Wall Street and Main Street look for gold prices to rise this week, according to the weekly Kitco News gold survey. Traders and analysts who make up the Wall Street poll continued to cite the mass liquidity being dumped into the global economy to offset damage from the COVID-19 pandemic. Also,...

COMMODITY
Gold eases as equities rally; Hong Kong woes limit losses
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 16:31 WIB

Gold edged lower on Tuesday as hopes of economic recovery lifted share markets with many countries easing coronavirus-driven lockdowns, although Sino-U.S. tensions over Hong Kong limited bullion's losses. Spot gold was down 0.3% at $1,724.74 per ounce by 09:06 GMT. U.S. gold futures fell 0.6% to...

FISCAL & MONETARY
RBA's Lowe: Australian financial system is resilient and is well placed to deal with COVID-19
Thursday, 21 May 2020 09:53 WIB

Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Governor Philip Lowe is on the wires now, via Reuters, speaking on a panel at FINSIA's "The Regulators" Webinar. "Australian financial system is resilient and is well placed to deal with COVID-19." "Capital and liquidity buffers that exist are available to be...

ECONOMIC CALENDAR
Time Country Figures Previous Actual
11.30 JPN All Industries Activity m/m -0.7% -3.8%
12.00 JPN BOJ Core CPI y/y 0.1% -0.1%
13.02 CHF Trade Balance (CHF) 3.96B 4.04B
17.00 GBP CBI Realized Sales -55 -50
20.00 U.S HPI m/m 0.7%
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