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GLOBAL
Trade Tensions Seen Tightening Job Market for Chinese Graduates
Saturday, 18 May 2019 00:13 WIB

A record number of 8.34 million university graduates are set to enter the Chinese job market this summer amid escalating trade tensions between Washington and Beijing. Observers say that as China™s export-dependent economy braces for more hits from tariff hikes, which U.S. President Donald...

MARKET UPDATE
Hong Kong, Shanghai Shares End Tough Week on a Low (review)
Saturday, 18 May 2019 03:11 WIB

Hong Kong stocks dived on Friday, topping off another torrid week, as investors fret about rising trade tensions between China and the United States. The Hang Seng Index fell 1.16 percent, or 328.61 points, to 27,946.46. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index tumbled 2.48 percent, or 73.41...

ECONOMY
U.S. Retail Sales Unexpectedly Fall Amid Weak Auto Purchases
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 19:53 WIB

U.S. retail sales unexpectedly declined in April for the second time in three months, weighed down by soft sales of autos and building materials and suggesting consumer spending will remain subdued this quarter. The value of overall sales declined 0.2% after a 1.7% increase the prior...

GOLD CORNER
Trade Wars Not Building Enough Fear To Push Investors Into Gold - Analysts
Monday, 13 May 2019 13:54 WIB

Heightened global trade tensions are pumping volatility into financial markets, but there is still not enough fear to drive gold prices materially higher, according to some analysts. Falling equity markets are helping gold prices end last week in positive territory, but the market remains trapped...

COMMODITY
Oil falls for the session, but gains for the week ahead of OPEC committee meeting
Saturday, 18 May 2019 03:04 WIB

Oil futures finished lower Friday, with U.S. prices down for the first time in four sessions, but up for the week, as any potential demand worries tied to stock-market volatility were offset by supply concerns linked to Middle East tensions. The price moves come ahead of a meeting Sunday of the...

FISCAL & MONETARY
RBA Slashes Near-Term Growth Outlook as Employment Key to Rates
Friday, 10 May 2019 08:57 WIB

Australia's central bank slashed its near-term growth outlook and is relying on persistent jobs market strength to cushion a property-driven downturn in household spending. The economy is expected to expand 1.75% in the year through June versus 2.5% seen three months earlier, and is then forecast...

ECONOMIC CALENDAR
Time Country Figures Previous Actual
06.01 GBP Rightmove HPI m/m 1.1%
06.50 JPN Prelim GDP Price Index y/y -0.3%
06.50 JPN Prelim GDP q/q 0.5%
11.30 JPN Revised Industrial Production m/m -0.9%
15.00 EUR Current Account 26.8B
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