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GLOBAL
Japan Times Apologizes for 'Turmoil' Surrounding WWII References
Thursday, 21 March 2019 10:06 WIB

The Japan Times, an English-language newspaper that amended its description of "comfort women" and wartime forced laborers last year, apologized to its staff last month, but threatened legal action against anyone found leaking confidential information. In a five-sentence note published last...

MARKET UPDATE
Dow futures point to a lower open after Fed signals no rate hike this year
Thursday, 21 March 2019 16:43 WIB

U.S. stock index futures were lower on Thursday morning, as investors are still digesting the Fed's latest comments. At around 3:00 a.m. ET, Dow futures fell 62 points, indicating a negative open of more than 114 points. Futures on the S&P and Nasdaq were mixed. The Dow closed lower on...

ECONOMY
UK Retail Sales +0.4% M/M in February vs. -0.4% Expected
Thursday, 21 March 2019 16:55 WIB

The UK retail sales recorded an unexpected growth of 0.4% m/m in February, beating market expectations of -0.4% by a big margin. Meanwhile, while core retail sales stripping the auto motor fuel sales also bettered market expectations and rose 0.2% m/m during the reported month. On an annualized...

GOLD CORNER
Fed Meeting Will Not Be The Spark To Push Gold Prices Higher - Analysts
Monday, 18 March 2019 15:30 WIB

Once again the gold market is eking out a weekly gain as prices trade around the critical psychological level of $1,300 an ounce. However, according to some analyst, the market lacks a catalyst to push prices to last month's 10-month high. Although down from its highs, the market is still...

COMMODITY
Dollar Steady After Fed's Dovish Turn; Brexit Fear Hits
Thursday, 21 March 2019 16:07 WIB

The dollar is steadying early Thursday after falling sharply as the Federal Reserve all but swore off raising interest rates again this year “ a swing that could signal the end of the whole policy tightening cycle. œThe Fed™s concerns over the future inflation path are clearly stronger than...

FISCAL & MONETARY
Fed, Seeing Slower Growth and Softer Inflation, Now Projects No Rate Hikes This Year
Thursday, 21 March 2019 02:15 WIB

Federal Reserve officials, seeing slower growth and softer inflation ahead, said Wednesday they don™t expect to hike interest rates much at all over the next three years. The new median forecast of Fed officials in the œdot-plot graph was for no more interest-rate hike this year. The...

ECONOMIC CALENDAR
Time Country Figures Previous Actual
01.00 U.S FOMC Economic Projections - -
01.00 U.S FOMC Statement - -
01.00 U.S Federal Funds Rate 2.50% 2.50%
01.30 U.S FOMC Press Conference - -
07.30 AUD Employment Change 39.1K 4.6K
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