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GLOBAL
US Homeland Security Officer Defends Border Officer Action
Friday, 19 July 2019 11:36 WIB

The US Homeland Security Officer (DHS) requested the protection of officers against approved migrants and their parents' unprotected children on the US-Mexico border, in a hearing on Thursday (18/7) at the Congress building, Capitol Hill. Acting Minister Kevin McAleenan asked questions from...

MARKET UPDATE
Hong Kong stocks close week on a high
Friday, 19 July 2019 15:25 WIB

Hong Kong shares ended the week on a strong note Friday, jumping more than one percent on hopes for a sharp interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve later this month. The Hang Seng Index added 1.07 percent, or 303.74 points to 28,765.40. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index climbed 0.79...

ECONOMY
U.K. Retail Sales Unexpectedly Jump, Reversing Two-Month Drop
Thursday, 18 July 2019 15:48 WIB

U.K. retail sales unexpectedly rose last month, ending a downbeat second quarter on a more positive note. The volume of goods sold in stores and online climbed 1% in June after dropping for the previous two months, the Office for National Statistics said Thursday. Economists surveyed by...

GOLD CORNER
Wall St. Leans Neutral/Sideways On Gold Prices, Main St. Bullish
Monday, 15 July 2019 13:42 WIB

Wall Street traders and analysts are undecided or else look for gold prices to be sideways this week, while Main Street remained bullish, according to the weekly Kitco News gold survey. The largest block of Wall Street voters were in the neutral/sideways camp, while the rest were nearly evenly...

COMMODITY
Gold eases after breaching $1,450/oz on rate-cut hopes, Iran tensions
Friday, 19 July 2019 15:17 WIB

Gold eased on Friday as investors locked in profits after the bullion surpassed $1,450 an ounce for the first time in more than six years on dovish signals on monetary policy from the U.S. Federal Reserve and fresh tensions in the Middle East. Spot gold hit $1,452.60 an ounce in early trade, its...

FISCAL & MONETARY
Fed Chief Powell Says He Thinks Core Inflation Picked Up a Bit in June
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 00:16 WIB

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that the central bank now estimates that a key measure of core inflation increased in June to its highest level in four months but added that, despite the acceleration, inflation pressures œremain muted. In a speech to the Bank of France in...

ECONOMIC CALENDAR
Time Country Figures Previous Actual
06.30 JPN National Core CPI y/y 0.8% 0.6%
11.30 JPN All Industries Activity m/m 0.8% 0.3%
15.00 EUR Current Account 22.4B 29.7B
15.30 GBP Public Sector Net Borrowing 4.5B 6.5B
21.00 U.S Prelim UoM Consumer Sentiment 98.2
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