Tag: CHF

Dollar in demand ahead of G6+1

Friday June 8: Five things the markets are talking about Global equities saw red overnight, as tech stocks continued their retreat in the Asian session, while in Europe, stocks has been hampered by disappointing industrial production data from Germany. All market negativity is supporting investors’ risk-off mood ahead of today’s G7 summit beginning in Quebec, […]

U.S Weekly Jobless Claims Drop as Labor Market Gains Steam

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to a further tightening in labor market conditions. The robust labor market and firming inflation have cemented expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next week. Many economists believe the U.S. central bank will hike rates two more times after its […]

CBRT Raises Rates, Pushing Turkish Lira Up

The Turkish lira has aggressively rallied this morning after the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey raise the one-week repo rate by +100 bps to +17.75%. Over 60% of FX dealers were expecting a tighter monetary policy, but by +25 to +50 bps. USD/TRY has fallen to a one-week low of $4.4570 (-1.83%), down […]

Dollar softer ahead of G7 Summit

Thursday June 7: Five things the markets are talking about G6 + 1 Despite global equities extending gains overnight on growing investor confidence in global growth, the markets attentions is turning towards the G7 conference that begins tomorrow in Quebec, Canada. Expect this summit to be an intensive affair amidst heightened trade tensions between the […]

Canada: Building permits, April 2018

Municipalities issued $7.8 billion worth of building permits in April, down 4.6% from March. Declines were reported in every component except commercial buildings. Residential sector: Multi-family dwellings lead the decline In the residential sector, the value of permits issued by municipalities fell 4.3% to $5.1 billion in April. Five provinces posted declines led by British […]

Canada: International Merchandise Trade, April 2018

Canada’s exports rose 1.6% to a record $48.6 billion in April, while imports were down 2.5% to $50.5 billion. As a result, Canada’s merchandise trade deficit with the world narrowed from $3.9 billion in March to $1.9 billion in April. In real (or volume) terms, exports rose 1.2% and imports fell 2.4%. Exports reach record […]

A hawkish ECB backs up yields and supports EUR

Wednesday June 6: Five things the markets are talking about Global equities have extended their limited gains overnight on signs that major economies will avoid a fallout trade war. An outlier was Euro equities, which have stalled as the ‘single’ unit strengthened and government bonds declined amid some ‘hawkish’ messages from the ECB. Note: The […]

U.S. job openings hit record high in April

U.S. job openings rose to a record high in April, but hiring continued to lag, pointing to a worsening shortage of workers. Job openings, a measure of labor demand, increased to a seasonally adjusted 6.7 million from 6.6 million in March, the Labor Department said on Tuesday in its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover […]

Mexico hits back with pork, bourbon tariffs

Mexico imposed wide-ranging tariffs on American products ranging from steel to pork and bourbon on Tuesday, responding to President Donald Trump’s metals tariffs and taking aim at Republican strongholds ahead of U.S. congressional elections in November. Mexico’s retaliation further raises trade tensions between the two countries, which have been echoed in dealings between Washington and […]

Dollar Moves Confined as Investors Look for Clues

Tuesday June 5: Five things the markets are talking about The risk rally remains afloat despite last week’s geopolitical concerns and pending global tariff fall out. Capital markets seem content to regroup after recent developments. However, with President Trump stepping up his aggressive trade policies and the ‘populists,’ who are poised to start, governing in […]