Tag: People’s Bank of China (PBoC)

U.S-E.U calls a ceasefire in the trade war

Thursday July 26: Five things the markets are talking about In early trading, Euro bourses have advanced following a mixed Asian session overnight as capital markets contend with a host of stimuli, including an apparent easing of trade tension between the U.S and Europe and a flood of corporate earnings. U.S President Trump has reached […]

Trump and Juncker to set the dollar’s tone

Wednesday July 25: Five things the markets are talking about Euro equities have found some support, following Asian stocks as earnings season continues, although trade tensions remain to the fore ahead of today’s meeting between President Trump and E.C chief Jean-Claude Junker. Most G10 currency pairs trade in a tight range awaiting today’s development from […]

U.S dollar boosted by higher Treasury yields

Tuesday July 24: Five things the markets are talking about Overnight, Euro bourses along with U.S equity futures have edged a tad higher on the back of a plethora of positive corporate earnings boosting investor sentiment. Also, China’s determination to support the world’s second largest economy has helped to support various risk assets in the […]

Trade and currency wars a market threat

Monday July 23: Five things the markets are talking about A new week starts with equities under pressure as capital markets digest warnings from G20 finance ministers about the impact of protectionism on growth – “risks to the world economy have increased.” Also raising concerns is the Sino-U.S trade war is now spilling over into […]

It’s War – Trade and Currency

Friday July 20: Five things the markets are talking about Euro equities start the day on the back foot despite most Asian bourses finding a little traction to close out their week. Nevertheless, a weaker Chinese yuan and trade uncertainty continues to weigh on global markets. The manipulation of the yuan’s value, considered by many, […]

‘Footy’ dented U.K retail sales and pounds sterling

Thursday July 19: Five things the markets are talking about Yesterday, the dollar retreated from a three-week high as the market cashed in on gains the currency made after two days of testimony by U.S Fed Chair Powell reinforced a strong economic outlook. In congressional testimony on Tuesday and Wednesday Powell said he believed the […]

Fed Powell advances the dollar

Wednesday July 18: Five things the markets are talking about U.S assets get another leg up from rookie Fed Chair Jerome Powell who again expressed optimism over the U.S’s economic growth and stable inflation, telling Congress yesterday that domestic data should keep the central bank on track to raise “gradually” short-term interest rates. However, as […]

Markets underpricing China risk( OANDA Trading Podcast BFM Kuala Lumpur 89.9)

Stephen Innes, Head of Trading in Asia-Pacific, OANDA, Singapore Stephen reckons markets are “seriously underpricing economic risk in China”. Economists suspect the direct impact from the two sets of US tariffs aimed at Beijing could drag China’s GDP down by 0.3 percentage points in the longer run. Stephen also shares some insights on how China […]

All is quiet on the western trade war front

All is quiet on the western trade war front For a change,  all is quiet on the western trade war front as the drop in aggressive US tariff posturing and the nonfarm payroll after effects have propelled US equity market to the third consecutive day of substantial gains. While traders sit tight awaiting the next […]