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SGD: MAS Shifts to Neutral in Surprise Move - ANZ Research Team at ANZ, notes that the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) shifted to a neutral policy stance today, which was a surprise as we did not think that the conditions for a move to neutral had been met...
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Roberto Jacobs, 14 April 2016, 07:42
FxWirePro: EUR/GBP Holds Above Strong Trendline Support, Focus on Boe Policy Meet EUR/GBP edges higher from fresh 2-week lows at 0.7925, and is on track to post the first weekly loss after five consecutive advances. Our previous call (http://www.econotimes...
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Roberto Jacobs, 14 April 2016, 07:39
USD/JPY Consolidates at 6-Day Highs Amid Japan Stocks Rally The USD/JPY pair clinches gains and sits near six-day highs as the yen continues to lose ground amid an extended rally in the Japanese stocks. USD/JPY finds support near 109...
Currency
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Roberto Jacobs, 14 April 2016, 07:03
Japan’s economic and financial malaise once was thought to have little relevance for other advanced economies. Respected Western economists and policy makers even argued that “Japan couldn’t happen here...
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Francis Dogbe, 14 April 2016, 07:03
Analytical Review of the Stocks of Alcoa Inc. Alcoa Inc., #AA [NYSE] Industrial goods, Aluminum, USA Financial performance of the company: Index – S&P 500; Beta – 1.14...
Analytics & Forecasts
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Roberto Jacobs, 14 April 2016, 07:01
I wrote at the beginning of January that economic conditions this year were set to be as weak as in 2015, which was the worst year since the global financial crisis erupted in 2008...
Banks
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Francis Dogbe, 14 April 2016, 06:59
The Bank of Japan is ready to expand its bond-buying program and cut interest rates further into negative territory as it fights to ignite growth in the country's economy, BOJ Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said Wednesday. The central bank "will not hesitate to take additional easing measures in terms of...
Banks
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Francis Dogbe, 14 April 2016, 06:57 #Interest Rate
FxWirePro: Negative RBNZ News and Lower Oil Prices Weigh on the Kiwi, Good to Sell NZD/USD Rallies Kiwi bears retained control amid negative RBNZ news and lower oil prices...
Analytics & Forecasts
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Roberto Jacobs, 14 April 2016, 06:50
FxWirePro: USD/SGD Hovers Around Key Resistance at 1.3628, Break Above Targets 1.3709 USD/SGD is currently trading around 1.3625 marks. It made intraday high at 1.3636 and low at 1.3493 levels. Intraday bias remains neutral till the time pair holds initial resistance at 1.3628 levels...
Analytics & Forecasts
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Roberto Jacobs, 14 April 2016, 06:46
Gold Breaches Hourly 200-SMA Support in Asia The yellow metal extends weakness into a third day today, accelerating further below the hourly 200-SMA support, amid non-existent demand for the safe-havens. Gold off lows, regains 50-DMA at 1232.60 Currently, gold drops -0.60% to trade at 1233...
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Roberto Jacobs, 14 April 2016, 06:43 #gold
SGD: MAS Returns to GFC Policy Stance - Westpac Sean Callow, Research Analyst at Westpac, notes that the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) returned to the neutral stance on SGD it adopted in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis...
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Roberto Jacobs, 14 April 2016, 06:39
FxWirePro: USD/JPY Edges Lower from Fresh Weekly High at 109.55, Weakness Only Below 5-Dma at 108.65 USD/JPY has scored a high of 109.54 as the greenback strong across the board. Fed speakers were optimistic and more hawkish yesterday, relieving the dollar from the post Yellen New York speech...
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Roberto Jacobs, 14 April 2016, 06:36
Oil: Expectations for Doha May be Inflated – BBH Research Team at BBH, suggests that the weekend meeting between many OPEC and non-OPEC producers has helped spur the recent gains in the price of oil and they are concerned that market may be getting ahead of itself...
Crude Oil
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Roberto Jacobs, 14 April 2016, 06:33
Nikkei Drives Asia Higher as Yen Extends Slide The risk-on sentiment across the Asian markets intensified this Thursday, after a strong close on the Wall Street overnight and higher base metals’ prices. While unexpected easing by Singapore’s central bank also provided fresh impetus to the markets...
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Roberto Jacobs, 14 April 2016, 06:30 #Nikkei
Asian Markets Turn Higher on the Back of Positive Global Sentiments, Gold Slides Below $1240 All the major global indices are trading on a higher note on Thursday. In addition, Wall Street closed with healthy gains on Wednesday...
Market News
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Roberto Jacobs, 14 April 2016, 06:27
FxWirePro: ASX200 Faces Strong Support at 5020, Good to Buy at Dips Major support - 5078 ASX200 has broken major resistance 5078 and jumped till 5099. It is currently trading at 5095. Short term trend is slightly bullish as long as support 45020 holds...
Analytics & Forecasts
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Roberto Jacobs, 14 April 2016, 06:26
FxWirePro: Nikkei 225 Faces Strong Resistance at 17300, Good to Buy at Dips Short term trend reversal level - 17300 The index has broken major resistance 16650 and jumped till 16808 at the time of writing . It is currently trading around 16740...
Analytics & Forecasts
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Roberto Jacobs, 14 April 2016, 06:24
FxWirePro: Go Long on AUD/NZD Above 1.1123 With Stop Loss at 1.1060 and Target at 1.1357 AUD/NZD is trading around 1.1145 marks. Pair made intraday high at 1.1151 and low at 1.1052 marks. Aussie gains sharply after better than expected Australia’s employment data...
Analytics & Forecasts
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Roberto Jacobs, 14 April 2016, 06:22
FXWIREPRO: South Korean Won Falls by 1 Pct Against US Dollar, Good to Buy on Dips USD/KRW is currently trading around 1155 levels. It made intraday high at 1156 and low at 1144 levels. Intraday bias remains bullish for the moment...
Analytics & Forecasts
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Roberto Jacobs, 14 April 2016, 06:19
NZD/USD: Bears Relentless on RBNZ Rate Cut Leak News The NZD/USD pair extended weakness into a second day this Thursday as the bears retained control amid negative RBNZ news and lower oil prices. NZD/USD: hourly 200-SMA at 0.6840 tested Currently, the NZD/USD pair slumps 0.85% to 0...
Currency
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Roberto Jacobs, 14 April 2016, 06:15 #nzdusd