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OANDA Market Insights podcast (episode 27)

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Alfonso Esparza reviews the week’s business and market news with Jazz FM Business Breakfast presenter Jonny Hart. This week’s biggest stories: US sanctions against Iran, Turkish lira collapse after steel sanctions and market reaction to UK GDP data Big revisions offset July miss on payrolls Another strong US jobs report expected…

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OANDA Market Insights podcast (episode 26)

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam and Head of Trading Asia Steve Innes review the week’s business and market news with Jazz FM Business Breakfast presenter Nick Howard. This week’s big stories: rate hike from the Bank of England, Apple market cap hits $1 trillion, China moves to shore up the yuan, and US job…

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Head fake or breakthrough ??

Head fake or breakthrough ?? China trade concerns are back in the spotlight after the USTR leaked headlines flew in the face of the more conciliatory comments earlier yesterday that suggested both parties are going back to the drawing board and preparing to meet. But this morning China promised a like for like response but…

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Busy week in markets gets off to a slow start

Investors encouraged by Trump/Juncker meeting Equity markets are trading slightly in the red in what has been a slow start to an otherwise very busy week in financial markets. Stock markets have been gradually rising in recent weeks, making their way back to the record high levels they achieved earlier in the year before the…

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OANDA Market Insights podcast (episode 25)

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam reviews the week’s business and market news with Jazz FM Business Breakfast presenter Jonny Hart. This week’s big stories: US/EU set for tariff deal, US GDP boost, Facebook shares plummet, Brexit blow for May. Craig also previews the week ahead with interest rate decisions coming from the Bank of…

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Easing Trade Fears Provide Boost Ahead of US GDP

Markets buoyed by easing trade war risks European markets are trading in the green once again on Friday, with futures pointing to a similar open in the US, as an apparent easing in trade tensions between the US and European Union boosts risk appetite. While only the outline of an agreement on trade between the…

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Risk on as US and Europe avert trade battle

Trump/Juncker meeting has results European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker did not come away from Washington empty-handed. The two presidents reached an accord which included expanding imports of US liquefied natural gas and soybeans while reducing industrial tariffs on each side. Previously, Trump had threatened to impose a 25% tariff on imports of European cars. If…

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Will ECB offer any surprises on Thursday?

Euro climbs ahead of ECB meeting While we may not look back at the ECB meeting on Thursday as one of the defining moments in the eurozone’s long recovery from the global financial and debt crises, or even remember it much at all for that matter, that doesn’t mean there won’t be anything to take…

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