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OANDA Market Insights podcast (episode 23)

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: Trump NATO summit meltdown, Tory big beasts depart Cabinet, PM May defends Brexit white paper, Bank of Canada raises interest rates and the ECB releases the minutes from its June…

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US Inflation Eyed as Markets Pare Losses

Markets higher after tariff-related losses It’s been a more positive start to trade on Thursday, with equity markets in the green and paring Wednesday’s losses as investors continue to weigh up what impact the latest trade tariffs will have on the global economy. While markets have typically reacted negatively to any escalation on trade, the…

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For the USD , it’s all about this week’s CPI.

For the USD, it’s all about this week’s CPI. Markets dismissed the opening salvo of the  US -Sino trade war as dated news. However, after another Goldilocks NFP,  US stock markets traded positively in the green while the US dollar bears begrudgingly came out of hibernation after US  bond market yields knee-jerked lower. The NFP…

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Risk is in the air

Risk is in the air Despite global risk mounting with hurdles abound, US equity markets managed to eek out small wins after spending most of the session struggling in the red. The major indexes struggled to find traction as the ongoing slowdown in global growth data, escalating trade war rhetoric, and a nervy Brexit meeting…

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Stocks decline on trade worries; oil rallies

Wednesday June 27: Five things the markets are talking about Lingering concerns about trade is keeping global equities muted, although gains in oil prices have been supporting stocks of oil-and-gas companies. Crude prices have built on yesterday’s gains after the U.S. stepped up its pressure on Iran. West Texas Intermediate crude is trading atop of…

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Not out of the weeds yet

Not out of the weeds yet After yet another Monday morning equity meltdown in Asia and an equally poor showing across global equity markets. President Trump’s lieutenants Mnuchin & Navarro issued an unequivocal denial the  US is considering investment restriction on China.  US equity markets have subsequently bounced off session lows were the S&P was…

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All eyes on OPEC

Oil edges higher ahead of OPEC meeting All eyes today will be on the OPEC meeting as producers discuss whether and how much to increase production by now that the targets of its previous 1.5 million barrel a day cut have been achieved. There remains some disagreement between some members on how much to increase,…

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