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Oil Lower on Saudi Diplomacy and Supply Concerns

Oil is lower on Monday after an eventful weekend that has the energy markets full of uncertainty. After public condemnation on the investigation of a missing journalist Saudi Arabia has launched a threat of retaliation using their oil supply. Tempers flared within the Kingdom and some comments have been walked back by more official sources.…

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Gold Rises as Metal Regains Safe Haven Title

Gold rose on Monday after US retail sales missed the forecast. Economists had estimated a rebound in core and headline retail sales, but a fall in the food services sector dragged the index lower. Overall US sales continued to show a strong pace of growth. The yellow metal has risen as investors are seeking safety…

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Saudi 5-year CDS jump to 11-month high

The cost of insuring exposure to Saudi Arabia’s sovereign debt jumped to the highest level in 11 months on Monday after the kingdom faced increasing international pressure over missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi Arabia’s 5-year credit default swaps rose to 100 basis points after closing at 89 basis points on Friday, according to data from…

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DAX steadies after brutal week

The DAX index has posted slight gains in the Monday session. Currently, the index is at 11,562, up 0.37% on the day. In economic news, it’s a quiet start to the week, with no German or eurozone events. In the U.S, the Treasury Department is expected to release the semi-annual currency report. It’s been a…

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Geopolitical risks and yields dominate proceedings

Monday October 15: Five things the markets are talking about Following a weekend of warnings on global economic fragility from G10 finance leaders at an IMF meeting in Bali, has global equities starting this new week on the back foot, with regional bourses in Asia and Europe seeing red, while U.S equity futures are pointing…

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US Retail Sales to Support Dollar


The US dollar was higher against major pairs on Friday, but not enough to end up the week on positive territory. A stock market rout took its toll on the greenback and the subsequent rebound in stock prices supported the currency ahead of the weekend. Strong US data and a clear interest rate hike path…

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DAX punches higher as Asian stocks rebound

The DAX index has rebounded in the Friday session, posting gains. Currently, the index is at 11,617, up 0.68% since the Thursday close. In economic news, German Final CPI gained 0.4%, matching the forecast. Eurozone Industrial Production jumped 1.0%, well above the estimate of 0.4%. It’s been a brutal week for global equity markets, but…

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