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ADP Canada: Employment increased in September

Employment in Canada increased by 28,800 jobs from August to September according to the September ADP® Canada National Employment Report. Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP Canada National Employment Report is produced by the ADP Research Institute®. The report, which is derived from actual ADP payroll data, measures the…

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U.S. Treasury said to release currency policy report today

The U.S. Treasury Department is poised to release its much-awaited foreign-exchange policy report to Congress on Wednesday afternoon, according to an administration official. The semi-annual review of currency regimes of the U.S.’s 12 major trade partners and Switzerland will be released on Treasury’s website late in the day in Washington, the official said, declining to…

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Canada: Monthly Survey of Manufacturing, August 2018

Manufacturing sales fell 0.4% to $58.6 billion in August, following three consecutive monthly increases. The decline was mainly due to lower motor vehicle sales. Excluding this industry, manufacturing sales rose 0.4% in August. After taking price changes into account, the volume of sales in the manufacturing sector edged down 0.3% in August. Motor vehicle industry…

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U.S. Housing Starts Fell in September Amid Hurricane Florence

U.S. new-home construction fell in September on a decline in the South that may reflect disruptions from Hurricane Florence, government figures showed Wednesday. Highlights of Housing Starts (September) Residential starts dropped 5.3% to 1.201m annualized rate (est. 1.21m) after downwardly revised 1.268m pace in prior month Multifamily home starts fell 15.2%; single-family declined 0.9% Permits,…

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The buck cannot find a bid

Tuesday October 16: Five things the markets are talking about The ‘big’ dollar came under pressure yesterday and is finding it difficult to gain much traction this morning as investors taking profit on U.S assets outweighs concerns about Italy, Brexit and a Sino-U.S trade war. Furthermore, twin U.S deficits and prospects of a halt in…

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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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Friday’s relief rally in full swing

Friday October 12: Five things the markets are talking about Volatility, in particular, for equities, has notched aggressively higher this week, now that sovereign bond yields are beginning to price out cheap money. Stronger than expected U.S economic data and weak European underlying inflation in key countries is being blamed as the specific trigger for…

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