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GOLD CORNER
Gold Rally Rolls On
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 04:14 WIB

On Friday we asked the question -- could the gold rally continue? The markets have spoken with a resounding yes. Gold traded as high as $1,237 this morning. The next key level to watch is $1,240. A breakout above brings $1,275 into play. The most...

MARKET UPDATE
Hong Kong Stocks End Lower (Review)
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 03:50 WIB

Hong Kong stocks ended lower Monday amid concerns over the global economy and trade tensions between China and the United States. The Hang Seng Index shed 1.38 percent, or 356.43 points, to end at 25,445.06. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index...

ECONOMY
U.S. Retail Sales Trail Forecasts as Restaurant Receipts Slump
Monday, 15 October 2018 19:45 WIB

U.S. retail sales rose less than forecast in September, as a broad-based increase was overshadowed by a drop in restaurant receipts that may reflect the impact of Hurricane Florence. The value of overall sales rose 0.1 percent for a...

COMMODITY
Oil settles with a modest gain as traders weigh U.S.-Saudi tensions versus demand worries
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 03:39 WIB

Oil futures pared earlier gains on Monday to settle modestly higher as tensions between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia linked to a missing dissident journalist appeared to ease. Worries about outlook for crude demand also kept price gains in check,...

Market Calendar
Time Country Im Figures Previous Forecast Actual
07.30 AUD H Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes (AUD)
08.30 CHN M CPI y/y (CHN) 2.3% 2.5%
08.30 CHN L PPI y/y 4.1% 3.7%
13.00 EUR L German Import Prices m/m -0.2% 0.1%
15.30 GBP H Average Earnings Index 3m/y 2.6% 2.6%
15.30 GBP M Claimant Count Change 8.7K 4.5K
15.30 GBP M Unemployment Rate (GBP) 4.0% 4.0%
15th-18th U.S L Federal Budget Balance -214.1B 71.0B 119.1B
16.00 EUR M German ZEW Economic Sentiment -10.6 -12.3
16.00 EUR L Trade Balance (EUR) 12.8B 15.0B
16.00 EUR L ZEW Economic Sentiment -7.2 -9.2
16th-17th CHN L M2 Money Supply y/y 8.2% 8.4%
16th-17th CHN L New Loans 1280B 1353B
17.00 EUR L Italian Trade Balance 5.68B 4.34B
20.15 U.S L Capacity Utilization Rate 78.1% 78.2%
20.15 U.S L Industrial Production m/m 0.4% 0.2%
21.00 U.S L JOLTS Job Openings 6.94M 6.90M
21.00 U.S L NAHB Housing Market Index 67 68
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FISCAL & MONETARY
RBA's Lowe Keeps Benchmark Interest Rate at 1.5%
Tuesday, 2 October 2018 11:49 WIB

The following is a reformatted version of a statement published Tuesday on the Reserve Bank of Australia's website, after Governor Philip Lowe and his board kept the overnight cash-rate target at 1.5 percent. At its meeting today, the Board...

GLOBAL
Germany Deporting Convicted 9/11 Suspect to Morocco
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 01:14 WIB

A Moroccan man convicted of helping Mohamed Atta and the other Hamburg-based Sept. 11 suicide pilots as they plotted their attacks on New York and Washington was deported Monday from Germany to his native country. Mounir el-Motassadeq, who was...