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Mixed sentiment on OECD warning, Mid-East tensions and squeezed US liquidity
Asian markets traded on varied risk sentiment on Friday, as a bag of mixed news left investors undecided on whether to enter or to exit risky assets.OECD warned that the global growth fell to the lowest levels since the last financial crisis amid the trade war… Read more


Fed and BoJ leave investors yearning for more. BoE and SNB to stay pat, as well.
Markets gave a muted reaction to the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) decision to lower the main interest rates by 25 basis points to 1.75%-2.00% range.Fed President Jerome Powell said that ‘moderate’ interventions should suffice to overcome the economic weakness cause… Read more


Markets expect the Fed to act beyond the fed funds rate amid repo crisis. UK inflation in focus.
The Federal Reserve (Fed) will announce its latest policy decision today. The Fed is broadly expected to lower the federal funds upper and lower target rates by 25 basis points to 1.75%-2.00% bound.But investors want to hear more about the Fed’s plans to incre… Read more


Sovereign bonds gain. Pound traders watch Supreme Court hearing against Parliament suspension.
The drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco over the weekend rose geopolitical tensions and hammered the risk appetite. Investors are escaping equities and moving capital into the sovereign bond markets.The US 10-year yield retreated to 1.82%, as British and Eur… Read more


Oil prices jump on Saudi attacks, equity futures fall and gold gains
Brent crude jumped 19%, as WTI crude surged 15% at the weekly opening bell, after a drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s state oil company Aramco halved the country’s production over the weekend. This has been the biggest one-time disruption in oil supply in the his… Read more


Global equities rally, Eurozone yields converge after ECB delivers disputed stimulus
Asian equities gained after the European and US markets closed in the green, as the European Central Bank (ECB) delivered more stimulus to boost inflation and Trump administration hinted at an interim trade deal with China to ease tensions before the next face… Read more


Euro tests $1.10 but ECB doves could be hard to satisfy
The European Central Bank (ECB) meeting is what matters the most to worldwide traders today. The ECB is expected to take monetary action at today’s meeting to give a boost to the depressed Euro zone economy as a result of the rising global trade tensions, slow… Read more


Downside correction in sovereign bonds continues ahead of ECB, Fed meetings
Asian equities mostly gained on Wednesday, but stocks in mainland China remained on the back foot despite the Chinese government’s dismissal of quotas and approvals for foreign investors. The latter move was interpreted as a sign of desperation and an increase… Read more