October 16, 2018
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Chinese Export Markets Undeterred by Tariffs

China’s exports increased to a record $46.7 Billion despite the very possible chance of further tariffs being added to Chinese imports. The increase represents an increase of roughly 13% year on year and increases the trade surplus to $34.1 billion. The trade activity has defied some experts who anticipated a sharp decline in exports from […]
September 10, 2018

The NZ Dollar Tumbles as Trade War Intensifies

A number of factors have caused the NZ Dollar to plummet this week, further US tariffs on Chinese goods have seen the NZ Dollar Tumble to levels not seen since 2016 against the US Dollar. The increased tariff plans have also seen the safe haven currencies such as the Yen and Swiss Franc capitalise. US-China […]
August 31, 2018

A Weekly News Roundup for Cryptocurrency

Another exciting week in the cryptocurrency market with a small bounce back for many coins this week. XRP moved from $0.24 to $0.32 at the time of writing but Ethereum is still getting hammered with a slow bleeding of a further 7.35% in the last 7 days. We’ve summarised the most important and interesting stories […]
August 28, 2018

US Dollar Down as Trade Talks End and FED Leans to Gradual Rises

The US Dollar has been sold off conclusively this week as talks were concluded between the US and China.  The talks related to recent tariffs imposed by the US lasted 2 days with no resolution. The Dollar’s movements haven’t just been suppressed by the lack of positive talks between China and the US; the Chair […]
August 14, 2018
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Gold Prices Approach $1,220 as Below Par Non-Farms Lift XAU/USD

Gold has enjoyed steady gains over the last 5 days, rescuing XAU from yearlong lows. The XAU/USD price was briefly buoyed this week following poor non-farm payroll numbers which were released on Friday showing, the forecast missing its target by some ground. Despite this, there weren’t huge tremors seen in markets. The lack of diversion […]
July 27, 2018
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USD/CNY Strength Continues as Trump Trade Offensive Steps up a Gear

US Dollar continued its ascent against the Yuan this week following months of trade talk which has affected both currencies.
April 10, 2018
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Is a New NAFTA Agreement Close?

In recent days news has been circulating in the financial media that the parties involved are wanting to get the agreement done. Whilst many insist more urgency has been created due to the potential of a US-China trade war. Negotiations have been taking place and continued long into Friday evening. Held in Washington, the talks […]
March 19, 2018

2 Huge Rumours That Will Crown Ripple the King Cryptocurrency

Most cryptocurrencies prefer to stay away from currencies that associate major financial institutions, as they believe this undermines the whole point of the cryptocurrency movement. However, it’s probably a good bet from an investment point of view. Ripple is unashamedly mainstream, pro-financial institutions and happily centralised. It looks increasingly likely that cryptocurrencies are only going […]
November 19, 2017
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The Main Reasons Why China Is Petrified of Cryptocurrency

China isn’t afraid of anything. The “People’s Republic of China” (ironic really) is the world’s most populous country with a population thought to be 1.401billion people and with no one child policy thankfully anymore, growing at 0.51% annually. It’s 9,596,961 km2, an estimated GDP of $23.122 trillion for 2017 and a yearly defence budget of […]