March 18, 2019
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Australian Dollar Set to Weaken Further after a Poor 6 Months – Here’s Why

The Pound-to-Australian (GBP/AUD) Dollar exchange rate moved to a near a four-month high at 1.8688 at due to the Brexit process going as planned and seemingly Aussie-negative news out of Asia. The AUD weakened on Thursday in response to signs of a further contraction in the Chinese manufacturing sector during February. China’s economic problems directly […]
February 11, 2019

It’s Official, Germany falls in to “Technical Recession” and Here’s Why

An unexpected fall in German industrial output in December ensured any hopes of a bounce post late 2018 bear market were stifled. It was only a matter weeks ago that we had more data out that was placing Germany in to a recession and this week, the death blow was finally dealt. Importantly, it acts as […]
January 19, 2019
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Are the US Calling Time on Their Tariffs on Chinese Goods?

It has been rumoured over the last few days that the US might be considering stopping their tariffs. The rumours which were publicised in the Wall Street Journal sent the Dow skywards with the average stock rising nearly 0.7%. The WSJ reported that the US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is considering reducing or lifting the […]
January 12, 2019
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Are the Effects of Trump’s Trade War Being Reflected in China’s Economic Data?

The last month has seen China publish numerous points of disappointing data figures, many of which have fallen behind estimate, all of these data releases point towards a slowing in appetite almost certainly due to the spiralling potential trade war with the US which although suspended remains far from resolved. Year on year Chinese industrial […]
January 9, 2019
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Fed Comments Welcome News to Global Stocks Markets as China Tensions Ease

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell appeared at an economic conference renege on his previous comments on the Fed’s balance sheet policy. Powell added context to the comment that its wind-down was on “autopilot” with the Federal reserve using aggressive interest rate policy to influence the US economy. The resulting comments gave rally to equity stocks and […]
January 4, 2019
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Are December’s Weak US Consumer Confidence Figures the Start of a Global Economic Cooling?

Whilst most of Europe were recovering from overindulgence over the Christmas period the US was dealing with a different type of hangover. December the 27th marked the release of the US Conference Board consumer confidence figures which didn’t make for comfortable reading. The previous day had seen US stock markets rally at record levels, with […]
January 3, 2019
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Financial, Economic and Cryptocurrency Trends to Watch for in 2019

Economists predict cooling of the U.S. economy Numerous recent predictions point to real GDP growth slowing from 2018’s peak of 3.1% to 2.4 % in 2019. Analysts from Goldman Sachs predict US year on year growth to be around 2.7% for consumer spending, Residential fixed investment at -1.3%, business fixed investment at 4.2% and 3.8% growth […]
December 7, 2018
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Xi and Trump Agree 90-Day Trade Truce

US officials have announced that President Trump and Xi has agreed on a 90-day delay on further import duties on Chinese goods. Trump confirmed the dinner at the G20 summit had been productive claiming that the evening was “productive meeting with unlimited possibilities for both the United States and China”. The 90 days affords the […]
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 […]