Forex News
Bank Of Korea Holds Benchmark Interest Rate Steady At 1.25%
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:15:33 GMT
The Bank of Korea's monetary policy board on Thursday voted to keep the nation's benchmark interest rate unchanged at the record low 1.25 percent for the 13th straight month.
Dollar sets 2-week high vs yen, supported by rise in US yields
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:15:00 GMT
The dollar hit its highest in about two weeks versus the yen.
Australia Jobless Rate Falls To 5.5% In September
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:50:32 GMT
The unemployment rate in Australia was a seasonally adjusted 5.5 percent in September, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday.
Japan September Trade Surplus Y670.17 Billion
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:20:32 GMT
Japan posted a merchandise trade surplus of 670.17 billion yen in September, the Ministry of Finance said on Thursday.
Commodities tomorrow: Crude ends up after volatile day
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:00:00 GMT
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.
Dow rises 160 points to close above 23,000 for the first time as IBM posts best day since 2009
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:30:00 GMT
The Dow Jones industrial average rose on Wednesday after tech giant IBM reported better-than-expected quarterly results.
U.S. Housing Starts Slump To Lowest Level In A Year In September
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:14:44 GMT
With Hurricanes Harvey and Irma disrupting new residential construction in the South, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing a substantial decrease in housing starts in the month of September. The Commerce Department said housing starts plunged by 4.7 percent.
UK Jobless Rate Steady At 42-Year Low, Wage Squeeze Continues
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:11:09 GMT
The UK unemployment rate held steady at the lowest level since 1975 and the wage squeeze continued, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Wednesday. The ILO jobless rate came in at 4.3 percent in the three months to August, the lowest since 1975, and in line with expectations. In the same period of 2016, the rate was 5 percent.
Dow futures rise 100 points as IBM shares jump
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:21:00 GMT
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open Wednesday, as investors turned their attention to data and earnings.
Dollar edges up as Fed, tax reform news awaited
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:26:00 GMT
The dollar edged higher as markets awaited further news on the possible appointment of a hawk as Fed chair.
What does Xi's speech mean for commodity-linked currencies£
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:46:00 GMT
Rodrigo Catril, currency strategist, NAB, says President Xi's speech to the Communist Party Congress could signal that commodity demand may soften as China pursues structural reforms.
South Korea Export Prices Advance 0.9% In September
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:31:50 GMT
Export prices in South Korea climbed 0.9 percent on month in September, the Bank of Korea said on Wednesday - accelerating from 0.6 percent in August.
Commodities tomorrow: Higher dollar pressures crude
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:47:00 GMT
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.
U.S. Homebuilder Confidence Unexpectedly Improves In October
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:23:39 GMT
Homebuilder confidence in the U.S. has unexpectedly seen an improvement in the month of October, according to a report released by the National Association of Home Builders on Tuesday. The report said the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index surged up to 68 in October after dropping to 64 in September.
Dow touches 23,000 for the first time, closes at record
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:30:00 GMT
The Dow Jones industrial average rose on Tuesday, and broke above 23,000 for the first time on an intraday basis.
U.S. Industrial Production Rebounds Slightly More Than Expected
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:27:44 GMT
After reporting a notable decrease in U.S. industrial production in the previous month, the Federal Reserve released a report on Tuesday showing production rebounded by slightly more than expected in the month of September. The report said production rose by 0.3 percent in September after sliding by 0.7 percent in August.
U.S. Import And Export Prices Increase More Than Expected In September
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:13:25 GMT
U.S. import and export prices both increased by more than anticipated in the month of September, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Tuesday. The report said import prices climbed by 0.7 percent in September after rising by 0.6 percent in August.
UK Consumer Prices Rise Most Since 2012
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:45:25 GMT
British consumer prices increased at the fastest pace in more than five years in September, led by a weaker pound, adding to the likelihood of a rate hike as early as the next month. Driven by food and transport prices, inflation rose to 3 percent in September from 2.9 percent in August, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Tuesday.
German Investor Confidence At 4-month High
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:10:52 GMT
Germany's economic sentiment improved for a second straight month in October, thanks to positive growth figures, strong order books and further improvement in the outlook for exports, results of a key survey showed Tuesday.
Dow futures rise after strong earnings from Goldman Sachs and Johnson & Johnson
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:35:00 GMT
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open Tuesday, as investors turn their attention to data and earnings.
European Economics Preview: UK Inflation Data Due
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:35:38 GMT
Inflation figures from the UK and economic confidence from Germany are due on Tuesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news.
How US investors view a change of leadership at the Fed
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:04:00 GMT
Jeff Peskind, founder and CIO at Phoenix Investment Adviser, speaks about potential leadership and policy shifts at the U.S. Federal Reserve.
RBA Minutes: Australian Economy Continues To Expand As Expected
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:31:49 GMT
Members of the Reserve Bank of Australia said that the country's economy was growing in line with expectations, minutes from the bank's October 3 meeting revealed on Tuesday.
Dollar rises on talk of potential Fed chief nominee
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:06:00 GMT
The dollar rose to a one-week high against a basket of currencies on speculation about the Federal Reserve head.
New Zealand Q3 Inflation Rises 0.5%
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:31:49 GMT
Consumer prices in New Zealand advanced 0.5 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2017, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday.
Commodities tomorrow: Iraqi-Kurd conflict a red flag
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:10:00 GMT
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.
Santelli Exchange: The conventional wisdom of politicized issues
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:45:00 GMT
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the "ghosts" of tax cuts past.
Dow rises 85 points to record high as Wall Street awaits Netflix earnings
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:30:00 GMT
U.S. stocks rose to record highs on Monday as Wall Street looked ahead to the release of Netflix's quarterly results.
New York Manufacturing Index Climbs To Three-Year High In October
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:10:40 GMT
A report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Monday said manufacturing firms in New York reported that business activity continued to expand strongly in the month of October. The New York Fed said its general business conditions index climbed to 30.2 in October from 24.4 in September.
Dollar up as selloff pauses, inflation in focus
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:49:00 GMT
The dollar gained slightly on Monday.
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