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17 02, 2017

International News (Issue 436) – 17 February 2017

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  International News (Issue 436) - 17 February 2017 The main thing from offshore markets this week to my thinking was the surge in US economic activity in February according to regional surveys in each of New York and Philadelphia. The post-Trump effect is clearly still at play, but the strength of these numbers and [...]

10 02, 2017

International News (Issue 435) – 10 February 2017

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  International News (Issue 435) - 10 February 2017 In international news this week, much of the headlines focused on the continued fall in Chinese foreign exchange reserves, this month under the crucial US$3trillion level. The figures seemed to point to escalating capital outflows, and though the market seemed to ignore the figure this week, [...]

3 02, 2017

International News (Issue 434) – 3 February 2017

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  International News (Issue 434) - 3 February 2017 Whilst Trump’s phone-call with Turnbull stole all the international headlines this week, there were far more relevant data points released to occupy our minds. Though China spent the better part of the last week on holiday, we did see the release of manufacturing data for January [...]

27 01, 2017

International News (Issue 433) – 27 January 2017

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  International News (Issue 433)- 27 January 2017   Some interesting developments in the international space this week. Trump’s inauguration speech was largely disregarded. The photos of those in attendance contrasted with those who attended Obama’s inauguration 8 years ago pretty much said it all. However, the Trump administration has certainly hit the ground running, signing [...]

20 01, 2017

International News (Issue 432) – 20 January 2017

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  International News (Issue 432)- 20 January 2017   There was quite a bit of noise out internationally this week, with perhaps the most relevant being comments from the Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen. She commented that it makes sense to gradually reduce the monetary accommodation on offer given  the Fed were very close to achieving [...]