Month: October 2020

Global equities tumbled notably last week, partly as coronavirus spread was hitting new record highs. Also of the same importance, US investor had lightened up their positions in preparation for the Presidential elections. Yen and Dollar surged broadly to end as the strongest one. Euro was the worst performing, on return to coronavirus lockdown, and
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The manufacturing PMI fell from September but not by as much as expected (central median estimate). Manufacturing 51.4Non-manufacturing 56.2Composite 55.3 prior 55.1 Official Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) from China’s National Bureau of Statistics. All remain above 50 and in expansion.   China’s economy is still struggling out of the pandemic response earlier in the year, but
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BENGALURU/MUMBAI: Healthy sales during a recent festival encouraged Indian jewellers to continue stocking up this week, while more supply started to make its way into Singapore and Hong Kong as dealers navigate around COVID-19-led bottlenecks. Indians celebrated the Dussehra festival on Sunday, and now await Diwali and Dhanteras in November. “Dussehra sales gave confidence to
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Forex markets are staying in relatively tight range on mixed market sentiments. Asian indices turn lower despite a weak recovery in US markets overnight. For the week, Yen and Dollar are still the strongest ones. Euro is the weakest one after ECB indicated some policy recalibration in December. Canadian Dollar is the second weakest on
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The number of first-time unemployment-benefits filers fell to the lowest level in the pandemic, declining for a second straight week, the Labor Department reported Thursday. Initial weekly U.S. jobless claims came in at 751,000 for the week ending Oct. 24, down 40,000 from the previous week. Economists polled by Dow Jones expected initial jobless claims
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The euro finds support at 1.1640 after a five-fay sell-off. COVID-19 lockdowns and the ECB have sent the euro tumbling. The US elections will be a key EUR/USD driver next week. The euro extended its downtrend for the fifth consecutive day and is on track for a 1.75% weekly decline to close the week near 1.1640
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Tech-heavy stock market indices, including the Nasdaq Composite and the S&P 500, have begun to recover. Amazon posted high pandemic sales that led profits to climb threefold and reported a 37% spike in revenue. Facebook also surpassed Wall Street expectations, achieving $21.5 billion in revenue during the third quarter. Although the correlation between Bitcoin and
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