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At the testimony before the Senate, Fed Chair Jerome Powell cautioned that the economic recovery is uneven. He pledged to maintain sufficient support to achieving the employment and inflation targets. Concerning economic developments, Powell refrained from sending a too optimistic message. He affirmed that the recovery highly depends on the pandemic situation. He noted that
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Sterling rises broadly today as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he’s “hopeful” and “very optimistic ” to end pandemic restrictions on June 21, based on the “one-way road to freedom” roadmap unveiled yesterday. Canadian Dollar is Dollar is following as second strongest, with a little help from oil prices. Swiss Franc and Yen are
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New Zealand Dollar opens the week higher after ratings upgrade by S&P. The Kiwi would now look into RBNZ’s comments on the economy and new economic projections featured later in that week. Elsewhere, overall risk-on sentiments continue to support commodity currencies and Sterling. On the other hand, Yen and Swiss Franc are trading generally lower,
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Key events and releases for the week starting February 22 Coming Up! Title text for next article LON SDNY+11 NY -5 TYO +9 GMT Fed Powell testifies. RBNZ rate decision Monday German Ifo business climate index. 4 AM ET/0 900 GMT NZD retail sales QoQ, 4:45 PM ET/2145 GMT Tuesday UK employment statistics. 2 PM ET/0700 GMT Fed Powell
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By John Kemp LONDON: US petroleum consumption and inventories have returned to normal after the pandemic and volume war last year, with the significant exception of jet fuel, where demand remains suppressed by travel restrictions. Market rebalancing has been completed earlier than seemed likely a few months ago, as a result of a strong recovery
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