Economic Updates

The Lockdown, the Fallout and the Roadmap to Recovery
April 30, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Global Lockdown In an abrupt and unprecedented manner, the world witnessed a mass halt to global activities due to the pandemic. Governments and central banks rushed in to intervene and support the global econ...

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A Summary of Major US Earnings Reports
April 24, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets A Summary of Major US Earnings Reports IBM, Netflix Inc, Snap AT&T, and Intel Corp were among the major large-cap corporations reporting earnings.Even though the pandemic is expected to portrait a dire outlo...

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First Quarter: Crisis, Volatility, and Opportunities
March 31, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets The first quarter of 2020 was marred by unpredicted events that rattled the financial markets: Tensions between US and Iran; The extreme weather conditions across the globe as a result of climate change...

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RBA: “QE is not on our Agenda!”
November 29, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets This year’s Annual Dinner of the Australian Business Economists was probably the most important event before the year ends. In a year that saw the RBA cutting interest rates three times, the speech around...

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Is Germany on the Brink of a Technical Recession?
November 12, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Is Germany on the Brink of a Technical Recession? Europe’s largest economy and the world’s fourth-largest economy is at risk of going into a technical recession.  Such recession arises after two consecutive...

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Did China Retaliate with a Currency War?
August 5, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets A Currency War Did China retaliate with a Currency War? Monday kicked-off with a bang with plenty of big moves in the financial markets. A risk-off sentiment prevails in the markets as dark clouds of trade tari...

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New UK Prime Minister Labelled “Britain Trump”
July 24, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets “Britain Trump” Britain has a new Prime Minister and as highly expected, Boris Johnson won the race over his opponent, Jeremy Hunt to become the new Tory leader. It was a convincing win despite the controver...

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Back-To-Back Interest Rate Cuts
July 2, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Second Rate Cut The Reserve bank of Australia (RBA) cut interest rate by 25 basis points which marks the first back-to-back rate cut since 2012. The RBA also sets the interest rate to a record low at 1%: ...

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Hong- Kong Protests Add to Market Angst
June 17, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets It is reported that nearly two million people joined the mass protest against the controversial extradition bill on Sunday despite the government announcing a pause in the legislation on Saturday. It is beca...

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Preview: Non-Farm Payroll Announcement
June 7, 2019

It’s a new month which means the latest Non-Farm Payroll figures will be released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The latest data will be released at 13:30 PM London time on Friday. Why is the announcement important? Non-farm...

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European Parliament Election 2019
May 27, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets European Parliament Election 2019 The 2019 EU Parliament election is one of the most important ones for the bloc amid the rise of nationalism and populist parties. Brexit is also the constant reminder that leavi...

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Housing Market and the Federal Election
May 17, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Housing Market and the Federal Election "Labor – A fair go for Australia” “Liberal – Building our economy and securing our future” “Nationals – A strong vote for regional Australia” “Greens ...

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An Election Rate Cut?
May 7, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Among the few interest rate decisions this week, the Reserve Bank of Australia stands out. The Federal election 2019 is fast approaching and analysts are debating whether a rate cut before the election is j...

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Preview: Non-Farm Payroll Announcement
May 3, 2019

It’s a new month which means the latest Non-Farm Payroll figures will be released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The latest US jobs data will be released at 13:30 PM London time on Friday. Why is the announcement important? ...

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US–China Trade Gap at Record High
March 7, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets US-China Trade Gap at Record High Trade Deficit a Decade High- Was a Trade War Worth it? The Trade Deficit reported mid-week surprised the markets as it climbed to a decade-high. We also note that the US-Ch...

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