Australian Dollar Plunges on Negative Sentiment
According to the National Australian Bank (NAB), business confidence—which comes out monthly—stooped from +8 to +4.
Will China’s Economic Transition Benefit the Country?
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) remain at the center of the narrative as China transitions from an “old” production-driven model to the “new” consumer and service-led economy.
Since the global financial crisis in 2008, China’s debt concern has increased. China (FXI) (CNXT) landed itself in massive debt to revive its economy.
We continue to believe that when evaluating any investment in either the emerging markets or any global allocation of assets, China needs to be considered.
Will US Inflation Revive Hopes for a Rate Hike?
The US inflation report, which was released on August 11, indicated that inflation has risen 1.7% YoY. Slowing inflation has been a concern for the Fed.
Equity markets in the US and across the globe reported heavy losses as risk aversion set in.
The Japanese yen (JYN) was back in demand as geopolitical tensions took center stage last week.
Bank of Japan Maintains Ultra Eased Monetary Policy
Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda kept the rates unchanged at 0.1% in the monetary policy statement announced on Friday.
British Pound Falls Lower on Less Hawkish Bank of England Report
The British pound–dollar pair saw a long red candle at the end of Thursday’s trading session, closing considerably lower as the pound sterling fell by 0.58% against the dollar.