IBM and India's telecom regulators succesfully test blockchain system

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has conducted tests using blockchain technology alongside tech firm IBM, in order to enhance mobil ...

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Former Trump lawyer Cohen sentenced to 3 years imprisonment

The former lawyer of President Trump, Michel Cohen has been sentenced to three years in prison for fraudulent conduct during the presidentia ...

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EU and Japan have just created the world's largest free trade area

  Japan and the E.U. have formed what would be the world’s largest free trade area. Japan has been part of the 12 nation Trans- ...

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Gold and commodities in balance, CPI figures and Italian budget meeting in focus

Today’s U.S. CPI numbers data is in focus, the YoY inflation rate should be on-trend at 2.2% which should in theory reverse investors& ...

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Trump's comments boost stocks pre-market

U.S. stock futures are high in pre-market trading as Trump confirmed that there is headway being made in trade talks with China and confirme ...

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Theresa May faces a tough challenge ahead

British PM Theresa May is facing her biggest challenge yet as her own fellow Conservative Party members seek to remove her from the top spot ...

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Duterte thanks congress for extending Mindanao martial law period

The Philippine Congress has voted 235-28 all in favour of extending martial law for an additional 12 months in the Mindanao region as Presid ...

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Malaysia set to take the next step s a high-earning nation

According to the World Bank’s vice-president for East Asia and Pacific, Victoria Kwakwa, Malaysia is on course to becoming a high-inco ...

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Despite trade tensions Chinese companies continue to file IPO's in the US

Despite the current trade war between the U.S. and China, there are more Chinese IPO’s in the States than the previous year. A total ...

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US Justice Department to indict Chinese hackers

The U.S. Justice Department is preparing to indict several Chinese hackers who are suspected to work for the Chinese Ministry of State Secur ...

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Today's announcements and data releases, 12/12/2018

All times in GMT+7, Jakarta, Bangkok       17:00 EUR Euro-Zone Industrial Production s.a. (MoM) (OCT) Measures the volu ...

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Huawei's CFO granted bail by Canadian court

Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou has been granted bail from a Vancouver judge, going against the U.S. wishes as they thought she could be a f ...

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Asian markets up led by car manufacturers

Automakers in China, Japan and South Korea all rose due to reports that Chia will ease tariffs on U.S. made cars. The news boosted Asian st ...

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Indonesian Market Today 12 Desember 2018

A. Indonesia Morning Market ReviewWednesday (12/12/2018). After the DJIA had risen +397 points at the beginning of the trade but due to the ...

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Dow and S&P500 turn negative after Trump threatens shutdown

The S&P500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average shed their early gains in Tuesday’s session, the DJIA down 0.29% losing 71.95, the ...

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Google's CEO in the hot seat before Congress

Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai has begun his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee as lawmakers fire questions on topics such as ...

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China looks to lower tariffs on US cars as manufacturers enjoy a premarket boost

Beijing has begun the process of lowering tariffs on U.S.-made cars as part of the ongoing agreement with Washington. Tariffs are being low ...

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Pound sterling on the rebound, fresh concerns over Brexit and PM's future

The British pound is making up some of its losses suffered on Monday as it rose 0.5% to 1.2624, this comes after European Commission Preside ...

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Russian military convoy lands in Venezuela

Two Russian Tu-160 bombers, a heavy-lift An-124 Ruslan cargo plane and an Il-62 passenger plane landed in Maiquetia airport, on the outskirt ...

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India's Modi facing defeat according to polls, RBI governor resigns

India’s PM Narendra Modi is staring at a possible defeat in the upcoming elections, according to latest polls the three key states of ...

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Indonesia unveils new map, and overlapping revelations

Indonesian government has launched a detailed map of its land which will settle various overlapping disputes in the huge archipelago. The m ...

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Today's announcements and data releases, 11/12/2018

All times in GMT+7, Jakarta, Bangkok       13:00 JPY Machine Tool Orders (YoY) (NOV P) Tracks trends in machine tool or ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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UNICEF's Innovation Fund to back Blockchain projects

UNICEF’s Innovation Fund will invest up to $100,000 into six companies developing blockchain projects. Companies receiving the backin ...

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Fed's expectations are under the spotight as 4th rate cut is due

The Federal Reserve Bank is aiming to slightly push rates up next week as inflation remains on track along with a healthy labor market and w ...

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Google+ social media service to be shut down

Google has announced it will shut down its Google+ service in April 2019 after discovering a glitch in its software for the second time this ...

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Asian markets mixed following Wall Street's wild day, Australian banks recover

Asian stocks have been somewhat mixed in the morning session following wild trading in Wall Street. Chinese markets saw early gains with th ...

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Wall Street recovers from torrid start, global markets shaky

Wall Street finished Monday’s session in much better shape as it recovered from early lows, the Dow was as low as 500 points and the S ...

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Turkey to keep its rates unchanged

Standard Chartered analysts have the opinion that the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey will not change its rates and will announce the ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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U.S. dollar technical analysis

The US Dollar Index (DXY) is trading in bull market territory above its main moving averages.   DXY is breaking out to the upside fro ...

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Indonesia Market Today - 11 December 2018

A. Indonesia Morning Market ReviewTuesday (11/12/2018). Again, Rupiah was depreciated against the USD (14550) and the price of crude oil fel ...

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Oil drops erasing all previous gains since OPEC announcement

Oil has taken a stunning turnaround in fortunes in the matter of hours as prices crashed by more than 3%. Global markets floundering caus ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Qualcomm is granted injuction against Apple, alleges patent violations

Qualcomm has been granted an injunction on Apple by the Fuzhou Intermediate People's Court in China as chipmaker has waved accusations of pa ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Volatile trading as Dow slips further and banks slip

Early trading in the U.S. has been extremely volatile and the banks have taken a hit. The Dow Jones and the S&P500 both fell, the Dow d ...

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GBP drops to its lowest since mid 2017

Sterling has dropped against the greenback in earlier trading due to the delayed reports on the ongoing Brexit talks, falling to 1.2605, its ...

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Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and IBM hail new Blockchain system

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has successfully partnered with IBM to test a blockchain supply chain system, ...

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Elon Musk airs his views on the SEC and his 'replacement'

In an interesting interview on Sunday night with Lesley Stahl, he covered topics such as his slightly erratic behavior and his views on the ...

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The U.K. can revoke article 50, but not everyone shares the same view

The European Court of Justice has given the United Kingdom the right to unilaterally revoke Article 50 without the permission of other bloc ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Former Malaysian PM Razak arrested

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has been arrested over accusations of tampering with the 1MDB audit report. Mr. Razak had arriv ...

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South Korea's Shinhan Bank looks to expand Blockchain technology services

Shinhan Bank, one of South Korea's largest financial institutions has stated it has begun to use Blockchain technology to a greater extent a ...

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Huawei's CFO fights for her freedom as court hearing nears

Meng Whanzou, CFO of Chinese telecom Huawei, is expected to be in court today to make a case for her release. However while Beijing has rub ...

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Nissan's CEO in the spotlight for taking part in scandal

Following the recent scandal involving its former chairman Carlos Ghosn, Nissan now finds itself accused of issuing false statements in its ...

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SoftBank IPO will be Japan's largest, just shy of Alibaba's record

SoftBank Corp has priced its IPO at 1,500 yen per share making a further 160 million shares available in order to meet the growing demand, h ...

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Today's announcements and data releases, 10/12/2018

All times in GMT+7, Jakarta, Bangkok     13:45 CHF Unemployment Rate (NOV) The percent of unemployed persons in the labor for ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 7 mins read

Trump continues his criticism of Macron following riots

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has to come to the defense of President Macron as Trump continues his criticism of his French cou ...

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Oil prices keep rallying following OPEC production cuts

Oil prices have extended their gains following last week’s OPEC meeting in Vienna which resulted on a price cut of 1,2 million barrels ...

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Japan’s GDP numbers not impressive as economy hits lowest since 2014

Japan’s economy has shrunk to its lowest since 2014, as third quarter capital expenditure fell and elevating concerns of local demand and ...

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Indonesia will continue issue green Sukuk 2019

Indonesian government is considering issuing Bond with Syariah basis for green project, or green sukuk, due to positive response from the ma ...

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U.S. markets not looking good, however Goldman Sachs shares a more positive outlook

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell on Sunday night by a further 197 points followed by the S&P500 and Nasdaq100 futures both down 100 ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Chinese data numbers are surprisingly bad, lowest since 2016

  China’s surprisingly low exports and imports numbers for November may be signaling a decrease in global demand. Exports in No ...

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Indonesia Market Today - 10 December 2018

A. Indonesia Morning Market Review Monday (10/12/2018).The DJIA's fall last Friday week -558.7 points (-2.24%) making the DJIA down -1.7% s ...

  • Gilang Ramadhan
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Asian markets down following weak Chinese data

Stocks in Asia traded lower Monday morning following significantly weaker-than-expected Chinese trade data released over the weekend. Weak ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Former Trump attorney Cohen facing a substantial jail term

Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen is starting at the possibility of a lengthy prison term should the Federal prosecutors of ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Dark week for Wall Street continues, Dow Jones down a further 500 points

This week has surely been one to forget for Wall Street as stocks again plummeted. Weak U.S. job numbers and the never ending trade standof ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Oil prices rise as OPEC members agree on production cuts

Oil prices have risen by 5% as the OPEC meeting in Vienna ended on a high note. Members of the producing countries and its allies agreed on ...

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Japan hints to halting purchasing Huawei products, concerns over cyber security

Japan hinted that it is planning to halt purchasing Huawei’s equipment in an effort to strengthen its security against intelligence le ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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E.U. markets seeking to rally

European markets are attempting a rally following yesterday’s sell off, even with the unconvincing performance of Asian and Wall Stree ...

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Asian shares make slight gains, Australian Banks mostly up

Asian markets saw a slight recovery however were still sheepish after the U.S. Federal Reserve hinted that it might delay the increasing of ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Indonesia Market Today - 7 December 2018

A. Indonesia Morning Market ReviewFriday (07/12/2018). After DJIA had dropped sharply by around 700 points, finally the DJIA closed down -79 ...

  • Gilang Ramadhan
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Death cross on the S&P500, it may not be all doom after all

The dreaded death cross is forming in the S&P 500 as it is on the brink of heading below the 200 day moving average of 2,762.08. It is ...

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U.S. deficit up to 10 year record, jobs numbers improving

Trump's claims of being a tariff man may not be so tough after all, data published on Thursday shows that the U.S. trade deficit rose to a 1 ...

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Mistery surrounds the overnight futures sell-off, CME taking precautions

Thursday began with a unexplainable plunge in equity futures which prompted the CME group to stop trading several times. As futures markets ...

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OPEC meeting awaits Russia decision on production cuts

According to the Saudi energy minister, Khalid al-Falih, members of OPEC are looking to agree on a deal which would cut oil production ...

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E.U. stocks down across the board, chip stocks lead the way

Following the arrest of Huawei’s CFO global chip stocks have taken a huge hit. In Europe Austrian chipmaker AMS went down 7% while Sw ...

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Marriott hacking scandal, China may have some questions to answer

The hacking scandal of hotel group Marriott International has left clues that seem to be pointing the finger to Beijing. Investigators ha ...

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Malysia and Singapore in dispute over sea and air space boundaries

The Malaysian government has sent two protest notes to Singapore in regards to the airspace and maritime boundary delimitation issues ...

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Today's announcements and data releases, 6/12/2018

All times in GMT+7, Jakarta, Bangkok     14:00 EUR German Factory Orders (MoM) (OCT)   14:00 EUR German Factory Orders ...

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Huawei CFO arrested over breaking trade sanction laws

Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou has been arrested in Canada and is facing extradition to the U.S. where she is facing accusations of breakin ...

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Asian markets continue to shed as continued U.S. futures sell off dampens mood

Asian markets continued the downward trend today, OPEC’s meeting later today in Vienna the arrest of Huawei’s CEO and the contin ...

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Indonesia Market Today - 6 December 2018

A. Indonesia Morning Market ReviewThursday (06/12/2018). The fall of the Asian Stock Index this Thursday and the weakening of the Rupiah ami ...

  • Gilang Ramadhan
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Trading closed for major indexes as U.S. mourns the late George H. W. Bush, futures recover

Jobs data, the Labor Department’s report and Fed Chairman Powell’s testimony have all been postponed and the New York Stock Exch ...

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J.P. Morgan feels Brexit may not be the solution after all

J.P. Morgan has changed its perspective in regards to Brexit. However it comes to no surprise as several defeats for PM Theresa May ha ...

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E.U. markets are not spared by global effect after a dark day in Wall Street

The global sentiment is certainly dropping if the markets were to be taken as an indicator. Showing just that feeling, along with the winds ...

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1MBD scandal continues, fugitive Low Taek Jho is hit with new charges

Malaysian financer Low Taek Jho and four others involved in the alleged 1Malaysia Development Berhad, have been charged with four fresh coun ...

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Today's announcements and data releases, 5/12/2018

All times in GMT+7, Jakarta, Bangkok       15:45 EUR Markit/ADACI Italy Services PMI (NOV)   15:45 EUR Markit/AD ...

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Oil prices fall, U.S. oil inventories swelling up

Wednesday has seen Oil prices dip 1% as U.S. inventories enlarge and also due to a decrease in global demand. International Brent crude oil ...

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FAANG stocks back in correction, losing $140 billion in market value

Following a torrid day on the stock exchanges FAANG stocks are back in correction. As a result the NASDAQ composite dropped by more than 4% ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Asian indexes retreat, Australia misses out on third quarter growth figures

Drops into U.S. long term Treasury yields and new worries on the trade war between Washington and Beijing have produced a ripple effect thro ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Indonesian Market Today 5 December 2018

A. Indonesia Morning Market ReviewWednesday (05/12/2018). The drop in 10-year US Treasury yields to the lowest level since mid-September mad ...

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Dow drops 600 points, Apple and Caterpillar loose,

Tuesday trading in the U.S. has seen a monumental drop for the major indexes. So far the Dow Nones Industrial Average has fallen to 600 poi ...

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Sterling sees a negative reversal due to Ministers adding pressure on PM May

Tuesday saw a positive start for the Sterling however as trading got underway on the other side of the Atlantic, the British pound took a ne ...

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Amazon takes to the sky as it looks to take the lead from UPS, FedEx

Morgan Stanley has stated that the delivery service market has missed out on Amazon Air and the risk it poses to the big guns such as UPS an ...

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Brussels awaits for Italy’s review of its budget figures

The E.U. is waiting for further details regarding Italy’s draft budget for 2019. As it stands it is in breach of Brussels’ rule ...

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Who to watch out for heading into today’s trading in NYC

Apple - Has been downgraded by HSBC to a hold and keeping bearish sentiment however keeping it bullish on U.S. demand.   Boeing - Fac ...

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Sterling on the rise as investors look to trade war and Brexit uncertainty

The FTSE 100 fell by 0.4% this morning as it tracks losses in global stocks as investors' sentiment took a more thoughtful and less positive ...

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China deepens ties with Panama, U.S. watching closely

As Beijing is expanding its trading ties in South America, yesterday saw the signing of 19 agreements on trade between China and Panama. Xi ...

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Today's announcements and data releases, 4/12/2018

All times in GMT+7, Jakarta, Bangkok       15:15 CHF Consumer Price Index (MoM) (NOV)   It is the key gauge for i ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 2 mins read

Fresh doubts over US-China trade agreements

Following Trump and Xi-Jinping’s agreement on trade issues markets were re-vamped, however a fresh wave of uncertainty has put investo ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 1 min read

Indonesia Market Today 04 December 2018

A. Indonesia Morning Market ReviewTuesday (04/12/2018). Instead the DJIA was expected to rise by 400 points on Monday, but it only rose 287. ...

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Wall Street set for a strong session

The trade war ceasefire has most certainly engulfed strong headwinds into today’s session in New York. The NASDAQ opened 2.31% higher ...

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BoA upgrades Caterpillar to buy following US-China trade war ceasefire

Caterpillar’s shares have been upgraded to buy by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, it has also increased its 12-month forecast from its ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Qatar will exit OPEC as of January 2019, energy minister confirms

Qatar's energy minister, Saad Al-Kaani has announced that the country will no longer part of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Cou ...

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Sell AUD/USD

Sell AUD/USD Sell @0.73600TP @ 0.73200SL @ 0.73900 The Reserve Bank of Australia is unlikely to hike interest rates anytime soon; US-China ...

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Sirin Labs launches first Blockchain smartphone

Following one of the biggest ICOs of 2017, the world's first blockchain smartphone has been launched. Israeli company Sirin Labs, backed by ...

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Oil prices on the rise, Putin and Saudis agree on production cuts

Oil prices have surged upon the positive outcome of Trump and Xi's meeting at the latest G20 summit. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) cru ...

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Today's announcements and data releases, 3/12/2018

All times in GMT+7, Jakarta, Bangkok     12:00 JPY Vehicle Sales (YoY) (NOV)   12:30 AUD RBA Commodity Index SDR (YoY) ...

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Trump positive on China trade agreement, Quantuum-NXP deal and possible visit of Kim-Jong to U.S.

  Aboard Air Force One on his return from the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Donald Trump had a good feeling about his agreement on trade ...

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Asian markets boosted by trade war ceasefire

  The news of trade war ceasefire between Washington and Beijing at the Buenos Aires G20 summit has buoyed Asian markets today. Japan ...

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Indonesia Market Today - 3 December 2018

A. Indonesia Morning Market ReviewMonday (03/12/2018). The plan to slow down the FFR increase and the appreciation of the Rupiah became a ca ...

  • Gilang Ramadhan
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Iran may be given a helping hand by a trade deal with South Korea

It seems that Tehran may have found a way around the sanctions imposed by Washington by potentially striking a deal with South Korea. A goo ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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US- China agree on trade war ceasefire

Donald Trump and Xi-Jinping seem to have to reached an agreement to placate the fires of the ongoing trade war. The White House reported th ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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George H.W. Bush, 41st U.S. president passes away at 94

George H.W. Bush has passed away at the age of 94 after a long battle with Parkinson’s. The 41st President of the U.S. serving from 1 ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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UBS first to have majority in China joint venture

Swiss bank, UBS Group is the first foreign bank to hold a majority stake in a securities joint venture in China. Under the new rules announ ...

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The ECB launches a new instant payment system

A paying platform system developed by the Bank of Italy (Banca D’Italia) has been launched with the approval of the European Central B ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Goldman Sachs begins relocation procedures for its London offices

Goldman Sachs is planning to reposition some 700 employees from its London offices to the E.U. as uncertainty surrounds the current Brexit d ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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A taste of Argentina for the G20 leaders

As the leaders of the G20 arrived in Buenos Aires most of the talk is around US-China trade war, the Kashoggi killing and the latest actions ...

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AUD-JPY awaits G20 outcome as it holds on to month’s high

AUD-JPY trading is thin as it is hovering around the major technical of 83.000 and other currencies have been holding as they await the upco ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Japan factory growth beats estimates while China’s numbers do not

Japanese manufacturing output grew by 2.9% beating the 1.2% market estimation and showing an increased pace since 2015. Brushing off natura ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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USD-CHF risk reversal

The USD/CHF one-month 25 delta risk reversals (CHF1MRR) are trading at -0.673 in favor of put options, levels which were recorded last on Se ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Bank of Korea raises rates, to not much surprise

In a rather expected move the Bank of Korea has, for the first time this year, raised interest rates. No surprise should come as it is tryi ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Indonesia Market Today 30 November 2018

A. Indonesia Morning Market ReviewFriday (11/30/2018). After the JCI enjoyed a sharp rise in Thursday's trade in the hope that the Fed would ...

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Deutsche Bank offices raided, links to Panama Papers

Deutsche Bank’s offices in Frankfurt have been raided by police officers, prosecutors and tax inspectors as a probe linked to a report ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Biggest pre-market movers of today

  Apple – After retaining the crown of Wall Street’s most valuable, it announced that the iPhone XR is its bestselling dev ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Amazon comes under scrutiny from German regulators

Amazon has come under investigation in regards to its relations with third party retailers in order to exploit markets. Germany's antitrust ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Russia plans to bolster its military presence in Crimea

According to Interfax news agency Russia has reportedly taken in consideration building a missile-warning radar station in the disputed regi ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Revolut begins its expansion to the Asia-Pacific region

London-based Revolut, the British mobile bank, has been given the green light to expand its services to Japan and Singapore. The British fi ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Today's announcements and data releases, 29/11/2018

All times in GMT+7, Jakarta, Bangkok     13:45 CHF Gross Domestic Product (QoQ) (3Q) Switzerland 's Gross Domestic Product is ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 6 mins read

Oil rises, awaits upcoming OPEC outcome

Oil rose to 1% making up for some losses, however the upcoming OPEC meeting next week in Vienna which will see all of its members, and non-m ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Asian stocks boosted by Fed’s relaxed tone

The Fed’s relaxed tone boosted Asian stocks, following a powerful rally in the U.S. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific share ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Bitcoin finally rallies, best day so far in four months

Bitcoin finally managed to breakthrough the support levels, up 15% to $4,370.30. The best it has seen for the last four months and dragging ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Indonesia Market Today - 29 November 2018

A. Indonesia Morning Market ReviewThursday (11/29/2018). The combination of Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell's statement said the curr ...

  • Gilang Ramadhan
  • 3 mins read

Danske Bank charged with money laundering

Danske Bank has been charged for allegedly violating Denmark’s anti-money laundering act after reviewing its Estonian hub. Denmark&rs ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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The Federal Reseve Bank issues strong words of caution

The Federal Reserve recently issued a cautionary note in regards to the risks of financial stability,  the report says trade tensions, ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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WTO releases study which shows how Blockchain can add $3 trillion to global trade

The World Trade Organization today released a report on blockchain’s technology and how it’s economic value could add to interna ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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ECB corporate lending data not impressive

European Central Bank data released earlier today indicates to a slow growth in corporate lending. This may just be the dawn of a depreciat ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Bank of England and British Government warn of harsh possibilities of a no-deal Brexit

The British government along with the Bank of England will increase their warnings this Wednesday as a huge blow to the U.K.economy is expec ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 1 min read

DBS group expands its operations in the Middle East

DBS announced plans to further expand its operations in the Middle East due to the increasing investment opportunities within Asia. Dubai w ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 1 min read

Today's announcements and data releases 28/11/2018

  All times in GMT+7, Jakarta, Bangkok     14:00 GBP BOE Financial Stability Report and stress test results   16: ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 4 mins read

BMW considers second U.S. manufacturing plant

BMW is considering a second U.S. manufacturing plant that could produce engines and transmissions, Chief Executive Harald Krueger announced ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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A changing market environment, Interest Rates and a Gold bull...?

The market environment is changing its landscape, as of late most assets are currently on a downward spiral, mainly commodities such as Oil ...

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Asian shares still shaky as Trump-Xi summit in G20 nears

Asian shares once again failed to make any significant ground on Wednesday as the greenback rose to an almost 1-1/2-year top as risk assets ...

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Indonesia Market Today - 28 November 2018

A. Indonesia Morning Market ReviewWednesday (11/28/2018). Commodity metals markets were hit by a sell-off after the dollar index strengthene ...

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Gold keeps falling short as The Greenback gains strength

Gold found itself on a downward trajectory for a third straight session Tuesday, with a key dollar benchmark flexing its muscles on the back ...

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Fed’s Vice Clarida confident interest-rate hikes is the way forward

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Richard Clarida today backed continued gradual interest rate hikes however stressed monetary policy is not on ...

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U.S. warns Russia over latest events in Ukraine

The United States warned Russia on Monday over it's "outlaw actions" namely the seizure of Ukrainian ships in the Sea of Azov which are not ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 1 min read

U.K.'s FCA receives increased crypto tokens related complaints

The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has been receiving increasing crypto-related complaints during the 2018 bear market. Som ...

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  • 2 mins read

Today's announcements and data releases, 27/11/2018

All times in GMT+7, Jakrta, Bangkok     18:00 GBP CBI Reported Sales (NOV)   18:00 GBP CBI Total Dist. Reported Sales ...

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Abu Dhabi Bank reports 'first' Blockchain based transaction of 'Sharia-compliant bonds'

Abu Dhabi's Al Hilal Bank has announced it has completed “the world’s first sukuk transaction” using blockchain ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 1 min read

Goldman Sachs disagrees with Trump's mood over oil prices

According to Goldman Sachs head of commodities, Jeff Currie, the decline in oil prices resulting in $50 per barrel is bad for the U.S. Curr ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 2 mins read

Indonesian Market Today 27 November 2018

A. Indonesia Morning Market ReviewTuesday (11/27/2018). The combination of sharp rise in DJIA + 1.46%, Oil + 2.32%, Tin + 1.58%, Gold + 0.43 ...

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Microsoft may just be overtaking Apple as Wall Street's most valuable company

Not so long ago Apple Inc (AAPL.O) had broke through the $1 trillion mark, however the iPhone manufacturer has now lost the top placing as W ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 1 min read

Asian markets fail to rally after Trump's harsh words

Asian shares struggled to follow the global rally on Tuesday after Donald Trump's comments which made a ceasefire of the trade war betwee th ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Randy Quarles appointed as Chair of the FSB

  Bank of England Governor Mark Carney will make way to Federal Reserve Governor Randal Quarles as the Chair of the Financial Stabilit ...

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Dow leaps 350 points thanks to strong retail numbers and tech shares rebounding

  The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 344 points, while the S&P 500 gained 1.2 percent. The Nasdaq Composite outperformed, risin ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Why Warren Buffett is big on big Banks..?

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett is famous for having a good eye for value. These days, he has been looking hard at big U.S. banks. Be ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 1 min read

GM to make major announcement about global operations

General Motors Co (GM.N) is set to make a major announcement on Monday that will affect its global operations, including auto production at ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 1 min read

Venezuela settles US$1.2 billion creditor claim to protect Citgo

Cash-strapped Venezuela settled a US$1.2 billion arbitration claim that will prevent a creditor from stripping away its crown jewel foreign ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 2 mins read

Russia fires at Ukrainian ships and captures three vessels off Crimea

Russia has opened fire on Ukrainian ships and captured three vessels in a major escalation of tensions off the coast of Crimea. Three sai ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 1 min read

Today's announcements and data releases, 26/11/2018

All times in GMT + 7 , Jakarta,Bangkok   10:00 AUD RBA's Kent gives speech in Sydney   12:00 JPY Leading Index CI (SEP F) & ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 1 min read

All eyes on China and the US ....

Against the backdrop of worsening concerns about the global economy and the future of international trade, world leaders are set to ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 3 mins read

Ohio seems to be the first U.S. state to accept Bitcoin for taxes

The U.S. state of Ohio is poised to become the first state to accept Bitcoin (BTC) as tax payment, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports tod ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 1 min read

Asian shares defensive amid plunging oil prices

Asian shares were on a slippery slope this morning as plunging oil prices fanned worries about a dimming outlook for the global economy as i ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 1 min read

Logitech ends negotiations to acquire Plantronics

Logitech International SA, a Swiss manufacturer of keyboards and webcams, has ended discussions to acquire Plantronics Inc, a U.S. maker of ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 1 min read

Elon Musk: Tesla had 'single-digit weeks' as it teetered on brink of collapse

Tesla almost died earlier this year, CEO Elon Musk said Sunday night in an interview with Axios that aired on HBO. Musk said the company wa ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Indonesian Market Today 26 November 2018

A. Indonesia Morning Market ReviewMonday (11/26/2018). Rupiah appreciation factors, falling commodity prices and foreign buying worth IDR 1. ...

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US vs China Trade war

According to reporting by Reuters, chances are beginning to run out for the US and China to start taking each other seriously and look for w ...

  • Gold
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Hard Brexit Deal

As reported by Reuters, this weekend's successful EU Brexit summit sees the next chapter begin: PM May's toughest challenge yet in the Euros ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 1 min read

EUR/USD bears still in control

EUR/USD under pressure in a risk-off environment while EZ & DE Nov PMIs see downside surprises, adding additional weight.  ...

  • Gold
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Bitcoin Falls Further Below $4,000; Crypto Continues Plunge

  The great crypto crash of 2018 plunged deeper over the weekend. Bitcoin slid another 4.5 percent to $3,635 at midnight Sund ...

  • Gold
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Bitcoin plunges around 30% in 10 days, and ‘there is no one left to buy’

In the space of just 10 days, bitcoin, BTCUSD, -1.02% the world’s largest digital currency, fell through $6,000, then waved goodbye to ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Black Friday 2018: Online, China Holds the Shopping Crown

The Friday after Thanksgiving is still the official start of the holiday shopping season, but things are changing. For one thing, even Thank ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 3 mins read

Swiss railway tests Blockchain identities for workplace safety boost

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) has completed a proof-of-concept (PoC) of a blockchain-based credentials management system for workers employed ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 3 mins read

First live-action Lion King trailer replicates the original opening

The Circle of Life moves us all.. The first trailer for Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King is here, and looks absolutely st ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 1 min read

Chris Hemsworth 'was snubbed TWICE by Leonardo DiCaprio in Japan'

Chris' personal trainer and friend Luke Zocchi told Nova 96.9's Fitzy & Wippa on Thursday that the actor was awkwardly&nb ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 1 min read

Today's announcements and data releases, 23/11/2018

All times in GMT+7, Jakarta, Bangkok     14:00  EUR German Gross Domestic Product s.a. (QoQ) (3Q F)   14:00 EUR G ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 6 mins read

Khashoggi killing: CIA did not blame Saudi crown prince, says Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that the CIA did not blame Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for ordering the murder of journalist J ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 2 mins read

PM May defends draft Brexit deal agreed by EU

Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday fended off heavy opposition in parliament after Britain and the EU agreed on the outlines of post-Bre ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 4 mins read

Asian markets mixed

Asian shares slipped on Friday as trade tensions continued to hurt sentiment, while weak corporate earnings in Europe added to worries about ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 1 min read

Indonesia Market Today 23 November 2018

A. Indonesia Morning Market ReviewFriday (11/23/2018). Wall Street holiday celebrates Thanks Giving amid the fall of Oil -1.43%, Nickel -0.5 ...

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US Dollar Index (DXY)

DXY is trading in a bull trend above the 50, 100 and 200-day (EMA). DXY retreated slightly yesterday but still holding above the 96.00 whic ...

  • Gold
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Oil under pressure

Oil prices remain under bearish pressure as OPEC threats to production keep prices buoyed, but fail to spark a lift. US oversuppl ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Michelle Obama's Book Sells 1.4 Million Copies in a Week

Michelle Obama's "Becoming" has become a massive hit. Crown Publishing told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the former first l ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 1 min read

Today's announcements and data releases, 22/11/2018

06:00 JPY Machine Tool Orders (YoY) Tracks trends in machine tool orders placed by major manufacturers in Japan . Machine Tool Orders is c ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 1 min read

Riot SEC investigation still ongoing

Riot Blockchain, the cryptocurrency company whose stock skyrocketed after changing its name, revealed that the Securities and Exchange Com ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 2 mins read

BBVA and Santander join EU joint Blockchain platfrom set to be launched in 2019

Banking groups BBVA and Banco Santander have joined the E.U. International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (IATBA), Spanish ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 1 min read

A $9 trillion corporate debt bomb is 'bubbling' in the US economy

At first glance, it looks like a $9 trillion time bomb is ready to detonate, a corporate debt load that has escalated thanks to easy borrowi ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 7 mins read

Asian market give up on early gains

After broad early gains, Asian stock markets started struggling for direction with thin action ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 1 min read

EUR/JPY

The EUR/JPY is currently trading at 128.80 and is expected to rise to levels above 129.00 as the On the 4-hour chart, the JPY cross is trap ...

  • Gold
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UK Prime Minister - last minute plans

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is making plans for a last-minute Brexit meeting this weekend. Last week, May got an agreement with the ...

  • Gold
  • 1 min read

Indonesia Market Today 22 November 2018

A. Indonesia Morning Market ReviewThursday (22/11/2018). DJIA unable to rise after fall sharply for 2 days (-948 points) and fall of nickel ...

  • Gold
  • 2 mins read

APEC reveals irreconcilable visions of the future between US, China

United States Vice President Mike Pence’s remarks at the end of this year’s summit season just about blasted the word “coo ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 1 min read

Blockchain Network Takes on Ethereum ERC20 and Claims it is Faster and Cheaper

A new blockchain platform believes it is a “more attractive and accessible destination” for hosting tokens than the likes of Eth ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 3 mins read

Market see selloff following tumble on Wall Street

Asian markets saw a sell-off on early Wednesday following a plunge on Wall Street overnight. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 fell 1.43 percent in ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Apple's stock tumble seems to make the verdict unanimous.... the FAANG bull market has ended

For the first time, all five FAANG stocks are in bear markets. Apple Inc.’s stock AAPL, -4.78% made it unanimous Tuesday, as it tumbl ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Oil prices rise after 6-percent plunge, but market on edge

Oil prices on Wednesday clawed back some of the previous day’s more than 6 percent fall, supported by a report of an unexpected drop i ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 1 min read

Worst Day of an Awful Year Leaves No Corner of Market Unscathed

It was carnage across markets Tuesday as stocks, oil and cryptocurrencies all tumbled, leaving investors with few places to hide.  ...

  • Gold
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Indonesia Market Today 21 November 2018

A. Indonesia Morning Market Review Wednesday (21/11/2018). The combination of sharp falls for 2 days over DJIA -3.73%, EIDO -4.3%, Oil -6.0 ...

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  • 2 mins read

Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn arrested over 'misconduct'

Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has been arrested over claims of financial misconduct, the carmaker has said. Mr Ghosn, a towering figure in t ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 1 min read

China's IT Ministry calls for 'Acceleration' of Blockchain standarization

A document published Nov. 12 on the official website of the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) calls on the country to “accelera ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 1 min read

South East Asia's internet economy is now worth US$72 billion.....and according to Google it will hit US$240 billion by 2025

Southeast Asia has the fastest growing Internet economy in the world – second only to China and America, and vast enough to challenge ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 3 mins read

Home builder confidence at its lowest since 2014

The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) monthly confidence index plunged eight points to 60 in November.   WHAT HAPPE ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Why You Should Go Long

• Reports of a resumption in trade talks between the United States and China were perceived as positive for the Australian Dollar, whic ...

  • Gold
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China Stimulus

Chinese policymakers have changed direction in recent months, putting less emphasis on deleveraging the economy and more on providing suppor ...

  • Gold
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US-Cina trade tension might cap all gains

The EUR/USD's daily chart is showing a falling wedge breakout. The bearish-to-bullish trend change may fail if the US-China trade tensions ...

  • Gold
  • 1 min read

Sell EUR/AUD

Sell EUR/AUD Sell @ 1.56230TP @ 1.55600SL @ 1.56450 The so called EU "renaissance" in growth has faded as geo-politics and general malaise ...

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Hong Kong's 'Occupy' leaders plead not guilty to public nuisance charges

Three leaders of Hong Kong’s 2014 civil disobedience “Occupy” movement pleaded not guilty to public nuisance charges at a ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 3 mins read

Donald Trump says he will not listen to 'vicious' Jamal Kashogi killing tape

Donald Trump has said he has been fully briefed on a "vicious and terrible" audio recording of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, bu ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 3 mins read

The Walking Dead finally reveals what happened to Lauren Cohan's Maggie

The Walking Dead said goodbye to Lauren Cohan without much fanfare in episode five of season nine, and in episode seven, the AMC show finall ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 2 mins read

Stocks just saw the best earnings season since the financial crisis ..... and nobody cares?

Earnings for S&P 500 companies grew by 25.8% in the third quarter, the strongest performance since the third quarter of 2010, when compa ...

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Today's announcements and data releases 19/112018

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China corporate bonds: Experts warn of more defaults

Defaults in Chinese offshore corporate dollar bonds are set to increase, experts say. While there’s little indication that increase ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 4 mins read

Chinese officials try to 'barge' into minister's office as APEC summit tensions boil over

PORT MORESBY: The police were called when Chinese officials attempted to "barge" into the office of Papua New Guinea's foreign minister ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 1 min read

Dollar pressured as Fed officials caution about global growth, Yen firms

The dollar was modestly lower against its key rivals on Monday after Federal Reserve officials expressed caution over the global growth outl ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Indonesia Market Today 19 November 2018

A. Indonesia Morning Market ReviewMonday (19/11/2018), The impact of the heavy Foreign net Buy a week ago, IDR 3.38 trillion, and the streng ...

  • Gold
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Barclays revises down Q4 Brent price forecast to $75/ barrel

In its commodities report, the Barclays Research Team offer their take on oil, with some revisions to their previous forecasts. & ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Today's announcements and data releases, 16/11/2018

          Source: DailyFX ...

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Bitfinex's parent company has a new offshore service provider

iFinex, the parent company of controversial cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex, appears to have hired a new offshore corporate services provid ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 3 mins read

Philippines government looks to float sukuk bonds under Islamic finance framework

THE PHILIPPINES GOVERNMENT is looking at floating Shari’ah-compliant securities next year, but will still wait for the establishment o ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 2 mins read

Brexit: Theresa May braced for more cabinet resignations after day of chaos leaves deal facing Commons defeat

Michael Gove considers whether to quit, after apparently refusing to take the job of Brexit secretary when prime minister rejects his demand ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 3 mins read

Singapore exports rise 8.3% in October for seventh straight month of growth

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports (NODX) grew for the seventh straight month in October, driven by a continued surge in ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Asia mood soured by NVIDIA slide,Sterling scarred by Brexit chaos

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares shed early gains on Friday after disappointing results from U.S. chipmaker Nvidia Corp hammered its stock an ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 2 mins read

Lion Air crash victim's father files U.S. lawsuit against Boeing

CHICAGO: An Indonesia man, whose son was killed when a Lion Air flight crashed last month, has sued Boeing Co alleging that a defect in ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Indonesia Market Today 16 November 2018

A. Indonesia Morning Market ReviewFriday (16/11/2018). Too many positive sentiments such as the rise of the DJIA + 0.83%, EIDO + 4.07%, Oil ...

  • Gold
  • 2 mins read

Global financing facing 'anameic' revenues a decade on from financial crisis

A new study has found that banking revenues across the world have collapsed since the global financial crisis, as industry growth is running ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 3 mins read

Today's announcements and data releases, 15/11/2018

00:00 2018-11-15T00:00:00   00:00 AUD Consumer Inflation Expectation (NOV) MediumM 00:30 2018-11-15T00:30:00 ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 6 mins read

Bitcoin futures tumble 13%, trigger trading limit

Bitcoin futures on the CME Group exchange reached the 13% limit down level on Wednesday after the price of the world's largest digital curre ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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India's economy is booming, now here comes the hard part.

India's economy is growing at an impressive pace, but its new wealth has not been evenly distributed. That's a focus for Prime Minister N ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 10 mins read

Asia stocks lifted by China - U.S. trade hopes, oil resumes retreat

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks rose on Thursday, taking heart from a bounce in Chinese shares on news that China has delivered a written res ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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Fed chief sees potential headwinds to growth as US central bank weighs rate policy.

NEW YORK - Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell said the US economy is strong but could face headwinds next year as policy makers weigh ho ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 2 mins read

Indonesia Market Today 15 November 2018

A. Indonesia Morning Market Review Thursday (15/11/2018). The continuing factor of DJIA's downfall of -0.81%, Coal -2.04% and the continuin ...

  • Gold
  • 2 mins read

Game of Thrones Season 8 to Premiere in April

HBO has announced the final season of “Game of Thrones” will launch this April. The news was revealed in a promotional v ...

  • Gold
  • 1 min read

Gold prices may fall on US CPI Uptick, hawkish Powell comments

Gold prices struggled for meaningful upside progress despite a weaker US Dollar, which typically boosts anti-fiat demand for the yellow meta ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 1 min read

"Pink Legacy" diamond sells for $50 million in new world record

GENEVA — Christie's sold the "Pink Legacy" diamond at auction Tuesday for more than $50 million including fees, saying it's a new worl ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 1 min read

Algeria makes important step on Islamic finance roadmap

  Recent news that Bahrain-based Al Baraka Banking Group, which has banking branches across North Africa, received the prestigio ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 3 mins read

U.S. FAA launches high-priority probe of Boeing's safety analyses

The U.S. aviation regulator has launched a high-priority probe of the safety analyses performed over the years by Boeing Co (BA.N), fo ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 1 min read

Trump's tariff battle with China is spurring record Dollar- Yuan trading

Market uncertainty due to the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China has spurred a jump in trading volumes for the dollar-yuan cur ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 5 mins read

IMF says governments could set up their own cryptocurrencies

Christine Lagarde praises rebel technology as ‘safe, cheap, and potentially semi-anonymous’   Governments should consider ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 3 mins read

Japan economy shrinks 0.3% in July- September

TOKYO: Japan's economy shrank in the three months to September; official data showed Wednesday (Nov 14), after a string of natural disa ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
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China calls on ASEAN to work together on trade.

SINGAPORE: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called on ASEAN to work together with China on free trade and maintaining peace in the South China ...

  • giovanni archidiacono
  • 4 mins read

Indonesia Market Today 14 November 2018

A. Indonesia Morning Market ReviewWednesday (11/14/2018). The combination of the continued decline in the DJIA -0.4% and the sharp drop in O ...

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Swiss Crypto Company Obtains Islamic Finance Certification, Eyes Middle East Expansion

A Swiss based fintech firm has obtained certification from Islamic scholars for its own digital currency which it plans to launch in the Mid ...

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Singapore successfully trials crypto asset settlements platform

Singapore is moving forward in the development of infrastructure facilitating the trade of tokenised assets through blockchain platforms. T ...

  • Admin Smart Trend
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U.S., China resume high-level trade talks ahead of Trump-Xi meeting

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has resumed discussions with his Chinese counterpart, Vice Premier Liu He, about a deal that would ease tr ...

  • Admin Smart Trend
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Indonesia Market Today 13 November 2018

A. Indonesia Morning Market ReviewTuesday (11/13/2018). Although the JCI for 2 days (Friday & Monday) has dropped by -200 points, we est ...

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Asian markets largely rally, making up from early losses

After a soft opening, Asian equities broadly turned higher Monday as the market looked to rebound from Friday’s weakness, although inv ...

  • Gold
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Alibaba nets record $30 billion in Singles' Day haul, but growth rate plunges

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd cashed a record 213.5 billion yuan ($30.7 billion) in sales on Sunday during its 24-hour ...

  • Gold
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Indonesia Market Today 12 November 2018

Monday (12/11/2018) A. Indonesia Morning Market ReviewMonday (11/11/2018). After a week ago the JCI fell -0.54% affected by the increase in ...

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New Goldman Sachs boss faces 1MDB fallout

The new chief executive of Goldman Sachs, part-time DJ David Solomon, was probably hoping to give his image a more professional sheen w ...

  • Gold
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Oil just did something it hasn’t done in more than 30 years (hint: it isn’t good)

A jolt lower for oil since peaking in October has helped crude futures to carve out a bearish record. That is even after U.S. benchmark oil& ...

  • Gold
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Indonesian Market Today 09 November 2018

A. Indonesian Morning Market ReviewFriday (09/11/2018). After the JCI rose around 8 consecutive days to around 3.86%, this Friday we predict ...

  • Gold
  • 2 mins read

Blockchain and crypto news, from Asia and beyond

Korean lawyers call for crypto-currency and investor protection laws: South Korea’s Bar Association has lobbied its government to ...

  • Gold
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FED keeps rates unchanged, December hike in sight.

The Federal Reserve opted not to change interest rates Thursday but hinted that rates are likely to rise in December.The U.S. interest rate ...

  • Gold
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Indonesia Market Today 08 November 2018

A. Indonesia Morning Market ReviewThursday (08/11/2018). Sharp increase of DJIA + 2.13%, EIDO + 2.93%, Coal + 1.95%, appreciation of the Rup ...

  • Gold
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Indonesia Market Today 07 November 2018

A. Indonesia Morning Market ReviewWednesday (07/11/2018). Factors in strengthening the Rupiah against the USD after November 1, 2018 Bank In ...

  • Gold
  • 3 mins read

Former JP Morgan trader pleads guilty to manipulating U.S. metals markets for years

An ex-J.P. Morgan Chase trader has admitted to manipulating the U.S. markets of an array of precious metals for about seven years -- an ...

  • Gold
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S&P500 futures rise as U.S. election results trickle in

U.S. stock futures rose in volatile trading on Tuesday after a closely followed forecasting website said chances had fallen that the Democra ...

  • Gold
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Indonesia Market Today 06 November 2018

A. Indonesia Morning Market ReviewTuesday (06/11/2018). The combination of strengthening DJIA + 0.76% and EIDO + 1.31% amid falling Nickel p ...

  • Gold
  • 2 mins read

Shanghai plant to boost Tesla 3

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is planning to produce 3,000 Model 3 sedans per week at its Shanghai plant, meaning nearly one-third of the vehicles cou ...

  • Gold
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Amazon HQ2

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is in late-stage negotiations with Dallas, New York, the Crystal City area of northern Virginia and a few other candida ...

  • Gold
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Sell EUR/USD

It is not expected that the European Central Bank (ECB) to surprise markets with any indication of ahawkish disposition in the near term giv ...

  • Gold
  • 1 min read

Sterling firmer, dollar softer on reports of Brexit customs deal

The dollar lost ground against most of its major peers on Monday, as growing expectations of an orderly Brexit bolstered the pound, euro and ...

  • Gold
  • 2 mins read

Indonesia Market Today 05 November 2018

A. Indonesia Morning Market ReviewMonday (05/11/2018). After the JCI rose sharply + 2.1% over the past week accompanied by Foreign Net Buy o ...

  • Gold
  • 2 mins read

Indonesian Market Today 2 November 2018

[8:57 AM, 11/2/2018] Gilang Mnc: A. Indonesia Morning Market ReviewFriday (02/11/2018). This Friday JCI is predicts to continue rising along ...

  • Gold
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Centrals banks are buying gold

Central banks bought ~$5.8B worth of gold during Q3 in their biggest buying spree since 2015, the World Gold Council reports. Led by R ...

  • Gold
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Indonesia market today 1 November 2018

Thursday (01/11/2018). In the October, the JCI fell -0.62% along with Foreign Net Sells of Rp. 3.45 trillion, if referring to the JCI Heat M ...

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GOLD: Up or Down?

Broad market weakness has investors taking a look at gold, but make sure you do your homework before buying.ETFs play an outsized role in bo ...

  • Gold
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EMPLOYMENT COST INDEX RISES 0.8% IN Q3 TO BEAT MARKET ESTIMATE OF 0.7%

Compensation costs for civilian workers increased 0.8 percent, seasonally adjusted, for the 3-month period ending in September 2018," t ...

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Indonesia Market Today 31 October 2018

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Damaged Australian Dollar May Sink to 9-Year Low

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Saudi to sign $50B in energy, infrastracture deals

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GLOBAL DEBT IS GROWING

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IMF: GLOBAL FINANCIAL STABILITY AT RISK WITH RISING TRADE TENSIONS

As reported by Reuters, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is warning that still-rising trade tensions are becoming an increasingly ...

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BREAKING NEWS: GBP/USD BREAKS TREND LINE RESISTANCE, EN ROUTE TO R1 1.3141 ON BREXIT NOISE

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Raab is making comments on Brexit post a parliamentary discussion: We continue to press our case for future relationships. Will ...

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IMF Cuts Forecast for Global Growth as Trade War Takes Its Toll

The International Monetary Fund said the world economy is plateauing as the lender cut its growth forecast for the first time in m ...

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Microsoft is investing in ride-hailing firm Grab

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Stocks in Europe fell along with U.S. equity-index futures as Treasury yields resumed their upward march, rounding out a tough week when a&n ...

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World's Richest Lose $63 Billion on Trade Tensions, Stock Slide

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Chinese movie star Fan Bingbing hit with huge tax evasion fines

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Dollar consolidates gains, yen weighed by appetite for risk after NAFTA deal

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China says its economy is slowing. Its central bank may be preparing to intervene

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China’s Manufacturers Slow in September as Trade War Worsens

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Nikkei scales 27-year highs as investors raise bets on Japan Inc

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'Game of Thrones' star Sophie Turner hints HBO show's 'heartbreaking' finale may divide fans

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Goldman, JPMorgan, four others must face stock lending antitrust case

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Porsche Increases Investments in New Technologies With Focus on Blockchain and AI Startups

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Fed raises U.S. interest rates, sees at least three more years of growth

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China cancels military talks with U.S

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