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Japan’s economic growth is in the shadow while semiconductor slows  

Japan’s Semiconductor Slowdown: Impact on the Economy Japan’s Ministry of Finance released import and export data for August, which showed weak demand from China and semiconductor equipment. The export value fell 0.8% from the same month last year to 7,994.3 billion yen due to reduced exports of semiconductor machinery (-36.3%), organic chemicals (-19.1%), and fossil […]

Shifting Tides in the Euro Zone: ECB Lagarde’s Influence

Watch out for ECB Lagarde’s words At last, the euro has shrugged off bad economic news and inflation has come under control. It might be the time for ECB to reconsider its tightening monetary policy . Investors will focus on whether the European Central Bank will pause interest rate hikes in September as expected. (Inflation […]

Understanding Japan’s Inflation and Its Impact on the Yen

With easing policy, Yen sets to depreciate Japan announced the latest July core CPI annual rate excluding fresh foods rose 3.1% year-over-year, slightly down from 3.3% in the previous month. The figure matched with the Bank of Japan’s expectation. The slowdown is linked to lower energy prices, especially data from the Tokyo region showing a […]

Unraveling the RBNZ Interest Rate Decision and its Implications

RBNZ might hold rates unchanged while institutions short on NZD The Federal Reserve Bank of New Zealand will announce the latest interest rate decision on Wednesday, and the market expects to keep the OCR official cash rate unchanged at 5.50%. At the moment, global economics are cooling, while the figures released by RBNZ are not […]

The Thrilling Rollercoaster: Oil Prices in Turmoil

Oil, A Fiery Tale of Supply and Demand Last week, the reports released by the three major oil organizations gave investors a better understanding of the short-term crude oil market. After oil prices have been rising for some time, major adjustments are expected this week. The Dynamics of Demand and Supply In June 2023, global […]

Analyzing U.S. Nonfarm Payrolls and Its Impact on the Dollar

The non-farm payrolls have passed, the inflation data has come, and the dollar is still in decline Last Friday, August 4th, the U.S. nonfarm payrolls data fell short of expectations for the second consecutive month. According to the data released by the U.S. Department of Labor, the seasonally adjusted non-agricultural employment in the United States […]

BoE raises interest rates, and the pound rebounds

The Impact of BoE’s Interest Rate Hike on the Pound and the Economy To combat inflation, the BoE makes its 14th move to raise interest rates by 25 bps, marking a new high of 5.25% since 2008. (UK Interest rates in the past 25 years) (BoE briefing in Aug.) BoE’s Battle Against Inflation BoE’s consecutive […]