INTL UPDATE: Asia 30-3-2016


  ASIAN MARKET UPDATE ……. Wednesday 30-3-2016  Asia Pacific region stock markets finished mostly higher Wednesday, on the back of U.S. Federal Reserve Yellens signal for a slow pace on raising interest rates. “[Ms. Yellen] and the Fed have finally realized that the only way they can safely start to normalize interest-rate policy in the U.S. is if they…

INTL UPDATE: Europe 30-3-2016


  30-3-2016——EUROPEAN MARKETS Stocks and commodities rallied while the USD dollar extended losses Wednesday as Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellens cautious stance on raising U.S. interest rates rallied risky assets around the world. Futures pointed to a 0.5% opening gain for the S&P 500. The Stoxx Europe 600 was up 1.4% halfway through trading in London, following…

INTL UPDATE: U.S. 30-3-2016


Update: 30-3-2016 ADP Employment Report  – U.S. private sector added a net 200,000 jobs this month, matching expectations, showing resilience for employment.   The labor market remains healthy.  But selling is muted in the bond market after Yellen said Wednesday the central bank would be cautious in tightening policy given the uncertain global growth outlook. That…

INTL UPDATE: Europe


Global stocks extended losses Thursday ahead of the Easter holiday weekend, as a stronger US dollar and weaker commodities slow down the recent global rally. European equities slipped for a fourth straight session on Thursday, with weaker commodities prices and hawkish comments from another Fed official putting pressure on the broader stock market. St. Louis…

INTL UPDATE: Greece 23-3-16


    22/03 DW correspondent Bernd Riegert reports on deadly explosions in Brussels  The national security council of Belgium has raised the terror alert to level four. Air travel to Brussel΄s Zaventem airport – one of Europe΄s busiest – and train travel have been halted. All roads to the airport have been closed, more evacuations…

Commodities update: 09 Mar 16


Gold ETF Holdings Rise For 40 Consecutive Days The last 40 days  up to 08/Mar/2016  total known holdings of Gold in ETFs rose. This is the longest daily increase since inception of Gold ETFs.  This is on the backdrop  of a recent equity market rally, reassurance about the awesomeness of the “jobs” recovery, and Fed confidence…