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  1. Interest Rates unchanged; Here's their commentary...

    by , 06-23-2010 at 02:28 PM (News in 60 Seconds)
    Interest rates were left unchanged...

    Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in April suggests that the economic recovery is proceeding and that the labor market is improving gradually. Household spending is increasing but remains constrained by high unemployment, modest income growth, lower housing wealth, and tight credit. Business spending on equipment and software has risen significantly; however, investment in nonresidential structures continues to be weak and employers remain reluctant to add to payrolls. Housing starts remain at a depressed level. Financial conditions have become less supportive of economic growth on balance, largely reflecting developments abroad. Bank lending has continued to ...
  2. News in 60 Seconds: U.S. Dollar rises on higher PPI & Dubai worries!

    by , 12-15-2009 at 09:39 AM (News in 60 Seconds)
    Biggest % gainers: USD/JPY up 1.02%, USD/CHF, GBP/JPY, GBP/CHF, EUR/JPY on USD strength and JPY weakness.

    Biggest % losers: AUD/USD down 0.96%, NZD/USD, EUR/USD, EUR/CAD, GBP/USD on dollar strength and commodity dollar weakness.

    Gold $1,115
    Oil $69.96

    GBP CPI y/y up 1.9% vs. 1.8% expected BUT much higher than previous 1.5%. Inflation is on the rise!

    EUR German ZEW Econmic Sentiment slightly better at 50.4 vs. 50.1 expected but a bit worse than last time 51.1

    USD PPI m/m much higher 1.8% vs. 0.8% expected and 0.3% last time. So inflation is on the rise at the producer level in the U.S.!

    USD Core PPI m/m higher at 0.5% vs. 0.3% expected and ...
  3. News in 60 Seconds: Swiss Intervening?

    by , 09-30-2009 at 09:22 AM (News in 60 Seconds)
    Looks like the Swiss Central Bank may have intervened in the EUR/CHF pair this morning. It popped about 160 pips within 35 minutes.

    Themes for today: Commodity dollar strength, Euro weakness

    AUD/USD up 1.32% so far), NZD/USD top the % gainers list. EUR/AUD (down 1.01% so far), EUR/CAD, EUR/NZD, etc. top the % losers list.

    CHF - KOF Economic Barometer came out better than expected 0.85 vs 0.33 expected

    U.S. ADP Non-Farm Employment Change (current reading worse...revision improved). Came in at -254k vs. -200k expected but improved revision -277k.

    CAD GDP m/m worse than expected at 0.0% vs. 0.4% expected and 0.1% previously.

    Tankan Manufacturing Index
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