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October 8, 2018

The US Dollar gained some ground against its peers in a turbulent week. What’s next? US inflation stands out in the second week of October which also sees tension rising towards Brexit and the mid-term elections Here are the highlights for the next week

The greenback kicked off the new quarter with fresh gains. Powell’s...

August 16, 2018

The U.S. State Department must conduct a new environmental review for the Keystone XL crude pipeline, a federal judge ruled, dealing a blow to a project supported by President Donald Trump in his first few days in office.

U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris in Montana sided with indigenous and environmental grou...

June 29, 2018

China’s yuan will head in time to its weakest since 2008, and the country’s stock slump also has further to go, according to the veteran global economist George Magnus.

The currency’s decline will only deepen as monetary policy on the mainland diverges from that of the Federal Reserve, Magnus said in a telephone intervi...

The Trump administration announced it’s imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from the European Union, Canada and Mexico, in a move almost certain to trigger retaliation by America’s closest allies.

The decision came hours before temporary exemptions were due to elapse at 12:01 a.m. in Washington on Friday. Th...

April 23, 2018

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he’s considering a trip to China amid a trade dispute with Beijing that finance chiefs warn could derail the global economic upswing.

Mnuchin said he’s “cautiously optimistic” of reaching an agreement with China that bridges their differences over trade.

“A trip is under consid...

April 23, 2018

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz is unapologetic about his cautious approach to raising interest rates.

He faces constant criticism for stoking debt accumulation with cheap credit. His reluctance to match higher U.S. rates has fueled a drop in the currency. And now there’s a new challenge: Canada’s inflation is ris...

The Trump administration plans to impose tariffs worth as much as $60 billion on Chinese products as early as this week to punish Beijing for what the U.S. perceives as intellectual property theft from American businesses, according to two people familiar with the matter.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is l...

March 19, 2018

The US dollar suffered from the ousting of Rex Tillerson, a move that overtook the inflation report as the main market mover. The focus now shifts the first Fed decision by Jerome Powell.  Here are the highlights for the upcoming week.

President Trump fired his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. While Tillerson was not i...

March 12, 2018

The US dollar had a mixed week amid hopes for peace in the Korean peninsula, fears of trade wars and also a mixed jobs report. What’s next?. Markets will be digesting the latest news from a busy week before focusing on US inflation.  Here are the highlights for the upcoming week.

The US Non-Farm Payrolls was mixed: no l...

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance Ginette Petitpas Taylor today unveiled a commemorative $10 bank note celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation. This special note—showcasing our history, land and culture—was revealed during a ceremony at the Bank’s...

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