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  • By: Marc Chandler | Date: 1 Aug 2014

    The US employment data was disappointing. The short-term market had been leaning the wrong way. The recent data had fanned hopes that the labor market was accelerating, but today’s data suggest the pace of improvement has not changed.Read more

  • By: East Asia Forum | Date: 31 Jul 2014

    Unsurprisingly, the BRICS countries sixth annual summit in Brazil once again polarised public opinion. When the proposal for a BRICS development bank and currency swap arrangement was put forward in March 2012, the reaction was already divided. Read more

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    By: Marc Chandler | Date: 30 Jul 2014

    The US dollar is extending its gains in response to the strong US GDP figures. There are four elements of the report to note. Read more

  • By: East Asia Forum | Date: 29 Jul 2014

    The experience that Chinese leaders gain in domestic politics has a big impact on how they view and handle international issues.Read more

  • By: Marc Chandler | Date: 28 Jul 2014

    This is an eventful week, but the economic calendar starts slowly.  The FOMC meeting, first look at Q1 US GDP and the US jobs report, are the highlights.    The capital markets are also off to a slow start.  The US dollar is narrowly mixed.  Against most of the major currencies, the greenback has been confined to about a 15 tick range. Read more

  • Debt is the fatal disease of republics, the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people.
    Wendell Philips
    He who controls the money supply of a nation controls the nation.
    James A. Garfield
    The moment that government appears at market, the principles of the market will be subverted.
    Edmund Burke