Tag: Inflation

What Would a Battle of Inflationary Pressures (and Disinflation) Mean For...

Chinese ‘factory gate’ price inflation has been slowing over the past two years. Recently released producer price inflation was markedly lower in year-on-year terms,...

Bank of England: A surprise reaction to unsurprising news

Today’s announcement that the Bank of England (BoE) would raise its base interest rate from 0.5 to 0.75% came as little surprise to investment...

Forex Trading Fundamental Analysis Masterclass – Part 8

In the last part of this series, we looked at the different types of monetary policy, and the reasons why central banks and governments...

Forex Trading Fundamental Analysis Masterclass – Part 7

Types of Monetary Policy Earlier in this series, we mentioned the fact that governments and central banks set policies in an effort to encourage certain...

EUR/USD Declines on Weak Eurozone CPI ahead of ECB Meeting

The EUR/USD declined on Wednesday, falling below 1.06 after weaker than expected Eurozone inflation data strengthened the case for more expansive monetary policy by...

BOE Keeps Monetary Policy Unchanged

The Bank of England held monetary policy steady in April, as policymakers continued to monitor the path of inflation just days after the Conservative...

EUR/USD Under Pressure as Greek Bailout Crisis Weighs

The euro was little changed against its US counterpart Friday after declining more than 70 pips in the European session, as fresh concerns over...

GBP/USD Approaching 5-Week Lows as Wage Data, BOE Minutes Weigh

The British pound declined sharply against its US counterpart on Wednesday, as tepid wage growth and a dovish Bank of England pushed the GBP/USD...

BOE Votes 9-0 in Keeping Rates at 0.5%

The Bank of England voted unanimously in keeping interest rates at record lows in March, expressing concerns that a stronger British pound would keep...

US Dollar Edges Lower in Anticipation of Fed Meetings

The US dollar declined across the board on Monday, easing off 12-year highs ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee policy meetings. The US dollar...

Cable Breaks below 1.50, Trading at 6-Week Lows

The British pound fell to six-week lows against the US dollar on Thursday, extending losses from the previous session that followed weaker than forecast...

Bank of England Maintains Overnight Rate at 0.5% for 6th Straight...

The Bank of England made no changes to monetary policy on Thursday, as policymakers voted once again to keep interest rates at record lows...

US Personal Spending Declines for Second Straight Month

Consumer spending in the United States declined for a second consecutive month in January as incomes increased slower than expected, a sign consumers were...

EUR/USD Rebounds as Eurozone Deflation Slows

The euro was trading higher against its US counterpart Monday, as stronger than expected Eurozone CPI and unemployment data suggested the struggling currency region...

US Economy Slows in Q4, but Consumer Spending Remains Strong

The US economy slowed more than initially expected in the fourth quarter, as weaker business inventories and a widening trade gap weighed on economic...

EUR/USD Stabilizes at 1.12 Following US Data Deluge

The EUR/USD climbed to an intraday high of 1.1249 before falling sharply back toward the 1.12 handle. The pair was stabilized around 1.1208, advancing...

Fed’s Yellen Hints at 2015 Rate Hike, but Stresses Patience

The Federal Reserve could begin normalizing interest rates this year, but won’t rush to do so amid tepid wage growth and tame inflation, central...

German Business Confidence Rises in February: Ifo

  German business confidence improved again in February, rising for the fourth consecutive month in the latest sign Europe’s largest economy was recovering from last...