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Indonesia C.Bank Holds Rates to Underpin Rupiah

Indonesia C.Bank Holds Rates to Underpin Rupiah

Indonesia’s central bank held its key interest rate unchanged on Thursday to keep the rupiah currency stable, as the governor stressed that quantitative easing was a better way to support an economy tipping into recession due to the coronavirus pandemic.


September 17, 2020
China Still Far from Playing Leading Role on Global Stage
China Still Far from Playing Leading Role on Global Stage

The U.S. is still globally dominant in many areas including finance and technology — but it’s not clear if the world’s largest...

BOJ Holds Fire, Offers Brighter View of Economy
BOJ Holds Fire, Offers Brighter View of Economy

The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Thursday and offered a slightly more upbeat view of the economy than in July, suggesting that no...

September 16, 2020
WTO: U.S. Tariffs on China Goods Violated Global Trade Rules
WTO: U.S. Tariffs on China Goods Violated Global Trade Rules

The World Trade Organization ruled Tuesday that additional tariffs imposed in 2018 by the United States on Chinese goods violated international...

September 15, 2020
What We Will Hear from Fed Chair Powell at FOMC Meetings?
What We Will Hear from Fed Chair Powell at FOMC Meetings?

Tuesday will mark the first of two days of meetings for the Federal Open Market Committee. The Federal Reserve will release its September monetary...

September 14, 2020
South Korea Government, Samsung Team up for Self-Sufficiency
South Korea Government, Samsung Team up for Self-Sufficiency

When the South Korea government unveiled an expanded semiconductor material testing facility last month, the centrepiece was a towering white...

September 10, 2020
Reform Hopes Rise as China Focuses on “Domestic Circulation”
Reform Hopes Rise as China Focuses on “Domestic Circulation”

The new development model will be discussed at a meeting of the ruling Communist Party in October, where policies are expected to be built into the...

ECB and Policy Tweaks After Shock Inflation Data
ECB and Policy Tweaks After Shock Inflation Data

Market watchers believe the European Central Bank (ECB) could fine-tune its policies this week, and may even follow the Federal Reserve by revising...

September 7, 2020
TIMELINE-Brexit: Britain's Tortuous Journey Out of EU
TIMELINE-Brexit: Britain's Tortuous Journey Out of EU

Brexit talks plunged into fresh crisis on Monday after Britain warned the European Union it could undercut the divorce deal it signed unless the...

September 4, 2020
No-Trade Deal Brexit Fears Rise as Talks Stuck on State Aid
No-Trade Deal Brexit Fears Rise as Talks Stuck on State Aid

The chances of Britain leaving the European Union without a trade deal have risen sharply as negotiations have been threatened by London’s...

BoE's Saunders Expects More Stimulus as UK Economy Stumbles
BoE's Saunders Expects More Stimulus as UK Economy Stumbles

A Bank of England rate-setter said on Friday it was “quite likely” that Britain’s COVID-hit economy would need more stimulus to...

U.S. is Looking at Banning More Chinese Apps
U.S. is Looking at Banning More Chinese Apps

President Donald Trump’s administration is looking into banning more Chinese apps that could pose a national security threat, White House...

August 25, 2020
China Will Stay Determined to Keep 'Normal' Monetary Policy
China Will Stay Determined to Keep 'Normal' Monetary Policy

FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a mask walks past the headquarters of the People's Bank of China, the central bank, in Beijing, China, as the country...

August 24, 2020
SNB Mulls Coronavirus Response Amid Recession Fears
SNB Mulls Coronavirus Response Amid Recession Fears

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) is mulling its response to the coronavirus outbreak as it continues to study whether the epidemic will be a...

August 20, 2020
Investors Bet on China’s Localisation Push In U.S.-China War
Investors Bet on China’s Localisation Push In U.S.-China War

As the U.S.-China “tech war” widens, investors are betting on China’s efforts to replace U.S. technologies with indigenous...

August 19, 2020
Reasons Asian Stock Markets Will Toast Biden White House Win
Reasons Asian Stock Markets Will Toast Biden White House Win

Factor #1: Foreign PolicySince its inception, The Trump administration has pushed for an “America first” strategy, heightening tension...

August 17, 2020
Belarus’ President Remains Defiant
Belarus’ President Remains Defiant

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has rejected calls to quit following his contested re-election, warning that the former Soviet republic...

The Intensifying China-US Stimulus War
The Intensifying China-US Stimulus War

Chinese markets are adding 2-3% on Monday morning after reports that the People’s Bank of China will expand medium-term lending for the...

August 14, 2020
Mexican Central Bank Cuts Rates to 4.5%
Mexican Central Bank Cuts Rates to 4.5%

Mexico’s central bank on Thursday cut borrowing costs to the lowest level in four years, cutting its key interest rate by 50 basis points to...

August 10, 2020
Senators Urge U.S. to Remove Tariffs on EU Foods, Beverages
Senators Urge U.S. to Remove Tariffs on EU Foods, Beverages

A bipartisan group of 13 U.S. senators have asked the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office (USTR) to remove 25% tariffs imposed in October 2019...

August 7, 2020
WeChat and TikTok Ban in U.S. in 45 Days
WeChat and TikTok Ban in U.S. in 45 Days

President Donald Trump on Thursday issued executive orders banning U.S. transactions with Chinese tech firms Tencent and ByteDance. Tencent owns...

August 6, 2020
White House, Congress to Resume Virus Talks on Major Issues
White House, Congress to Resume Virus Talks on Major Issues

Top congressional Democrats and White House officials will try again on Thursday to find a compromise on legislation that would enable Congress to...

August 3, 2020
India's C.Bank Likely to Cut Rates Despite Inflation Risk
India's C.Bank Likely to Cut Rates Despite Inflation Risk

India’s worsening economic outlook as coronavirus cases soar has raised the chance the central bank will cut interest rates at its policy...

July 31, 2020
BoE to Keep Policy on Hold as COVID Prognosis Murky
BoE to Keep Policy on Hold as COVID Prognosis Murky

Britain’s central bank will shed more light next week on how fast it expects the economy to rebound from the financial damage wrought by...

July 28, 2020
Nigerian Banks Squeezed as Central Bank Shores up Naira
Nigerian Banks Squeezed as Central Bank Shores up Naira

Nigeria’s banks are expected to take a big hit to revenues and face rising borrowing costs this year as central bank measures to support the...

BoE to Consider Extending Suspension of Payouts by Banks
BoE to Consider Extending Suspension of Payouts by Banks

The Bank of England will assess whether to extend a suspension on payouts such as dividends and share buybacks by banks beyond the end of the year...

July 24, 2020
New Front: Diplomatic US-China War
New Front: Diplomatic US-China War

China’s Foreign Ministry announced Friday that it is revoking the license for the U.S. consulate general in the southwestern Chinese city of...

July 23, 2020
China Tensions Escalate Toward New Cold War
China Tensions Escalate Toward New Cold War

The growing divide between China and the U.S. is expected to accelerate, disrupting long-running economic ties and forcing investors to reassess...

Tonga Asks China to Restructure Heavy Debt Load
Tonga Asks China to Restructure Heavy Debt Load

The Pacific island nation of Tonga has asked Beijing to restructure its large bilateral debt load, the government said on Thursday, as the pandemic...

July 22, 2020
No Easy Approval of EU Stimulus Deal, Says Parliament Head
No Easy Approval of EU Stimulus Deal, Says Parliament Head

The European Parliament will not rubber stamp a European Union leaders’ accord on a massive coronavirus stimulus, the assembly’s head...

July 21, 2020
RPT-Spain to Receive 140B Euros From EU Recovery Fund
RPT-Spain to Receive 140B Euros From EU Recovery Fund

Spain will receive 140 billion euros ($160.17 billion) from the EU recovery fund approved by the bloc’s 27 leaders after almost five days of...

EU Reaches Deal on Post-Pandemic Recovery After Summit
EU Reaches Deal on Post-Pandemic Recovery After Summit

European Union leaders agreed on a massive stimulus plan for their coronavirus-blighted economies at a pre-dawn meeting on Tuesday after a...

July 20, 2020
EU Leaders Say Progress in Virus Recovery Summit
EU Leaders Say Progress in Virus Recovery Summit

EU leaders were making progress on Monday after three days of haggling over a plan to revive economies throttled by the COVID-19 pandemic, but...

July 17, 2020
U.K.’s $38 Billion Stimulus Package Is Coming Under Fire
U.K.’s $38 Billion Stimulus Package Is Coming Under Fire

U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak’s 30 billion-pound ($38 billion) stimulus package is coming under fire, with the opposition...

China Seizes Financial Firms Linked to Conglomerate
China Seizes Financial Firms Linked to Conglomerate

Chinese regulators on Friday seized control of a group of financial institutions with connections to the same holding company, in a crackdown by...

French Govt to Postpone Pension Reform Talks Until 2021
French Govt to Postpone Pension Reform Talks Until 2021

French Prime Minister Jean Castex told labour and employers unions that talks over pension reform would be postponed until 2021, a French union...

July 16, 2020
Thai Finance Minister Resigns Amid Economic Team Shake-Up
Thai Finance Minister Resigns Amid Economic Team Shake-Up

Thai Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana resigned on Thursday in a move that adds uncertainty to policy-making as Southeast Asia’s...

ECB to Take Pause Even as Pandemic Worries Rise
ECB to Take Pause Even as Pandemic Worries Rise

Taking a pause after a series of extraordinary moves, the European Central Bank is all but certain to keep policy on hold on Thursday, scrutinizing...

July 13, 2020
China Vows 'Zero Tolerance' Towards Illegal Market Behavior
China Vows 'Zero Tolerance' Towards Illegal Market Behavior

China will show “zero tolerance” towards securities and accounting fraud and will step up a crackdown on major capital-markets crimes,...

July 8, 2020
Britain Cuts Value-Added Tax to 5% for Hospitality Sector
Britain Cuts Value-Added Tax to 5% for Hospitality Sector

Britain will cut value-added tax (VAT) on spending on hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions, and subsidise temporary discounts on eating out,...

Fed Policymakers See Economy Plateauing, Risks Ahead
Fed Policymakers See Economy Plateauing, Risks Ahead

The U.S. economy faces stiff headwinds in staging a strong recovery as a surge in coronavirus cases without a vaccine in sight and few treatment...

July 7, 2020
South African Central Bank Reduces Bond Purchases in June
South African Central Bank Reduces Bond Purchases in June

The South African central bank reduced its government bond purchases to 5 billion rand ($292.64 million) in June, half the monthly average,...

Pompeo: U.S. is ‘Looking At’ Banning TikTok and Chinese Apps
Pompeo: U.S. is ‘Looking At’ Banning TikTok and Chinese Apps

The U.S. is “looking at” banning TikTok and other Chinese social media apps, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News on Monday....


The influence of politics on the economic development and the state of financial markets

The political factor plays a fundamental role in the global economy. Almost all noticeable political events affect the future behavior of the stock and currency markets. One of the most important political events are elections that are held regularly in most democratic countries. The results of elections are instantly reflected on the national currency of the country and can lead to strong fluctuations in its rate (high volatility) amid low political stability in society.

Find the latest political news to determine the trend in the markets

Monitoring of political news allows investors to assess all possible risks properly, as well as to choose the currency of the countries where there is a stable political situation, and where a large amount of foreign exchange earnings to the state budget guarantees the reliability of the national currency. This stability stimulates the flow of investments and enables market participants to increase their capital.

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