Gold prices continued to edge up in the second half of September, even as markets digested the news of the latest tit-for-tat trade tariffs between the United States and China.
The mid-term polls in the United States are expected to be held on November 6 of this year, with the Republicans currently controlling both chambers of the Congress: the Senate and the House of Representatives.
The Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) left key interest rates unchanged, in line with market expectations, following its September monetary-policy meeting. Interest rates on main refinancing operations currently stand at 0.00 percent
Turkey’s official currency, the lira, has been at the forefront of global news for the last couple of months. While speculations are running rife that the ongoing conflict in Syria is leading the United States to up its ante against Turkey
The Ifo Business Climate Index for Germany jumped to a six-month high of 103.8 in August, after climbing by 2.1 points from the previous month’s survey.
In the United States, commercial crude-oil, gasoline and distillate-fuel inventories fell more than expected in the week ending August 24, according to the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA’s) weekly inventory report.
Eurozone annual consumer inflation edged up to 2.1 percent in July 2018, continuing its upward streak after recording a 2-percent growth in June. The annual inflation figures, the highest since December 2012
The University of Michigan Preliminary Consumer Sentiment Index slipped to 95.3 in August from July’s final reading of 97.9. The preliminary survey numbers were the lowest since September 2017 and sharply below market consensus of 98.0
China’s economy expanded at an annualised rate of 6.7 percent in the second quarter of this year, in line with broad market consensus. Compared to the first three months of the year, GDP (gross domestic product)
The seasonally adjusted US Producer Price Index (PPI) advanced 0.3 percent in June after registering a 0.5-percent rise the previous month, according to information published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.