MARKET UPDATE
S&P 500 jumps to within 1% of record as Trump tweets plan for 'extended meeting' with President Xi
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:36 WIB

U.S. stock indexes headed sharply higher midday Tuesday, pushing the broad-market S&P 500 to within 1% of a closing record as President Donald Trump tweeted that had a productive conversation with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 330 points, or 1.3%, at 26,444, the S&P 500 index advanced 31 points, or 1.1%, at 2,920, while Nasdaq Composite Index...

ECONOMY
Retail sales look strong, with a solid gain in May and upward revision to prior month
Friday, 14 June 2019 19:50 WIB

Reports of the death of the American consumer were greatly exaggerated as the May retail sales data rose at a solid pace and the decline in the prior month was revised to show a gain. Retail sales increased 0.5% in May, with broad-based gains, the Commerce Department said Friday. Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast a solid 0.7% gain. There was a big rise in auto sales, but the even...

COMMODITY
U.S. oil prices mark highest finish in more than a week
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 01:53 WIB

U.S. oil futures rallied Tuesday as a tweet from President Donald Trump hinted at progress in U.S.-China trade talks, easing the market's worries about a potential slowdown in energy demand. The news also contributed to a sharp climb among benchmark U.S. stock indexes, lifting risk-on sentiment in the market. July West Texas Intermediate oil rose $1.97, or 3.8%, to settle at $53.90 a barrel on...

GLOBAL
Trump Hints at Guatemala Migrant Deal, Cuts Aid to Central America
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:43 WIB

U.S. President Donald Trump claimed Monday that Guatemala was "getting ready to sign" an agreement that would force migrants who flee persecution in El Salvador and Honduras to request asylum in Guatemala instead of Mexico or the United States. U.S. State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said funds for programs in those countries would not be provided until the...

FISCAL & MONETARY
BoE's Carney: BoE retains the ability to relaunch term funding scheme as necessary
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 21:43 WIB

While speaking at the policy panel at the European Central Bank (ECB) Forum on Central Banking in Sintra, Portugal, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said that in exceptional circumstances, like Brexit, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) could extend the horizon over which it returns to the inflation target. Key quotes : Says his comments at ECB panel have no bearing on...

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