Posted by James on November 18, 2015

FXStreet (Barcelona) - Mark Smith, Senior Economist at ANZ, reviews the RBNZ survey of inflation expectations and further shares the key points and impact post the release. Key Quotes “The reading from the key 2-year ahead measure of inflation expectations ticked up to 1.85% in Q2 (from 1.8% in Q1). Directionally this is a modest surprise.” “However, it is important to note that the RBNZ Survey of Expectations has its shortcomings. The small increase doesn’t excite us, just as a small fall wouldn’t have done.

Posted by James on November 18, 2015

FXStreet (Bali) - Felicity Emmett, Co-Head of Australian Economics at ANZ, notes that today's RBA minutes provides an explicit easing bias once again, suggesting that the Board has scope to adjust rates lower if needed. Key Quotes Today’s RBA minutes from the May board meeting provided little new information on the economy. The minutes did, however, provide an explicit easing bias – something that was absent from the post-meeting statement, although in our view implicit in the Bank’s ongoing forecast for below-trend growth and rising unemployment.

Posted by James on November 18, 2015

FXStreet (Barcelona) - Emmanuel Ng, FX Strategist at OCBC Bank, comments on the RBA meeting minutes released today and further shares the outlook for AUD/USD. Key Quotes “RBA meeting minutes released this morning demonstrated no inclination to move to a neutral stance after the latest rate cut while the central bank reiterated that a lower AUD was both likely and necessary to aid in rebalancing the economy.” “Given the intra-day dollar environment, AUD-USD may remain submerged below 0.800 pending further global cues.”

Posted by Jack on November 15, 2015

 Russian Energy Minster Alexander Novak will hold bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Venezuela, Iran, Qatar and the UAE at the Gas Exporting Countries Forum in Tehran later in November, RIA news agency reported on Saturday.

Posted by Jack on November 15, 2015

 Prime Minister David Cameron said on Saturday the threat to Britain remained "severe" after the Paris attacks, as a terminal at a major UK airport was evacuated as a precaution amid heightened security fears.

Cameron did not raise the threat level to its highest "critical" level, which would have meant an attack is expected imminently, after discussing the attacks at an emergency response committee in London.

"The threat is already at 'severe' which means an attack is highly likely and will remain so," he said in a televised address on Saturday.

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