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Switzerland Unemployment in July 2018: Unchanged at 2.4percent, seasonally adjusted unchanged at 2.6percent

Unemployment Rate (not seasonally adjusted) Registered unemployment in July 2018 – According to SECO surveys, at the end of July 2018, 106,052 unemployed people were enrolled in the Regional Employment Centers (RAV), 527 less than in the previous month. The unemployment rate remained at 2.4% in the month under review. Compared to the same month of the previous year, unemployment fell by 27,874 (-20.8%). Switzerland...

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FX Daily, August 09: Sterling Remains Under Pressure, while the Greenback Firms Broadly

Swiss Franc The Euro has fallen by 0.48% to 1.1476 CHF. EUR/CHF and USD/CHF, August 09(see more posts on EUR/CHF, USD/CHF, ) Source: markets.ft.com - Click to enlarge FX Rates The global capital markets are mostly quiet. US sanctions on Turkey and Russia are pressuring their respective currencies, and the New Zealand dollar has slumped nearly 1.5% on the back of a dovish hold by the central bank. The Kiwi is...

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FX Daily, August 08: Sterling Can’t Get Out of Its Own Way, While Dollar and Yen Catch a Bid

Fears that the UK could leave the EU in a little over six months without an agreement continues to drag sterling lower. Recall that over the weekend, the UK’s International Trade Minister Fox suggested there was a 60% chance of a no-deal Brexit. A few days earlier BOE Carney said that although it was not the most likely scenario, the risks such a departure were “higher than comfort.” Sterling is lower for a fifth...

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Gold—Even at its Lowest Levels in 2018—is Behaving Just as Prescribed

By: Rachel Koning Beals – News Editor Marketwatch Gold’s sharp decline over the past month serves as little surprise to the investors who want the asset to perform in just this fashion—that is, as an alternative to assets perceived as risky, like stocks. They’re betting that the opposite will be true as well, that gold will resume its role as protector and diversifier, even inflation hedge, when what they see as bloated...

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Some Initial Consequences of Trade Tensions

The Trump Administration argues that other countries have been taking unfair advantage of the US on trade for years, and what many are calling a trade war is really only the US finally saying enough. The US has taken many several countries, including China, to the WTO for trade violations and wins the vast majority of cases it has brought. It has become fashionable to talk about reciprocity and intuitively has much...

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Global Asset Allocation Update – (VIDEO)

Economic thoughts and analysis from Alhambra Investments CEO Joe Calhoun. Related posts: Global Asset Allocation Update Global Asset Allocation Update Global Asset Allocation Update Global Asset Allocation Update Global Asset Allocation Update: Tariffs Don’t Warrant A Change…Yet Global Asset Allocation Update: The Certainty of...

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FX Daily, August 07: Turn Around Tuesday for the Greenback

Swiss Franc The Euro has risen by 0.18% to 1.1532 CHF. EUR/CHF and USD/CHF, August 07(see more posts on EUR/CHF, USD/CHF, ) Source: markets.ft.com - Click to enlarge FX Rates The US dollar is pulling back today after yesterday’s advance. All the major currencies are higher and even the Turkish lira, which plunged nearly 5% yesterday to cap a six-day slide, is trading firmer today ([email protected]). The dollar’s...

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Gold to Enter New Bull Market – Charles Nenner

Gold to Enter New Bull Market – Charles Nenner “Gold is going to enter a new bull market” “The first cycle will bottom after the summer” “$1,212 per ounce is our downside target” “It’s going to top $2,500 per ounce . . . in about two years or so” “Gold is in a bull market even though it came down from $1,900 per ounce” In our featured video today, Greg Hunter interviews Charles Nenner, President of The Charles Nenner...

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Revising our euro area 2018 GDP growth forecast down

The cut to our growth forecast reflects slippage in euro area data. According to Eurostat’s preliminary flash estimate, euro area real GDP expanded by 0.3% q-o-q in Q2 2018 (0.346% q-o-q unrounded, 1.4% q-o-q annualised, 2.1% y-o-y), below consensus expectations (0.4%). This was the weakest growth in two years and comes after a GDP growth of 0.4% q-o-q in Q1. The carryover effect for 2018 reached 1.7 %, meaning that...

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FX Daily, August 01: Trade and Japan Drive Markets Ahead of Stand Pat Fed

Swiss Franc The Euro has risen by 0.11% to 1.1588 CHF. EUR/CHF and USD/CHF, August 01(see more posts on EUR/CHF and USD/CHF, ) Source: markets.ft.com - Click to enlarge FX Rates Investors recognize the risks to growth posed by the tariffs and counter-tariffs being imposed, but the way the US is going about it is also disconcerting. Within a few hours of signals that the US and China were looking to re-engage...

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