Here’s what’s on the economic data/event calendar for today 29 May 2017 Greetings one and all I trust you had a good week-end and ready for the fun and games ahead this week.
Some remarks here from Shane Oliver, chief economist at AMP in Sydney (AMP are a huge Australian fund manager) – Says he expects first-quarter GDP growth around 0.2% Concerns are gaining on weaker:
China is closed for a holiday today – Its the Dragon Boat Festival (Tuen Ng Festival) It’s a pretty big deal this festival … China is on Holiday Tuesday as well as today. Hong Kong will be on holiday on Tuesday for its Dragon boat Festival
Earlier headline is here: Zuma said to have survived ANC NEC proposal to remove him now: More via Bloomberg – ANC committee decided on Sunday not to vote on a no-confidence motion Update on ZAR:
More than one-in-seven Americans live in rural areas ‘Rural America is the new ‘inner city’, the WSJ writes. There is no anger like the anger that comes from hopeless economic decline.
Founder member of the legendary Allman Brothers Band has sadly passed 28 May In a week of tragedy we must keep things in perspective but sad nonetheless to hear that has left this mortal coil aged 69.
The latest in a raft of UK election opinion polls 28 May ICM poll for The Sun newspaper. – Conservatives 46% vs 47% prev conducted on 22 May – Labour 32% vs 33% prev Eamonn had the results of other polls , all of which show May ahead but by a smaller margin.
Another UK election poll published over the weekend This one from YouGov/The Times 2000+ people polled, conducted May 25 and 26, – On Friday I posted the previous You Gov poll: poll taken may 24-25. It seemed to (very slowly) kick off the GBP tumble.
Aide and son-in-law of US President Trump making headlines of his own 27 May The BBC and others a carrying a story alleged by the Washington Post and NY Times
Forex news for traders on May 26, 2017. In other markets today: – US yields ended marginally lower in holiday shortened trading: 2 year 1.293%, unchanged. 5 year 1.789%, down -0.4bp. 10 year 2.246%, down -0.8 bp. 30 year 2.912%, down -0.8 bp In the North American session today, US GDP revision for the 1Q […]