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Tokyo Area CPI On Tap For Friday

Japan will on Friday release October figures for consumer prices in the Tokyo area, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Overall inflation for Tokyo is tipped to rise 1.5 percent on tear, up from 1.3 percent in September. Core CPI is called steady at an annual 1.0 percent. Malaysia will provide September numbers…

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Oil Futures Settle Higher For 2nd Straight Day

After falling to 2-month lows a couple of sessions ago, crude oil prices edged higher on Thursday, extending previous session’s modest rise, thanks to a rebound in stock markets and on OPEC’s signal that it might cut oil production again. According to Reuters, Saudi OPEC governor Adeeb Al-Aama said the oil market could shift into…

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Treasuries Give Back Ground Amid Rebound On Wall Street

Treasuries saw modest weakness during trading on Thursday, giving back some ground after moving notably higher over the course of the two previous sessions. Bond prices moved to the downside early in the session and remained stuck in negative territory throughout the day. Subsequently, the yield on the benchmark ten-year note, which moves opposite of…

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Hong Kong Visible Trade Gap Widens In September

Hong Kong’s visible trade deficit widened in September from a year ago, figures from the Census and Statistics Department showed Thursday. The visible trade deficit increased to HK$47.7 billion from HK$44.7 billion in the previous year. The value of total exports of goods increased 4.5 percent annually after an increase of 13.1 percent in August.…

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U.S. Durable Goods Orders Unexpectedly Increase In September

New orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods unexpectedly increased in the month of September, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday. The report said durable goods orders climbed by 0.8 percent in September after surging up by 4.6 percent in August. Economists had expected orders to drop by 0.9 percent. The…

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U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Show Modest Rebound

After reporting a slight drop in first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits in the previous week, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing a modest rebound in initial jobless claims in the week ended October 20th. The report said initial jobless claims crept up to 215,000, an increase of 5,000 from the previous…

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Euro Advances After ECB Holds Rates Steady

The euro climbed against its major counterparts in the European session on Thursday, after the European Central Bank left its interest rates and its forward guidance unchanged and asserted that its massive asset purchase program would end in December. “The Governing Council expects the key ECB interest rates to remain at their present levels at…