Canada: Retail trade, May 2018

Retail sales increased 2.0% in May to $50.8 billion, following a 0.9% decline in April. Sales rose in 8 of 11 subsectors, representing 70% of retail trade. Higher sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers…

It’s War – Trade and Currency

Friday July 20: Five things the markets are talking about Euro equities start the day on the back foot despite most Asian bourses finding a little traction to close out their week. Nevertheless, a weaker…

Canada: ADP National Employment Falls

Employment in Canada decreased by 10,500 jobs from May to June according to the June ADP® Canada National Employment Report. Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP Canada National Employment…

Fed Powell advances the dollar

Wednesday July 18: Five things the markets are talking about U.S assets get another leg up from rookie Fed Chair Jerome Powell who again expressed optimism over the U.S’s economic growth and stable inflation, telling…

Monday blues or Dog days of summer

Monday blues or Dog days of summer Whether a case of the Monday blues, the Dog Days of summer setting in or a combination of both, markets struggled for direction despite upbeat US economic data…

The sky hasn’t fallen just yet

Trade War Escalates, but the sky hasn’t fallen just yet as optimism crept back into the market on reports of fresh bilateral trade negotiations between China and the US coupled with a slightly firmer RMB…

Equities shrug off trade tariff tensions

Is the negotiating table being dusted off? Was it a storm in teacup? Equity markets across Asia shrugged off yesterday’s post-tariff announcement weakness and are trading in the black through the Asian session. Nikkei225 rose…