Weekly look at Commodities US President Donald Trump announced on Friday that his administration was retaliating against China’s move to increase tariffs on American products with increasing tariffs on Chinese goods. Trump tweeted that tariffs on the existing 250 billion dollars-worth...
Overview US President Donald Trump created confusion for the markets over the weekend when he seemed to suggest China was desperate for a trade deal. Talking to the media on Saturday, Trump claimed Chinese supply chains were “broken like an egg.”...
Overview The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey is meeting to decide on its interest rates on October 24. The CBRT's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has, in its last two meetings, slashed the rates by 750 basis points in...
Markets around the globe have been awaiting what will come next after US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping agreed to a second ceasefire at their G20 summit meeting. Read more to find out how the meeting has influenced major world currencies.
Overview Markets and investors watching the Turkish Lira and assets will be tuning to mostly rate-setting decisions by major central banks, including the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT). The CBRT’s monetary policy meeting this Thursday is widely expected...
Global energy markets saw their largest percentage moves after last week’s drone attacks on Saudi oil production facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais. The attacks that immediately halved the country’s output came at a time of high tensions between Iran and Saudis’ biggest ally the United States.
Weekly look at Crypto The New York-based Cryptocurrency platform Bakkt, an affiliate Intercontinental Exchange which owns the New York Stock Exchange announced on Thursday that it will "launch the first regulated options contract for bitcoin futures," starting from December 9...
Overview The US Federal Reserve’s next week policy meeting will most likely bring about a second cut in interest rates this year. The cut largely expected to be again at 25 basis points- although some market-watchers put their bets on...
The expiration of more than 50 percent of Chicago Mercantile Exchange bitcoin futures contracts on August 30 led to price volatility in the crypto markets. In anticipation of the expiration, Bitcoin’s price saw a price point below $ 9,500 for the first time since July as it has lost lost even more during the following sessions. Although the CME expiration of contract may not have been a direct cause that triggered the drop, it nonetheless was a major contributor. 
Turkey is facing several crises stemming from multiple fronts, particularly with its western allies. The first and foremost issue entangling the country’s already fragile economy is the threat of devastating US sanctions in response to Ankara’s purchase of S-400 missiles from Russia.

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