US President Trump will be on the telly at 9pm NY time
He’ll be outlining the US strategy for Afghanistan
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A sparse calendar indeed for the session coming up, the only item is the weekly ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Rating from Australia
Due at 2330GMT
– prior week was a drop to 111.7, a second sharp fall in as many weeks
Not generally an FX market mo…
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Forex news for North American trading on August 21, 2017:
– S&P 500 up 4.5 points to 2430
– WTI crude up $1.08 to $47.43
– US 10-year yields down 1.2 bps to 2.18%
The sun didn’t shine on parts of the US Monday and it didn’t shine on the US…
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Wall Street didn’t flinch at the sudden exits of White House officials like Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus and Sean Spicer. Don’t expect such a calm response if Gary Cohn, President Trump’s top economic adviser, leaves.
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USD/CAD vulnerable to Tuesday’s data
The main event in North American trading on Tuesday is the Canadian retail sales report for June.
It’s normally not a huge market mover but USD/CAD is vulnerable at the moment. On Friday, Canadian CPI numbers were …
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Hardly, but the dollar is doing a bit better
We’re passed the peak of the eclipse in New York and the totality is now offshore.
I had a look at it and at 70%, it was fascinating. Judging by the reactions of the people who were in the full shadow, it w…
Credit Agricole ahead of Draghi’s Jackson Hole speech
Credit Agricole CIB FX Strategy Research notes that there is still little information about the title of the President’s speech at the Jackson Hole symposium this week.
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NEW DELHI: More than 750 people have died in floods across South Asia, officials said Monday, with monsoon rains also causing the deaths of hundreds of animals, including rhinos and a tiger.
The human toll is steadily rising across India, Nepal and Bangladesh following the latest in a series of deluges since Aug. 10, as the annual monsoon hits the north and east of the region.
Nearly 50 bodies were found overnight in Bihar, in India’s east, taking the number of dead there to 253, a state disaster official told AFP.
In Nepal, 143 people have died and 30 remain missing after flooding that has destroyed close to 80,000 homes.
The heavy rain has also taken a toll on India’s wildlife, with rescue teams pulling stranded animals from raging waters in Kaziranga National Park.
The sanctuary in northeastern Assam state, home to the world’s largest population of rare one-horned rhinos and other endangered species, has been especially hard hit.
“Our teams have recovered 225 dead animals since Aug. 12. Of those, 15 were rhinos,” Kaziranga Director Satyendra Singh told AFP.
“A Bengal tiger also died in a fight with a herd of elephants. He was left injured and later could not walk or swim. It is possible that due to floods, there was a space crunch and it led to a territorial conflict.”
Nearly 200 deer, four elephant calves, four wild boars, two water buffaloes and one porcupine were among the other animals found dead in Kaziranga, which is still 20 percent under water, said Singh.
“The toll could rise further,” he added.
The mighty Brahmaputra River, which runs through Assam, often breaks its banks during the monsoon leaving marooned animals scrambling to higher, dryer ground.
Conservationists worry that poachers, hunting for lucrative rhino horn, will try and capitalize on the exodus of wildlife from the protection of the jungle.
Singh said his teams had already taken precautions, erecting barricades and increasing patrols.
The park, a tourist magnet home to about 2,500 rhinos, was given a huge publicity boost last year when Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate visited during their tour of India. But like other parts of the region, it is prone to flooding during the monsoon.
Across Assam and West Bengal, 122 people have died while 69 people have perished in Uttar Pradesh state.
In the Himalaya region in India’s northwest, landslides caused by heavy rain have claimed 54 lives, the vast majority in one huge avalanche of mud that swept two buses off a mountainside.
Across the border in Bangladesh, 115 people have died and 5.7 million are affected by raging downpours.