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Markets are preparing for Fed's liftoff since 2006, as the FOMC fears that if it postpones the first hike, the hiking cycle may not be as gradual as hinted at by members, as the FOMC risks to ‘fall behind the curve. In this exclusive series we provide an insightful views and analysis on US labor market- a key to understanding why the Fed will raise rates (IOER and ON RRP), swap yields, dollar index, FX volatility and new hiking framework.

Fed Liftoff Series

Rate hike odds improve sharply after FOMC minutes

May 19, 2016 06:26 am UTC| Commentary Central Banks

After yesterdays FOMC minutes gave clearest indication ever for a June rate hike, interest rates market have adjusted sharply in anticipation of such. As per the minutes, many participants believed a riser would be...

Fed Liftoff Series

Fed signals rate hike in June on conditions of economic improvement

May 19, 2016 05:11 am UTC| Commentary Central Banks

The minutes of the April 26-27 Federal Reserve Open Market Committee Wednesday signaled markets of a possible rate hike in June, if the US economy good track of improvement. Investors and creditors have been warned of such...

Fed Liftoff Series

FED liftoff series – end of series note

Dec 16, 2015 16:38 pm UTC| Commentary Central Banks

FOMC decision that we have been focusing on for past days in this series covering various aspects, probabilities, possibilities surrounding a rate hike from FED, is finally here and just few hours away. Not forgettable,...

Fed Liftoff Series

FED liftoff series – key short term levels for key major pairs

Dec 16, 2015 16:05 pm UTC| Commentary

We have almost covered, key vital areas, heading into FOMC, which is widely expected to be the meeting, where FED finally hike rates. We in this post, finally cover some technical aspects - levels and resistances of key...

Fed Liftoff Series

FED liftoff series – Decision day – watch out for dissenters

Dec 16, 2015 15:29 pm UTC| Insights & Views Central Banks

We are only few hours away from much anticipated FOMC decision. We expect, a 25 basis points hike in Federal fund rate, discount rates and 25 basis points hike in excess as well as required reserve. We also expects FED to...

Fed Liftoff Series

FED liftoff series – Decision day – IOER, discount rates and RRP

Dec 16, 2015 15:04 pm UTC| Commentary

We are only hours away from a highest probability chance of a rate hike of 25 basis points from FED, after a decade of no hikes. We in earlier posts have addressed the possible implications, impact of FED hike that might...

Fed Liftoff Series

FED liftoff series – Decision day – general overview

Dec 16, 2015 14:34 pm UTC| Commentary Central Banks

Today finally there is almost certainty that US Federal Reserve will hike rates by 25 basis points, for first time in almost a decade and officially ending long seven years of accommodation. FED however has indicated that...

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Economy

Samsung wants to provide clients with a variety of services through these NFTs, including rewards like offline discounts at partner retailers.

Samsung Electronics made deals with several South Korean physical retailers to promote the use of Samsung New Galaxy NFTs. The retailers include Samsung Digital Plaza, Shilla Duty-Free Shop, Show Golf, and E...

To commemorate Lamborghini's founding year of 1963, the fourth NFT will only be produced in a restricted quantity of 63 pieces.

Lamborghini is launching its third NFT project entitled The Epic Road Trip, culminating in the unveiling of a new Lamborghini vehicle. Between August 2022 to March 2023, Lamborghini will drop a series of four NFTs each...

Burger King hasn't publicly acknowledged this significant change yet, and its not known how or if the chicken is any different on the new sandwiches.

Burger King is debuting an entire line of Royal Crispy Chicken Sandwiches this month to replace its ChKing Sandwiches. The BK Royal Crispy Chicken Sandwiches come in four varieties: Classic, Spicy, Bacon Swiss Cheese...

US dollar battered after softer US inflation data, USD/JPY plummets into daily cloud

Chart - Courtesy Trading View Data released by the Bureau of Labour Statistics earlier on Wednesday showed that the headline US CPI remained flat in July against the 0.2% rise anticipated. The yearly rate...

Ferrari warned car owners about brake fluid leak that must be repaired as soon as possible.

Ferrari, the Italian luxury sports car maker headquartered in Maranello, Italy, announced that it would be recalling most of the units it sold since 2005. This is 17 years worth of luxury vehicles, so the number will reach...

Politics

Police in Albuquerque have arrested the suspected killer of two Muslim men.

Authorities in the US arrested the man suspected of killing two Muslim men in New Mexico in recent days. The suspect was identified as 51-year-old Muhammad Syed. Law enforcement in Albuquerque announced the arrest of...

Greece's finance minister announced the country would be exiting the enhanced surveillance framework after 12 years.

Greece will be leaving the European Unions enhanced surveillance framework this month. The countrys finance minister announced that Greece would be exiting the framework on August 20. Greek finance minister Christos...

Populist Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr called on the judiciary to dissolve parliament by the end of next week.

Iraqs government is at a deadlock even after the elections that took place in October last year. Prominent Iraqi Shiite Muslim leader Muqtada al-Sadr warned the judiciary to dissolve the Iraqi parliament, threatening...

Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah has called on the ASEAN countries to also engage with the junta's rivals, including the shadow government.

The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN grouping has pushed the junta regime in Myanmar to adhere to the peace plan since its generals seized power in a coup last year. Malaysia recently called for...

Science

When compared to the current approach of extracting methane gas from organic waste resources and then reforming it into hydrogen, the technology SK ecoplant is developing can cut the time needed for the manufacture of hydrogen by more than 20 times.

SK ecoplant Co. plans to develop a technology to produce hydrogen through a fermentation process where microorganisms eat and decompose organic matter in the absence of light When compared to the current approach of...

The research team completed a patent application, trademark application, and vegan certification for the research findings.

A Keimyung University research team has reproduced the taste and fragrance of civet coffee, known as kopi luwak, by scientifically identifying the digestion and fermentation conditions where civets live. Consequently,...

Landsat at 50: How satellites revolutionized the way we see – and protect – the natural world

Fifty years ago, U.S. scientists launched a satellite that dramatically changed how we see the world. It captured images of Earths surface in minute detail, showing how wildfires burned landscapes, how farms erased...

What do molecules look like?

What do molecules look like? Justice B., age 6, Wimberley, Texas A molecule is a group of atoms bonded together. Molecules make up nearly everything around you your skin, your chair, even your food. They vary...

What science says about the best ways to cool down

We spend most of the year complaining that Britain is too cold and wet but gripe with just as much enthusiasm about the heat. Although moaning about the weather is satisfying, its better to take action and cool yourself...

Technology

Microsoft says making Activision Blizzard games exclusive to Xbox will not be profitable in response to Sony’s criticisms of the $68.7 billion acquisition

Microsoft has responded to Sonys criticisms of its potential acquisition of Activision Blizzard. In a 27-page letter to Brazils competition regulator, the Xbox parent company has once again implied that Call of Duty will...

WhatsApp will block screenshots for View Once messages and will let users silently leave group chats

WhatsApp announced a slate of new privacy features on Tuesday coming to its encrypted messaging app. Most users will likely be delighted to know that they will soon be able to leave group chats in secret. Were excited...

Apple is expected to produce less than 1.5 million units of its first mixed reality headset that could enter the market in early 2023

Apple is expected to ship its first AR/VR headset in early 2023. But its first generation is not expected to be as widely available as its other consumer tech products. TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo...

Spotify app’s home screen gets dedicated music and podcast feeds for easier navigation

Spotify announced a useful update rolling out to its streaming app. When users open the app, they will now find dedicated feeds for music and podcasts that should make it easier to navigate through the playlists and shows...
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