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USD/JPY resumes slide as dollar focus turns to US Senate deliberations

November 27, 2017 2:07 PM
As the US Senate prepared for a potential floor vote on its new tax reform plan this week, as well as the confirmation hearing for Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell to be instated as the new chair of the central bank, the US dollar remained pressured as it has been for the past three weeks.

The Week Ahead: US Tax Reform, Central Bank Speeches and Policy Meeting Minutes

November 17, 2017 1:04 PM
The week ahead will be slower in terms of economic data than the past week. Contributing to this slowdown will be the major Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. Aside from speeches by heads of key central banks, including the European Central Bank, Reserve Bank of Australia, Federal Reserve, and Swiss National Bank, the week will be dominated by the rel...

Yellen’s policy silence pressures dollar and supports gold

August 25, 2017 1:22 PM
The heavily anticipated speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen in Jackson Hole on Friday disappointed Fed-watchers who were hoping for a glimpse into possible monetary policy moves on the horizon. The speech was long on commending regulatory actions taken after the financial crisis, but very short on any clues about interest rates or other asp...