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The Key Benefits of using Producer Price Index (PPI)

Known as the Wholesale Price Index from the time of its inception till the late 1970s, the Producer Price Index (PPI) and the Consumer Price Index both have extrapolative value and are used to define various economic facets. However, it is important to note that the consumer price index solely emphasizes on consumer spending and […]Read More

German Business Confidence Rises in February: Ifo

    German business confidence improved again in February, rising for the fourth consecutive month in the latest sign Europe’s largest economy was recovering from last year’s third quarter slump. The business climate index, which is derived from a monthly survey of 7,000 companies, rose to 106.8 from 106.7 in February, the Munich-based Ifo Institute […]Read More

Greece, Troika Resume Talks Following Eurogroup Breakdown

Greece and its Troika of international lenders resumed talks on Friday after the Hellenic Republic failed to reach an agreement with its European partners at Wednesday’s ministerial meetings. Talks between Greece and Eurozone finance ministers broke down on Wednesday after both sides failed to reach a political agreement on how to keep Greece financed past […]Read More

Australian Dollar Loses Traction Ahead of Employment Figures

The Australian dollar declined against its US counterpart Wednesday despite stronger than forecast consumer confidence and home loans figures, as the markets shifted their attention to Thursday’s employment report. The Aussie fell back toward 77 cents US on Wednesday after attempting a re-test of the 78-cent level in the overnight session. The AUD/USD consolidated at […]Read More

EUR/USD Holds Ground as Political Tensions Escalate

The euro was little changed against the US dollar on Monday, trading above 1.13 cents US ahead of the European Union meetings in Brussels. The meetings, which will be held on Wednesday, will be attended by newly appointed Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The EUR/USD climbed 0.06 percent to 1.1326. […]Read More

Euro rallies as technical trading outweighs German deflation

The EUR/USD rallied on Thursday, as technical trading sent the pair higher amid mixed economic data from Germany. The EUR/USD regained 1.13 and climbed to an intraday high of 1.1367. It would later consolidate at 1.1320 in the North American session, advancing 0.4 percent. Initial support is likely found at 1.1253 and resistance at 1.13355. […]Read More