Facts & Figures – 4 Aug

  • German Factory Orders rise 1.8%, faster than expected
  • Bank of Japan keeps overnight rate at under 0.1%
  • Bank of England keeps target rate at 0.5%
  • European Central Bank keeps rate unchanged at 1.50%
  • New Zealand Unemployment rate remains unchanged, at 6.5%
  • US Unemployment claims tick up to 400K, on expectations of 404K, last weeks claims revised up to 401K
  • (Reuters) Emerging World Buys $10 billion in Gold as West Wobbles
  • (Reuters) High Oil prices slashes Demand
  • (Bloomberg) Currency Intervention Revived as odds Escalate Fed to Ease
  • (CNBC) Plunging Mortgage Rates Won’t Juice Housing

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