London House Prices Drop 0.2% in March

House prices in London tumbled in March, with the annualised rate of inflation dropping to minus 0.7%, the steepest fall since 2009, according to official Land Registry figures for March. House prices across the UK fell by 0.2% in March, with prices dropping across much of the south of England. Property experts in London said… [...]

Bank of Canada (BoC) Expected to Hold Rates Next Week

Normally, we’d preview the Bank of Canada’s next policy decision closer to the actual date. But all the relevant data has been published, so why wait? Unless the central bank scraps its story, it will leave the benchmark rate at 1.25 per cent on May 30. Canada’s dollar dropped half a cent against its U.S.… [...]

EU Still Expanding But Growth is Slowing Down

Euro zone economic growth slowed much more sharply than expected this month, a business survey showed, which along with weaker inflation has intensified concerns there will be no return to the bloc’s recent boom times. The European Central Bank will end its asset purchase program this year and hike interest rates in 2019, a Reuters… [...]

UK Inflation Falls to 12 Month Low

UK inflation unexpectedly fell further last month to the lowest level in more than a year, as lower airfares provided some relief for cash-strapped Britons. The consumer price index dropped from 2.5% in March to 2.4%, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Economists had expected the annual rate of growth in prices to… [...]

Safe Haven Currencies Rise on Trade Uncertainty

Investors sold equities on Wednesday and raced to buy Japanese yen and government bonds from the United States and Germany on fears that setbacks to U.S-China trade talks would undermine increasingly fragile-looking world growth. The yen JPY=EBS rose more than 1 percent against the dollar, U.S. bond yields, which move inversely to price, fell to… [...]

Trump Hints at Upcoming Good News for US Auto Workers

U.S. President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly pledged to revive American manufacturing, on Wednesday said “big news” was coming that would be welcomed by U.S. autoworkers but he gave no details. “There will be big news coming soon for our great American Autoworkers. After many decades of losing your jobs to other countries, you have… [...]

US Single Home Sales Fell in April

Sales of new U.S. single-family homes fell less than expected in April, but data for the last three months was revised lower. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday new home sales dropped 1.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 662,000 units last month. March’s sales pace was revised down to 672,000 units from… [...]

U.S is a Net Energy Importer from Canada

Canada is the largest energy trading partner of the United States, based on the combined value of energy exports and imports. Although the value of bilateral energy trade with Canada has varied over the past decade, driven primarily by changes in the prices of oil and natural gas, the overall structure of bilateral energy trade… [...]