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Oil Prices in Plus after Fed Meeting

Crude oil futures closed higher overnight (Dec. 15) after U.S. crude oil inventories fell more than expected last week. This indicates that US oil demand remains strong. WTI crude futures were up 14 cents, or 0.2%, at $70.87 a barrel.…

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Dollar Strengthens, Eyes on Fed Policy Meeting

The dollar rose in Asian trading this morning (Dec. 15) as investors waited for the Federal Reserve meeting to determine whether it would support rising market expectations for a rate hike early next year. The dollar index against the six…

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Higher Than Expected PPI Underscores Fed Concerns

Producer price inflation data came in higher than expected again today putting further pressure on the Federal Reserve to tighten monetary policy at its meeting this week. U.S. producer prices rose to 9.6% year-on-year in November. The PPI rose by…

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IMF Warning Ahead of FED Meeting

“While monetary policy can generally look through transitory increases in inflation, central banks should be prepared to act quickly if the risks of rising inflation expectations become more material in this uncharted recovery,” Gita Gopinath, IMF economic counselor and director…

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Omicron Becomes More Serious for Oil Demand

Crude oil futures close Monday, December 13, down 38 cents. The reaction of many governments to the Omicron charges puts a cloud of questionable sentiment on the global economy and oil demand. WTI crude futures were down 38 cents at…

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Thailand’s Digital Market Ranked 2nd in ASEAN

The Southeast Asia Digital Economy Report 2021 states that the digital market in Thailand will reach $30 billion by the end of 2021 with a growth rate of 51% compared to last year. That report highlights that Thailand is the…

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