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How Bitcoin Mining Can Help Nuclear Reactors

"Bitcoin mining has been criticized by mainstream media, environmentalists and some economists for its energy consumption deemed excessive. Yes, the proof of work system burns a lot of electricity but..."

Time: 2018-10-17 02:20
Tags: bitcoin, consumption

The Daily: Coinsquare Secures Banking Partnership, Québec Elections Bring Hope to Miners

"Cryptocurrency exchange Coinsquare has reached a partnership agreement with a major Canadian bank and we?ve covered the announcement in The Daily. Also in Canada, a large bitcoin farm may be cut off f..."

Time: 2018-10-02 14:50
Tags: announcement, bank, bitcoin, consumption, currency

BTC Hashpower Doubles During Bear Market as Miners Sacrifice Profit for Position

"According to Fundstrat analyst Sam Doctor, it appears Bitcoin Core (BTC) hashpower has doubled since just before the start of summer. That figure is impressive considering the lingering and deep bear..."

Time: 2018-09-17 11:55
Tags: bear, bitcoin, consumption, market, profit

Wendy McElroy: Crypto Is a Revolution of Hope ? Which Is Why It Succeeds

"The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 4: State Versus Society Chapter 10, Part 3 Crypto Is a Revolution of Hope, Which Is Why It Succeeds The abolition of the market mean..."

Time: 2018-09-08 17:00
Tags: bitcoin, consumption, market

New Study Highlights the Many Positives of Bitcoin Mining

"It?s become fashionable in public circles to bash Bitcoin on account of its energy consumption. Virtually every week, mainstream media (MSM) attacks bitcoin mining, painting alarmist pictures of a pla..."

Time: 2018-09-02 00:05
Tags: bitcoin, consumption

Some weak European and Japanese Data

"French GDP growth slowed to a 0.2% per quarter rate in the first half of 2018 from 0.7% per quarter in the second half of 2017. In the second quarter alone, personal consumption contracted for the fir..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Time: 2018-08-29 15:47
Tags: consumption, rate

PR: BITTECH Offers Two Mining Machines, Equipped with Mining Chips Using a Cutting-Edge 10 Nm Process Technology

"BITTECH starts selling a new range of cryptocurrency mining hardware powered by 10 nm semiconductor chips (10 nm BT0010a and BT0010La mining chips). It is to be recalled that BITTECH introduced its fi..."

Time: 2018-08-13 19:30
Tags: bitcoin, consumption, currency

FOMC Leaves Interest Rate Unchanged, Upgrades GDP and Personal Consumption Assessments

"Today’s statement sets the stage for a likely eighth interest rate hike at the next FOMC meeting in September. Assessments of overall growth and the key consumption component of demand were each..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Time: 2018-08-01 20:41
Tags: consumption, market, rate

Dollar, U.S. Stocks, and Treasury Yields Little Changed After Strong U.S. GDP Report

"U.S. GDP expanded 4.1% last quarter at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate. That was the fastest quarterly pace since the third quarter of 2014, but analysts had anticipated such a figure. Personal..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Time: 2018-07-27 17:33
Tags: consumption, investment, point, rate

Mainstream Media Claims Bitcoin Burns More Energy Than Ireland ? Does It?

"A mainstream media assertion made recently implies that cryptocurrency is quite costly in terms of energy consumption. ?Bitcoin has been alarming people for years,? the report notes, pointing to the a..."

Time: 2018-07-12 01:05
Tags: bitcoin, consumption, currency, point, report

US Consumer Prices Hit 2% Fed Inflation Target

"U.S. consumer prices accelerated in the year to May, with a measure of underlying inflation hitting the Federal Reserve’s 2 percent target for the first time in six years. Consumer prices as mea..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2018-06-29 15:11
Tags: consumption, inflation, price index, rate

PR: Blockchain Comes to the Real World with EnergiToken

"Energi Mine is using ETK to revolutionise the global energy market through decentralisation and blockchain technology. The ultimate goal is to reduce global energy demand and carbon emissions by creat..."

Time: 2018-06-14 19:30
Tags: bitcoin, consumption, financial, market

FOMC Statement and Forecasts

"Today’s FOMC statement raises the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to a target of 1.75-2.0%, depicts a tighter labor market, upgrades the assessment of personal consumption recent condition..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Time: 2018-06-13 20:36
Tags: consumption, inflation, market, point, rate

Cryptocurrencies Not a Risk to Stability, Russian Study Concludes

"A study has found that despite their volatility, cryptocurrencies do not endanger the financial system and the economy of Russia, as the risks are offset by the highly concentrated ownership of digita..."

Time: 2018-06-08 09:40
Tags: bitcoin, consumption, currencies, currency, economy, financial, rate

Japan?s GMO Unveils Specs and Price of 7nm Bitcoin Mining Rigs ? On Sale Tomorrow

"Japan’s GMO Internet has unveiled the price and specs of the GMO miner B2 equipped with 7nm ASIC mining chips. The mining capacity is 24 TH/s and the price of the machines will be adjusted month..."

Time: 2018-06-05 19:40
Tags: bitcoin, consumption

PR: Ontology Announces Triones Seed Node Recruitment

"Today Ontology, a new high-performance public multi-chain project and a distributed trust collaboration platform, officially announced the Ontology Triones seed node recruitment plan and rules, and op..."

Time: 2018-06-02 19:30
Tags: bitcoin, consumption

Indian Government Considering 18% Retroactive Tax on Crypto Trading, Mining

"The government of India is reportedly considering levying a type of consumption tax on cryptocurrency trading and even mining. The most grievous part of this proposal is that it may also be a retroact..."

Time: 2018-05-24 02:40
Tags: bitcoin, consumption, currency, currency trading, report, trading

PR: Energi Mine Launch Phase 1 of EnergiToken Rewards Platform

"Manchester, UK ? 10th May 2018: Energi Mine, the AI-based energy company, today announced the beta launch of its Energi Token rewards platform. Energi Mine is revolutionising the global energy market..."

Time: 2018-05-10 11:30
Tags: bitcoin, consumption, financial, market

PR: Eth888 Launches Fair Lottery Games on the ETH Blockchain

"The crypto startup ETH888 has created the most feasible and provably fair lottery games on the Ethereum blockchain where participants can play Status browser or Ethereum wallet enabled environment, wi..."

Time: 2018-05-04 11:30
Tags: bitcoin, consumption, rate

Oil prices and US Yields to dictate the pace this week

"Oil prices and the US Yields to dictate the pace this week While geopolitical tensions remain bubbling under the surface, rising oil prices and higher US yields suggest investors are likely to deal wi..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2018-04-22 01:44
Tags: consumption, financial, oil, price index

Fed?s Ideal Inflation Measure Rises, Claims at 45 Year Low

"The personal consumption expenditures price index rose +1.8% in February from a year earlier, an increase last matched 12-months ago. The rise in annual inflation, which comes after the inflation rate..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2018-03-29 14:55
Tags: consumption, inflation, price index, rate

Bitmain Explores More Sites for Bitcoin Mining Expansion

"Having already expanded its China-based ASIC chip manufacturing into Switzerland and Canada, Bitmain is looking to add a facility to the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.According to c..."

Blog: Bitcoin Magazine
Time: 2018-03-13 16:26
Tags: bitcoin, bull, consumption, currency, investment, rate, report, share

Plattsburgh Officials Want Bitcoin Miners to Vacate the Small Town

"Last week officials from the small town of Plattsburgh New York filed a moratorium request against bitcoin mining operations that currently reside in the town and future mining endeavors. The proposal..."

Time: 2018-03-09 06:55
Tags: bitcoin, consumption

Iceland Bitcoin Mining to Double Energy Consumption This Year

"Iceland is the ideal place to mine bitcoin. Thanks to the cold coupled with relatively cheap electricity costs, the region has drawn its share of bitcoin mining operations. This year alone energy expe..."

Time: 2018-02-12 00:00
Tags: bitcoin, consumption, report, share

PR: Dr. Moe Levin Joins Advisory Committee at Energy Platform 4NEW

"LONDON - With energy consumption of each bitcoin transaction equal to 17.5 U.S household?s daily consumption as of January 31, 2018, sustainability and feasibility of cryptocurrencies has been fiercel..."

Time: 2018-02-10 12:30
Tags: bitcoin, consumption, currencies

National Bank of Romania

"NBR Board members agreed to a second straight monthly monetary policy rate hike of 25 basis points to 2.25%. The moves in January and now February represent a directional shift. The rate had been redu..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Time: 2018-02-07 22:12
Tags: consumption, point, rate

International Market Maintains Demand for Chinese Cryptocurrency Mining Hardware

"The future for manufacturers of bitcoin mining hardware in China appears bright despite reports that the Chinese central government will seek to rein in the power consumption of mining companies opera..."

Time: 2018-02-05 06:55
Tags: bitcoin, consumption, currency, manufacture, market, report

Hyperledger Releases Sawtooth 1.0

"Hyperledger is a collaborative cross-industry effort to advance blockchain technology that is hosted by The Linux Foundation. Today, January 30, 2018, sees the release of Sawtooth 1.0, the second a..."

Blog: Bitcoin Magazine
Time: 2018-01-30 17:34
Tags: bank, bitcoin, consumption, rate

Energy Company Hydro-Quebec Looks to Attract Bitcoin Miners

"Hydro-Quebéc (HQ) is a public utility that manages the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Quebec, Canada, but it finds itself in a position of generating more power than it..."

Blog: Bitcoin Magazine
Time: 2018-01-26 22:07
Tags: announcement, bitcoin, consumption, financial, gold, rate

Op-Ed: The Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings Are Laughably Bad

"In the current cryptocurrency hysteria, everyone is a level 70 blockchain wizard launching a new hedge fund.Weiss Ratings released their cryptocurrency ratings yesterday. In response, they received..."

Halong Mining and MyRig Announce Partnership

"Halong Mining and MyRig are working together to bring the new DragonMint miner from Halong to market.First announced in November 2017, the new Halong Mining DragonMint 16T miner is the result of 12..."

St. Louis Fed: In Some Ways, Bitcoin Is More Robust Than Many Fiat Currencies

"In a recent article on the basics of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies (PDF), Aleksander Berentsen and Fabian Schär of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis cover the usefulness of bitcoin and oth..."

EIA forecasts mostly flat crude oil prices and increasing global production

"EIA?s January Short-Term Energy Outlook forecasts Brent crude oil to average $60 per barrel (b) in 2018 and $61/b in 2019, slightly higher than the $54/b average in 2017. In both 2018 and 2019, EIA ex..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2018-01-11 16:18
Tags: consumption, oil

10 of the Biggest Lies Told About Bitcoin

"As British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli once averred, there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. Bitcoin is frequently on the receiving end of them all, whether it?s exagger..."

Time: 2017-12-09 14:36
Tags: bitcoin, consumption, rate

Mid Day Update

"Mid Day Update Australian Dollar A bit of a whipsaw over the Aussie GDP data which came in close to expectation, but the delta was well within consensus to support the Aussie. However, the economic da..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2017-12-06 05:09
Tags: aussie, consumption, dollar

Who Really Stands to Benefit From Trump?s Tax Plans?

"The relationship between tax cuts and the U.S. economy’s external sector is simple: A reduction of income tax liabilities raises households’ disposable income, which drives personal consum..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2017-12-04 12:32
Tags: consumption, economy, investment

Giga Watt?s Facility Powers Local Economic Development

"Business innovation has long been a key element of civic progress. In more recent time, technology has served as a major contributor to local economic development.  In fact, the Austrian-born Ameri..."

Blog: Bitcoin Magazine
Time: 2017-11-30 15:57
Tags: bitcoin, consumption, economy, rate, real estate

A Greener Cryptocurrency From Bittorrent Inventor, Bram Cohen

"The inventor of Bittorrent has now turned his attention to blockchain technology and building a greener Bitcoin called Chia. Bram Cohen released Bittorrent to the world in 2004, but, in early 2017..."

Blog: Bitcoin Magazine
Time: 2017-11-29 19:45
Tags: bitcoin, consumption, currency, rate, visa

Oil Demand to Remain Robust into 2040s

"Oil consumption and demand is expected to remain robust into the 2040s despite a diversifying global energy mix and the rise of electric car sales, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).I..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2017-11-14 15:36
Tags: consumption, oil, report

Op Ed: A Cryptographic Design Perspective of Blockchains: From Bitcoin to Ouroboros

"How does one design a blockchain protocol? Back in 2013, while in Athens, I set out to design a non-proof-of-work-based blockchain protocol motivated by the debt crisis in Greece, looming bank liqu..."

Blog: Bitcoin Magazine
Time: 2017-08-22 17:35
Tags: analysis, bank, bitcoin, consumption, currency, rate

Japanese City Accepts Bitcoin Donations

"Ever since the new digital currency legislation was implemented in Japan, Bitcoin has become a hot topic within the region. Now the famous city of Hirosaki is accepting donations for its well known Ch..."

Time: 2017-04-21 16:00
Tags: bitcoin, consumption, currency

National Bank of Poland

"Poland’s 7-day repo rate has been at 1.5% since a 50-basis point reduction in August 2015. That was the tenth cut since November 2012. In that span, the rate fell 325 basis points from 4.75%. Ac..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Time: 2017-04-05 19:30
Tags: consumption, point, rate

Bitcoin to Be Accepted at 260,000 Stores in Japan by This Summer

"Only a few days after bitcoin officially became a method of payment in Japan on April 1, two major Japanese retailers have partnered with Japanese bitcoin exchanges to start accepting the digital curr..."

Time: 2017-04-05 12:00
Tags: bitcoin, consumption, currency

Japan Declares Sale of Bitcoin Exempt from Consumption Tax

"March has been a busy month for Bitcoin in Japan. The country officially recognizes Bitcoin as a method of payment today. While Japan prepares to recognize the digital currency, its long-awaited tax r..."

Time: 2017-04-01 10:00
Tags: bitcoin, consumption, currencies, currency

Japanese Unemployment Falls to 22 Year Low

"Japan’s unemployment rate fell to a more than 22-year low of 2.8 percent in February, offering some hope for the country’s economy, government data showed Friday. Japanese consumers, howev..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2017-03-31 16:32
Tags: consumption, economy, employment, rate

Eurozone Growth Driven By Consumption in Q4

"Household consumption and a rebound in investment drove economic growth in the euro zone in the last three months of last year, data from the European Union’s statistics office Eurostat showed o..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2017-03-07 14:03
Tags: consumption, economy, investment

Analysts Call for Peak Gasoline in 2021

"Demand for gasoline in the United States, which accounts for a tenth of global oil consumption, is expected to peak next year as engines become more efficient, WoodMackenzie analysts said. Global dema..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2017-03-02 17:24
Tags: consumption, oil

US Consumer Spending Rose in December

"U.S. consumer purchases climbed in December by the most in three months as incomes picked up, signaling a strong hand-off into 2017. The 0.5 percent advance in consumption, which accounts for about 70..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2017-01-30 16:49
Tags: consumption, economy, report

Bitcoin Mining Power Growing Bigger But Greener

"Bitcoin has created a vast mining sector within the network?s economy that is growing exponentially. Mining bitcoin has spread the technology towards new thoughts concerning energy consumption, ways t..."

Time: 2017-01-14 19:00
Tags: bitcoin, consumption, economy, spread


"Real economic growth in 3Q16 was revised up 0.3 percentage point to 3.5% annualized from the second quarter. However, the on-year pace of 1.7% was down from 2.2% in the year to 3Q15 and 2.9% in the ye..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Time: 2016-12-22 21:46
Tags: consumption, economy, point

National Bank of Poland

"The Polish central bank reference rate will stay at 1.5% where such has been since a 50-basis point reduction in March 2015. Earlier, the rate was cut by 275 basis points between November 2012 and Jan..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Time: 2016-11-09 18:47
Tags: bank, consumption, inflation, point, rate

Japan?s Tax Revenue Falls 4.8%

"Japan’s general-account tax revenue in the April-September period fell 4.8 percent from a year earlier to 15.95 trillion yen ($152 billion), the Finance Ministry said Tuesday. The fall is attrib..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2016-11-02 17:22
Tags: consumption, finance, oil

IEA Says Oil Demand will Rise in 2017

"Global oil demand will rise by 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2017, steady from 2016 global demand growth levels, despite gains in Chinese consumption, the chief of the International Energy Agen..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2016-10-25 16:40
Tags: consumption, oil

China to Take Domestic Consumption Boosting Measures

"China will take more measures to boost domestic consumption, the county’s cabinet said on Friday. The government is seeking to lift consumption with measures such as expanding the number of port..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2016-10-14 16:09
Tags: consumption, visa

U.S August Consumer Spending Little Changed

"Consumer spending was little changed in August as income growth cooled, pointing to a softening in consumption after a run of strong gains. The August result followed a 0.4 percent advance the prior m..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2016-09-30 14:51
Tags: consumption, point

Long Yen Trade a Problem

"Tuesday August 30: Five things the markets are talking about Two days after a ‘hawkish’ Fed in Jackson Hole, the U.S yield curve continues to flatten as the Feds favourite inflation measur..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2016-08-30 12:32
Tags: consumption, inflation, market

Japanese Seek Bargains as Economy Limps, Abenomics Loses Shine

"Three years of so-called “Abenomics”, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s bold stimulus programme, has failed to dislodge a deflationary mindset among businesses and consumers. As t..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2016-08-25 09:38
Tags: consumption, economy, profit

IMF Urges Japan to Push Labor Reform to Boost Abenomics

"The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should step up efforts at revamping Japan’s labor market, encouraging businesses to raise wages and restoring the nation’s debt-ridden finances..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2016-08-03 16:13
Tags: consumption, finance, market

BOJ Considering Next Move This Week

"Bank of Japan policymakers will consider whether to ease monetary policy further when they meet later this week, as the yen’s strength and sluggish consumption weigh on inflation, sources close..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2016-07-26 16:33
Tags: bank, consumption, inflation, market

Cheap Gasoline is Boosting Global Demand

"Global oil markets seem to have moved back into balance thanks to strong growth in fuel consumption and a series of large supply disruptions in major crude producing nations. Motorists? soaring consum..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2016-06-20 16:17
Tags: consumption, market, oil

Japanese Stocks Rise on Weak JPY and Tax Hike Delay News

"Tokyo stocks rose Monday, with the Nikkei index climbing above the 17,000 line for the first time in roughly a month, on the yen’s depreciation and the growing likelihood that a planned consumpt..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2016-05-30 16:36
Tags: consumption, point

German Economy Expands on Fastest Investment Growth in Two Years

"A surge in investment propelled German economic growth to its fastest pace in two years in the first quarter as mild winter weather encouraged construction. Building activity jumped 2.3 percent at the..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2016-05-24 09:27
Tags: consumption, investment

US PCE Index Rose Slightly Putting More Doubts About Fed Rate Hike

"U.S. inflation barely rose in March as consumer spending remained tepid, making it less likely that the Federal Reserve will be able to hike interest rates twice this year. The Commerce Department sai..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2016-04-29 15:55
Tags: consumption, inflation, price index, rate

Japanese Survey Says 54% Not Happy with Abenomics

"Fifty-four percent of the public do not appreciate the “Abenomics” economic policy mix promoted by the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, topping the 33 percent who appreciate the me..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2016-04-19 13:50
Tags: consumption

Low Oil Has Disincentivized Fuel Efficiency

"Fuel consumption is not very sensitive to a small change in prices in the short run, but if the price change is large enough and lasts long enough the amount used can change significantly. The 60 perc..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2016-04-12 17:31
Tags: consumption, oil

Oil Near 1 Month Low as Gasoline Demand Falls in US

"Oil traded near one-month lows on Tuesday after a surprise fall in gasoline demand in the United States, the world’s largest oil consumer, and on doubts whether oil producers can agree an output..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2016-04-05 16:21
Tags: consumption, oil

Abe Likely to Delay Tax Hike and Call Snap Elections

"In late 2014, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe caught markets and voters off-guard when he postponed an unpopular sales tax hike and called a snap election. Less than two years later, the only surpr..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2016-03-28 15:25
Tags: consumption, economy, market

Nobel Prize Winner Warns Japan?s Abe about Sales Tax Hike in 2017

"Nobel-winning U.S. economist Joseph Stiglitz on Wednesday urged Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to forgo a planned consumption tax hike in April 2017, given that the global economic outlook this ye..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2016-03-16 16:43
Tags: consumption

Iron Ore Jumps Most On Record

"Iron ore soared the most ever after Chinese policy makers signaled their willingness to buttress economic growth, boosting the outlook for steel consumption in the top user and igniting speculation th..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2016-03-07 16:12
Tags: consumption, market

Japan?s Household Spending Falls 2.7% in 2015

"Japan’s average monthly household spending in 2015 fell 2.7 percent in price-adjusted real terms from the previous year to 247,126 yen for the second straight year of decrease, the government sa..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2016-02-16 18:16
Tags: consumption

US Consumer Spending Unchanged in December

"U.S. consumer spending was unchanged in December, but a jump in savings to a three-year high suggested consumption could rebound in the months ahead. The Commerce Department said on Monday the unchang..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2016-02-01 17:27
Tags: consumption, manufacture

Year?s Difficult Start Continuing

"Much of the damage emanates from China.  Turning back from the transition from investment- and export-led growth to consumption-led expansion in the world’s second largest economy is not a..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Time: 2016-01-12 22:59
Tags: consumption, economy, investment

Moody Slashes Oil Price Forecast

"Moody’s sharply lowered its oil price assumptions on Tuesday, amid a threat of a prolonged oversupply. On Tuesday morning, Moody’s Investors Service said it had “significantly lowere..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2015-12-15 16:49
Tags: consumption, oil

EY Forecasts European Rebound in 2016

"Rising exports, investment and consumption: 2016 looks bright for the euro zone as a “more self-sustaining” recovery takes hold in the region, according to the latest forecasts from EY. &#..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2015-12-10 16:17
Tags: consumption, investment

Day Before Thanksgiving

"The slew of U.S. economic indicators released early this week leaves a December rate hike highly probable. Second-quarter GDP growth got revised to 2.1% from 1.5% despite a slightly softer consumption..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Time: 2015-11-25 20:24
Tags: consumption, indicators, rate, report

Rising Global PMIs Could Signal Higher Commodity Demand

"The recent uptick in purchasing managers’ indexes in both China and the developed world has led to some optimism that a rebound in commodity demand and prices is just around the corner. This vie..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2015-11-12 18:08
Tags: consumption

Japanese Wages Rise in September

"Japan’s real wages increased for the third straight month in September but summer bonuses fell from last year, the government said Monday, amid uncertainty over whether consumption can be signif..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2015-11-09 17:20
Tags: consumption, economy, inflation

Chinese Gold Demand Expected to Grow to Record

"Gold consumption in mainland China may match or exceed the record in 2013 after financial-market turmoil and the yuan?s devaluation boosted the metal?s appeal, according to the Chinese Gold & Sil..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2015-10-26 16:47
Tags: consumption, financial, gold, market, oil

Japan to Introduce Multiple Tax Rates by 2017

"The government is considering introducing multiple tax rates to ease tax burdens when it raises the consumption tax rate by 2 percentage points to 10 percent as planned in April 2017, Chief Cabinet Se..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2015-10-13 15:36
Tags: consumption, point, rate

Chinese Government Cuts Downpayment Requirement to 25%

"China on Wednesday said it will cut the minimum downpayment level for first-time home buyers in many cities, stepping up support for the sluggish property market and stumbling economy. It was the seco..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2015-10-01 19:15
Tags: consumption, economy, market

Former Treasury Secretary Says China and US Need to Collaborate

"China and the United States need to collaborate to expedite reforms and combat slowing growth in the world’s second-largest economy, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson said Tuesday. “T..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2015-09-23 03:08
Tags: consumption, economy, rate

RBA Minutes Showed that China Fears Kept Rate on Hold

"From the minutes published today: Members noted that very low interest rates would continue to support growth in dwelling investment and household consumption. There were indications that the measures..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2015-09-15 03:47
Tags: consumption, investment, rate

China Commodity Imports Must Do Better than Hold Up

"China’s imports of major commodities are holding up well, according to market consensus, but that in itself is quite concerning for the overall state of the world’s second-biggest economy..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2015-08-11 16:50
Tags: consumption, economy, market

FOMC Preview

"The last FOMC meeting on June 16-17 upgraded growth on improved household consumption, spoke of continuing progress on the mandates to maximize employment and secure a 2.0% inflation target, but decid..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Time: 2015-07-29 16:46
Tags: consumption, dollar, employment, inflation, rate

China?s Shoppers May Take 10 Years to Step Up

"Chinese policymakers are gung-ho to transition their economy away from investment and toward consumption, but that may not happen for another decade, new data shows. “Without a substantial inter..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2015-07-23 15:04
Tags: consumption, economy, investment, profit, rate, share

South Korea?s Q2 Economic Growth up 0.3%

"South Korea’s economy grew just 0.3 percent in April-June over the previous quarter, the central bank estimated on Thursday, the slowest in two quarters with consumption battered by an outbreak..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2015-07-23 05:36
Tags: bank, consumption, economy

Bank of Japan Kept Policy Unchanged Cuts GDP Forecast

"The Bank of Japan trimmed its economic growth forecast on Wednesday but held off on offering fresh stimulus, convinced that an expected pick up in consumption will help accelerate inflation toward its..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2015-07-15 16:49
Tags: bank, consumption, inflation, market, rate

Japan Household Spending Increases

"Japan’s households opened their wallets a bit wider than expected in May, with household expenditures jumping for the first time in more than a year. Household expenditures rose 4.8 percent on y..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2015-06-26 07:12
Tags: consumption

The Fed?s Favorite Inflation Gauge is Helplessly Trailing the Other Government Measure

"Between the government’s two primary inflation measures, the Federal Reserve’s preferred measure is showing far less promise of rising to the central bank’s goal. The core index of t..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2015-06-02 15:00
Tags: bank, consumption, inflation, price index

North American GDP Contracted Last Quarter

"U.S. and Canadian real GDP declined at similar annualized rates of 0.7% and 0.6% in the first quarter.  Those were the first contractions in four quarters in the U.S. instance and in 19 quarters in Ca..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Time: 2015-05-29 17:33
Tags: consumption, rate

BOJ Minutes: Still Uncertain it can Prod Inflation to Life

"The Bank of Japan’s decision makers expect private consumption will remain resilient as incomes are improving, but they remained concerned their 2 percent inflation goal would be difficult to ke..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2015-05-27 05:32
Tags: bank, consumption, inflation

High Expectations for Japan Stocks

"Japanese stocks seem to be on an irresistible rally, hitting fresh fifteen-year highs for seven straight days, and cheap valuations are expected to propel them to greater heights, analysts say. “..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2015-05-26 03:10
Tags: bull, consumption

Japanese Household Spending Falls 5% From Last Year

"Japanese household spending in the year ended March was down 5.0 percent from a year earlier, falling at the fastest pace on record amid price rises following the consumption tax hike in April 2014, t..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2015-05-20 16:58
Tags: consumption

Japanese GDP and FOMC Minutes

"Japanese first-quarter real GDP growth of 2.4% at an annualized rate (SAAR) was the second increase in a row, the best quarter since 1Q14, and faster than street expectations of 1.5%.  Growth last qua..."

Blog: Currency Thoughts
Time: 2015-05-20 16:54
Tags: consumption, point, rate

BOJ Set to Maintain Stimulus

"The Bank of Japan is set to maintain its massive stimulus program on Friday and its optimism that a consumption-driven recovery will eventually take hold, helping achieve its ambitious inflation targe..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2015-05-19 07:43
Tags: bank, consumption, inflation, rate

Japan?s Goal is to Reach Fiscal Reform in 2020 Through Growth

"Japan plans to achieve its key fiscal reform goal in fiscal 2020 through robust economic growth, and without raising the consumption tax to above 10 percent, a government panel said Tuesday. The gover..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2015-05-13 17:10
Tags: consumption

BOJ Minutes: Members Warn of Soft Consumption

"Some Bank of Japan board members warned that private consumption remained weak despite improvements in job markets, minutes of the bank’s early April meeting showed, underscoring a lack of convi..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2015-05-08 06:05
Tags: bank, consumption, economy, inflation, market, share

IMF: Asia Will Remain the Global Growth Leader

"Growth in Asia-Pacific will continue to outperform the rest of the world thanks to robust domestic consumption spurred by healthy labor markets, low interest rates and the recent fall in oil prices, a..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2015-05-07 03:50
Tags: consumption, market, oil, rate

Japan Factory Output Down

"Japanese industrial output fell for a second straight month in March, adding to mounting evidence of an economy struggling to regain momentum after last year?s sizable hit to consumption from a sales..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2015-04-30 06:17
Tags: consumption, economy, market

Asia Consumption Likely to Increase Significantly

"Consumers in Southeast Asia are “sleeping giants” who will wake up to their full potential over the next 5-10 years, recent reports show. Robust consumption fueled by rising income levels..."

Blog: OANDA Forex Blog
Time: 2015-04-30 05:26
Tags: consumption, rate, report