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June FOMC Update: The Fed Signalled Just One Cut This Year 

The widely watched June FOMC meeting concluded on Wednesday, 12 June. Again, the Fed kept its benchmark interest rates unchanged at 5.25% to 5.5%. The Fed officials signalled just one interest rate cut this year and projected another four cuts in 2025.

Weekly Kick Start |04 March 2024

In a week marked by significant market movements, Bitcoin emerged as the standout performer, surpassing key milestones and fueling renewed investor interest in the digital asset space.

Weekly Kick Start |19 February 2024

In a groundbreaking development for the tech industry, Nvidia, the leading AI chipmaker, has emerged as a formidable force, overtaking Alphabet, Google’s parent company, in market capitalization. This shift underscores Nvidia’s unparalleled growth trajectory fueled by its dominance in the AI space. Let’s delve into the key insights from this event and its implications for the tech landscape.

Weekly Kick Start | 15 January 2024

The US inflation rate in December unexpectedly climbed to 3.4%, surpassing the forecasted 3.2%. This development is crucial for investors and policymakers, signifying a complex path ahead for the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy.

Weekly Kick Start | 18 December 2023

This week’s Federal Reserve meeting marks a significant shift in the US monetary policy, indicating an end to the aggressive rate hike cycle and forecasting lower borrowing costs by 2024. This pivotal change, acknowledging subdued inflation, is crucial for investors as it signals a shift from a rising rate environment to potentially easing rates, impacting various investment strategies.

Weekly Kick Start | 11 December 2023

In this week’s recap, we delve into Moody’s recent decision to downgrade China’s credit outlook from stable to negative. This pivotal move, driven by rising debt risks and economic slowdown concerns, marks a significant shift in the perception of China’s fiscal health and poses critical implications for global investors.

Weekly Kick Start | 04 December 2023

Last week, PDD Holdings, the parent company of Pinduoduo and Temu, briefly outpaced Alibaba in market value after releasing a robust earnings report. This achievement highlights Pinduoduo’s exceptional growth and underscores a significant shift in China’s e-commerce landscape. We will discuss this event in this week’s recap.

Weekly Kick Start | 27 November 2023

Last week, the U.S. labor market presented a complex picture. Despite a significant drop in unemployment claims, broader indicators suggest a gradual cooling in the job market, influenced by the Federal Reserve’s monetary policies.We will discuss these data and potential implications in this week’s recap.

Weekly Kick Start | 20 November 2023

The focal point last week centered on the APEC Summit, where US-China relations experienced a new turning point. At this pivotal meeting, leaders from both nations demonstrated a willingness to ease tensions and seek mutual progress through dialogue and agreements. This significant event has prompted us to concentrate on the APEC Summit in lasat week’s recap.

Weekly Kick Start | 06 November 2023

The focal point last week centered on central bank meetings. The FOMC meeting proved largely uneventful, with the Federal Reserve keeping rates unchanged as widely anticipated. In contrast, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) began shifting towards an exit from its monetary easing strategy. This significant shift has prompted us to concentrate on the BOJ’s decision in this week’s recap.