Tim Clayton

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Tim is a contributing author to EconomicCalendar.com. He is an economist and has been involved in financial markets for over 20 years as an analyst. He specialises in global economic trends, macro policy and central banks. Extensive knowledge, experience and data mining is used to anticipate trends in equities, bonds and forex with a contrarian slant. He is a graduate of the University of York with a degree in Economics/Econometrics.
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Slide In Crude Oil Undermines Natural Gas Prices, Positioning In Focus

Natural gas was unable to make any further headway following Thursday’s storage data with an element of profit taking following gains during the week...
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Baker Hughes US Oil Rig Count Declines To 764, 2nd Decline Since Late June

The total Baker Hughes North American rig count for the week ending July 21st declined to 950 from 952 the previous week.The number of...
gold prices

Gold Prices Hit 3-Week Highs, Gains Still Under-Performing Fundamental Moves

Dollar weakness has continued to be a key market factor for gold over the past 24 hours, but overall price gains have been limited...
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Canadian May Retail Sales Rose 0.6%, Motor Vehicle Sales Surge

Canadian retail sales rose 0.6% in May which was above consensus expectations of a 0.3% gain for the month and followed a revised 0.7%...
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Canada June Consumer Prices Decline 0.1%, Underlying Inflation Unchanged

Canada consumer prices declined 0.1% for June which was in line with consensus forecasts and the year-on-year rate declined to 1.0% from 1.3% previously...
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Crude Oil Prices Undermined By OPEC Doubts, Baker Hughes Data in Focus

Although dollar weakness continued to underpin crude, oil prices have moved significantly lower on concerns that OPEC output would increase during July.Oil prices...
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Dollar Weakness Dominates GBP/USD, Selling Interest Above 1.3000

There is the potential for choppy trading in US trading on Friday, especially with the influence of position adjustment and GBP/USD is likely to...
UK

UK June Government Borrowing Requirement Rose To £6.9bn, Interest Payments Sharply Higher

The UK government reported a public-sector borrowing requirement, excluding public-sector banks, of £6.9bn for June from £4.9bn the previous year.For the first three months...
Japan

Nikkei 225 Index Protected By Bank Of Japan Policy, Dollar Slide Unsettles Potential Buyers

Expectations of a very accommodative Bank of Japan policy continued to provide net support to Japanese stocks, but wider dollar concerns and unease surrounding...
gold

Gold Prices Boosted By Fresh Dollar Slide, Investor Interest Still Weak

ECB President Draghi was unable to push the Euro lower and a fresh dollar slide in US trading triggered renewed gold support with prices...

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DJIA Today: Dow Jones Futures Pare Losses but GE Weighs

The Dow Jones Industrial Average settled off session lows Friday, as disappointing earnings for industrial bellwether General Electric (NYSE: GE) weighed.The blue-chip index dropped...
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S&P 500 Futures Flat as Energy, Industrials Lag

U.S. stocks ended the week on a softer note, as shares of energy and industrial companies led the declines.The large-cap S&P 500 Index pared...
natural gas

Slide In Crude Oil Undermines Natural Gas Prices, Positioning In Focus

Natural gas was unable to make any further headway following Thursday’s storage data with an element of profit taking following gains during the week...
New Zealand

NZD/USD Breaks To 10-Month High, On Pace To Post Fifth Consecutive Daily Advance

NZD/USD has gained every day this week and is seen breaking above November highs today to break to a 10-month high. The pair...
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Baker Hughes US Oil Rig Count Declines To 764, 2nd Decline Since Late June

The total Baker Hughes North American rig count for the week ending July 21st declined to 950 from 952 the previous week.The number of...
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