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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API Reports Unexpected 0.88 Million Barrel Inventory Draw, WTI Oil Price Rallies

The latest weekly American Petroleum Institute (API) inventory data for the week ending February 17th reported an inventory draw of 0.88 million barrels. ...
Canada Dollar USD/CAD

USD/CAD Bulls Disappointed by Fed Minutes

The Canadian dollar weakened after poor retail sales data, but USD/CAD hit resistance above 1.3200 and retreated after the Fed minutes provided no hawkish...
US Dollar

FOMC Minutes: Fed Has Ample Time To Respond If Inflation Pressures Emerge

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UK gbp

Late Recovery In Risk appetite Pushes FTSE 100 Index Higher

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gold

Gold Prices Consolidate Ahead Of Fed Minutes

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Canada

Canadian December Retail Sales Decline 0.5%, Seasonal Buying Weak

Canadian retail sales declined 0.5% in December compared with expectations of no change on the month and following a revised 0.3% gain for November.Excluding...
eurozone

Euro-Zone January CPI Inflation Confirmed At 1.8%, Core Rate 0.9%

The final reading for January Euro-zone consumer prices recorded a 0.8% decline in prices on the month while the annual rate increased sharply to...
UK

UK Q4 2016 GDP Growth Revised Up To 0.7%, Annual Growth Weaker

UK GDP for the fourth quarter of 2016 was revised up to 0.7% from the first reading of 0.6% and compared with consensus expectations...
Germany

German February IFO Index Rises To 111.0, Current Conditions At 66-Month High

The German IFO business climate index strengthened to 111.0 for February from an upwardly-revised 109.9 for January and was stronger than consensus forecasts of...
Japan Currency JPY

Nikkei 225 Index Little Changed, Dollar Uncertainty Curbs Support

Japanese stocks gained support from fresh record highs in US markets, but there were further concerns surrounding the US currency policies which curbed buying...
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API Reports Unexpected 0.88 Million Barrel Inventory Draw, WTI Oil Price Rallies

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