Eurozone inflation

The annual rate of inflation in the eurozone accelerated in August, rising at the fastest pace in almost 10 years and staying around the 2% target set by the European Central Bank for the second consecutive month.

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Serbian Dinar weakens

As a result of the Fed’s aggressive rate hikes, Serbian Dinar hits an all-time low against the US Dollar. USD/RSD rose 0.62% to 121.6800 from 120.9300 in the previous trading session.

EUR/USD below 0.98

The eurodollar fell under $0.98 for the first time in 20 years. This is just two days after Fed increased its interest rates by 75 bps and strengthened the dollar.

Swiss frank surprisingly declines

After the Swiss National Bank increased its rate by 75 basis points, the Swiss franc declined to 0.977 vs the US dollar. This event surprised those investors who were anticipating a stronger frank.  However, the action brought borrowing costs into the positive column for the first time since 2011.

Russia lowering interest rates

As expected, the Central Bank of Russia lowered its interest rates by 50bps to 7.5% during its September 2022 meeting. It was the sixth consecutive rate cut as current consumer price growth rates remain low. USD/RUB is up by 1.34% for the day.

GBP rises to 2-week high

On Monday, the British pound rose to $1.17, the highest level in two weeks. Following the passing of Queen Elizabeth, the Bank of England decided to postpone this week’s interest rate decision to September 22. According to the most recent figures, the UK’s GDP increased by 0.2%, somewhat less than the 0.4% predicted.

USD/JPY surges above 144

The Japanese yen dropped to its lowest level since August 1998, exceeding 144 versus the dollar. A growing difference in policy between the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan has contributed to this year-to-date devaluation, which is greater than 20%.

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China orders massive equity buying

China continued its lockdowns that appeared to hurt its economy as the rest of the world said goodbye to COVID. The nation’s real estate market and stock market suffered as a result. Currently, the government has directed state banks to buy equities to stop excessive selling.

Interpol issued red notice on Do Kwon

Interpol issued a red notice on Do Kwon, the co-founder of Terraform Labs. Do Kwon insists that he is not hiding, but it is unclear where he is because Singaporean authorities claim he is not in the country.

Nikkei falls by 2.66%

The Nikkei 225 Index dropped 2.66% to 26,430, finishing at its lowest point in more than two months and following the lead of a downbeat Wall Street market. Increased inflationary pressures, increasing interest rates, and concerns of a global recession continue to put pressure on risk assets.

Serbian Dinar weakens

As a result of the Fed’s aggressive rate hikes, Serbian Dinar hits an all-time low against the US Dollar. USD/RSD rose 0.62% to 121.6800 from 120.9300 in the previous trading session.

Russia is about to legalize crypto

Russia took the first step toward legalizing crypto, and it benefits everyone. Kommersant reported that the country’s Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseev and the Bank of Russia have settled on using cryptocurrency for cross-border payments. Locals are permitted to process international payments using crypto.

Bearish sentiment rules markets

Rate hikes from all central banks worldwide are pushing markets lower. In the last week, DAX 40 fell by 4%, S&P 500 by 6%, and Dow Jones by 5%. Commodities followed, with WTI Crude Oil down 8% and natural gas down 11% for the week.

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