The Reserve Bank of Australia will make a rate statement on March 2, at 5:30 MT time.
Chinese key banks cease services for North Koreans
China's Big Four state-owned banks have already ceased providing financial services to new North Korean customers, amid American worries that Beijing hasn’t been tough enough as for Pyongyang's recent nuclear tests.
Tensions between America and North Korea have inched up after the sixth and mightiest nuclear test conducted by the isolated regime on September 3 enabled the United Nations Security Council to impose fresh sanctions on Tuesday.
Chinese financial institutions have been heavily criticized for their decisive role as a conduit for funds flowing to and from North Korea.
China Construction Bank has absolutely prohibited business with the isolated regime, as some sources revealed. The ban was officially imposed on August 28.
Irritated that China hadn’t done more to tame North Korea, the Trump administration was considering fresh sanctions in July on small Chinese financial institutions as well as other companies doing business with North Korea, as two senior US officials disclosed.
Non-farm payrolls, the most awaited economic report, will be out on March 5 at 15:30 MT time.
Stock indices S&P 500 and Nasdaq are falling for seven days in a row. The New Zealand dollar skyrocketed to almost two-years highs. Fed’s Powell held a meeting yesterday and said that the central bank wouldn’t tight its easing policy anytime soon.
The giant chip maker exceeded analysts’ expectations. Even with a global GPU shortage!
OPEC will hold a meeting on March 4, where it should announce its decision on further oil output.
The risk-on is back on the market as investors focus on the projections for a stronger-than-expected economic rebound and the Fed’s pledge to prolong support for the rest of the year.