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Debabrata Das

Debabrata Das is has been a financial journalist for nearly 12 years. He has written for top Indian financial publications including The Economic Times, The Financial Express and The Hindu Business Line. He keenly tracks macroeconomic developments and their impact on markets. His spare time is spent watching European football.

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Office workers in Sydney's central business district
Aussie dollar slips despite stronger GDP growth expectations

Despite mixed indications from GDP partials, economists upgraded growth forecasts

Debabrata Das09:00, 31 May 2022
Health workers outside a community in Beijing that is locked down
Yuan rises as signs of lockdowns easing emerge

Weak economic activity and low domestic demand could keep weighing on the currency

Debabrata Das12:39, 27 May 2022
Australia’s new Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese
Aussie unaffected by government change

With no significant difference in macro policies, the election results have not affected the currency markets

Debabrata Das11:39, 25 May 2022
RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr speaking at a press conference
New Zealand currency: Kiwi dollar (NZD) weak ahead of central bank meet

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is expected to raise interest rates by 50 basis points

Debabrata Das12:22, 24 May 2022
People walking past the headquarters of the People's Bank of China
Yuan gains as central bank moves to boost growth

The People's Bank of China cut five-year loan prime rates to boost housing sales in the country

Debabrata Das12:15, 20 May 2022
Pedestrians on a bridge in Japan's central business district
Growth elusive for Japan, but yen holds its ground

The country's GDP contracted in the first quarter of 2022, but by less than the market expected

Debabrata Das12:27, 18 May 2022
Reserve Bank of Australia headquarters
Aussie dollar rallies as central bank hawks push for further hikes

Markets expect the Reserve Bank of Australia to aggressively hike rates and tackle inflation

Debabrata Das12:37, 17 May 2022
People shopping at a Chinese supermarket
Yuan weakness continues ahead of April inflation data

Consumer price inflation is expected to remain weak, while factory gate inflation could be high

Debabrata Das12:11, 10 May 2022
RBA Governor Philip Lowe at a press conference
Aussie dollar doldrums: Central bank hawks fail to lift Australian currency

US Fed's continued tightening and China's economic slowdown weighs on the Aussie

Debabrata Das12:02, 6 May 2022
Rolled up Chinese currency notes
China currency crash: Why the yuan tumble of 2022 differs from 2015

While the CNH's depreciation in 2015 was a policy decision, today it is the markets driving it down

Debabrata Das12:23, 5 May 2022
A close up of an Australian currency note
Inflation boost for AUD: Where next as rate lift-off looms?

The Aussie rose against the US dollar on expectations of an early interest rate hike by the RBA

Debabrata Das12:06, 27 April 2022
A stack of yuan currency notes
Can the falling yuan (CNH) help revive China’s economy?

The yuan depreciation may not help turnaround China's economic slowdown

Debabrata Das11:00, 26 April 2022
Headquarters of the People’s Bank of China in Beijing
Offshore yuan (CNH) at risk as PBoC pulls punches

The PBoC has kept the loan prime rates (LPRs) unchanged even as economy slows

Debabrata Das13:30, 20 April 2022
Citizens protesting on the streets of Colombo against the government
Sri Lanka in turmoil: Can it avoid a government debt default?

With rising crude oil prices and depleting foreign exchange reserves, Sri Lanka edges to the brink of a default

Debabrata Das12:39, 20 April 2022
Faces on banknotes of the most dominant currencies in the world: Japanese yen, US dollar, Chinese yuan, Australian dollar.
Asia-Pacific currency pairs vs the US dollar: What lies ahead?

The Australian dollar (AUD) gained the most versus the US dollar in 2022. Can it keep rising?

Debabrata Das09:56, 13 April 2022

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