While reports like the ones out of China aren't particularly anything new, it's been a while since they were last let out for air so to speak.
All told, the three central banks are sitting on $14 trillion in securities they have bought since 2009: a $4.4 trillion mix of Treasuries and mortgage securities held by the Federal Reserve; the European Central Bank's $5 trillion in corporate and government bonds; and $4.5 trillion worth of bonds and exchange traded funds accumulated by the Bank of Japan.
In a statement posted on its website, SAFE said the report's sources might be wrong or that the story could be "fake news".
The dollar then rallied and was up 0.4 percent against the yen, although the USA currency is still down more than 1 percent against the yen this week after markets bet the Bank of Japan (BoJ) could start to tighten monetary policy faster than expected.
Crude oil prices jumped on Wednesday and settled near three-year highs after USA government data showed a drop in crude inventories and production, though the fall in the latter could be the result of extreme cold temperatures across the United States. In November, the United States formally opposed granting China market economy status under the World Trade Organization, a move that makes it more hard for other countries to impose anti-dumping measures on cheap Chinese imports.
The yield curve between two-year notes and 10-year notes US2US10=TWEB was last flatter at 58.6 basis points, after steepening to 62.4 basis points earlier Wednesday.
Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,317.76 an ounce after spiking to almost four-month highs in the previous session, in line with the dollar's plunge.
200 arrested, dozens hurt in Tunisia unrest The protests draw on anger over price and tax increases included in this year's budget that took effect on January 1. No less than 200 people have been detained by security forces and at least one man has died after clashes broke out.
Fears are that if China were to make one giant exit from the American bond market then it would result in a sharp fall in the Dollar and a steep rise in government borrowing costs.
EURUSD - has found support near the 1.1920 area in the past day or so squeezing back to the 1.2020 area in the process.
Among other metals, palladium dropped 1.5 per cent at $US1,083.97 an ounce, after hitting a record high on Tuesday at $US1,111.40. Above 1.2100 argues for a move towards 1.2170 which is 50% retracement of the 1.3995/1.0340 down move.
The World Bank sees growth in the advanced economies as a whole slowing from 2.3% in 2017 to 2.2% next year, 1.9% in 2019 and 1.7% in 2020.
US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude traded at $US63.42 ($A88.79) a barrel, up 0.7 per cent for the day, after having risen as high as $US63.57 earlier.
The closed lower at 25,369.
USDJPY - yesterday's decline through the 112.00 area opens up the prospect of a move towards the 110.80 level and November lows.
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Its transaction fee is just "fractions of a penny" and is much cheaper than the $30 it costs every time you trade in Bitcoin . For MoneyGram , the tie-up with Ripple may provide a way to maintain its share of the money transfer market.
A future meeting of the teams would do nothing to change the outcome of 2017, but it'd still be fun, and fun things are good. The Knights defeated the Crimson Tide 40-38 back in 2000 in the first and only meeting between the two schools.
Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances. The man said that Weinstein vehemently refused, although the restaurant manager stated that Weinstein did so politely.
The army chief's office said "action" would be taken against villagers and security members involved in the violence at Inn Din. "It is true that both the villagers and security forces admitted they killed the 10 Bengali terrorists", the statement read.
Bell had 1,844 scrimmage yards, 11 total touchdowns and 85 receptions this past season, so he has a valid point about be valued. Well, after a career full of highlight reels and plenty of talent left in the tank, Bell is looking for money.
The fire wasn't enough to completely destroy the apartment, but the extent of the damage has forced the residents to move out. Currently, there are about 200 species of wolf spiders in North America - they are common in California .
Blues boss Antonio Conte has also urged the club to tie Hazard and Belgium team-mate Thibaut Courtois down to new deals. Zinedine Zidane insists Los Blancos will not make any signings this month despite their position in La Liga.
A statement by Mr Assange's legal team said: 'The UN ruling, issued nearly two years ago, is crystal clear in its language. He had been wanted on assault claims in Sweden , which have been dropped, but now fears extradition to the US.
According to a report by TechCrunch , Facebook is calling this feature " Today In " and testing it in select markets. CNET reported today that the test is now live for a new section called " Today In " across six U.S. cities.
The box set itself is exciting for fans of the franchise who will surely jump at the chance to bag some cool-looking merchandise. But that's not all, as the publisher had another surprise in store for fans of the notoriously hard action series.
Just yesterday their funeral took place at St Marys Cathedral in Sydney and today, Jessica joined them in peace. Annabelle's best friend Brittany Macchetta said the 21-year-old had a passion for travel, art and Harry Potter.
The reigning champ and seven-time victor had hoped to defend her Australian Open title but pulled out following the complications. While motherhood has proved sometimes challenging, Williams said it has reduced the pressure she feels on the court.
QB Jacob Eason announces he's leaving Georgia
He started the first game of the 2017 season against Appalachian State but got injured on his second drive. Eason will have to sit out the 2018 season before he can take over the reins for Chris Peterman's Huskies.
Gasoline Price Continues Rise in San Diego County
And then a combination of factors will contribute to hikes as high as 50 cents a gallon during the spring, Jenkins said. The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 48 cents, from a low of $2.31 to a high of $2.79.
M&S suffers sales fall in `mixed´ Christmas trading
Chief executive Dave Lewis said: "We have continued to outperform the market throughout this period, particularly in fresh food". Tesco has emerged as a festive victor after reporting a steep rise in sales over the critical Christmas trading period.
Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze On Switch
If Tropical Freeze gave you trouble on Wii U, then, it might be worth revisiting on Switch and playing as Funky Kong. The writers here at Nintendo Enthusiast are huge fans of Tropical Freeze , so this is a welcome announcement.
Arsenal Want Mahrez to Replace Alexis
It has been a tough period for four months now. "I'm not in a hurry". The 26-year-old said: "We are still in negotiations". We don't have to take care about that anyway.
Browns hiring Packers executive Eliot Wolf
A former National Football League running back, Highsmith spent 19 years in Green Bay's scouting department. Wolf reportedly also had an opportunity to join Reggie McKenzie with the Oakland Raiders .
Future Man renewed for season 2 on Hulu
The series features Gregg Sulkin , Rhenzy Feliz , Lyrica Okano , Virginia Gardner , Ariela Barer , and Allegra Acosta . The news comes on the eve of Runaways' season 1 finale, "Hostile", airing on the streaming service.