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Market Insights Podcast (Episode 309)

Jonny Hart speaks to APAC Senior Market Analyst Jeffrey Halley about news impacting the market and the week ahead.


This week we start with a roundup of price action in Asia where China held its prime lending rates unchanged, which was surprising, given how aggressively they had talked up the stockmarket and stimulus last week. Oil is never far from everyone’s lips, and Asia, once again, has bought black gold aggressively today. We look at the drivers and the outlook for oil. In that context, we touch on the Ukraine situation. With the data calendar quiet globally except for PMIs and Fed speakers, we ask whether the Russia-sanction inflationary wave will start to make its presence felt. Finally, it’s back to the UK and the Chancellor’s statement this week. Will he act on petrol prices to ease the cost of living, and will it make a difference?



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Jeffrey Halley

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Senior Market Analyst, Asia Pacific
With more than 30 years of FX experience – from spot/margin trading and NDFs through to currency options and futures – Jeffrey Halley is OANDA’s senior market analyst for Asia Pacific, responsible for providing timely and relevant macro analysis covering a wide range of asset classes. He has previously worked with leading institutions such as Saxo Capital Markets, DynexCorp Currency Portfolio Management, IG, IFX, Fimat Internationale Banque, HSBC and Barclays. A highly sought-after analyst, Jeffrey has appeared on a wide range of global news channels including Bloomberg, BBC, Reuters, CNBC, MSN, Sky TV, Channel News Asia as well as in leading print publications including the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, among others. He was born in New Zealand and holds an MBA from the Cass Business School.
Jeffrey Halley
Jeffrey Halley

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