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Investors sought shelter in safe haven assets with gold prices surging above six-year high level and the yen strengthening due to ongoing geopolitical uncertainties as well as investor caution ahead of today’s Fed Chairman speech and the Trump-Xi meeting on the sidelines of G-20 summit this Saturday.
Treasury yields slipped, while stock markets were broadly steady as uncertainty regarding U.S. and China trade prevails and geopolitical tensions between U.S. and Iran simmer. Investors will watch closely the meeting between U.S. President Trump and Chinese President Xi on the sidelines of the G20 summit later this week.
On April 12, the Mexican National Banking Commission (CNBV) published the level of financial literacy of Mexicans in 2018, which was 58.2 out of 100 points. This note describes the main questions related to financial "knowledge", "behaviors" and "attitudes" that were answered incorrectly by more than half of Mexicans.
The Italian economy has returned to the spotlight in recent weeks due to the risks that its fiscal policy may entail, and as a result of the noise generated by the proposals of something that may resemble a parallel currency.
Three major markets driver this week were the increasing expectations for monetary policy easing (Fed and ECB), the hopes of a resumption in stalled US-China trade talks and the increasing US-Iran geopolitical tension.