Ashraf Laidi

Chief Global Strategist

Keep informed with the expert opinion of City Index’s Chief Global Strategist, Ashraf Laidi. Gain access to his in depth knowledge of the FX markets, macro economics and central bank policies. This page will be updated multiple times throughout the week.

Canadian dollar leads USD damage

April 15, 2015 7:00 pm by

It was another day of disappointing US data reports, showing industrial production posting its biggest drop since August 2012 at -0.6% and the NY Fed’s […]

From NFP to FOMC Minutes

April 7, 2015 5:02 pm by

The euro dropped back below the $1.09 level, remarkably shrugging a host of upbeat PMI surveys from the Eurozone and assurances from Athens that Greece […]

ISM & ADP Warning for March NFP

April 1, 2015 5:19 pm by

It was a day filled of disappointments in US economic data; ranging from private sector jobs to manufacturing and construction.  Most ominously, the fact that […]

Japan’s Tankan & China’s PMI Preview

March 31, 2015 5:04 pm by

Before previewing tonight’s key market-moving date from Asia, namely Japan’s quarterly tankan survey and China’s PMI readings, it’s worth mentioning the unexpectedly upward revision in […]

EURGBP: How far the bounce?

March 24, 2015 4:33 pm by

The US dollar made notable gains as US new home sales regained the 500K mark for the first time in seven years and inflation bounced […]