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Mario Blascak

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Dr. Mário Blaščák worked in professional finance and banking for 15 years before moving to journalism. While working for Austrian and German banks, he specialized in covering markets and macroeconomics. During his tenure with a pension fund, he was focusing on Forex market risk elimination. After working as a Forex strategist in a hedge fund, he finished his Ph.D. in macroeconomic modeling. Since 2012 Mário is a financial journalist specialized in covering economics and markets. He previously used to be regularly covering both ECB and Bank of England press conferences. Mário joined the FXStreet team in August 2017 where he coordinates the news coverage during the European trading session.
October 16, 2018 9:24 AM
The UK unemployment rate remains at 4.0 percent in three months to August. The UK regular pay rises 3.1 percent y/y while total pay rose 2.7 percent ...
October 16, 2018 9:19 AM
The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany dropped to -24.7 points in October as trade wars and hard Brexit fears played the role. October r ...
October 15, 2018 11:17 AM
The GBP/USD closed the gap on the downside after the weekend abrupt end to Raab-Barmier meeting. The EU diplomats say that this week’s Brexit s ...
October 12, 2018 9:16 AM
What you need to know before markets open Main themes: China’s exports rose 14.5 percent in USD terms while imports rose 14.3 percent in Septem ...
October 11, 2018 9:24 AM
The US Dollar trades lower against majors amid global equity market selloff. The GBP/USD retreated from 1.3244 high to below 1.3200 ahead of the Bank ...
October 10, 2018 9:20 AM
The GBP/USD slid below mid 1.3100s after being boosted by Brexit deal optimism. The UK manufacturing output fell -0.2 percent m/m in August compared ...
October 09, 2018 9:36 AM
The GBP/USD slides lower to trade below 1.3100 with US benchmark Treasury yields rising to April 2011 high of 3.25 precent. The confluence of 100-day ...
October 09, 2018 9:31 AM
The UK manufacturing output is expected to increase 0.1 percent m/m in August after falling -0.2 percent in July.  The UK monthly GDP is expecte ...
October 04, 2018 9:15 AM
A 50-day moving average at 1.2972 on a daily chart turns resistance after as Sterling slides on the indication of Fed hiking further.  The UK Pr ...
October 02, 2018 9:16 AM
GBP/USD trades 0.5 percent lower on Tuesday with Tory party conference likely to produce more Brexit related headlines that weigh on currency.  ...
October 01, 2018 10:09 AM
The Eurozone manufacturing PMI decelerated to 53.2 in September 2018, marking the lowest reading in the last two years. Exports rise only slightly, w ...
October 01, 2018 10:04 AM
GBP/USD trades little changed on the upside as UK manufacturing rose above expectations. The Tory party disputes weigh on Sterling as party leadershi ...
September 20, 2018 9:28 AM
Sterling rose to a 2-month high boosted by the UK retail sales data and general Dollar weakness with the unofficial Brexit summit ahead in Salzburg, ...
September 19, 2018 9:31 AM
The UK retail sales are expected to fall -0.2 percent m/m on total as well as core retail sales basis. The unexpectedly strong increase in UK retail ...