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  • Asian equity markets were lower across the board after the region failed to sustain the early momentum from US
  • Around 50 Conservative MPs opposed to PM May's Brexit plan have met to discuss how and when they could force her to stand down
  • CAD was boosted by source reports Canada is prepared to allow US dairy access in NAFTA talks
  • Looking ahead, highlights include US PPI, DoEs, Fed’s Brainard & Bullard, supply from...
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  • European equities sold off amid reports China is to ask WTO for trade sanction authorisation vs. the US
  • UK Employment Report beats expectations, with Cable then volatile amidst various reports about 1.3100 barrier defence offers in decent size, stops, technical selling and even ‘fat finger’ trades
  • Looking ahead, highlights include US Wholesale Inventories, APIs, OPEC meeting, supply from...
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  • Asian equity markets eventually traded mostly higher amid a similar performance in the US
  • In FX, EUR/USD was quiet but managed to reclaim the 1.1600 handle nonetheless and GBP/USD remained firm above 1.3000
  • UK Conservative Party Brexiteers are said to have failed to reach an agreement on an alternate Brexit plan
  • Looking ahead, highlights include, UK jobs data, German ZEW, US Wholesale Inventories, APIs, OPEC meeting, supply from...
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  • BTPs strengthening on increased Italian budget confidence
  • European equities marginally higher with FTSE MIB outperforming; FX majors seeing choppy trade
  • Looking ahead the highlight is Fed’s Bostic

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Asian equity markets began the week mostly subdued following the lacklustre performance on Wall St last Friday where sentiment was dampened after Trump doubled-down on his tariff threats against...

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  • Asian equity markets began the week mostly subdued following the lacklustre performance on Wall St last Friday after Trump doubled-down on his tariff threats against China
  • In FX, EUR/USD and GBP/USD contained, while AUD/USD and NZD/USD eye a test on the 0.7100 and 0.6500 levels to the downside respectively
  • EU are reportedly preparing to give instructions to EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Barnier to help achieve a Brexit deal. Meanwhile, Eurosceptic proposals...
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Week In Focus:

Key Events

Sunday: Swedish election

Monday: Japan GDP (Revised), China CPI, Norway CPI, UK Monthly GDP (Jul)

Tuesday: OPEC and non-OPEC technical committee to meet, UK Jobs Data, Germany ZEW Survey

Wednesday: Eurozone Employment, OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report

Thursday: ECB Interest Rate Decision, BoE Interest Rate Decision, CBRT Interest Rate Decision,...

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  • European equities trade slightly softer (Eurostoxx 50 -0.4%) following a negative lead from Asia
  • EMs continue their re-emergence ahead of key US NFP data
  • Looking ahead, highlights include, US & Canadian jobs reports, Baker Hughes rig count, Fed’s Rosengren, Mester, Kaplan and ECB’s de Guindos
  • ASIA

Asian equity markets traded negative following a lacklustre lead from Wall St where...

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  • Asian equity markets traded lower following a lacklustre lead from Wall St where continued weakness in tech and underperformance in energy dragged most US majors lower
  • US President Trump reportedly hinted that a trade fight with Japan could be next 
  • In FX markets, the DXY was flat and consolidated around the 95.00 level as the greenback traded mixed against its major counterparts ahead of today’s key US jobs data
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  • European equities trade mixed with outperformance in the FTSE MIB again
  • Markets gear up for an announcement as public consultation ends for USD 200bln worth of Chinese goods
  • SEK is the main G10 mover and loser as the Riksbank rolled back its rate hike path and ruled out October
  • Looking ahead, highlights include ADP Employment Change, Initial jobless claims, Durables revisions, ISM nonmfg PMI, DoEs, ECB’s Lautenschlaeger and...
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  • Asian equity markets traded mostly lower after a similar lead from US where the Nasdaq underperformed and the tech sector saw its worst performance in over a month
  • In FX markets, the DXY remained subdued and tested the 95.00 level to the downside. JPY firmed following the Hokkaido earthquake
  • Looking ahead, highlights include the Riksbank rate decision, ADP Employment Change, Durables revisions, ISM non-mfg PMI, DoEs, ECB’s Lautenschlaeger and...
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  • European equities trade on the backfoot (with the exception of the FTSE MIB) as the Eurostoxx 50 index falls over 1%
  • DXY remains firmly above recent near 95.000 lows and mainly towards the top of today’s range, with broad gains vs almost all rivals
  • Looking ahead, highlights include US & Canadian Trade, BoC rate decision, weekly API inventories, Fed’s Bullard, Kashkari, Bostic and Williams

ASIA

Asian equity markets traded lower across the...

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  • Asian equity markets traded lower across the board after the Labor Day hangover on Wall St amid ongoing trade uncertainty
  • In FX markets, the greenback was relatively flat with price action subdued as its major counterparts attempted to nurse losses
  • EU's Barnier has deemed PM May's Chequers plan as unacceptable. Separate reports suggest the EU could adjust the Irish border backstop to win UK's approval in Brexit negotiations
  • Looking ahead, highlights include EZ, UK services...
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  • European equities trade mostly lower (Eurostoxx 50 -0.8%), with the core bourses unwinding gains and plunging into the red following a positive open
  • A firm rebound in the DXY to almost 95.600 with ZAR hit even harder following an unexpected SA GDP contraction that means technical recession
  • Looking ahead, highlights include ISM manufacturing, BoE’s Carney, Haldane, Tenreyro and Saunders, ECB’s Nowotny

WEEKEND HEADLINES FOR US PARTICIPANTS

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  • Asian equities were choppy with the region indecisive as trade-related concerns lingered and after a non-existent lead from the US
  • In FX, the greenback was slightly firmer overnight. AUD was initially pressured by a wider than expected Current Account Deficit, but later found support following the RBA rate decision
  • Rees-Mogg claims that he and Barnier, bonded in a meeting over their shared view that May’s Chequers plan is “complete rubbish”.
  • Looking ahead, highlights...
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  • Asian equity markets traded mostly lower with the region cautious heading into an event-packed week
  • This followed a lack of breakthrough in last week’s NAFTA related talks between US and Canada. Additionally, the public comment period for the proposed US tariffs on a further USD 200bln of Chinese goods is set to expire by Thursday
  • GBP/USD was pressured and briefly fell below the 1.2900 handle on Brexit-related discord with EU’s Barnier said to...
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  • EU bourses have extended opening losses (Eurostoxx 50 -1.1%) heading into month end as Trump’s trade feuds with the China, EU and Canada sways sentiment
  • Major FX pairs are relatively contained. EUR unfazed by soft EZ CPI, GBP awaits Brexit updates and EM once again in focus
  • Looking ahead, highlights include Chicago PMI, ECB’s Nowotny and de Guindos

ASIA

Asian equity markets traded mostly lower with sentiment weighed as trade war fears were...

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  • Asian equities broadly lower with Trump on the warpath amid reports he is to back additional Chinese tariffs, reject the EU’s auto proposals and once again threatens WTO membership
  • Losses in most the Asia-Pac region have been stemmed as participants also digested a trifecta of encouraging China PMI data
  • Looking ahead, highlights include EZ CPI, unemployment rate, Chicago PMI, ECB’s Nowotny and de Guindos

ASIA

Asian equity markets traded mostly...

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  • European equities are largely on the backfoot (Eurostoxx 50 -0.7%) with underperformance in Germany’s DAX
  • In FX, the EUR has retreated after another rally above 1.1700 vs the Greenback on broadly benign German state CPI and Spanish inflation data
  • Looking ahead, highlights include German national CPI, US PCE price index, Canadian GDP and ECB’s Weidmann

ASIA

Asian equity markets traded mixed as the initial impetus from Wall St where the S&P...

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  • Asian equity markets traded mixed as the initial impetus from Wall St was eventually clouded by weakness in China
  • In FX, EUR/USD is testing the 1.1700 handle and with GBP/USD at a 3-week high above 1.3000
  • Looking ahead, highlights include German state and national CPIs, German unemployment rate, US PCE price index, Canadian GDP, ECB’s Weidmann to speak and supply from Italy

ASIA

Asian equity markets traded mixed as the initial impetus from Wall St...

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  • European equities trade on the backfoot (Eurostoxx 50 -0.5%) with underperformance in Spain’s IBEX (-1.0%)
  • The DXY and broad Dollar continue to consolidate off recent lows on the back of Monday’s upbeat US consumer confidence survey
  • UK and EU officials are said to view mid-November as the new Brexit deal deadline and are said to view an agreement by October as unlikely
  • Looking ahead, highlights include US GDP (2nd estimate), Pending Home Sales, DoEs, and supply from the...
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  • Asia-Pac stocks traded mixed following the unconvincing performance on Wall St whereby the majors somewhat flatlined
  • In FX, CAD was underpinned by trade hopes on reports that Canada was said to be prepared to make concessions on dairy for NAFTA
  • UK and EU officials are said to view mid-November as the new Brexit deal deadline and are said to view an agreement by October as unlikely
  • Looking ahead, highlights include US GDP (2nd estimate), Pending Home Sales, DoEs, supply from Germany and...
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  • Asian equity markets traded mostly higher as the region got a tailwind from US where the S&P 500 and Nasdaq extended on record highs
  • In FX markets, the DXY remained below the 95.00 level following a 2-day selldown
  • Looking ahead, highlights include a speech by ECB’s Praet, and weekly API crude inventories

ASIA

Asian equity markets traded mostly higher as the region got a tailwind from US where the S&P 500 and Nasdaq extended on record highs...

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  • European equities are mostly higher (Eurostoxx 50 +0.2%) as auto names support the continent
  • Little respite for the Lira after the Turkish holidays, USD/TRY up around 3% on the day
  • Looking ahead, highlights include US National Activity Index and Dallas Fed Manufacturing Business Index. Note: Today is a UK Bank Holiday

ASIA

Asian equity markets began the week positive across the board following the record closes for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Comp on...

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  • Asian equity markets began the week positive across the board following the record closes for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Comp on Friday in US
  • USD/JPY and JPY-crosses traded choppy in which they initially extended on gains before pulling back while DXY held above the 95.00 level
  • Looking ahead, highlights include the German Ifo Survey, US National Activity Index and Dallas Fed Manufacturing Business Index. Note: Today is a UK Bank Holiday

 

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Asian equity...

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  • Tentative trade ahead of Fed Chair Powell’s speech at Jackson Hole
  • AUD the biggest G10 mover overnight as Morrison sworn in as new Prime Minster
  • Looking ahead, highlight include, US durable goods and Fed’s Chair Powell to speak at the Jackson Hole Symposium

ASIA

Asian equity markets traded mixed as the region digested the weak lead from Wall St, a lack of progress during US-China trade discussions and change of leadership in Australia. ASX 200...

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