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  • Asian equity markets saw little in the way of firm direction as markets took a breather after recent key risk events
  • GBP/USD remained above 1.2300 while EUR/USD extended on recent highs amid rate-hike rhetoric from ECB’s Nowotny
  • Looking ahead, highlights include University of Michigan Sentiment

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Asia equity markets traded mixed,...
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  • As expected, the FOMC lifted rates by 25bps. However, the Fed dot plot projections showed forecasts for 2017 and 2018 were unchanged from December.
  • After having counted 93.5% of votes in the Netherlands election, PM Rutte's VVD party is to win 33 seats, PVV at 20 seats, while CDA and D66 parties are to win 19 seats each
  • Looking ahead,...
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    • Asian equities traded mostly lower as markets remain cautious ahead of today’s FOMC policy announcement
    • A similar story has been seen in FX markets with USD relatively rangebound while GBP has found a bid heading into the European open
    • Looking ahead, highlights include FOMC rate decision, US CPI and Retail Sales, UK employment data and comments from ECB's...
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Want to know about the Dutch Elections? Watch the RANsquawk Preview with our Market Analyst Justin McQueen

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  • Asia equity markets traded mixed following a similar indecisive lead from Wall St. as a non-committal tone persisted ahead of key risk events.
  • UK House of Lords passed the Brexit bill without the EU citizen rights or final vote amendments
  • Looking ahead, highlights include German ZEW, US PPI and API Inventories

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Asia equity markets traded...
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  • Asian equities traded mostly positive despite softness in energy markets with Chinese bourses outperforming
  • The USD-index remained lacklustre with participants tentative ahead of the FOMC meeting
  • Looking ahead, highlights include potential comments from ECB’s Lautenschlaeger, Draghi, Constancio and Praet

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Asia equity markets trade mostly...
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  • Asian equities traded mixed overnight, failing to find direction amid light newsflow
  • The USD-index was rangebound just below the 102.00 level as participants await the key risk US jobs data
  • Highlights include US nonfarm payrolls, UK industrial and manufacturing production and German trade balance

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Asia trades mixed following the...
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A busy 2 weeks highlighted by central banks starts today! Watch the RANsquawk ECB Press Conference Preview with our Technical Analyst Rajan Dhall

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  • Asian equities traded mostly lower amid downside in commodities and downbeat Chinese inflation data
  • In FX markets, the USD remained firm against its major counterparts in the wake of yesterday’s ADP release and potential ramifications for the Fed
  • Looking ahead, highlights include ECB rate decision & press conference and US weekly jobs data...
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  • Asian equities traded mixed with notable data releases including downbeat Japanese GDP and Chinese trade figures
  • FX markets saw range-bound trade which initially provided the greenback’s major counterparts some mild respite from the recent losses against the USD
  • Looking ahead, highlights include US ADP Employment Change, DoEs and the UK...
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  • Asian equities saw a mixed session with the Nikkei 225 tracking fluctuations in USD/JPY with newsflow relatively light overnight
  • AUD was a key focus for FX markets after the RBA kept rates unchanged as expected and struck a neutral tone in their statement
  • Looking ahead, highlights include US Trade Balance, API Inventories and a US 3yr Auction

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  • Asian equities pared some of their opening losses that were triggered by China lowering their GDP target and North Korean led geopolitical tensions
  • FX price action was relatively light with USD nursing some losses against counterparts, although still remained subdued from last Friday’s Yellen comments
  • Looking ahead, highlights include US Factory Orders, Durable Goods and Fed’s Kashkari (not set so speak...
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  • Asian equities finished the week mostly lower after the recent Wall St. rally paused for breath yesterday
  • USD pared some gains but ultimately remained firmer with the USD-index above 102.00
  • Looking ahead, highlights include UK and US services PMI, Fed’s Evans, Powell, Yellen and Fischer

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Asia equity markets traded lower across the board...
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  • Asian bourses traded higher after yet another record day for Wall St. as financials continue to remain supported by the prospects of a Fed March hike
  • USD was once again bolstered by central bank comments with Fed’s Brainard adding to the recent hawkish rhetoric
  • Looking ahead, highlights include EU CPI, U.S Initial Jobless Claims, Canadian GDP, Fed's Powell and ECB'S...
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  • US President Trump revealed some of the details of his upcoming plans, although left markets slightly disappointed over the lack of specifics
  • Asian equities traded mostly higher amid upbeat data, while USD was firmer amid hawkish Fed rhetoric
  • Highlights include the German jobs report, UK mfg PMI, German CPI, US Personal Income, BoC rate decision, construction...
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