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Asia equity markets traded mostly negative after North Korea launched a missile that flew tspanough Japanese airspace

This prompted Japan to issue an emergency warning for its residents and South Korea conducted its own missile test as a show of readiness

Looking ahead, highlight include the Russian rate decision, US retail sales, industrial output, Uni. of Michigan, ECB’s Mersch, BoE’s Vlieghe and ECB’s Lautenschlager

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Asia equity markets traded mostly negative after North Korea...
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- MPC voted 7-2 in favour of keeping rates unchanged at 0.25%, as widely expected

- MPC voted 9-0 in favour of maintaining the stock of corporate and government bond purchases.

- Rhetoric was on the hawkish side, which was ultimately the driver of markets in the wake of the decision.

- A Reuters weighted basket of interest rate swaps and futures is now fully pricing a hike for March of 2018 (August 2018 was fully...
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The Swiss National Bank left its 3-month Libor target band unchanged at -1.25% to -0.25%, with the sight deposit rate left at -0.75%, in line with the universal consensus.

The Full SNB statement is available here.

All eyes were on the SNB’s rhetoric surrounding the CHF. The central bank tweaked its comments on the domestic currency stating that “recent development is reducing, to some...
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Asian equities traded with little firm direction as markets awaited key data releases and central bank announcements

AUD was once again a key focus in FX markets as gains from the Australian jobs report were trimmed by disappointing Chinese data

Looking ahead, highlights include SNB and BoE rate decisions, US CPI, weekly jobs, ECB’s Mersch and Weidmann

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Asia equity markets were lacklustre with a non-committal tone seen for most of the day after the cautious gains in the US and as...
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Asian equities traded with little direction as the positive momentum from Wall Street was offset by weakness in Apple suppliers

The greenback remained subdued to the benefit of its major counterparts while AUD/USD put in a mixed performance

Looking ahead, highlights include UK jobs report, US PPI, DoEs, ECB’s Praet, German Bund, UK 10yr and US 30yr Bond Auction

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Asia equity markets traded mixed as the momentum from Wall St. was counterbalanced by weakness in Apple suppliers...
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Asian bourses traded mostly higher once again with JPY weakness boosting Japanese exporters

In politics, UK Parliament passed the Brexit Bill and Norway’s ruling centre-right government won re-election

Looking ahead, highlights include UK CPI, potential comments from ECB’s Constancio and a US 10yr Auction

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The positive momentum from the somewhat reduced North Korean concerns continued to drive stocks higher as Asia bourses traded mostly positive, which also followed a strong...
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Asian equities were lifted after North Korea refrained from conducting a missile test over the weekend

The heightened risk appetite triggered outflows from safe-haven currencies JPY and CHF, in which USD/JPY rose firmly above 108.00

Looking ahead, highlights include potential comments from ECB’s Coeure

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Asia bourses began the week on the front-foot amid a relief rally after North Korea refrained from firing a missile over the weekend and instead launched a tirade of...
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Monday:

Tuesday: UK Inflation Data (Aug)

Wednesday: UK Labour Market Report (Jul/Aug)

Thursday: Bank Of England Decision, SNB Decision, US CPI (Aug), Australian Labour Report (Aug), UK Retail Sales (Aug)

Friday:

Early sentiment is likely to be dictated by weekend events centring on North Korea. Saturday 9th September marks a national...
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Asian equities saw little in the way of firm direction as the region digested Chinese trade and Japanese GDP

USD woes persisted overnight as Asia-Pac currencies took a swipe at the greenback which saw AUD/USD break above 0.8100

Looking ahead, highlights include UK industrial and manufacturing output, Canadian jobs report and Fed’s Harker

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Asia equity markets traded mixed following similar indecisiveness in US and as the region digested a slew of economic releases including Japanese...
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The European Central Bank left its monetary policy settings unchanged as expected. The main refinancing rate stands at 0.00%, while the deposit and marginal lending facility rates stand at -0.40% and 0.25% respectively. The pace of QE was confirmed at EUR 60bln per month and is scheduled to run until December “or beyond, if necessary.”

The accompanying statement was a carbon copy of that issued in July’s (today’s...
Asian equities traded with little in the way of firm direction despite the positive Wall St. close after congress agreed to raise the debt ceiling

AUD/USD was once again a key focus for markets as initial gains were trimmed by disappointing data

Looking ahead, highlights include Riksbank & ECB rate decisions, US weekly jobs and DoEs

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Asia stock markets were mixed as the region somewhat failed to maintain the positive momentum from Wall St. where stocks gained after US President...
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  • All rates and the current pace of asset purchases are expected to be left unchanged
  • Staff will update macroeconomic projections; impact of EUR likely to weigh on inflation outlook
  • Key focus for press conference will be on recent EUR strength and possible QE exit
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The BoC defied the bulk of economists today, as it hiked its benchmark overnight rate by 25bps to 1.00%, the second consecutive meeting where the BoC has delivered such a move. Only 6 of the 33 surveyed in the latest Reuters Poll expected the BoC to tighten policy today while interest rate markets were pricing a 45% chance of such a move.

In terms of the hike, the BoC was of the view that “today’s removal of some of the considerable monetary policy stimulus in place is warranted. Future monetary policy...
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Asian equities traded with little in the way of firm direction despite the positive Wall St. close after congress agreed to raise the debt ceiling

AUD/USD was once again a key focus for markets as initial gains were trimmed by disappointing data

Looking ahead, highlights include Riksbank & ECB rate decisions, US weekly jobs and DoEs

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Asia stock markets were mixed as the region somewhat failed to maintain the positive momentum from Wall St. where stocks gained after US President...
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Due On Wednesday 6th September 2017 At 15:00 BST/09:00CDT

  • The majority expects the BoC to leave its overnight rate unchanged at 0.75%. Only 6 of 33 surveyed expect the BoC to hike this time out, while the OIS curve prices in a 45% chance of a hike.
  • A strong Q2 GDP release and the ensuing solid handover to Q3 has put a hike on the table at the upcoming decision.
  • Many are still cautious...
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Asian equities traded with little in the way of firm direction amid upbeat Chinese data and lingering geopolitical concerns

RBA kept the Cash Rate Target unchanged as expected and noted slow income growth

Looking ahead, highlights include Eurozone and UK service PMIs, US factory orders, Fed’s Brainard, Kashkari and Kaplan

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Asia equity markets traded with a mixed tone as the region mulled over encouraging Chinese PMI data and the lingering North Korea concerns. ASX 200 (-0.1%) and...
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Asian equities were pressured amid reports of NK conducting its 6th nuclear test over the weekend

This bolstered the JPY across the board and saw USD/JPY gap lower by a point before gradually paring half its losses

Looking ahead, today sees a lack of notable highlights. US markets closed for Labor Day

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Sentiment was dampened across the Asia-Pac region on increased geopolitical concerns after North Korea conducted its 6th nuclear test over the weekend, which it claimed was a...
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Markets will be subject to lower liquidity on Monday owing to the labour day holiday in the US and Canada.

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Monday:

Tuesday: RBA Monetary Policy Decision, UK Markit Services PMI (Aug)

Wednesday: BoC Monetary Policy Decision, Australian GDP (Q2)

Thursday: ECB Monetary Policy Decision, Riksbank Monetary Policy Decision

Friday: Canadian Labour Market Report (Aug),...
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Asian equities have seen modest gains amid the positive Wall St. close and Chinese Caixin PMI

FX markets were relatively tentative ahead of NFP. CAD remains firmer against the Greenback

Looking ahead, highlights include Eurozone and UK PMIs, US NFP, ISM Manufacturing, Baker Hughes and ECB’s Constancio

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Asia stocks traded mostly positive after the upbeat tone from Wall St where the Nasdaq printed a fresh record close and sentiment was lifted amid tax reform hopes amid comments from...
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Asia stocks traded mixed as the region mulled over a slew of data releases including varied Chinese PMIs

Harvey continued to exert influence over the energy space despite being downgraded to a tropical depression

Looking ahead, highlights include the German jobs report, Eurozone inflation, US PCE, Chicago PMI, Canadian GDP and BoE’s Saunders

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Asia stocks traded mixed as the region mulled over a slew of data releases including varied Chinese PMIs. Nonetheless, ASX 200 (+0.7%) and...
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Asian equities traded mostly higher amid a pick-up in sentiment despite ongoing geopolitical concerns

JPY subsequently softened against its major counterparts with USD/JPY approaching 110.00

Looking ahead, highlights include regional and national German CPI, US ADP, PCE, DoEs and Fed’s Powell

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Asia equities traded mostly positive as the region followed suit from the improvement in sentiment seen in US, where markets ignored the geopolitical concerns and bought the dip. This saw a...
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28th August 2017

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Asia stocks traded mixed with most bourses dampened after a lack of fireworks at last week’s Jackson Hole symposium, while participants also digested North Korean concerns and the devastation from tropical storm Harvey. ASX 200 (-0.7%) and Nikkei 225 (-0.1%) traded subdued with the former underperforming amid weakness in its largest-weighted financials sector, as CBA shares declined on reports the APRA is to undertake an inquiry into the governance at the largest of...
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Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday: US GDP (Q2, 2nd)

Thursday: US PCE Data (Jul), China Official PMIs (Aug)          

Friday: US Labour Market Report (August), Eurozone CPI (Aug, P), Canadian GDP (Q2), China Caixin PMI (Aug)

Thin trade conditions are expected on Monday owing to a UK public holiday.

North America: -...
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Asian equity markets see out the week in the green with outperformance in Chinese bourses after large cap earnings.

Japanese CPI prints in-line with analyst estimates.

Looking ahead, highlights include comments from Fed Chair Yellen and ECB President Draghi.

JACKSON HOLE SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

15:00 BST/10:00 ET – Federal Reserve Chair Yellen makes opening remarks

20:00 BST/15:00 ET – ECB President Mario Draghi Makes The Luncheon Address

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Indecisive trade across Asian markets in what was another quiet session.

NZ trade balance better than expected, however NZD fails to benefit.

Looking ahead, highlights include, UK GDP, US existing home sales and jobless claims.

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Asia equity markets traded with an indecisive tone following the downbeat finish on Wall St. where sentiment was dampened by Trump’s tspaneats to shut down the government and terminate NAFTA. ASX 200 (+0.2%) was mildly positive amid strength in...
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MOC: * SPX 850mln to sell (vs at 650mln to sell at 1549 EDT) * Dow 50mln to sell (vs 100mln to buy at 1549 EDT)