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  • Asian equity markets traded mixed as the positive momentum from US failed to sustain ahead of key risk events and more soft Chinese data
  • FX markets were relatively quiet overnight in which the DXY held steady above the 95.00 level as most of its major counterparts took a breather from the prior day’s broad retreat
  • Looking ahead, highlights include UK, EZ & US services PMIs, US employment report, trade balance, ISM non-Mfg, Baker Hughes rig...
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  • US President Trump instructs USTR to consider 25% tariffs, instead of 10%, on USD 200bln of Chinese goods
  • USD strengthening and equities sliding on tariff concerns
  • Looking ahead, highlights include, BoE rate decision, minutes and QIR, US weekly jobs, factory orders and a slew of large cap earnings

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Asian equity markets were weaker across the board with sentiment weighed by increased global trade tensions after officials confirmed US President Trump...

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  • The Fed stood pat on rates as expected with little in the way of fireworks from the release. Markets continue to back a September hike at the FOMC
  • Asian equity markets were weaker across the board with sentiment weighed on by increased global trade tensions after US officials confirmed recent reports about potential hikes to Chinese tariffs
  • Looking ahead, highlights include UK construction PMI, BoE rate decision, minutes and QIR, US weekly jobs, factory orders and a slew of large cap...
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  • Bank of England expected to lift its base rate by 25bps from 0.50% to 0.75%; vote split expected to be 7-2
  • Recent UK data points and MPC rhetoric has lead to markets pricing in a circa 80-90% chance of a hike
  • Little in the way of material changes are expected for inflation and growth forecasts with the economy having developed largely in-fitting with the MPC’s expectations

BACKGROUND

After what has been a complex year thus far for the Old Lady,...

  • Trump administration plans to propose a higher tariff of 25% (Prev. 10%) on USD 200bln of imports from China with an announcement possible as soon as today, according to sources
  • European equities are marginally lower as focus once again remains on earnings. Apple higher by 3.5% in pre-market trade post-earnings
  • In FX, Greenback overall has rebounded further from Tuesday’s lows ahead of the latest FOMC decision
  • Looking ahead, highlights include US Mfg PMI, US ADP, Constructions...
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  • Asian equity market were initially mostly higher as region got a tailwind from US. However, sentiment was soured after reports that the Trump administration is planning to propose an increase to 25% tariffs from 10% on USD 200bln of Chinese goods
  • In FX markets, the greenback remained firm with the DXY near the prior day’s highs around 94.50 as its major counterparts languished
  • Looking ahead, highlights include EZ, UK & US Mfg PMIs, US ADP, Constructions Spending, ISM Mfg, DoEs, Quarterly...
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  • Bank of Japan stand pat on rates, announce more flexibility in yields and forward guidance
  • Eurozone GDP below expectations and inflation above expectations, EUR unmoved
  • Looking ahead, highlights include, US PCE, Personal Spending, Canadian GDP, Chicago PMI and a slew of large cap earnings

ASIA

Asian equity markets traded mostly subdued after the continued tech sell-off in US where all majors declined and the Nasdaq posted its worst 3-day performance in 4...

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  • BoJ kept rates at -0.1% and long-term yield target held at around 0.0%. Announced more flexibility in yields and adopted forward guidance on rates which it will maintain at very low levels for an extended period
  • Asian equity markets traded mostly subdued after the continued tech sell-off in the US where all majors declined and the Nasdaq posted its worst 3-day performance in 4 months
  • USD/JPY was choppy around the 111.00 handle but then saw late support after the BoJ decision proved to be less...
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  • European bourses mostly lower ahead of this week’s key risk events
  • Fixed Income losses have accelerated pretty sharply with big figure breaks triggering some stops
  • Looking ahead, highlights include national German CPI (following mixed state CPIs)

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Asian equity markets began the week lacklustre after the tech-led declines last Friday on Wall Street and amid cautiousness ahead of this week's slew of risk events, while further CNH weakness also...

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  • Asian equity markets began the week lacklustre after the tech-led declines last Friday on Wall Street and ahead of this week's slew of risk events
  • The UK government has reportedly agreed to give ECJ final say in arbitration regarding Brexit, divorce bill and potential Irish backstop in an effort to break the negotiation stalemate
  • Looking ahead, highlights include regional and national German CPIs

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Asian equity markets began the week lacklustre...

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Key Events

Monday: Swedish GDP, German CPI (Prelim), US Pending Home Sales

Tuesday: Japan Labour Market, China PMI, BoJ Decision, German Labour Market, EZ CPI, EZ GDP, US PCE, Canadian GDP, US SOMA Redemptions, Apple Earnings

Wednesday: NZ Labour Market, EZ Manufacturing PMI, UK Manufacturing PMI, US ADP Employment Change, US Quarterly Refunding Announcement, US ISM Manufacturing, FOMC Decision, Brazil Rate...

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  • European equities are mostly higher (Eurostoxx 50 +0.4%) amid a slew of pre-market earnings. Amazon currently higher by 4.1% in pre-market trade
  • USD is trying to build on recovery gains back above 94.500 amid Trumped-up expectations for today’s GDP print
  • Looking ahead, highlights include US GDP, Uni. of Michigan Sentiment, the Baker Hughes rig count

ASIA

Asian equity markets traded slightly mixed after a similar varied performance on Wall St where...

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  • Asian equity markets traded slightly mixed after a similar varied performance on Wall St where focus remained on earnings season
  • EU’s Barnier stated that the EU cannot delegate customs policy to Britain and any customs arrangement must respect this principle; effectively shooting down the Chequers deal
  • Looking ahead, highlights include the Russian rate decision, Uni. of Michigan Sentiment, Baker Hughes and BoE’s Haldane

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Asian equity...

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  • European bourses trade mostly higher across the board amid optimistic EU-US trade talks
  • The DXY is trying to stabilise and pare some losses after hitting a new low for the week
  • Looking ahead, highlights include ECB rate decision and press conference, US durable goods and trade balance, supply from the US and a slew of large cap earnings

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The major Asia-Pac equity markets traded subdued as a plethora of corporate updates dominated news flow and...

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  • Major Asia-Pac equity markets traded subdued as a plethora of corporate updates dominated news flow and somewhat drowned out the US-EU trade talks
  • In FX markets, the USD remained softer overnight after having lost ground against the EUR. GBP/USD reclaimed 1.3200 and USD/JPY slipped below 111.00
  • Looking ahead, highlights include ECB rate decision and press conference, US durable goods and trade balance, supply from the US and a slew of large cap...
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  • Unanimous expectations look for the ECB to leave its three key rates unchanged
  • Not much in the way of fireworks expected given last month’s policy adjustments
  • Draghi likely to be mindful of trade tensions and grilled on timing of rate lift-off  

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PREVIOUS MEETING: Last time around, the ECB announced a reduction in monthly sovereign bond purchases to EUR 15bln/month, through the end of 2018 when it will end (current EUR 30bln/month...

  • European equities are relatively mixed (Eurostoxx 50 -0.3%) as focus remains on earnings seasone
  • Limited movement in FX markets at DXY continues to pivot around the 94.500. AUD lags peers following domestic CPI data overnight
  • Looking ahead, highlights include US New Home Sales, DoEs, supply from the US, Juncker to meet with Trump and a slew of large cap earnings

ASIA

Asian stocks were mixed with macro drivers on the light side and after the region failed...

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  • Asian stocks were mixed with macro drivers on the light side and after the region failed to sustain the momentum from the positive US close
  • In FX, the greenback was rangebound, AUD/USD pressured following softer than expected headline CPI, CNH stabilized despite another weak reference rate setting by the PBoC
  • Looking ahead, highlights include German IFO, US New Home Sales, DoEs, supply from Germany and the US, Juncker to meet with Trump and a slew of large cap...
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  • European equities extend gains as Stoxx600 hits 5-week highs
  • DXY is off best levels as the index consolidates within a 94.535-865 range
  • Looking ahead, highlights include US PMIs, Hungarian rate decision, US APIs, supply from the US and a slew of large cap earnings

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Asian equity markets gained across the board following the mostly positive performance of their Wall Street counterparts whereby financials outperformed amid rising yields and Nasdaq 100...

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  • Asian equity markets gained across the board following the mostly positive performance of their Wall Street counterparts
  • In FX markets, the Greenback held onto yesterday’s gains. PBOC set the weakest CNY fix since 11th July 2017
  • Looking ahead, highlights include Eurozone & US PMIs, Turkish and Hungarian rate decisions, US APIs, supply from the US & UK and a slew of large cap earnings

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Asian equity markets gained across the board...

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  • DXY is relatively rangebound between 94.200-450 after the G20 meeting and Trump’s verbal intervention
  • US Treasuries are treading a very tight line with the curve fractionally steeper ahead
  • Looking ahead, highlights include US Existing Home Sales and comments from BoE’s Broadbent

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Asian stocks traded mixed with the regional bourses initially dampened across the board amid speculation the BoJ could discuss tweaking policy and after last...

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  • Asian markets reacted to speculation the BoJ could discuss tweaking policy and renewed tariff threats from US President Trump
  • UK Brexit Secretary Raab has accused the EU of acting irresponsibly and stated the UK could refuse to pay its GBP 39bln “divorce bill” unless the EU agrees to a binding framework for a future trade deal
  • Looking ahead, highlights include comments from BoE’s Broadbent

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Asian stocks traded mixed with the regional...

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Monday: US Existing Home Sales

Tuesday: EZ & US Manufacturing & Services PMIs (Flash)

Wednesday: AU CPI, GE IFO Survey, US New Home Sales, EU’s Juncker visits the US

Thursday: ECB Decision, US Durable Goods

Friday:  Tokyo CPI, US GDP (Prelim reading)

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  • US equity futures were hit overnight after the PBoC set their reference rate for the CNY at its weakest level in over a year
  • European equities have been dealt a blow in recent trade by comments from Trump that the US is ready to impose tariffs on all USD 505bln of Chinese import goods
  • DAX dealt a further blow by comments from Germany's Chancellor Merkel that if need be, the EU is working on counter-measures but this is by far the worst solution
  • Looking ahead, highlights include...
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  • Asian equity markets traded choppy with sentiment spooked overnight amid a China currency sell-off after the PBoC set the reference rate to its weakest level in over a year
  • US President Trump said he is not happy about interest rates rising and that a strong USD puts the US at a disadvantage
  • Looking ahead, highlights include Canadian CPI & retail sales, Baker Hughes, Fed’s Bullard, BoE’s Tenreyro and ECB’s Coeure

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Asian equity...

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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)