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  • Asian stocks traded mostly positive but with gains contained as focus remained on US-China trade talks and the current geopolitical climate
  • The Chinese trade delegation was said to offer a package to reduce the US trade deficit by USD 200bln annually
  • Looking ahead, highlights include Canadian CPI, retail sales, Fed’s Mester, Kaplan and Brainard

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US President Trump stated on Thursday stated that China will not be ripping the US anymore and...

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  • Asian equities failed to hold on to opening gains as trade concerns gripped sentiment ahead of China-US trade talks
  • In FX, DXY is softer and underpinning its peers with GBP/USD also supported by reports that the UK is to tell the EU it is prepared to remain in the customs union arrangement beyond 2021
  • Looking ahead, highlights include US weekly jobs, Philly Fed, ECB’s Constancio, Fed’s Kashkari, Kaplan and BoE’s Haldane

ASIA

Asian equity...

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  • Asian stocks were mostly negative on spill-over selling from the US. Sentiment also soured after North Korea cancelled a high-level inter-Korean meeting
  • UK government is to publish its Brexit White Paper next month. Italy’s M5S leader Di Maio said there are still issues to resolve
  • Looking ahead, highlights include Eurozone CPI, US industrial production, DoE’s, ECB’s Draghi, Praet and Constancio, Fed’s Bullard and Bostic

ASIA

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  • Asian equity markets were subdued with prices relatively range-bound following the modest performance in US. FX markets consolidated throughout most of the Asia-Pac session
  • UK PM May admitted that the current options regarding UK customs plan are unworkable. The League and 5SM in Italy need more time to form a government
  • Looking ahead, highlights include GE and EZ GDP, UK jobs, German ZEW, US retail sales, Fed’s Williams and Kaplan

ASIA

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Key Events

Sunday: Deadline to form Italian government

Monday: OPEC Monthly Report

Tuesday: RBA Minutes, UK Labour Market Data, German ZEW, EZ GDP (2nd reading), US Retail Sales, US TIC Flows

Wednesday: Japan GDP (Prelim), EZ CPI (Final), US Building Permits, Housing Starts, Industrial Production

Thursday: Australia Labour Market Data

Friday:  Japan CPI, Canada CPI

 

North America

NAFTA DEAL (soft ‘deadline’ 17...

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  • Asian equity markets began the week mostly positive but with trade relatively rangebound. In FX, the greenback was somewhat subdued with the DXY below 92.50
  • Italy’s 5-Star Movement and League reportedly reached an agreement on certain measures although still need to reach a deal on who to choose to be PM and cabinet members
  • Looking ahead, highlights include the OPEC Monthly Report, Fed’s Mester, Bullard, BoE’s Carney, ECB’s Praet, Lautenschlaeger, and...
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Asian stocks traded mostly positive after sentiment rolled over from the US

In FX markets, USD languished around the 92.50 level after a pullback from the YTD highs.

Looking ahead, highlights include Canadian jobs report, Uni of Michigan, Baker Hughes, Fed’s Bullard and ECB’s Draghi

ASIA

Asian stocks traded mostly positive after sentiment rolled over from the US where soft CPI data spurred hopes the Fed may have to slow the pace of hikes, while all sectors in the S&P 500...

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Asian stocks traded positive across the board following the energy-fuelled upside on Wall St

NZD pressured after RBNZ stood pat on rates and provided a dovish tone. USD slightly eased back to 93.00

Looking ahead, highlights include UK production figures, BoE rate decision, minutes and QIR, US CPI and weekly jobs

ASIA

Asian stocks traded positive across the board following the energy-fuelled upside on Wall St, where oil names outperformed as crude gained in the wake of Trump’s...

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US President Trump announced the US is to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and will institute ‘highest level’ of sanctions on Iran

Asia stocks traded mixed after a lacklustre lead from Wall St. USD firmer with the DXY above 93.00 and at a fresh YTD high amid rising US yields

Looking ahead, highlights include Norwegian and Swedish CPI, US PPI, DoEs, Fed’s Bostic, RBNZ and US 10yr Auction

IRAN NUCLEAR AGREEMENT

US President Trump announced the US is to pull out of the...

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Key Events

Monday: BoJ Minutes

Tuesday: China Trade Balance, Fed’s Powell scheduled to speak

Wednesday: US PPI

Thursday: BoE Rate Decision & QIR, RBNZ Rate Decision (Wednesday evening UK time), China CPI, US CPI

Friday: Canadian Labour Market data

 

North America

Data releases are thin from North America in the week, with inflation in focus in the US and labour market data from Canada. Headline US CPI is expected to increase...

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Asian stocks began the week mostly positive as the region took its first opportunity to digest Friday’s gains on Wall St. In FX, the greenback was slightly weaker against its main counterparts

UK PM May is prepared for a blacklash from Brexiteers after pushing ahead with her hybrid customs plan

Looking ahead, highlights include Fed’s Bostic, Barkin, Harker, Kaplan and ECB’s Praet. UK markets are closed

ASIA

Asian stocks began the week mostly positive as the region took...

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Asian stocks traded with a subdued tone following a yo-yo session in US where stocks finished mostly negative although well off worst levels

Ireland reportedly has the support of EU leaders to veto Brexit trade agreement and collapse discussions if there is no solution on the Irish border issue

Looking ahead, highlights include Eurozone services PMIs, US jobs and a slew of speakers and earnings

ASIA

Asia stocks traded with a subdued tone following a yo-yo session in US where stocks...

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Fed held Funds Target Rate at 1.50%-1.75% as expected. Fed said inflation moved close to its “symmetric” inflation target of 2% and is expected to ‘run near’ that level over the medium term

Asian equity markets traded mostly negative following the weakness on Wall St post-FOMC

Looking ahead, highlights include Norges rate decision, UK services PMI, EU CPI, US trade, weekly jobs, ISM non-mfg, factory orders, a slew of speakers and earnings

FOMC

Fed held Funds...

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US equity futures initially lifted by Apple earnings (outperformance in the Nasdaq 100) before gains were trimmed amid latest Trump/Mueller developments

DXY took a breather from yesterday’s advances but remained above the 92.00 level. EUR/USD and GBP/USD just about held on to the 1.2000 and 1.3600 handles respectively

Looking ahead, highlights include EZ mfg PMIs, UK construction PMI, EZ GDP, US ADP, FOMC, DoEs, US refunding and a slew of speakers

HIGHLIGHTS FROM YESTERDAY/LATE MONDAY FOR EU...

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Asia-Pac equity markets traded positive, although lacked firm impetus amid mass closures in the region

Israel PM Netanyahu said Iran has been hiding nuclear weapons activity and that Israel can provide “new and conclusive proof” of this

Looking ahead, highlights include UK and US mfg PMI, Canadian GDP, US construction PMI, ISM mfg PMI, APIs, NZ jobs and GDT

ASIA

Asia-Pac equity markets traded positive, although lacked firm impetus amid mass closures in the region and following...

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  • Asian stocks traded mostly higher as the region cheered the continued rebound on Wall St.
  • FX was quiet, in which most majors held on to Monday’s gains against the greenback
  • Looking ahead, highlights include UK CPI, APIs, Japanese GDP and Fed’s Mester

ASIA

Asian stocks traded mostly higher as...
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  • Asia equity markets began a holiday-quietened week mostly positive. Japan away from market
  • FX markets saw a quiet start to the week amid a sparse overnight calendar and light weekend newsflow
  • Looking ahead, today sees a lack of tier 1 highlights

ASIA

Asia equity markets began a...
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Key Events

 

Monday:

 

Tuesday: UK Inflation (Jan)

 

Wednesday: Japanese GDP (Q4), US CPI (Jan)

 

Thursday: Riksbank MonPol Decision, Australian Labour Market Report (Jan)

 

Friday:

 

North America

 

The US docket centres on Wednesday’s releases. January’s headline CPI is...

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  • Asia stocks traded negative across the board with global sentiment hampered after the return of the market turmoil on Wall St (DJIA -4.2%)
  • In FX markets, price action was relatively muted across the majors which mostly nursed the prior day’s losses against the greenback
  • Looking ahead, highlights include UK production numbers, Canadian jobs and a slew of...
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  • Asian equity markets traded mixed with the region somewhat cautious following the subdued lead from Wall St.
  • In FX, USD held on to the majority of the prior day’s yield-driven gains. RBNZ stood pat on rates and stated that policy will remain accommodative for a considerable period
  • Looking ahead, highlights include the BoE rate...
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RBNZ Monetary Policy Decision & Monetary Policy Statement Due At 20:00 GMT On Wednesday 7th February 2018, Press Conference Due At 21:00 GMT

All of those surveyed expect the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) to stand pat and leave its Official Cash Rate at 1.75%.

Most believe that interim Governor Grant Spencer will act as a placeholder, before Adrian Orr assumes the role in March. As a result, consensus looks for the Reserve Bank to maintain its balanced assessment and to...
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  • Asian equity markets were mostly higher as region attempted to track the rebound on Wall St.
  • FX markets were relatively range-bound overnight with EUR and GBP holding on to recent gains against the USD
  • Looking ahead, highlights include the weekly DoEs and a slew of speakers

ASIA

Asian equity...
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  • Asia stocks continued the global equity sell-off and saw hefty losses across the board, as panic selling rolled over to the region
  • In FX markets, safe-haven currencies were firmer with JPY boosted across the board and USD/JPY now below 109.00
  • Looking ahead, highlights include Canadian trade, APIs, NZ jobs and a slew of...
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  • Major Asian bourses suffered deep losses after Friday’s slump on Wall St as markets re-price expectations for the Fed’s tightening cycle
  • Price action in FX was relatively muted in which most major currencies languished after Friday’s post-NFP losses against the greenback
  • Looking ahead, highlights include Eurozone, UK and US services PMI, ISM non-mfg...
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Key Events

 

Monday: Brexit Negotiations Round Begins

 

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

 

Wednesday: New Zealand Labour Market Report (Q4)

 

Thursday: BoE Monetary Policy Decision & QIR, RBNZ Monetary Policy Decision, Chinese Trade Balance (Jan)

 

Friday: Canadian Labour Market Report (Jan), RBA Statement on Monetary...

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