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  • Asian equities slip amid the rising geopolitical concerns, while Chinese CPI misses analyst estimates.
  • JPY the notable beneficiary from the risk off tone with USD/JPY at its lowest level since Nov’16.
  • Looking ahead, highlights include UK Jobs Data, BoC Rate Decision, and DoE Crude Report.

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Geopolitical concerns continued to weigh on markets with the...
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  • Mounting geopolitical concerns continue to guide investor sentiment with Asian equities trading mostly lower
  • This sentiment was also seen in FX markets with JPY one of the main beneficiaries, dragging USD/JPY below 111.00
  • Looking ahead, highlights include UK inflation, German ZEW and Fed’s Kashkari

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Asia equity markets mostly traded with a...
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  • Asian equities traded mixed following on from the subdued Wall Street lead while geopolitical tensions continue to mount over the weekend
  • USD held onto Friday’s gains where the USD-index reclaimed 101.00, meanwhile, JPY softened with USD/JPY extending further above 111.00
  • Looking ahead, highlights include ECB’s Constancio and Fed’s Yellen

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  • Risk-off sentiment has been spurred by heightened geopolitical tensions as the US launched cruise missiles against Syrian targets
  • A Syria military source stated that the strike led to losses, while Russia is to seek a UN Security Council meeting on the strike
  • Looking ahead, highlights include US and Canadian Jobs reports, UK Industrial and Manufacturing Production, BoE's Carney, Fed's Dudley, ECB's Coeure and...
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  • FOMC minutes saw focus around a potential change to the Fed’s reinvestment policy and a split on whether hikes should be faster or more gradual
  • Asia equities traded lower, following on from the US lead with the USD losing ground against major counterparts
  • Looking ahead, highlights include ECB Minutes, US Weekly Jobs data, ECB’s Draghi, Praet and Constancio

FOMC...
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  • Asia equity markets traded choppy following the mild gains on Wall St. which was led by the energy sector
  • FX markets were uneventful amid a lack of tier 1 data during the Asia session, which kept the USD range-bound
  • Looking ahead, highlights include Eurozone, UK and US Service PMI, ADP Employment Change and ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI, DoEs and FOMC Minutes
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  • Asian Equities traded with little in the way of firm direction amid holiday-thinned trade with the USD trading in a similar manner
  • The RBA kept rates on hold at 1.50% as expected and struck a mildly cautious tone
  • Looking ahead, highlights include UK Construction PMI, US Trade Balance, ECB’s Draghi, ECB’s Liikanen and Fed’s Tarullo

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Asia equity markets...
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  • Asian equities traded mostly higher as the region digested a slew of mixed data
  • FX markets saw a quiet start to the week with the USD-index rangebound ahead of this week’s key risk events
  • Looking ahead, highlights include Eurozone, UK and US Mfg. PMI data, US Construction Spending, ECB’s Coeure, Fed’s Dudley, Lacker and Harker

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  • Asian equity markets traded somewhat mixed with some slight indecision heading into month, quarter and fiscal year-end
  • USD remained firm as the USD-index extended advances above 100.00 amid weakness in EUR/USD which languished below 1.0700
  • Looking ahead, highlights include German unemployment rate, UK GDP, US PCE, University of Michigan sentiment, ECB's Couere and Fed's Bullard &...
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  • Asian equities traded mostly lower despite a largely positive lead from the US in which the energy sector outperformed
  • The greenback held near yesterday’s highs as the USD-index reclaimed 100.00, while USD/JPY extended its footing above 111.00
  • Looking ahead, highlights include German...
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  • Asian equities traded mostly higher amid a positive Wall Street lead, with stocks supported by upside in energy and financial names
  • USD held on to the prior session’s gains with the USD-index closer to the 100 level and USD/JPY above 111.00
  • Looking ahead, highlights include UK PM May invoking Article 50 and the DoE Crude oil inventory...
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BoE's McCafferty speaks with Market Analyst Mike Barker on Iain Dale's LBC radio show, 28th March 2017. Have a listen below.

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  • Asian bourses saw a pick-up in sentiment overnight despite the subdued Wall Street lead with the ASX outperforming
  • FX markets were relatively quiet with the USD-index flat amid a lack of tier-1 data or drivers to spur price action
  • Looking ahead, highlights include potential comments from Fed’s Yellen, George, Kaplan & Powell and ECB’s Coeure
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  • Asian equities traded mostly lower with the Nikkei 225 hampered by a firmer JPY while Chinese bourses were dealt some reprieve from Industrial Profit data
  • USD softened overnight as investors reacted to the US President’s lack of ability to pass the health care bill tspanough congress
  • Looking ahead, highlights include potential comments from ECB’s Lautenschlaeger, Praet, Fed’s Evans and...
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  • Trump’s AHCA negotiations remained in focus overnight, with some concerns eased after Trump stated he will focus on tax reforms if the House of representatives fail to pass the bill
  • USD saw upside in the wake of Trump’s tax reform comments, with comments from Kaplan also supportive
  • Today’s highlights include Eurozone and US manufacturing and services PMIs, US Durable Goods Orders and comments from Fed's Evans,...
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  • Asian equities traded higher in line with their US counterparts, with newsflow overnight relatively light
  • USD has held on to yesterday’s rebound, while NZD sspanugged off the latest RBNZ rate decision which shed little new information.
  • Highlights include UK Retail Sales, US weekly jobless data and a host of speakers including BoE’s Broadbent, ECB’s Lautenschlager and Fed’s Yellen, Kashkari and...
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  • Asian equities trades relatively mixed following a rather subdued lead from Wall St. in which financials underperformed
  • An encouraging performance from Macron in the first presidential election TV debate saw EUR/USD outperform
  • Looking ahead, highlights include: UK CPI, Canadian Retail Sales, API report and...
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  • Quiet start to the week as Asian equities traded mixed amid a lack of key drivers while Japanese trade was closed for the Spring Equinox holiday.
  • FX markets saw the USD-index continue to pull back with the greenback now hovering around the 100 level.
  • Highlights include, Chicago Fed National Activity Index, Bundesbank Report and comments from Fed’s...
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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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