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  • US 10-year yields hit 4 year highs as markets react to a hawkish Powell
  • Positive vibes from EU sources on the new Irish backstop proposal lifts Brexit spirits and the GBP
  • Looking ahead, highlights include, weekly US jobs data, US factory orders, Banxico rate decision, Fed’s Quarles and ECB’s Coeure

ASIA

Asia-Pac stocks traded mostly lower despite the positive lead from Wall St as the effects of rising rates...

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  • Asia-Pac stocks traded mostly lower despite the positive lead from Wall St as the effects of rising rates spooked investors
  • In FX markets, the greenback hit a one-month high following upbeat comments from Fed Chair Powell on the economy
  • Italy's government agreed on a 2.4% deficit/GDP target in 2019, 2.1% in 2020 and 1.8% in 2021, PM Conte confirmed
  • Looking ahead, highlight include, weekly US jobs data, US factory orders,...
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  • Italian Economy Minister tries to tame budget excesses ahead of key meeting
  • BTPs firm but off peaks as Di Maio maintains citizens income demands
  • Looking ahead, highlight include, US services PMI, US ADP, ISM non-mfg, Fed’s Barkin, Harker, Bullard, Brainard and Mester

ASIA

Asian stocks traded choppy following a mixed lead from Wall St. where the Dow hit all-time highs aided by gains in Intel shares, while Nasdaq was...

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  • Italy are said to seek cuts in their 2021 and 2020 deficit/GDP ratio to 2.0% and 2.2% respectively from 2.4%
  • EUR immediately caught a bid as the reports signal a potential compromise from Italy. Asian stocks traded choppy following a mixed lead from Wall St.
  • Looking ahead, highlights include EZ, UK and US services PMI, US ADP, ISM non-mfg, ECB’s Mersch, Fed’s Evans, Barkin, Harker, Bullard, Brainard and...
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  • BTP yields hit 4 year highs and FTSE MIB underperforms after Borghi suggests Italy would be better off without the EUR
  • GBP the G10 laggard after poor PMI’s and negative Brexit commentary via the Tory conference
  • Looking ahead highlights include, US APIs and potential comments from BoE’s Haskel, Fed’s Quarles, ECB’s Villeroy, Fed’s Barkin, Powell, and BoE’s Haldane

ASIA

Asian stocks...

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  • Asian stocks traded mostly lower as the upbeat sentiment from the USMCA deal seen on Wall St. faded away
  • UK PM May is preparing to limit Britain's ability to strike free-trade deals after Brexit in a significant concession to the EU aimed at breaking the deadlock in negotiations
  • The RBA stood pat on rates as expected and stated that low interest rates are supporting the economy, while business conditions and the outlook for the labour market remain...
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  • US-Canada-Mexico agreed to new NAFTA named the USMCA; CAD and MXN the major outperformers in FX
  • FTSE MIB the outperforming bourse as Italy sees some reprieve
  • Looking ahead, highlights include, US mfg PMIs, US construction spending, ISM mfg PMI, Fed’s Bostic, Kashkari, Rosengren, BoE’s Tenreyro

NAFTA

US and Canada said in an official statement that they have reached a trade deal with Mexico in an agreement...

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  • US and Canada said in an official statement that they have reached a trade deal with Mexico in an agreement dubbed the USMCA (US-Mexico-Canada Agreement)
  • Asian stocks traded mixed following a rather uneventful lead from Wall St. on Friday. Hong Kong and Mainland China closed due to public holidays
  • In FX, focus has been on JPY weakness and CAD strength with the latter hitting 4-month highs vs. USD
  • Looking ahead, highlights include...
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  • Italian budget fallout continues, with BTP yields above 3.15%, FTSE MIB Bank Index down over 5%, and EUR underperforming
  • GBP undermined by benign UK GDP and more Brexit-related weakness in business investment
  • Looking ahead, highlights include US personal income, core PCE price index, Canadian GDP, Chicago PMI, Uni. of Michigan and a slew of central bank speakers

ASIA

Asian stocks traded mostly higher following a spur in...

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  • Asian stocks traded mostly higher following a spur in risk-appetite and an upbeat lead on Wall St
  • The Italian government has reached agreement on 2.4% deficit to GDP target for 2019
  • Looking ahead, highlights include German jobs, UK GDP, EZ CPI, US personal income, core PCE price index, Canadian GDP, Chicago PMI, Uni. of Michigan and a slew of central bank speakers

ASIA

Asian stocks traded mostly higher following a spur in...

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  • Italian budget dispute takes centre stage as Finance Minister and League/5SM 2% conflict comes to the fray
  • BTP roam toward 3% to the upside in early European trade and FTSE MIB leading the losses in equities
  • Looking ahead, highlights include, German CPI, US GDP, Durables, Italian budget presentation and a slew of central bank speakers

ASIA

Asian stocks were indecisive following a lacklustre lead from Wall St. where the...

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  • FOMC hiked rates as expected, Fed Chair Powell provided an upbeat tone on the US economy, dot plots suggested no more hikes after 2020
  • UK PM May is reportedly losing support for a no-deal Brexit if EU discussions fail, according to sources
  • Recent reports suggest the Italian Government may postpone their 2019 budget plan meeting while the league are set to join 5SM in seeking a 2.4% deficit target
  • Looking ahead, highlights include...
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  • FX markets rangy and equities directionless in a quiet European morning ahead of the FOMC
  • BTP’s back over 127.00 as Italian budget updates surface ahead of the official release on Thursday
  • Looking ahead, highlights include, Czech, US and NZ interest rate decisions, US new home sales, ECB’s Draghi and Fed’s Powell

ASIA

Asian equities traded mostly higher despite a mixed lead from Wall St. where the Dow...

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  • Asian equities traded mostly higher despite a mixed lead from Wall St. where the Dow and S&P closed with losses
  • In FX markets, antipodeans stole the limelight as an improvement in New Zealand’s business outlook and activity lifted NZD/USD to near weekly highs
  • UK PM May again states that it is not in the national interest to hold another general election or second referendum
  • Looking ahead, highlights include, Czech, US...
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  • Oil breaks USD 82.00 to the upside and hits 4 year highs as OPEC’s rhetoric continues to lift the market
  • ECB’s Praet highlights there was nothing new in Draghi’s speech yesterday, EURUSD vigorously falls to as low as 1.1732
  • Looking ahead, highlights include, US consumer confidence, APIs, BoE’s Vleighe, ECB’s Praet, Makuch, Coeure, supply from the US

ASIA

Asian stocks traded mixed with the...

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  • Asian stocks traded mixed with the region indecisive following a lacklustre lead from Wall St. where both S&P 500 and Dow slipped from all-time highs
  • According to reports, the UK cabinet is said to give PM May's Brexit plan two weeks for progress
  • Looking ahead highlights include US consumer confidence, APIs, BoE’s Vleighe, ECB’s Praet, Makuch, Coeure, supply from the US

ASIA

Asian stocks traded mixed...

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  • Oil up by over 2% as JMMC takes no heed to Trump’s calls for lower oil prices
  • Risk sentiment takes a hit as China cancels trade talks with the US; European bourses all in the red
  • Looking ahead the highlights are ECB’s Draghi speaking and the UK Cabinet meeting at 14:00BST

ASIA

Asian stocks traded lower with South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and mainland China away due to public holidays, with risk sentiment dampened...

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  • Asian stocks traded lower (South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and mainland China away due to public holidays) with risk sentiment dampened after China cancelled trade talks with the US
  • UK PM May’s aides have reportedly begun contingency planning for a snap election in November to save the Brexit talks; later denied by Raab
  • Looking ahead, highlights include German IFO and ECB’s Draghi

ASIA

Asian stocks traded lower...

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  • European equities pay no heed to poor EZ PMIs; set for over 2% weekly gain as trade war fear dissipate
  • Sterling sliding on subpar statements after Salzburg summit
  • Looking ahead, highlights include, US PMIs, Canadian CPI and retail sales, Baker Hughes Rig Count and quad witching

ASIA

Asian equity markets traded higher as the region took impetus from the rally in US where the Nasdaq outperformed on a rebound in tech, while...

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Asian equity markets traded higher as the region took impetus from the rally in US where the Nasdaq outperformed on a rebound in tech

Former UK Brexit Secretary Davis warned as many as 40 MPs could vote against PM May's Chequers plan but added that Brexiteers are "reasonably terrified" of a Labour general election victory

Looking ahead, highlights include EZ and US PMIs, Canadian CPI and retail sales, Baker Hughes Rig Count

ASIA

Asian equity markets traded higher as the...

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  • NOK gets hit by a flatter Norges Bank rate path than expected, SNB a lacklustre event
  • UK Retail Sales beats with previous all revised higher, Cable lifted above 1.3200
  • Looking ahead, highlights include, SARB rate decision, US weekly jobs, Philly Fed, Existing Home Sales, ECB’s Weidmann and Praet, supply from the US

ASIA

Asia equity markets eventually traded mixed despite the early tailwind from US where strength in...

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  • Asian equity markets eventually traded mixed despite the early tailwind from US where strength in blue chip financials fuelled the outperformance in the DJIA
  • UK Chequers plan was said to cause divide among EU leaders with some countries calling for EU to engage with the UK and with others unwilling to make concessions
  • Looking ahead, highlights include, SNB, Norges, SARB rate decisions, US weekly jobs, Philly Fed, Existing Home Sales, ECB’s Weidmann and...
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  • Trade war concerns continue to abate as European and Asian equites extend on the previous sessions gains
  • UK CPI beats expectations and upbeat Brexit commentary helps Cable improve on 8 week highs
  • Looking ahead, highlights include, US Building Permits, Housing Starts, DoEs, BCB rate decision, NZ GDP and ECB’s Draghi

ASIA

Asian equity markets traded positive following the gains in the US as global markets took the...

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  • Asian equity markets traded firmer following the gains in the US. Chinese bourses lifted by support measures announced by Premier Li
  • In Brexit, UK PM May claims that an exit deal is virtually agreed, whilst Barnier states the EU is ready to improve its proposal on Northern Ireland
  • Looking ahead, highlights include UK CPI, US Building Permits, Housing Starts, DoEs, BCB rate decision, NZ GDP, BoE’s Haldane, ECB’s Draghi and supply from...
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  • European equities are firmer shruging off US-China tariff action, with 10% seen not as severe as anticipated
  • Brent jumps over 1% as Saudi Arabia is said to be happy with oil over USD 80/bbl
  • Looking ahead, highlights include, Hungary’s Interest Rate Decision and GDT

ASIA

Asian equity markets were mixed with focus centred on the escalation of trade tensions after the US confirmed tariffs on USD 200bln of Chinese imports effective September 24th which will begin at 10%...

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