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    Date : 31st January 2017.

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    FX News Today

    European Fixed Income Outlook: Stock markets started to stabilise in Asia. Hang Seng and CSI 300 are little changed, the ASX 200 closed with a gain of 0.25%, but Japanese markets remained under pressure as the yen rose against the dollar and Nikkei and Topix dropped -0.83% and -1.15% respectively. U.K. stock futures are also in the red amid dollar weakness, but U.S. futures are recovering after yesterday’s decline. Investors had been taking profit as the months draws to a close and warnings over the vulnerability of markets to major corrections are getting louder, while confidence in the global growth outlook and improvements in corporate profits are underpinning sentiment. 10-year yields declined in Asia and the 10-year Treasury yield is also down -1.1 bp but holds above 2.7% as the focus turns to the FOMC announcement. Oil prices are down and the front end WTI future is trading around the USD 64 per barrel mark, while industrial metals reversed losses. Released overnight, U.K. GfK consumer confidence unexpectedly improved. Still to come, the European calendar has inflation data for Spain, France and the Eurozone as a whole, as well as German and Eurozone labour market data,

    Australia’s CPI improved to a 1.9% y/y pace in Q4 (q/q, sa) from 1.8% in Q3. CPI grew 0.6% (m/m, sa) after an 0.6% gain in Q3. Both the annual and quarterly comparable gains slightly undershot projections. Growth in the annual core CPI measures was steady or faster: the trimmed mean CPI was 1.8% y/y in Q4 from 1.8% y/y in Q3. The weighted median CPI improved to 2.0% y/y in Q2 from 1.9% y/y in Q4. A gradual improvement is seen in the CPI, but growth rates remain either just below or at the bottom of the RBA’s 2.0% to 3.0% target band. The report is consistent with widespread expectations for the RBA to hold rates steady next week at 1.50%.

    Main Macro Events Today
    • Eurozone Unemployment – German jobless figure falling to -17K in January, leaving the seasonally adjusted jobless number unchanged at a very low 5.5% y/y, while the Eurozone jobless rate for December is seen falling back to 8.7% y/y.
    • Eurozone CPI- is seen at 1.3% y/yfrom 1.4% y/y.
    • US ADP Non-Farm Employment Change – Private payrolls are projected to have risen 185k after the better than expected 250k climb in December.
    • Canadian GDP – November GDP is expected to rise 0.3% (m/m, sa) after the flat reading in October.
    • Crude Oil Inventories – expected at 0.1M barrels from 1.1M reported last week.
    • FOMC Statement & FED Rates – No changes are expected.
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    Date : 1st February 2017.

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    FX News Today

    European Fixed Income Outlook: Asian stock markets mixed, with Japan outperforming after a stronger than expected manufacturing PMI reading, that still left the yen lower. The Nikkei is up 1.684%, the Topix gained 1.84 and the ASX 200 closed with a gain of 0.87%, but Chinese stocks headed south, as the Caixin China manufacturing PMI held steady in January and investors remain cautious as the lunar new year comes into view. Overall though Asian equities started February on a positive note after three days of sell off and following a late recovery on U.S. markets, after the FOMC seemed to set the stage for a rate hike in March yesterday with a statement that saw yields climbing higher. The 10-year Treasury yield climbed to 2.75% before falling back and is currently at 2.729%, up 2.4 bp. 10-year JGBs are up 1.5 bp at 0.090%, but stock markets seem to be adapting to higher yields and U.S. stock futures are moving higher as are FTSE 100 futures.

    FX Update: The has dollar has traded firmer in the wake of yesterday’s FOMC announcement, which brought the expected no-change decision in policy settings but was accompanied by upgrades in the Fed’s growth and inflation projections. The narrow trade-weighted USD index (DXY) is up 0.6% from four-session yesterday’s low at 88.78, logging a high of 89.31. EURUSD has clocked a two-day low at 1.2384 and USDJPY has lifted to a one-week high of 109.61. Wall Street managed to recover from weakness seen in the initial wake of the Fed’s guidance, while Asian stock markets, outside the case of Chinese markets, rallied. January manufacturing PMI reading out of Japan rose to 54.8 from 54.0, with new order growth at a four-year high, The Caixin manufacturing PMI for China met expectations at 51.5, unchanged from December.

    Main Macro Events Today
    • Eurozone Manufacturing PMI – are likely to confirm preliminary numbers and confirm that while the headline rate fell back slightly in January, job creation remains strong.
    • U.K. Manufacturing PMI – expected to come in with a headline reading of 56.5 after 56.3 in December, and the construction PMI at 52.0 after 52.2 in the month prior
    • US ISM Manufacturing PMI – It’s likely to dip 0.5 points to 58.8 after jumping to 59.3 in December.
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    Date : 2nd February 2017.

    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 2nd February 2017.


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    FX News Today

    European Fixed Income Outlook: Bund yields are climbing higher in opening trade, with the 10-year trading at 0.726%, up 1.1 bp on the day, after the 10-year Treasury yield nearly touched 2.8% yesterday in the wake of the Atlanta Fed’s Q1 GDPNow estimate. The BoJ tried to ease the pressure on bond markets by stepping in with fresh purchase offers, and Treasury yields are also slightly down from the highs seen late yesterday. In Europe meanwhile ECB’s Nowotny added fresh pressure with a renewed call for an end to asset purchases, which he said will also see long yields rising. 2-year Schatz yields are up 0.2 bp at -0.554%, the 5-year is up 0.4 bp at 0.097%, leaving the curve steeper. Peripheral 10-year bonds are underperforming, and DAX and CAC 40 futures are heading south, as long yields rise and the EUR is trading above 1.25 against the dollar. FTSE 100 futures meanwhile pared earlier gains and are moving sideways. U.S. futures are mostly down, after a mixed session in Asia, where the BoJ’s action didn’t prevent a correction in equity markets.

    FX Update: USDJPY and yen crosses continued to gain today, with the Japanese currency underperforming concomitantly with the BoJ ramping up JGB purchases under its yield curve control framework to keep the 10-year yield at 0%. USDJPY clocked a nine-day high of 109.82, and EURJPY stormed to a 30-month high of 137.24. The BoJ bought Y450 bln of 5- to 10-year JGBs today, offering to buy unlimited quantities of 10-year paper. Reuters cited a BoJ official confirming that the actions enable the BOJ to firmly adhere to its current policy, and that it took steps after “large increase” in yields. The “large increase” was apparently the 10-year JGB yield having nudged above 0.1%. Other factors driving the yen lower include the rekindling of the global stock market rally and higher dollar yield advantage in USDJPY, following the Fed’s upgraded growth and inflation forecasts this week. Elsewhere, the euro has been showing moderate outperformance, led by the strong gain in EUR-JPY. EURUSD logged a high at 1.2523 late yesterday, and today found demand on dips under 1.2500. Last week’s 38-month high at 1.2537 is back within spitting distance.

    Main Macro Events Today
    • UK Construction PMI – are likely to fell slightly in January, down to 52.00 from 52.2 seen last month.
    • U.K. NFP & Unemployment rate – expected to increase by 180K from 148K,while the unemployment rate is expected to hold steady from 4.1% in October.
    • US UoM Consumer Sentiment – The final January consumer sentiment report from the University of Michigan likely improved to 95.0 compared to the 94.4 preliminary.
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    Date : 5th February 2017.

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    Main Macro Events This Week

    It was a wild ride last week which ended with a devilish 666 point drop on the Dow and a 6.5 bp surge in the 30-year Treasury bond rate. The bearish tone was not isolated to Wall Street as all almost indexes were down with losses ranging from 1% to nearly 5%. Bond yields were generally higher too, led by the 30-year Treasury’s 15 bp climb to 3.08%. Factors weighing on the markets were worries over central bank tightening, potentially rising inflation, disappointing earnings, technical, and bearish momentum. However, selloffs have been expected given record highs on equities and still low rates on bonds, so it’s no time to panic. Fundamentals remain bullish and the FOMC isn’t going to panic by accelerating its policy path. However, all is not lost. Friday’s 666 point decline pales in comparison to the near 7200 point gain since President Trump’s election. Fundamentals point to strong economic growth this year, with the Atlanta Fed’s GDPNow estimate pointing to a 5.4% rate of growth in Q1.

    United States: Markets are likely to remain shaky as the new week begins with buyers waiting for the dust to settle before stepping back in. Though the “Nunes memo” wasn’t the catalyst for the plunge on Wall Street, it did keep potential dip buyers away. The most important indicator will be the January services ISM (Monday), expected to edge up to 57.0 (median 56.6) from a revised 56.0 in December. The trade deficit (Tuesday) should widen for a fifth straight month, to -$52.7 bln (median -$52.0 bln)from -$50.5 bln. Net exports were a big drag in the recent Q4 GDP report, though which was a function of a large increase in imports, reflective of the strength in consumption. Other releases include December JOLTS (Tuesday), consumer credit (Wednesday), jobless claims (Thursday), and wholesale trade (Friday). earnings season continues with Pharma’s, Disney and BP taking centre stage. Fedspeak continues and new Chair Powell takes the hot seat officially.

    Canada: January employment (Friday), expected to show a 20.0k gain after the 78.6k surge in December and 79.5k rise in November. The unemployment rate is projected to hold steady at 5.7%, which is the lowest for the current series that goes back to 1976. Wages will again be in the spotlight, with the average hourly wage projected to 3.0% y/y from 2.7% y/y in December. The trade balance (Tuesday) is expected to narrow to -C$2.1 bln in December from -C$2.5 bln in November. Export values are seen growing 2.0% m/m after the 3.7% surge in November. Housing starts (Thursday) are anticipated to slow further to a 210.0k unit pace in January from 217.0k in December. Building permits (Wednesday) are projected to expand 2.0% in December after the 7.7% tumble in November. The December new home price index (Thursday) is expected to rise 0.1% m/m after the 0.1% gain in November. The January Ivey PMI is due (Tuesday).

    Europe: The calendar quiets after last week’s flurry of releases, giving traders a lot of time to assess the volatile market conditions. And the few reports on tap won’t change the overall outlook for the economy, or the ECB. Growth surprised on the upside in 2017 and while confidence data remains robust, we expect a slowdown in momentum this year with political risks, including Italian elections and Brexit talks, looming on the horizon. The European calendar has German manufacturing orders (Tuesday), seen rebounding in December and rising 0.4% m/m (median 0.7%) after correcting -0.4% m/m in November. German industrial production for December (Wednesday), meanwhile, is seen falling -0.8 m/m (median -0.6%) after much stronger than expected growth of 3.4% m/m in November. Finally, Germany has December trade (Wednesday) and overall data are expected to confirm a slight deceleration in the quarterly GDP growth rate in Q4. For the Eurozone as a whole, the final readings of services and composite PMIs are expected to confirm preliminary readings of 57.6 and 58.6, respectively, signaling a robust pace of expansion at the start of 2018. The calendar also has Eurozone December retail sales, French and Italy production numbers, French trade and Italian inflation.

    UK: The pound closed out January with just over a net 5.0% gain against the dollar, the biggest monthly advance Her Majesty’s currency has seen since July 2010. The outperformance was driven by expectations for the BoE to make a hawkish shift in policy guidance at its MPC meeting this week. the February meeting of the BoE’s Monetary Policy Meeting (announcing Thursday), which will be accompanied by the release of the central bank’s quarterly inflation report. While the BoE is widely expected to leave the repo rate at 0.5% and QE totals unchanged, the meeting is likely to mark a sea change in approach after BoE Governor Carney last week forewarned that the central bank is beginning to turn its focus to a more conventional stance of limiting inflation. The inflation report is likely see the BoE upgrade its growth assessment, particularly the scope for self-sustaining private sector growth while highlighting a tightening labour market and rising wages. As for inflation, the marked ascent in the pound will likely see the BoE downgrade nearer-term CPI projections, but at the same time note increasing risk for second round inflationary pressures as labour markets tighten and spare capacity shrinks. The BoE will also likely point to factory selling prices having hit their highest rate of gain since 1984.Data this week includes the release of the January services PMI (Monday), which will follow sub-forecast construction and manufacturing PMI surveys for the same month. We expect the headline services PMI to dip slightly, to 54.0 (median same) from 54.2 in December. Production data for December is also up this week (Friday), where we anticipate a 0.9% m/m decline

    Japan: The December current account surplus (Thursday) is expected to narrow to JPY 1,000 bln from 1,347 bln. January bank loan figures are also due Thursday. The December tertiary industry index (Friday) should rise 0.5% m/m from the prior 1.1% rise.

    China: The January trade report (Thursday) should reveal a narrowed $53.0 bln surplus, from $54.7 in December. January CPI (Friday) is penciled in at up 1.6% y/y from 1.8%, while January PPI (Friday) should ease to 4.3% y/y from 4.9%. Services PMI was up significantly earlier at 54.7.

    Australia: The Reserve Bank of Australia meeting (Tuesday) is the focus. We expect no change to the current 1.50% rate setting. The Bank’s quarterly statement on monetary policy will be released (Friday), which will detail the current growth and inflation projections. Governor Lowe speaks (Thursday) at the A50 Australian Economic Forum dinner in Sydney. The trade deficit (Tuesday) is expected to improve to -A$100 mln in December from -A$628 mln in November. Retail sales (Tuesday) are seen falling 0.5% (m/m, sa) in December after the 1.2% bounce in November. Housing investment (Friday) is projected to drop 2.0% (m/m, sa) in December after the 2.1% jump in November.

    Always trade with strict risk management. Your capital is the single most important aspect of your trading business.

    Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.

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    Senior Market Analyst
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    FX News Today

    FX News Today
    Asian Wrap : The sell off in stock markets deepened in Asia overnight, with Nikkei, Topix and Hang Seng loosing more than 4%, the ASX 200 more than 3%, the CSI nearly 3%. With this level of correction bond markets benefited from a flight to safety and yields declined markedly, after yesterday’s fresh move higher. With the global equity rout deepening, the question is will central bankers take note and with the change at the top of the Fed speculation that the sell off will halt the rise in rates is mounting. In Japan Kuroda told parliament that it would be inappropriate to raise the yield target even by a small margin. Meanwhile focus has shifted to plunge in a popular exchange traded fund, that was designed to bet against volatility and tanked in after hour trade.

    FX Update: The dollar has held firm, and the yen firmer amid a persisting global risk aversion theme. Japan’s Nikkei closed with a 4.8% loss, and was showing intraday losses of over 6% at the lows, while the Shanghai Composite and Australia’s ASX 200 racked up losses of over 3%. The narrow trade-weighted USD index (DXY) logged a two-week high at 89.72 before settling around the 89.50 mark, which is still just over 1% from the low seen last Friday. USDJPY clocked an eight-day low at 108.50 as Asia as the yen continued to find safe haven bids as global stock markets continued to head south. Driving risk aversion is spiking sovereign yields and the concomitant rise inflation expectations and prospects for the Fed to lead key central banks to take away monetary policy stimulus. Expectations are for USDJPY to grind lower over the coming days and weeks, though see risk of there being greater magnitude of declines in AUDJPY, which tends to correlate strongly with global stock market direction. Today’s strongest currency is the NZD ahead of tomorrows rate decision.

    German Factory Orders: German manufacturing orders jumped 3.8% m/m in December, much more than anticipated and with November revised up to -0.1% m/m from -0.4% m/m reported initially. An exceptionally strong number that points to ongoing strong growth in manufacturing. The statistical office reported that the main impulses came from export orders and here mainly orders from other Eurozone countries, which jumped sharply higher at the end of the year.

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    Main Macro Events Today
    • US Trade Balance – a further fall to $-52.0 bln from $-50.5bln for the December number
    • CAD Ivey PMI – Expected to rise from 60.4 to 61.0
    • NZD Jobs Data – Q4 Employment Change (No Change expected -0.2%) , Unemployment (No Change expected 4.6%) and Participation Rate (a fall to 70.8% from 71.1%)
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    Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.

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    Stuart Cowell
    Senior Market Analyst
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    Disclaimer: This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.
     
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    Date : 7th February 2017.

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    FX News Today

    European Fixed Income Outlook: Bund yields are higher in early trade, with the 10-year up 1.4 bp at 0.7% as of 7:28GMT, the 2-year up 0.4 bp at -0.576%, leaving the curve steeper once again as European stock futures move higher, with the DAX future leading the way and up 0.86% after a late rally on Wall Street yesterday. Asian markets also tried to recovered, but the rally started to fizzle out later in the session as rate hike concerns resurfaced and while the Nikkei managed a small gain of 0.16%, the CSI 300 closed with a loss of -2.37%. The relationship between bond and stock markets remains ambiguous but for now improving risk appetite is underpinning stocks and the outperformance of Eurozone peripheral bond markets, versus Bunds. Released at the start of the session, German industrial production corrected -0.6% m/m in December, broadly in line with expectations after a 3.1% m/m rise in November.. Still to come are U.K. house price numbers and a German 10-year auction.

    FX Update: The dollar traded mixed versus its major peers and developing world currencies, losing ground to the yen, euro, and sterling, among others, while gaining versus the Australian dollar and some other currencies, including the New Zealand dollar after a short-lived rally the antipodean currency in the wake of an above-forecast Q4 employment report. Wall Street staged a solid rebound yesterday, and Eurostoxx futures are pointing to a positive open on European bourses, though S&P futures have shed 0.8% in overnight trade and Asian markets turned lower, giving back intraday gains and turning negative in some cases. Japan’s Nikke 225 closed with a fractional 0.2% gain, while the Shanghai Composite is showing a loss of 1.8%, and South Korea’s KOSPI a 2.3% loss. This backdrop saw USDJPY and yen crosses grind lower, giving back some of the rebound gains seen yesterday during Wall Street’s rebound. Volatility is likely to remain high in the coming sessions, and we expect to see further dollar and yen outperformance relative to most other currencies.

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    Main Macro Events Today
    • Non-monetary policy’s ECB meeting
    • Crude Oil Inventories
    • Canadian Building Permits – projected to expand 2.0% in December after the 7.7% tumble in November.
    • RBNZ Monetary Policy Statement – The 1.75% policy setting expected to be left in place.
    • RBNZ Press Conference at 21:00 GMT
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    Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.

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    Andria Pichidi
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    Date : 8th February 2018.

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    FX News Today

    European Fixed Income Outlook: Asian stock markets moved mostly higher, with the CSI 300 underperforming once again and heading south, while the Nikkei closed with a gain of 1.13%, the ASX 200 moved up a further 0.24% and the Hang Seng 0.58% as of 6:35GMT. The yuan dropped after trade figures missed estimates and amid speculation that policy makers will move to rein in gains. Overnight, RBNZ held steady at 1.75%, matching widespread expectations. Governor Spencer remained dovish, saying “Monetary policy will remain accommodative for a considerable period. Numerous uncertainties remain and policy may need to adjust accordingly. NZDUSD has fallen to 0.7209 from 0.7258 ahead of the Bank’s announcement. Meanwhile today,German trade surplus narrowed as export growth slowed. Germany posted a sa trade surplus of EUR 21.5 bln in December, down from EUR 22.3 bln in the previous month. Exports rose just 0.3% m/m, after jumping 4.1% m/m in December, while import growth slowed to 1.4% m/m from 2.2% m/m. The December number left the total for Q4 at EUR 63.7 bln, up from EUR 62.4 bln in the third quarter of the year, which points to a positive contribution from net exports to overall growth in the last quarter, even if this is nominal data, impacted by exchange rate developments.

    FX Update: The dollar has traded mixed today, gaining moderately versus the euro, sterling, Australian dollar, among other currencies, but holding steady versus the Canadian dollar while gaining for a third straight day versus the yen. The Japanese currency has been coming under pressure as market participants trim safe haven trades as global markets find a toehold, albeit a fragile looking one. USDJPY logged a peak at 109.78, extending the rebound from Monday’s low at 108.45. EURJPY and other yen crosses have been seeing a similar price action, including AUDJPY. Japanese data showed the current account data for December at a surplus of Y797.2 bln, down from Y1,347.3 bln in the month prior. BoJ Suzuki said that there is no need for further monetary easing, contrasting in tone to Governor Kuroda, who earlier in the week said that there is no need to think about taking monetary stimulus away with inflation remaining below 1% and well off the BoJ’s 2% target. China January trade data came in much stronger than expected, though a near 40% export survey drove a sharp narrowing in the surplus, prompting the PBoC to guid the CNY lower today after the currency hit a two-year high yesterday. EURUSD lifted back toward 1.2300, reversing some of the losses seen yesterday after ECB’s Nowotny accused the U.S. Treasury of talking the dollar down.

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    Main Macro Events Today
    • RBA’s Governor Philip Lowe Speech
    • BoE’s Monetary Policy Meeting & Inflation Report – The BoE is widely expected to leave the repo rate at 0.5% and QE totals unchanged, the meeting is likely to mark a sea change in approach after BoE Governor Carney last week forewarned that the central bank is beginning to turn its focus to a more conventional stance of limiting inflation. The inflation report is likely see the BoE upgrade its growth assessment, particularly the scope for self-sustaining private sector growth while highlighting a tightening labour market and rising wages.
    • Canadian Housing Starts – projected to slow further to a 210.0k unit pace in January from 217.0k in December.
    • US Unemployment Claims – expected to rise to 232k from 230k in the week-ended January 27.
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    Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.

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    Andria Pichidi
    Senior Market Analyst
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    Disclaimer: This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.
     
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    Date : 9th February 2018.

    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 9th February 2018.


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    FX News Today
    European Fixed Income Outlook: 10-year Bund yields are oscillating around the 0.76% mark in opening trade, little changed from yesterday, the 2-year Schatz yield is steady at -0.56%, and while at the short end peripherals are outperforming, at the long end spreads are little changed. With the stock correction ongoing there remains hope that it will prompt a rethink at central banks, although the BoE’s hawkish statement yesterday highlighted that this may not be the case and officials elsewhere have so far also remained pretty calm. UK100 and CAC 40 futures are in the red after a negative session in Asia, where the Nikkei closed down more than 2%, but GER30 futures are moving higher in tandem with U.S. futures. Stocks continued to sell off in Asia, after Wall Street plunged. China’s push for deleveraging and broader concerns about rising interest rates has seen markets correcting more than 10% so far with no real sign of intervention from authorities.

    FX Update: The dollar has been trading mixed, losing ground to the euro, sterling, among other currencies, while gaining on the yen and Australian dollar . USDJPY clocked a four-day low of 108.49 in the early Tokyo session before rebounding above 109.0, dropping amid a phase of yen buying after the Dow clocked a 4%-plus closing loss on Wall Street, before rebounding. The marked widening in the U.S. 10-year Treasury over JGB yield spread this week has gotten mention in market narratives as being behind the rebound in USDJPY, although the pair remains nearly 1% down on the week. The U.S. Senate passed the budget and stopgap funding bill, although too late to prevent a government shutdown, which, assuming the House follows suits and passes the bill before midday, will make the shutdown a very short-lived affair. The episode didn’t appear to have had much bearing on the dollar. Sterling, which corrected sharply following its post-BoE gains of yesterday, rallied after remarks by MPC member Broadbent in a BBC radio interview earlier, where he said that a couple of 25 bp rate hikes this year wouldn’t be a great shock to the economy. Cable hit an intraday high of 1.3978, but has remained well off the post-BoE peak at 1.4067. AUDUSD hit a six-week low at 0.7759 following the release of the RBA’s latest SOMP, which took aim at the Australian dollar while trimming employment forecasts.

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    Main Macro Events Today

    • UK Manufacturing Production – Production data for December anticipated at 0.9% m/m decline in the industrial output reading after a 0.4% gain in the month prior, and a 0.3% gain in the narrower manufacturing production measure, which is seen a better gauge of underlying production trends, after an outsized 2.5% m/m in the month prior.
    • UK Goods Trade Balance – is expected to narrow to £-11.6B bln in December from £-12.2 bln in November.
    • Canadian Employment Change – expected to show a 20.0k gain after the 64.8k surge in December and 81.2k rise in November. The unemployment rate is projected to hold steady at 5.8%. Wages will again be in the spotlight, with the average hourly wage projected to accelerate to 3.6% y/y from 2.7% y/y in December.
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    FX News Today

    Volatility had mostly expired under the boot of the Federal Reserve QE policy stance and that of its central banking brethren. But as central bankers have begun to take their foot pedal by undertaking quantitative tapering and tightening, vol has proven that it’s “not dead yet,” but merely dormant until the appropriate moment.Looking ahead, input from around the globe should be mixed this week, with stock markets overseas taking their cue from a suddenly reflexive Wall Street.

    United States: U.S. economic calendar starts out at a snail’s pace, with the Treasury budget (Monday) forecast to post a $51 bln surplus (median $47 bln) for January vs -$23.2 bln. The NFIB small business optimism index (Tuesday) will provide the main entertainment. MBA mortgage market indices (Wednesday) are due, along with a potentially key update on January CPI, and January retail sales. The calendar really loads up (Thursday) with PPI, Philly Fed, Empire, claims, production, NAHB housing market index, and TIC data. The week will round out (Friday) with an update on January housing starts, which are expected to rise 0.6% to a 1.20 mln unit pace. Fedspeak will be unusually limited this week, with just Cleveland Fed hawk Mester on tap (Tuesday) to discuss the economic outlook and monetary policy before the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce from 8 ET.

    Canada: In Canada, the data and events docket is sparse. The December manufacturing report (Friday) is expected to reveal a 0.5% gain in shipment values after the 3.4% surge in November. The Teranet/National HPI for January is due Wednesday, while January existing home sales (Thursday)are on tap. ADP publishes its payrolls report for January (Thursday). BoC Deputy Governor Schembri (Thursday) speaks to the Manitoba Association for Business Economics in Winnipeg. His remarks will be available on the BoC’s website at 13:30 ET.

    Europe: Market volatility seems to be here to stay as investors adjust to the prospect of higher yields and less central bank support, and so far at least officials seem to be viewing developments with calm. Bundesbank President Weidmann played down both the strength of the EUR as well as the sell-off in stocks. Meanwhile data releases this week including Q4 GDP numbers and some final January inflation numbers, though they are unlikely to challenge the ECB’s baseline assumption of robust economic expansion amid a sanguine inflation environment that only gradually starts to move toward the ECB’s target. Eurozone GDP growth (Wednesday) is expected to be confirmed at 0.6% q/q , in line with the preliminary number. The German Q4 GDP (Wednesday) is expected at 0.7%, down from 0.8% in the previous quarter and Italy GDP growth at 0.6% q/q (median 0.5%). German HICP inflation (Wednesday) meanwhile is expected to be confirmed at just -0.7% y/y and the Spanish headline reading also at just 0.7% y/y, both far below the ECB’s upper limit for price stability. However, recent German wage deals suggest a gradual build in domestic price pressures going ahead as the labor market continues to tighten. The data calendar also has Eurozone production (Wednesday), and trade numbers (Thursday), as well as ECB speakers including Weidmann and Mersch. Supply comes from Spain and France on Thursday, while Germany auctions 30 year Bunds on Wednesday.

    UK: The BoE last week upgraded its assessment for economic growth while at the same time acknowledging that productivity has been lackluster, the sum of which led to an unexpected ratchet in hawkish guidance, leading to a possible rate hike from November to May. However, Brexit-related concerns — an area of emphasized contingency for the BoE — were soon to resurface. Brexit negotiations have entered a crucial phase, with both the EU and UK seeking to make a tentative accord on both a post-Brexit transition period and the form of a post-Brexit trading relationship, all in time for the EU leaders’ summit in late March. The data calendar this week is highlighted by the release of January inflation data (Tuesday), along with retail sales figures for the same month (Friday). The headline CPI expected to dip to 2.9% y/y after 3.0% in December, which would continue a modest climb down from the 3.1% cycle peak that was seen in November. An as-expected outcome would comfortably fit BoE projections, with the central bank forecasting CPI to have retreated to 2.2% at the two-year forecasting horizon in Q1 2020.

    Japan: Japan will be closed Monday from National Foundation Day. The markets will reopen Tuesday to he January PPI report, for which a 2.8% y/y reading is expected, slowing from the 3.1% pace previously. Preliminary Q4 GDP (Tuesday) is seen rising 1.1%, versus the previous 2.5% clip. December machinery orders (Thursday) are pencilled in posting a 2.0% m/m decline after climbing 5.7% in November. Revised December industrial production is also on deck Thursday.

    Australia: the employment report (Thursday) is the focus. The total employment is expected at 20.0k gain during January after the 34.7k gain in December. The unemployment rate is seen holding steady at 5.5%. The Reserve Bank of Australia’s Assistant Governor (Economic) Ellis speaks from Sydney (Tuesday). Governor Lowe appears before the House of Representatives’ Standing Committee on Economics (Friday).

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    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 13th February 2018.


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    FX News Today

    European Fixed Income Outlook: Asian stock markets mostly moved higher. Japanese markets returned from yesterday’s holiday’s in a good mood, but pared gains as the yen strengthened and Nikkei closed with a loss of -0.65%, the Topix was down -0.88%. In Europe, 10-year Bund yields are down -0.7 bp at 0.744% in opening trade, the 2-year is up 0.3 bp at -0.591%, leaving the curve flatter. 10-year Treasury yields are down -1.1 bp at 2.848% while JGBs underperformed in Asia and the 10-year nudged slightly higher despite a stronger yen. European stock futures are heading south, in tandem with U.S. futures setting up European equities for a correction from yesterday’s gains. Markets remain nervous as long yields continue to trend higher. The focus in Europe today will be on U.K. inflation data, with CPI expected to fall below 3% for the first time since August.

    FX Update:The dollar traded mostly softer as the global equity rebound extended in Asia after Wall Street yesterday completed its biggest two-day rebound in just over two years. The U.S. currency has been correlating inversely with global stock market direction of late on the causation that risk-on phases have seen investors divest of dollars and dollar assets in favour of higher yielding opportunities, and vice versa. The narrow trade-weighted USD index has declined 0.3% to 89.94, earlier clocking a four-session low at 89.88. Cable and USDCAD have remained within their respective ranges from yesterday, while USDJPY and yen crosses have traded lower in Tokyo, where markets have reopened after a long weekend. Japan’s Nikkei 225 has bucked the global equity rebound, closing with a 0.8% loss, while U.S. equity index futures are also lower. AUDUSD saw a four-day high at 0.7874, aided by data showing Australian January business conditions rising to 19 from 13, with overall confidence lifting to a reading of 12, up from 11. The rand took a hit after the South African Congress ordered President Zuma to resign. News out of Japan today include remarks from Japan Economy Minister Motegi, who argued that Abe’s stance on monetary policy (i.e. ultra dovish) must be maintained. Japan January PPI came in at 0.3% m/m, as expected, after 2.7% y/y in the month prior.

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    Main Macro Events Today
    • UK CPI – expected to dip to 2.9% y/y after 3.0% in December, which would continue a modest climb down from the 3.1% cycle peak that was seen in November. An as-expected outcome would comfortably fit BoE projections, with the central bank forecasting CPI to have retreated to 2.2% at the two-year forecasting horizon in Q1 2020.
    • UK PPI – PPI core Input expected to rise to 0.7% in January from 0.1% seen in December.
    • FOMC Member Mester Speech
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    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 13th February 2018.


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    FX News Today

    European Fixed Income Outlook: Chinese stock markets continued to recover, while Japanese stocks remained under pressure and the ASX 200, also closed in the red today, after gains yesterday. Wall Street managed to close with modest gains yesterday after recovering early losses, but the stronger yen hit Japanese stocks as investors prepare for U.S. CPI, which is judged to be the next directional signal for markets. Long yields declined across the board in Asia, with the 10-year JGB down -0.4 bp, the 10-year Treasury down -1.3 bp. U.S. stock futures and U.K. futures are higher, oil prices little changed at USD 59.17 per barrel.Japanese growth data today disappointed, with Q4 GDP falling to 0.5% q/q growth in they seasonally adjusted annualized figure, off the median forecast of 0.9% growth.

    German GDP growth slowed to 0.6% q/q in Q4, from 0.8% q/q in the third quarter of the year. German Jan HICP inflation was confirmed at 1.4% y/y in line with the preliminary number and versus 1.6% y/y in December. the national CPI rate was confirmed at 1.6% y/y versus 1.7% y/y in December. Energy price inflation continued to decelerate, which contributed to the decline in the headline rate and compensated for higher food prices. Food price inflation has been running at 3% and higher since August last year. Rent prices are also picking up. All in all a lower headline rate than initially expected and an HICP rate that is clearly below the ECB’s target, but with wage growth set to pick up after recent wage agreements and with an ever tighter labour market German inflation is likely to continue to trend higher, despite the set back at the start of the year.

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    Main Macro Events Today
    • Eurozone Prelim. GDP – the overall growth rate for the Eurozone is expected to be confirmed at 0.6% q/q , in line with the preliminary number. Anything less than major surprises won’t change the overall picture of a growth trajectory that is looking stronger than previously thought with confidence indicators remaining robust leaving the hawks at the ECB increasingly convinced that the Eurozone won’t need further net asset purchases beyond September.
    • US Retail Sales – January retail sales forecast to rise 0.2% headline and 0.5% ex-auto.
    • US CPI – expected to increase 0.3% headline and just 0.1% core, leaving core y/y at 1.7%, down from 1.8%
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    FX News Today

    European Fixed Income Outlook: Asian stock markets moved broadly higher, after a strong close on Wall Street yesterday. Investors seem to get slowly used to the idea of further U.S. tightening and a trend higher in global yields, but set backs on the way are still likely. The Nikkei closed with a gain of 1.47%, despite a stronger yen. The ASX 200 gained 1.16% and Hang Seng and CSI 300 are up 1.97% and 0.80% respectively. Bund yields continue to rise in opening trade, peripherals are outperforming as risk appetite continues to improve and European stock futures move higher in tandem with U.S. futures, after a strong session in Asia and following on from yesterday’s gains. US and UK100 futures are moving up, suggesting that the recovery in stocks continues and oil prices are higher with the front end WTI future trading at USD 61.83 per barrel. Today’s European calendar is unlikely to shake things up significantly with Eurozone trade numbers for December the main highlight.

    FX Update: The dollar has declined for a fourth-straight session versus the euro and other currencies. The narrow trade-weighted USD index (DXY) is presently at a two-week low of 88.80, showing a 0.3% decline on the day and now racking up a 1.8% loss on the week so far. EURUSD lifted to a two-week peak of 1.2487, and AUDUSD also posted a two-week high, while Cable logged a one-week high. USDJPY continued to lead the dollar lower, with the pair showing over a 0.6% loss on the day as the London interbank community take to their desks. This is despite the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield rising to four-year highs during the Asia session, which extended the move seen since yesterday’s hotter than expected U.S. CPI data. The revived risk appetite evident in global markets has been putting U.S. held assets out of favour as investors seek out higher yields, which is weighing on the greenback. With regard to USDJPY specifically, also in the mix were remarks by Japan’s finance minister, Aso, who said that recent yen strength was not sufficient to “require intervention.”

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    Main Macro Events Today
    • ECB’s Mersch, Praet and Lautenschlager Speech
    • US PPI – PPI is forecast to rise 0.3% in January, while core may increase 0.2%, though core y/y at 2.0% would be below 2.3% previously.
    • US Unemployment Claims – Initial jobless claims may rebound 9k to 230k for the week ended February 10.
    • US Philly Fed Manufacturing Index – may ease slightly to 20.0 in February vs 22.2 and the Empire State index is set to tick up to 18.0 in February vs 17.7.
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    FX News Today

    European Fixed Income Outlook: Stock markets mostly moved higher in Asia, after another positive close on Wall Street. China and Hong Kong alongside other markets were closed for Lunar New Year holidays, which muted trading, but the Nikkei gained 1.19%, while the ASX lost early gains and closed with a marginal loss of -0.08%. The yen continued to advance and 10-year JGB’s dipped -0.8 bp to 0.049%, as Kuroda was nominated to lead the BoJ for another five year term. 10-year Treasury yields declined -0.5 to 2.904% and oil prices picked up slightly, with the March Nymex future trading at USD 61.51 per barrel.Kuroda officially nominated for second term as BoJ governor. As widely expected Abe nominated Kuroda to stay another five years and reports that Waseda University professor Wakatabe, along with BoJ Executive Director Amamiya, will take the deputy governor roles were also confirmed. The nominations were sent to the steering committee of parliament’s lower house and will have to be confirmed by both houses of parliament. Wakatabe is known for advocating “bolder monetary easing” and Amamiya has worked closely with Kuroda. The move should ensure another five years of monetary stimulus from the BoJ and is likely to have underpinned the dip in 10-year BoJ yields today.

    FX Update: Another day, another decline in the dollar, which logged a new 38-month low versus the euro, at 1.2554, and a 15-month low against the yen, at 105.54. The USD index (DXY) is down by 0.3%, 88.37, earlier clocking a 37-month low at 88.33. The greenback has also seen fresh lows against most newly developed and developing world currencies. Continued gains in global stock markets have continued to inspire dollar selling, as investors seek out higher yielding opportunities. USDJPY declines came despite the nomination of Kuroda for another term at the helm of the BoJ, along with nominations for the two deputy governor positions of inflationist candidates, Amamiya and Wakatabe.

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    Main Macro Events Today
    • UK Retail Sales – a 0.5% m/m rebound is anticipated after the sharp, and at the time much weaker than expected, 1.5% contraction in December.
    • Canadian Manufacturing Sales– shipment values, are expected to reveal a 0.2% gain in December after the 3.4% surge in November. The projection is driven by 0.6% rise in export values during December that came on the heels of a 3.6% surge in November.
    • US Building Permits and housing Starts – January housing starts are expected to rise 0.6% to a 1.23 mln unit pace, while Building Permits are seen at 1.30mln.
    • US Prelim UoM Consumer Sentiment – is forecast to rise to 95.5 in February from 95.7.
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    Main Macro Events This Week
    Inflation fears have consumed the markets this year, and especially in recent sessions. And price dynamics will remain a major focal point going forward since they are a key to central bank policy decisions, which in turn are crucial factors for the markets. Of course the other necessary input for central bankers, as well as the markets, is growth. And there will be plenty of data on both of those elements from around the globe this week, along with Fedspeak and the minutes from the latest FOMC and ECB policy meetings, to add insight.

    United States:In the U.S., the markets are closed Monday for Presidents’ Day. But when action resumes, it will be all about inflation and what it means to the Fed outlook. Most of this month’s major reports on prices are out of the way, but the Fedspeak calendar is heavy and will provide the markets their first real chance to hear what policymakers have to say on both the inflation and growth fronts. Most crucial, perhaps, will be Fed’s written Monetary Policy Report on Friday ahead of Chairman Powell’s February 28 testimony. Also on tap are the FOMC minutes to the January 30, 31 meeting. As for supply, the Treasury is selling $258 bln combined in bills, coupons, and an FRN. Data is thin with just January existing home sales, the Markit PMIs, and initial jobless claims. The FOMC’s release of the Monetary Policy Report (Friday, 11 ET) could be the most important event of the week. This will be the first major action coming out of the new Powell Fed. Fedspeak since last month’s meeting has shown policymakers believing further tightening will be appropriate. In the January policy statement, the markets zeroed in on the Fed’s inclusion of the word “further,” which Dudley later clarified it was meant to show the Fed had more confidence in the economy. Look for a lot of talk about the economic implications from tax reform, wheree Committee is expected to take a cautiously optimistic view on growth, with some concern that a boost to output could push inflation pressures higher.

    This week’s data highlights include January existing home sales and weekly initial jobless claims. Home sales (Wednesday) are expected to slide 0.9% to a 5.520 mln clip, after December’s 3.6% drop to 5.570 mln. Initial jobless claims (Thursday) for the February 17 week will be scrutinized at it coincides with the BLS survey week. Also on tap this week are January leading indicators (Thursday) and the February Markit PMIs.

    Canada: In Canada, the markets are closed Monday for the Family Day holiday. The data docket provides the final ingredients for the December GDP projection, with wholesale sales (Tuesday) and retail sales (Thursday) due out this week. The CPI (Friday) projected to rebound 0.4% m/m in January after the 0.4% drop in December. The CPI should slow to a 1.5% y/y pace from 1.9% y/y thanks to an easy comparison with an elevated January of 2017, which was when CPI jumped 0.9% m/m and expanded at a 2.1% clip due to sharply higher energy prices. Average weekly earnings (Friday) are seen rising 0.3% m/m in December after the 0.6% bounce in November.

    Europe: The ECB is still pumping cash into the economy and likely to do so until the end of the year. And, rate hikes are unlikely to be on the agenda until Q2 next year at the earliest. So, the markets still have a long time to adjust to the changing environment. Nevertheless, with ECB’s net asset purchases likely coming to an end this year, Eurozone peripheral bond markets, along with stocks, are likely to remain twitchy as long yields slowly but steadily trend higher. Eurogroup and Ecofin meetings (Monday) aside, the week also bring the release of the minutes to the January council meeting (Thursday), which will be scrutinized for indications of how far the ECB’s discussions about the expected change in guidance have progressed. A growing number of council members expected to argue for a change in language as the ECB heads toward the March meeting, which will also include updated staff projections.

    Data releases focus on confidence readings for February. The German ZEW Investor Sentiment (Tuesday) expected to dip to 19.0 from 20.4 in January. The February Eurozone manufacturing PMI (Wednesday), meanwhile, is seen falling to 59.4 from 59.6, while the services reading slips to 57.8 from 58.0. Those should leave the composite at 58.5, down from January’s 58.8. Finally the February German Ifo Business Climate (Thursday) is expected to correct to 117.4 from 117.6 in January. Though all are seen posting slight declines, the indices will nevertheless remain at very high levels.The second reading of German Q4 GDP (Friday) is expected to confirm the preliminary growth rate of 0.6% q/q. And with confidence indicators remaining at high levels, the picture is still one of ongoing robust growth going forward. Final Eurozone HICP inflation (Friday), meanwhile should be confirmed at just 1.3 % y/y, with core inflation at just 1.0% y/y, far below the ECB’s 2% target. So, the data will provide something for both the hawks and the doves to argue over.

    UK: The data calendar is relatively busy this week, highlighted by the February CBI surveys on industrial trends and the retail sales (Tuesday and Thursday, respectively), labor data coving December and January (Wednesday), and the second estimate of Q4 GDP (Thursday). Brexit negotiations, now very much at the sharp end, will continue this week. The EU’s chief negotiator Barnier on Friday clarified that the UK’s red lines meant that a Swiss or Norway type model would be out of the question, affirming, once again, that the British government’s have-cake-eat-it approach (maintaining access to the single market without observing the EU’s four freedom of movement pillars for goods, services, capital and people) is simply out of touch with reality.

    Japan: In Japan, the December all-industry index (Wednesday) should rise 1.4% m/m versus the 1.0% November increase. January CPI (Friday) is seen accelerating to 1.4% y/y from 1.0% overall, and up 0.9% y/y on a core basis, unchanged from December’s clip. January services PPI (Friday) is penciled in at an unchanged 0.8% y/y.

    Australia: the wage price index (Wednesday) is expected to rise 0.5% in Q4 (q/q, sa) after the identical 0.5% gain in Q3. Wage growth is projected at 2.0% y/y in Q4 after the 2.0% pace in Q3. Construction work done (Wednesday) is anticipated to pull-back 12.0% after the 15.7% bounce in Q3 (q/q, sa). Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor (Financial System) Bullock appears at the Responsible Lending and Borrowing Summit, Sydney (Tuesday). The minutes to the RBA’s February meeting will be released Tuesday.

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    FX News Today

    European Fixed Income Outlook: Asian markets headed south in tandem with U.S. futures, after sentiment turned sour once again during the European session yesterday and yields resumed their uptrend. The Topix closed with a loss of -0.7265, after gaining more than 2% yesterday. The Hang Seng was down -0.23% as of 6:40GMT, while mainland China remained closed for a holiday. EGB yields moved broadly higher at the start of the week, with core markets outperforming and stock markets correcting as risk aversion picked up again. Trading was quieter than usual with U.S. and Canada on holiday and Hong Kong and China among others closed during the Asian session. Japanese stocks still managed to rally, but while European markets opened slightly higher, they quickly pared gains and as of 15:44GMT the GER30 was down -0.40%, the UK100 down -0.51%. Italian stock and bond markets underperformed as the election casts is shadows. The 10-year Bund gained 2.8 bp today and is at 0.73%, the Gilt is up 1.6 bp at 1.597%, while the Italian 10-year is up 6.8 bp at 2.044%. The short end outperformed and 2-year yields are down -0.1 bp in Germany and up a mere 0.7 bp in the U.K., leaving the curve steeper. Traders are looking to U.S. auctions and FOMC minutes for the Jan meeting for direction, as markets remain volatile amid the gradual withdrawal of central bank support. European finance ministers gathered for Eurogroup and Ecofin meetings but with Ireland withdrawing of central bank head Lane for Constancio’s position as vice president the way is free for Spanish economy minister Guindos to take over.

    FX Update: The dollar continued to hold firm, extending the same theme for a second day. This came with 2-year U.S. Treasury yields rising to a near 10-year high in Asia today, and with stock market sentiment having soured somewhat following a week-long rebound. The USD index (DXY) posted a four-session high of 89.44, extending the rebound from Friday’s 37-monnth low to 1.4%. EURUSD remained heavy after logging four-session low at 1.2369 yesterday. USDJPY lifted for a third straight session, this time logging a four-session high of 106.95, extending the rebound from the 15-month low seen last Thursday at 105.54. EURJPY and other yen crosses are also firmer, though by a lesser magnitude than USDJPY with a broader bid in the dollar also been at play. The yen’s past inverse correlation with stock market direction has remained absent, with equity markets in Asia turning lower today, following the souring in sentiment that was seen during the PM session on European bourses yesterday. The dollar also traded firmer versus the likes of the baht, Singapore dollar and rand, along with most other newly developed and developing-world currencies. One exception was the Australian dollar ,which outperformed today, posting a 0.4% gain versus the yen, and a 0.2% rise against the U.S. buck.

    Charts of the Day
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    Main Macro Events Today
    • German ZEW Economic Sentiment – a dip in the German ZEW Investor Sentiment expected to 16.2 from 20.4 in January.
    • EU Consumer Confidence – is expected to correct to 1.0 from 1.3 in January.
    • NZ GDT Price Index
    Support and Resistance levels
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    Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.

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    FX News Today

    European Fixed Income Outlook: 10-year Bund yields are down -1.1 bp at 0.717%, following on from broad corrections in Asian long yields overnight, while the 10-year Treasury yield is up 0.2 bp at 2.891%. The 2-year Schatz yield is down -0.6 bp at -0.522%, leaving the curve flatter from the long end, but amid the temporary set backs, the longer uptrend in long yields continues. European stock futures meanwhile are heading south, while U.S. futures are moving higher, after a largely positive session in Asia overnight, where the Hang Seng outperformed.Japanese equity markets fluctuated between gains and losses after Wall Street closed in the red and the Topix closed with a loss of -0.05%, while the Nikkei managed a gain of 0.21% as a weaker yen bolstered exporters. European data releases today include Eurozone preliminary PMI readings for February as well as U.K. labour market data and public finance numbers.

    FX Update: The dollar has remained buoyant, led by gains in USDJPY, which lifted for a fourth straight session in logging a four-session high of 107.90, extending the rebound from the 15-month low seen last Thursday at 105.54. EURJPY and other yen crosses are also firmer, though by a lesser magnitude than USDJPY, as a broader bid in the dollar has also been at play. EURUSD posted a four-session low at 1.2317. Data out of Asia today included Japan’s flash manufacturing PMI for February, which ebbed to a 54.0 headline reading form 54.8 in January, and mixed figures out of Australia. Chinese markets remained closed for the Lunar New Year. Japan’s vice minister of finance for international affairs (the power position regarding forex intervention decisions), Asakawa, said that “I cannot help but assess the [yen] movements as one-sided,” and noted that surging U.S. Treasury yields is the “beginning of a sea change.”

    Charts of the Day
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    Main Macro Events Today
    • Eurozone February’s PMIs – The February Eurozone manufacturing PMI, is seen falling to 59.3 from 59.6, while the services reading slips to 57.6 from 58.0. Those should leave the composite at 58.5, down from January’s 58.8.
    • UK Labour Market data – isWe expect the CBI surveys to show a modest abatement in the headline total orders reading for industrial trends, to 11 (median same) from 14, and a slightly increased in the headline realized sales figure for the distributive sales survey, to 14 (median same) from 12. We expect unemployment to remain at 4.3% (median same), in addition to an unchanged average income reading of 2.5% y/y for the with-bonus figure (which would still lag inflation, which stands at 3.0%).
    • US Markit PMI – The February manufacturing PMI, is seen falling to 55.4 from 55.5, while the services reading rises to 54.0 from 53.3. Those should leave the composite at 54.4, up from January’s 53.8.
    • FOMC Minutes
    Support and Resistance levels
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    Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.

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    Date : 22nd February 2018.

    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 22nd February 2018.


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    FX News Today

    European Fixed Income Outlook: Long yields moved higher across Asia, after yesterday’s correction, thus putting fresh pressure on stock markets. The 10-year JGB yield is up 0.1 bp at 0.046%, other markets under-performed, but the 10-year Treasury yield is down -1.1 bp at 2.939%. Investors fretted over the Fed’s upbeat assessment of the economy as the FOMC minutes saw risks roughly balanced, but mentioned increased upside risks to the near term. U.S. futures are heading south, after a mixed session in Asia. Mainland China bourses rallied in catch up trade and the CSI 300 is up 1.99%, while Nikkei and Hang Seng corrected markedly and the ASX closed with a modest gain of 0.12%. The Topix meanwhile lost -0.88%, the Nikkei -1.07% and the Hang Seng also nearly 1%. The yen strengthened against the dollar and oil prices slipped back with the front end WTI future trading at USD 61.07 per barrel.

    FX Update: FOMC minutes showed a majority saw stronger growth in the economy and agreed a gradual rate hike approach was still appropriate. Indeed, a number of policymakers raised their growth forecasts since the December meeting and saw upside risks to growth. However, officials noted “few signs of a broad-based pickup in wage growth.” And “almost all” do expect inflation to reach to the 2% goal. Several members did caution about financial market imbalances. The report supports expectations for a 25 bp tightening in March, but of course doesn’t settle the issue of 2 or 4 rate hikes this year, which is dependent on the data reflecting the economy and inflation. Fed funds futures are little changed after the FOMC minutes, but are paring small losses earlier, in tandem with the slide in nominal yields. The minutes didn’t really tell us anything new. But the futures were primed for a slightly more hawkish tone.

    Charts of the Day
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    Main Macro Events Today
    • German IFO – expected to correct to 117.0 from 117.6 in January, with the risk to the downside after the sharper than expected corrections in PMI readings.
    • UK GDP Data – unrevised GDP data for Q4 last year, anticipated at 0.5% q/q and 1.5% y/y.
    • ECB Monetary Policy Meeting Accounts – will be scrutinised for indications of how far the ECB’s discussions about the expected change in guidance have progressed. It is widely anticipated that a growing number of council members will be arguing for a change in language as the ECB heads toward the March meeting, which will also include updated staff projections.
    • Canadian Retail Sales – Retail sales are expected to dip 0.3% m/m in December on the heels of the tepid 0.2% gain in November.
    • US Unemployment Claims and Oil Inventories – U.S. initial jobless claims are expected to hold at 230k in the BLS survey week, versus the week-ended February 10. Continuing claims are expected to fall 12k to 1,930k
    Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.

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    Date : 27th February 2018.

    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 27th February 2018.


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    FX News Today

    European Fixed Income Outlook: Yields dipped in Asia. 10-year rates are down -1.0 bp in South Korea after the central bank left policy on hold. 10-year JGBs are down -0.5 bp at 0.032%, 10-year Treasury yields fell back -0.4 bp to 2.859%, after initially trying to move higher. Eurozone peripheral markets are outperforming and European stock futures are higher, after a mixed session in Asia, where markets in Hong Kong and mainland China sold off, while Topix and Nikkei closed with solid gains. U.S. futures are heading south, however, and the stock rally that was fuelled by hopes that central banks will slow the withdrawal of support, is starting to stutter ahead of Powell’s testimony that is hoped to give a clearer guidance on the outlook. Draghi continued to sit on the fence yesterday and we expect Powell’s comments to be also rather balanced. Today’s local calendar focuses on German inflation numbers and Eurozone ESI economic confidence.

    FX Update: The dollar majors have posted narrow ranges so far today as many market participants sit on their hands into the Congressional testimony of the new Fed chairman, Powell. USDJPY has held a narrow range, logging a high of 107.10 before settling in the upper 106.00s, holding comfortably within yesterday’s range. EURUSD lifted to an intraday peak of 1.2342 before settling around 1.2330, leaving yesterday’s high at 1.2355 unchallenged. Regarding Powell, most Fed watchers, including ourselves, expect he will signal a gradualist approach to tightening, maintaining continuity in approach from his predecessor, Yellen. This expectation was cited in equity market summaries yesterday as justifying the strong close on Wall Street, though U.S. equity index futures have come off the boil in overnight trading, and stocks have been mixed in Asia, where Japan’s Nikkei 225 closed with a 1% gain but Chinese and some other markets have posted losses. The New Zealand dollar came under pressure after NZ trade data showed an unexpected deficit in January of NZ$ 566 mln. NZDUSD logged a two-session low of 0.7273.

    Charts of the Day
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    Main Macro Events Today

    • Eurozone ESI – rounds up the February confidence numbers and a dip to 114.3 is expected from 114.7 after preliminary consumer confidence already dipped sharply. Unlike other confidence readings the ESI already dipped in January, but overall readings remain at high levels and consistent with ongoing robust growth with PMI readings suggesting that job creation remains strong, which backs expectations for gradually rising wages going forward.
    • US CB Consumer Confidence- The Consumer confidence should remain buoyant at 126.7 in February and the Richmond Fed index is sent to rise to 16.0 in February from 14.
    • US Core Durable Goods – seen sinking 2.5% in January from 2.8%, while advanced indicators goods trade gap may widened to -$73.4 bln in January from -$72.3 bln. Also on tap is the FHFA home price index, seen rising 0.4% to 257.0, while Case-Shiller home prices may be flat in December.
    • Fed Chair Powell Testifies
    Support and Resistance Levels


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    Date : 28th February 2018.

    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 28th February 2018.


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    FX News Today

    European Fixed Income Outlook: : Stock markets remained under pressure during the Asian session, as yields moved higher in the wake of Powell’s testimony yesterday and weaker than expected data out of China and Japan added to pressure. The 10-year Treasury yield is down from earlier highs, but remains up 0.7 bp on the day and sightly above the 2.9% mark. 10-year JGB yields are up 0.9 bp at 0.042%. Stock markets meanwhile got stung by the reminder that central banks are still on course to take out stimulus and Powell’s reference to the risk of overheating and the Nikkei closed with a loss of 1.44%, the Topix was down -1.23% at the close. Hang Seng and CSI 300 are down -1.46% and -0.62% respectively, as China’s official manufacturing PMI fell to 50.3 from 51.3 and Japan industrial production dropped -6.6% m/m. U.S. stock futures are also heading south as are UK100 futures and the front end WTI future is down on the day at USD 62.72 per barrel. The very busy data calendar today include German jobless numbers as well as Eurozone inflation numbers, the Swiss KOF and a German 10-year auction.

    German GfK consumer confidence dipped to 10.8 with March numbers from 11.0 in February. An unexpected correction after the surprisingly strong February numbers. The full details for February, show economic expectations falling back in tandem with income expectations and the willingness to buy, although the willingness to save turned even more negative. Overall readings remains at very high levels, like business confidence surveys, but suggest some levelling off which will back the arguments of the ECB doves for caution with regard to any changes in guidance.

    Charts of the Day
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    Main Macro Events Today

    • German Labour Data – Confidence readings may have fallen back more than expected in February, but preliminary PMI reports still suggested that companies remain sufficiently optimistic about the recovery to take on more staff and German jobless numbers expected to dip -15K in February, leaving the jobless rate unchanged at just 5.4%.
    • Eurozone Inflation – The Eurozone HICP for February was expected to show a headline rate of 1.2% y/y, but has a bias to the downside after yesterday’s preliminary readings from Spain and Germany. The former may have come in higher than expected, but the latter fell back more than anticipated. Still, the German numbers also suggested that much of the dip was due to base effects from energy and food prices, so the real focus will be on core inflation, rather than the headline rate and even German numbers suggest that could remain steady.
    • US Prelim GDP – a second release of Q4 GDP likely trimmed to 2.5% from 2.6%.
    Support and Resistance Levels
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    Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.

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    Date : 1st March 2018.

    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 1st March 2018.


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    FX News Today

    European Fixed Income Outlook: :Asian bond yields mostly dropped, with the 10-year JGB down -0.8 bp at 0.035%, after dovish BoJ comments. The 10-year Treasury yield has stabilised, after yesterday’s slide and is trading at 2.86%. The dip in yields yesterday did nothing to boost stock market confidence and Wall Street closed with broad losses. The negative sentiment spilled over into Asian markets and Nikkei and Topix closed with losses of 1.56% and 1.59% respectively, and stocks were also under pressure in Hong Kong and Australia with materials and health care stocks leading the way. Mainland China bourses outperformed after a better than expected Caixin manufacturing PMI and the CSI 300 is up 0.42%. Markets remain nervous ahead of Powell’s hearing, after the Fed Chairman’s comments hit markets earlier in the week. Reports that Trump plans a 25% tariff on steel imports is adding to pressure. U.S. futures are mostly down, while oil prices are marginally higher on the day with the front end WTI future trading at USD 61.70 per barrel. Today’s calendar focuses on manufacturing PMI readings for the Eurozone, the U.K. and Switzerland. the U.K. also has lending data, the Eurozone jobless numbers and there are bond auctions in Spain and France.

    FX Update: The dollar has remained underpinned versus most currencies, bolstering to the USD index (DXY) to a five-week high of 90.74 and pushing EURUSD to a six-week low of 1.2183. AUDUSD has registered the biggest move in trade so far on the calendar day out of the currencies we track, showing a 0.4% decline, with the Australian dollar underperforming amid reports that Trump is set to announce a 25% tariff on U.S. steel imports. Australian is the world’s biggest export of iron ore, which is the base metal of steel. AUDUSD logged a two-month low at 0.7717, and AUDJPY, a cross that many consider is a forex market barometer of global investor risk appetite, has forayed into nine-month low terrain. USDJPY, while having recouped to the upper 106.0s, edged out a two-day low of 106.53 earlier in Tokyo trade, and EURJPY posted its lowest level since last mid September, at 129.85. The yen’s outperformance has come amid a backdrop of falling equity markets amid a backdrop of Fed tightening expectations and concerns about Trump starting trade wars.

    Charts of the Day
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    Main Macro Events Today

    • UK & Eurozone Manufacturing PMI – The February Eurozone Markit manufacturing PMI, is seen unchanged at at 58.5.
    • US Core PCE and Jobless claims – Initial jobless claims for the February 17 week will be scrutinized at it coincides with the BLS survey week. It is expected to released at 226K from 222K last week. Personal income is expected to grow 0.2% in January, while consumption should rise 0.2% as well.
    • Fed Chair Powell Testifies
    • US ISM Manufacturing PMI – ISM is expected to drop to 58.7 in February from 59.1.

    Support and Resistance Levels
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    Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.

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