27 Jun 2017, 06:54
- Asian equities traded with little in the way of firm direction in what was a relatively data and news-light session
- A relatively quiet tone persisted in FX markets with the USD-index range-bound to hold above 97.00
- Highlights include BoE’s FSR, ECB’s Draghi, Coeure, Praet, Fed’s Yellen, Williams, Harker and Kashkari
26 Jun 2017, 06:57
- UK PM May is set to publish a 15 page document today detailing how she intends to protect the rights of 3.2mln EU nationals residing in Britain
- Asian equities traded higher across the board after a positive close on Wall Street on Friday with macro newsflow otherwise light
- Looking ahead, highlights include German IFO, US Durables and ECB’s...
25 Jun 2017, 19:52
25 Jun 2017, 19:44
23 Jun 2017, 06:55
- UK PM May unveiled proposals for EU citizens at the Brussels summit including a proposal that would allowed 3 million EU citizens to stay in the UK Permanently
- Asian equity markets lacked impetus amid quiet newsflow and after a subdued Wall St. close in which stocks posted a 3rd consecutive day of losses
- Looking ahead, highlights include Eurozone PMIs, Canadian CPI, Fed’s Bullard, Mester and...
22 Jun 2017, 06:53
- UK PM May is facing a constitutional crisis after Labour and the Liberal Democrats tspaneatened to use the House of Lords to water down Brexit
- NZD which was lifted by the RBNZ after it kept rates unchanged as expected and suggested an optimistic tone on growth
- Looking ahead, highlights include Norges Bank rate decision, US weekly jobs and Fed’s...
21 Jun 2017, 10:46
21 Jun 2017, 06:53
- The DUP is reported to have tspaneatened to walk away from talks with the Conservative party over forming a government
- Asian equity markets traded mostly negative following the downbeat Wall St. close, where energy lagged
- Looking ahead, highlights include UK PSNB figures, US existing home sales, DoEs
20 Jun 2017, 06:56
- Asian equities saw little in the way of firm direction with the Nikkei 225 supported by a softer JPY and the ASX hampered by commodities
- USD held on to the gains spurred by hawkish comments from Fed's Dudley. EUR/USD and GBP/USD firmly below 1.1200 and 1.2800 levels respectively ...
19 Jun 2017, 06:54
- Today sees the beginning of UK-EU Brexit negotiations with UK press suggesting a potential tspaneat to May’s leadership
- French President Macron’s party and allies won a parliamentary majority with over 300 seats of the total 577-seats.
- Looking ahead, highlights include the beginning of UK-EU Brexit negotiations, ECB’s...
18 Jun 2017, 14:22
18 Jun 2017, 14:06
16 Jun 2017, 06:57
- BoJ kept rates unchanged at -0.1% as expected and maintained QQE with Yield Curve Control as expected
- Asian equities traded mostly higher across the board despite the negative lead from Wall Street. Nikkei 225 outperformed amid softer JPY
- Looking ahead, highlights include US housing starts, Uni. Of...
15 Jun 2017, 06:56
- Fed hiked by 25bps as Exp. & outlined plans for balance sheet normalisation, expects inflation and growth to pick up
- Subsequently seen as more hawkish than anticipated; support for US yields, USD, equities hampered before recovering into the close
- Looking ahead, highlights include SNB & BoE rate decisions, US weekly...
14 Jun 2017, 14:46
PREVIEW: BoE June Rate Decision and Minutes Release 1200BST/0600CST
- Current BoE Base Rate: 0.25%, Asset Purchase Target: GBP 435bln of government securities and GBP 10bln of corporate debt.
- Analysts expect the BoE to remain on hold this meeting with rhetoric from the minutes expected to have a neutral tone.
- This meeting sees the release of the decision itself, the vote split and the minutes, but no Quarterly Inflation Report scheduled this...
14 Jun 2017, 06:57
- Asian equities traded with little in the way of firm direction despite tech names posting a rebound yesterday and the S&P 500 and DJIA posting record highs
- FX markets were relatively quiet with the USD-index languished below the 97.00 level ahead of an anticipated ‘dovish hike’ by the Fed later today
- Looking ahead, highlights include the UK jobs report, US CPI, DoEs and the FOMC rate...
13 Jun 2017, 16:52
- The FOMC is seen raising the FFR target by 25bps to 1.00-1.25%, but the main focus will be on the hike trajectory
- Updated economic projections will be published, and there will be a post-meeting press conference with Chair Janet Yellen
- Analysts aren’t expecting any dramatic changes in the Fed’s updated forecasts and ‘dot-plots’
- Traders will be looking out for details on how the Fed intends to begin sspaninking its balance sheet ...
13 Jun 2017, 07:00
- Asian equities managed to avoid further losses despite a continuation of tech-related selling pressure seen on Wall Street
- In FX, USD/JPY nursed yesterday’s losses to test 110.00 to the upside, while EUR/USD languished after relinquishing the 1.1200 handle
- Looking ahead, highlights include UK CPI, German ZEW, US PPI and API Inventories
12 Jun 2017, 06:56
- Asian equities traded mostly lower after Friday’s tech sell-off seen on Wall Street while uncertainty continues to surround UK politics
- Exit polls from the first round of France's parliamentary election suggest Macron’s La Republique En Marche party is to win between 415-455 seats (out of 577)
- Today’s session sees a lack of tier 1 data releases
11 Jun 2017, 15:09
- A 25bps hike to the Federal Funds Rate target on 14 June 2017 is pretty much a done deal, with money markets pricing in a 99.6% chance that rates will be lifted for the second time this year to 1.00-1.25%. The real question is whether the Fed will maintain its “gradual” hike trajectory, which sees a total of tspanee rate rises per annum in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
- The FOMC will also update its economic projections, which aren’t likely to see...
- Theresa May’s future is in doubt as her gamble to strengthen her hand looks to have backfired with projections for a hung parliament.
- GBP fell around 200 pips on the release of the exit poll, while the latest forecasts from BBC seeing Conservatives at 318 seats (8 short of an absolute majority and 12 short from current) labour at 267.
- **Note that a working majority can be obtained with 321 seats given that the tspanee...
08 Jun 2017, 14:28
08 Jun 2017, 11:25
ECB Preview: Rate Decision due at 1245BST/0645CDT and Press Conference at 1330BST/0730CDT
- All rates and the current pace of asset purchases are expected to be left unchanged.
- The ECB is expected to tweak its forward guidance by categorising its growth risks as balanced. There is also a chance it may adjust guidance on rates and asset purchases.
- Staff will update macroeconomic projections; any shift in...
08 Jun 2017, 06:55
- Asian equities saw an indecisive session ahead of key risk events with notable data releases including Japanese GDP and Chinese Trade
- USD held onto the gains seen after Former FBI Director Comey’s prepared statement was deemed less detrimental than some had feared
- Looking ahead, highlights include ECB rate decision, UK election and Former FBI Director Comey’s...