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  • European indices are modestly lower but off worst levels, Euro Stoxx 50 -0.5%, with US futures exhibiting similar performance; ES -0.4%, NQ -0.1% & YM -0.4%
  • Brexit updates have largely been downbeat, prompting a GBP sell-off to the benefit of USD, with PM Johnson & Commission President von der Leyen to speak once again today
  • As such, DXY has been lifted to 91.241 at best but is off this high presently with major peers subdued but again off...
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  • MON: Riksbank Minutes (Nov); EZ Sentix Index (Dec); Japanese GDP (R/Q3); Chinese Trade Balance (Nov).
  • TUE: EIA STEO; Norges Bank Regional Network Report (Q4); EZ Employment (F); GDP German ZEW Survey (Dec)(R/Q3).
  • WED: BoC Policy Meeting; BCB Policy Meeting; Chinese Inflation (Nov); German Trade Balance (Oct)
  • THU: ECB Policy Meeting; US FDA Covid EUA Meeting; EU Council Meeting (Thu-Fri); UK GDP (Oct), Output Data (Oct), Trade...
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  • Asian equity markets were mixed despite the region initially taking its cue from the fresh record levels last Friday on Wall Street in which all major indices posted all-time highs
  • In FX, the DXY was rangebound beneath 91.00, EUR/USD retains 1.21 status and GBP/USD was choppy amid a flurry of Brexit-related headlines
  • In Brexit talks, both sides noted that significant differences on three issues remained and underlined that no agreement is possible if the issues are...
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  • Major European bourses trade with modest gains across the board, FTSE 100 outperforms on Brexit optimism
  • EU official said a Brexit trade deal is "imminent" and expected by the end of the weekend barring a last-minute breakdown in discussion
  • US President Trump's administration said it added four Chinese companies to the Department of Defense blacklist for ties with the Chinese military
  • In FX markets, the DXY remained lacklustre just above...
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  • Asia-Pac bourses traded mixed following a similar performance stateside where stock markets stalled after notching fresh record levels
  • Pfizer (PFE) cut its vaccine rollout targets for this year due to supply chain issues and it now expects to ship half the doses it had originally planned
  • The RBI kept rates unchanged as expected, whilst maintaining its accommodative stance
  • An EU source said Brexit talks are 'extremely sluggish', according to...
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  • European equities are modestly softer following an uninspiring open; sectors do not present a risk profile
  • The EU is completing rules on content, competition that are likely to apply to Google (GOOG), Facebook (FB) and Amazon (AMZN), sources state
  • EU diplomat states that the same Brexit issues remain outstanding. Multiple EU sources play down the prospects of a Brexit deal today, but tomorrow is a possibility
  • OPEC+ is closing in on an...
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  • A tentative mood was seen in Asia-Pac bourses following the flat performance on Wall St, whilst Chinese Caixin Services PMI printed its second highest reading in a decade
  • US and EU have reportedly renewed their push to settle the Boeing (BA) Airbus (AIR FP) subsidy dispute
  • In FX markets, the DXY has slipped below 91.00, EUR/USD holds onto 1.21+ status, GBP/USD trades sub-1.34
  • Newsflow around Brexit continues to suggest that EU Chief...
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  • European bourses trade mixed but off worse levels, with sectors not displaying a clear risk profile
  • UK has approved the Pfizer (PFE)/ BioNTech (BNTX) COVID-19 vaccine, which will be available across the UK from next week
  • US President-elect Biden will not immediately remove phase one tariffs on China according to a NYT Op-Ed citing a phone call with Biden
  • Sticking points in Brexit talks, a deal still hangs in the balance, according to a...
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  • Asia-Pac stocks lacked firm direction as momentum faded from the record-setting performance on Wall St, where the S&P 500 and Nasdaq printed fresh all-time highs
  • US President-elect Biden will not immediately remove phase one tariffs on China according to a NYT Op-Ed citing a phone call with Biden
  • In FX markets, the DXY remains sub 91.50, EUR/USD gained a firmer footing above 1.20 and GBP/USD plateaued above 1.34
  • Initial reports suggested...
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  • Major European bourses see gains across the board with US equity futures also in firm positive territory
  • EMA has received application for conditional market authorisation for Pfizer/BioNTech's and Moderna's vaccine candidates
  • Fed Chair Powell’s testimony at the Senate Banking Committee reiterated that the outlook for the US economy is uncertain and will depend on the virus
  • ECB's Schnabel says the ECB is not obliged to do what the market...
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  • Asian equity markets traded positively as strong data releases helped the region shrug-off the weak handover from US where stocks were pressured by month-end flows
  • Chinese Caixin Manufacturing PMI data printed at a decade high of 54.9 vs. Exp. 53.5 and spurred Chinese markets to pick up from the slow start
  • The RBA kept policy settings unchanged as expected and provided a balanced view of the economy
  • In FX, the DXY pulled back from 92.00,...
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  • European stocks see a mixed picture following a lacklustre open, with no risk profile to be derived from sectors
  • EU is reportedly seeking a new alliance with US to bury the tensions and to meet the new challenges related to China
  • UK could grant approval to Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine within days; EMA is set to consider approval of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine next month and will also consider Moderna’s vaccine
  • European Commission is reportedly...
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  • MON: OPEC meeting, Chinese Manufacturing & non-Manufacturing PMI (Nov), Canada fiscal update, German Regional & National CPI (Nov), US Chicago PMI (Nov), Pending Home Sales (Oct)
  • TUE: OPEC+ meeting, RBA Policy Announcement, Final EZ, UK & US Markit Manufacturing PMIs (Nov), EZ CPI(Nov), Canadian GDP (Q3), US Construction Spending (Oct), ISM Manufacturing PMI (Nov).
  • WED: Australian GDP (Q3), US ADP (Nov)
  • THU: Turkish...
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  • Asian equity markets began the week mixed amid tentativeness heading into month-end and upcoming key risk events
  • The region also digesting a slew of data including better than expected Chinese Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing PMI data
  • UK is set to become the first western country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine in which the regulator could grant approval to Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine within days
  • The DXY extended its retreat below 92.00...
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  • European indices have posted mixed performance with US futures modestly positive though RTY -0.2% lags slightly with overall magnitudes relatively contained
  • DXY has continued to drift but remains above the YTD low of 91.740, with major peers generally firmer but with limited conviction in thin liquidity; though GBP was impacted in a delayed reaction to Barnier remarks
  • EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Barnier says he is travelling to London this evening to...
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  • Asian equity markets were mixed as trade continued to lack firm direction following the holiday closure in the US for Thanksgiving
  • The AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccine is set to undergo a new global trial to appease critics questioning the claim that the vaccine can protect up to 90% of people against COVID-19
  • In FX, the DXY trades sub 92.00, GBP/USD is unable to breach 1.34 thus far and EUR/USD maintains 1.19 status
  • UK and EU are set...
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  • Post-Fed minutes, some kind of action seems likely in December; what exact action will be taken remains to be seen, given the minutes had something for everyone
  • A non-committal tone was evident for most of Asia-Pac trade following the indecisive lead from the US where stocks were rangebound heading into the Thanksgiving holiday
  • In FX markets, the DXY was lacklustre beneath 92.00, EUR/USD held 1.19 status and GBP/USD eyed 1.34 to the...
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  • European indices are softer with cyclicals marginally underperforming thus far, Euro Stoxx 50 -0.3%; a similar theme is evident in US futures with the RTY -0.4% underperforming the NQ +0.2% thus far
  • FX has seen the USD pick-up throughout the morning as equity sentiment continues to slip with major peers mixed/subdued against the USD itself
  • China is likely to approve a COVID-19 vaccine by year-end to meet the need of epidemic-stricken countries, Global Times citing...
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  • Most major Asian equity markets traded positively as the region took impetus from the record-setting session in the US where the S&P 500 notched a record close
  • In FX markets, the DXY remained subdued and moved closer towards 92.00, EUR/USD briefly reclaimed 1.1900 status, while GBP/USD hovered around 1.3350
  • Gold was little changed and languished around the prior day's lows near the USD 1800/oz level
  • US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said he...
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  • European equity indices are firmer across the board, Euro Stoxx 50 +1.20%, with sectors exhibiting cyclical outperformance; echoed in US futures with RTY +1.6% outperforming ES +0.8% & NQ +0.4%
  • Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine efficacy at 91.4% on day 28 and over 95% on day 42
  • German Ifo business climate & current conditions beat November expectations but all measures fell from prior; Ifo notes that vaccine prospects are yet to be reflected in business expectations
  • FX features a downbeat...
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  • Asian equity markets were mostly positive amid several bullish factors including ongoing vaccine hopes, strong US PMI data and reports that President-elect Biden is to pick former Fed Chair Yellen for Treasury Secretary
  • Additionally, the General Services Administration informed President-elect Biden’s team that the transition can formally begin
  • The DXY trades sub-92.50, EUR/USD hovers around 1.1850 and GBP/USD reclaimed 1.33 status
  • Further...
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  • European bourses are bolstered on COVID-19 updates but are off highs at present, Euro Stoxx 50 +0.5%, while US futures remain in proximity to highs with RTY +0.9% marginally outperforming; ES +0.6% & NQ +0.3%
  • AstraZeneca/Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine candidate met its primary endpoint; two regimes one with 90% efficacy the other 62%. Can be stored, transported & handled at normal fridge temperatures for at least 6-months
  • Regeneron announced that its antibody cocktail REGN-COV2 received...
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  • Asian equity markets began the week on the front boot amid virus treatment hopes after reports the FDA granted EUA for Regeneron’s REGN-COV2 antibody cocktail
  • However, some of the optimism in the region was offset by concerns regarding rising infection
  • In FX markets, the DXY trades softer, EUR/USD eyes 1.19 to the upside, GBP outperforms on Brexit optimism
  • UK PM Johnson is preparing a significant Brexit intervention as negotiators start their final push for a deal
  • UK PM Johnson is to tell...
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  • European bourses are firmer this morning (Stoxx 50 +0.70%) seemingly unphased by the Fed/Treasury updates while US futures have been recouping losses and are now mixed/flat
  • US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin made a request for the Fed to return unused CARES Act funds and shelved several programs that utilize those funds
  • This prompted a response from the Fed which would prefer to continue with the full suite of emergency facilities to support the economy
  • US HHS's Azar expects Pfizer (PFE) to file an...
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  • Asian equity markets traded with a non-committal tone as participants reflected on the choppy price action stateside
  • US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin made a request for the Fed to return unused CARES Act funds and shelved several programs that utilize those funds
  • This prompted a response from the Fed which would prefer to continue with the full suite of emergency facilities to support the economy
  • Staff for US House Speaker Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Schumer and...
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