MARKET INSIGHTS

Daily Commentary | AUD strengthens on improved Chinese data | 17/04/2019

The AUD strengthened during today’s Asian session as a number of Chinese data came out better than expected. Starting with the GDP growth rate for Q1 which seems to be stabilising at +6.4% yoy,...

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Daily Commentary | USD edges up as stabilization signs are awaited | 16/04/2019

The USD edged higher against a number of its counterparts in expectance of more signs for a stabilization of the global economy. Markets seem to be focusing on European and Chinese data for more...

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Week Ahead | Weekly outlook: April 15th to 19th | Inflation and employment data in focus. | 15/04/2019

We could see Brexit taking a back seat this week and central banks are expected to hit the pause button. The US-Sino negotiations seem to be characterized by optimism, for the two sides to be...

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Daily Commentary | JPY remains weak as risk mood turns on | 15/04/2019

The JPY remained at low levels against the USD on Friday as the market’s risk appetite seems to be turning on. Recent signs of the Chinese economy stabilising seem to have caused some outflows...

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Daily Commentary | USD strengthens on strong financial data | 12/04/2019

The USD strengthened against a number of its counterparts yesterday, as it was supported by the release of strong US financial data. As per analysts the strong inflation and labour data released...

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Daily Commentary | ECB remains on hold as expected, EUR has little reaction | 11/04/2019

The ECB remained on hold as was widely expected at 0.0% and the common currency had little reaction to the release. In the accompanying statement no reference was made to the recently announced...

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Daily Commentary | ECB interest rate decision  | 10/04/2019

In the late European session today (11:45,GMT) the ECB is expected to announce its interest rate decision and is widely expected to remain at 0.0%. Currently EUR OIS support such a scenario as...

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Daily Commentary | USD slips on lukewarm financial data and oil prices | 09/04/2019

The USD slipped yesterday against a number of currencies, as soft economic data and gains by commodity currencies caused it to retreat. Financial releases such as the factory orders growth rate...

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Week Ahead | Weekly outlook: April 8th to 12th | ECB interest rate decision and Brexit in focus.  | 08/04/2019

We could see the ECB interest rate decision along with Brexit being in the epicenter of the market’s attention this week. Also affecting the USD, there could be some headlines regarding the US-...

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Daily Commentary | USD makes gains after release of US Employment report, but remains in check. | 08/04/2019

The USD weakened initially, yet made some gains as the US employment report for March was released on Friday. The report showed a slower growth in average wages than expected, yet the overall...

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