MARKET INSIGHTS

Daily Commentary | Euro catches another bid amid thin markets | 22/08/2017

• The euro came under renewed buying interest yesterday, particularly versus the US dollar. Even though there was no clear fundamental trigger behind the move, market chatter suggests that euro...

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Daily Commentary | Loonie recovers as Canada’s inflation rebounds | 21/08/2017

• The Canadian dollar jumped on Friday, after data showed that the nation’s headline CPI rate rebounded, as was widely anticipated. Meanwhile, the core rate remained unchanged at +0.9% yoy, also...

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Week Ahead | August 21st – 25th | Jackson Hole economic symposium, key data in focus | 18/08/2017

• In the US, the annual Jackson Hole economic symposium will kick off. Keynote speakers include Fed Chair Yellen and ECB President Draghi, which suggests that the financial world will be tuned in...

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Daily Commentary | USD tumbles again amid concerns over fiscal reform  | 18/08/2017

• During the European afternoon Thursday, the dollar gave back some of the gains it posted earlier in the day (particularly vs JPY), while US equities declined amid renewed concerns regarding...

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Daily Commentary | FOMC minutes reveal an increasingly cautious Committee | 17/08/2017

• The minutes of the July FOMC meeting revealed an increasing level of concern among officials over the recent softness in inflation. For starters, more policymakers are now skeptical as to...

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Daily Commentary | Will the FOMC minutes show more officials joining the cautious camp?  | 16/08/2017

• Today, the main event will be the release of the July FOMC meeting minutes. The statement accompanying that decision was very similar to the previous one, with the only changes relating to the...

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Daily Commentary | Safe havens give up gains as North Korea tensions ease | 15/08/2017

• Overnight, media reports suggested that the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un decided not to launch missiles against the US territory of Guam, at least for now. He was quoted by state media as...

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Daily Commentary | Lackluster US inflation data weigh on the dollar | 14/08/2017

• The greenback took another hit on Friday, after the US CPI data for July disappointed market expectations. Even though the core CPI rate remained unchanged as anticipated, the headline rate rose...

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Week Ahead | August 14th – 18th | FOMC & RBA meeting minutes, key data in focus | 11/08/2017

• In the US, the minutes of the July FOMC meeting could provide some specific details as to when the Committee is set to announce a normalization of the Fed’s enormous balance sheet.

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Daily Commentary | Fed’s Dudley appears as optimistic as he can | 11/08/2017

• The President of the New York Fed maintained a relatively neutral tone in his comments yesterday. He said that inflation is likely to pick up soon, boosted by a tight labor market and the dollar...

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