MARKET INSIGHTS

Week Ahead | April 3rd – 7th | RBA policy meeting, US jobs report, FOMC minutes, other key data in focus | 31/03/2017

• In Australia, we expect the RBA to remain on hold and maintain its neutral bias. However, we see the risks as skewed towards a more dovish narrative.

• In the US, the employment report...

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Daily Commentary | USD slips as Trump fails to reform health care | 27/03/2017

The US dollar opened with a negative gap against its major counterparts today, after the House vote regarding Trump’s healthcare bill was canceled on Friday. The Republican leaders decided to...

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Week Ahead | March 27th – 31st | UK government to trigger Brexit process, key data in focus | 24/03/2017

• In the UK, the Brexit journey will officially begin. PM May is expected to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which will set the stage for two years of negotiations.

• In Euro...

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Daily Commentary | US health care vote postponed to today; Trump raises the stakes | 24/03/2017

After a day filled with news headlines surrounding the highly-anticipated vote in the House of Representatives to repeal and replace Obamacare, Republican lawmakers decided to postpone the vote....

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Daily Commentary | Trump’s first Congressional test: The American Healthcare Act | 23/03/2017

Today, market participants will turn their attention to the US, where the House of Representatives is expected to vote on whether to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) with...

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Daily Commentary | RBNZ set to remain on hold, likely to retain a cautious tone | 22/03/2017

Late during the US session today, market participants are likely to turn their attention to the RBNZ rate decision. Expectations are for no change in policy. At its latest gathering, the Bank...

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Daily Commentary | Macron seen as the winner of the first French debate | 21/03/2017

Overnight, Emmanuel Macron, a centrist politician and former economy minister, was seen as the winner of the first French Presidential debate. According to a snap opinion poll, Macron was more...

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Daily Commentary | Euro traders turn their gaze to French polls; Debates kick off today | 20/03/2017

The common currency gave back some of its recent gains on Friday, following the release of a poll on the French presidential election. The poll showed that although the far-right Eurosceptic...

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Daily Commentary | Euro surges again as ECB’s Nowotny hints at rate hikes | 17/03/2017

The common currency enjoyed another round of increased demand yesterday, following some comments from Ewald Nowotny, the Austrian ECB Governing Council member. The policymaker said that when the...

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Daily Commentary | FOMC delivers a hike, but offers no hawkish hints | 16/03/2017

The FOMC raised interest rates by 25bps yesterday, as was very widely anticipated. However the decision was not unanimous, with Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari adding a dovish touch by...

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