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As at As at 08.05 Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 German Inflation in Focus Today
There was a slightly ‘risk-off’ tone to financial markets yesterday. Most major indices were flat to mildly negative, taking a breath after rallying in recent days….
As at As at 08.17 Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 Subdued FX Markets
Risk appetite continued to hold onto its firmer stance yesterday. Expectations of further monetary easing from the ECB and positive results from the US macro calendar helped to offset the on-going geopolitical concerns and provided a supportive...
As at As at 07.57 Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 Risk-On Tone to Markets Post-Draghi
There was a ‘risk-on’ tone to markets yesterday as the week got underway. Risk appetite was supported by dovish comments from ECB President Draghi on Friday. Equities rose on both sides of the Atlantic……..
As at As at 09.06 Monday, 25 Aug 2014 The Rise of the Dollar, The Fall of the Euro
The moves on currency markets in recent weeks has seen the dollar adopt a firmer tone, while the euro seems to be on a downward trajectory. The dollar has been supported by upbeat macro data and more hawkish Fed sentiment, including some ‘hawkis...
As at As at 08.27 Friday, 22 Aug 2014 All eyes on Jackson
Yesterday’s macro data calendar had a busy schedule of releases. However, the impact on FX markets was relatively muted with most of the main pairs stuck in tight ranges. On the euro side, we got the flash August PMI’s from Germany, France and t...