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  1. China stocks tumble, Aussie capex crumble, oil supported

    China stocks tumble, Aussie capex crumble, oil supported

    Shanghai Composite index closed down 6.5%, positing its biggest daily fall since January 19. The index closed at 4,620, up 42.8% year-to-date. The stock selloff emerged after the People’s Bank of China PBOC drained tens of billions in yuan liquidity to address Read more

  2. USD soars on quadruple data surprise

    USD soars on quadruple data surprise

    If Friday’s release of US April CPI showing core inflation at an unexpected two-year high was an aberration, then today’s quadruple upside surprise in US data was no exception. Durable goods orders, new home sales, S&P/Schiller house prices and consumer confidence all surprised to the upside today, Read more

  3. Latest signs from oil & British Pound Ahead of Yellen Speech

    Latest signs from oil & British Pound Ahead of Yellen Speech

    Our scepticism over the recent recovery in the US dollar seems to be vindicated as the shaky euro recovers on a combination of robust PMI index figures from France and Germany as well as the release of the minutes of the Fed’s April meeting. Now markets turn to into Fed Chair Yellen’s important Friday speech. Read more

  4. Greece debt crisis

    Greece debt crisis

    Now that Greece has repaid € 766mn in principal to the International Monetary Fund, we revert to EU-Greece negotiations on the economic reforms required for Athens to obtain the remaining €7.2bn of its bailout program, which ends next month. Read more

  5. USD/CAD jumps ahead of Poloz speech

    USD/CAD jumps ahead of Poloz speech

    Is today’s 130-pip rally in USDCAD—the biggest daily gain in two months – a sign of key changes to come, or is it simply strong buying along a major trendline support? The pair fell for five consecutive weeks, the longest losing streak since exactly 52 weeks. Read more

  6. bund-euro dynamics and intermarket response

    bund-euro dynamics and intermarket response

    Yields on German bunds and the euro were pressured in late London trade as ECB president Draghi reiterated in a speech at the IMF that asset purchases will go “as long as needed.” The speech sought to target the eye of the storm in the recent bond selloff, Read more

  7. USD hit by another data miss; gold and silver push up

    USD hit by another data miss; gold and silver push up

    The recurring disappointment in US retail sales (fifth consecutive month below consensus expectations) may have been offset by upward revisions in the March figure, but there is reason for concern over the increasingly consumer-dependent US economy, Read more

  8. USD shrugs NFP, GBP fears referenda

    USD shrugs NFP, GBP fears referenda

    The US April jobs report encapsulates the ongoing divergence between sustainable employment trend and inadequate wage growth. The reaction in the US dollar and bond yields further reduces the probability of a summer Fed hike. Read more

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