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  1. Commodity currencies performance so far

    Commodity currencies performance so far

    A brief look at the worst performing commodity currencies, so far this year shows the Russian ruble is down 43%, followed by the Norwegian krone and Mexican peso at -16% and 12% respectively. Read more

  2. China cuts rates & drives lend-borrow spread to 16-year lows

    China cuts rates & drives lend-borrow spread to 16-year lows

    China’s decision to cut its benchmark interest rates for the first time in two and a half years reflects the recent deterioration in economic data. With GDP and inflation both at four-year lows, Read more

  3. Manufacturing PMI confirm FX status quo

    Manufacturing PMI confirm FX status quo

    Today’s flurry of manufacturing and services surveys from the US, China and Eurozone confirmed what the market had suspected; a cooling off in the pace of expansion in US manufacturing, despite remaining the highest rate in the G7 – Read more

  4. BoE & Fed minutes’ forex play

    BoE & Fed minutes’ forex play

    Sterling gets a boost after the Bank of England minutes revealed a more hawkish view on inflation, despite the vote remaining a 7-2 split majority in favour of holding rates unchanged at 0.50%. Read more

  5. Abe-election 2.0, UK inflation well below 2.0%

    Abe-election 2.0, UK inflation well below 2.0%

    The Japanese yen fell across the board, alongside a boost to the Nikkei, as Japanese PM Abe confirmed the decision to delay the much feared hike in consumption taxes by 18 months and the announcement of snap elections next month. Read more

  6. Japan GDP shifts focus on Abe from Kuroda

    Japan GDP shifts focus on Abe from Kuroda

    Japanese PM Abe needed a bad GDP report in order to justify calling off the tax hike, and he got more than he bargained for. Japan’s Q3 GDP declined 0.4% q/q, well below the consensus forecasts for a gain of 0.5% q/q, while y/y rate fell 1.6% versus expectations of a 2.2% increase. Read more

  7. Keystone XL and lower oil: careful what you wish for

    Keystone XL and lower oil: careful what you wish for

    Oil traders are watching today’s vote at the US House of Representatives on the long-awaited bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, transporting crude oil from western Canada to the US Gulf Coast. Read more

  8. UK Jobs giveth, BoE inflation report taketh away from sterling

    UK Jobs giveth, BoE inflation report taketh away from sterling

    Sterling dropped towards its 14-month lows against the US dollar after the Bank of England’s quarterly inflation report sharply lowered near-term inflation forecasts, erasing all the gains seen following the release of a favourable UK jobs report. Read more

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