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« Reply #555 on: Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 09:53 »

Date : 28th September 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 28th September 2017.




FX News Today

European Outlook: Asian stock markets are mixed, with Japan outperforming today, as the dollar strengthened. Hang Seng and CSI 300 moved sideways as investors seemed to hold back ahead of a long holiday starting next Monday. The ASX was slightly higher as are FTSE 100 and U.S. futures. The European calendar has Eurozone ESI economic confidence, but political events and central banks remain in focus as traders assess U.S. tax plans, the fallout from the German election, Brexit talks, and now also the risk of a trade war between the U.K. and the U.S. So far both ECB and BoE remain on course to reduce the degree of monetary accommodation somewhat and that should keep yields on an uptrend, especially as stocks move higher.

Germany: German GfK consumer confidence unexpectedly fell back slightly to 10.8 in the October projection from 10.9 in September, suggesting that the election cast its shadow. The full breakdown for the September reading showed a marked improvement in economic sentiment, but a sharp setback for income expectations and the willingness to buy also eased slightly, while inflation expectations turned less negative. Still strong confidence numbers that suggest consumers continue to underpin the recovery, but also indicate that energy price variations quickly leave a mark.

RBNZ held the policy rate at 1.75%, as expected. Low for long remains in place, with Acting Governor Spencer saying “Monetary Policy will remain accommodative for a considerable period.” And a dovish bias was retained, as the Acting Governor concluded that “Numerous uncertainties remain, and policy may need to adjust accordingly.” This was the same as in August, June and May. In other words, it looks like they won’t hesitate to add accommodation if downside risk to the economy manifest. The onus remains on the inflation and growth data, with additional undershoots setting the stage for further easing. But our base case is for no change into 2018. Notably, they observed that Q2 GDP was as expected while the slowing in Q2 annual CPI kept the measure inside the target range.

BoC’s Poloz: “it is a case of feeling your way as you go” he summarised when asked about what will happen to rates going forward. Indeed, his now concluded presser maintained the cautious tone seen in his prepared speech. He reiterated that we are in “uncharted territory for what economies have been through.” As for the rate hikes we’ve seen so far this year, it was a case of data dependence declared–data much stronger than expected–appropriate to move (and move again). He repeated that they are not on a predetermined course and must watch for important unknowns. As for the projected overshoot of the 2% inflation target in 2019, he nonchalantly said they have the 1-3% band for just that reason. Also of interest, he noted that it is typical at this point in the cycle to over-predict inflation The bank needs to “watch it unfold, fell the way with the data.”  It seems that for 2018, the aggressive scenario has been uprooted by a “cautious” scenario until the data says otherwise, with two to three rate increases now factored in to leave a 1.75% to 2.00% setting by the end of the 2018. They “will continue to feel their way cautiously” as we get closer to “home.” Policy will be “particularly data dependent.” The Governor said “at a minimum” the two 2015 rate cuts are no longer needed. USDCAD shot up to 1.2431 from near 1.2350, the highest seen since September 1, following the release of BoC governor Poloz’s prepared remarks.

Main Macro Events Today

EU ESI– Eurozone ESI Economic Confidence is seen rising to 112.1 from 111.9., while Industrial and consumer confidence seems to stay unchanged.

US GDP, Jobless Claims & Goods Trade– The third and final print for Q2 GDP,  shows a slight upward revision to a 3.1% clip from 3.0%. Advanced indicators goods trade deficit is expected to widen to -$65.0 bln  vs -$65.1 bln, while initial jobless claims may or may not settle 11k higher at 270k after a relatively smooth ride last week despite the hurricane impact the week prior.

Speeches of the day – BOE Gov Carney and RBA Deputy Governor Debelle deliver a speech at the Bank of England conference in London today.  Meanwhile, Thursday brings also Feds KC’s George who is due to discuss on monetary policy and the economy on BoE conference along with Fed VC Fischer, who is retiring next month. Significant is the fact that Prime Minister May is due to speak as well.

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« Reply #556 on: Friday, September 29, 2017 - 09:15 »

Date : 29th September 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 29th September 2017.




FX News Today

European Outlook: Asian stock markets moved modestly higher on the last day of the third quarter. Hopes that the U.S. tax reform will boost growth underpinned investor market sentiment, and the MSCI Asia Pacific Index is heading for a third quarter of gains. Trading volumes were subdued, however, ahead of China’s week long holiday. FTSE 100 futures are up, U.S. futures narrowly mixed. Oil prices are slightly down on the day. European bond yields closed mixed yesterday, with Bunds closing up on the day, but far below intraday highs, while Gilt yields as well as Eurozone peripheral yields dropped. The chance that Eurozone inflation will hold steady today, rather than picking up again helped yields to come down from highs, but in our view won’t prevent the ECB from taking the foot off the accelerator. Already released U.K. consumer sentiment unexpectedly rose to -9 from -10. The data calendar also includes the final reading of U.K. Q2 GDP as well as consumer credit data.

FX Update: USDJPY picked up some demand while most other dollar pairings have traded narrow ranges so far today. USDJPY recovered from yesterday’s 112.25 low to the upper 112s. There had been reports yesterday of yen demand into the end of the first half of the fiscal year in Japan, though USDJPY still has rallied, returning focus on the two-and-a-half-month high seen on Wednesday at 113.25. While markets are now taking a more circumscribed view of Trump administrations tax plans, the Fed’s course further tightening is still promoting dollar demand on dips. A batch of data today out of Japan had little impact on forex markets, but encouraging. Japanese Core CPI lifted in September to 0.7% y/y, industrial production rose 2.1% m/m, and retail sales gained 2.8% y/y.

Fedspeak: Fed VC Fischer steered clear of policy and the economic outlook in remarks before the Bank of England, where he discussed “The Independent Bank of England — 20 Years On.” It is still possible those topics may come up in Q&A. As he exited stage right in his last speach as Vice Chairman, he left the markets with this thought: “Or, if I may be permitted a few final words on my way out the door, the watchwords of the central banker should be “Semper vigilans,” because history and financial markets are masters of the art of surprise, and “Never say never,” because you will sometimes find yourself having to do things that you never thought you would.” KC Fed hawk George was true to form, noting further gradual rate hikes are appropriate. The stance of monetary policy is still rather accommodative, she added. She has a brighter outlook on global growth. The U.S. economy is in reasonably good shape currently. There has been a pick-up in business investment. And while there will be a near-term impact from the hurricanes, offsets are projected down the road. George is not an FOMC voter this year nor next.

Main Macro Events Today

EU HCPI and German Unemployment -Eurozone headline HICP inflation expected unchanged at 1.5% y/y in September. The French number may still stick a tad higher, but the slight decline in the Spanish headline rate and the steady German number yesterday suggest that the overall Eurozone number also held pretty stable, despite an uptick in energy prices.

CAD GDP – GDP is expected to improve 0.1% m/m in July after the 0.3% gain in July. The 0.2% dip in retail shipment volumes added to the mixed backdrop for the July GDP report.

US PCE –   Personal income and spending are expected to have inched up 0.2% and 0.1%, respectively in August, while consumer confidence measures are expected to dip, but from high levels. Core PCE prices are seen up 0.2%.

BoE – BOE Gov Carney is due give closing remarks at the Bank of England’s conference celebrating 20 years of independence, in London. In the conference we will see today also speeches from MPC members such as Broadbent and Cunliffe.


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« Reply #557 on: Monday, October 02, 2017 - 10:43 »

Date : 2nd October 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 2nd October 2017.




FX News Today

The Trump bump seemed to get renewed life last week on the release of tax reform plans. That added to an already optimistic tone after signs of solid consumption growth and fixed investment in the U.S. Q2 GDP and with the strength in capital spending evidenced in the August durable goods. Meanwhile, the Asian and European economies are contributing to growth too, with the strength in recent PMIs underpinning positive outlooks.

United States: The September nonfarm payrolls will be the attention-getter which expected at 20k increase after the disappointing 156k gain in August. The September manufacturing ISM (Monday) should slip to 57.5 on the drag from Hurricane Irma, after a stronger than expected 2.5 increase to 58.8 in August. Construction spending for August (Monday) is expected to be unchanged. September vehicle sales (Tuesday) are expected to improve to a 17.0 mln clip, from 16.0 mln previously, though there’s downside risk from the hurricanes. The September ADP (Wednesday) should climb 190k following Augusts 237k surge. There should be little hurricane effect here given the way the data is tabulated. The services ISM (Wednesday) is seen edging up to 55.5 after rising 1.4 points to 55.3 previously. The August trade deficit (Thursday) is forecast narrowing to -$42.5 bln versus July’s -$43.7 bln.

Fedspeak: The U.S. calendar includes may of the key economic reports for the month, but Fedspeak is likely to overshadow, especially as the numbers will be impacted by the varied effects from the hurricanes. Fed Chair Yellen (Wednesday) will be an obvious focal point. Fed Chair Yellen’s comments will be monitored. But after reiterating the Fed’s gradual policy stance last week, she’s unlikely to provide any fresh revelations in her comments on community banking. Along with Yellen, other speakers include Kaplan will participate in a moderated Q&A (Monday). Governor Powell (Thursday) speaks on the Treasury market. SF Williams will be at a community banking event (Thursday). Harker and George (Thursday), along with Bostic and Kaplan (Friday), speak at a workforce development conference. NY Fed’s Dudley could be the most enlightening with his remarks on monetary policy (Friday). Also, Bullard speaks on the economy (Friday). Along with Yellen, current FOMC voters include Kaplan, Dudley, Powell, Harker, while Williams and Bostic are voters in 2018.

Canada: In Canada, Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Leduc speaks on “Firm creation and productivity in the Canadian Economy.” The text of Tuesday’s speech will be available at 12:30 ET. Governor Poloz’s comments from last week provide some insight into the Bank’s view on this topic. The docket of economic data includes the usual early month suspects, notably trade and employment. Employment (Friday) is expected to expand 20.0k in September after the 22.2k rise in August. The unemployment rate is seen at 6.2%, matching August. The trade deficit is projected to slightly narrow to -C$2.9 bln in August from -C$3.0 bln in July. The Ivey PMI (Friday) is projected to slip to 55.0 in September from 56.3 in August. The Markit manufacturing PMI for September is due Monday. Dealer reported vehicle sales for September are expected Tuesday.

Europe:It’s a relatively quiet week that’s thin on data releases, which are unlikely to bring any change to the ECB outlook. There are some ECBspeakers, while the central bank also releases the minutes of the last meeting (Thursday). Merkel’s quest for allies in the new parliament will continue, but is unlikely to make much progress in a week that includes a holiday on Tuesday. Merkel will remain in office as caretaker until a new Chancellor has been elected. The data calendar has final September PMI readings, with the manufacturing PMI (Monday) expected to be confirmed at 58.2 and the Services reading (Wednesday) at 55.6, which should see the composite confirmed at 56.7. The highlight of the week will be German manufacturing orders (Friday) where we are looking for a rebound of 0.5% m/m, after the correction in August. Eurozone growth is broadening and strengthening and even the German recovery is for once underpinned by consumption and domestic demand rather than exports. And while the ECB has acknowledged the improvement, it still sees insufficient changes to underlying inflation to end QE just yet.

UK: Brexit remains a major uncertainty and there are several reasons for investors to tread carefully. Growth was confirmed to be weakest in four years and half the growth the Eurozone saw over the same quarter. Moody’s downgraded sovereign debt. And there have been fresh signals from Brexit negotiators that it’s going to take longer than expected to finalize divorce terms (and so delay the start of new trading talks). The calendar this week is highlighted by the release of PMIs for September, which will be scrutinized given the forward-looking nature of the surveys and their close correlation with real economic performance. The manufacturing PMI (Monday) has us expecting a dip to 56.2 from 56.9, correcting what had been unexpected strength in the August survey. This would still point to decent expansion in the sector, which has been the biggest beneficiary of the weaker pound and strong growth in key export markets. The construction PMI is on Tuesday while the services PMI on Wednesday.

New Zealand: New Zealand’s calendar is thin this week. QV new home prices for September are due Tuesday. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand next meets on November 9. They held rates steady at 1.75% last week, matching expectations. The statement by Acting Governor Spencer was consistent with no change in rates for an extended period.

Japan: A solid Tankan survey of business conditions out of Japan this morning, which showed optimism at small manufacturers to be at a decade high had little impact on the yen, with the BoJ still seen as being well behind the Fed in terms of cycle, with chronically tepid inflation still remaining a factor in Japan’s economic circumstance. The Tankan showed that labour shortages to be at a 25-year low, which could be the harbinger of second-round inflation via higher wage demands. September consumer confidence (Tuesday) is penciled in at 44.0 from 43.3, while September services PMI (Wednesday) is forecast at 52.0 from 51.6.

Australia: The Reserve Bank of Australia meets (Tuesday) and is expected to hold rates steady at 1.50%. Deputy Governor Debelle takes part in a panel discussion (Thursday). The data docket is headlined by retail sales (Thursday) and the trade balance (Thursday). Retail sales are expected to rise 0.2% in August after the flat reading (0.0%) in July. The trade surplus is seen improving to A$1.0 bln in August from the A$0.5 bln surplus in July. Building approvals are expected to bounce 2.0% m/m in August after the 1.7% drop in July. The Melbourne Institute inflation index for September is due Monday. September ANZ job ads are scheduled for Tuesday.

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Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.

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« Reply #558 on: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 09:57 »

Date : 3rd October 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 3rd October 2017.




FX News Today

European Outlook:  Topix and Nikkei reached fresh two year highs, Chinese stocks traded in Hong Kong rallied as markets reopened after a holiday, benefiting from robust PMI data over the weekend and the PBOC’s announcement that it will cut reserve requirement ratio for next year. The Hang Seng is up 1.75%, the Nikkei gained 0.95% while the ASX 200 dropped -0.49%, as lower oil prices weighed on energy stocks and a sharp fall in QBE insurance, after the company detailed expected losses from recent hurricanes, dragged the index down. Mainland China remains closed for holidays. In Europe Germany is closed for a national holiday after Bunds were underpinned yesterday by intra-Eurozone safe haven flows following the escalation of Spanish tensions. Gilts outperformed with the US100 yesterday amid a broader rise in European stocks ex Spain, which benefited from USD strength. U.K. and U.S. stock futures suggest further gains today. Today’s data calendar is relatively quiet, with only Eurozone producer price inflation and the U.K. CIPS Construction PMI.

U.S. reports: revealed upside surprises across the September ISM and August construction spending reports that add upside risk to forecasts for an Irma-depressed 120k September nonfarm payroll rise and a 3.0% growth rate for Q3 GDP. For the ISM, we saw a headline pop to a 13-year high of 60.8 from a 6-year high of 58.8 in August, as all the producer sentiment surveys are showing a sharp rise with the hurricane rebuild to new cycle-highs. The jobs index also rose, to a 6-year high of 60.3 in September from a prior 6-year high of 59.9. For construction, we saw a 0.5% August rise after upward revisions across the private construction components, though public construction was revised down sharply, and we now have a new cycle-low for that measure in July before a 0.7% August bounce.

FX Update: The dollar has continued to find demand, posting gains versus the euro, yen, sterling and Australian dollar, among other currencies. The narrow trade-weighted USD index clocked a one-and-a-half-month peak at 93.77, while EURUSD traded below 1.1700 for the first time since mid August. USDJPY remained buoyant, albeit with upside momentum being crimped in the face of Japanese exporter offers above 113.00. The pair edged out a high at 113.19, which is six pips short of last week’s two-and-a-half-month peak. The dollar is in demand as markets continue to adjust to the rekindled hawkishness of the Fed, while the elevated tensions between Spain’s central government and the autonomous region of Catalonia have soured appetite for euros. The Australian dollar came under some pressure after the RBA left policy on hold, as was widely expected, but as the accompanying statement of Governor Lowe remained non committal in tone, acknowledging improving economic growth but reaffirming that the inflation outlook remains subdued. AUD-SD posted a two-and-a-half-month low at 0.7785.

Main Macro Events Today

UK Construction PMI – The construction PMI expected to come in unchanged at 51.0, a level indicating only weak expansion in the sector.

EU PPI – PPI is expected to improve 0.1% m/m in August and  2.3% y/y.

FOMC Powell –   Governor Powell speaks  at a financial regulation event jointly hosted by Reuters and George Washington University, in Washington DC, about regulatory reform.

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« Reply #559 on: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 10:47 »

Date : 4th October 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 4th October 2017.




FX News Today

European Outlook: Asian stock markets are mixed, as USD weakens and Yen strength saw the Nikkei wiping out gains. The ASX also was under pressure as the dip in oil prices weighed on energy producers, while Chinese stocks in Hong Kong touched a 2-year high and the Hang Seng outperformed. US100 and U.S. stock futures are in the red, suggesting a weak start in Europe, after modest gains yesterday. Germany’s GER30 re-opens after yesterday’s holiday as Spain’s constitutional crisis continues and casts a shadow over the Eurozone. The data calendar includes the final reading of Eurozone services PMIs, as well as the U.K. services PMI and Eurozone retail sales. Germany sells 10-year Bunds.

FX Update: The dollar remained on the ebb, giving back some of the gains posted recently. The narrow trade-weighted USD index is showing a modest 0.2% loss as the London interbank opens, at 93.23, having extended the decline from yesterday’s six-week peak at 93.77. USDJPY ebbed under 112.50 after recent gains stalled above 113.00, where decent export offers were encountered. The pair left a high at 113.19 yesterday, which is 6 pips short of the near three-month high printed last week. The pair had rallied strongly from the early September low at 107.31, though momentum indicators have been turning lower over the last couple of weeks, despite spot making new highs — a divergence that often portends a trend change. EURUSD logged a two-session high at 1.1780, up from yesterday’s two-and-a-half-month low at 1.1696.

Canada: BoC’s Leduc did not directly address policy in his prepared remarks  yesterday on the declining dynamism of Canada’s economy. Data show a “surprising and sustained decline in the entry rate of new firms since the early 1980s” he observed. He said “The main concern about the loss of dynamism is that it will lead to less innovation and diminishing long term growth.” As for Canada’s growth, he said it “has been strong, exceeding that of all other G7 countries.” He does find it “encouraging that the Canadian economy is still flexible enough to absorb a major shock” despite the decline in dynamism. He repeated Poloz’s observation that productivity has “increased significantly” since the middle of last year. There is nothing new here on policy or the economy, with the Lane/Poloz duo last month saying all that needed to be said for now. To review, they revealed a pivot to caution following back to back rate hikes in July and September as the economy surged in the first half of this year. Leduc said the growth rate should decline over next few quarters, but remain above potential. That is in-line with the July outlook and Poloz’s comments last month.

USDCAD turned a bit lower as Canadian yields edged up following BoC Leduc’s speech. The pairing had been idling on either side of 1.2510 since the open, before falling back to intra day lows of 1.2482. With oil prices off the boil this week, and narrowed prospects for a near term BoC rate hike, USDCAD upside appears to be the easier path.

Main Macro Events Today

EU and German Markit PMI – The Services EU reading is seen at 55.6, and should see the composite confirmed at 56.7, while German Service PMI and Composite anticipated unchanged at 55.6 and 57.8 respectively. The UK Service is seen unchanged as well at 53.2.

US ADP and ISM Non-Manuf. PMI – The September ADP should climb 125k following Augusts 237k surge. There should be little hurricane effect here given the way the data is tabulated. The services ISM is seen edging up to 55.5 after rising 1.4 points to 55.3 previously.

ECB – President Draghi is due to speak at the Inauguration of the ECB Visito Center in Frankfurt.

Fed’s Yellen-   The market anxiously awaits Yellen’s comments today,which might be in vain, since she doesn’t take the podium until 15:15 ET, and then it’s merely to deliver opening remarks at a community banking event. That’s not a venue nor a topic for policy insights. Plus, there will be no Q&A. Nothing has changed since the September 19, 20 FOMC to alter the stance regarding the dot plot and the indication of one more hike this year, a stance which Yellen has tacitly approved. In terms of the Fed chair position, should Yellen not be reappointed, it seems to be a battle between Warsh and Powell, with the former’s threat to “shake up” the Fed a worry.

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« Reply #560 on: Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 10:20 »

Date : 5th October 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 5th October 2017.




FX News Today

European Outlook: Another mixed session in Asia, where the Hang Seng continued to outperformed as China remained closed for holidays. ASX and Nikkei meanwhile moved sideways. U.K. and U.S. stock futures are also little changed. No clear direction then for European markets, which will also have little to digest on the data front today. ECB speakers and the minutes of the last ECB meeting meanwhile are likely to confirm that the central bank is heading for a reduction in asset purchase volumes, but with the doves still shying away from a firm commitment to an end date for QE. Spain remains in focus as Madrid and Barcelona remain on confrontation course in a dangerous game of chicken.

FX Update: The Aussie came under pressure following the biggest contraction in Australian retailing sales in four years. The currency is showing a 0.5% decline on the day as the London interbank enters the fray, with AUD-USD logging a two-day low at 0.7819. The August report for Australian retail trade saw turnover unexpectedly contracting by 0.6% m/m, contrary to expectations for 0.3% m/m growth. Elsewhere, narrow ranges have prevailed. USD-JPY has plied a sideways path near 111.75, which is about the halfway mark of the range of the last week. EUR-USD has ebbed modestly lower, to the 1.1750 area and nearing yesterday’s low at 1.1746. The lack of direction reflects a general lack of fresh leads. Fed chair Yellen spoke yesterday after the London close, but she steered clear of policy and economic issues.

Main Macro Events Today

EU Minutes –

US Weekly Jobless number – Expectations – 265k down from last weeks 272k

BOE – Speeches – McCafferty and Haldane

FED Speeches – Powell (prospective new FED Chair), Harker and George

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« Reply #561 on: Friday, October 06, 2017 - 09:28 »

Date : 6th October 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 6th October 2017.




FX News Today

European Outlook:  European stock markets moved broadly higher as U.S. factory orders boosted confidence in the global growth outlook. Chinese stocks in Hong Kong tested 2-year highs. Banks were underpinned as U.S. yields moved higher and the dollar strengthened. FTSE 100 futures are also up and the DAX is still trying to break the 13000 mark, as the focus turns to U.S. jobs data. In the Europe investors continue to watch the situation in Catalonia carefully. Spanish markets bounced back yesterday as the central government continues to take a hard line on Barcelona’s secession plans, while leaders in Catalonia seem to the pushing for talks. Indeed, for a long term solution both sides must return to the negotiating table.

FX Update: The dollar has been bid up again, after dipping mid week, gaining concomitantly with Treasury yields following a set of strong data out of the U.S. yesterday, along with relatively hawkish Fedspeack and with all three of the main U.S. equity indices setting record closing highs for a fourth straight session. USDJPY edged out a three-session high just above 113.00 and EURUSD clawed out a new seven-week low at 1.1686. USDCAD logged five-week highs, while Cable plumbed a one-month low. AUDUSD clocked a three-month low, at 0.7743, extending the down trend that’s been developing since the pair failed to sustain gains above 0.8000 between late July and September. Markets are now looking to the September employment report, up later today, savvy to temporary distortions caused by the hurricanes. A relatively subdued 120k headline increase is expected. There is also another barrage of Fed speakers due, which will almost certainly, on net, affirm that a rate hike is in the works for the December FOMC.

Main Macro Events Today

MPC Member Haldane Speech

Canadian Unemployment Rate – Expectations – 0.1% down from last month 6.2%

US NFP – Expectations – 66k down from last month 156k

FED Speeches – Kaplan , speak at a workforce development conference. NY Fed’s Dudley could be the most enlightening with his remarks on monetary policy. Also, Bullard speaks on the economy .

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« Reply #562 on: Monday, October 09, 2017 - 09:50 »

Date : 9th October 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 9th October 2017.




FX News Today

The September U.S. jobs report lived up to its “distorted” billing. But, while many of the stats showed outsized gains (in terms of earnings), or losses (in terms of jobs), they could be generally easily rationalized due to the hurricanes. The net result left intact the view that the FOMC will remain on its gradual course of normalization near-term. After the holiday break for the U.S., Canada, and Japan on Monday, markets will be back at full strength with China returning from a week long absence with PMIs on tap. Even before then, there is a risk of a constitutional showdown in Spain over the Catalonia independence vote and heavy-handed response by Madrid, which may yet have Brexit-like complications for the wary EU itself.

United States: The U.S. economic calendar will get off to a slow start after the Columbus/Indigenous Peoples Day holiday break by the markets Monday, focused mainly on more questionable September data including potentially hurricane-impacted inflation and retail sales towards the end of the week.After NFIB small business optimism (Tuesday), MBA mortgage stats are due (Wednesday), along with JOLTS job openings and the FOMC minutes. Accordingly, September PPI is forecast to rise in August (Thursday). Also due then is recently choppy initial jobless claims, seen dropping another 22k to 238k as storm anomalies wash out of the data. Headline CPI is forecast to surge 0.6% in September from 0.4% due to the surge in petroleum prices, in August (Friday).

Canada: A holiday-truncated week is thick with housing data (Monday is Thanksgiving Day). The week begins with September housing starts (Tuesday), expected to dip to 220.0k from the 223.2k in August. Housing permits (Tuesday) are seen slipping 1.0% m/m after the 3.5% drop in July. The August new home price index is due Thursday. The Teranet/National Bank housing price index for September is also due Thursday. There is nothing schedule from the Bank of Canada this week.

Europe: This week’s data releases are unlikely to add much to the discussion as August production numbers are rather backward looking and final inflation numbers are not expected to bring decisive revisions. Developments in Spain, however, will be watched carefully. At the time of writing there was no sign of a breakthrough in the standoff between Madrid and Barcelona. EU officials are watching the situation nervously with a potential showdown on Monday. Wary of setting any type of precedent, they have made clear that an independent Catalonia would no longer be part of the EU, but clearly would prefer the conflict to be resolved without a secession at a time when Brexit talks loom. The data week starts with German August industrial production (Monday). The French production and overall Eurozone IP will be on Thursday. German trade data for August is also due and expected to show another hefty surplus, although the current recovery is more than previously driven by consumption and domestic demand. The main bulk of data releases centres on final September inflation readings, which are expected to confirm German HICP (Friday) at 1.8% y/y, the Spanish (Wednesday) reading at 1.9% y/y, the French (Thursday) at 1.1% y/y, and finally the Italian rate (Friday) at 1.1% y/y. This should leave overall Eurozone HICP inflation, due to the following week on course to be confirmed at 1.5% y/y, well below the ECB’s 2% upper limit for price stability, but also highlighting that the convergence of inflation rates that officials had been hoping would be one of the results of monetary union, hasn’t really happened.

UK: Sterling last week saw its biggest weekly decline, of 2.5% versus the dollar, since August 2016, a time when markets were still reeling from the shock of the vote to leave the EU. Like then, the pound is in a tailspin over political and Brexit uncertainties. The calendar this week has the BRC retail sales report for September (Tuesday), industrial production and trade figures for August (also Tuesday), and the RICS house price balance (Thursday). The BRC report will be monitored to see if the consumer sector continues to hold up, buoyed by near record levels of employment and low borrowing rates, but challenged by an erosion in spending power with inflation exceeding pay increases. As for production, growth in industrial output is expected, which would be the same as in July.

New Zealand: New Zealand’s calendar is thin this week. QV new home prices for September are due Tuesday. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand next meets on November 9. They held rates steady at 1.75% last week, matching expectations. The statement by Acting Governor Spencer was consistent with no change in rates for an extended period.

Japan: The docket kicks off Tuesday after Monday’s holiday with the August current account, where the surplus is expected to narrow to JPY 2,200 bln from 2,320 bln. August machine orders is on Wednesday. The August tertiary industry index (Thursday) should rise 0.1% from the same previously. September PPI (Friday) is seen accelerating slightly to 3.1% y/y from 2.9% in August. Strength in oil prices may be offset by the firmer yen.

China: Loan growth and new yuan loans for September (Tuesday) should show new loans rising to CNY 1,300 bln from 1,090 bln previously. The September trade report (Friday) is forecast to show the surplus narrowing to $39.0 bln from $41.9 bln. Exports likely remained solid, even to the U.S. despite some trade tensions.

Australia: The Reserve Bank of Australia’s Financial Stability Review (Friday) headlines a thin week of data and events. RBA Deputy Governor Debelle speaks (Tuesday) at the FX Global code of conduct in Hong Kong. August housing investment (Thursday) is expected to gain 2.0% after the 2.9% rise in July.

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« Reply #563 on: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 11:28 »

Date : 10th October 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 10th October 2017.




FX News Today

European Outlook: Asian stock markets were mixed, long yields mostly higher. Japanese shares were underpinned by automakers after a three day weekend, the Hang Seng also moved higher, but the post-holiday rally in mainland China fizzled out and the ASX was under pressure as the currency strengthened. U.S. and U.K. stock futures are higher, but for the Eurozone, Spain will be a key focus as Catalan President Puigdemont is set to address lawmakers in Barcelona at 6 pm to discuss the outcome of the referendum, which delivered a resounding yes, but with a very low participation rate. The central government in Madrid meanwhile has pledged to maintain the unity of Spain and there is no support for Barcelona from the EU. Political events could well overshadow the local calendar, which includes industrial production data out of the U.K., France and Italy and finally U.K. trade numbers.

FX Update: The dollar traded mostly softer yesterday in holiday thinned markets, with holidays affect major centres in both North America and Asia. The narrow trade-weighted USD index fell to a two-session low at 93.48, while EURUSD firmed to a two-session high of 1.1756. The dollar also traded at two-session lows versus sterling and the Australian dollar, while USDCAD gave back a chunk of the gains the pair saw on Friday following the U.S. and Canadian employment reports. USDJPY logged a three-session low at 112.33 in Asia before recouping above 112.50, remaining comfortably off from Friday’s three-month high at 113.44. New data and developments were thin on the ground, though Spanish markets priced out Catalan secession risks, with the movement’s leaders stalling amid not unjust concerns about economic mayhem. Geopolitical concerns remain amid reports that North Korea is planning another missile launch, and an escalating diplomatic spat between the U.S. and Turkey.

Main Macro Events Today

UK Manufacturing Production – Expectations – Down to 0.3% from 0.5% on July.

UK Trade Balance – Expectations – At -11.20B from last month -11.58B.

CAD Housing Starts – Expectations – to dip to 220.0k from the 223.2k in August. Housing permits are seen slipping 1.0% m/m in August after the 3.5% drop in July.

FED Kashkari – Fed dove Kashkari, will open a regional conditions conference by his branch from 10 ET, followed by Dallas Fed centrist Kaplan who is taking part in a Q&A session at Stanford’s SIEPR after the close from 20 ET.

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« Reply #564 on: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 09:58 »

Date : 11th October 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 11th October 2017.




FX News Today

European Outlook: Asian stock markets moved higher overnight and the Nikkei is set for the highest close since December 1996. Stronger than expected machinery orders for August underpinned an overall improvement in growth optimism, after the upbeat IMF outlook yesterday. Hang Send and CSI 300 are also posting gains and the ASX 200 outperformed as oil prices climbed above USD 51 per barrel. U.K. stock futures are also up as Sterling retreats. In the Eurozone the fact that the showdown between Madrid and Barcelona has been avoided will help to underpin sentiment. European stocks are set to extend gains and the GER30 may finally break the 1300 mark, but Bunds are likely to underperform as risk appetite returns and intra-Eurozone safe haven flows are being priced out. The local calendar is relatively quiet, with only the final reading of Spanish inflation data for September. Investors will also look ahead to the FOMC minutes as well as plenty of central bank speakers at the IMF and World Bank meetings in Washington.

Catalan’s President backs down – Bund futures jump – briefly. Puidgemont rather than unilaterally declaring independence, proposed to suspend the result of the referendum and called for weeks of dialogue. Spain’s central administration had braced itself for a direct conflict, so this is at least a partial victory as Puidgemont seemed to back down first in this game of chicken. Still, with Catalonia suspending the result, rather than fully ignoring it Rajoy will likely still see this as blackmail and it remains to be seen whether he will now take a softer stance or continue to demand a full capitulation from the independent region. EURUSD dipped to 1.1796 from 1.1810 as the Catalonian leader said the current relationship with Spain is unsustainable. From there, the euro jumped to intra day highs of 1.1825 as Puigdemont said he would suspend a declaration of independence in order to pursue dialogue with Madrid.

Main Macro Events Today

FOMC Minutes – FOMC minutes to the September 19-20 policy meeting will provide some further details to the Fed’s recent thinking, but shouldn’t lead to any major revelations.After the policy statement, the economic projections, and Yellen’s press conference last month, as well as recent Fedspeak and data, the markets have all they need to in order to fine tune the outlook including pricing in a December rate hike.

FOMC Williams Speech –

ECB’ Praet speech –

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« Reply #565 on: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 10:25 »

Date : 12th October 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 12th October 2017.




FX News Today

European Outlook: Asian stock markets are broadly higher, following on from gains on Wall Street yesterday, but UK100 and U.S. futures are heading south. Mixed signals then for European markets. The FOMC minutes confirmed that the Fed is on track to hike rates again at the December meeting, the BoE remains headed for a rate hike and the ECB is pretty much set to reduce asset purchases from early next year even if officials remain split on the size of the reduction and whether there should already be a signal that this is the beginning of the end for QE. Brexit talks remain in focus ahead of the crucial EU summit where officials will decide whether sufficient progress has been made for trade talks to begin this year. Meanwhile Spain’s hard line stance on Catalonia and signs that the front in Barcelona is cracking has helped peripheral bond yields to drop sharply yesterday and it remains to be seen whether the gains in bonds can be held. With the data calendar relatively quiet again, politics and central bank speeches will remain in focus. The Eurozone has industrial production for August and there are inflation numbers out of France and Sweden.

FOMC minutes showed “many” saw another rate hike was warranted, while a smaller number (probably Kashkari, Evans, and Kaplan) thought action could wait. Several thought that further tightening should hinge on incoming data, though it was acknowledged that Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria would impact economic activity. There was active debate over inflation and wages. While many saw some of the softening in inflation as due to idiosyncratic factors, other factors could be at work too and there was concern that such influences could be more persistent. Also, “several expressed concern that the persistence of low rates of inflation might imply that the underlying trend was running below 2%.”

Main Macro Events Today

EU Industial Production – Expectations – 0.5% m/m from 0.1% seen in August.

US Jobless Claims & PPI – Expectations – September PPI is forecast to rise 0.4% vs 0.2% in August, while rising 0.2% core and 2.1% core y/y. Also due then is recently choppy initial jobless claims, seen dropping another 22k to 238k as storm anomalies wash out of the data.

ECB speeches – ECB President Draghi and ECB’s Praet speak in Washington and New York respectively.

FOMC Speeches – Governor Powell addresses “Prospects for Emerging Market Economies in a Normalizing Global Economy”  from 10:30 ET and Governor Brainard takes part in a monetary policy panel at the Peterson Institute from 10:30 ET.

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« Reply #566 on: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 09:47 »

Date : 13th October 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 13th October 2017.




FX News Today

European Outlook: Topix and Nikkei rallied and are targeting fresh highs, boosted by technology companies and retailers as markets start to focus on earnings. Elsewhere gains were more mooted and Hang Seng and CSI 300 swung between gains and losses. U.S. stock futures are higher, UK100 futures slightly down, but for the Eurozone a Bloomberg report that the ECB is considering halving asset purchases next year, but with a longer than anticipated 9 months extension could help the GER30 to finally crack the 13000 mark and keep Bunds underpinned. Brexit risks meanwhile are weighing on U.K. markets as hopes of early trade talks were dashed by Barnier yesterday, although there is still the hope of a transition period, which would at least give more time for talks.

FX Updates: EURUSD opened in N.Y. at 1.1860 highs, and spent much of the remainder of the session slowly grinding lower, basing at 1.1827 after the London close. The pairing traded under both its 50- and 20day moving averages, before reclaiming the levels into the close. Dovish fallout from Wednesday’s FOMC minutes continued to provide some support, though Friday’s U.S. CPI report may end up being a weight on the euro should data come in warm, as expected. Talk of a no-deal exit from the EU has been increasing, with five rounds of negotiation  having reached “deadlock,” according to the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Barniar. He also said that the EU would agree to a two-year transitory period, to buy more time after actual Brexit occurs in March 2019. Cable surged to $1.3290 after  EU’s Barnier’s comments.

Main Macro Events Today

US Retail Sales – Expectations – At 1.7% in September vs -0.2% in August, or 0.3% ex-auto.

US CPI  – Expectations – CPI is forecast to surge 0.6% in September from 0.4% due to the surge in petroleum price.

ECB  – ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio is due to speak at 12:30 GMT.

FOMC Speeches –  Boston Fed dove Rosengren opens a policy conference by his branch at 12:30 GMT. Evans is back on the economy and policy from 14:25 GMT, Kaplan takes Q&A at a CFA conference from 15:30 GMTand Powell is invited to speak at the Boston Fed conference from 17 GMT.

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« Reply #567 on: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 10:32 »

Date : 16th October 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 16th October 2017.




FX News Today

Global economic activity has surprised to the upside this year, most recently manifest in the upward revisions from the IMF. And while there are a number of potential geopolitical headwinds that could slow, if not derail the momentum, recent economic reports from the U.S. suggest a measurable boost from Keynesian style pump-priming as the South and California recover from the hurricanes and fires that devastated the major regions. Meanwhile, the lack of inflationary pressures continues to baffle central bankers, keeping them on patient footing with respect to removing accommodation. Brexit is a major issue for the UK, while Europe is wrestling with the Spain-Catalonia constitutional crisis. The weekend’s Austrian elections may have some ripple effects and give populists and anti-EU forces fresh impetus. On Wednesday, the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party convenes. President Xi is widely expected to be re-elected and is expected to lay out another broad plan for growth. President Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal will add to global concerns, along with the ongoing threats from North Korea.

United States: The Empire State index for October leads off (Monday), expected to decline to 21.0 after the 0.8 point slide to 24.4 in September. September industrial production (Tuesday) is forecast bouncing 0.4% after dropping 0.9% previously. Trade prices for September (Tuesday) should show a 0.8% climb in import prices, helped by energy, and a 0.5% gain in export prices. Housing starts for September (Wednesday) are expected to rise to a 1.200 mln pace following the 0.8% decline to 1.180 mln in August and the 2.2% drop in July to 1.190 mln. The October Philly Fed index (Thursday) is also expected to decline and September existing home sales (Friday) should inch up.

Canada: In Canada, the Business Outlook Survey (Monday) headlines the data docket, with a solidly expansionary outlook, further unwinding of spare capacity and still well contained inflation expectations expected. August manufacturing (Wednesday) is expected to improve 0.5% after the 2.6% tumble in July. August retail sales (Friday) are seen rising 0.5% after the 0.4% improvement in July. CPI (Friday) is expected to rise 0.2% m/m in September after the 0.1% gain in August. All of the reports this week have the potential to alter the policy outlook, but at this point we view the outcome for October’s announcement as fairly well settled. BoC’s Wilkins appears in a panel discussion (Tuesday), with the appearance having minimal risk of containing anything policy relevant.

Europe: Politics will continue to top the agenda. EU leaders will meet Thursday/Friday to talk Brexit. Meanwhile Spain’s constitutional crisis is not over yet. Puigdemont seemed to back down last week, but Rajoy’s ultimatum for a clarification on whether the Catalan leader actually unilaterally declared independence or not at his address to regional lawmakers runs out on October 16 and Madrid also demanded that Catalonia’s leader should respect Spain’s constitution and effectively end the move for independence by October 19.With that in mind the outcome of Austria’s election on October 15 could also have ripple effects and give populists and anti-EU forces fresh impetus. Latest opinion polls suggest that the conservative OeVP will be the strongest party, but the right wing FPOe is a close second.  Clearly a good result for the FPOe would be cheered by the Front National in France and the AfP in Germany. In Germany itself the regional elections in Lower Saxony over the weekend will also be watched closely and the result of Merkel’s CDU could well impact support for the Chancellor within her own party as crucial coalition talks are about to start in earnest.

Against that background the data calendar looks pretty tame and is unlikely to decisively impact the discussion on policy recalibration that is taking place at the ECB ahead of the next meeting at the end of the month. The final reading of Eurozone September HICP is unlikely to bring a major surprise and is expected to confirm the preliminary number of 1.5% y/y. Still too low for the central bank, especially as Draghi is not happy yet with underlying inflation and especially wage growth.

UK:The pound, after posting its biggest weekly loss since August 2016 in the week prior, last week managed to rebound by over 1.5% versus the dollar and by about 1% versus both the euro and yen. The calendar this week is highlighted by inflation data for September (Tuesday) which expected at new cycle high of 3.0% y/y in headline CPI, and a core CPI reading of 2.8% y/y, after 2.7% in the month previous. Such outcomes would be comfortably in the range of BoE projections, and leave the central bank on course of what is now a widely expected 25 bp rate hike at the November policy meeting. Assuming sterling continues to hold up reasonably well, y/y CPI readings should come off the boil in upcoming months as the impact of the currency’s sharp decline following the Brexit vote in July 2019 falls out of the equation. Monthly labor data (Wednesday) should see the unemployment rate remain unchanged at 4.3%, and show average household earnings continue to lag inflation, with incomes expected to rise by 2.1% y/y in the three months to August. September retail sales (Thursday) is expected to show a 0.1% m/m contraction.

New Zealand: New Zealand’s calendar has Q3 CPI, expected to expand 0.4% (q/q, sa) after the flat reading in Q2. CPI is expected to accelerate to a 1.8% y/y pace from the 1.7% growth rate in Q2. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand next meets on November 9. They held rates steady at 1.75% in September, matching expectations. The statement by Acting Governor Spencer was consistent with no change in rates for an extended period.

Japan: Monday brings revised August industrial production, which is expected to remain unchanged at 2.1% y/y. Skipping to Thursday, the September trade report should reveal a surplus of JPY 400.0 bln, versus the 112.6 bln deficit in August. The September all-industry index (Thursday) is expected to rise 0.1% versus the 0.1% decline previously.

China:  September industrial production(Thursday) is estimated at 6.3% y/y from 6.0%, while September retail sales are penciled in at an unchanged 10.1% y/y. Q3 GDP (Friday) is expected at 6.9% y/y, unchanged from Q2.

Australia: The minutes to the Reserve Bank of Australia’s October meeting are due Tuesday. RBA Assistant Governor (Economic) Ellis participates in a panel discussion (Tuesday). RBA Assistant Governor (Financial System) Bullock speaks to the Australian Shareholders Association (Thursday). Employment (Thursday) is seen rising 20.0k in September after the 54.2k gain in August. The unemployment rate is seen at 5.6%, matching the rate in August.

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« Reply #568 on: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 10:16 »

Date : 17th October 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 17th October 2017.




FX News Today

European Outlook: Asian stock markets moved broadly higher, with Australia’s ASX outperforming as investors piled into miners and banks. So Australia’s hot streak continued with a more than 0.7% rise, while gains elsewhere were more muted as concerns about North Korea emerged and markets speculate about a more hawkish Fed post Yellen. North Korea warned that a nuclear war could “break out any moment”. U.S. and U.K. stock futures are narrowly mixed. May’s visit to Brussels yesterday doesn’t seem to have brought a major breakthrough while in Spain the situation is tensing up after Madrid prepares to replace Catalan security officials after the leaders of two grassroots independence groups were jailed yesterday. Amid ongoing political tensions the European calendar is heating up, with U.K. inflation data for September as well as German ZEW investor confidence and final Eurozone September HICP numbers.

FX Updates: The dollar has continued to trade perkily. USDJPY flipped back above 112.00 as major Asian stock indices hit 10-year highs after Wall Street hit fresh record highs on Monday. The pair has a well-established tendency to correlate with notable moves in global equity markets, though persisting concerns about political disharmony in Spain and North Korea (Pyongyang threatened nuclear war could “break out at any moment”) may have been curtailing yen losses. EURUSD declined for a fourth consecutive session, this time logging a out a one-week low at 1.1756. The dollar also held firm against the Australian dollar and other dollar-bloc currencies, along with sterling and other currencies. Sterling for its part has seen little reaction thus far to news that British PM May and EU Commission President Juncker agreed at a supper meeting last night that Brexit negotiations should “accelerate over the months to come.”

Main Macro Events Today

UK PPI & CPI – Expectations – CPI at 3.0% y/y headline from 2.9% in August, and PPI at 1.2% in September from 1.6% m/m

EU CPI and German ZEW  – Expectations -EU CPI seen unchanged at 1.5% y/y and German ZEW to 20.0 from 17.0

BoE Gov. Carney – Due to testify before the Treasury Select Committee, in London.

US Industrial Production – Expectation – at 0.4% after dropping 0.9%, which should leave capacity utilization at 76.4% from 76.1%.

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« Reply #569 on: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 09:10 »

Date : 18th October 2017.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 18th October 2017.




FX News Today

European Outlook: Asian stock markets traded cautiously as China’s Xi laid out his road map to 2015. Drug makers in Hong Kong and China outperformed, after the President vowed to develop the health industry. The Hang Seng is nevertheless slightly in the red and the Nikkei fluctuated amid concerns that indices are looking overbought. U.K. and U.S. futures are moving higher, after European markets closed mostly with slight losses yesterday and the GER30 failed to hold the 13000 mark. The Spanish IBEX outperformed despite the escalation of the Catalonia crisis, as Madrid prepares to take over control and Puigdemont faces a final ultimatum that runs out tomorrow. In the U.K. Brexit remains high on the agenda after the OECD warned of its negative impact on the economy and ahead of this week’s EU summit on the state of the talks. Data releases today focus on U.K. labour market data and especially wage growth, which will be watched closely by the BoE.

U.S. reports revealed a Q3 underperformance for industrial production despite a 0.3% September bounce thanks to downward back-revisions, though a solid 3%-4% growth rate was expected for this index through Q4 and Q1. The September trade price figures beat estimates thanks to a 1.0% surge in export prices ex-agriculture and a 4.5% petroleum import price rise, leaving headline gains of 0.8% for exports and 0.7% for imports, and rebounding global growth will lift both trade prices and the factory sector going forward. We also saw an NAHB index bounce to 68 in October from 64.

Main Macro Events Today

ECB  – ECB President Draghi is due to deliver opening speech at the ECB conference in Frankfurt.

UK  Labor data – Expectations -Unemployment rate remain unchanged at 4.3%  and Household Earnings to rise by 2.1% y/y in the three months to August.

US Housing Permits – Expectations – Rise to a 1.200 mln pace following the 0.8% decline in August.

FOMC Speeches – NY Fed dove Dudley and Dallas Fed hawk Kaplan.

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