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  1. #371
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    Date : 15th February 2018.


    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 15th February 2018.






    FX News Today


    European Fixed Income Outlook: Asian stock markets moved broadly higher, after a strong close on Wall Street yesterday. Investors seem to get slowly used to the idea of further U.S. tightening and a trend higher in global yields, but set backs on the way are still likely. The Nikkei closed with a gain of 1.47%, despite a stronger yen. The ASX 200 gained 1.16% and Hang Seng and CSI 300 are up 1.97% and 0.80% respectively. Bund yields continue to rise in opening trade, peripherals are outperforming as risk appetite continues to improve and European stock futures move higher in tandem with U.S. futures, after a strong session in Asia and following on from yesterday’s gains. US and UK100 futures are moving up, suggesting that the recovery in stocks continues and oil prices are higher with the front end WTI future trading at USD 61.83 per barrel. Today’s European calendar is unlikely to shake things up significantly with Eurozone trade numbers for December the main highlight.


    FX Update: The dollar has declined for a fourth-straight session versus the euro and other currencies. The narrow trade-weighted USD index (DXY) is presently at a two-week low of 88.80, showing a 0.3% decline on the day and now racking up a 1.8% loss on the week so far. EURUSD lifted to a two-week peak of 1.2487, and AUDUSD also posted a two-week high, while Cable logged a one-week high. USDJPY continued to lead the dollar lower, with the pair showing over a 0.6% loss on the day as the London interbank community take to their desks. This is despite the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield rising to four-year highs during the Asia session, which extended the move seen since yesterday’s hotter than expected U.S. CPI data. The revived risk appetite evident in global markets has been putting U.S. held assets out of favour as investors seek out higher yields, which is weighing on the greenback. With regard to USDJPY specifically, also in the mix were remarks by Japan’s finance minister, Aso, who said that recent yen strength was not sufficient to “require intervention.”


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    ECB’s Mersch, Praet and Lautenschlager Speech.


    US PPI – PPI is forecast to rise 0.3% in January, while core may increase 0.2%, though core y/y at 2.0% would be below 2.3% previously.


    US Unemployment Claims – Initial jobless claims may rebound 9k to 230k for the week ended February 10.


    US Philly Fed Manufacturing Index – may ease slightly to 20.0 in February vs 22.2 and the Empire State index is set to tick up to 18.0 in February vs 17.7.




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    Date : 16th February 2018.


    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 16th February 2018.






    FX News Today


    European Fixed Income Outlook: Stock markets mostly moved higher in Asia, after another positive close on Wall Street. China and Hong Kong alongside other markets were closed for Lunar New Year holidays, which muted trading, but the Nikkei gained 1.19%, while the ASX lost early gains and closed with a marginal loss of -0.08%. The yen continued to advance and 10-year JGB’s dipped -0.8 bp to 0.049%, as Kuroda was nominated to lead the BoJ for another five year term. 10-year Treasury yields declined -0.5 to 2.904% and oil prices picked up slightly, with the March Nymex future trading at USD 61.51 per barrel.Kuroda officially nominated for second term as BoJ governor. As widely expected Abe nominated Kuroda to stay another five years and reports that Waseda University professor Wakatabe, along with BoJ Executive Director Amamiya, will take the deputy governor roles were also confirmed. The nominations were sent to the steering committee of parliament’s lower house and will have to be confirmed by both houses of parliament. Wakatabe is known for advocating “bolder monetary easing” and Amamiya has worked closely with Kuroda. The move should ensure another five years of monetary stimulus from the BoJ and is likely to have underpinned the dip in 10-year BoJ yields today.


    FX Update: Another day, another decline in the dollar, which logged a new 38-month low versus the euro, at 1.2554, and a 15-month low against the yen, at 105.54. The USD index (DXY) is down by 0.3%, 88.37, earlier clocking a 37-month low at 88.33. The greenback has also seen fresh lows against most newly developed and developing world currencies. Continued gains in global stock markets have continued to inspire dollar selling, as investors seek out higher yielding opportunities. USDJPY declines came despite the nomination of Kuroda for another term at the helm of the BoJ, along with nominations for the two deputy governor positions of inflationist candidates, Amamiya and Wakatabe.


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    UK Retail Sales – a 0.5% m/m rebound is anticipated after the sharp, and at the time much weaker than expected, 1.5% contraction in December.


    Canadian Manufacturing Sales– shipment values, are expected to reveal a 0.2% gain in December after the 3.4% surge in November. The projection is driven by 0.6% rise in export values during December that came on the heels of a 3.6% surge in November.


    US Building Permits and housing Starts – January housing starts are expected to rise 0.6% to a 1.23 mln unit pace, while Building Permits are seen at 1.30mln.


    US Prelim UoM Consumer Sentiment – is forecast to rise to 95.5 in February from 95.7.


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    Date : 19th February 2018.


    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 19th February 2018.






    Main Macro Events This Week


    Inflation fears have consumed the markets this year, and especially in recent sessions. And price dynamics will remain a major focal point going forward since they are a key to central bank policy decisions, which in turn are crucial factors for the markets. Of course the other necessary input for central bankers, as well as the markets, is growth. And there will be plenty of data on both of those elements from around the globe this week, along with Fedspeak and the minutes from the latest FOMC and ECB policy meetings, to add insight.


    United States:In the U.S., the markets are closed Monday for Presidents’ Day. But when action resumes, it will be all about inflation and what it means to the Fed outlook. Most of this month’s major reports on prices are out of the way, but the Fedspeak calendar is heavy and will provide the markets their first real chance to hear what policymakers have to say on both the inflation and growth fronts. Most crucial, perhaps, will be Fed’s written Monetary Policy Report on Friday ahead of Chairman Powell’s February 28 testimony. Also on tap are the FOMC minutes to the January 30, 31 meeting. As for supply, the Treasury is selling $258 bln combined in bills, coupons, and an FRN. Data is thin with just January existing home sales, the Markit PMIs, and initial jobless claims. The FOMC’s release of the Monetary Policy Report (Friday, 11 ET) could be the most important event of the week. This will be the first major action coming out of the new Powell Fed. Fedspeak since last month’s meeting has shown policymakers believing further tightening will be appropriate. In the January policy statement, the markets zeroed in on the Fed’s inclusion of the word “further,” which Dudley later clarified it was meant to show the Fed had more confidence in the economy. Look for a lot of talk about the economic implications from tax reform, wheree Committee is expected to take a cautiously optimistic view on growth, with some concern that a boost to output could push inflation pressures higher.


    This week’s data highlights include January existing home sales and weekly initial jobless claims. Home sales (Wednesday) are expected to slide 0.9% to a 5.520 mln clip, after December’s 3.6% drop to 5.570 mln. Initial jobless claims (Thursday) for the February 17 week will be scrutinized at it coincides with the BLS survey week. Also on tap this week are January leading indicators (Thursday) and the February Markit PMIs.


    Canada: In Canada, the markets are closed Monday for the Family Day holiday. The data docket provides the final ingredients for the December GDP projection, with wholesale sales (Tuesday) and retail sales (Thursday) due out this week. The CPI (Friday) projected to rebound 0.4% m/m in January after the 0.4% drop in December. The CPI should slow to a 1.5% y/y pace from 1.9% y/y thanks to an easy comparison with an elevated January of 2017, which was when CPI jumped 0.9% m/m and expanded at a 2.1% clip due to sharply higher energy prices. Average weekly earnings (Friday) are seen rising 0.3% m/m in December after the 0.6% bounce in November.


    Europe: The ECB is still pumping cash into the economy and likely to do so until the end of the year. And, rate hikes are unlikely to be on the agenda until Q2 next year at the earliest. So, the markets still have a long time to adjust to the changing environment. Nevertheless, with ECB’s net asset purchases likely coming to an end this year, Eurozone peripheral bond markets, along with stocks, are likely to remain twitchy as long yields slowly but steadily trend higher. Eurogroup and Ecofin meetings (Monday) aside, the week also bring the release of the minutes to the January council meeting (Thursday), which will be scrutinized for indications of how far the ECB’s discussions about the expected change in guidance have progressed. A growing number of council members expected to argue for a change in language as the ECB heads toward the March meeting, which will also include updated staff projections.


    Data releases focus on confidence readings for February. The German ZEW Investor Sentiment (Tuesday) expected to dip to 19.0 from 20.4 in January. The February Eurozone manufacturing PMI (Wednesday), meanwhile, is seen falling to 59.4 from 59.6, while the services reading slips to 57.8 from 58.0. Those should leave the composite at 58.5, down from January’s 58.8. Finally the February German Ifo Business Climate (Thursday) is expected to correct to 117.4 from 117.6 in January. Though all are seen posting slight declines, the indices will nevertheless remain at very high levels.The second reading of German Q4 GDP (Friday) is expected to confirm the preliminary growth rate of 0.6% q/q. And with confidence indicators remaining at high levels, the picture is still one of ongoing robust growth going forward. Final Eurozone HICP inflation (Friday), meanwhile should be confirmed at just 1.3 % y/y, with core inflation at just 1.0% y/y, far below the ECB’s 2% target. So, the data will provide something for both the hawks and the doves to argue over.


    UK: The data calendar is relatively busy this week, highlighted by the February CBI surveys on industrial trends and the retail sales (Tuesday and Thursday, respectively), labor data coving December and January (Wednesday), and the second estimate of Q4 GDP (Thursday). Brexit negotiations, now very much at the sharp end, will continue this week. The EU’s chief negotiator Barnier on Friday clarified that the UK’s red lines meant that a Swiss or Norway type model would be out of the question, affirming, once again, that the British government’s have-cake-eat-it approach (maintaining access to the single market without observing the EU’s four freedom of movement pillars for goods, services, capital and people) is simply out of touch with reality.


    Japan: In Japan, the December all-industry index (Wednesday) should rise 1.4% m/m versus the 1.0% November increase. January CPI (Friday) is seen accelerating to 1.4% y/y from 1.0% overall, and up 0.9% y/y on a core basis, unchanged from December’s clip. January services PPI (Friday) is penciled in at an unchanged 0.8% y/y.


    Australia: the wage price index (Wednesday) is expected to rise 0.5% in Q4 (q/q, sa) after the identical 0.5% gain in Q3. Wage growth is projected at 2.0% y/y in Q4 after the 2.0% pace in Q3. Construction work done (Wednesday) is anticipated to pull-back 12.0% after the 15.7% bounce in Q3 (q/q, sa). Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor (Financial System) Bullock appears at the Responsible Lending and Borrowing Summit, Sydney (Tuesday). The minutes to the RBA’s February meeting will be released Tuesday.


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    Date : 20th February 2018.


    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 20th February 2018.






    FX News Today


    European Fixed Income Outlook: Asian markets headed south in tandem with U.S. futures, after sentiment turned sour once again during the European session yesterday and yields resumed their uptrend. The Topix closed with a loss of -0.7265, after gaining more than 2% yesterday. The Hang Seng was down -0.23% as of 6:40GMT, while mainland China remained closed for a holiday. EGB yields moved broadly higher at the start of the week, with core markets outperforming and stock markets correcting as risk aversion picked up again. Trading was quieter than usual with U.S. and Canada on holiday and Hong Kong and China among others closed during the Asian session. Japanese stocks still managed to rally, but while European markets opened slightly higher, they quickly pared gains and as of 15:44GMT the GER30 was down -0.40%, the UK100 down -0.51%. Italian stock and bond markets underperformed as the election casts is shadows. The 10-year Bund gained 2.8 bp today and is at 0.73%, the Gilt is up 1.6 bp at 1.597%, while the Italian 10-year is up 6.8 bp at 2.044%. The short end outperformed and 2-year yields are down -0.1 bp in Germany and up a mere 0.7 bp in the U.K., leaving the curve steeper. Traders are looking to U.S. auctions and FOMC minutes for the Jan meeting for direction, as markets remain volatile amid the gradual withdrawal of central bank support. European finance ministers gathered for Eurogroup and Ecofin meetings but with Ireland withdrawing of central bank head Lane for Constancio’s position as vice president the way is free for Spanish economy minister Guindos to take over.


    FX Update: The dollar continued to hold firm, extending the same theme for a second day. This came with 2-year U.S. Treasury yields rising to a near 10-year high in Asia today, and with stock market sentiment having soured somewhat following a week-long rebound. The USD index (DXY) posted a four-session high of 89.44, extending the rebound from Friday’s 37-monnth low to 1.4%. EURUSD remained heavy after logging four-session low at 1.2369 yesterday. USDJPY lifted for a third straight session, this time logging a four-session high of 106.95, extending the rebound from the 15-month low seen last Thursday at 105.54. EURJPY and other yen crosses are also firmer, though by a lesser magnitude than USDJPY with a broader bid in the dollar also been at play. The yen’s past inverse correlation with stock market direction has remained absent, with equity markets in Asia turning lower today, following the souring in sentiment that was seen during the PM session on European bourses yesterday. The dollar also traded firmer versus the likes of the baht, Singapore dollar and rand, along with most other newly developed and developing-world currencies. One exception was the Australian dollar ,which outperformed today, posting a 0.4% gain versus the yen, and a 0.2% rise against the U.S. buck.


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    German ZEW Economic Sentiment – a dip in the German ZEW Investor Sentiment expected to 16.2 from 20.4 in January.


    EU Consumer Confidence – is expected to correct to 1.0 from 1.3 in January.


    NZ GDT Price Index


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    Date : 21st February 2018.


    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 21st February 2018.






    FX News Today


    European Fixed Income Outlook: 10-year Bund yields are down -1.1 bp at 0.717%, following on from broad corrections in Asian long yields overnight, while the 10-year Treasury yield is up 0.2 bp at 2.891%. The 2-year Schatz yield is down -0.6 bp at -0.522%, leaving the curve flatter from the long end, but amid the temporary set backs, the longer uptrend in long yields continues. European stock futures meanwhile are heading south, while U.S. futures are moving higher, after a largely positive session in Asia overnight, where the Hang Seng outperformed.Japanese equity markets fluctuated between gains and losses after Wall Street closed in the red and the Topix closed with a loss of -0.05%, while the Nikkei managed a gain of 0.21% as a weaker yen bolstered exporters. European data releases today include Eurozone preliminary PMI readings for February as well as U.K. labour market data and public finance numbers.


    FX Update: The dollar has remained buoyant, led by gains in USDJPY, which lifted for a fourth straight session in logging a four-session high of 107.90, extending the rebound from the 15-month low seen last Thursday at 105.54. EURJPY and other yen crosses are also firmer, though by a lesser magnitude than USDJPY, as a broader bid in the dollar has also been at play. EURUSD posted a four-session low at 1.2317. Data out of Asia today included Japan’s flash manufacturing PMI for February, which ebbed to a 54.0 headline reading form 54.8 in January, and mixed figures out of Australia. Chinese markets remained closed for the Lunar New Year. Japan’s vice minister of finance for international affairs (the power position regarding forex intervention decisions), Asakawa, said that “I cannot help but assess the [yen] movements as one-sided,” and noted that surging U.S. Treasury yields is the “beginning of a sea change.”


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    Eurozone February’s PMIs – The February Eurozone manufacturing PMI, is seen falling to 59.3 from 59.6, while the services reading slips to 57.6 from 58.0. Those should leave the composite at 58.5, down from January’s 58.8.


    UK Labour Market data – isWe expect the CBI surveys to show a modest abatement in the headline total orders reading for industrial trends, to 11 (median same) from 14, and a slightly increased in the headline realized sales figure for the distributive sales survey, to 14 (median same) from 12. We expect unemployment to remain at 4.3% (median same), in addition to an unchanged average income reading of 2.5% y/y for the with-bonus figure (which would still lag inflation, which stands at 3.0%).


    US Markit PMI – The February manufacturing PMI, is seen falling to 55.4 from 55.5, while the services reading rises to 54.0 from 53.3. Those should leave the composite at 54.4, up from January’s 53.8.


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