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    Date : 13th October 2017.


    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 13th October 2017.






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    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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    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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    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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    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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    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 19th October 2017.






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    European Outlook: Asian markets were mixed. Wall Street closed at record highs but a slight slow down in Chinese GDP growth to 6.8% from 6.9% was enough to knock back Hang Seng and CSI 300. By contrast strong trade data out of Japan helped to underpin the Nikkei. Bank of Korea meanwhile kept policy on hold, but for the first time in a year, there was no dissenter in favour of a rate hike. Oil prices little changed around the USD 52 per barrel mark and U.S. and U.K. stock futures are heading south, with markets correcting slightly after yesterday’s fresh run higher. The GER30 closed at record highs, the UK100 is no far off and with Bund futures lifting off lows in after hour trade yesterday, it may be time for markets to take a breather and some defensive trade today, as the EU’s Brexit summit and Spain’s deadline to Catalonia approach. Data releases today include U.K. retail sales as well as Swiss trade data.


    Main Macro Events Today


    UK Retail Sales- Expectations – a 0.1% m/m contraction.


    US Unemployment – Expectations -At 240K from 243K last week.


    Philly Fed Manufacturing Index – Expectations – to decline to 22.0 after the better than expected 4.9 point jump to 23.8 previously.


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    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 20th October 2017.






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    European Outlook: The dollar has rallied across the board, up 0.3% versus the euro and by 0.6% against the yen, following news that the U.S. Senate had passed a budget blueprint that will help push forward the Republican party’s planned $1.5 tln tax cut. The news came after the close of Wall Street, and sparked a rally in U.S. equity index futures while lifting bourses across the Asia-Pacific region. USDJPY rallied to a two-week high of 113.30, gaining over 60 pips from the pre-news levels. EURUSD tumbled to a 1.1804 low from levels just above 1.1850. The relative underperformance of the yen, which is typical during bursts of risk-on sentiment in global markets, saw EURJPY and other yen crosses climb, as the dollar post gains versus the euro and most other currencies. Market participants will monitor the budget’s passage in the House. The budget, if passed, will open the door to expanding the federal deficit by $1.5 tln over 10 years, which will pay for the tax cut. This won’t be pleasing to fiscal conservatives in the House. Rand Paul was the only Republican to vote against in the Senate vote, and while there may be more opposition from House Republicans, the desire for a political has fostered a change in priorities.


    U.S. reports: revealed an October Philly Fed surge to a 5-month high of 27.9, and a 22k initial claims plunge to a 44-year low of 222k in the Columbus Day and BLS survey week, with little evidence of distortion from Nate and the California fires. The ISM-adjusted Philly Fed rose to a 6-month high of 59.7 in October from 59.0, and the employment index surged to an all-time high of 30.6 from 6.6. Monday’s Empire State rose to an 8-year high of 30.2 that was also seen in September of 2014. Rebuild activity should support continued sky-high producer sentiment levels into early-2018, and we face substantial upside risk for all the employment, GDP, and factory-sensitive measures into early-2018.
    Main Macro Events Today


    UK Public Borrowing – Expectations – at 5.7B from 5.1B last month.


    Canadian CPI and Retail Sales – Expectations -0.2% increase in September’s CPI and 0.1% increase in September’s Retail Sales.


    US Existing Home Sales – Expectations – Existing Home Sales Change (MoM) to increase by 0.7% up to -1.0% from -1.7% last month.


    FOMC – Fed’s Mester due to speak at 18:00 GMT and Fed’s Yellen at 23:30 GMT





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    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 23rd October 2017.






    USDJPY, H1


    The better than expected general election result for the PM Abe has helped Japanese stocks to close at record highs. The key Nikkei 225 closed up 1.11% at 21,696, and the futures contract trades comfortably in excess of 21,700. The expectations are for continued stimulation from the BOJ. Conversely the JPY slide on the news with USDJPY gaping and breaking to new highs at 114.10, before filling the gap back to 113.60 to suggest further advance in the coming sessions today. Even the under pressure EURJPY broke over 134.00 before declining under the key 133.80 support. Bond yields also came under pressure following the election result with EGB yields decline, helped by Abe’s victory in Japan, which has underpinned the hopped for longer global central bank stimulus as the ECB prepares to announce its QE extension on Thursday. The 10-year Bund yield is currently down -2.0 bp at 0.43%, as the price rallies to 161.65.





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    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 24th October 2017.






    FX News Today


    European Outlook: Asian stock markets moved mostly higher overnight, as Japan’s equities continued to rally following Abe’s election win and on hopes of ongoing monetary stimulus. the CSI 300 and the ASX also shrugged off losses in the U.S. and moved higher, although the Hang Seng is marginally in the red and the ASX up a mere 0.06%. U.S. stock futures are up, FTSE 100 futures in the red and there is some caution settling in ahead of earnings reports, especially after the recent run higher in global markets. In Europe politics remain high on the agenda, as Catalonia’s government ponders the response to Madrid’s plans to take over direct control, while Brexit uncertainty lingers, although on the continent at least have long started to prepare for alternative suppliers and cut back business ties with the U.K.. Today’s calendar has French business confidence, as well as preliminary PMI readings for the Eurozone as well as the ECB’s bank lending survey.


    FX Update: The dollar majors have posted relatively narrow ranges so far today. EUR-USD has settled around 1.1750 after logging a two-week low at 1.1724 late yesterday. Market participant will remain vigilant on developments in Spain, with Catalonian leaders threatening to unleash mass civil disobedience over the independence issue. A plenary meeting on Thursday’s in Catalan’s regional parliament has become a focal point, and there is some speculation that it may be used a cover for a vote on whether to unilaterally declare independence. We expect the euro to be a sell-on-rallies trade in the meantime. Elsewhere, USD-JPY recouped and settled to the mid 113s after logging a low late yesterday at 113.24. The low completed a correction from the three-month high seen yesterday at 114.10, which was seen as markets reacted to the resounding victory of Abe at weekend elections.


    Main Macro Events Today


    German Services and Manufacturing PMI’s – Expectations – 55.6 and 60.2 respectively


    Euro Area Services and Manufacturing PMI’s – Expectations 55.6 and 57.8 respectively


    US Services and Manufacturing PMI’s – Expectations 55.6 and 53.5 respectively





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    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 25th October 2017.






    FX News Today


    European Outlook: Asian stock markets moved cautiously higher, Japan underperform as the Nikkei pulled back from record highs and fluctuated with the Yen. It is currently down -0.43% as the Yen strengthened across the board. The Hang Seng recovered from yesterday’s correction, CSI 300 and ASX 200 are also higher, while U.S. and U.K. stock futures are in the red. Investors are turning cautious again and contemplate the recent run higher in global equities. The DAX managed to close above the 13000 mark again yesterday, but yesterday’s inflation warnings from Markit have increased speculation of a higher ECB taper than currently expected and lifted yields sharply and bond markets are likely to remain defensive ahead of tomorrow’s announcement. The focus today will be on the Ifo reading, which is expected to show broadly stable sentiment. The U.K. released the advance reading for Q3 GDP and we are looking for a steady quarterly growth rate of 0.3% q/q, in line with consensus.


    Australia CPI slowed to a 1.8% y/y growth rate in Q3 from the 1.9% rate of increase in Q2. The slowing undershot expectations for a steady or faster annual growth rate (we projected 1.9%). CPI grew 0.6% in Q3 (q/q, sa) after the 0.2% rise in Q2. The “core” measures also came in on the soft side. The trimmed mean CPI grew 1.8% y/y, matching the 1.8% pace in Q2. The trimmed mean slowed to a 0.4% clip in Q3 (q/q, sa) from 0.5% in Q2. The growth rate for the weighted median CPI was 1.9%, steady compared to the revised 1.9% pace in Q2 (was +1.8%). The weighted median CPI grew 0.3% in Q3 (q/q, sa) after the revised 0.6% pace in Q2 (was 0.5%). Total and “core” CPI measures remain below the RBA’s 2-3% target band, consistent with no change in rates through the first half of next year. CB’s bank lending survey.


    Main Macro Events Today


    UK Q3 GDP – Expectations – 0.3% QoQ and 1.4% YoY


    US Durable Goods – Expectations – CORE 0.5% and Headline 1.0%


    Bank of Canada – Interest Rate Decision, Statement and Press Conference – Expectations – No change to rates but Hawkish outlook





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    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 26th October 2017.






    FX News Today


    After both Markit PMIs as well the Ifo reported mounting capacity pressures, there is a good chance that the ECB will cut back asset purchases by more than the EUR 30 bln that Bloomberg consensus suggests. However, while this is likely to see a knee jerk reaction on forex and bond markets, we expect Draghi to package the taper in a dovish statement and forward guidance, in particular leaving the option for another program extension open to dampen the impact and prevent “overreactions” on forex markets. Draghi will also confirm the sequence of exit steps, with rates expected to remain low well past the end of asset purchases, which with a 9 months program extension would push out any rate hike into 2019. And even with EUR 20 bln per months for another 9 months, the ECB will still extend its balance sheet by a further EUR 180 bln, so monetary policy will not only remain expansionary, it will be even more expansionary than now, with Draghi only gently taking the foot off the accelerator. Indeed, the good news this week was that while Bund yields jumped higher Eurozone peripherals actually mostly outperformed. So at least on that front Draghi can be a bit more confident that “less for longer” will not be a cause of a fresh wave of instability.


    The euro has been trading buoyantly into the ECB announcement today. EURUSD clocked a one-week high of 1.1837 earlier in the Asian session, and while EURJPY and EURCHF have remained below their respective 22- and 33-month highs of yesterday, they remain underpinned, with both crosses having picked up from shallow dips. EURUSD has akey support/restance level at 1.1830 which represents the 38.2 Fibonacci retrace level from the September 8th high at 1.2092.


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