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  1. #151
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    Date : 10th December 2018.


    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 10th December 2018.






    Main Macro Events This Week


    Subpar headline jobs and earnings numbers have not altered expectations for a 25 bp increase in the funds rate band, however, at the upcoming December 18-19 FOMC meeting another tightening is forecast. Also on both the Fed and ECB radar screens are two chronic issues that have plagued Europe and added to market volatility – Brexit and Italy. The UK parliament votes on the May Brexit plan on December 10, while EU leaders hold a summit on December 13-14 and could decide whether to accept any alterations to the already agreed upon deal.


    United States: The week ahead in the US will feature data on consumption and inflation, alongside readings on industrial production and business inventories. The economic calendar resumes with an update on JOLTS job openings (Monday), followed by the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index (Tuesday). Headline PPI is expected to be flat in November (Tuesday), and core prices should rise just 0.1%, following respective gains of 0.6% and 0.5% in October. MBA mortgage market data is on hand (Wednesday), along with a likely flat reading for headline CPI in November, after a 0.3% gain in October, while core prices should rise 0.2%, after a similar gain in October. EIA energy inventory data and the Treasury budget are due too (Wednesday). Initial jobless claims are estimated to decline 6k to 225k in the week ended December 8 (Thursday), after falling 4k to 231k in the week of December 1. November retail sales are seen rising just 0.1% (Friday).


    Canada: A thin calendar in Canada this week, however, will not provide much in the way of key data. Housing starts (Monday) are expected to edge lower to 200.0k in November from 205.9k in October. Capacity utilization (Wednesday) is expected to rise to 86.0% in Q3 from 85.5% in Q2. The capacity use report is unlikely to make much of a splash given that BoC looks a variety of indicators of capacity use and will evaluate its estimate of the degree of slack in the economy given Statistics Canada’s revision to the GDP trajectory. The new housing price index (Thursday) is seen holding steady, while the Teranet/National Housing Price Index for November is due Wednesday.


    Europe: With all eyes on the political stage this week, data releases are likely to take a back seat, even if the calendar includes key leading indicators. The last German ZEW Investor Confidence reading for the year (Tuesday) is expected to come in a little changed at -24.0 indicating that pessimists continue to outnumber optimists, which in the light of the sharp decline in stock markets over the past weeks is hardly a surprise. The preliminary Eurozone Composite Markit PMI is seen rising to 53.0 from 52.7 in the previous month. The German reading (Thursday) to be confirmed at 2.2% y/y. This is in line with ECB’s upper limit for price stability, but with core inflation still considerably lower. Meanwhile Eurozone October industrial production (Wednesday) is seen rising 0.3% m/m after the correction of -0.3% m/m in September. Again, little more than a stabilization, with uncertainty over the outlook weighing on confidence, even if companies continue to hold a large number of unfilled orders and the labour market is looking increasingly tight in key countries such as Germany.


    UK: It’s Brexit-time this week. The parliamentary vote on the government’s Brexit deal is Tuesday. As of late last week, it continued to look highly likely that the deal will be voted down, though there is scope for a surprise, should Eurosceptic MPs decide that this is the best they’re going to get. If the deal is rejected, it would immediately create scope for multitude scenarios in the coming weeks depending on how big the defeat is.


    Japan: The December MoF business outlook survey (Tuesday) is penciled in at 4.0 from 6.5 previously. October machinery orders (Wednesday) are expected to have rebounded 9.0% m/m from the record 18.3% decline in September. That drop was much worse than expected, even when taking into account the various natural disasters. November PPI (Wednesday) should cool to 2.4% y/y from 2.9% amid the drop in oil prices. The October tertiary index (Wednesday) is forecast rising 0.5% m/m as activity in the service sector improves, following the -1.1% September decline. The December Tankan index (Friday) is estimated dipping to 17 from 19 for large manufacturers, and 20 from 22 for large non-manufacturers as some optimism slides amid ongoing trade and growth worries. October revised industrial production is also due Friday.


    China: The November industrial production (Friday) is forecast slowing slightly to 5.8% y/y from 5.9%, while November retail sales (Friday) is penciled in at 8.5% y/y from 8.6%, though risk is to the upside after record “Singles Day” sales.


    Australia: The Q3 housing prices index (Tuesday) is seen falling 2.0% (q/q, sa) after the 0.7% contraction in Q2. RBA Head of Domestic Markets Department Kohler speaks at the 31st Australasian Finance and Banking conference in Sydney (Thursday).


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    Date : 11th December 2018.


    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 11th December 2018.






    FX News Today


    *Overnight, stock markets remained cautious after a slightly higher close on Wall Street. – USA500 futures down by 0.3% in overnight trading.


    *Japanese markets remained under pressure and Nikkei was down -0.34%, but signals from China’s Commerce Ministry that trade talks are still on after talks between Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin on how to push ahead with talks underpinned gains in Chinese markets.


    *The delayed Brexit vote in the UK and the shock resignation of India’s central bank head added to a fearful tone in the region and wider indices continue to languish at low levels.
    Sterling slammed to $1.25 after Brexit vote delay, Gilt yields probed 4-month lows.


    *EURUSD reversed to 1.1350 amid ‘hard Brexit’ risk from a 1.1443 3-week high.


    *USDJPY has settled in the lower 113.0s – The pair had underpinned by fundamentals and limited by period bouts of intense risk-off trades, which generate safe haven demand for the Yen.


    *WTI crude -3% to low $51s despite OPEC’s 1.2 mln bpd output cut.


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    Main Macro Events Today


    * UK Average Earnings Index & Unemployment Rate – Expectations – The Q3 GDP growth, which is expected to be confirmed at 0.2% q/q, lower than initially expected and partly reflecting the -0.2% q/q contraction in Germany that quarter.


    * German ZEW Economic Sentiment – Expectations – The last reading for the year is expected to come in little changed at -24.0 versus -24.1 in November, indicating that pessimists continue to outnumber optimists.


    * US PPI – Expectations – Headline PPI is expected to be flat in November and core prices should rise just 0.1%, following respective gains of 0.6% and 0.5% in October.


    * UK PM May to meet Juncker and EU leaders after delaying Brexit vote.


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    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 12th December 2018.






    FX News Today


    *USDJPY has posted a nine-day high of 113.51, in what is a second consecutive day of gains. AUDJPY has concurrently printed a six-day high, while EURJPY and other Yen crosses have seen intraday strength. A revival in risk appetite in global markets has seen the some of the Yen’s safe haven premium unwind.
    *10-year Treasury yields are up 1.1 bp at 2.89% while 10-year JGB yields gained 0.8 bp and are at 0.045%, as stock markets rallied across Asia.


    *Topix and Nikkei rallied 1.99% and 2.15% respectively, the Hang Seng gained 1.72%, Shanghai and Shenzhen Comp managed gains of 0.41% and 0.35% respectively and the ASX rose 1.39%.


    *Markets in India, hit by the shock resignation of the central bank president yesterday, recovered after an ally of PM Narenda Modi took over.


    *US stock futures are also broadly higher, led by a 0.9% rise in the NASDAQ futures and European stock futures are also moving up. Oil prices are trading at USD 52.32.


    *News that Canada granted bail to Huawei’s CFO, arrested for extradition to the US, helped to ease tension outside of China.


    *Trump sparked a risk-on turn after saying in an interview with Reuters that talks were ensuing with Beijing by phone, and that he would not raise tariffs on Chinese imports until he was sure about a deal.


    *He also said that he could intervene in the case of the detained Huawei CFO if it would benefit US national security or help secure a trade deal with China and was ready to meet with President Xi Jinping. After signals that China may cut tariffs on auto imports, more positive signs are recorded on global trade tensions.


    *Trump also added that it would be “foolish” for the Fed to hike rates at its policy meeting next week.


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    Main Macro Events Today


    * Euro Area Industrial Production – Industrial Production in the Euro Area is expected to have increased by 0.2% m/m in October compared to -0.3% in September.


    * US Inflation Rate – The US CPI inflation rate is expected to have stood at 2.2% y/y in November (both Core and Overall Indices), despite signs of a mild deceleration in growth, as per the NFP numbers.


    * Teresa May scheduled to go to Ireland, possibility of no confidence vote as early as today.


    * Junker and Italy’s Conte are to meet about the Italian budget.


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    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 13th December 2018.






    FX News Today


    *The stock rally continued during the Asian session – Nikkei gained 0.99%.


    *Chinese markets outperformed as markets are growing more confident about the future of US-Sino trade relations amid reports of the first major soya bean purchases from China in a while.


    *Also there are signs that Chinese authorities may scale back its push for high-tech industrial development, which could be the first step towards honouring US demands for stronger protection of US intellectual property rights.


    *UK PM May survived the leadership battle although that doesn’t mean of course that she will be able to ratify her Brexit deal.


    *GER30 and UK100 futures are trading narrowly mixed – PM May heads to Brussels to try and get more concessions that would help her get the hated Withdrawal Pact past lawmakers.


    *WTI crude settled in lower $51.0s after ebbing from upper $52.0s yesterday.


    *USDJPY has remained buoyant amid backdrop of reviving risk appetite.


    *EURUSD has been oscillating in mid-to-upper 1.1300s.


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    Main Macro Events Today


    * SNB Rate Desicion and Conference – The central bank is expected to leave policy unchanged and to repeat that the situation remains fragile as the currency remains “highly valued”. SNB continues to tread carefully amid heightened uncertainty, geopolitical risks and protectionist threats.


    * ECB Rate Desicion and Conference – ECB is set confirm the future of QE and the re-investment schedule amid ongoing market turbulence and mounting political risk in Europe. ECB is expected to hold out for phase-out of QE by the end of the year, as planned.


    * US Unemployment Claims – Expectation – Initial jobless claims are estimated to decline 6k to 225k in the week ended December 8, after falling 4k to 231k in the week of December 1.


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    Date : 17th December 2018.


    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 17th December 2018.






    The Economic week ahead


    Central bank meetings are the highlight, and include those of FOMC, BoE, BoJ, Bank Indonesia, Bank of Thailand, and Taiwan. Fed Chairman Powell is expected to play Santa Claus by delivering a 25 bp rate hike, wrapped in a dovish spin. Geopolitics remain important risk factors amid signs that tariff worries, Treasury curve inversions, China’s deceleration, Brexit uncertainties, Italy’s budget battles, and French riots are exacerbating a global slowing.


    United States: The US calendar is dominated by FOMC meeting (Tuesday,Wednesday). Data is light and won’t factor materially into FOMC’s stance. FOMC is universally expected to deliver a 25 bps rate hike to increase the target band to 2.25% to 2.50%. Along with FOMC, there is also risk of a partial government shutdown at the end of the week. There won’t be any significant or meaningful impact on the economy from a temporary shutdown, but it could add to market nervousness and worries about the effects of reduced stimulus next year.


    There are only a few tier one economic numbers this week and none will impact the FOMC decision. November personal income (Friday) is expected to rise 0.3% after a solid 0.5% pace in October. Consumption is expected to rise 0.3%. The December Empire State index (Monday) is expected to dip from 23.3 to 21.0. The Philly Fed index (Thursday) is seen rising to 19.0 in December from 12.9 in November. Housing data are on tap, and all the November reports face downside risk from adverse weather and the California fires, but upside risk as prior disaster distortions are unwound. November durable goods orders (Friday) should rebound 1.7% in November, after a 4.3% October drop. The third reading on Q3 GDP growth (Friday) is expected unchanged at a 3.5% rate, though slower than Q2’s 4.1% clip.


    Canada: It is a busy calendar and features several top-tier reports. Manufacturing shipments (Tuesday) are expected to rise 0.5% in October after the 0.2% gain in September. The CPI (Wednesday) is seen falling 0.4% m/m (nsa) in November after the 0.3% gain in October, as a 10% plunge in gasoline prices pulls the CPI lower relative to October. Retail sales (Friday) are projected to grow 0.5% in October after the 0.2% rise in September. GDP (Friday) is anticipated to rebound 0.1% in October after the 0.1% drop in September. BoC’s winter Business Outlook Survey (Friday) is expected to reveal a still upbeat outlook, although some caution may seep in given the daily swings in sentiment on the global trade outlook.


    Europe: This week’s round of data releases should on the whole back the cautious stance of the central bank. The December German Ifo Business Climate (Tuesday) is expected to fall back to 101.7 from 102.0 in November, with the expectations reading in particular under pressure. The manufacturing sector looking shaky again amid fresh challenges for the automobile sector, which continues to struggle with emissions standards and the lingering diesel scandal, which has considerably undermined confidence, especially in Germany, where consumers are facing driving bans without compensation from producers.


    Eurozone consumer confidence and German GfK consumer confidence (both Friday), are also likely to show the strain of negative headlines and dissatisfaction with government policies, despite ongoing improvement on labour markets and the forecasts for lower readings. The final reading of Eurozone CPI (Monday) is expected to confirm the core rate at just 1.0% y/y. The headline rate remains much higher at 2.0%, but remains impacted by base effects from energy prices, which are also underpinning very strong rates in German producer prices (Wednesday) and import price (Friday). The busy calendar also includes Eurozone trade and current account data as well as French consumption numbers and the final reading of French Q3 GDP. There also is ECB speak from Hansson (Wednesday).


    UK: It’s “crystal clear” — in the words of European Commission President Juncker on Friday — that there won’t be any renegotiation by the EU, other than a clarification of the deal on offer. This suggests that the Withdrawal Agreement from the EU is headed for eventual failure in the UK Parliament. The parliamentary vote will be January; date undecided, but before the legislated deadline of January 21.


    The calendar this week is busy and includes BoE’s December Monetary Policy Committee meeting (Thursday). However, this should prove to be a non-event for markets as no changes are all but certain. Data releases will be of limited interest given the now intense distraction of Brexit and associated political uncertainty in the UK. Data releases will be highlighted by the November inflation report, where CPI is expected to ebb to 2.3% from 2.4%. November retail ales and the third and final release of Q3 GDP are also due (Thursday and Friday, respectively).


    Japan: BoJ announces policy (Wednesday, Thursday) with no changes expected. The November trade report (Wednesday) should see the deficit widen to JPY 700.0 bln from 450.0 bln previously. But there is risk from a weaker oil import bill. The October all-industry index (Thursday) is seen rising 1.5% from the prior 0.9% decline. November overall CPI (Friday) is penciled in sliding to a 0.7% y/y pace, half of the prior 1.4%, and to 0.9% y/y from 1.0% on a core basis.


    Australia: The employment report (Thursday) is expected to reveal a 25.0k gain in November jobs after the 32.8k bounce in October. The unemployment rate is seen holding steady at 5.0%. The minutes to RBA’s December meeting are due on Tuesday. RBA held rates steady at 1.50% at the December 4 meeting. There are not any RBA speakers scheduled through year-end.


    New Zealand’s calendar has Q3 GDP (Thursday), expected to slow to a 0.5% pace from the 1.0% rate of expansion in Q2 (q/q, sa). The trade deficit (Thursday) is projected to narrow to -NZ$1,000 mln in November from -1,295 mln in October. The next RBNZ meeting is February 13, 2019.


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    Date : 18th December 2018.


    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 18th December 2018.






    FX News Today


    * The 20-year Treasury yields are down -1.3 bp at 2.814%, as the sell off in stock markets, continued during the Asian session. Topix and Nikkei are down -1.99% and -1.82% respectively.


    * Dovish RBA minutes: No strong case for a change in monetary policy.


    * China’s President Xi Jinping offered no fresh stimulus plans or a further opening of the economy in his keynote speech marking 40-years of Chinese reforms.


    * Concern rises over the outlook for Chinese and World Growth amid ongoing trade tensions weighing on sentiment.


    * US stock futures are slightly higher though as the Fed decision comes into view, with Powell expected to confirm that the central bank will switch from autopilot to data dependency on rate hikes after the widely expected move this week.


    * USA500 closed at the lowest level in 14 months.


    * Oil prices declined and the WTI future fell back to $48.93 per barrel, as risk of demand destruction hits prices.


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    Main Macro Events Today


    * German Ifo Business Climate – Expectations – To fall back to 101.7 from 102.0 in November, with the expectations reading, in particular, under pressure. The manufacturing sector is looking shaky again amid fresh challenges for the automobile sector, which continues to struggle with emissions standards and the lingering diesel scandal, which has considerably undermined confidence, especially in Germany where consumers are facing driving bans without compensation from producers.


    * US housing starts – Expectations – They are estimated slipping 0.2% to a 1.225 mln pace in November, after a 1.5% gain to 1.228 mln in October.


    * Canadian Manufacturing shipments – Expectations – They are expected to rise 0.5% in October after the 0.2% gain in September.


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    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 19th December 2018.






    FX News Today


    * In Asia, long yields dipped in tandem with Treasury yields, with the 10-year Treasury yields are down -0.2 bp at 2.816%.


    * Asian and European stock futures are mixed with all eyes on the Fed, with UK100 futures heading south, while GER30 futures are marginally higher. Topix and Nikkei are down -0.41% and -0.60%


    * Oil prices fell to a low of just $46.10 before regaining some ground to now USD 46.50 per barrel.


    * US budget update: Democrats rejected the bill offered by Senate Leader McConnell. Avoiding a government shutdown with a short-term spending bill before the holidays seems the most sensible solution, but this is the first major power play since the mid-term elections, which saw the House flip to the Democrats starting next year.


    * Today, US futures gain following a mixed session for equities in Asia overnight.


    * German producer price inflation came in higher than anticipated at 3.3% y/y.


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    Main Macro Events Today


    * UK CPI – Expectations – The headline CPI is expected to ebb to 2.3% from 2.4%.


    * BoC CPI and Core – Expectations – CPI is seen falling 0.4% m/m (nsa) in November after the 0.3% gain in October, as a 10% plunge in gasoline prices pulls the CPI lower relative to October. The CPI is seen slowing to a 1.8% y/y pace in November from the 2.4% clip in October, with gasoline prices again being the driver.


    * FOMC Monetary policy and Conference – Expectations – A 25 bp tightening in the Fed funds rate is priced in. What will be key is what’s indicated about the 2019 rate trajectory.


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    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 20th December 2018.






    FX News Today


    * 10-year Treasury yields are down -0.2 bp at 2.753%, JGB yields fell back -0.3 bp to 0.019%, and 10-year Bund yields are down -2.2 bp at 0.214% in early trade, with yield curves flattening after the Fed’s decision to go ahead with the rate hike.


    * Topix and Nikkei still lost -2.51% and -2.84% respectively. The Hang Seng is down -1.26%, the CSI 3090 down -0.91% and the ASX -1.34%. US and European futures are also firmly in the red.


    * Oil prices remained under pressure and February WTI is up from yesterday’s lows at USD 47.17 per barrel.


    * Markets clearly take a much more pessimistic view on the global economic outlook than central banks and the stock sell-off that started after the Fed disappointed markets and wasn’t as dovish as markets had hoped deepened during the Asian session.


    * The better than expected data out of Japan, where the All Industry Index improved 1.9% m/m was overlooked.


    * BoJ left rates on hold and also sounded cautious, but with the Yen strengthening.


    * Today, US futures gain following a mixed session for equities in Asia overnight.


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    Main Macro Events Today


    * UK Retail Sales – Retail Sales for November are expected to have declined to 2.3% y/y, compared to 2.7% in October, in view of increased uncertainty regarding Brexit.


    * BoE Interest Rate Decision – BoE is not expected to make any interest rate changes as it is constrained by the overall Brexit progress and thus the interest rate is expected to remain at 0.75%.


    * Jobless Claims and Philly Fed – Jobless Claims, both initial and continuing, are expected to register an increase this week, adding to worries about the US’s macroeconomic outlook. However, the Philly Fed index is expected to increase thus providing a mixed picture of the overall US economy.


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    Date : 21st December 2018.


    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 21st December 2018.






    FX News Today


    * The sell-off in stock markets continued during the Asian session after another slide in US shares.


    * Signs of fresh tensions in US-Sino relations, the risk of a partial government shutdown in the US and general angst about the health of the world economy, added further pressure in stock markets.


    * Oil prices remained under pressure and February WTI is up from yesterday’s lows at USD 47.17 per barrel.


    * Topix and Nikkei lost -1.91% and -1.11% respectively as a stronger Yen added to pressure.


    * WTI is trading at just $46.21 per barrel.


    * EURUSD has settled in the mid 1.1400s.


    * Sterling has become directionally dormant following recent Brexit-related volatility, with the UK Parliament now in recess until the new year and London interbank markets thinning out into the Christmas break.


    * German consumer confidence unexpectedly held steady at 10.4 in the advance January reading, despite all the negative headlines and the turmoil on markets.


    * French GDP was unexpectedly revised down while outlook deteriorates


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    Main Macro Events Today


    * UK GDP – The 3rd and final release of Q3 GDP is expected the latter unrevised at 0.6% q/q.


    * Canadian Retail Sales and GDP – Retail sales are projected to grow 0.5% in October after the 0.2% rise in September. The ex-autos sales aggregate is projected to gain 0.1% after nudging 0.1% higher. GDP is anticipated to rebound 0.1% in October after the 0.1% drop in September.


    * US Personal Spending – November personal income is expected to rise 0.3% after a solid 0.5% pace in October. Consumption is expected to rise 0.3% , half of the 0.6% October gain.


    * US Durable Goods and Final GDP – November durable goods orders should rebound 1.7% in November, after a 4.3% October drop. The third reading on Q3 GDP growth is expected unchanged at a 3.5% rate, though slower than Q2’s 4.1% clip.


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    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 24th December 2018.






    The Economic week ahead


    Divergence between the rosier outlook on economic fundamentals of central banks and the darker omens signalled by the tightening up of the financial markets and deterioration in the commodity sector has grown.


    Holiday thinned staffing in Europe, Asia and the US in the first half of the week will severely curtail trade, though what this means for volatility is anyone’s guess.


    United States: Christmas week will be light on the data front and will include consumer confidence, new home sales and the advance indicator numbers. The Chicago Fed National Activity index (Monday) will be followed by the MBA mortgage market report (Wednesday), along with the Case Shiller home price index and Richmond Fed index. Initial jobless claims (Thursday) are estimated declining 4k to 210k in the week ended December 22, after rising 8k to 214k in the week of December 15. Consumer confidence (Thursday) is expected to slip to 135.0 in December, from 135.7 in November and New home sales (Thursday) should rise 2.9% to 560k in November. EIA energy inventories are also released. Advance indicators for December (Friday) should reveal an improvement in the trade balance for goods. NAR pending home sales (Friday) may rebound to 103.0 in November from 102.1, while Chicago PMI (Friday) is set to sink to 61.0 in December from 66.4.


    Canada: For Canada, activity picks up in the first week of 2019, with the December employment report due on January 4. There is nothing from the Bank of Canada until the January 9 policy announcement.


    Europe: There aren’t many full trading days left for 2018, with Germany, Switzerland, Scandi and many other European markets closed already on Monday for Christmas Eve and early closures in Paris and London, followed by a nearly full shutdown for Christmas on Tuesday as well as Wednesday. The shortened calendar week focuses on preliminary inflation data out of Germany and Spain on Friday. With import price inflation falling back sharply in November on the back of a sharp deceleration in energy price inflation we see the headline HICP rate for Germany falling back to just 1.9% y/y from 2.2% y/y in the previous month.


    Meanwhile, the ECB’s economic bulletin on Thursday is likely to be a close repeat of Draghi’s introductory statement at the last press conference and still send a cautiously optimistic message on the outlook


    UK: London will be open for a half day on Monday before closing through to Thursday for the Christmas and Boxing Day holidays. Sterling markets will be as good as dormant until the new year, when the frustratingly unresolved Brexit solution will be back in sharp focus. The parliamentary vote on the Brexit deal and outline for a future relationship will take place in the week of January 14, before the legislated deadline of January 21.


    Japan: Japan is closed Monday for Emperor’s Birthday. The economic calendar kicks off on Tuesday, with November services PMI (Tuesday), which is seen at a 1.2% y/y rate from 1.3%. The remainder of the docket comes on Friday and features December Tokyo CPI, which is expected to slow further to a 0.4% y/y pace, after sliding to 0.8% y/y in November from October’s 1.4% y/y. November unemployment is forecast at a steady 2.4%, with the job offers to seekers ratio unchanged at 1.62.


    Australia: The calendar is empty in the final week of 2018, lacking economic releases or RBA speakers. The markets are closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday for Christmas. The next RBA meeting is on February 5, where no change to the 1.50% setting for the cash rate, is expected.


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