Tag Archive: Brent Crude

Asia market closing view: fumbling into the EU summit

Currencies  Currency markets have been relatively quiet in Asia ahead of the US Treasury FX report an no doubt markets will be eager to view the FOMC minutes where there is a considerable risk for a hawkish lean. Even more…
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Next week’s spotlight falls on the USD and the RMB complex.

Well, that was dramatic, but some significant levels on equity markets held on a closing basis, while the DXY rallied into the close. But in the end, it was all about cleaning the slate while living to fight another day….
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Friday night roundup from Singapore

Singapore: Monetary Authority of Singapore  The most important news from my neck of the woods, SGD rallied after the central bank continued on their path to normalise. MAS steepened just 0.5%-pts to 1.0% p.a, and this normalisation supports a bullish…
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Asia market update

Oil update After hitting a massive speedbump over the past 48 hours or so, Oil investors are dipping their toes back into the no less certain waters as risk has tentatively stabilised. But prices remain very firm even after DOE…
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Not quite Goldilocks

Not quite Goldilocks Not to state the apparent but markets are finding themselves in a total state of discombobulation as we mercifully head towards the weekend. There have been multiple train wrecks over the past 24 hours, and the continuous…
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Noisy Markets

Noisy Markets The headline noise has been deafening and showing few signs of abating. In Asia focus will be squarely on equity sentiment even more with the Yuan under pressure as US/China tensions are set to escalate this week. US…
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No stopping the US dollar runaway train at the moment

No stopping the US dollar runaway train at the moment US Markets  The US dollar is on a rampage as awe-inspiring beat on both the ADP and ISM services index combined with very supportive  Fed speak sent the US dollar…
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