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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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You just know that something good is going to happen

Cloudbusting: you  just know that something good is going to happen   US markets In the span of a mere 24 hours two of my most pressing question may have been answered, correctly, can the anomalously robust US equity market…
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Asia Market update : A time out

China Data China CPI data came out bang on market expectation while the PPI rose slightly 3.6 % versus 3.5 % but continues to trend lower despite weaker Yuan and tariff price pressures. But given the delta to expectations are…
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Risk remains on the back foot

  Risk remains on the back foot Risk sentiment remains on the back foot as the volatile stock action continued in Asia and Europe overnight. And while the US markets ended a very jittery day lower, the losses were limited…
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Asia Market Update :echoes of October past

Asia Markets  Asia shares are trading lower this morning led my losses on the Nikkei which is down 1.4 % ahead of a supplementary budget but the usual themes are weighing on local sentiment. Concerns over China -U.S. trade tensions,…
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Rethinking it

Rethinking it Risk sentiment stabilised primarily on the back of reports that the Treasury Department will NOT recommend China be labelled a currency manipulator along with headlines that Trump and Xi will meet on trade seems to be enough reason…
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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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OANDA Trading podcast Oct 8 with BFM 89.9 Kuala Lumpur ,VIX in the mix

Stephen Innes, Head of Trading in the Asia Pacific, OANDA, Singapore discusses China’s central bank has reduced the required reserve ratio for the fourth time this year, as Chinese markets are set to return after a week-long holiday. Stephen also…
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China’s Spy’s, election meddling and NFP to keep traders busy

China’s Spy’s, election meddling and NFP to keep traders busy The market has that distinct odour of risk off. It’s incredible just how quickly sentiment has shifted in a mere 24 hours. There were nascent signs of asset rotation in…
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A tempest in a cappuccino cup or mama mia, here we go again?

A tempest in a cappuccino cup or mama mia, here we go again? The Italian headlines didn’t precisely toggle  the “risk on”  sentiment switch The markets realize anything can happen in the next six weeks notwithstanding the fact 2 %…
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