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  • Article / 06 February 2015 at 7:24 GMT

    Market Open: US nonfarm payrolls in spotlight

    TradingFloor.com Team / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Market Open: US nonfarm payrolls in spotlight
    European markets are expected to open lower Friday. Market participants look forward to nonfarm payrolls data in the US along with the unemployment rate which would lend guidance with regards to the timeline for the increase in interest rates by the US Federal Reserve. Traders will also keep a tab on German industrial production figures. Yesterday, the European Commission raised its growth outlook for the Eurozone for 2015 and 2016.
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  • Article / 05 February 2015 at 7:29 GMT

    Market Open: ECB steps up pressure on Greece

    TradingFloor.com Team / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Market Open: ECB steps up pressure on Greece
    European markets are expected to open lower today as the European Central Bank suspended the eligibility of Greek sovereign debt as collateral for its liquidity operations. Later today, traders will focus on German factory orders data and the ECB’s economic bulletin along with the Bank of England’s interest rate decision. US trade balance and weekly jobless claims data will also keep investors on their toes.
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  • Video / 25 November 2014 at 11:02 GMT

    China's rate cut - what's next?

    Pauline Loong
    China took markets by surprise last week, when it cut interest rates for the first time in over two years - a move that lifted Asian and European equities. Market faith in the Chinese economy is key to China as it seeks to boost private sector investment, says Pauline Loong, managing director at Asia-analytica.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 25 November 2014 at 2:32 GMT

    Bank of China aims to double Australian mortgage lending

    Bloomberg
    Bank of China is planning to double its mortgage lending in Australia within two years and wants to offer more home loans to locals, the bank’s country head Shanjun Hu said. The bank is seeking a bigger slice of a $1.2 trillion mortgage market that’s almost 80% controlled by Commonwealth Bank of Australia and its three largest rivals. Chinese buyers overtook Americans to become the biggest foreign acquirers of Australian real estate in the 12 months through June 2013. There is demand for dwellings from Australians of Chinese origin and investors from the mainland and Shanjun Hu said the bank also hopes to reach more non-Chinese borrowers in the country through a product distribution agreement with Australian Finance Group, the nation’s biggest mortgage broker.
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  • Video / 14 November 2014 at 11:24 GMT

    Hardy: Yen and Sterling weakness dominate FX week ahead

    John J Hardy
    Head of FX Strategy at Saxo Bank John Hardy looks ahead to the next trading week. Political events are bound to dominate conditions with a possible snap election in Japan encouraging short positions on the Yen and Sterling still sluggish after gloomy growth and inflation forecasts in the UK.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 05 November 2014 at 10:38 GMT

    World's top companies keep operations under wraps

    The Guardian
    The world's biggest companies disclose little, if any, financial details over their operations outside their home countries, a watchdog has found. In a report, Transparency International says that US technology giants and Chinese firms are among the worst offenders, whereas UK companies are among the best performers. However, the watchdog warns that the biggest oil, gas and mining companies are not ready for the transparency rules that will come into force from the EU as of July next year. The regulations will oblige companies to report payments, such as taxes to governments, on a project-by-project and country-by-country basis.
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