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  • Squawk / 2 hours ago
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    United States
    Long USDJPY at 124.09 after Lockhart's comments. While not particularly surprising, they highlight that at least some at the FED seem likely to support a September hike.
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    John Shaw John  Shaw
    They should have slashed the number of seats in Parliament. Not raised them. But that's another story for another day.
    Excellent article Mike. Thanks for sharing....
  • Editor’s Picks / 5 hours ago

    Job's not done but Spain is proving a point

    BloombergView
    Spain may have enjoyed a few strokes of luck these last few years - Greece's travails for example sent a wave of holidaymakers towards its sun-kissed beaches - but the 3.3% growth rate for the year posted today owes much more to smart decision-making and determination, write the Bloomberg editors. Some of those choices were extremely unpopular but prime minister Mariano Rajoy not only knuckled down to austerity demands, but also addressed fundamental fault lines in the economy that needed fixing. Presenting this as purely a victory for austeronomics simplifies the enormity of the Spanish achievement which, though it still has a way to go, shows stagnation is not necessarily the lot of Europe's periphery.
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  • Article / 5 hours ago

    FX Board: AUD ramps, CHF dumps

    Head of FX Strategy / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    FX Board: AUD ramps, CHF dumps
    AUD surges on the RBA rhetorical shift, but will AUDUSD soon find a ceiling? And all quiet on the news front for the Swiss franc, but EURCHF and USDCHF are trying to get back on the rally track, nonetheless, while the broad USD picture provides few takeaways.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 6 hours ago

    US economy hostage to presidential race

    The Telegraph
    While much of the globe flounders, the US recovery is the shining beacon that promises real hope for the future, writes Matthew Lynn. The shale gas boom, economic growth and tech titans striding across the international stage all form a compelling narrative that should help to power a global recovery with everything in place except for one thing - politics. Lynn says that the race for the White House is likely to prove to be a disaster for the US as the leading campaigners on the left and right - respectively Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump - formulate campaigns that could set the economy back a decade. And, says Lynn, if that's a disaster for the US economy, it's also likely to edge the globe nearer to the abyss.
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