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  • Article / 16 March 2017 at 8:00 GMT

    Morning Markets: China follows Fed with own rate hike

    Saxo Bank
    Norway
    Morning Markets: China follows Fed with own rate hike
    The People's Bank of China swiftly raised rates on its short-term funding operations for banks after the US Federal Reserve hiked the Fed funds rate by a quarter point. Perceived Fed dovishness sparked a rise in US stocks, which spilled over into Asian equity markets on Thursday. Commodities rallied in Asia after the Fed's hike.
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  • Article / 09 January 2017 at 8:00 GMT

    Morning Markets: Eurozone confidence on the mend?

    Editor / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Morning Markets: Eurozone confidence on the mend?
    The mood was cautiously upbeat in Asian markets today, driven by gains on Wall Street on Friday. While there were modest gains on some Asian bourses, and Australia's S&P/ASX200 surged sharply higher. Meanwhile, today's focus is on the Eurozone where unemployment is expected to hold steady as confidence climbs.
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  • 06 January
    andrewloz andrewloz
    GBPUSD commentary not updated for today?
    06 January
    Michael O'Neill Michael O'Neill
    andrewioz: So sorry, sir. I had a brain freeze. the edit is coming shortly
  • Article / 22 November 2016 at 13:00 GMT

    US Election: China's Trump risk — the wrong doomsday

    Managing Director / Asia-analytica Research
    China
    US Election: China's Trump risk — the wrong doomsday
    Trump’s campaign promise to change tax laws to reward American companies that repatriate capital is a bigger threat to the Chinese economy than an actual as opposed to rhetorical US-China trade war. And Chinese moves to avoid last-minute liquidation of its US Treasury holdings means markets will see selling pressure from China in the coming months.
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    22 November
    Jim Earls Jim Earls
    Most American companies took on huge debt since 2009 to do share buybacks. Repatriation of capital will do little to change the current over leveraged situation....
    22 November
    Pauline Loong Pauline Loong
    This is not about American company leverage. This is about capital outflows from China. If US companies decide they are not making that much money in China...
  • Article / 21 November 2016 at 2:10 GMT

    Morning Report APAC: USD keeps on keeping on

    APAC Sales Trading Desk / Saxo Capital Markets
    Singapore
    Morning Report APAC: USD keeps on keeping on
    The USD continues its resurgence this morning, breaking records against all major currencies. Meanwhile oil has gained nearly 1% and the prospect of a Trump-inspired infrastructure spend is pumping up yields. Traders say a December hike is an almost total certainty.
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  • Article / 27 October 2016 at 12:43 GMT

    Downside up, upside down?

    Head of Trading / The ECU Group plc
    United Kingdom
    Downside up, upside down?
    Better-than-expected advance third-quarter GDP data from the UK further strengthens the view that the UK has reached the floor in monetary policy, while markets now see a 70% likelihood of a Fed hike by year-end. But the Fed's intentions of monetary normalisation remain subject to significant risks, including the outcome of the US presidential election.
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