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  • Article / Tuesday at 13:00 GMT

    Here's something else to worry about...

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    As markets brace for a Greek sovereign default within hours, nerves are on edge as the prospect of a Grexit looms closer. But that's not all we have to worry about. Fresh data from Eurostat reveals that Eurozone CPI barely budged in June. The spectre of deflation rears its ugly head once more.
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    goldfinger goldfinger
    Greece has certainly been a distraction for far too long, and whilst I don't want to be rude about the Greek population in general. How did they...
    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
    They believed the myths the Syriza spread during the election. They thought that PASOK and New Democracy had got nowhere so let the left wing have a...
    goldfinger goldfinger
    Clearly Syriza now understand that behaving like spoilt children doesn't work. I listened to Junker yesterday on CNBC and clearly all and sundry have bent over backwards....
  • Squawk / Tuesday at 9:09 GMT
    Head of Macro Strategy / Saxo Bank
    Euro area inflation has ticked lower, but unemployment is unchanged:

    Inflation cooled a bit in the euro area in June, according to a preliminary Eurostat estimate. Consumer prices are up 0.2% in June compared to the same month a year ago - when oil prices started their descent - while core consumer prices are up 0.8%. Both figures were expected and come on the back of prints of 0.3% and 0.9%, respectively, in May. A lower base effect (due to oil prices) may help push inflation up a bit in the second half of the year, but inflation will stay low as spare capacity is plentiful.

    The unemployment rate is unchanged this month at 11.1% - highlighting the amount of spare capacity. The unemployment rate is so far down only 1 percentage point from the peak in 2013 despite two years of (admittedly modest) growth. Employment is growing though.

    EURUSD is trading down 0.7% at 1.1160 so far today.
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    hercial Vitalis hercial Vitalis
    I believe an agrrement with Greece will be forged by month end
  • Article / Friday at 3:54 GMT

    BoJ happy to talk, just not about easing

    Managing Director / Technical Research Limited
    New Zealand
    Japan's CPI came in at 0.1%, and the 2% target remains elusive. A recent report from the IMF states that the BoJ needs to stand ready for further easing and provide stronger guidance to markets. While there is no indication, the BoJ agrees with the former advice, it has adopted the second and will now release forecasts for economic activity and inflation on a quarterly basis rather than semi-annually.
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  • Calendar event / 25 June 2015 at 23:30 GMT
    High Japan Overall CPI (on year)
    Med Japan Core CPI (on year)
    Med Japan Overall CPI (on month)
  • Calendar event / 25 June 2015 at 23:30 GMT

    JP CPI (Tokyo), CPI ex-Food (Tokyo)

    Med Tokyo Core CPI (on year)
    Med Tokyo Overall CPI (on year)
    Med Tokyo Overall CPI (on month)