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13.04.2016

Tesco, first quarter sales growth after three years

For the first since three years, Tesco reported its first quarter of underlying UK sales growth on Wednesday, but warned it was still battling in a price war which would pressure operating profits in the current year.

 
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13.04.2016

Wells Fargo energy investment unit faces losses

Well Fargo was one the shareholders of Cubic Energy Inc, which bankruptcy plan took effect on March 1,  the Dallas-based oil and gas company wiped out. The bank had a nearly 10 percent stake in Cubic Energy at the end of 2015, worth more than $25 million at the company's peak, through a private equity-style unit called Wells Fargo Energy Capital.

 
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13.04.2016

Two Fed bank heads support rate hike

The heads of two regional Federal Reserve banks backed an interest rate increase ahead of the Fed's March meeting as an strengthening economy added to sentiment to tighten monetary policy. The heads of the Richmond and Kansas City Fed supported a quarter point lift in the main lending rates for banks "in light of continued improvements in labour market conditions and expectations that inflation would rise," according to minutes of the Fed's March meeting. Recent signs that US inflation is accelerating lay the groundwork for the US central bank to hike interest rates, Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker said. The Fed should proceed with its earlier plan to raise interest rates four times this year.

 
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12.04.2016

About the Swiss Franc Performance

An interview with Ulrich Leuchtmann, Head of Currency Strategy at Commerzbank, on Swiss Franc

 
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07.04.2016

FOCUS ON: Negative Side Effects of NIRP and ZIRP (W. Snyder)

The World Gold Council has examined the situation created by NIRP and ZIRP (Gold in a World of Negative Interest Rates – March 2016) and comes to the unsurprising conclusion that demand for gold is favored by a negative interest rate environment.

 
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07.04.2016

USDJPY, DAX, STOXX50, US earnings...

The Greenback continued on its descending route with the USDJPY breaching well below 110 and EURUSD hitting a new high since October 2015 at 1.1454. The Fed minutes largely confirmed that there will not be a rate rise in April, and little prospect for a hike in June.

 
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07.04.2016

Fed interest rate hike in April is highly unlikely, minutes show

 
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05.04.2016

Yellen’s dovish message was so powerful that even the strong economic data released

Ongoing accommodation will be needed to run the economy a little hot and push inflation expectations higher. Whether they read footnote eight or not, market participants seem to have heeded the message.

 
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05.04.2016

China: for Standard&Poor's is quiet for now, but more reforms needed

China continues to dominate discussions of the Asia-Pacific (and, at times, global) economic and financial landscape. But the story has changed. Markets have now shifted their focus to the Chinese currency markets, with the macroeconomic story relegated to a secondary plot.

 
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05.04.2016

Europe: S&P's, TLTRO II is coming up and the ECB is ready to lend at negative rates

 
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