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22.01.2016

Ecb: Draghi's pledge to act relieves markets

The first 2016 Ecb meeting ended without any change to the monetary policy stance. But Mario Draghi is ready to act in the next assembly due on march 10. He didn't give any hint on what kind of actions the Ecb will choose but he is ready to tackle deflation.

 
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22.01.2016

Commodity: Barclays lowers oil and copper forecasts

The commodity market environment has deteriorated markedly in early 2016 and Barclays Capital has decided to reduce oil and copper forecasts as a result.

 
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22.01.2016

Greece: repeat drama plays on politics

Greece managed to receive all the first-tranche disbursements of its third bailout programme only after extended negotiations and by pushing back on the severest reforms. Nonetheless

 
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22.01.2016

Forex markets, after EBC eyes on the FED

We have revised some of our EM projections lower (COP, MXN, RUB and ZAR) as our risk-bearish FX trading strategy is paying larger dividends than we anticipated early in the year. Leaving short-term relief rallies aside, we expect the EM and commodity-currency block to remain weak. This trading strategy is built on the Fed’s reaction function and Asian data. Next week’s Fed meeting will be the key event. Risky assets are for sale in markets, volatility is high and there are risks that global economic weakness will spill further into the US economy. With only one rate hike priced in for this year, the Fed may find communication difficult without signalling a disappointing ‘one and done’ approach.  

 
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22.01.2016

Policy risks emerge as key to Outlook on Central And Eastern European sovereign ratings 

"The outlook balance for the region overall is negative, largely because of policy risks", said Standard & Poor's Ratings Services  in its latest review of Central and Eastern European (CEE) sovereign ratings outlooks

 
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22.01.2016

Comments on ECB meeting and global fixed income themes 

2016 has, so far, been a volatile and tumultuous year for financial markets. Only three weeks in, we have already seen a multitude of news events causing risk aversion to spike. These include, to name just a few, the tumbling price of oil, a myriad of different policy moves from the Chinese authorities, conflicting indicators of Chinese economic growth and subsequent fears of slower global growth, yet more idiosyncratic corporate events and geopolitical events.  

 
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22.01.2016

Markets rebound! Oil and Draghi pull equities off their lows  

Markets rebound! Oil and Draghi pull equities off their lows  

 
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20.01.2016

Seeking shelter from the storm: the selloff continues

Stocks continued to plummet last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 2.19% to close the week at 15,988, while the S&P 500 Index declined 2.18% to 1,880, and the Nasdaq Composite Index fell 3.34% to 4,488. In fixed income, the yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury fell from 2.11% to 2.03% as its price rose.

 
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19.01.2016

ECB: January Bank Lending Survey goes to the right direction, no trigger for Draghi

The ECB's January Bank Lending Survey continues to go in the right direction and doesn’t give Draghi much ammunition for further easing on Thursday

 
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18.01.2016

Financial Markets: 10 surprises for 2016

Not only China and oil price. 10 risks that coul increase pressing on the stock markets in 2016

 
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