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Morning comment: Japanese inflation & flash PMIs

Chris Scicluna
  • Ahead of today's euro area flash PMIs, Japan's inflation data remain subdued while the flash manufacturing PMIs were a mixed bag. 

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Morning comment: Brexit, BoE, French sentiment & Kiwi GDP

Chris Scicluna

After yesterday's UK parliament vote left open the possibility of a 'no-deal' Brexit, today's focus will be the BoE, while a French business survey hinted at a stabilisation of sentiment and Kiwi GDP aligned with market (if not RBNZ) expectations. 

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Morning comment: Japanese sentiment, Sintra policy panel & Brexit vote

Chris Scicluna

Ahead of this afternoon's Sintra 'policy panel' and evening Brexit vote, today's Japanese Reuters tankan provided cause for cautious optimism as markets regained their poise. 

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The week ahead, w/c 18 June 2018

Chris Scicluna
  • After last week's key Fed and ECB announcements, Draghi and Powell will be ina ction in Sintra, while the OPEC meeting and German and UK politics should be closely watched too.  Japan's latest trade report kicked off the week's data-flow.

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Morning comment: No surprises from the BoJ

Chris Scicluna
  • Draghi’s dovish tightening yesterday continues to resonate, but today’s BoJ announcement provided no surprises.

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