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Morning comment: Brexit summit, Japanese trade and Aussie labour market

Mantas Vanagas
Emily Nicol
  • Asian markets weakened, while US Treasury yields and US dollar moved higher as FOMC minutes suggested that a number of the committee members expected US monetary policy to move into restrictive territory.

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Morning comment: Euro area & UK inflation, Fed minutes

Chris Scicluna
Mantas Vanagas
  • With market mood improved on the back of US earnings, attention shifts to inflation data from the UK and euro area, the latest Fed minutes and this evening's Brexit EU Summit.

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Morning comment: China & NZ prices, Japan visitors

Chris Scicluna
Emily Nicol

A slightly better market mood as US-Saudi tensions ease, while Chinese inflation broadly met expectations, Kiwi inflation surprised on the upside, and Japanese foreign visitor numbers disappointed. 

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The week ahead: Brexit, Japan inflation, China GDP

Chris Scicluna
Emily Nicol
  • Judging by how the major markets have re-opened in Asia this week, investors are sceptical that Friday’s rally on Wall Street can be sustained. Meanwhile, Brexit will dominate attention in the UK, while a busy week for economic data includes Japanese inflation, Chinese GDP, and, today, US retail sales. 

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Morning comment: China trade & Japan services

Chris Scicluna
Emily Nicol
  • The market tone improves at last thanks not least to China’s trade report, but Japan’s tertiary activity data add to evidence of a soft Q3 for GDP.

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