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Morning comment: Chinese trade, EA IP & RBA FSR

Chris Scicluna
Emily Nicol
Mantas Vanagas
  • Despite gaining a boost from a stronger Chinese trade report, Chinese equities ended the day on the back foot. A quieter end to the week will bring just euro area IP figures and US consumer confidence. 

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Morning comment: Brexit delay & Chinese inflation

Chris Scicluna
Emily Nicol
Mantas Vanagas
  • The EU's agreement to a Brexit delay had little market impact overnight but European bonds have opened lower having yesterday made gains in response to Draghi's dovish talk. Meanwhile, the latest inflation data from China, Germany and France all aligned with expectations. 

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Morning comment: Japanese orders & French IP ahead of ECB & Brexit summit

Chris Scicluna
Emily Nicol
Mantas Vanagas
  • Amid a mixed session for markets in the Asia-Pacific, Japanese machine orders data disappointed ahead of a busy day for eocncomic news, including US CPI and UK GDP data, the latest ECB policy announcement and FOMC minutes, and the EU Brexit Summit that will decide to extend the UK's Article 50 deadline.

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Morning comment: Brexit diplomacy, UK retail & Aussie home loans

Chris Scicluna
Emily Nicol
Mantas Vanagas
  • Ahead of what should prove an eventful Wednesday, Asian markets were quiet while the latest UK retail survey was downbeat and Aussie home loans remained well down on their level a year ago.

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The week ahead, w/c 8 April 2019

Chris Scicluna
Emily Nicol
Mantas Vanagas

Despite a supportive US labour market report on Friday, most Asian equity markets slipped back today while the Japanese dataflow brought several downbeat economic sentiment surveys. Looking ahead, the key day is Wednesday, with a number of top-tier data releases, the altest ECB policy announcement and another all-important EU Summit on Brexit. 

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