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Japan's inflationary pressures remain muted

Emily Nicol
  • Despite the strong signal that the ECB will unveil an extensive easing package in September, European and US equities made losses yesterday. And this set the tone in Asian markets today, while Japan’s Tokyo CPI figures suggested that inflationary pressures remained subdued at the start of Q3.

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All eyes on the ECB

Emily Nicol
  • Aussie government bonds rose to record highs overnight following dovish comments from RBA Governor Lowe. Of course, all eyes today will be on the ECB’s policy decision and President Draghi’s post-meeting press conference.

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Flash PMIs to signal underwhelming economic momentum

Emily Nicol
  • Asian equity markets maintained an upwards trend as reports suggested the high-level trade talks between the US and China would resume next week.

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Japanese wages weaker again

Emily Nicol
  • Japanese equities reversed yesterday's losses despite some downwardly revised Japanese wage figures. Meanwhile, politics will dominate the news flow in the UK today as Boris Johnson looks set to be confirmed as Theresa May's successor. 

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Abe's wins Upper House election again

Emily Nicol
Chris Scicluna
  • Japan’s Upper House election provided no major surprises, with Abe’s ruling coalition maintaining a comfortable majority. But it fell short of the two-thirds ‘super-majority’ required to deliver on his ambition to revise the constitution. Politics will be the focus in the UK this week with Boris Johnson likely to become the new Prime Minister, while all eyes will be on Thursday’s ECB announcement.

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