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Morning comment: Japan spending, China CPI & French IP

Chris Scicluna
Emily Nicol
Mantas Vanagas
  • Despite a more dovish set of Fed minutes, some broadly positive Japanese data and a drop in Chinese CPI, Asian markets today had a less upbeat tone. French IP figures resumed the of negative euro area economic data. 

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Morning comment: Japan labour earnings & German trade

Chris Scicluna
Emily Nicol
Mantas Vanagas
  • Another positive session in Asian markets buoyed by the extended US-China trade talks and reports of policy initiatives to boost Chinese consumption.  But while Japanese labour earnings data provided encouragement too, the latest German trade figures maintained the run of disappointing euro area economic reports.

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Morning comment: German IP & Japan Confidence

Chris Scicluna
Mantas Vanagas
Emily Nicol
  • Despite further gains yesterday in US equities, today's Asian markets were mixed while Germany's IP data seriously disappointed. 

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The week ahead, w/c 7 January 2019

Chris Scicluna
Emily Nicol
Mantas Vanagas
  • The market mood in Asia was unsurprisingly more upbeat after Friday's events in the US. The euro area dataflow started the week with a mixed bag of results from Germany, however, while Japan's latest services survey was weaker than of late.  

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Morning comment: Asian PMIs, Euro CPI, US jobs

Chris Scicluna
Emily Nicol
Mantas Vanagas
  • After yesterday's torrid time in the US, Japanese markets reopened for the year with equities significantly weaker and 10Y JGB yields firmly in negative territory. But news on trade talks gave a boost to Chinese markets, which should follow through to Western markets today. Euro area inflation, the UK services PMI and US johbs report take centre-stage on a busy day for new economic data. 

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