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Morning comment, 27 Nov 18

Chris Scicluna
Emily Nicol
Mantas Vanagas
  • Monday's positive tone on Wall Street followed through to many markets in Asia despite further barbs from Trump on Chinese trade policy and another inconsequential government meeting on Italian fiscal policy. 

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The week ahead, w/c 26 Nov

Chris Scicluna
Emily Nicol
Mantas Vanagas
  • An improved market tone ahead of an eventful week of monetary policy commentary, Xi-Trump talks, an Italian budget revision, more Brexit noise, and plenty of top-tier economic data.

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Morning comment: Euro area flash PMIs, German GDP & Brexit

Chris Scicluna
Emily Nicol
  • While Japanese markets are closed for the Labour Thanksgiving holiday, Asian markets picked up the baton of negativity from European markets yesterday. Datawise, the focus will be on euro area flash PMIs, while Brexit will remain centre stage. 

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Morning comment: Japan CPI, ECB account & Brexit

Chris Scicluna
Mantas Vanagas
  • Markets are broadly stable this morning after a more positive session yesterday and with the US closed for Thanksgiving. Japan's latest inflation data broadly met expectations while the failure of May and Juncker to reach a Brexit breakthrough yesterday evening was no show-stopper. 

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Morning comment: Italy & Brexit

Chris Scicluna
Mantas Vanagas

A better tone to markets this morning, despite yesterday's combative report from the US Trade Representative on Chinese technology transfer and intellectual property. The Commission's opinion on Italy's revised budget plans is due this morning ahead of the latest May-Juncker bilateral on Brexit this evening.  

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