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Morning comment: Italian deficit and UK labour market

Mantas Vanagas
Emily Nicol
  • BTP spread over Bunds continued to widen this morning ahead of today’s deadline for the Italian government to submit its updated fiscal plans to the European Commission. The data flow from the major economies brings only the UK labour market figures.

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The week ahead, w/c 12 November 2018

Mantas Vanagas
Grant Lewis
  • Brexit negotiations and Italian budget will probably keep financial markets on their toes this week, but the economic data flow will be worth following too.

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Morning comment: FOMC, RBA and Japan, euro area & UK data releases

Mantas Vanagas
Emily Nicol
  • As expected, the Fed announcement signalled no changes to the policy outlook, which weighed on sentiment in Asian markets.  Japanese consumption and French IP were weaker in September, while the UK data focus will be Q3 GDP. 

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Morning comment: Japan machine orders, China and German trade

Mantas Vanagas
Emily Nicol
  • Today’s data focus was on the machine orders data from Japan and the China trade figures, while the FOMC policy announcement is set to be a non-event.

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Morning comment: US elections, Japan and Kiwi labour market

Mantas Vanagas
Emily Nicol
  • US mid-term election results indicate that the Democrats regained control of the House, but the GOP maintained its majority in the Senate.

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